CRUISE Program

  Stay tuned for 2018 winter cruise information! 

  The summer CRUISE was very helpful. It helped me familiarize myself with the campus and introduced me to many resources.

- Priscila Chagolla, CRUISE Alumni

  The guidance that I got from having a Peer Navigator made it a lot easier to adjust to college life after graduating from high school.

- Al’Asia, CRUISE Alumni

  They did a campus tour for us and tried to make us comfortable, so I felt prepared to start studying at Mesa.

- Sean Ha, CRUISE Alumni

  The best part of CRUISE was meeting new people who I eventually ended up in the same class as--which is helping me now.

- Sadie Wager, CRUISE Alumni

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  • Meet other students and connect with your Peer Navigator
  • Access to all campus resources
  • Work with faculty who are committed to your success
  • Get a head start on English and Math
  • Get support for your entire first year at San Diego Mesa College

overview of 3 Day CRUISE Sessions

Morning CRUISE (lunch included)

Open for new students who recently graduated from high school or have not attended college in the last three years. A family member workshop will also be held on the first day of every session. 

Evening CRUISE (light meal provided)

Designed for new students who are transitioning from Continuing Education, the Armed Forces, and adult learners who have not attended college.

CRUISE Program Mission Statement

Creating Rich Unique Intellectual Student Experiences (CRUISE) aims to prepare and engage new, incoming students through a three-day, on-campus experience. Participants will successfully identify resources necessary to excel academically, connect with other first-time students, and get to know faculty through informal meeting spaces leading to a sense of belonging.  

Contact: Agustin Rivera | | (619) 388-2757