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A Message from the Provost - March 26, 2020

Dear CSULB Community,

We are living in unprecedented and historic times. All of us have been affected and confronted into this new way of life - especially you. Staying at home during this incredibly challenging time and continuing your classes in a completely alternate form, is not what any of us ever imagined. So many changes, but I do want to reassure you that The Beach’s leadership is doing everything we can to ensure your academic success.  

I am sure you have many questions, some of which I cannot answer at this point. But for now, let me assure you that we have worked hard to minimally impact the transition to the alternate course environment. Included in this message are key updates and important information to help navigate the rest of the academic year.

Additionally, we are continuously updating the Academic Continuity Resource Page. Please refer back to this website for the most up-to-date news for Academic Affairs as well as the main CSULB COVID-19 website.

I'm committed to making our transition as smooth as possible. For a quicker response, and answers to specific questions, please email your department chairs and deans.They can help expedite questions that relate to any specific college need and/or issue.

Stay healthy,

Dr. Brian Jersky
Provost and Senior Vice President

Building Closure Update

Enrollment Services Update

Spring Break

Spring Break will continue as scheduled from Monday, March 30 to Sunday, April 5.

The rest of the academic calendar, including finals week, will stay the same. Most importantly, the CDC is recommending everyone to avoid unnecessary travel, even during Spring Break.

Academic Advising

Academic Advising is still available during alternative instruction. CSULB is committed to ensuring students are able to graduate in a timely manner, and advisors are available to assist in achieving this.

Department chairs and deans are also available to answer student inquiries.

Service Learning and Internship Courses

Information about how faculty teaching service learning and internship courses are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic is available on the Center for Community Engagement website.

On-Campus Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Dr. Rashida Crutchfield and Yasmine Shahbaz, MSW student and research assistant, compiled this amazing list of student and educator resources for Spring 2020.

If you know someone in need, please pass this information on.

IT Updates

Our campus Technology Help Desk (THD) continues to provide tech support services to all during alternate instruction. Contact them either by phone (562-985-4959), or via email (

Resources for working remotely are available at Live tech support is available by phone Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

Research and Labs

Library and Research Resources

Accessibility Considerations