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 Training Ship Golden Bear

Golden Bear ship

Training Ship Golden Bear (TSGB) is a working maritime vessel which houses the Shipboard Living Learning Community. TSGB offers suite style living for 124 residents and is staffed by one Student Hall Director and four Resident Hall Officers. All rooms aboard TSGB are double occupancy and traditionally house first time students participating in the Shipboard Living Learning Community. All students in a deck or engine program participate in the Shipboard Living Learning Community.Students aboard TSGB reside on one of two residential decks with the total occupancy of each deck being 62 students and 2 Resident Assistants.  Due to electrical systems, Coast Guard policies and the TSGB security plan, all students must read the list of prohibited items for TSGB as it differs from all other campus facilities. Students bringing prohibited items will not be allowed aboard with the items.

ATTENTION: Please be aware that the TSGB is within an industrial safety area. Proper shoes must be worn on the pier and on the ship at all times. Flip flops, sandals (without a back strap), clogs or high heel shoes are not authorized for wear onboard the ship.


  • Suite Style Bathrooms (4 students per bathroom)
  • Double Occupancy rooms
  • Community Laundry Rooms on each deck (detergent provided, students may not use own detergent)
  • Lower Mess available as student study space
  • Classroom space available for studying and group projects
  • Weight room 

Shipboard Living Learning Community

This program, which was developed in 2009, allows incoming students in the Marine Transportation and Engineering Majors to enhance their learning experience.  Each incoming student within one of these majors will be required to live on the Training Ship Golden Bear (TSGB) for one semester of their first year at Cal Maritime.

The First Year Shipboard Living-Learning program helps develop a familiarization onboard the TSGB for all cruise required students.  These classes have been developed by the TSGB officers and Professors in the specific major.  This will allows for the students going on the TSGB cruise during their first summer to be well prepared and to be familiar with TSGB as a whole. Residene Hall Officers and Living Learning Community Mentors aboard the TSGB also provide specialize programming to support ship familiarization. Programs include but are not limited to ship tours, pre cruise breifings, systems tours, etc.

Due to the fact that TSGB is a working vessel, supplemental policies exist which all students living aboard are expected to follow. Examples of supplemental policies include but are not limited to:

  • No overnight guests for first year students
  • Weekly room inpsections
  • No guests during secure watch periods for any students living aboard (breaks and three day weekends)




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Last updated: 8/27/20