Welcome to CSUMB!
Welcome to California State University Monterey Bay! We are excited to welcome you to our campus where over 7,500 students combine to form an amazingly involved and diverse Otter family. CSUMB is a great place to be and we can't wait to tell and show you more about our university at New Student Otter Orientation!
We are excited that you are about to become a fellow Otter and will be joining us here at CSUMB! Each semester the campus community presents New Student Otter Orientation to ensure your transition to CSUMB is successful.
Orientation provides new students an opportunity to meet with an advisor, learn about campus and community involvement, and answer any questions you may have about CSUMB!
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Mission of New Student Otter Orientation
New Student Otter Orientation aims to include all new first time (First Years and Transfers) students, and their families/supporters as they acclimate and transition into the CSUMB community. By collaborating with campus partners, we will expose all new students to the resources available to them, providing social, academic, and campus integration in order to focus on student success and retention.
New Student Otter Orientation Values
- Student Success
- Holistic Development
New Student Otter Orientation Learning Outcomes
After attending New Student Otter Orientation, new students, their families/supporters will be:
- Knowledgeable about resources on campus and ways to be involved in co-curricular programs
- Empowered to navigate academic registration and requirements
- Connected to a network of staff and faculty as well as experienced and new students
Note: The following programs have their own orientations:
- CS Online
- 2+2+1 Teacher Pathway Program (Hartnell Partnership)
- Graduate programs & Credential programs
- International programs
Students enrolled in these programs should not sign-up for New Student Otter Orientation and instead, contact your program!