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
Starting Monday, November 28, 2022, 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). To receive a single rapid test, arrive at the exterior of building 80 and call the CHC at 831-582-3965.
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:
- Visiting campus health care settings, including Bldg 80 Health and Wellness Services, and the COVID-19 testing site in the Otter Student Union, room 210.
- You are COVID-19 positive or have symptoms of COVID-19 and living in student housing.
- Exposed to a COVID-19 positive person, are asymptomatic or have symptoms of COVID-19, are awaiting test results, or fulfilling an isolation period.
- Any place where official signs indicate masking is required.
Register your vaccination status
All students are required to submit their vaccination or exemption documents to the CSUMB Otter Vaccination Registry (OVR). If you have updates to your vaccination status, resubmit new vaccination documents to the Otter Vaccination Registry.
- 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. Students can now make a Tele-medicine appointment through the CHC’s online scheduling system.
- 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
- Go to the Campus Health Center webpage to Make an Appointment.
If you test positive for COVID-19 in a testing site off campus, fill out the COVID-19 Positive Reporting Form, and you will be contacted and provided isolation information by an Exposure Tracing Analyst.
If you were in close contact with a positive case, you are also asked to submit a C19 Positive Reporting Form and the Exposure Tracing Analyst will contact you to determine if you are considered a close contact.
COVID-19 positive students will inform the faculty member that they will be out of their in-person course for up to two weeks. Only if the student is too ill to contact each of their faculty, the Care Team will contact the faculty members.
Returning to class after COVID-19 recovery
A student may complete the Monterey County Health Department’s self-attestation form to demonstrate they have ended their isolation period. When returning to class after the isolation period, faculty should not ask students for proof of recovery or proof of a negative COVID-19 test. If a student is asked for proof of a negative COVID-19 test, they should notify the college dean's office.
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.