Friday, August 23

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Parent Reception
Take a break from moving in and bring your family to meet and mingle with CSUMB staff. Hear from President Ochoa and other senior administrators; a brief welcome program will begin at 2:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.
Location: Alumni & Visitors Center (AVC)

3:00 p.m. -  5:00 p.m.  Student Disability Resources New Student Group
Do you have a learning disability or medical condition that may affect your learning or course work?  Call NOW to sign up for one group Orientation and a confidential appointment to learn about CSUMB disability services and resources: 831.582.3672. For more information visit, csumb.edu/sdr.
Location: Tanimura and Antle Family Memorial Library, room1176.

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception for African American/African Diaspora Students
All are welcome to a reception for CSU Monterey Bay new and returning African American students. Join us and members of our community for a reception and light refreshments. You will have the opportunity to mingle with faculty, staff, and students and introduce yourself to this growing and vibrant community. 
Location: CSUMB Library (enter on the South side)

7:30 p.m. -  9:00 p.m. Ice Cream Social
Come enjoy a bowl of ice cream, mingle with other residents, and start connecting to the campus. Be sure to look for a caricature artist and get a portrait with your new friends!
Location: University Center

9:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.  The Body Poets
The Body Poets are a California based dance group that performed on Season 6 of America's Got Talent. They have toured colleges all over the nation. During their performance students from the audience will be invited to stage to learn a few moves!
Location: World Theater

10:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.  Late Night @ the Student Center with DJ Epidemic
DJ Epidemic, henna, games, ping pong, billiards, snacks. Starbucks will be open late too with an $3 Tall "Otter Mocha" Special! Come hang out!
Location: Student Center

Saturday, August 24

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Student Disability Resources New Student Group Orientation
Do you have a learning disability or medical condition that may affect your learning or course work? Call NOW to sign up for one group Orientation and a confidential appointment to learn about CSUMB disability services and resources: 831.582.3672. For more information visit, csumb.edu/sdr.
Location: Tanimura and Antle Family Memorial Library, room 1180.

12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Monterey Bay Men's Soccer Team vs Monterey Bay Men's Soccer Alumni
Come cheer on the men's team as they face off against a scrappy alumni side!
Location: CSUMB Sports Complex

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Student Disability Resources New Student Group Orientation
Do you have a learning disability or medical condition that may affect your learning or course work?  Call NOW to sign up for one group Orientation and a confidential appointment to learn about CSUMB disability services and resources: 831.582.3672. For more information visit, csumb.edu/sdr.
Location: Tanimura and Antle Family Memorial Library, room 1180.

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  CSUMB Goes to Town
Join the free charter bus ride and find out what Marina, Seaside, Sand City, and Monterey have to offer! Orientation Leaders point out grocery stores, favorite hang outs, and the best restaurants.
Location: Student Center

9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.  Dance Party
Shake it all night and meet new people! Hosted by the Inter-Club Council, Otter Student Union, and Student Activities & Leadership Development. CSUMB students only. Free with Otter ID.
Location: University Center, Ballroom

Sunday, August 25

12:00 p.m. -  3:00 p.m.  Welcome BBQ
Enjoy music, fun and food with the entire campus community. You will also have a chance to win CSUMB swag and other prizes.
Location: Main Quad

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  Mandatory Community Meeting (Residence Halls and North Quad)
Get connected with other residents in your community, meet your RA, and learn important information about living on campus that will help you be successful all year. The meetings will be held during the 7-10pm time frame; the specific time and location for each meeting is posted in your community. Please also check with your RA.
Location: The location and time for each meeting is posted in your community. Please also check with your RA.

Monday, August 26

10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Associated Students Tabling
Stop by the Associated Students (AS) table to collect information on how to get involved with one of twelve AS Boards and Committees that represent student concerns on the CSUMB campus.
Location: In front of Student Center

12:15 p.m. -  2:00 p.m.  Associated Students Meeting
Attend the first AS Senate meeting of the year, learn about the various committees students can join that advocate for students and plan impactful campus events.
Location: Student Center, Room 120

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Residential Housing Association Meeting (RHA)
The Residential Housing Association (RHA) is designed to give a voice to the residents of all CSUMB housing areas. Come join us and learn how you can get involved, make an impact on your housing experience, and plan fun events, too!
Location: Student Center, West Lounge

8:00 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.  Associated Students Movie Night: Fast & Furious 6
Join Associated Students (AS) as they host one of the summer's biggest blockbusters.
Location: World Theater

Tuesday, August 27

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Orientation Leader Reunion/ Next Wave
Reconnect with your Orientation Leader as they help you with last minute advice for the beginning of the semester and share information about the Next Wave leadership program!
Location: West Lounge

Wednesday, August 28

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Bike to BBQ
Join Outdoor Recreation, the Otter Cycle Center staff, the AS Environmental Affairs Committee as they check out the local scene on two wheels then head back to the Student Center for a BBQ. Bring your own bike or borrow one from the Otter Cycle Center. Free bike rentals for the first 10 who pre-register at: CSUMB.EDU/cycle. Ride limited to the first 50 participants.
Location: Otter Cycle Center

8:00 p.m. -  9:00 p.m.  Residential Housing Association (RHA) Open House
Join the Residential Housing Association (RHA) in their office in Dunes Hall (Building 10) to learn how you can get involved with RHA and Area Councils, make an impact on your housing experience, and get connected to the campus. There will be Creamsicle Floats, music, games, and more!
Location: Dunes Hall

