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Welcome back to a brand new year, Matadors. To help all new and returning students, here is a list of key resources and information to make the first weeks of school as smooth as possible.

Transport and security

  • Car park – All CSUN parking lots and structures will be available, 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 office where individuals can now register their license plate instead of printing out a physical permit.
  • Please note that heavy traffic is expected for the first weeks of the semester. More traffic information can be found on the campus traffic map.
  • Shuttle bus – CSUN housing and Metrolink Northridge Station shuttles will be available to the campus community Monday through Friday.
  • Matador Patrol – This student-run public service offers free personal security escorts for students, faculty, staff and visitors, operating Monday through Thursday from dusk to 11 p.m. Their 24-hour non-emergency number is 818-677-2111.

COVID precautions

  • Masking — Masks are mandatory inside classrooms or laboratories. Wearing a mask is strongly recommended, but not mandatory, in all other indoor and outdoor spaces.
  • Daily health screening – All students, employees and visitors must complete a health screening survey before coming to campus. The survey is available on the CSUN website and on the CSUN app. Everyone is also required to complete a self-declaration form if they have tested positive or are exposed to COVID-19.

The well-being

  • Student recreation center – As “the place where the Matadors play,” SRC continues to help students, faculty and community members achieve their fitness goals in a safe environment. Be sure to check their website for upcoming events and intramural sports.
  • Klotz Student Health Center — The Klotz SHC provides services such as primary care, sports medicine, nutritional counseling and birth control education. Visit their website to book an appointment and find out their schedules.
  • The Oasis Wellness Center — Located in the USU, the Oasis is open to students to visit and attend various health and wellness events. Students can also access different wellness services and courses by making an appointment on their website.


  • To eat – All restaurants will be open, including Arbor Grill, Freudian Sip and more. Download the Boost app to order ahead or download the Dine On Campus app to access menus and times.

school spirit

  • Matador Athletics – Show your school pride and come support our Matadors this season! Some upcoming games include:

08/28: Women’s Soccer vs. Loyola Marymount at 1 p.m.

08/09: Men’s football vs. Utah Valley at 5 p.m.

  • Campus Shop – The bookstore is now open for the semester. Online ordering and curbside pickup services are also available. CSUN equipment and accessories are also available for purchase.


  • The Soraya –Be sure to visit their website for more information on the 2022-23 season. Students, faculty and staff receive special ticket discounts.
  • Art Galeries CSUN art galleries located near the D6 car park are open Monday to Thursday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Learning and Printing Resources

  • University Library – Daily health screenings will be required to enter the library. In accordance with CSUN policy, masks must be worn in all public areas of the University Library.
  • Learning Resource Center – The LRC will provide online and in-person tutoring services. Visit the website to schedule an appointment or learn more about showing up during their office hours.
  • Device Loaner Program and Free Printing – The Device Loaner Program is available to students enrolled for the Fall 2022 semester. Students can borrow laptops, webcams, hotspots, and headsets for free. Students can also print up to 20 pages for free per day at the University Student Union.


  • clubs – Students can join clubs through Matasync, and some clubs will meet in person, while others will remain online. Students can find out more about each club via Matasync or by contacting the members of the Board of Directors. Meet the Clubs (add link) will take place September 13-14 at the Sierra Quad.
  • Greek life – Recruitment is underway for Greek organizations on campus. Find more information about each chapter on the CSUN website.
  • pride center – The Pride Center will host a multitude of events throughout the semester. The center is open to students of the Sol Center of the University Students’ Union (USU). Some upcoming events include:

09/01: Coffee Nights – Sticker making at 6pm

09/07: Camp “Camp” at 4 p.m.

  • DREAM Center – Members of the CSUN community can attend free events organized by the DREAM Center. The DREAM Center provides services and resources to undocumented students, mixed families, staff, faculty, allies, and prospective undocumented students, while providing legal services to their office at 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 host in-person and online events.

Monday, August 29, 2022

Welcome back to a brand new year, Matadors. To help all new and returning students, here is a list of key resources and information to make the first weeks of school as smooth as possible.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

President of California State University, Northridge, Erika D. Beck took a brief break from campus this summer to visit a different kind of classroom — this one on the shores of Castaic Lake in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Friday, August 19, 2022

The New Arts Foundation presents ‘High as the Sky,’ a group art exhibition taking place August 20-21 at the historic Great Hall/Long Hall in West Hollywood, California.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

The College of the Canyons has announced the appointment of longtime coach and faculty member of Kinesiology and Physical Education John Wissmath as head coach of its women’s basketball program, effective immediately.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Marvel Comics’ most well-known arboreal sentient being, Groot, a character who rose to huge popularity thanks to the action comedy “Guardians of the Galaxy,” is getting his own animated show on Disney+ this week.

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