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Back to School Series

Back to School Series

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New Student & Family Programs is excited to present the Back to School Series, starting in June 2021! The Back to School Series is a collection of informational workshops and events covering a variety of topics to help you get ready for the 2021-2022 academic year. Workshops will discuss useful topics for all students, whether you are coming to campus for the first time or a returning student. Topics will include university technology, student support resources, academic success strategies, and more!

See the full schedule below, but keep checking back for updates. More events will be announced as the summer and fall semester continue! You can pick and choose events of interest to you, students who attend at least three events during Summer 2021 will be entered in a drawing for CSUSM Bookstore gift cards and a CSUSM parking permit!

RSVP today!

Event Schedule

Time Management

Time management is an excellent tool to help you this upcoming semester and beyond! During our workshop, you will learn techniques to effectively manage your time to work towards academic and personal success.

Tuesday, August 17 from 4-5pm

Get to know your Syllabi

Getting to know your syllabi is the first step towards academic success! Learn all about your syllabi and how to use it to be successful in your semesters to come!

Thursday, August 19, 12:00-1:00pm

From First Day to Graduation

Meet the Learning and Tutoring services team as they share with you tips and strategies for how to access free tutoring, workshops, 1:1 writing support and more. Remember that we are here to support and cheer you on from your very first day until graduation!

Option 1: Tuesday August 24 @ 2:00 pm
Option 2: Wednesday August 25 @ 11:00 am
Option 3: Thursday August 26 @ 6:00 pm

Introduction to Cougar Courses

Similar to Canvas or Moodle, Cougar Courses is CSUSM's learning management system, which is an online platform where coursework can be posted, collected, and more. This session is a must to start off the year right!
Option 1: Monday, August 23, 12:00-1:30pm
Option 2: Tuesday, August 24, 4:00-5:30pm

Keep checking back for new events throughout summer and fall 2021! Each month will offer events focusing on a specific theme:

June: Technology Tools
July: Making Connections
Preparing for Classes
Engaging with CSUSM
Academic Support
November & December:
Holistic Wellness


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