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Campus and Student Life

We believe your experience at CSUMB is about the time you spend in the classroom, the people you interact with, and the involvement opportunities you take advantage of. All of these will transform yourself, others, and the world around you. Your experience through reflection will inspire success.

We call ourselves The Raft — a group of Otters who hold hands in support of each other. We recognize that we may be afloat at sea right now, waiting to see where the tide takes us. But we know we will be back on campus — back in the safe and supportive place we call home — very soon. Until then, we encourage you to be a part of our virtual Raft. We are thrilled to have you join us, to take part in our traditions, and to enjoy all the exciting activities and resources CSUMB has to offer.

Campus Traditions

Don't miss out on your opportunities to rep your Otter Pride and join the RAFT in our favorite CSUMB traditions. From Otter Days to Commencement, your memories at CSUMB will last a lifetime.

Fitness and Recreation

Students, staff, and faculty can stay active and fit through our recreational programs and facilities. We have a challenge course, gym and pool, plus organized group activities such as surfing, kayaking, mountain biking, and intramural sports.

Health and Wellness Services

Our Health & Wellness Services include the Campus Health Center, the Personal Growth & Counseling Center, Campus Chaplaincy, and Student Disability Resources.

Housing

Students can live on campus in our residence halls, suites, and apartments. There are several dining venues on campus and meal plans are available for campus residents and commuters.

Otter Student Union

OSU includes the Otter Cross Cultural Center, A/V Technical Services, our beautiful facility, and so much more!

Student Engagement and Organizations

Student engagement has a critical role in ensuring the education & development of the whole student and achieving the academic mission of our campus. We provide a wide array of programs, campus events, leadership initiatives, and civic engagement opportunities to support students’ collegiate endeavors from orientation to graduation!

Safety

Campus safety is a high priority. Our Student Affairs staff and campus police work closely with the community to ensure a safe and secure campus.

Transportation

Getting around campus and into town is easy and you have a variety of transportation options. Learn more about cars, bikes, and buses on campus here.

World Theater

Enjoy captivating lectures, dance, jazz, theater, and film performances at the World Theater. These professional presentations celebrate different cultures with the campus and surrounding community.

Events

There are many campus traditions associated with being a CSUMB Otter! Check out this page to get started and make sure you complete all the items on the bucket list during your time at CSUMB!