Welcome to California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB)!

We are excited that you will be joining us in the Fall of 2015! Each semester the campus community presents New Student Otter Orientation to ensure your transition to CSUMB is successful.

Orientation provides new students an opportunity to receive advising, register for classes, learn about campus and community involvement, and answer any questions you may have about the University.

In order to register for orientation complete the Enrollment Confirmation and provide a $100 Enrollment Deposit to the Office of Admissions. If the Enrollment Deposit is not paid, you will not be able to sign up for New Student Otter Orientation.

Once you have completed the Enrollment Confirmation, you will be sent an email from the office of Admissions with instructions on how to register for orientation. If you have any questions regarding the Enrollment Confirmation or the $100 Enrollment Deposit please contact the Office of Admissions at (831)582-3738.

Orientation Dates

Below are the dates of New Student Otter Orientation for Fall 2015:
*Please Note: Our two Saturday Freshman Orientation dates are not specifically for Spanish speaking families only. The sessions are no different except that we provide additional services for students who bring family & guests whose first language is Spanish. Those whose first language is not Spanish are still more than welcome to register for days with the extra Spanish services.*

Freshman Sessions:
Saturday, June 13 (Spanish-language Family & Guests Session)
Monday, June 15
Saturday, June 20 (Spanish-language Family & Guests Session)
Monday, June 22

Transfer Sessions:
Friday, June 12
Thursday, June 18
Friday, June 19

Last day to register is Sunday, May 31, 2015.

There is a cap of 225 students per orientation session on a first come, first serve basis. Students must pre-register, walk-ins will not be allowed. Transfer students, be sure to bring a copy (official or unofficial) of your transcripts to orientation.

Note: The following programs have their own New Student Orientations:

  1. Nursing
  2. CSIT Online
  3. Graduate programs
  4. Credential programs
  5. International programs

Students enrolled in these programs should not sign-up or pay for New Student Otter Orientation sessions listed above.

For More Information

Continue to check csumb.edu/orientation for updated information. Please note that orientation fees are non-refundable.

For the most up-to-date information, please follow CSUMB Orientation on Facebook and Twitter.

For disability accommodations, to request sign language interpreters, or for any questions, please promptly call (831) 582-4693 or email orientation@csumb.edu.

With Otter Pride,

Student Activities California State University, Monterey Bay
100 Campus Center, Student Center
Seaside, CA 93955
Phone: (831) 582-4693
Fax: (831) 582-4421
E-mail: orientation@csumb.edu

Contact Student Activities/Leadership

(831) 582-4693