Drop-In Community Spaces

Our drop-in community spaces are led by CAPS counselors for undergraduate and graduate students at Long Beach State. Drop-in community spaces are not therapy groups but do offer space to connect with other students and feel supported. You are not required to be a client at CAPS to participate, you can join at any time in the semester, it is okay to arrive late or leave early, and you are not expected to attend each meeting. Our drop-in community spaces do not meet during campus holidays, school breaks, or finals week except for Thoughtful Thursday which does meet during finals week. To request disability-related accommodations to participate, please contact the Bob Murphy Access Center at 562.985.5401 or at bmac@csulb.edu.

Spring 2024 Drop-In Community Spaces

Rainbow Cafe 

An inclusive community in support of sexual, gender, and romantic diversity 

  • Mondays 3:30 - 5pm (weekly, starting 1/29) 
  • In-person: PH1 – 230 
  • Instagram: @csulb.rainbowcafe 


Black Table Talk 

Open to Black identified students, staff, and faculty #BlackBeach 


Sticky Rice at The Beach 

A place for Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander students to bond 

  • Tuesdays 12-1pm (weekly, starting 2/6)  
  • In-person: USU-307 | (USU 202 on 3/12 only) 
  • Project Resilience Peer Mentors help facilitate with CAPS counselors  
  • Arlene.Dayrit@csulb.edu 


Spoon Check 

A supportive community space for students living with chronic illness and/or chronic pain 


Buddies Connect at the Beach 

Meet other students, build community, get resources, and de-stress 

  • Wednesdays 12-1pm (weekly, starting 2/7) 
  • In-person: USU-306  
  • Instagram: @projectocean_csulb 


Thoughtful Thursday 

Guided mindfulness and meditation 

  • Thursdays 11:30am-12:30pm (started 2/1) 
  • Zoom ID: 897 2478 4255 | Arlene.Dayrit@csulb.edu 
  • Meeting in-person 1x month at the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden | 2/29, 3/28, 4/25, 5/16 (tentative) 



Supportive networking group for students who identify as Black women 

  • Thursdays 1 - 2:30pm (weekly, starting 2/1)  
  • In-person: BH-238  
  • Women's and Gender Equity Center & CAPS collaboration | Dr. Shelly-Ann Collins & Terri Armstrong 
  • Instagram: @csulbsisterfriends49


Latinas at the Beach 

A space for Latina students to share experiences, create community, and connect.