SEASIDE, Calif., August 17, 2017 – California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) will begin welcoming students back to campus Friday, August 18, 2017. Classes officially begin on Wednesday, August 23, but all incoming, first-year students are required to attend four days of orientation called “Otter Days,” starting Friday, August 18.
Otter Days give new students an opportunity to gain familiarity with the resources available at CSUMB and build a network of supportive advisors and peers to ensure academic success before classes begin. New students and families will arrive August 18th and be welcomed together at a parent and family reception.
Full time enrollment for the 2017-18 academic year is expected to be roughly 7,200 students supported by about 1,000 faculty and staff. With plans for growth to 12,700 students over the next decade, as outlined in CSUMB’s Master Plan, several new buildings are already under construction or will begin construction this fall.