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Events, programs available for students as Fall 2020 semester begins

Published August 24, 2020

While the beginning of the 2020 academic year will look different, staff members at Cal State Long Beach remain committed to serving students, as well as offering events and programs for the extended Beach family. 

Student Events

At the beginning of every semester, Associated Students Inc.’s Week of Welcome (WoW) helps students connect with other students, and this year will be no different. From August 31 to September 4, if students are interested in joining clubs or organizations, they can register for the virtual event on ASI’s website.

In addition to Week of Welcome, ASI will also offer virtual workout programs through the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Students can sign up for free, online fitness courses by visiting the Rec Center’s calendar.

Students can find other ASI activities by visiting their online calendar.

Digital Resources

The Divisions of Student Affairs and Information Technology have worked together to provide students with access to the digital resources they need in order to complete online courses during Fall 2020.

In addition to lending out laptops and internet hotspots, outdoor Wi-Fi on CSULB’s campus has been expanded so that students can complete coursework if they don’t have access to the internet at home.

Students visiting campus to use outdoor Wi-Fi must remember to fill out the COVID-19 Pre-Screen, which can be found on Single Sign On.

Student Health and Basic Needs

CSULB staff will offer health resources to students, both virtually and in person, during Fall 2020.

Student Health Services (SHS) will be open and actively seeing patients. A pre-screening and appointments are required before visiting the office. More information can be found on the SHS website.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will continue to take appointments.

CAPS and Project OCEAN also now have a virtual Mental Wellness Center. Students can find support groups and workshops that will take place on Zoom throughout the semester.

Through the ASI Beach Pantry pop-up event each Friday, students in need can access food. Basic Needs will also provide emergency housing and grants to those who need it.

Students can learn about even more resources, including the Bob Murphy Access Center and off-campus programs, by visiting the Division of Student Affairs website.

Beach Community Programs

In addition to providing students the resources they need during Fall 2020, staff will also work to continue to offer activities and programs for Beach Alumni and Friends.

The Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum will hold virtual exhibitions, including COVID-19 Crisis: A Photovoice Project – an online gallery that features photos and stories from CSULB students. 

Carpenter Performing Arts Center will also continue its online events, including a recurring Virtual Shakespeare Aloud performance.