CSUMB Bucket List

Make your experience at CSUMB a memorable one by exploring all that CSUMB and the Monterey Peninsula has to offer! Complete all 40 items on the lists and email the CSUMB Orientation office at orientation@csumb.edu confirming that you have your pictures, ticket stubs, etc. so that we can schedule a time to meet with you in the Student Center, Room 159 to congratulate you with a piece of CSUMB swag!

Take a trip with outdoor recreation and fellow fellow otters! #11

Take a trip with outdoor recreation to explore some amazing places with fellow otters! #11

Visit any of the surrounding beaches to see our mascot live and in action!

Visit any of the surrounding beaches to see our mascot live and in action! #9

Take a pic with MONTE REY!! #4

Take a pic with MONTE REY! #4

  1. Attend an Otter Days event to kick off the academic year
  2. Catch a wave or some rays at Marina State Beach
  3. Volunteer through the Catalyst Center
  4. Get your photo taken with Monte Rey
  5. Join one of CSUMB's 100+ Student Organization - you can learn more at Otter Showcase!
  6. Attend the President's Lecture Series
  7. Visit the Alvarado Street Farmers Market in Monterey on Tuesday evening
  8. Soak up the sun on the Main Quad
  9. See an actual otter in the Monterey Bay
  10. Vote for your student leaders in the Associated Student election
  11. Take a trip with Outdoor Recreation
  12. Try one of the local noodle restaurants
  13. Take a walk through our very own Splash Mountain, Chapman Science Center
  14. Sit on or rub the Clint Eastwood boulders near the Alumni Visitor Center (AVC) for good luck!
  15. Attend a Concert sponsored by Otter Student Union (OSU)
  16. Enroll in a fitness class, or use the facilities at the Kelp Bed (Otter Sports Complex)
  17. Witness the basketball team begin their season at Midnight Madness
  18. Eat at Monte's, located in the University Center (UC)
  19. Attend a Capstone Showcase (other than your own)
  20. Use a free pass to go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium with friends
  21. Wear CSUMB gear to class on Fridays to show your Otter Pride
  22. Attend one of Monterey's many cultural festivals
  23. Challenge friends to billiards or ping pong at the Student Center
  24. Listen to or share your own talents at an RHA Open Mic Night event
  25. Meet the university president
  26. Study Abroad or become an Otter Buddy to an international student. Contact educationabroad@csumb.edu for more information.
  27. Try some of Monterey's famous clam chowder
  28. Attend a graduation ceremony (other than your own)
  29. Visit the Center for Advising, Career, and Student Success
  30. Sneak a picture of one of the friendly campus raccoons or turkeys
  31. Use the MST for free to head over to Cannery Row for some sightseeing
  32. Donate blood or volunteer at a campus blood drive
  33. Run, walk, or bike the Fort Ord trails
  34. Get a cup of coffee or a smoothie at the Library Cafe
  35. Take a class that interests you and has nothing to do with your major
  36. Utilize one of the two world class disc golf courses on campus
  37. Find the perfect study spot at the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library
  38. Take a boat ride in the Monterey Bay
  39. Find your favorite mural on campus
  40. Choose your own adventure!