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 2023 Drop-In Community Spaces


Rainbow Cafe: An inclusive space in support of sexual, gender, and romantic diversity

Mondays 3:30 - 5pm (weekly) | Starting 1/23 In- person: FO3 - Room 2 | Instagram: @csulb.rainbowcafe


Black Table Talk: Conversations about race and other issues impacting the Black Community #BlackBeach

Sticky Rice at The Beach: A place for Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander students to bond

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



Butterfly Empowerment Circle: Undoc/DACA support group led by UndocuAllies

  • Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:30am (monthly) | 2/15, 3/15, 4/19 | In-person: Dream Success Center, SSC 290 | Email dream@csulb.edu for details

Buddies Connect at the Beach: Meet other students, build community, get resources, and de-stress

  • Wednesdays 12 - 1pm (weekly) | Starting 2/8 | In-person: USU 307 | Instagram: @projectocean_csulb


Thoughtful Thursday:  Guided mindfulness and meditation

Sisterfriends: Supportive networking group for Black women identified students

(Hosted by the Women's & Gender Equity Center with support from Dr. Shelly from CAPS)

  • Thursdays 1 - 2:30pm (weekly) | On-line and In-person | Email wgec@csulb.edu for location

Latinas at the Beach: A space for Latina students to share experiences, create community, and connect