The CSULB Alumni Association is the link between the University and its more than 220,000 graduates to garner their support for The Beach.
It sponsors various alumni programs, communication vehicles to inform alumni about their alma mater, and supports the University with departmental grants and student scholarships including the prestigious President's Scholars Program.
The Association is governed by a volunteer board of directors who serve as alumni ambassadors for the university, promote its mission, and reconnect alumni with the institution. Other volunteers assist with its other programs such as Homecoming, commencement hospitality, Concerts in the Grove, and other events.
Membership dues for CSULB graduates and credential holders is a one-time $49 fee. For non-graduates, including alumni who took CSULB classes but did not graduate, the fees is $49 for the first year and $25 annually thereafter.
The main benefit for members is to keep informed about their alma mater through its magazine "Beach Connection" and e-communiques. In addition, members have access at all CSU libraries (check with campus library for alumni restrictions), discounts at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center events and home 49er athletic games, discount on rental of the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden, access to various group insurance policies (medical, home, auto, life, etc.), the CSULB Alumni Association Credit Card through Bank of America, etc. Alumni also can access the CSULB Career Development Center for an annual fee.
For more information about the CSULB Alumni Association, check the website at www.csulb.edu/alumni or call 562.985.5252.
Alumni actively and generously support the University through the Annual Fund. Over 55,000 alumni, parents, and friends are contacted annually to support University activities. The majority of private gifts are undesignated and used to meet the most critical needs of the University, while other contributions are designated to specified departments or colleges.
The Parents' Fund was established to give parents the opportunity to support the University. Parents of currently enrolled and graduated students are contacted yearly by the Annual Fund. The willingness of parents to pledge financial support to the University is a confirmation that CSULB provides an excellent educational environment for the students it serves.
Every graduating senior is contacted near graduation to initiate a pledge in support of the campus. Seniors are asked to donate $125 to purchase a brick to be permanently placed in the Alumni Brick Plaza. Gifts of $124 or less are designated to the Annual Fund to be used for essential campus needs. Seniors have proven to be generous and loyal donors to the University.