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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.  

About CRUISE

  • Meet other students and get connected with a Peer Navigator
  • Work with Peer Navigators who are committed to your success
  • Get exposure to campus resources, student programming, and clubs
  • Participate in workshops to help with the onboarding process
  • Receive support for your entire first semester at Mesa

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CRUISE registration DETAILS

We have different CRUISEs that are designed to meet the needs of our diverse student population:

winter cruise

Our three-day Winter CRUISE session is designed for all new, incoming students who recently graduated from high school or have graduated from high school and have not attended college in the last three years, new students transitioning from Continuing Education, Veterans and Adult Learners who have yet to attend college. One session available (Please plan to attend all three days, held from 8:00AM to 11:30AM daily):

Tuesday, January 14 to Thursday, January 16

SATURDAY CRUISE 

Our one-day Saturday session is designed for early high school graduates. High school students completing their coursework in December 2019 and planning to attend Mesa for the spring semester in February 2020 should consider this one-day CRUISE session. One session available (Please plan to the entire day, held from 8:00AM to 11:30AM):

Saturday, January 11


information for Family and parents of incoming students at mesa college

FAMILY MEMBER/PARENT

Information and resources coming soon!


CRUISE Contact info

Have questions? Not sure which session to attend? Contact us here:

Phone: (619) 388-2757
Email: mesacruise@sdccd.edu

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

  • "The summer CRUISE was very helpful. It helped me familiarize myself with the campus and introduced me to many resources." - Priscila Chagolla, 2016 CRUISE Alumni

    "The summer CRUISE was very helpful. It helped me familiarize myself with the campus and introduced me to many resources." - Priscila Chagolla, 2016 CRUISE Alumni

  • "The most valuable aspect was learning about the different resources Mesa has to offer to help succeed." - 2018 Summer CRUISE Alumni

    "The most valuable aspect was learning about the different resources Mesa has to offer to help succeed." - 2018 Summer CRUISE Alumni

  • "I really liked the English workshop. The professor was able to answer questions my group had. It was a great experience."- 2018 Summer CRUISE Alumni

    "I really liked the English workshop. The professor was able to answer questions my group had. It was a great experience."- 2018 Summer CRUISE Alumni

  • "I loved meeting other students and learning about what Mesa has to offer. I feel more ready and prepared to conquer the year, THANK YOU!!" - 2018 Summer CRUISE Alumni

    "I loved meeting other students and learning about what Mesa has to offer. I feel more ready and prepared to conquer the year, THANK YOU!!" - 2018 Summer 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, 2016 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, 2016 CRUISE Alumni

  • "I really loved how energetic my peer navigator was which made me much more comfortable meeting new people." - 2017 Summer CRUISE Alumni

    "I really loved how energetic my peer navigator was which made me much more comfortable meeting new people." - 2017 Summer 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, 2016 Summer 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, 2016 Summer CRUISE Alumni

  • "The most valuable aspect was knowing that I am not alone. I made some new friends already, including my peer navigator. I feel comfortable and confident about starting my college journey at mesa and I can't wait." - 2017 Summer CRUISE Alumni

    "The most valuable aspect was knowing that I am not alone. I made some new friends already, including my peer navigator. I feel comfortable and confident about starting my college journey at mesa and I can't wait." - 2017 Summer CRUISE Alumni

  • "My most valuable aspect while attending Summer CRUISE was feeling a sense of friendship and comfort. Knowing I have my Peer Navigator and a group of students who I can turn to during challenges and just for a friend is a really great feeling, especially when you go in not knowing anyone." - 2017 Summer CRUISE Alumni

    "My most valuable aspect while attending Summer CRUISE was feeling a sense of friendship and comfort. Knowing I have my Peer Navigator and a group of students who I can turn to during challenges and just for a friend is a really great feeling, especially when you go in not knowing anyone." - 2017 Summer 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, 2016 Summer 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, 2016 Summer CRUISE Alumni

  • "All in all I feel Summer CRUISE was very beneficial and just enjoyable. I had a very pleasant time and had so much fun. After the first day, I just was wishing that it was longer!" - 2017 Summer CRUISE Alumni

    "All in all I feel Summer CRUISE was very beneficial and just enjoyable. I had a very pleasant time and had so much fun. After the first day, I just was wishing that it was longer!" - 2017 Summer CRUISE Alumni