Thursday, August 29

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Meet your Associated Students (AS) & Otter Student Union (OSU) Root Beer Float Giveaway!
Meet your AS and OSU Officers and get a free Root Beer Float! Free Floats served to the first 400 students who stop by the booth.
Location: Front of the DC

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  College Football Kick-Off Viewing Party
Join the Intramural Sports staff in showing the first college football game of the season. University of North Carolina vs. University of South Carolina. Limited amount of free food, snacks, and drinks!
Location: West Lounge

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Soda Pong
An evening of free soda, snacks and Root Beer Pong presented by OtterMedia (CSUMBs Internet/Cable radio station) and Otter Realm (CSUMBs student newspaper).
Location: Student Center

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Student Shopping Event
Join the bookstore for one on one help to find books for classes, shopping and mingling with other new students, and other exciting surprises!
Location:CSUMB Bookstore

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  Associated Students Movie Night: Man of Steel
Join Associated Students (AS) as they host one of the summer's biggest blockbusters. Bring your own chair or blanket.
Location: Main Quad

Friday, August 30

ALL DAY College Colors Day
College Colors Day: Wear Your College Colors. That’s it. It’s that easy! Throw on your favorite CSUMB gear, and be a part of one of the most spirited holidays in the country.
Location: Campus Wide

12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Mountain Bike Ride
Guided mountain bike ride geared to your level. Includes free bike rental and helmet. Eat a good breakfast and bring a small snack!
Location: Otter Cycle Center

8:45 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.  Otter Student Union (OSU) Kick-Off Concert featuring Epic Proportions Tour
EPT is a concert featuring: Halocene, Gabe Kubanda & Cheating Daylight. In addition to live music there will be giveaways and a talent show with students performing before, after, and in between the bands sets. You don't want to miss it! Doors at 8:45 pm, show at 9:00 pm. ID required. Free with Otter ID. http://www.epicproportionstour.com/
Location: Black Box Cabaret (BBC)

Saturday, August 31

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Vision Showcase: Creating a Pluralistic Community
We welcome all students, staff, and faculty to join the CSUMB community in promoting and celebrating a campus culture of diversity and inclusion through the celebration of various cultures and traditions that make up our unique campus mosaic.
Location: Student Center

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  OSU Game Tourney
Ping Pong & Pool Brackets. Snacks, music & prizes. Sign-up on-site.
Location: Student Center

9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.  Salsa Magic
  Three hours of non-stop entertainment. Students will interact and learn the newest Latin dance moves as they dance with one another as well as the star of the show. After the lessons, Washington D.C.'s own DJ Lee "El Gringuito" will continue the party by lighting up the dance floor and spinning the best in Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaton, Reggae, International, Hip Hop and Top 40.
Location: Black Box Cabaret (BBC)

Sunday, September 1

1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Outdoor Recreation Excursion: Point Lobos State Park
Join Outdoor Recreation for a free excursion to Point Lobos. Transportation and park entrance provided for the first 20 students who pre-registered at: CSUMB.EDU/outdoor. Bring water bottle, snacks, and your camera. Dress appropriately for outdoor activities. Open to first-year students only.
Location: Student Center

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p. m. D.C. BBQ Dinner
Come out to the Dining Commons for a special dinner of BBQ chicken, tri-tip, corn on the cob, watermelon, and all the fixin's! One swipe is all it costs. Join your friends in the cake walk for a chance at a free cake.
Location: Dining Commons

Monday, September 2

2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  5th Annual Pool Party
Make a splash into the new academic year by attending the Residential Housing Association (RHA) Pool Party. Free BBQ, music and prizes! Remember to bring your towel and swimsuit!
Location: Aquatic Center

Tuesday, September 3

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Farm Stand
Come out and join Dining Services and Everyone's Harvest every Tuesday at our Farm Stand in the Main Quad. We will be featuring fresh, local and organic produce that you can buy with your meal plan!
Location: Main Quad

5:00p.m. - 7:00 p.m. It's all Greek To Me
Interested in learning about Greek life here at CSUMB? Join the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) as we kick off Greek Recruitment week. This event's purpose is for you to learn about the Greeks on campus and what we are all about!
Location: University Center, ballroom

8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  The Naked Roommate: And Everything Else You Might Run Into in College
Harlan Cohen is a best-selling author, nationally syndicated advice columnist, and a speaker who has presented on over 400 college campuses. He informs, entertains, and helps prepare students for living away from home with someone they barely know. http://www.nakedroommate.com/
Location: University Center, ballroom

Wednesday, September 4

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Otter Showcase
The Otter Showcase highlights our Student Clubs, Greek Letter Organizations, Athletics, various campus departments, Associated Students and subcommittees, Otter Student Union, and community vendors in an effort to connect students with each other and to local businesses that we support.
Location: Main Quad

8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Basketball: Open Gym
Join the Intramural Sports staff and meet some friends that are interested in playing basketball! Intramural Sports can be competitive or recreational, come out and have fun! No experience required!
Location: Otter Sports Center

Thursday, September 5

8:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m. Indoor Soccer: Open Gym
Join the Intramural Sports staff and meet some friends that are interested in playing indoor soccer! Intramural Sports can be competitive or recreational, come out and have fun! No experience required!
Location Otter Sports Center

Friday, September 6

ALL DAY - Sports Appreciation Day
Show your support for your favorite professional and college team by sporting their jersey or t-shirt! At CSUMB all Dodgers and Giants fans are friends!
Location: Campus Wide

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Challenge Course Open House
Come check out the CSUMB Challenge Course and experience the thrill of the ropes course.
Location: Challenge Course