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The school makes a concentrated effort to have events, lectures, guest performers, movie nights, and social justice events. They are all high quality and lots of fun. East Campus also puts on regular events which students can attend via shuttle.» Read More
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a hot spot for tourists and students alike. It is located on Cannery Row, which houses many restaurants, shops, and fun venues. There are many trails on campus that are great for biking and hiking. The beach is also a mile away with direct access from the campus. San Fransisco, Santa Barbara, and San Jose are all within driving distance. Kayaking and surfing are also extremely popular activities. If you do not have a car, it is ok because the bus system takes you to many of these places and it is free if you are a student.» Read More
What to do for fun? What isn't there to do for fun more like it. We have the beach right down the street from us. Theres movie theaters, hiking trails, biking trails, kayaking, whale watching. Theres just so much to do around here, but if you get tired of going out around here, we have Santa Cruz, San Jose, and other bigger cities close by as well.» Read More
Obviously, CSUMB students love the beach. Lots of students can scuba dive and surf but if you aren't into that there is plenty more to do. The city of Monterey is close by and has nice beaches to swim at. The mall is a bus ride away, there are weekly farmer's markets, amazing restaurants, prime spots to watch otters, seals, and sea lions, hiking, bike riding, and there is always some school organization that has an event on.» Read More