Commencement by the numbers

One year of planning and countless staff hours create this unforgettable day

More than 2,800 chairs are rented for commencement

8,000: Graduation tickets printed

6,500: Programs printed 

Awards recognize excellence in journalism

The second annual Otter Realm Awards, recognizing students who have done excellent work in journalism – including print, video, photography and page design – were handed out at a campus ceremony on May 7.

“Students need more public recognition of their work,” Dr. Estella Porras said last year when she started the competition. “With the awards, students feel encouraged to seek excellence, and are reminded of the value that their work has in their communities.

CSUMB student wins film commission scholarship

Jessica Moss is this year’s recipient of the Monterey County Film Commission’s student scholarship.

Moss is a senior at Cal State Monterey Bay, where she studies Cinematic Arts and Technology. She plans to use the $2,000 grant to help with expenses for her capstone project, “The Maw,” an animated film short.


Class of 2014 dons regalia made from recycled bottles

The gowns worn by CSU Monterey Bay’s graduates will still be black, but come commencement day on May 17, they’ll also be green.

Environmental filmmaking class explores Fort Ord

This semester, students from CSU Monterey Bay explored Fort Ord in an environmental filmmaking class. The results of that exploration will be presented May 9 at the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz. 

The showing is part of Planet Ord, a multi-media exhibition curated by CSUMB professor Enid Baxter Ryce that will be on display through July 20. The presentation of student work is one of several special programs offered during the course of the show.

Marine science student earns NOAA scholarship

Emily Aiken sounds like a campus recruiter when she explains why she chose CSU Monterey Bay for graduate school.

CSUMB video wins CASE silver medal

A video telling the story of CSUMB has taken a top honor in the CASE (Council for Advancement and Opening shot of Support of Education) Circle of Excellence competition.

Support programs open doors for students

Seniors celebrated at EOP event

Marina Rico, the youngest of seven siblings, grew up in an agricultural area of Monterey County. Her parents did not finish the second grade.

CSUMB included in 'green' colleges guide

For the fourth consecutive year, CSU Monterey Bay has been named one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in North America.

CSUMB is included in the 2014 edition of “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges.” The guide is a free, downloadable book published in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools.

Obama administration official to speak at commencement

Aquarium director Julie Packard to receive honorary doctorate

Obama administration official Cecilia Muñoz will be the keynote speaker at CSU Monterey Bay’s commencement ceremony on May 17.