CRUISE First-Year Experience

(Creating Rich Unique Intellectual Student Experiences)

CRUISE First-Year Experience

New Students - CRUISE into Mesa! Attend CRUISE and become confident and prepared for your first year at Mesa College!

Start college on the right foot with CRUISE, an onboarding program that helps new students transition to Mesa during their first year. The program will guide you to on-campus resources and introduce you to the many opportunities, programs, and people available to help you excel in all areas of your academic and personal growth. You belong at Mesa and we look forward to helping you set sail on a thrilling course of study.

  • Connect with a Peer Navigator who will serve as your mentor
  • Receive support for 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

Click Here to Register for Summer CRUISE!

Who Can Participate in CRUISE?

CRUISE sessions are open to all new, incoming students who recently graduated high school or have not attended college in the last three years. Whether you are transitioning from Continuing Education, are a current or past member of the Armed Forces, or are an adult learner who has yet to attend college, we encourage all new students to participate in CRUISE and the opportunity to connect with fellow incoming Mesa students.

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Get Support From a Peer Navigator

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As a CRUISE participant, you will have access to a Peer Navigator, a student like yourself who has received specialized training to support you during your academic year at Mesa. Providing assistance through mentoring, monthly contacts, workshops, and events, the Peer Navigators are here to support your success and help you find your community on Mesa's campus.

Learn more about Mesa's Peer Navigators

Registration Details

Click Here to Register for Summer CRUISE!

It's fun! It's free! And it's open to all new college students! We have multiple CRUISE sessions that are designed to meet the needs of our diverse stuent population:

Recent High School Graduates: Summer 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. We are offering multiple two-day sessions from 8:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. (lunch provided):

Tuesday, July 9 to Wednesday, July 10
Tuesday, July 16 to Wednesday, July 17
Tuesday, July 23 to Wednesday, July 24
Tuesday, July 30 to Wednesday, July 31

Summer CRUISE Flyer
Summer CRUISE Flyer

New Students Transitioning from Continuing Education, Veterans and Adult Learners: Our Saturday session is open for new students who are transitioning from Continuing Education, the Armed Forces, and Adult Learners who have yet to attend college. We have one session available from 8:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. (lunch provided):

Saturday, July 27

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Participating in CRUISE is a Promise requirement as well as meeting with your Peer Navigator each month to stay on track and remain eligible.

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