Tri-County 6th-graders make the ‘University Promise’

Students take the university promise

SEASIDE, Ca., Dec. 5, 2016 – Roughly 3,100 6th-graders will make a promise to attend college Dec. 4-8, 2017 as a part of the 8th annual University Promise program at CSUMB. The University Promise is a 5-day event intended to encourage students from the tri-county region to stay in school, graduate high school and attend college.

Hosted by CSUMB’s Office of Admissions, University Promise is one of many programs at CSUMB with the shared goal of guiding students through their K-12 years, helping them transition into college and earn a college degree. Early outreach and support programs such as University Promise support CSUMB’s commitment to the local community.

CSUMB President Eduardo M. Ochoa addressed the students in an opening ceremony encouraging them that college is in their future. "I'm here to tell you that each and every one of you can get a college degree,” said Ochoa. “At CSUMB, we exist to help students like you attend a university. We are here to make educational opportunity a reality to all of you so you can attend college and reach your full potential.”

Students will visit CSUMB and take the University Promise December 4-8, 2017. Photos and video from the opening ceremony are available on CSUMB’s Flickr and YouTube.