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CRUISE Program Mission

Creating Rich Unique Intellectual Student Experiences (CRUISE) aims to prepare and engage new, incoming students through an on-campus experience. Participants will successfully identify resources necessary to excel academically, connect with a Peer Navigator, and get to know other first-year students leading to a sense of belonging.  

About CRUISE

  • Connect with a Peer Navigator who will serve as your mentor
  • Receive support during CRUISE and the academic year
  • Build community and meet other incoming students
  • Learn about campus resources and student life
  • Participate in workshops aimed at your transition to Mesa College

ELIGIBILITY

  • Be a new student to San Diego Mesa Colllege for the Spring 2022 semester

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Attend and participate in all CRUISE activities
  • Meet with a Peer Navigator once a month during the spring semester
  • Participate in campus events and workshops throughout the spring semester
  • Utilize tutoring services, and other student support resources
  • Inform a counselor of any changes to academic schedule
  • Commit to excel in all courses and meet with professors during office hours

If you are planning to attend Mesa College for the first time in Spring 2023 and would like to attend our Winter or Saturday CRUISE, please sign up on our Interest List and you will be notified when registration is open:

 

CRUISE registration DETAILS

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

winter cruise

Winter CRUISE 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. 

Dates To Be Announced

saturday cruise

Our Saturday CRUISE session is designed for early high school graduates. High school students completing their coursework in December 2022 and planning to attend Mesa for the spring semester in February 2023 should consider this one-day CRUISE session.

Date To Be Announced


CRUISE Contact info

Have questions? To contact us, call the office line at (619) 388-2757 and leave a voicemail message. We will be checking the office's voicemail regularly, but please be aware that there may still be a small delay in response. You may also email us at mesacruise@sdccd.edu and we will respond within 1-2 business days.

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

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  • Mesa College President, Dr. Ashanti Hands, with our 2022 Summer CRUISE students

    Mesa College President, Dr. Ashanti Hands, with our 2022 Summer CRUISE students

  • Meet the 2022-23 Peer Navigators!

    Meet the 2022-23 Peer Navigators!

  • "This CRUISE session made it easier to navigate not only the campus, but the different programs and services that mesa has to offer for students." - 2022 Summer CRUISE Student

    "This CRUISE session made it easier to navigate not only the campus, but the different programs and services that mesa has to offer for students." - 2022 Summer CRUISE Student

  • "I think the most valuable aspect of CRUISE experience is that I got to enjoy myself and was able to feel comfortable with everything because my Peer Navigator did an amazing job by making us feel comfortable! I got to learn so many things!" - 2022 Summer CRUISE Student

    "I think the most valuable aspect of CRUISE experience is that I got to enjoy myself and was able to feel comfortable with everything because my Peer Navigator did an amazing job by making us feel comfortable! I got to learn so many things!" - 2022 Summer CRUISE Student

  • "Being able to see all the resources available to me and the places that provide a safe/study space. I’m really excited to spend time on the campus more and attend my classes. I feel better about not going in completely blind." - 2022 Summer CRUISE Student

    "Being able to see all the resources available to me and the places that provide a safe/study space. I’m really excited to spend time on the campus more and attend my classes. I feel better about not going in completely blind." - 2022 Summer CRUISE Student

  • "The most valuable aspect of my experience was the campus tour. It’s a lot more comforting knowing I will know my way around the campus a little better when my classes start!" - 2022 Summer CRUISE Student

    "The most valuable aspect of my experience was the campus tour. It’s a lot more comforting knowing I will know my way around the campus a little better when my classes start!" - 2022 Summer CRUISE Student

  • 2022 Summer CRUISE students during the Meet and Greet activity

    2022 Summer CRUISE students during the Meet and Greet activity

  • "The friendships I made between both days because coming into a school where I’m going to know no one and meeting at least a couple of people made me feel happy because everyone was so welcoming" - 2022 Summer CRUISE Student

    "The friendships I made between both days because coming into a school where I’m going to know no one and meeting at least a couple of people made me feel happy because everyone was so welcoming" - 2022 Summer CRUISE Student

  • "My Peer Navigator was very nice and helpful, and made me very comfortable to start with classes in the fall." - 2022 Summer CRUISE Student

    "My Peer Navigator was very nice and helpful, and made me very comfortable to start with classes in the fall." - 2022 Summer CRUISE Student

  • "My Peer Navigator provided a lot of helpful information that clarified a lot of questions I had. They all were also very friendly and approachable." - 2022 Summer CRUISE Student

    "My Peer Navigator provided a lot of helpful information that clarified a lot of questions I had. They all were also very friendly and approachable." - 2022 Summer CRUISE Student

  • "My Peer Navigator was very informative and helpful! I really appreciated how much they cared and put so much thought into how to make the experience so great." - 2022 Summer CRUISE Student

    "My Peer Navigator was very informative and helpful! I really appreciated how much they cared and put so much thought into how to make the experience so great." - 2022 Summer CRUISE Student

  • Peer Navigators Jay and Evelyn during 2022 Summer CRUISE

    Peer Navigators Jay and Evelyn during 2022 Summer CRUISE

  • "The most valuable aspect of my CRUISE experience was being able to truly feel supported in whatever path I decide to take from this point and onward. It’s amazing to know that staff and students are just there to have your back." - 2022 Summer CRUISE Student

    "The most valuable aspect of my CRUISE experience was being able to truly feel supported in whatever path I decide to take from this point and onward. It’s amazing to know that staff and students are just there to have your back." - 2022 Summer CRUISE Student