A Year in Pictures at The Beach

Published July 12, 2022

From dynamic track and field stars in action to emotional goodbyes, Cal State Long Beach had its fair share of memorable moments during the 2021-22 academic year.  

See 10 of our favorite images from campus photographer Sean DuFrene below:


Track & Field runner leaps the Walter Pyramid

Long Beach State University Athletics Track and Field athlete Michael Gabe Simpson participates in a steeplechase exercise at Jack Rose Track Stadium. 


Student researchers survey the coast

Biology students and Assistant Professor Ari Martinez explore the Salton Sea for their class in ornithology, a branch of zoology that focuses on birds. More than 400 species of birds make regular use of the Salton Sea, according to the Audubon Society.

LBSU Women's Basketball team in locker room

The LBSU women's basketball team, which finished 12-6 in the conference, was instrumental in helping the athletics department win the Dennis Farrell Big West Commissioner's Cup award, presented to the Big West school that has the most consistent success throughout each season. It was the school's ninth win since the award was first presented in 1998-99.

Students embrace in the residential halls

An emotional goodbye and the start of a journey at the recently opened Parkside North Dorms on Move-In Day.

Computer Engineering student Joe Ramos

Computer Engineering student Joe Ramos is immersed in code. The College of Engineering offers several programs in computer science.

An admirer enjoys the campus corpse flower

A visitor gets a whiff of one of CSULB’s corpse flowers, Phil, which is cared for in a greenhouse on College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics’ rooftop. Campus botanist Brian Thorson tends to more than 2,000 plants and five greenhouses that biology students use for their studies.

Woman poses at Week of Welcome

Student Kaylin Jones dances during Week of Welcome, an Associated Students, Inc. event that introduces new and returning students to on-campus clubs, organizations and resources.

Woman roller-skates on a path in Rainbow Harbor

Liberal studies academic advisor Nancy de Haro roller-skates on a path in Rainbow Harbor past the Queen Mary in Long Beach. De Haro was featured in a Portraits of Pride gallery that celebrated our on-campus LGBTQ+ community.

Graduate at 2022 Commencement ceremony

Music graduate and Pacific Standard Time soprano section leader Anna Crumley performs CSULB’s alma mater during College of the Arts 2022 Commencement ceremony.

Sunset over the Walter Pyramid