The Pointe Conference Center
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.
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:
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.
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 ParkingGeneral@csulb.edu.
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:
- Commercial General Liability
- Additional Insured Endorsement
- Automobile Liability
- Workers' Compensation
- Abuse and Molestation
More information may be found on our University's Risk Management Department's website.