Founders Week

Founders Day is a time when CSULB celebrates its rich past and promising future. On September 28, 1949, Los Angeles-Orange County State College began its first day of classes. 169 students were enrolled for the first semester taught by 13 full-time faculty.

Today, CSULB is the second largest of the 23-school California State University system (CSU), encompassing 322 acres, and ranks among the highest enrolled California universities with the student body numbering nearly 38,000 for the fall 2022 semester.

On Wednesday, September 28th, the university will celebrate its annual Founders Day. Founders Day began in 2019 out of a desire to honor all who have made a significant impact on our community. Founders Day allows us to highlight the values that sustain our school, the people who have shaped it, and its enduring mission of providing highly valued undergraduate and graduate educational opportunities.