As a reminder, this event was an optional open house experience for newly-admitted students and their families and is not considered an official orientation. Once you accept your offer of admission for Fall 2024, sign up for Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) for your official orientation sessions.

Thank you for attending! We hope you enjoyed your visit to The Beach.

Day at the Beach FAQ

Explore frequently asked questions below!
(Last Updated: 04/13/2024)

RSVPs are now closed for this event. Day at The Beach was held on Saturday, April 13, 2024.

Information about the 2025 event is currently under development.

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Each student gets their own account to access online campus services and their own CSULB email address. This email address is the primary mode of communication from the university to students. You will need to activate your account to access the Day at The Beach RSVP form.

Once you receive your offer of admission, follow these instructions to activate your student account:




  1. Go to the CSULB Password Utility and select Next.
  2. Then, enter your new CSULB email address (found in your admission email) and follow the instructions to set the password for your account.
  3. To set your password, you will need to confirm that it’s really you logging in by getting a verification code through a phone call or text message. (The phone number will be the one you used in your Cal State Apply application.)

After you activate your account, log in to CSULB Single Sign-On ( to access your new email and other student services.

Remember, the deadline to accept your offer of admission is May 15 for Fall 2024!

To submit your admission decision follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to MyCSULB Student Center. Throughout your time as a student, you'll use this hub to review your financial aid information, register for classes, check your account balance, and more.
  2. In the Admissions section, select “Accept/Decline.”
  3. Follow the instructions to Accept/Decline Admission Offer.

When you accept your admission, you must pay the enrollment deposit, unless you qualify for a waiver. You can pay the enrollment deposit via credit card (MasterCard, American Express, Visa, and Discover are accepted) or electronic check. If you qualify for a waiver, the online process will automatically notify you. Once you accept your admission offer, you will receive an immediate confirmation that your acceptance and deposit have been accepted.

The priority deadline to apply for financial aid for 2024-2025 is May 2, 2024. Please be aware that recent changes to the FAFSA process have impacted delays in aid processing. We will keep you informed as we are updated by the U.S. Department of Education. Visit CSULB's FAFSA Simplification page for the latest updates, resources, and FAQs.


There are various forms of financial aid opportunities that are available to students depending on eligibility. Remember, your financial aid package will always align with your unit load (for example, if you drop a class and have 6 units of coursework vs. 9 units, this may impact your financial aid amount as you will move from being considered a full-time-student to a part-time student). 

Available aid programs may include, but are not limited to:

  • Scholarships
  • Federal Grants
  • State Grants
  • CSULB Grants
  • Federal Student Loans
  • Federal Work-Study

The CSULB Financial Aid and Scholarships team is here to support you with resources and tools that may help you apply for aid and fund your educational goals. Learn more via Financial Aid and Scholarships.

For more general information on campus tours, visit University Outreach and School Relations.

No - DAY AT THE BEACH was an optional and free open house event for newly-admitted students and their families to get a sneak peek at campus, meet the colleges, and connect with student organizations.  

Once you accept your admission offer, you will be required to attend mandatory Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) sessions before the start of classes in the Fall. Learn more about SOAR.

For support with Enrollment Services and Admissions, visit Beach Central to submit a help ticket or connect with a representative.

For support with tours and prospective student resources, visit University Outreach and School Relations.