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Enrollment Management E-Newsletter


Welcome to the Enrollment Management E-Newsletter! Within this newsletter, we will provide students, staff, and community partners with helpful information pertaining to deadlines, reminders, projects, and resources — that take place within our division.

Our offices include the Office of Orientation and First-Year Experience, Office of the Registrar, Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, and the Office of Admissions and Student Recruitment. Our goal as the Enrollment Management department is to empower all students by providing the tools and information required for academic success, and becoming a #Coyote4Life!

In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

This year marks over three decades of celebrating the national holiday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King was a brilliant individual; by skipping 9th and 10th grade — he attended Morehouse College at the age of fifteen in 1944. After completing a degree in Sociology and studying theology during his three years at Crozer Theological Seminary, Dr. King then enrolled at Boston University, where he received a Ph.D. in 1955 at the young age of 25. After completing his education, Dr. King became a pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama — where he led the first phenomenal nonviolent demonstration, the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The boycott lasted 382 days which provided strength to Dr. King as the leader of the peaceful protest movement for civil rights. In 1986 America celebrated the first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday; in 1994, Congress designated the holiday as a national day of service. On MLK Jr. Day, many celebrate the bravery, intelligence, and perseverance of the peaceful protest movement during the civil-rights era.

In 1995, the nation-wide inauguration of the MLK Day of Service began; and continues to motivate all Americans to unite in service for their communities. During this day, Americans deliver meals, collect food, clothing, and renovate their community centers in all fifty states. Volunteers provide services to veterans and military families as well, by building homes and teaching veterans financial literacy. American's across the nation rejoice and fellowship in the spirit of community on Martin Luther King Jr.'s holiday.

The City of San Bernardino hosts several events dedicated to the memory and mission statement of Dr. King. This year the Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce sponsored the inaugural MLK Day Parade and Extravaganza. The Dignity Health-Community Hospital of San Bernardino president, June Collison, served as the grand marshal of the parade.

"Today means so much to so many people, and to be selected to serve as the grand marshal for the San Bernardino community has been a privilege." Said, June Collison. The parade began at noon at Gomez Elementary School and ended at Arroyo High School.

The San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra performed at the California Theatre of the Performing Arts as a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. on January 18, 2020, at 7:30 pm. The captivating tribute included renditions of anthems, hymns, and spirituals, including "Wade in the Water," "Strange Fruit," "Free at Last," "City Called Heaven" and "Lift Every Voice and Sing."

CSUSB proudly hosts the 40th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast on Monday, January 20, 2020, at Cal State San Bernardino's Coussoulis Arena. The Inland Empire Concerned African American Churches sponsored the breakfast. Dwight Radcliff, from Fuller Seminary and the Message Center, was the guest speaker. CSUSB promotes awareness and inclusiveness year-round, and the Next Generation Conference for African American Students is a prime example. This conference is a partnership with Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, with a mission to provide resources and services for underrepresented prospective students to become a #Coyote4Life!

For more information or to register:

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Financial Aid Webinar



 Financial Aid: Webinar Helps Over 150 Students Complete Their Applications 

On January 15, 2020, the office of Financial Aid hosted its first educational webinar, which consisted of a two-hour live chat. The well-attended event had over 150 students who received help from our phenomenal staff! During the webinar, students were provided resources to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application (CADAA). Immediately following the webinar, our proactive Financial Aid staff hosted a two-hour live chat to answer all students’ specific questions and concerns. Additionally, our knowledgeable staff covered student employment, federal student loans, the Cal-Grant program, and CSUSB scholarships.

To watch the webinar, click here:



Palm Desert Campus: First Male Summit Event Successful 

The California State University San Bernardino - Palm Desert Campus hosted its inaugural Male Student Leadership Summit on Saturday, January 25, 2020. OneFuture Coachella Valley (OFCV), philanthropists, civic leaders, and educators partnered with CSUSB to create this heavily anticipated event.

“We believe in a future where ALL students WILL graduate high school and succeed in college, career, and life,” said Shelia Thornton, CEO/President of OFCV. “The Male Student Leadership Summit is designed to assure young men in the region start their high school journey with excellent resources and a community of support to follow them through college, and ultimately into the workforce as the future leaders of the Coachella Valley.” She further mentioned.”

The goal of the summit was to increase high school graduation and college attendance rates among 8th-grade young men, ages thirteen – fourteen. Furthermore, the young men who attended the event all reside in the heart of the Coachella Valley. The summit consisted of several workshops and presentations about skills and habits that will help students complete their educational journeys. Dr. Alejandro Segura-Mora was the keynote speaker.

Over 50 young men and several families learned tools and skills from Dr. Segura-Mora to break through barriers to higher education. The agenda concluded with the Blu Educational Foundation supplying knowledge and resources to parents through discussions regarding strong communities unified in shared experiences. The Blu Educational Foundation provides educational and human services programs to youth, adults, and organizations with a mission to build healthy, productive communities. Their initiatives focus on education, health and wellness, civic engagement, leadership development, advocacy, and the arts.  

Additionally, the summit also provided students with tools to manage their mental health in productive and motivational ways. Local educator and radio host, Jason Tate, taught attendees healthy eating habits, mindfulness, and meditation techniques to help manage stress.

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 Important Deadlines, Upcoming Events & Reminders

Important Deadlines, Upcoming Events & Reminders
Feb. 3 

Grad Check Deadline for Fall Term

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Feb. 5

Graduate Studies Application Information Session

5 pm - 7 pm, SMSU 107

more info

Feb. 12

Graduate Equity Fellowship Information Session

5 pm - 6 pm, CE 202

more info

Feb. 12

Financial Aid Workshop

10 am - 12 pm, CE 202

more info

Feb. 20

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Information Session

12 pm - 1:30 pm, CE 354

more info

Feb. 21

Next Generation Conference

8 am-1:30 pm, SMSU Events Center

more info

Feb. 22

Applying for Scholarships: CSUSB Online Process

11 am-1 pm, SMSU Events Center C

more info

Feb. 23

CSU Super Sunday

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Feb. 24

Financial Aid Workshop

3 pm - 5 pm, CE 202

more info

Feb. 27

Financial Aid Workshop

12 pm - 2 pm, Palm Desert Campus HS 107

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Feb. 28

Financial Aid Workshop

3 pm - 5 pm, CE 202

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Feb. 28-29

Coyotes Overnight Program for Honors Students


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