Events & Calendars

Graduate Studies Events in 2018-19

The Graduate Student Orientation is offered every September by the Office of Graduate Studies. Open to all new credential, masters, and doctoral students, the event gives an overview of the path to obtaining an advanced degree and explains university policies and procedures that pertain to graduate education. Current students and recent alumni share their insights through a graduate student panel, and the university’s many resources and opportunities are displayed at a resource fair immediately following the event.

The Faculty/Staff Book Launch honors those faculty and staff members who have published a book in the past year. This event recognizes the outstanding contributions CSUSB authors make to further the body of knowledge in their discipline. This event is open to the campus; however, an RSVP is required. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Pass the Torch is designed as a networking and socialization opportunity for graduate students, in order to facilitate both interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary relationships, and network with fellow students outside of the classroom arena, to discuss coursework, research opportunities, career goals, and to nurture professional academic relationships.  

Graduate Student & Family Picnic is a great opportunity to bring your loved ones to your campus, meet some of our newly admitted graduate students, and start the year with a fun, family-friendly evening. The event will be free for entry, but you will need to purchase a parking permit. Also, this will be a great time to visit the campus bookstore and purchase/rent all of your materials needed for the fall term!

Graduate Education Week: During this week we will be hosting a panel of seminars, workshops, mixers, and more in order to help you get the most out of your graduate student career. In addition, we will be highlighting the work of some of our most outstanding graduate students, including our thesis award winners, our hardworking graduate assistants, as well as welcoming some graduate student alumni back to our home campus to see how their education has shaped their professional careers.

Other Events on Campus

Leadership Symposium
The Office of Student Engagement will be hosting our annual Leadership Symposium and this year’s theme is “Explore Your Identity.” The event will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM in the SMSU Events Center. Check-in begins at 9:00 AM.
The Leadership Symposium will assist students in finding their leadership pathway.  Through interactive breakout sessions, engaging activities and a keynote address with our special guest Adrienne Bailon Houghton from “The Real,” students will learn that they can lead and influence their peers both on and off campus. Lunch will be provided free of charge and there will be an opportunity drawing for a FREE pair of Apple AirPods. 

To RSVP, please click the RSVP link. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Engagement at 909-537-5234 or at