First Year Experience

Transfer Students

Welcome to the Raft!

We are excited that you are about to become a fellow Otter, joining an amazingly involved and diverse community of over 7,500 students. CSUMB is a great place to live and learn. We can not wait to show you more about the university and ensure your successful transition at New Student Otter Orientation! Your session is designed to help you begin to feel at home on campus and help you become familiar with the wide range of academic opportunities that are available.

Keep an Eye on Your Email

Tuesdays with Monte is your weekly email guiding you through your transition to California State University, Monterey Bay. The campus will share important action items and deadlines, introduce you to campus resources and activities, and put you in touch with people here to support your success.

Winter Orientation 2022
Winter Orientation 2022

Part I: On-Campus

Your one-day on-campus orientation will help you connect with campus resources, meet new peers and fellow classmates, hear from an Academic Advisor, and develop connections with fellow students, staff, and faculty.

Orientation Dates

Registration opens on MyRaft on March 22. Student Orientation groups will be identified by major.

  • Thursday, July 13
  • Friday, July 14
  • Saturday, July 15
  • Monday, July 17

Part II: After Orientation

Complete your virtual training modules and pay your tuition and fees by July 31.

Part III: Officially Joining the Raft

Register for New Student Convocation and check out Otter Days!