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Register for the CSUCCESS program

CSUCCESS (California State University Connectivity Contributing to Equity and Student Success) is a bold initiative to enhance student achievement and create more equitable opportunities for the Cal Maritime community by providing industry-leading technology. During the first phase of this new initiative, Cal Maritime, along with seven other participating CSU campuses, will offer every new fall 2021 first-year and transfer student an opportunity to register for a new iPad technology bundle, putting the tools for success in their hands.

Register for the Cal Maritime CSUCCESS program

To receive an Apple iPad Air, Pencil and Smart Keyboard Folio, you must register for the Cal Maritime CSUCCESS program.

Be sure to check your Cal Maritime email account for important messages about the program.

Frequently Asked Questions

All new first-year and transfer students entering the Cal Maritime during the fall 2021 are eligible. There are no income-based eligibility requirements. Students may self-identify their need by registering for the program with their campus.

Complete the registration form to indicate your interest in the Cal Maritime CSUCCESS program. 

Students will receive:

  • 64 GB iPad Air
  • Apple Smart Keyboard Folio ​
  • Apple Pencil​
  • Student technology support from their campus

Note: With a keyboard attachment and pencil, this technology bundle is comparable to a laptop.

Distribution will take place during fall 2021 Orientation.

The CSU loans the equipment to students for the duration of their undergraduate education at the CSU. Upon departure from Cal Maritime, students will be asked to return their equipment. Equipment are provided on a loaned basis so as not to impact students’ financial aid.

Students will receive technology support from the Cal Maritime Help Desk.

Students will need to connect to Wi-Fi to get on the internet, make calls and send/receive emails on their iPads. The iPads are Wi-Fi only models and are not equipped with cellular data service.

Contact the Cal Maritime Help Desk for support if equipment is damaged. If equipment is stolen, report it to the police and communicate with Cal Maritime Help Desk who will disable the device remotely, making it unusable until returned.

The CSU will not be monitoring students’ day-to-day activities on the iPads. However, each app has a privacy statement that explains how it collects and uses information. That said, CSU campuses do monitor network traffic, and the mobile device management system will have the ability to alert IT staff if the student does something illegal or downloads an app not found in the official Apple App Store. The CSU Responsible Use Policy (RUP) defines appropriate use.

Students should contact the Cal Maritime Help Desk or Student Disability Services for resources on assistive technology needs.

Apple also has a variety of accessibility resources​ for iPads.

Throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, students indicated a lack of access to a computer or mobile device as an obstacle in the way of their achievement. CSUCCESS (California State University Connectivity Contributing to Equity and Student Success) represents the CSU’s commitment to closing equity gaps and providing high-quality and reliable personal computing devices to support academic achievement.

During the pandemic, the CSU worked to address part of this challenge by investing more than $18 million to purchase more than 21,000 laptops and tablets and 10,000 mobile Wi-Fi hotspots for students, in addition to loaning out several millions of dollars' worth of existing equipment.

Ongoing challenges of the pandemic require campuses to continue to deliver some courses virtually, posing persistent barriers to student success. These tools will help eliminate barriers and improve student success and equitable graduation outcomes, which are among the CSU’s highest priorities. 

Many campuses have existing device loan programs in place (library laptop loaners, for example) to serve as an alternative, or in concert with CSUCCESS, to ensure that students have the tools they need to succeed. The CSU has invited all campuses to participate and is actively seeking resources to fund additional phases to expand the initiative to more new and current students on more campuses.

The program is focused on new students, who need more support as they begin their college careers, particularly in light of the ongoing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Future phases of CSUCCESS could include returning students.​

Have Questions or Need More Information?

Read through the Cal Maritime CSUCCESS Setup Guide.

Check out Apple's Learning Resources for Students.

Email the Help Desk: helpdesk@csum.edu.

Learn More About the CSU Initiative

Visit the California State University CSUCCESS website.


Register for the CSUCCESS Program