Info for students
This page was updated on Dec. 7, 2022
We are committed to promoting academic excellence, wellness, and a sense of belonging while helping you create and achieve meaningful personal and professional goals. CSUMB will continue to provide the excellent service and engagement that makes us who we are as a university.
CSUMB asks that everyone help us keep our community safe by getting vaccinated and boosted as soon as possible.
Guidelines to support each Otter
Contact Basic Needs
Basic Needs has support resources for students. The Basic Needs Emergency Fund provides CSUMB students with small grants because of a crisis or catastrophic event. For more information on the emergency fund, basic needs resources, or to make a donation, please visit Basic Needs.
Get tested when recommended
Employees and students who were exposed to a COVID-19 positive person or are symptomatic may request a single, self-administering rapid test from the Campus Health Center (CHC).
COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing is available at the CHC by appointment
Use personal protective measures
CSUMB moved to a mask-friendly campus policy on Sep. 12, 2022. Anyone who chooses to wear a mask in most indoor spaces is welcome and encouraged to do so.
Masking is still required when:
- Face masks are required for patients with respiratory symptoms when accessing health care services at the Campus Health Center in Bldg 80. Masks are available.
- Living in student housing and are symptomatic and awaiting test results and when COVID-19 positive and fulfilling an isolation period
- Exposed to a COVID-19 positive person, are asymptomatic or symptomatic, and are awaiting test results
- Any place where official signs indicate masking is required
- Health and Wellness Services (HWS)
HWS continues to support CSUMB students from a distance through TeleMental Health, TeleMedicine, and Zoom/calls/emails.
- Mental health support: Call the Personal Growth and Counseling Center (PGCC) at 831-582-3969 to inquire about a brief counseling screening appointment. After-hours support is available by calling the same PGCC number.
- Need medical attention: Call the Campus Health Center (CHC) at 831-582-3965 with any health-related questions or Make an Appointment.
- Academic and personal support accommodations: Call Student Disability and Accessibility Center (SDAC) (SDR) at 831-582-3672 or email to connect with an SDR advisor.
- HWS launched You@CSUMB, an anonymous, online well-being platform, to help students engage with a variety of resources. This is your space to check in with yourself, set goals, and explore personalized resources created specifically for you. You can create a completely confidential account with your campus credentials and begin exploring the portal today. Here are just a few of the things that YOU@CSUMB can help with, immediately:
- Tips to adjust to virtual learning
- Coping with stress and anxiety
- Maintaining and growing social connections
If you test positive for COVID-19 in a testing site off campus, fill out the C19 Positive Reporting Form, and you will be contacted and provided isolation information by an Exposure Tracing Analyst.
COVID-19 positive students should inform their faculty that they may be out of their in-person course for up to 10 days. The Care Team is available to contact a student's faculty only if the student is too ill to make contact.
Returning to class after COVID-19 recovery/excused Absence confirmation
Students may present the Exposure Tracer email confirming their isolation to their faculty as confirmation that they were instructed by Health and Wellness Services to isolate between 5 to 10 days based on the alleviation of their symptoms.
Update Emergency Contact Information
We want to make sure we have the most up-to-date emergency contact information for our students. Please take a few minutes to update your emergency contacts in OASIS.