RAFT Weekend 2018

RAFT:
"Reunion And Family Traditions"

RAFT Weekend is our annual homecoming here at CSUMB! Every year we come together, as otters do, to form a raft as a campus community including students, staff, faculty, alumni, and family. Come join the RAFT and be part of a campus tradition!

Thursday, October 11, 2018 to Sunday, October 14, 2018

2018 RAFT weekend logo

Events

Wednesday, October 10

Spirit Competition

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
8:00am — 5:00pm

Who's got the most CSUMB spirit & pride? Decorate your residence hall or office. There will be two separate competitions for the most spirited residence hall as well as the most spirited office. Register below! The winners will win the Spirit trophy!

Register Here!

RAFT Crafts

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
11:00am — 1:00pm
Student Center Room East Lounge

Come to the Student Center to get crafty and make something to show how school spirited you are! We'll have the supplies, including a button maker. You otter just show up and get creative! Everyone is welcomed.

Men's Soccer Home Games

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
12:30pm — 2:30pm
Otter Soccer Complex

Otter Soccer Complex

CSUMB Students: Free, General Admission: $5

The Otters take on Cal State East Bay on October 10th and San Francisco State on October 12th. Start time for both games are 12:30pm.

Women's Soccer CCAA Home Stand

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
3:00pm — 5:00pm
Otter Soccer Complex

CSUMB Students: Free / Adults: $5

Women's Soccer CCAA Home Stand vs CSU Eastbay on October 10th & SF State on October 12th. Start time for both matches is 3pm. Go Otters!

Thursday, October 11

How to Start a Student Organization

Thursday, October 11, 2018
9:30am — 11:00am
Student Center Room 113

Student Center 113

Free

Interested in starting a student organization? Attending this meeting is your first step to achieving your goals! Come learn the process to start a club on campus and create a sense of belonging for others on campus.

Alumni Career Panel

2 - 3PM | Student Center

Student Alumni speak with current students about time as a CSUMB student or student-athlete, life after college athletics, and career choices.

Paris is Burning

Thursday, October 11, 2018
7:00pm — 9:30pm
Black Box Cabaret

Black Box Cabaret

Join Pride Club, the OC3, and the Union Programming Board for a screening of Paris is Burning in honor of OUT-ober and RAFT weekend! For accommodations, please email miczarnecki@csumb.edu.

Midnight Madness Kickoff!

Thursday, October 11, 2018
7:30pm — 9:15pm
Otter Sports Center

Parking Lot

FREE w/ Otter ID

Midnight Madness is an annual event celebrating CSUMB men's and women's basketball teams' upcoming season, holding an open practice, introducing their players, with a pep rally, fun games, and lots of prizes! Free ice cream and a nacho bar!

Midnight Madness!

Thursday, October 11, 2018
9:15pm — 12:00am
Otter Sports Center

Kelp Bed

FREE w/ Otter ID

Midnight Madness is an annual event celebrating CSUMB men's and women's basketball teams' upcoming season, holding an open practice, introducing their players, with a pep rally, fun games, and lots of prizes! Doors open at 9:15PM! Limited seating!

Friday, October 12

Otter Spirit Day

Friday, October 12, 2018
8:00am — 5:00pm

Every Friday is spirit day at CSUMB, make sure to wear your CSUMB Spirit gear to celebrate RAFT Homecoming weekend!

Bucket List Challenge

Friday, October 12, 2018
8:00am — 5:00pm

Go to csumb.edu/bucketlist or stop by to grab a hard copy from the front desk at the student center. Post on the RAFT Weekend Facebook Event to let us know how many items you crossed off your bucket list.

Donation Drive and Adopt-a-Family

Thursday, September 27, 2018 to Friday, October 12
12:00am — 12:00am
Student Center Room West Lounge

Drop off locations include: Library, Dining Commons, Catalyst Center Office, Guardian Scholars Office

Help the Catalyst Center wrap all donated toys benefiting children of Monterey county. Donate a toy at our drop off locations or sign up to adopt a family. Contact catalystcenter@csumb.edu for information. IT'S A WRAPPING PARTY!

Sponsor a Family

Alumni Faculty & Alumni Staff Lunch

Friday, October 12, 2018
12:00pm — 1:30pm
Alumni & Visitors Center

We're proud to have so many alumni who work on campus! If you graduated from CSUMB and are working on campus, you are invited to an exclusive lunch to celebrate your contributions and loyalty to the University!

