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First Year Students

Summer 2023 Orientation

Congratulations on your admission to California State University San Marcos! Orientation is a critical component to a successful transition to CSUSM.  At Orientation, you will have the chance to hear from fellow incoming students, attend information sessions about your college, and more!

Reservation Timeline

April 8, 2023: Orientation reservations open on MyCSUSM

How to make an Orientation Reservation

  1. Submit your Intent to Enroll (24-hour processing period once submitted).
  2. Log in to MyCSUSM and select Orientation Reservation from the Student Self-Service box on the home page. 
    1. If you do not see any available dates, please call our office at (760) 750-4930 or email us at
    2. Please Note: If you attempt to sign up for Orientation before the system opens, you will see a message saying you are not eligible for Orientation. Please check back after the system opens on April 8, 2023.
  3. Pay the registration fee.

Orientation Details

Dates: Spring 2023 Orientation will take place in January 2023 before the beginning of the Spring Semester. Summer 2023 Orientation will take place in June, July, and August before the beginning of the Fall Semester. Available dates will be listed in MyCSUSM when the reservation system opens.

Family Orientations run concurrently to student sessions and are offered on select First Year Orientation dates. Reservations for up to 2 guests per student are permitted. We also offer Spanish-Speaking Family Orientations on select dates throughout the summer.

Rescheduling and Cancellations: Any changes to your Orientation reservation must be made at least 1 week prior to your scheduled session by calling (760) 750-4930 or emailing If you would like to cancel your reservation, please review the Cancellation & Refund Policy.

Students with disabilities who would like to attend Orientation: Please contact New Student & Family Programs (NSFP) by phone at (760) 750-4930 or email at regarding any special accommodation needs. It is requested that individuals requiring auxiliary aids such as closed captioning, sign language interpreters, or alternative format materials notify NSFP at least seven working days in advance. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations in an effective and timely manner.

Enrolling in Courses: At CSUSM, all students self-enroll in their courses. You are expected to self-enroll into your courses on your assigned enrollment appointment date, which you can view in your Student Center on MyCSUSM. There is no course enrollment at Orientation. If you do not attend an Orientation session, your courses will be dropped and you will have an opportunity to register again on the first day of the semester. If you need to reschedule your Orientation, call our office at (760) 750-4930 prior to missing your Orientation session.


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Enrolling in Classes

Need help with choosing your classes? Complete the New Student Enrollment Tutorial! You can also connect with an Academic Advisor if you have already completed the tutorial and still have questions. 

Activating DUO Multi-Factor Authentication

All new CSUSM students must set up DUO Multi-Factor Authentication.

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