Explore More at The Beach

We know that being a new student at California State University, Long Beach comes with lots of additional responsibilities and necessities. Below you’ll find links to information to help your transition to The Beach – stuff like finding a place to live, buying your books, getting a job and staying safe at The Beach.


Your Beach ID Card grants you access to an array of on-campus services and privileges including the use of library services and meal plans, as well as access to the multiple computer labs, athletic events, and university-sponsored entertainment.

You have two options to obtain your Beach ID Card.

  1. In-Person from the University Bookstore
  2. Order Your Beach ID Card via the Online Portal

Visit Get Your ID to learn about the details on how to obtain your Beach ID Card.

The Student Recreation and Wellness Center is a state-of-the-art recreation facility that is open to all currently enrolled students.  Activate your account via the SRWC Go App. Take a virtual tour to explore the SRWC.

Take a virtual campus tour to see what waits for you on our beautiful 322-acre campus.

Visit the University Housing Portal to start your Housing Application. Take a virtual tour of University Housing where you can explore Beachside College, Hillside College, International House, and Parkside College.

The City of Long Beach offers a variety of housing options from apartments, condos, individual rooms, and houses. University Housing & Residential Life offers an Off-Campus Housing website that allows students to search for housing vacancies based on the type of housing and location.

The University Bookstore is your one-stop-shop for all of your classroom supplies and Beach Pride gear. From finding textbook options to software, blue books to scantrons, sweatshirts to diploma frames  the University Bookstore has it all under one roof!

Dial 9-1-1 for Police, Fire, or Medical Emergencies – you can use any mobile, campus, public pay or Code Blue telephone to speak with the University Police. For any non-emergency, contact the University Police at 562.985.4101.

In addition to emergency response services, the University Police Department also offers resources to assist you such as the Night Escort Program, LiveScan Fingerprinting, referral agencies for sexual assault and domestic violence survivors, women's self-defense classes and specialized seminars.

Update your contact Information on MyCSULB. It is important for you to update your personal contact information so that the University can send you notices especially regarding emergency situations. Please note the University will send all of its correspondences to your BeachMail (Outlook) account.