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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!

Fall 2020 Orientation Registration

Click the button below to register for and get more information about Fall 2020 Orientation.

Fall 2020 Orientation Registration Info
2019 Orientation Leaders: "Thank you, First Year Experience, Orientation 2019"

Online Orientation

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.

**Note: Online orientation is not a replacement for in person orientation. Attendance at orientation all students is mandatory. If you are unable to attend due to extenuating circumstances, please reach out to our office directly.

Access Online Orientation

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