Student Life

Otter Be Involved

What is Otter Be Involved?

Otter Be Involved (OBI) is a weekly email sent to all students during the academic year. The email contains information about events, opportunities, scholarships, and general campus notifications available to all students.

Information that is typically not included in OBI is reoccurring general meetings, fundraisers, tabling, class projects, individual capstone projects, and non-affiliate ads.

How do I submit a request?

You may submit a request to OBI through the "Student Communications Request Form" or by emailing OBI.

You may also submit a request through our university's scheduling system, 25Live. When scheduling a space, there is an option under "categories" for "MC-Otter Be Involved" that will notify us that there is a request to have the information included.

Who can submit requests to OBI email messages?

All students, faculty, and staff can submit requests for Otter Be Involved.

Who can receive the OBI?

All students receive the OBI weekly. Faculty and staff must complete the "Otter Be Involved Faculty and Staff Sign-Up" to receive a forwarded copy of the OBI weekly email message. 

Required Information for Submission:

  • Time
  • Date
  • Location
  • 2-3 Sentence Blurb
  • Images (optional)
  • Links
  • Cost (if there is any)

In addition, this message is sent every Monday, please include when you would like to see the information included in messaging. The recommendation is to request your information run for 2 weeks before your event registration/sign-up deadline.

If you have an registration link created for your event through MyRaft or on the CSUMB events calendar, you may send the link with the date you would like the information included and skip the requirements above.