Friday, August 22

Ongoing  #YouOtterKnow
Gather a team of up to 6 people, create a # team name and take a picture of someone on your team according to the clue from the #YouOtterKnow list. Then upload the picture to Instagram with the #YouOtterKnow, #yourteamname, and #itemnumber. Your whole team will win a lot of otter swag by the end of Otter Days!
Location: Campus wide  

8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Associated Students Tabling 
Visit your Associated Students in front of the Student Center for some school supplies and free swag. 
Location: Main Quad 

2:00 - 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 - 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: Health & Wellness Services. Building 80, Room 90

6:00 - 9:00 P.M. New Student VIP Shopping Event
Join us for an exclusive New Student event! Stop in for: One-on-one help with your textbooks; Exclusive 25% off (1) school logoed apparel item; giveaways, and much more!
Location: Bookstore

7:00 - 9:00 P.M. Ice Cream Social
The Residential Housing Association (RHA) welcomes you to campus with their first event of the year, the Ice Cream Social. Come enjoy a bowl of ice cream, mingle with other students, and start connecting to the campus. Be sure to stop by the other great events happening tonight, hosted by your Associated Students and the Otter Student Union.
Location: University Center

7:30 - 10:00 P.M.  AS Otter Fest
Join your Associated Students Programming Board at the Otter Fest event. Meet new otters and enjoy your first night at CSUMB with some inflatables and carnivals games.
Location: University Center

10:30 P.M. - 1:00 A.M.  Late Night @ the Student Center
Join the OSU & DJ HAZR for music, henna, games, ping pong, billiards & snacks. Starbucks will be open late too with an Otter Special! Come hang out!
Location: Student Center

Saturday, August 23

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: Health & Wellness Services, Building 80, Room 90

1:00 - 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: Health & Wellness Services, Building 80, Room 90

4:00 - 7:00 P.M.  CSUMB Goes to Town
Find out what Marina, Seaside, Sand City, and Monterey have to offer! Orientation Leaders point out grocery stores, favorite hang outs and and the best restaurants.
Location: Student Center

4:00 - 7:00 P.M.  Outdoor Recreation Excursion : Point Lobos State Park 
Join Outdoor Recreation for free excursion to Point Lobos. Transportation and park entrance provided for the first 40 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

8:30 - 10:00 P.M. Hypnotist Justin James 
A complete departure from your normal Hypnosis show, Justin James, has crafted an amazing comedy masterpiece that is nonstop laughs from start to finish! Set to high intensity music, this show will have you on the edge of your seat and rolling on the floor!
Location: University Center

Sunday, August 24

12:00 -  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 - 10:00 P.M.  Mandatory Floor Meeting (Residence Halls and North Quad)
All Main Campus residents have Mandatory Floor Meetings so you can meet your neighbors and learn about living on campus. Check with your Resident Advisor for the exact time and location of your meeting.
Location: The location and time for each meeting is posted in your community.

7:00 - 10:00 P.M. Mandatory Court Meeting (East Campus)
All East Campus residents have Mandatory Court Meetings so you can meet your neighbors and learn about living on campus. Check with your Resident Advisor for the exact time and location of your meeting.
Location: The location and time for each meeting is posted in your community. 

Monday, August 25

12:00 - 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: Main Quad

12:15 - 1:50 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 - 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. Join us at the first RHA Meeting of the year to learn how you can get involved, make an impact on your housing experience, and plan fun events too!
Location: Student Center, Room 120

Tuesday, August 26

6:00 - 8:00 P.M.  Orientation Leader Reunion & Next Wave Informational
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 27

3:00 P.M. Preseason Men's Soccer Game
Location: Otter Sports Complex

3:00 - 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

7:00 -  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 28

12:00 - 2:00 P.M.  Root Beer Float Giveaway!
Meet your Otter Student Union (OSU) and get a free Root Beer Float! Free floats served to the first 400 students who stop by the booth.
Location: In front of the DC

3:00 - 10:00 P.M.  College Night at the Monterey County Fair
College night at the Monterey County Fair. $5 tickets with Student ID.
Location: Monterey County Fairgrounds

4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Challenge Course Open House
Come check out the CSUMB Challenge Course and experience the thrill of the ropes course.
Location: Challenge Course

7:00 - 10:00 P.M. Associated Students Movie Night: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 
Join your Associated Students Programming Board in one of their summer's biggest blockbusters. Free popcorn will be provided.
Location: Main Quad

Friday, August 29

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. Get 10% of at The Library Cafe when you wear CSUMB gear!
Location: Campus Wide

12:00 - 3:00 P.M.  Mountain Bike Ride
Free 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

