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Welcome to CSUSM! Orientation is designed to help incoming students feel welcomed and a part of the CSUSM community. 

At Orientation, students can expect to:

  • Meet fellow incoming students, current students, faculty, and staff
  • Learn about CSUSM services, policies, and procedures
  • Learn how to get involved on campus
  • Explore the campus

Orientation Reservations

Spring 2023

Open: October 15, 2022
Close: January 3, 2023

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As a result of participating in Orientation, students will:

  • Experience a sense of belonging in the CSUSM Cougar Community, participate in campus traditions and rituals, and demonstrate campus pride.
  • Articulate a minimum of five existing academic success, wellness, and co-curricular resources and how to access them.
  • Understand the importance of involvement during the collegiate experience and will be introduced to the Co-Curricular Model

Spring 2023 Orientation will take place in January 2023. Summer 2023 Orientation dates will run from mid-June to early August. Available dates vary for each student depending on major.

Students can log into MyCSUSM to view available dates and times for an Orientation with their major.

For help with additional next steps, check out these resources!

Meet the O-Team

The Orientation Team (O-Team) is a group of dedicated service-oriented leaders serving Cal State San Marcos by welcoming new students and families.

Meet the O-Team

Don't forget to pay for your Orientation

Your Orientation fee covers the logistical costs associated with the programs and services of New Student Onboarding, Orientation, Weeks of Welcome, Family Programs, Orientation Team, and Transfer Success Initiatives. 

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Phone: (760) 750-4930

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