Welcome Week

Welcome Week

WELCOME HOME!

Cal State LA is proud to welcome the Class of 2021, as well as our new transfer students and our returning Golden Eagles back to campus! Welcome Week activities, workshops, and events are designed to help connect you to faculty, staff, and of course your fellow students as you prepare to take full advantage of your Cal State LA experience.

Just a glimpse of what you can expect this Fall

  • Open Houses and Social Mixers
  • Student Clubs and Organizations
  • Information Tables
  • Cultural & Gender-focused Gatherings & Discussions
  • Extended Hours for Most Student Services and Academic Department Offices (for your convenience)
  • Free Food, Prizes, and Entertainment!

WELCOME WEEK SCHEDULE


MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2018

10 AM - 11 AM - Welcome Wagon

Welcome Wagon

Various locations around campus
Cal State LA administrators and faculty want to welcome you to campus! Look for them at the traveling Welcome Wagon, offering water, campus information and special giveaways!

3 PM - 4 PM - Welcome Wagon

Welcome Wagon

Various locations around campus
Cal State LA administrators and faculty want to welcome you to campus! Look for them at the traveling Welcome Wagon, offering water, campus information and special giveaways!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2018

10 AM - 2 PM - Golden Eagle Village

Golden Eagle Village

Main Campus Walkway

Connect with campus departments at the Golden Eagle Village. Visit their tables and learn about the resources and opportunities that they offer. As a reward, you can enter a special prize drawing for a chance to win a Spirit Pack filled with Cal State LA gear!

6 PM - Hypnotist Show

Hypnotist Show

U-SU Theatre

This free show is open to students and guests! Tickets will be available at the CSI front desk. U-SU Room 204, starting Monday, August 20 from 9 AM - 6 PM, and on Tuesdays, August 21 from 9 AM until show time.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2018

11 AM - 3 PM - City of Orgs

City of Orgs featuring Noon Tunes

Main Campus Walkway and U-SU Plaza

Looking to find your place here at Cal State LA? Come to the U-SU plaza where more than 50 student organizations will be represented. Grab some info and enjoy some lunch.

12 PM - APISRC Mixer: It's Karaoke Time!

APISRC Mixer: It's Karaoke Time!

Asian Pacific Islander Student Resource Center, 2nd Floor, University-Student Union

Food! Fun! Friends! Welcome the new school year with the Asian Pacific Islander Student Resource Center! Make new friends and reunite with old ones over karaoke and snacks.

5 PM - 8 PM Fraternity and Sorority Info Night

Fraternity and Sorority Info Night

U-SU Plaza

Learn more about fraternity and sorority life. With more than 20 Greek organizations at Cal State LA, you are bound to find your home away from home.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2018

Times vary - Open House Day (#1)

Open House Day (#1)

Various locations around campus

Wondering what's inside some key offices on campus? Now's your chance to find out! Visit the departments hosting an open house, meet their amazing teams and find out how they can help you succeed at Cal State LA!



Dreamers Resource Center

Student Affairs Building 214

Learn about the Dreamers Resource Center, and all the ways that we can support you as a student! Get information on scholarships, immigration attorneys, and even our monthly movie nights! Join us to enjoy delicious snacks, and meet great people!




Office for Students with Disabilities

Student Affairs Building 127

Visit the Office for Students with Disabilities and enjoy light refreshments as you learn more about the variety of support services and programs available to students and how they contribute to their success at Cal State LA!




Student Health Center

SHC HC

Come by the Student Health Center to learn about our services. Meet our staff and earn prizes!




Cal State LA CalFresh Outreach Center

Student Affairs Building 113

Interested in having more money for food? Come visit the Cal State LA CalFresh Outreach Center to learn about our services and how to benefit as a Cal State LA student.




UAS-Food Services

University Club

We will have a jar of candy on display and anyone that comes in can make a guess on how many candies are in the jar, they would submit an entry with their name, email and phone number. The winner will get a gift card to use in our restaurant or stores for $25.00. We will also be offering 10% to any student that follows us on Instagram.




Cal State LA Federal Credit Union

3rd Floor, Golden Eagle Building (above the Bookstore)

We have Cookies, Candy, and Credit Union Information for Students, Faculty, & Staff! Visit us on the 3rd floor of the Golden Eagle Building – directly across from the Golden Eagle Ballroom, and follow us on social media:
Facebook: facebook.com/CSLAFCU
Twitter: @CalStateLAFCU
Instagram: @CalStateLAFCU
Web: calstatela-fcu.org




Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students Team

Student Affairs Building 115

The Office of the Dean of Students provides resources to "keep you afloat" at Cal State LA. Stop on by for a root beer float and an opportunity to learn more about student support services, engagement opportunities, leadership programs, student conduct, CalFresh, and the Cal State LA food pantry.




