Welcome Back Week

Welcome Back Week is a series of events starting on Monday, January 22 through Wednesday, January 31 for new and returning students. Check out this year's Welcome Back Week events to help kick-off your semester!

For any questions or accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact Student Activities & Leadership Development at studentactivities@csumb.edu prior to the event.

2018 Welcome Back Week Logo

Monday, January 22

Transfer Student Meet-up

12 - 1PM | Student Center, East Lounge

New to CSUMB? Been around a few semesters? Come network with your fellow transfer students. Grab a snack and find a new connection!

Getting the Interview

1 - 3PM | Student Center, East Lounge

Resume reviews, interview tips, and FREE professional head shots

Welcome Back CRAFTS

6 - 8PM | Student Center, West 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 show up and get creative!

Tuesday, January 23

Writing to Win: A Hands-on Workshop for the CSUMB Scholarship

10 - 11:30AM | University Center, Living Room

Would you like to apply for CSUMB scholarships but feel overwhelmed by writing a 1300-word essay about yourself? This workshop will help you get started on writing the personal statement. Put into words what makes you unique and deserving!

You Otter PLAY: Recreation

11:45AM - 1:30PM | Student Center

Come hear about this year Spring 2018 Recreation Schedule.

Transportation Resources Gathering

1 - 2PM | Student Center, West Lounge

Transportation resource event explaining different ways to get to campus, and answering questions about parking, bus lines, biking, etc... as well as promoting Zipcars, EV stations, and transit.

How to Start a Student Organization

4 - 5:30PM | Student Center, West Lounge

Interested in starting a new club or student organization on campus? Come hear to find out how!

You Otter PLAY: Recreation

7:30 - 9PM | Student Center, West Lounge

Come hear about this year Spring 2018 Recreation Schedule.

Trivia Tuesday

6 - 7PM | Monte's

Monte's will play host to Trivia Tuesday featuring CSUMB's very own #TriviaTom! It's time to test your knowledge of pop culture, sports, TV and movies and so much more. Grand prize awarded to the winning team.

Wednesday, January 24

You Otter PLAY: Recreation

11:45AM - 1:30PM | Student Center, Room 120

7:30 - 9PM | Student Center, Room 120

Come hear about this year Spring 2018 Recreation Schedule.

You Otter Drink Up! Hot Cocoa & Cider Bar

2 - 4PM | Otter Cross Cultural Center (OC3)

Start off your semester with some delicious cocoa or cider and learn about upcoming OC3, OSU and UPB events!

Game Night with Pride!

6 - 8PM | Student Center, West Lounge

COME OUT for a night of super-cool fun games! Meet nice new people and play Cards Against Humanity, The Voting Game, Loteria, Battleship, and many more! Everyone is invited!

Drake Bell @ the BBC

8PM; Doors Open at 7:30PM | Black Box Cabaret

Come see Drake Bell playing the guitar at the BBC!

Thursday, January 25

You Otter PLAY: Recreation

11:45AM - 1:30PM | Student Center, West Lounge

7:30 - 9PM | Student Center, West Lounge

Come hear about this year Spring 2018 Recreation Schedule.

Movie Night (Blade Runner Double Feature)

7PM & 9:30PM | Kelp Bed

Bring your blankets and snacks to the gym and watch the original Blade Runner at 7pm, then stick around for Blade Runner 2049 at 9:30pm!

Sustainability Mix and Mingle

6 - 8PM | Student Center, West Lounge

Come enjoy drinks representing cultures from around the world, learn about how to get involved with sustainability activities, clubs and initiatives on campus and in the community. A great chance for people already engaged in sustainability to mix and mingle and to welcome new students interested in getting involved.

Friday, January 26

Spirit Day

Every Friday is Spirit Day! Grab your CSUMB gear and represent!

Writing to Win: A Hands-on Workshop for the CSUMB Scholarship

10 - 11:30AM | University Center, Living Room

Would you like to apply for CSUMB scholarships but feel overwhelmed by writing a 1300-word essay about yourself? This workshop will help you get started on writing the personal statement. Put into words what makes you unique and deserving!

First Friday Service Day

10AM - 1PM | Dorothy's Place

Join the Catalyst Center every "First Friday" of the month (or the semster) for a new volunteer opportunity! Contact catalystcenter@csumb.edu for questions or accommodations.

You Otter PLAY: Recreation

2:30 - 4PM | Student Center, Room 120

Come hear about this year Spring 2018 Recreation Schedule.

Women's & Men's Basketball vs. San Bernardino w/Blue Crue

5:30 - 7:30PM | Otter Sports Center

Support your Otters at this CCAA rivalry game. Blue Crue will be giving out cool swag and be sure to join and check-in to the event through the Otter Rewards App to earn the chance to win big prizes!

CSUMB Bingo

8PM (Doors open at 7PM) | University Center, Ballroom

Who doesn't love Bingo? Come on out for a few rounds of good old fashioned BINGO featuring some amazing prizes and snacks!

Saturday, January 27

Women's Water Polo vs. Santa Clara

12 - 1:15PM | Otter Tank

Support your Otters! Be sure to check-in to the event through the Otter Rewards Ap to earn the chance to win big prizes!

Women's & Men's Basketball vs. Cal Poly Pomona

5:30 - 7:30PM | Otter Sports Center

Support your Otters at this CCAA rivalry game. Be sure to check-in to the event through the Otter Rewards App to earn the chance to win big prizes!

Comedian Sammy Obeid

8PM | Student Center

Enjoy some wit and wisdom from a Lebanese-American business-math double major!

Monday, January 29

Meet the Greeks

7 - 9PM | Student Center, Room 120

Learn more about the Multicultural Greek Council and what it means to be Greek at CSUMB!

Wednesday, January 31

Otter Showcase

11AM - 2PM | University Center, Ballroom

This student organization fair is your one-stop shop for all things involvement. Come on out and choose your next adventure!