CSUN’s Faculty, Staff and their families come together for Summer Celebration

  • Mascot, Matty the Matador, dances with kids

    Matty the Matador danced throughout the evening at the CSUN Faculty and Staff Summer Celebration on June 21. Photo by Lee Choo

  • Red Ring Court filled with people

    Faculty, staff and their families gathered in the Red Ring Court to eat and enjoy music. Photo by David J. Hawkins

  • President Harrison stands at podium

    CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison gave a welcome speech at the beginning of the event. Photo by Lee Choo

  • People fill their plates with food at buffet.

    Attendees enjoyed noshing on nachos, hotdogs, and mac and cheese at the Summer Celebration. Photo by Patricia Carrillo

  • Two kids playing giant jenga.

    Future Matadors tried their luck in the Kid Zone. Photo by David J. Hawkins

  • A family poses for a photo.

    Attendees got a chance to take advantage of posing in a photo booth. Photo by Patricia Carrillo

  • DJ and woman at turn tables

    DJ Benjamin Walker provided the music entertainment for the evening. Photo by Patricia Carrillo

  • Kid climbs on rock wall

    The rock wall at the SRC, one of the most popular activities at the event, challenged the inner climber. Photo by David J. Hawkins

  • Woman hands prize pack over to winner

    The CSUN Summer Celebration included an opportunity to win fun prizes through a raffle. Photo by ​Patricia Carrillo

California State University, Northridge faculty, staff and their families came together to enjoy food, games and entertainment at CSUN’s fifth annual Summer Celebration on June 21 at the Student Recreation Center (SRC).

Each year, CSUN puts on the Summer Celebration to recognize the hard work and dedication of the university’s faculty and staff. This year more than 950 people attended the event that offered an evening full of fun activities, dancing, food and prize drawings.

CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison welcomed attendees gathered in the Red Ring Court on the SRC’s second floor as they enjoyed food and danced to music selected by DJ Benjamin Walker. Other activities included a group Zumba session and a couple of rounds of Bingo.

In the Motivation Studio on the first floor, participants learned how to paint a rose step by step. On the third floor, family members were striking a pose in the photo booth, getting their face painted and grabbing a treat at the dessert station.

The evening ended with a drawing for various prizes, including season tickets to the Men’s Basketball games, memberships to the SRC, complimentary massages from the Klotz Student Health Center, a prize pack with a $100 gift card, $200 worth of CSUN merchandise and a pair of tickets to Reggae Night at the Hollywood Bowl in July.