Surfer on beach

We asked our followers on Facebook to help us compile a list of the 50 things students must do before crossing the stage in Freeman Stadium. Here’s what they had to say:

  1. Hike to Sykes Hot Springs. – Caydi Jo
  2. Surf with pelicans and dolphins. – Timmy Gillespie ’03
  3. Go stand-up paddle-boarding. – Danielle MoralesStand-up paddle-boarding
  4. Homework. – Johnathon Mercado-Knowles
  5. Drive on 17 Mile Drive, and sound cool when you tell visitors it’s really only nine miles. – Julie LaRocque
  6. Attend local parades, fairs and festivals. – Jennifer Tran
  7. Eat at First Awakenings. – Stephanie Brereton ’06
  8. Marathon party. – James Black ’04
  9. Go to Oldtown Salinas. – Nicholas Ferreira
  10. Go polar-bearing in the Pacific. – Amanda Carter
  11. Study! – Betulaceae Nicola Crystallus
    Study area sign
  12. See an actual otter. – Christina Wong
    An actual otter
  13. Dive the kelp forest. – Jilian Chrysaora Epstein
  14. Go star-gazing in Big Sur during a meteor shower. – James Black ’04
  15. Eat at Papa Chevos. – Melissa Woodrow ’11
  16. Explore the tide pools at Cannery Row. – Jennifer Tran
  17. Get to know everyone on your dorm room floor. – James Black ’04
  18. Enjoy the beaches on sunny days. – Melissa Woodrow ’11 & Winnie Chen
  19. Get a burrito in Big Sur and sit in the chairs in the river while you eat it. – Zoe Carter ’10
  20. Have a bonfire on the beach at night. – Melissa Woodrow ’11
  21. Road trip with your dorm/housemates. – James Black ’04
  22. Go skydiving at the Marina Airport. – Henry Palomares & Desiree Ferguson
  23. Attend a pub crawl. – Julie LaRacoque
  24. Hike one of the many wonderful trails at the Pinnacles National Monument. – Nancy M. Garcia
  25. Attend TAT screenings such as TAPS, Capstones, and the Monterey Bay Film Festival. – Chris Carpenter ’11
  26. Take scuba classes. – Andrew McIntire
    Scuba class
  27. Go to Carmel (eat, drink, beach, shop). – Julie LaRocque
  28. Take a Fort Ord tour. – Jennifer Waldron ’06
  29. Meet Steven Seagal. – Kenneth Lontoc ’11
  30. Shop at the Monterey Farmers Market. – James Black ’04
    Apples at the farmers market
  31. Oppose the globalist oligarchy and support liberty, freedom, the Constitution and Bill of Rights. – Bryan McClain ’00
  32. Sled down the dunes at Sand City. – Andrew Cefre
  33. Join intramurals. – Jennifer Tran
  34. Take advantage of the Health Center. – Jennifer Waldron ’06
  35. Watch a performance at the World Theater. – Tessa Babcock ’05
  36. Have a beer at the Otter Bay Restaurant. – Julie LaRocque
  37. Get a sandwich and peanut butter cake at Compagno’s. – Tessa Babcock ’05
  38. See a movie at the Osio. – Jennifer Waldron ’06
  39. Disc golf on campus. – Chanel Hanson ’10
    Disc golf
  40. Take Intro to Radio and host your own radio show. – Tessa Babcock ’05
  41. Go skimboarding at Asilomar Beach. – Kate Deleslin
  42. Mountain bike Fort Ord. – James Black ’04
  43. Hike Point Lobos. – Andrew Cefre
  44. Check out the Monterey Bay Aquarium. – Julie LaRocque
  45. Grab a meal at Phil’s Fish Market in Moss Landing. – Courtney Hoyland
  46. Go to Santa Cruz on Halloween. – Kyle S. Petty ’05
  47. Go geocaching. – Jennifer Tran
  48. Hike to the top of Jacks Peak, the highest point in Monterey. – Chanel Hason ’10
  49. Go to career fairs. – Jennifer Waldron ’06
  50. Photograph a sunset from the sand dunes. – Kate Keleslin
    Sunset over Monterey Bay