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Student Life

First Year Experience

The First Year Experience office ensures that every new student experiences a positive orientation and transition to campus. Through events, shared resources, and communication, the FYE office works to empower and support every student to be successful and thrive. In addition to supporting new students' transitions, the FYE office also employs Otter Orientation Leaders, providing a high quality leadership and job opportunity to over 30 students each year.

Top 6 Ways to Get Involved

  • Wear CSUMB Colors on Monday
  • Explore RAFT Weekend
  • Join a Student Club
  • Peruse the Common Read
  • Attend Welcome Events
  • Finish the Bucket List Challenge


Contact First Year Experience

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