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Campus Life

CSULB’s diverse and active campus life reflects its student body. With restaurants, student organizations, and hundreds of small and large events, the University offers various programs and services to help students feel engaged and supported throughout their academic careers. 

On-Campus Dining

 

Convenience Stores

CSULB has four convenience stores on campus: the Convenience & Snack Shop; the Beach Hut; the Outpost Convenience Store; and the Corner Market, which accepts CalFresh. Stop in for pre-packaged sandwiches, soups, snacks, beverages, over-the-counter medication, and school supplies. Food carts near Brotman Hall and the College of Business Administration also sell light refreshments.

Restaurants

CSULB students have access to two food courts—one in the University Dining Plaza and another in the University Student Union—and three restaurants: the Chartroom Restaurant, the Nugget Bar & Grill, and the Outpost Grill. Hours of operation vary by establishment.

Getting Around

 

Campus Maps

Refer to the campus map to find a classroom, administrative office, or building. Hover the cursor over parking lot and building labels for summary information to appear. The parking conversion map highlights parking lots on campus: peach-colored lots are student and general parking. The blue lines on this campus map highlight accessible paths of travel.

Parking

Parking and Transportation Services provides quality, convenient parking options at reasonable prices, and promotes the use of alternative modes of transportation via the sustainable transportation programs. Student virtual parking permits can be purchased online. The parking conversion map highlights parking lots on campus: peach-colored lots indicate student and general parking. Pro tip: On weeknights after 5pm and on weekends, students with permitted cars can park in employee-designated parking lots (yellow-colored)!

Lactation Stations

CSULB provides lactation stations throughout campus that are both accessible and available to the public. Additional locations and accommodations can be found by contacting the Office of Equity & Diversity at 562.985.8256 or by email. Advance notice is helpful in ensuring a location.

Gender-neutral Restrooms

CSULB also provides gender-neutral restrooms that are both accessible and available to the public. Note that, while not gender-neutral, both the men’s and women’s restrooms in the University Student Union provide tampons and sanitary pads.

Housing

 

University Housing

Students are encouraged to apply for University Housing (on-campus housing) once they have been admitted to the University. Questions about the housing application process can be directed to the Housing and Residential Life Office. Contact them at 562.985.4187 or housing@csulb.edu.

Off-campus Housing

Students can inquire about off-campus housing on the official California State University, Long Beach Off-Campus Housing database of rentals. Students, faculty, and staff can post listings for free.

International Housing

The International House pairs U.S. and international students as roommates, which creates a unique opportunity for cross-cultural learning.

Campus Attractions

 

Campus Tours

The Office of University Outreach and School Relations is the primary student recruitment and guest relations office for CSULB. Contact the office to schedule a campus tour and learn more about student life in the city of Long Beach.

Athletics and Sports

 

Campus Athletics

Campus Athletics thrive at CSULB. Tickets to games can be purchased online.

Competitive and Non-Competitive Clubs

Competitive and non-competitive organized clubs give students the opportunity to meet up and learn basic skills in sports.

Department of Club Sports and Recreation

The Department of Club Sports and Recreation strives to improve the quality of campus life for CSULB students, faculty, staff, and community members by providing recreational and competitive clubs, fitness classes, and open-recreation programs.

Intramural Sports

The Student Wellness and Recreation Center oversees several intramural sports for student recreation.

The Walter Pyramid

The home of Long Beach State basketball and volleyball for over 20 years, the Walter Pyramid has become a nationally recognized venue for the University and the city of Long Beach.

Art and Culture

 

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Through practical experience in performance, the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music educates and inspires students for rewarding careers as artists, teachers, and scholars. Tickets are available for purchase online.

Carpenter Performing Arts Center

The Carpenter Performing Arts Center engages the community through artistic, educational, and cultural experiences that promote lifelong learning through the performing arts.

Dance Center

Designed specifically for dance instruction and production, the Dance Center includes seven large studios; an instructional classroom; a state-of-the-art dance clinic; a Pilates training facility; a computer and video lab; a large costume design shop; a sound production studio; and the intimate Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater.

Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

Founded as an educational resource for the campus and community, the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden advances the University's ongoing interest in international education and student engagement. The Garden is open to the public and free for CSULB students, faculty, and staff.

University Art Museum

The University Art Museum (UAM) creates exhibition and education programs for the interpretation and appreciation of contemporary and modern art and culture. Admission to the UAM is free.

