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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn More About the CSU Initiative
Visit the California State University CSUCCESS website.