Founded in 1994 on the former site of Fort Ord by educators and community leaders, Cal State Monterey Bay faculty and staff build on that legacy as we explore innovative ways to meet the needs of a new generation of students while simultaneously powering the Monterey County economy.
The university will invest in preparation for the future through integrated and experimental use of technologies as resources to people, catalysts for learning, and providers of increased access and enriched quality learning. The curriculum of CSUMB will be student and society centered and of sufficient breadth and depth to meet statewide and regional needs, specifically those involving both inner-city and isolated rural populations, and needs relevant to communities in the immediate Tri-County region (Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito).
Under a cooperative agreement with the NASA Ames Research Center, the university performs remote sensing, ecosystem modeling, and geospatial research for earth system science and health. CSUMB researchers work in 10 areas, including coral reef monitoring, land use, carbon modeling and disease transmission.
Our graduates will have an understanding of interdependence and global competence, distinctive technical and educational skills, the experience and abilities to contribute to California's high quality work force, the critical thinking abilities to be productive citizens, and the social responsibility and skills to be community builders. CSUMB will dynamically link the past, present, and future by responding to historical and changing conditions, experimenting with strategies which increase access, improve quality, and lower costs through education in a distinctive CSU environment.
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The Campus Service Center (CSC) provides forms, information, and front counter support for the offices of Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid, and Student Cashiering.
At CSUMB, we want you to feel at home. We are committed to fostering a campus environment that supports a healthy mind, body, and spirit for all members of the Otter community. Empowerment, Integrity, Social Justice, Stewardship, and Wellness are the guiding principles of Student Activities and Leadership Development (SALD), where dedicated staff and students promote action, personal growth, exploration, leadership development, career readiness and academic success.
The Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library has 136,151 square feet (12,648.8 m2) of floor space. It is located at Divarty and Fifth Street, and diagonally across from the Chapman Science Center.
Each of the three units comprising Health & Wellness Services at CSUMB - the Campus Health Center, the Personal Growth and Counseling Center, and Student Disability Resources - strive to assist members of the CSUMB community in achieving and maintaining physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness.
The university's goal is to be carbon neutral by 2030, with a solar array, installed in 2010, currently meeting 16 percent of the university's needs.
Additionally, the university's Dining Commons were awarded LEED Silver certification in 2011. The Dining Commons were designed to include water efficiency and natural and energy-efficient lighting.
CSUMB recognizes over 100 student organizations! Being recognized means you have access to reserve classrooms, conference rooms, and other venues on campus. You also have multiple funding options if your club wants to run an event or activity. In addition to financial support, you have student and staff resources to help to run events on campus.
accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.