Welcome to California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB)!

We are excited that you will be joining us in the Fall of 2014! Each semester the campus community presents New Student Otter Orientation to ensure your transition to CSUMB is successful. Orientation provides new students an opportunity to receive advising, register for classes, learn about campus and community involvement, and answer any questions you may have about the University. We strongly encourage families to attend as well.

In order to register for orientation complete the Enrollment Confirmation and provide a $100 Enrollment Deposit to the Office of Admissions. If the Enrollment Deposit is not paid, you will not be able to sign up for New Student Otter Orientation. 

Once you have completed the Enrollment Confirmation, you will be sent an email from the office of Admissions with instructions on how to register for orientation. If you have any questions regarding the Enrollment Confirmation or the $100 Enrollment Deposit please contact the Office of Admissions at (831)582-3738.

Orientation Dates

****Deadline to register for orientation is Monday, May 26 at 7pm****

Below is the date of New Student Otter Orientation for Fall 2014:

Friday, June 13 - Transfer (Family and Guest Program)
Saturday, June 14 - Freshmen *additional Spanish language family program
Monday, June 16 - Freshmen
Thursday, June 19 - Transfer
Friday, June 20 - Transfer
Saturday, June 21 - Freshmen *additional Spanish language family program
Monday, June 23 - Freshmen

TRANSFER STUDENTS: In order to ensure that your Transfer Credit Evaluation is completed prior to your orientation date, please register for an orientation session no later than Tuesday, May 13 at 7:00PM.

Please note, there is a cap of 200 students per orientation session on a first come, first serve basis. Students must pre-register, walk-ins will not be allowed. Transfer students, be sure to bring a copy (official or unofficial) of your transcripts to orientation.


For More Information

Continue to check csumb.edu/orientation for updated information.
Please note that orientation fees are non-refundable.

For disability accommodations, to request sign language interpreters, or for any questions, please promptly call (831) 582-4693or email orientation@csumb.edu.

With Otter Pride,

Student Activities
California State University, Monterey Bay
100 Campus Center, Student Center
Seaside, CA 93955
Phone: (831) 582-4693
Fax: (831) 582-4421
E-mail: orientation@csumb.edu