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Alliance Annual Events

Major/Minor Fair 

Open to all 10 Alliance partner school districts. Each district may bring 25 high school juniors and/or seniors.  A presentation is held to prepare the students about what to expect at the fair and how to interact during the fair.  A pizza lunch is provided.  Students meet with department representatives and academic advisors regarding the available majors and minors at CSUSM

  • November 2, 2017
  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • The McMahan House for presentation and lunch
  • Major/Minor Fair held at the USU Ballroom
  • Contact Kathleen Corona, kcorona@csusm.edu to reserve your space.  
  • Deadline:  Friday, September 29, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Middle and High School Counselor Forum

 Where counselors come together from middle and high school to focus on meeting the needs of the whole student - academic, cognitive, social, and emotional. Handouts and presentations provided at forum.

  • April 23, 2018
  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • University Student Union - Ballroom
  • Registration opens:  February 19, 2018
  • Registration closes: April 9, 2018

Student and Family Welcome Reception

A celebratory reception recognizing Alliance students from our partnership school districts who are entering CSUSM in the Fall as freshmen. Students and families are welcomed by the Vice President of Community Engagement, the Director of The Alliance, and leadership personnel from the Office of Admissions & Recruitment.  Students will have an opportunity to participate in a scavenger hunt collecting valuable information that will help them during their college career.  And a possible guest appearance from CSUSM's mascot - CRASH!

  • May 22, 2018
  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • University Student Union - Ballroom
  • Registration opens:  April 1, 2018
  • Registration closes: May 14, 2018 

Alliance Meet Ups (AMUs)

A place for Alliance students to "meet up" during U-Hour with other Alliance students, connect, hear about useful information to help navigate college, have a full healthy lunch, and enjoy a mid-day break. Upcoming AMUs:

2017/2018 AMU Dates & Topics

  • September 21, 2017 - Topic:  Personalized Academic Success Services (PASS)
  • October 19, 2017 - Topic: Academic Advising
  • November 30, 2017 - Topic: Holiday Celebration - art project
  • January 30, 2018 - Topic:  Student Life & Leadership Opportunities
  • February 22, 2018- Topic:  Student Health Services & Disabled Student Services
  • March 27, 2018- Topic: Career Services:  Networking & Etiquette
  • April 19, 2018- Topic:  Internships
  • May 10, 2018 - Topic: CSUSM Common Read & Alumni Services