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Orientation & New Student Programs

Welcome to the Cougar Family!

Welcome new CSUSM Cougars! Orientation and New Student Programs (ONSP) assists new CSUSM students in their transition to our campus community. Orientation programs run throughout the summer and available dates vary for each student. All orientation reservations must be finalized by June 1, 2018. Walk-ins are not accepted. Students can log into MyCSUSM to view available dates and times for an orientation with their major.

Orientation reservations will OPEN Monday, April 23rd and will CLOSE Friday, June 1st. 

If you have any questions, please contact Orientation & New Student Programs at (760) 750-4930 or

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Orientation is designed to help incoming students feel welcomed and a part of the CSUSM community.

Students can expect to:

  • Meet fellow incoming students, current students, faculty, and staff
  • Receive academic advising and course registration support
  • Learn about CSUSM services, policies, and procedures
  • Learn how to get involved on campus
  • Explore the campus

For further details and a complete Next Steps list, please visit the page for your respective group.


Contact Us:

Phone: (760)750-4930