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Graduate Studies Orientation

The Graduate Studies Orientation and Mixer is an event designed to introduce newly admitted graduate students to their academic program, campus resources, faculty, and students. It’s held the week prior to the start of the Fall semester and includes campus tours, resource fair, convocation program, and program breakout sessions. This event serves as a crucial step in helping students transition smoothly into their graduate studies and familiarizing them with the academic community.

On August 23rd, CSUSM welcomed newstudents to the Fall 2023 semester at the 17th Annual Graduate Studies Orientation and Mixer!


Attendees particpated in Campus Tours given by our wonderful Student Ambassadors from our Office of Recruitment and Outreach.

Campus Tour

Campus departments and offices made themselves available at the Resource Fair to share how they support student success.

Resource Fair

The Convocation Program was hosted by our Executive Board members of the Graduate Representatives Council and featured speakers such as Vice Provost Mary Oling-Sisay and Graduate Dean Charles De Leone.


A special highlight of the program came from our two alumni speakers who shared their journey as graduate students and gave tips for success.

Thank you Beatriz Ortiz (M.S.Speech-Language Pathology, Class of 2021) and Stephanie Williams (M.A. History, Class of 2021) for your time and dedication to CSUSM!

Alumni Speakers



The 18th Annual Graduate Studies Orientation will  be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2024!