International Programs

Golden Eagle Building, Rm 211

Are you interested in studying abroad in 2019? If so, visit the International Programs lobby (second floor of Golden Eagle, next to the photo ID office) and speak with Sonja Lind, the Education Abroad Coordinator at Cal State LA.




10 AM - 11 AM - Welcome Wagon

Welcome Wagon

U-SU Plaza

Cal State LA administrators and faculty want to welcome you to campus! Look for them at the traveling Welcome Wagon, offering water, campus information and special giveaways!

3 PM – 4 PM - Welcome Wagon

Welcome Wagon

U-SU Plaza

Cal State LA administrators and faculty want to welcome you to campus! Look for them at the traveling Welcome Wagon, offering water, campus information and special giveaways!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018

6:30 PM - Movie on the Green: Black Panther

Welcome Wagon

University Gym Grass Area (in front of the mural)

Join us for an outdoor screening of Black Panther! Bring your friends and family, blankets, lawn chairs and pillows for comfort. Activities and concession snacks are free while supplies last!

MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2018

12 PM - 4 PM - Golden Eagle Village

Welcome Wagon

Main Campus Walkway

Connect with campus departments at the Golden Eagle Village. Visit their tables and learn about the resources and opportunities that they offer. As a reward, you can enter a special prize drawing for a chance to win a Spirit Pack filled with Cal State LA gear.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2018

10 AM - 11 AM - Welcome Wagon

Welcome Wagon

Various locations around campus

Cal State LA administrators and faculty want to welcome you to campus! Look for them at the traveling Welcome Wagon, offering water, campus information and special giveaways.

12 PM - 2 PM - Taco Tuesday

Welcome Wagon

U-SU Plaza

ON TUESDAYS, WE WEAR BLACK AND GOLD! Show off your school pride by wearing a Cal State LA T-shirt ad get free tacos! (Valid while supplies last.)

3 PM - 4 PM - Welcome Wagon

Welcome Wagon

Various locations around campus

Cal State LA administrators and faculty want to welcome you to campus! Look for them at the traveling Welcome Wagon, offering water, campus information and special giveaways.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2018

Times Vary - Open House Day (#2)

Open House Day (#2)

Various locations around campus

Wondering what's inside of some key offices on campus? Now's your chance to find out! Visit the departments hosting an open house, meet their amazing teams and find out how they can help you succeed at Cal State LA!




Associated Students, Inc.

U-SU 203

Visit ASI to see your student government in action! ASI sis the official voice of students and offers opportunities to gain experience in responsible political participation and community leadership. ASI spirit giveaways and Open House prize drawings are happening throughout the day.




College of Arts & Letters Advisement Center

Music Building 209

Visit the College of Arts & Letters Advisement Center to learn more about our services, as well as career pathways in the Humanities. Stop by and grab a raffle ticket to win exclusive promotional items!




College of Business and Economics Student Services Center

Salazar Hall C256

The college of Business and Economics Student Services Center will be hosting an Open House for students on August 29 from 10am-2pm! Come meet our advisors and mingle with one of the many student organizations.




Office for Students with Disabilities

Admin 127

Visit the Office for Students with Disabilities and enjoy light refreshments as you learn more about the variety of support services and programs available to students and how they contribute to their success at Cal State LA!




Student Health Center

Student Health Center

Come by the Student Health Center to learn about our services. Meet our staff and earn prizes!




Cal State LA Food Pantry

U-SU, RM 308E

Visit the Cal State LA Food Pantry during our service day. Come learn about our avaliable services and how to benefit as a Cal State LA student.




University Library

Library, John F. Kennedy Memorial

Come explore everything the Library has to offer-from charging lockers to reservable study rooms to an extensive, free online film database! Get ready to snag some giveaways, take a guided tour, and chat with librarians and personnel about how they can help you make the most of your college experience.




Center for Student Involvement

U-SU 204

Are you looking for an adventure? Come and find out how you can enhance your college experience with the CSI team! With leadership workshops, wellness activities, service projects, enrichment events, and over 200 clubs and organizations there's something for everyone!




