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CSULB Fall 2021 resources for students, faculty, staff

Published August 11, 2021

Fall semester at Cal State Long Beach is quickly approaching.

With the start of The Beach’s reunification, CSULB has plenty of resources that are available both on-campus and off, for students, staff and faculty:

COVID-19 information

CSULB’s COVID-19 Information website details all the steps for returning to campus, including information on vaccines, face coverings, health tips and more.

Students, staff and faculty who will be using on-campus facilities must complete a COVID-19 pre-screen on CSULB’s Single Sign-On website (SSO) each day before coming to campus.

Study Areas

Outdoor Wi-Fi

At the start of the pandemic, Division of Information Technology (DoIT) expanded outdoor Wi-Fi on campus. Areas around the University Student Union south and west patios, Nugget Patio, Maxson Plaza (seating area only) and the first floor of the Palo Verde South Parking Structure now have coverage.

Additional outdoor Wi-Fi expansion projects continue to blanket nearly all outdoor areas. Visit the Interactive Map to find locations with outdoor Wi-Fi.

University Student Union

University Student Union, where students can find plenty of locations to use as study space, will be open for student use this fall. For more information on USU's hours of operation, visit its website

Library reopening

The University Library will reopen on Aug. 23 and will follow Environmental Health and Safety guidelines.

Building hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sundays.

Open access computer labs

Computer labs that follow health protocols will be available during fall semester. Students will have access to the University Express Lab in Student Success Center Room 020 (lower level). Reservations must be made on the University Express Lab’s website.

The Spidell Technology Center in the University Library will also be open for student use Aug. 23, when the library reopens. The number of computers available may vary based on social distancing requirements.

Technology loan program

Students who have online courses and need access to a laptop or hotspot can fill out a form to take part in Division of Student Affairs' (DSA) Technology Loan Program.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 1,860 laptops and 3,275 hotspots were loaned to students.


Week of Welcome

Associated Students, Inc., is planning for Week of Welcome to be in-person this year. The event introduces new and returning students to clubs, organizations and other resources CSULB has to offer. It will be held from Monday, Aug. 30 through Thursday, Sept. 2.

An event schedule, safety information and a list of participating organizations can be found on ASI’s website.

Cultural Welcomes

Students, staff, and faculty are invited to participate in Fall 2021 Cultural Welcomes. Each virtual event will connect individuals to resources, new acquaintances and more.

Cultural Welcomes begin Monday, Sept. 13, and will run through Friday, Sept. 17. For the full schedule and to register, go to ASI’s website.

Students can also find cultural resources through Office of Multicultural Affairs' student cultural resource centers

Student Health


COVID-19 vaccines will be distributed at Student Health Services and outside the University Bookstore.

CSULB’s vaccine clinic, which is open to all current students, staff and faculty, will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at Student Health Services (SHS). The City of Long Beach will also be on campus distributing vaccines from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays outside the bookstore.

More information on both clinics can be found on the vaccine clinic website.


The Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) is open and will be available to all students. Effective August 23, hours are as follows:

Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

On Wednesday, Aug. 18, the SRWC will be closed for a staff training.

SRWC will also still offer virtual fitness classes. Find more information and a schedule of both in-person and online classes on the Rec Center’s website.

Beach wellness

DSA has compiled a list of mental and physical health resources that students can access. Some highlights include Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and its virtual wellness center Bob Murphey Access Center that assists students with disabilities and YOU at CSULB, which is a 24/7 mental health resource personalized for each student.

Basic Needs

Students struggling with food or housing insecurity can reach out to CSULB Basic Needs, which offers programs including Student Emergency Intervention and Wellness program, CalFresh Outreach, Beach Pantry and more.

Student Health Services

Appointments are still being accepted at SHS, which will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. A health pre-screening is required before visiting the offices.

For more information, visit SHS’s website.