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Golden Bear Experience

The Golden Bear Experience is a series of events that will guide you through the months leading up to your first day of class at CSP. Explore each of the events below and register today!

The following events are for incoming undergraduate traditional students admitted to CSP this fall 2024 in an on-campus program.

All events are free to attend.


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Admitted Student Day - April 19 & June 13, 2024

Save the date! Mark your calendars for our Admitted Student Day event(s)! Join us for an exciting day packed with essential information to help prepare you for your first day as a Golden Bear. Stay tuned for further details.

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Move-In Day (Thursday, August 29, 2024)

Save the date! Incoming first-year and transfer students living on campus will move in the morning of Thursday, August 29. Specific move-in times and detailed instructions will be sent in August.

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CSP Orientation - August 29 - September 2, 2024

After move-in, CSP’s orientation begins! CSP’s orientation is the first step in your CSP journey. You’ll have the opportunity to find your class locations, meet your classmates, and familiarize yourself with campus. You’ll also receive training and resources on how to start your Golden Bear experience successfully. Orientation is known for its meaningful events, great food, and lasting connections.

First-year students are required to attend all events taking place Thursday, August 29 through Saturday, August 31.

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First Day of Classes - September 3, 2024

Classes begin September 3, 2024. Want to find your classes and become familiar with campus before then? Try our interactive map!

Interactive Campus Map