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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 show you more about the university at New Student Otter Orientation!

The orientation registration deadline has been extended to June 1, 2019! Click the link below to register for orientation. Dates will fill up, so be sure to register soon to get your desired date of orientation.

Register for Orientation

It is mandatory that all new students attend New Student Otter Orientation Prior to beginning their first semester at CSUMB. Students who attend orientation will receive early course registration. During New Student Otter Orientation, you will:

  • Learn about CSUMB policies, programs, and services
  • Hear about the benefits of being involved in the CSUMB community
  • Explore campus while meeting new peers and fellow classmates
  • Gain an on-campus connection through your Orientation Leader
  • Speak with an Academic Advisor from your major

Orientation Dates

All sessions are identical and you are only required to register for one. Keep in mind that space is limited and sessions will close due to capacity. We will honor the first come and first served system. If you need to change your date, please contact the orientation office.

Transfer Orientation Dates First Time Freshmen Orientation Dates
Thursday, June 20th, 2019 - Hartnell students are encouraged to select this dateMonday, June 24th, 2019
Friday, June 21st, 2019Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
Saturday, June 22nd, 2019Thursday, June 27th, 2019
Friday, June 28th, 2019 - Spanish Program Available for Supporters
Saturday, June 29th, 2019 - Spanish Program Available for Supporters

Preparing for Orientation

Day-Of Logistics

Early Start

Visit Early Start for information regarding the Early Start program.


For disability accommodations, to request sign language interpreters, or for any questions, etc., please inform us at least one month prior to your orientation session by calling us at (831) 582-4693 or by emailing

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact us at 831-582-4693 or

Monte getting ID card

Note: The following programs have their own orientations:

  1. Nursing
  2. CS Online
  3. 2+2+1 Teacher Pathway Program (Hartnell Partnership)
  4. Graduate programs & Credential programs
  5. International programs

New Student Otter Orientation

(831) 582-4693