Extended Education and International Programs

International Programs

International/NSE Move-in & Orientation

Fall 2022

Move-in date: August 17

Please inform us immediately if you will not be arriving by August 17.

International students who will live on campus are scheduled to move into the 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, you will not be able to check in to your on-campus housing accommodations. If you have legitimate reason to arrive earlier than the housing move-in date, please notify us as soon as possible. Your room will not be ready to move into until that exact date because your housing contract begins on then.

Campus move in
  • Students who arrive to campus on their own should report directly to the Student Center (Building 12), 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.

Orientation: August 18-19

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.

Fall 2022 orientation handbook

  • Meet the International Programs 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 ID card
  • Take a campus tour
  • Ask questions!
International Student Orientation
    • 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. Wearing this name tag is mandatory wear throughout orientation. It will serve as a ticket to your free dinner, contains critical information about orientation sessions, housing assignment and CSUMB username card process, and important safety information.
    • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

    If you experience travel delays, please contact us immediately. You can email international@csumb.edu or contact us through phone, text, WhatsApp, or Signal at +1-831-582-7656.

  • 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