On September 28, 1949, Los Angeles-Orange County State College began its first day of classes. One hundred and sixty students were enrolled for the first semester with thirteen full-time faculty.
CSULB students explore a broad array of disciplines, develop an appreciation of diverse ideas, artistic modes of expression, and global perspectives, and examine key discoveries in science, technology, and health-related studies. Their academic experiences are enriched through participation in research projects, creative endeavors, community service learning, internships, and international study programs.
CSULB graduates are highly successful, well-trained professionals, skilled problem-solvers, engaged community leaders, and creative contributors to our society.
Under the leadership of the Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs, the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP) at California State University, Long Beach serves the University community by creating a campus environment that is conducive to promoting research and other scholarly activities that contribute to the mission of the University.
With a primary emphasis on faculty-student research engagement, the office provides leadership, information, direction, resources, training and technical assistance to faculty and students engaged in externally funded research, instruction, community service and other scholarly activities.
There are many on- and off-campus job opportunities for CSULB students.The Career Development Center offers various services to help CSULB students explore careers and prepare for life after The Beach. It also offers CareerLINK, which provides students with the ability to search and apply for full-time and part-time jobs, internships and on-campus interview opportunities
TRiO Student Support Services Program (SSSP) is a federally-funded program designed to assist students who are low-income, first-generation to college, or have a disability, who also have academic need and the motivation to achieve their maximum potential in higher education.
The Office of Housing and Residential Life at California State University, Long Beach recognizes that learning takes place both in and out of the classroom. We create inclusive communities that foster student health and wellness, personal and social development, academic excellence and good citizenship. In collaboration with our campus partners, we are responsive to the needs of our residents and clients and endeavor to provide high quality service. We are committed to a clean, well maintained, safe and secure environment for the comfort and protection of students, faculty, staff and guests.
The mission of Student Health Services is to support academic excellence by promoting physical and mental well-being, through affordable quality health services and education. Utilizing a team of dedicated professionals, we provide sensitive, confidential healthcare services to a diverse campus community.
The student-operated University Student Union is located at the crossroads of the campus, providing a focal point for the total campus community. Brotman Hall, near the Union, houses many centralized campus services and administrative offices. There are also specialized facilities for Engineering Technology, Art, Industrial and Interior Design, Music, Molecular and Life Sciences, and Nursing as well as the International House student residence hall and meeting complex.
The Department of Club Sports and Recreation strives to improve the quality of campus life for CSULB students, faculty/staff, and community members by providing a wide range or recreational & competitive clubs, fitness classes, educational programs and open recreation programs. The Club Sports and Recreation program is funded and maintained through the Division of Student Services.
The campus community is encouraged to stay active and participate in the numerous fitness and sports-related activities that are offered by this department, including:
One of the best opportunities to become an active part of the campus community is by meeting new people, gaining leadership experience, and furthering your educational or extracurricular interests by joining a student organization. CSULB has more than 300 recognized student organizations, representing 12 diverse categories.