CRUISE Program



CRUISE Program 

2018 Summer CRUISE header

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Requests for disability related accommodations should be made
no later than eight (8) days prior to scheduled session

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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
  • Work one-on-one with faculty who are committed to student success
  • Get exposure to campus resources, student programming, and clubs
  • Participate in academic and counseling workshops with faculty and staff
  • Receive support for your entire academic year at Mesa

summer CRUISE sessions / registration DETAILS

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

RECENT HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES: 8:00A.M. - 1:00p.m. (lunch included)

Open for new students who recently graduated from high school or graduated from high school and have not attended college in the last three years. Four sessions available (please plan to attend all three days):

Tuesday, July 10 to Thursday, July 12          Tuesday, July 17 to Thursday, July 19
Tuesday, July 24 to Thursday, July 26          Tuesday, July 31 to Thursday, August 2

adult students: 8:00a.m. - 1:00p.m. (lunch included)

Open for new students who are transitioning from Continuing Education, Veterans, and Adult Learners who have yet to attend college. One session available:

Saturday, July 21, 2018

family and parents of incoming students at mesa college


To help parents/family members understand what college will be like for you, an informational workshop will be offered. Two sessions available:

Saturday, July 14                                          Saturday, July 28


CRUISE Contact info

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

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