9:00 - Midnight  Kick-Off Concert with Smallpools
Come hang out at the Black Box for some great live music with RCA artist Smallpools known for their debut hit "Dreaming" featured on the FIFA 14 soundtrack and season 5 of Vampire Diaries. They'll also be visiting us after a recent performance at Lollapalooza. And you won't want to miss the opener, Relic 45, you may have seen frontman, Jeremy Briggs, on the Voice this year. Bring your Otter ID, otherwise it won't be free!
Location: Black Box Cabaret (BBC)

Saturday, August 30

11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Marina Labor Day Parade & Festival 
The biggest, best and only Labor Day Parade on Monterey Bay. Meet new friends and come celebrate with your neighbors!
Location: Marina 

12:30 - 3:00 p.m.  CSUMB Women's Soccer Game
Location: Otter Sports Complex

9:00 - Midnight  Dance, Dance, Dance
Join the OSU & L.A. native, DJ John John, with Def Jam Records, for a night of music, dancing, glow bracelets & giveaways. DJ John John has been seen on tour with Dom Kennedy and some of his latest work can be heard doing the scratches for one of the top hits, “Who Do You Love?” by YG feat. Drake. You can also hear him on Friday nights on 102.3 KJLH. Bring your Otter ID and be ready to have fun!
Location: Black Box Cabaret (BBC)

Sunday, August 31

5:00 - 7:00 P.M. 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 1

12:00 - 6:00 P.M. Driven to Serve
Join the Catalyst Center for the first annual "Driven to Serve" bus tour highlighting CSUMB initiatives in community service, sustainability and social justice. You and 50 of your new friends will enjoy this behind-the-scenes tour of key community partnerships and dedicated efforts to create a more just and caring community. Meet community leaders and fellow students with big hearts who like to roll up their sleeves and make a positive impact. All participants receive a complimentary dinner and a Catalyst Center T-Shirt. The bus departs from the University Center at 12 noon and returns at 6 p.m. Limited seating, so reserve your spot on the "Driven to Serve" experience by completing the form at http://service.csumb.edu/documenting-your-service
Location: University Center

1:00 - 5:00 P.M. RHA Annual Pool Party
Make a splash into the new academic year by attending the Residential Housing Association (RHA) Pool Party. Free food, music, games, and prizes! Remember to bring your towel and swimsuit!
Location: Aquatic Center

Tuesday, September 2

7:30 - 9:00 P.M.  Sex Signals
Associated Students Programming Board invites you to the real life funny, sort of improv, show about sex and stuff. Are you getting the SIGNALS?
Location: University Center, Ballroom

Wednesday, September 3

12:00 - 2:00 P.M. & 9:00 - 10:00 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 business that we support.
Location: Main Quad

7:00 - 9:00 P.M. Power of You: A Spoken Word Event 
The Power Of You is a spoken word/poetry event that illustrates how anyone can get involved with social justice activism. Everyone has power within their voice to bring change or awareness to their community. Along with student performers, we will feature nationally recognized spoken word artists including Matt Sedillo, Mike "The Poet" Sonksen, and Yazmin Monet Watkins. Our featured artists will cover various forms of activism through their poetry, including environmental activism, LGBTQ+ activism, social/political activism, and more! Presented by the Otter Cross Cultural Center and the Otter Student Union.
Location: Black Box Cabaret (BBC)

8:00 - 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 4

11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. CSUMB Job Fair
Are you looking for a job? Then come to the CSUMB Job Fair and meet potential employers hiring for on-campus and near-campus jobs. We hope to see you there with a resume and a smile!
Location: Student Center, East Lounge 

12:30 - 3:00 P.M. CSUMB Men's Soccer Game
Location: Otter Sports Complex

8:00 - 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 5

ALL DAY - Sports Appreciation Day
Show your support for your favorite professional and college team by sporting their jersey or t-shirt! 
Location: Campus Wide

3:00 - 5:00 P.M. Vision Students Reception 
A welcome reception for students of color, LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities and allies! As stated in our campus Vision Statement, we are committed to the diverse people of California, and we value a multicultural and gender-equitable learning environment. This event is to get students instantly connected to the campus community, build relationships, and get resources. There will be free food and the first 100 students will get free CSUMB t-shirts! Hosted by the Otter Cross Cultural Center and Office of Inclusive Excellence. For more information and/or disability accommodations, please contact rita zhang (rzhang@csumb.edu) and Bernadette Ortiz (bortiz@csumb.edu).  RSVP HERE.
Location: Student Center

Saturday, September 6 

10:00 A.M. - 12:00 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: Health & Wellness Services. Building 80, Room 90

 

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