CRUISE Program



CRUISE Program 


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CRUISE Program Mission

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.  


  • Meet other students, and your personal Peer Navigator
  • Get exposure to campus resources and clubs
  • Work one-on-one with faculty who are committed to student success
  • Participate in academic and counseling workshops with faculty and staff
  • Get support for your entire first year at Mesa

overview of CRUISE Sessions

3 - DAY Morning CRUISE: OFFERED IN SUMMER / WINTER - 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. 

3 - DAY Evening CRUISE: OFFERED IN SUMMER (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 Contact info

Location: Room I4-203 (Located on the second floor of the Student Services Building)
Phone: 619-388-2757

Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, & Twitter @mesacruise!

  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