First Year Experience

Welcome to Cal State 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!

Fall 2024 Orientation

Fall 2024 New Student Otter Orientation sessions will take place in Summer. Orientation sessions are mandatory for all new students for Fall 2024. Click the link below to review detailed information about Fall 2024 Orientation. Every student will also be given information about how to register and prepare through their email. Questions? Email Orientation


CSUMB works to make events accessible for all. If you need assistance due to a disability to attend the events, please contact us via email or call 831-582-4693 at least 10 days prior to the event. Please include the type of assistance you are requesting in your message.

Note: The following programs have their own orientations:

  1. Nursing
  2. CS Online
  3. Graduate programs & Credential programs
  4. International programs

Contact Orientation

Phone: 831-582-4693

Email: Send an email

Building: Otter Student Union, Room 305

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.