The Pointe Conference Center

An ideal setting for meetings, conferences, and receptions.
HRL Sunset Rm

This unique conference venue in the Walter Pyramid offers a perfect setting for banquets, receptions, celebrations and business meetings. Located in the northeast corner of the Walter Pyramid, the Pointe is a first-rate facility for conferences, banquets and receptions. The Gallery reception area provides a unique backdrop for each occasion. 

The Pointe was brought to life in 1996 by two long held dreams by the Housing and Residential Life Office: creating an Educational Center for Residential Life programs and events, as well as providing a first-rate facility for banquets, receptions and conferences. Carved from an 8500 square foot triangle in the northwest corner of The Walter Pyramid, the elegantly curved wall and drop lighting along The Gallery reception area provides a unique backdrop for each occasion. The Pacific Sunset Room, with its 12-foot coffered ceiling provides banquet space for up to 200 people, theatre style seating for 300 or may be divided in half to meet the program needs of smaller programs. More intimate seminars and programs of 25-65 people may also be hosted in the warm atmosphere of the Frank Bowman Summit Room.

Room reservation rentals includes room arrangement of tables, chairs, built-in audio/visuals, and podium. We personalize this service by providing an attendant to assist you during your event. 

The rental rate for the facility is established by the size of the group, the amount of time the facility will be utilized and whether or not the individual and/or group is affiliated with California State University, Long Beach. As each event is unique, rental rates will vary and will be quoted for each individual event. See our Rates & Capacity (PDF) for more information.

Please reach out to us for availability. For further information contact the Pointe Office at 562.985.1601 or by email

Reservations must be made at least 14-days prior to your event date. 

If food or drinks will be served for your event at The Pointe, a campus-approved caterer is required. Information on each of the approved catering services can be found by going to the CSULB Catering Webpage. Catering service for the Pointe is provided by the following vendors only:


Pre-Approved Food Trucks

Can only be engaged thru the third-party Curbside Bites. A list of pre-approved food Trucks will be confirmed directly with Curbside Bites via the Food Truck Event form located in the Event Management System. CSULB has contracted with Curbside Bites to organize and ensure that any food truck authorized to perform services for CSULB meets CSULB’s insurance and food handling requirements.

Notify your Venue Manager of your use of a Pre-Approved Food Truck to ensure entry into EMS.  Refer to… or Events Services at CSULB for more information.  

Curbside Bites Point of Contact: Christian Murcia. Email:

Outside Caterers

This category only applies to the pre-approved caterers and food trucks that are listed above .  Any other requests for a vendor outside of this category, will need to go through the requisition and purchasing process. Procurement is currently open to adding additional pre-approved caterers to the list.  Interested caterers/companies can inquire with Procurement Services (  Please refer to Hospitality-food-and-entertainment 



As The Pointe is located on the CSULB campus, parking is enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including holidays. Parking arrangements can easily be made through your event coordinator. The Pointe is adjacent to a variety of campus parking lots (G11, G9, G8) and a large parking structure for easy access to the venue.

Daily and short-term (30/60/90 min) parking passes are available for purchase via the Parkmobile App or from the parking pay stations located inside each lot (no cash accepted). 

Parking availability may be more limited during peak times when students are on campus; this is historically Mon.-Thurs. from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Please contact your event coordinator for additional information or email

Every event must be insured. Insurance may be provided for approval or may be purchased upon reservation. If purchasing, estimates will be determined by the event details and the nature of the event by our University's Risk Management Department. 

In addition, if any 3rd party vendors are being used, they must provide certificate of insurance for prior approval.

CSULB Insurance Requirements:

  1. Commercial General Liability
  2. Additional Insured Endorsement
  3. Automobile Liability
  4. Workers' Compensation
  5. Abuse and Molestation

More information may be found on our University's Risk Management Department's website.