Orientation for First Year students is designed to help incoming students feel welcomed and a part of the CSUSM community.
Students can expect to:
First Year Orientation sessions are a full-day program running running from 8:00am-5:00pm. Options are available for students to attend alone (Student Only) or with guests (First Year with English Speaking Family or First Year with Spanish Speaking Family). All Orientations are major-specific. Date options are available within MyCSUSM once the orientation reservation system is live.
Please Note: If you do not attend an Orientation session, your courses will be dropped in mid-August. You will have an opportunity to register again on the first day of the fall semester. If you need to reschedule your Orientation, call Orientation at (760)750-4930 prior to missing your Orientation session.
Family Orientations run concurrently to student sessions from 8:00am-5:00pm and are offered on select First Year Orientation dates. Reservations for up to 2 guests per student are permitted. We also offer three Saturday Spanish-Speaking Family Orientations on various dates throughout the summer.
For a complete list of items to complete before Fall semester, please check out the First-Year Path to CSUSM!