Register Today!

Men's Soccer Home Games

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
12:30pm — 2:30pm
Otter Soccer Complex

Otter Soccer Complex

CSUMB Students: Free, General Admission: $5

The Otters take on Cal State East Bay on October 10th and San Francisco State on October 12th. Start time for both games are 12:30pm.

Women's Soccer CCAA Home Stand

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
3:00pm — 5:00pm
Otter Soccer Complex

CSUMB Students: Free / Adults: $5

Women's Soccer CCAA Home Stand vs CSU Eastbay on October 10th & SF State on October 12th. Start time for both matches is 3pm. Go Otters!

Wine Experience Social for Alumni

Friday, October 12, 2018
5:30pm — 7:30pm

$15.00

Raft together with old classmates and meet other CSUMB alumni at The Wine Experience on Cannery Row. Come enjoy wine tasting, some light bites, and a wine blending demonstration. Free two hour valet parking at the Monterey Plaza Hotel is included!

Register Today!

Volleyball Home Games

Friday, October 12, 2018
7:00pm — 9:00pm
Otter Sports Center

CSUMB Students: Free, General Admission: $5

Home games against UC Cal State San Marcos & UC San Diego.

Werk Witch Drag Show

Friday, October 12, 2018
8:00pm — 10:00pm
University Center

University Center Ballroom

Free to CSUMB students with valid ID; $5 for CSUMB staff/faculty with valid ID; $10 for general public

Join Pride Club, the OC3, and the UPB for CSUMB's first ever Drag Show! Enjoy performances from professional drag queens and watch students compete for best drag performance.

Buy tickets today!

Saturday, October 13

NSCRO Rugby 7's Qualifying Tournament

Saturday, October 13, 2018
9:00am — 7:00pm
Student Recreation Field

The Student Recreation Field is adjacent to the North Quad Housing area. The field is located at the SE part of the intersection between 4th Ave and 8th street. There is a parking lot nearby for parking but day passes must be purchased at the Alumni and Visitor Center.

Free for students and $5 cash for general admission

Please join us in supporting our Men's Rugby Sport Club program and cheer them on during the NSCRO Rugby 7's Tournament. Entry is free with a student ID. Don't miss out on seeing some of the best teams in Northern California compete for their bid.

Exclusive Tour at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Saturday, October 13, 2018
9:30am — 12:00pm

$25.00

Bring the family and start your Saturday off right with a continental breakfast at the Monterey Bay Aquarium followed by an exclusive guided tour. This is an alumni event, but all Otter families are welcome.

Register Today!

Open House 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:00am — 1:00pm
Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library

Check-in at the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library. Check-in begins at 9:30am. Parking is recommended at lot 59. Please plan accordingly to arrive early so you can park and walk to the check-in station. Download the agenda and plan ahead!

Free

Check out our exciting majors, explore the beautiful campus, and meet your future professors. With information sessions on admissions, financial aid, and university life in general, you will leave with all of your questions answered.

Register today

RAFT 80s Themed Escape Room

Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:00am — 2:00pm
Student Center Room 113

Student Center 113

Free

Sign up for the RAFT 80s themed Escape Room! This wild, fun, and free opportunity will be sure to be a memorable experience for you and your friends. ONLY FOUR SPOTS REMAINING! Claim your spot now.

Registration

Alumni Happy Hour at Hula's

Saturday, October 13, 2018
3:00pm — 4:30pm

$10.00

Join fellow alums for tropical cocktails and island fare. Includes appetizers and first tiki drink or house wine by the glass.

Register Today!

Volleyball Home Games

Friday, October 12, 2018
7:00pm — 9:00pm
Otter Sports Center

CSUMB Students: Free, General Admission: $5

Home games against UC Cal State San Marcos & UC San Diego.

Greek Fest

Saturday, October 13, 2018
7:00pm — 8:30pm
University Center Room Ballroom

The University Center Ballroom

Free with Otter ID, $5 for outside guests

Join CSUMB fraternities and sororities for an exciting performance competition. Contact greeklife@csumb.edu for questions or accommodations.

Sunday, October 14

Alumni Kayaking

Sunday, October 14, 2018
9:00am — 12:00pm

$25

Join the CSUMB Alumni Association on a scenic kayak tour around the Monterey Bay. The trip will be lead by Outdoor Recreation student leaders. Space is limited so make sure you secure your spot today!

Register Today