National and International Scholarships & Fellowship Programs

King Hall D145 (Basement)

The National and International Scholarships & Fellowships Program (NISFEP) helps Cal State LA students pursue and apply to external scholarships, fellowships, and other professional opportunities NISFEP shares weekly updates, and hosts various workshops and events each semester. THe NISFEP office is located in the basement level of King Hall D145. Join us to learn more, and to enjoy some yummy treats.




UAS-Food Services

University Club

We will have a jar of candy on display and anyone that comes in can make a guess on how many candies are in the jar, they would submit an entry with their name, email and phone number. The winner will get a gift card to use in our restaurant or stores for $25.00. We will also be offering 10% to any student that follows us on Instagram.




Career Development Center

Career Development Center

Meet with our employment services team as they discuss employer info sessions and tables, career fairs, employer panels, and the on-campus interview program.




University Academic Advisement Center

Library, John F. Kennedy Memorial PW 1040A

We at the UAAC serve Undeclared students and those transitioning between colleges in exploring and selecting a good-fit major aligned with each student's interests, skills, passions, and career pathway. Come explore our office during Open House and get a good!




Veterans Resource Center

King Hall D147

The VRC invites all veterans, active duty, reservists, National Guard, dependents, and university community to kick off the new academic year! Please join us for our Open dHouse and Mixer in King Hall D147 from 12am to 2pm. Meet the VRC staff and connect with new and continuing fellow student veterans and dependent peers. Raffle prizes will be given out to a few lucky in attendance. Come and enjoy free food and refreshments.




Honors College

King Hall D1045

Students are welcome to visit the Honors College lounge in KIng Hall D 1047 to larn more about the benefits of joining the Honors College and how to apply! Come and meet our advisors and students about Honors College benefits including scholarshis!




Office of Housing and Residence Life

5300 Paseo Rancho Castilla, Los Angeles, CA 90032-8647

Visit the Office of Housing and Residence Life to learn more about on-campus housing opportunities throughout the school year including summer, take a housing tour and have a cool drink and new pen on us.




Cross Cultural Centers

U-SU 206

Join the Cross Cultural centers to enjoy some delicious snacks and learn about great opportunities to get involved, attend GREAT events and build community!




1 PM - Circle Painting

Circle Painting

U-SU Plaza

A collective art experience to unleash your creativity and bring people together. Join us as we create art pieces to show our school pride because WE ARE CAL STATE LA!

THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018

10 AM - 11 AM - Welcome Wagon

Welcome Wagon

Various locations around campus

Cal State LA administrators and faculty want to welcome you to campus! Look for them at the traveling Welcome Wagon, offering water, campus information and special giveaways.

3 PM – 4 PM - Welcome Wagon

Welcome Wagon

U-SU Plaza

Cal State LA administrators and faculty want to welcome you to campus! Look for them at the traveling Welcome Wagon, offering water, campus information and special giveaways!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM - CAL STATE LA Gives Back

CAL STATE LA Gives Back

Sign up at the Center for Engagement, Service, and Public Good by September 7, 2018.

We will be assisting at Seeds of Hope, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, which seeks to help congregations, communities, and schools turn unused land into productive gardens and orchards to provide healthy and fresh food in areas of need across the county. Sign up at the Center for Engagement, Service, and Public Good by September 7, 2018. Transportation is provided. Space is limited.
For more information, contact Anh Hong at (323) 343-3380

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

3:30 PM - Men’s AND Women’s Soccer VS Humboldt State

Men’s AND Women’s Soccer VS Humboldt State

Jesse Owens Track Stadium

Show your Cal State LA spirit and join the campus community at this double header men’s and women's soccer game. Enjoy free admission, prizes, and free food, as we cheer on our Golden Eagles battle against Humboldt State. The men's game starts at 4:30pm while the women’s game starts at 7pm.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018

5:30 PM - Women's Volleyball Game VS Chico State

Women's Volleyball Game VS Chico State

University Gym

Show your Cal State LA spirit and join the campus community at the Women’s Volleyball Game in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Enjoy free admission, prizes, and free food, as we cheer on our Golden Eagles battle against Chico State. The game starts at 7pm.


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    Mon-Fri   :   7am - 10pm
    Sat   :   7am - 7pm
    Sun   :   Closed
  • (323) 343-2450
    The Cash Register Closes at 4:30pm Daily.
  • Building Closure
    Thursday, November 22 - Sunday, November 25, 2018   -   Thanksgiving and Presidents Day
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