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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!

Online Orientation

Fall 2019 Orientation dates have all passed! If you were not able to attend orientation, please review the schedules and information below to see what you may have missed. You will now be required to complete the online orientation experience. To access the online orientation program, click the link at the button below and log in using your Otter ID and password.

All students have access to the online orientation experience! If you attended an in person session and would still like to complete the online orientation experience, simply click the link below and log in to access the course.

Access Online Orientation

Otter Days

Otter Days is an extension of your orientation and transition experience. At Otter Days, new students will be added to a group of students from their cohort (freshmen with freshmen, transfers with transfers) to navigate the week of welcome programs and events. You won't want to miss this great opportunity to dive in to the CSUMB experience! Click the links below to review the schedule and register today.

2019 Orientation Leaders: "Thank you, First Year Experience, Orientation 2019"

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