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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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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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Orientation - Aug. 29-Sep. 2, 2024 (Labor Day Weekend)

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.

Required Dates
First-Year student required dates: Thursday, August 29 – Saturday, August 31
Transfer student required date: Friday, August 30
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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