California State University, Monterey Bay
CSUMB was founded in 1994 with a student enrollment of 654 students. Classes began August 28, 1995. The founding president was Peter Plympton Smith. It was the 21st campus in the California State University System. The university offers 23 bachelor’s degrees. 7 master’s degrees. and teaching credentials. 
As of fall 2016, the university has 6,883 undergraduate students, 544 graduate students and 163 full-time faculty members.   The university operates on the semester system. The current president Eduardo M. Ochoa was appointed in May 2012. 
CSUMB presidential history
Eduardo Ochoa, CSUMB president
In the Fall of 2016, of 510 teaching faculty, 244 hold doctorates or another terminal degree, and 145 are members of minority groups.  The faculty includes an American Book Award winner and six Fulbright scholars. 
The student body is made up of 63% females and 37% males. As of fall 2016, 35% of students enrolled were under 21 years of age, 44% between 21 and 24, 14% between 25 and 30, 7% over the age of 31. The most common majors were business administration (13%), psychology (12%), biology (8%), kinesiology (9%), human communication (7%) and liberal studies (6%). More than one third of students came from Monterey. Santa Cruz. and San Benito counties (all California counties) while 58% came from other parts of California, 2% from other U.S. states and 3% from outside the U.S. Over a third (35%) of students were low-income and over half (57%) were first-generation college students. Students are distributed across class levels; 19% being freshmen, 12% sophomores, 26% juniors and 32% seniors as CSU Monterey Bay serves a large proportion of transfer students. Graduate students make up 7%, and 2% were seeking credentials. 
A residence hall in the Quad portion of the campus.
Approximately fifty percent of CSUMB students live on campus. 
Freeman Stadium filling up for CSUMB’s 2006–2007 Graduation Ceremony.
CSUMB’s athletic mascot is the Otter. Its athletic teams compete in NCAA Division II. primarily in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The Otters field 12 sports for men and women for the fall, winter, and spring seasons. Fall sports for men include cross country and soccer. Fall sports for women include cross country, soccer, and volleyball. The winter sport for men and women is basketball. Spring sports for men include baseball and golf. Spring sports for women include golf, softball. and water polo .
The fog for which Marina is famous can cover the entire campus.
The university’s goal is to be carbon neutral by 2030, with a solar array, installed in 2010, currently meeting 16 percent of the university’s needs. 
Additionally, the university’s Dining Commons were awarded LEED Silver certification in 2011. The Dining Commons were designed to include water efficiency and natural and energy-efficient lighting. 
CSUMB offers housing in many areas around campus. On the main campus there are eight residence halls each renovated Army barracks. Willet, Cypress, Manzanita, Asilomar, Yarrow, Avocet, Tortuga, and Sanderling Halls surround the main quad on campus. Pinnacles and Vineyard Suites as well as Strawberry Apartments make up North Quad on the north end of campus. In fall of 2015 the University opened three new residence halls, called Promontory, all of which offering apartment size dormitories. 
Tanimura Antle Family Memorial Library
View of library under construction from Divarty Street, May 2008.
The Tanimura Antle Family Memorial Library has 136,151 square feet (12,648.8 m 2 ) of floor space.  It is located at Divarty and Fifth Street, and diagonally across from the Chapman Science Center. A roundabout sits between the library and the science building. The Tanimura Antle Family Memorial Library is certified LEED Silver and has been cited for a range of sustainable design strategies from daylighting and low-energy use to healthy carpets, water conservation, and high-recycled content materials. 
Aside from being the largest building on the CSUMB campus, it is the greenest in terms of energy usage. Up to 30% less electricity is needed, for example, because of floor-to-ceiling glass walls that let in natural light. Additionally, ventilation techniques operate through the floor instead of the ceiling, allowing cooler air to travel a lesser distance. The light let in from the atrium is indirect rather than direct sunlight.