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Family Orientation

Welcome to the CSUSM Family!

We are pleased to offer several Family Orientations for guests of First Year Students. Family Orientations run concurrently with selected First Year Student Orientation sessions. When making their own reservation, students are permitted to make reservations for up to 2 guests for an additional fee (spaces are limited).

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Family Orientation is a full-day experience, where guests will attend a concurrent session separate from their student from 8 am - 5 pm.

Family Orientation attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore the campus
  • Hear how to best support your student as they begin their transition to college
  • Learn what it means to be a CSUSM Cougar
  • Meet faculty and staff who are dedicated to providing your student with a quality experience at CSUSM and more.

Orientation Reservations:

  • Open: April 2020
  • Close: May 31, 2020

How to make an Orientation Reservation

Your student must sign you up for Family Orientation when making their Orientation reservation by following these steps:

  1. Submit Intent to Enroll (24-hour processing period once submitted).
  2. Clear any Housing Holds (if applicable).
  3. Log in to MyCSUSM and select Orientation Reservation. Select a date listed as First Year with Family Orientation
  4. Pay the registration fee.

Please encourage your student to check their email and this website frequently for Orientation updates. Guests are also invited to join the Cougar Family Network to receive campus news and updates throughout the year!

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