International/NSE Move-in & Orientation

Fall 2019

Housing move-in: August 21st, 1-7 PM

You may arrive to campus 8 AM-7 PM

If you cannot arrive by August 21st , we also offer late move-in on August 22nd from 1 pm-7pm by appointment only. Please inform us immediately if you will not be arriving by August 21st.

International students who will live on campus are scheduled to move into their residence halls earlier than other student groups. This allows for attendance at special events, including International Student/NSE Orientation, and provides extra time to adjust to campus.

Please note that if you arrive earlier than the housing move-in date, ( prior to January 16th) you will not be able to check in to your on-campus housing accommodations. If you have legitimate reason to arrive earlier than January 16th, please notify us as soon as possible, because your housing contract begins on the housing move-in date, and your room will not be ready to move into until that date exactly.

Campus move in
Plan your arrival Directions to Campus

If I am arriving on my own, where should I go?

Students who arrive to campus on their own should report directly to the Student Center (Building 12) that is next to Starbucks, at the designated time on the scheduled move-in days. Student volunteers will greet you and assist you with housing move-in.

You are also welcome to stop by the International Programs office (Building 201, Room 207) between 8am-5pm for more information or help.

Mandatory Orientation: August 23rd , 2019, 8am-5pm

This will be your first chance to experience everything CSUMB has to offer! Orientation provides valuable information to ease your transition to campus and life in the USA. All new international students in F-1/J-1 status (including transfer students from other U.S. schools) and National Exchange students are required to attend mandatory orientation sessions.

  • Meet the International Center staff and other campus leaders
  • Review your immigration documents and how to maintain status (non- U.S. citizens)
  • Receive information about CSUMB and local community resources
  • Learn about and sign up for welcome events
  • Meet other new international and national exchange students
  • Learn about Health Insurance and the Campus Health Center
  • Meet with Academic departments
  • Get your CSUMB username Card
  • Take a campus tour
  • Ask Questions!
International Student Orientation

What to expect/bring

  • Bring your passport or state issued photo ID.
  • Please bring enough US dollars to pay for meals for the first 4 days of your stay. Only a few meals will be provided during orientation and students will be responsible for all other meals.
  • You will have an opportunity to pay tuition/fees and shop at the campus bookstore, so we suggest bringing your preferred method of payment with you, unless you have chosen to make your payments through Flywire (recommended).
  • You will receive orientation materials and a name tag when you arrive at housing check-in. This name tag will serve as a ticket to your free dinner, contains critical information about orientation sessions, housing assignment and CSUMB username card process, and contains important safety information, so it is mandatory that you wear this name tag through the duration of orientation.
  • If you are staying more than one semester, you will need to provide proof of immunization before your second semester begins. If you have already have proof of immunization, it will be easiest to bring this with you when you arrive.

Can my family come to orientation?

You are welcome to invite your family to our orientation events, and you may indicate this on your registration. Your family members will be responsible for arranging their own transportation and accommodations.

Early or late arrival & delays

If you arrive in Monterey before your scheduled arrival date, you will not be able to check in to your on-campus housing. You may choose to stay in a hotel at your own arrangement and cost. To search for the best hotel or hostel options, please visit:,, or any other online provider.

If you experience delays beyond your control on your day of travel, please let us know. We will try to assist you with a later move-in time, alternate transportation, and hotel arrangements (at your cost) if necessary.

You can call or leave a message at +1 (831) 582-4778. Please speak slowly and give your name and new arrival information CLEARLY!

After 7PM, you can call +1 831-582-7656

Hotels within 10 Miles of CSUMB

Howard Johnson Marina

Located 2.4 mi from CSUMB

Address: 416 Reservation Rd, Marina

Phone: (831) 883-8500

Holiday Inn Express: Hotel and Suites

Located 4.5 mi from CSUMB

Address: 189 Seaside Ave, Marina, CA 93933

Phone: (831) 884-2500

La Quinta Inn Monterey

Located 4.6 mi from CSUMB

Address: 2401 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA

Phone: (831) 373-7100

Comfort Inn Monterey Bay

Located 5.5 mi from CSUMB

Address: 2050 N. Fremont St. Monterey, CA

Phone: (831) 373-3081

Best Western

Located 5.7 mi from CSUMB

Address: 2141 Fremont St, Monterey, CA

Phone: (877) 722-3422

Hotel Abrego

Located 6.9 mi from CSUMB

Address: 755 Abrego St Monterey, CA

Phone: (831) 372-7551

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa

Located 6.9 mi from CSUMB

Address: 1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey, CA 93940

Phone: (831) 372-1234

SpringHill Suites by Marriott

Located 2.0 mi from CSUMB

Address: 215 10th Street Marina, CA

Phone: (831) 718-8540

Monterey Hostel

Located 7.8 mi from CSUMB

Address: 778 Hawthorne St Monterey, CA

Phone: (831) 649-0375

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