News - February 7, 2020

Barrett Athletic Administration Center Work Notice - February 8 & 9, 2020

CSULB is replacing the damaged communication cable lines at the Barrett Athletic Administration Center (BAAC) over the next two weeks. Throughout the work week there should be no interruption of services to the building.  However, over the weekend of February 8 and 9, Beach Building Services will be transferring the existing phone services to new cable lines. This means that the existing phone, fire alarm and elevator service in the BAAC will not be functioning while the work is ongoing. BBS will do its best to complete this transfer as soon as possible and will send notification to the campus if there are any alterations to the current plan and schedule of this work.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please contact Senior Construction Manager Rafael Quezon at with any questions.

Annual Campus-Wide Evacuation Drill-Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

The campus will be conducting its annual campus-wide evacuation drill on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 10:30am. The purpose of this drill is to ensure timely and safe evacuations of all campus buildings, to test the efficiency of the BeachALERT Emergency Notification System, and to ensure that all audible fire alarms and strobe lights function properly. During this drill, all campus buildings must be evacuated and building occupants should go to the evacuation assembly area for their building. The drill will conclude at approximately 10:45 a.m. when all alarms and strobe lights are turned off.

For more information on our drills and to view the map of evacuation assembly areas please visit the UPD website.

If you have any questions regarding this drill please contact

New Critical Illness & Accident Insurance Benefit for 2020

The Standard is offering new Critical Illness and Accident Insurance benefits to staff and faculty this year. The special enrollment period for these benefits runs February 1 through February 29.  Anyone wanting more information is encouraged to join Benefits Services on February 10 in the Barrett Athletic Administration Center (BAAC) at 10:00 a.m. or at 2:00 p.m.  A representative from the Standard will be present to explain the benefits and answer questions.  RSVP for either session at

Faculty & Staff Workshop: Introduction to Qualtrics

Academic Technology Services is offering in-person, hands-on introductory workshops to faculty and staff on Qualtrics, a web-based survey tool that is used for a variety of purposes such as simple polls or research projects. Workshop dates are Tuesday, February 18 1:00-2:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 11 9:30-11:00 a.m. or Thursday, April 9, 1:00-2:30 p.m. in the AS Building, room 120. Please register to reserve your seat and bring a laptop. Contact with any questions.