Ready to Thrive: All of the Info You Need to Succeed on Campus This Semester
After a long hiatus, the CSUN campus will be filled with life again with the return of in-person classes on Monday, Feb. 14. It’s time to leave Zoom at home and get back to campus!
To make the transition to in-person learning and campus life as smooth as possible for the Matador community, here’s a list of key resources and information to keep in mind.
Transportation and Safety
- Parking – All CSUN parking lots and structures will be available for the spring 2022 semester, including the new G6 structure, a 1,500-space structure along Zelzah Avenue at Plummer Street. Parking permits are available through the CSUN portal or the Parking Services Office. Be aware that heavy traffic is expected for the first few weeks of the semester. More information can be found on the campus traffic map.
- Shuttle – CSUN’s housing and Metrolink shuttles will be available for the campus community during the spring semester.
- Matador Patrol – This student-operated public service offers free personal safety escorts for students, faculty, staff and visitors, operating Monday-Thursday from dusk until 11 p.m.
- COVID-19 Testing – Students and employees who are unvaccinated are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test every week if they will be attending on-campus classes. On-campus testing is free and available at two kiosks throughout the week.
- Daily Health Screening – All students, employees and visitors must complete a health screening survey before coming to campus. The survey can be found on the CSUN website and on the CSUN app. Everyone is also required to complete a self-reporting form if they have tested positive or are exposed to COVID-19.
- Student Recreation Center – As “the place where Matadors play,” the SRC continues to help students, faculty and community members achieve their fitness goals in a safe environment. Make sure to check their website for new events coming up and intramural sports. Some upcoming events include:
02/19: SRC American Red Cross Certification, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
02/21: SRC Intramural Sports Open House, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Oasis Wellness Center – The Oasis is the perfect destination for Matadors looking to take a break and relax between classes. Offering nap pods, massage chairs and workshops, the Oasis is open in a limited capacity to ensure a safe and peaceful experience.
- University Counseling Services – Located in Bayramian Hall, the University Counseling Services office is physically open during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday) and is available for appointment scheduling, as well as crisis/urgent care walk-ins.
- Klotz Student Health Center – A variety of health services are offered to students including dental and primary care. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday.
- Dining – Starting Feb. 14, the Sierra Center and the restaurants located at the Campus Store Complex will reopen. There are also multiple options offered throughout campus for hungry Matadors.
- Food Pantry – The CSUN Food Pantry returns to normal operations for the spring semester. Make sure to check out the food pantry’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest news.
- Matador Athletics – Show your school pride and come support our Matadors this season! In addition to attending outdoor matches, fans age 18 or older are welcome once again in The Matadome, with proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. Some upcoming games include:
02/17: Men’s Basketball vs. Long Beach State @ 7 p.m.
02/19: Women’s Water Polo vs. UC Irvine @ 12 p.m.
- The Soraya – Live performances at The Soraya returned on Saturday, Feb. 5, with the Jazz at Naz festival (Feb. 5-19). Make sure to visit their website for more information on the 2021-22 season. Students can attend performances for free, and faculty and staff can receive a 20% discount.
- Art Galleries – The CSUN Art Galleries are open by appointment only, Monday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- University Library – The library will be operating on a reduced schedule until Feb. 14, when it will expand its daily schedule. For updated hours, visit the library’s website. Visitors must complete a health screening survey before entering.
- Learning Resource Center – The LRC will be providing tutoring services both online and in person. Visit the website to schedule an appointment or find out more about dropping in during their office hours.
- Device Loaner Program and Free Printing – The Device Loaner Program is available to students enrolled for the spring 2022 semester. Students can borrow laptops, webcams, hotspots and headsets at no cost. Students can also print up to 20 pages for free per day at the University Student Union.
- Campus Store – The bookstore will be operating with reduced hours, with plans to return to its normal schedule on Feb. 14. Online ordering and curbside pickup services are also available.
- Clubs – Students can join clubs through Matasync, and some clubs will be meeting in person, while others remain online. Students can learn more about each club through Matasync or by contacting board members.
- Greek Life – Continuous open bidding and recruitment is in session for Greek organizations on campus. Find more information about each chapter on the CSUN website.
- Pride Center – The Pride Center will be hosting a wealth of events throughout the semester. Most remain online, but the center is open to students at the University Student Union (USU) Sol Center. Some upcoming events include:
02/15: The Lavender Takeover @ 5 p.m.
02/17: GAYme Night @ 6 p.m.
- DREAM Center – Members of the CSUN community can attend free events hosted by the DREAM Center, and most events will be online. The DREAM Center provides services and resources to undocumented students, mixed-status families, staff, faculty, allies and future undocumented students, while also providing legal services at their office in the USU.
- CSUN Black House and Glenn Omatsu House – The Black House and Glenn Omatsu House are open to provide safe spaces for the CSUN community. They offer tutoring and mentoring services, and they host events both in person and online.