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Returning Students

Welcome Back!

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Orientation is designed to help Returning students feel welcomed back and reintegrated as a part of the CSUSM community.

Students can expect to:

  • Meet fellow Returning and Transfer students, current students, faculty, and staff
  • Learn about current CSUSM services, policies, and procedures
  • Learn about new involvement opportunities on campus

Orientation Reservations:

Open: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Close: Friday, May 31, 2019

Please Note: If you fail to attend an Orientation session your courses will be dropped in mid-August. You will have an opportunity to register again August 27th. If you need to reschedule, be sure to call Orientation at (760)750-4930 prior to missing your session.

Who qualifies as a returning student?

Students who have previously attended CSUSM and took a period of time off and are now returning. Students that were considered part of CSUSM Extended Learning (EL) or Open University are not considered "Returning Students".

Do I need to attend Orientation?

Yes, if...

It has been more than three years since you last attended a CSUSM University Orientation. Extended Learning or Temecula Campus Orientation are separate and do not classify as previously attending a CSUSM University Orientation.

No, if...

It has been less than three years since you last attended a CSUSM University Orientation. However, the CSUSM community is constantly changing and you are encouraged to attend.

Returning Student Next Steps & FAQs

For a complete list of items to complete before Fall semester, please visit our Returning Student Next Steps Checklist!

Before contacting Orientation & New Student Programs, check out our Returning Student FAQ page!

Contact Us:

Phone: (760) 750-4930

Email: Orientation@csusm.edu