Programs & Projects

Our University Relations team supports a wide range of programs and events that serve multiple Beach audiences. While offerings evolve over time, this is an overview of the meaningful ways that members of the Beach family connect with their beloved university. In addition to these programs and events outlined below, the team supports broader community outreach, state and federal advocacy work, and intergovernmental relations. University Relations also serves as secretariat to the 49er Foundation, Alumni Council, and President's Council for Strategic Initiatives.


New graduates are the focus, but Commencement brings together the entire Beach family.

Founders Week

Special events highlight the annual celebration of the legacy of the Beach since our founding in 1949.

Winter Festival

This annual reception and community concert featuring student talent kicks off the holiday season.

Beach Nexus

Our online professional networking platform features alumni-to-alumni and alumni-to-student mentoring.

Beach Voter Coalition & Beach Advocates

The Beach Voter Coalition is an alignment of campus and community-based organizations focused on student, faculty, staff, and community civic engagement activities developed to encourage student voter participation. Beach Advocates brings together a network of alumni, volunteers, and friends with a commitment to supporting higher education, the Cal State system, and CSULB.

Beach Digital Ambassador

Play a vital role in helping our Beach community grow, all while staying connected to the university in a variety of capacities. Beach Digital Ambassadors are volunteers who help spread Beach messaging by accessing and sharing interesting content through their personal social media accounts.

Women and Philanthropy

Since 1998, Women & Philanthropy has furnished donors with rewarding opportunities to work collaboratively, alongside other accomplished and dedicated women and men, to assist CSULB students who are returning to campus to complete their undergraduate degrees or whose majors require participation in costly or time-intensive research or creative activities. 

Greater Long Beach Community Events

Look for the Beach Cabana, staff, or team at an array of community events, from Long Beach Pride to the Chamber of Commerce annual dinner.

Community-Based Organization Sponsorships

The Beach strives to be a good community partner by collaborating with community-based organizations and government entities to address our society’s most pressing social needs. The Beach event sponsorships proudly support community activities such as, but not limited to, charity galas, conferences, community fairs, and events throughout our service area. To be considered for a sponsorship, please contact us by email at

CSU Regional Alumni programs

Alumni Regional networking opportunities under the directive of the Chancellor's Office for alumni living and or working in Washington D.C., New York and various locations abroad.

Exclusively for Alumni

Alumni Council

A spirited and engaged Alumni Council that works in partnership with CSULB to advance the University’s mission. Promote enduring alumni engagement opportunities to connect alumni skills and expertise with activities and events that support and advance CSULB and its global community.

Social media

Our social media channels for alumni amplify information about programs and opportunities and share content about Beach alumni.

Weekly email update

Every week, this update promotes upcoming 49er Industry Chats, Alumni Learning Consortium webinars, and other alumni programs and campuswide events.

Alumni Learning Consortium

The Beach is a member of ALC, which provides lifelong learning webinars featuring compelling presenters and subject matter.

Beach Nexus Networks

Virtual communities within the platform allow alumni and students to network with shared interests. (See the “groups” module.) 

Affinity Networks

Cultural, academic, and regional alumni networks promote enduring personal and professional connections around the globe.

49er Fridays

Join our social media channels (Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Today's Beach Group on Beach Nexus) to celebrate our Beach alumni, faculty, and staff who are making waves.

Alumni Showcase

Achievements of Beach alumni are highlighted on various campus channels like the 7th Street marquee, campus monitors, and the Walter Pyramid scoreboards.

Distinguished Alumni Award

The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor bestowed on behalf of CSULB.

Beach Docents

Certified alumni volunteers that serve as campus ambassadors in support of activities for the various divisions or departments.

Connect with a Future 49er

Alumni across the nation call admitted first-year, transfer, and graduate students to congratulate them on their acceptance to CSULB, share their Beach experience, and encourage them to attend.

Beach Athletics Alumni Nights

Join in alumni events at home Big West Conference openers, tournaments, and championships across sports in the Beach Athletics program.

49er Industry Chats

Standout Beach alumni share their journeys and industry perspectives with fellow alumni and students in these online events.

Partner programs

Liberty Mutual and American Pacific Mortgage offer special programs for Beach Alumni.

Exclusively for Employees


Our annual giving program for faculty, staff, and emeriti raises funds essential for scholarships and program support

Exclusively for Students


The myBEACH program keeps graduating seniors connected to The Beach during senior year and after graduation with an exclusive senior newsletter instilling the importance of staying connected and their role as future alumni.

Senior Class Legacy

A long-standing tradition educating graduating seniors on the importance of philanthropy. Upon making their first gift to the university, the class leaves its mark at The Beach with a legacy of commitment to future student success.

Exclusively for Emeriti

Association of Beach Emeriti

We are proud of the many emeriti faculty and staff who dedicated their careers to the students of the university and the advancement of the institution, and with the end of the pandemic we look forward to reengaging our emerti in staying connected to and informed about The Beach and its evolution.