New Student Otter Orientation

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!

Spring 2022 Orientation

Spring 2022 Orientation will take place in two parts: a virtual session in December, and an in person session in January. Both sessions are mandatory for all new students for Spring 2022. Click the link below to review detailed information about Spring 2022 Orientation. Every student will also be given information about how to register and prepare through their emails. Questions? Email Orientation


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 Orientation.


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

Contact Orientation

Phone: 831-582-4693

Email: Send an email

Building: Otter Student Union

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

Virtual office hours: Thursday and Friday