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Supporting CSUSM students and their families in a successful transition through the first year

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

Open: April 22, 2020
Close: June 30, 2020

All Summer 2020 Orientation sessions will be fully online due to the campus closure. 

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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

Orientation programs run from mid-June to early August. All sessions during summer 2020 will be fully online. 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.

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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Contact Us

Phone: (760) 750-4930

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