Campus Shops and Services

 

ID Card Services

Students can obtain a new CSULB student ID for free—or replace a misplaced ID for a small fee—at ID Card Services, located in the back of the University Bookstore.

University Bookstore

The University Bookstore is a convenient, on-campus stop for school and course supplies, CSULB apparel, computers, other tech devices, and, of course, books.

The Beach on 2nd Street

The Beach on 2nd Street is an off-campus retail store that sells CSULB apparel, gifts, and more.

Convenience Stores

The Shops operate four convenience stores located on campus: the Convenience & Snack Shop; the Beach Hut; the Outpost Convenience Store; and the Corner Market, which accepts CalFresh. Stop in for pre-packaged sandwiches, soups, snacks, beverages, over-the-counter medication, and basic school supplies. Hours of operation vary by site. Food carts located near Brotman Hall and the College of Business Administration also sell light refreshments.

University Dining Plaza

The University Dining Plaza, one of CSULB’s two food courts, includes the following eateries: Starbucks, Beach Walk, OPA! Greek, Panda Express, Hibachi San, Squeeze Me, The Chartroom Restaurant, and The Nugget Grill & Pub.

University Art Store

The University Art Store has a friendly and knowledgeable staff that can help students find the art supplies they need. The Art Store also features a mini gallery of student art which is available for purchase.

​Banking, Delivery, and Passport Services

 

Amazon @ The Beach

Amazon @ The Beach is a convenient pick-up and delivery location for Amazon packages that is accessible through Parking Lot 5. Lot 5 has two 15-minute parking spaces designated for Amazon customers, and Lot 4A has two 10-minute parking spaces for Amazon customers.

Beach Club Debit Card

The Student ID Card doubles as a Beach Club Debit Card. Students can put money on their Beach Club card to use at campus eateries, computer labs, and retail stores. Students can add value to their Beach Club Debit Card at value transfer stations located throughout campus. The Beach Club Debit Card is also accepted by select retailers off-campus.

Personal Banking

Bank of America, Chase, and Wells Fargo have ATMs on campus for student convenience. The University Student Union (USU) has a Wells Fargo branch and ATM location in the courtyard on the second floor. Wells Fargo has a second ATM located next to the University Bookstore’s Convenience & Snack Shop. Bank of America and Chase customers can find their respective ATMs on the first floor of the USU.

U.S. Passport Application Acceptance Office

The U.S. Passport Application Acceptance Office at CSULB is designated by the U.S. Department of State to accept passport applications. Passport processing is completed by the U.S. Department of State. Services include acceptance of Application for U.S. Passport (form DS-11) and passport photographs. The Office is located next to the Career Development Center in Brotman Hall.

Student Organizations

 

Associated Students, Inc (ASI)

Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) is a nonprofit association organized under the university umbrella and run for students, by students. Services include the University Student Union, the Isabel Patterson Child Development Center, the Recycling Center, and the Student Recreation & Wellness Center. ASI also funds various scholarships; campus events and programs; and a student-run media division.

Student clubs and organizations

Overseen by the Student Life and Development Office, student organizations offer students opportunities to become active in the campus community by meeting new people, gaining leadership experience, and developing educational and extracurricular interests.

Campus Safety

 

CSULB Night Escort Program

The CSULB Night Escort Program is a free safety service conducted by campus Community Service Officers (CSOs). Students can request a CSO escort by calling the University Police non-emergency line at 562.985.4101 (extension 5-4101 from a campus phone).

CSULB Police Department

The CSULB Police Department strives to maintain the highest standards of excellence by developing personnel and utilizing new technologies to cultivate a safe learning and work environment for students, faculty, and staff.

Title IX Office

Part of the Office of Equity and Diversity, the Title IX Office provides resources for survivors of sexual and domestic violence, including the contact information for on-campus police and local branches of national organizations, as well as explanations of what constitutes sexual assault. Title IX protects all people, regardless of their gender or gender identity, from sex discrimination, which includes sexual harassment and misconduct.

Sustainability at the Beach

 

ASI Recycling

ASI Recycling offers an on-site payout for recyclable beverage containers. The center is located near the Walter Pyramid Parking Structure.

Sustainability Initiative

CSULB’s sustainability initiative creates opportunities for students to become leaders in both University and global sustainability through paid, internship, and volunteer opportunities.

Sustainable Transportation

The CSULB Sustainable Transportation Program promotes alternative methods of transportation to balance environmental concerns with the increasing demand for parking on a growing campus community.