May 10, 2016
Volume 1, Edition 17
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Record 11,000 Earning Degrees in 2016

Approximately 11,120 graduating students, a university record, are invited to walk across a stage in front of CSUN’s Delmar T. Oviatt Library to the cheers of family members and friends as CSUN celebrates its 2016 commencement in less than two weeks.


CSUN TRENDS Fashion Show is Designer’s Cut Above

With 12 senior designers and seven pattern-making students showcasing their work, and more than 60 models walking the runway, the 37th annual CSUN TRENDS fashion show provided several creative highlights for fashion fans.

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Mathematics Major Receives Top Graduate Student Award

Jake Reschke, who will graduate with a master’s degree in mathematics in May, will be recognized during Honors Convocation on Friday, May 20, as this year’s Nathan O. Freedman Outstanding Graduate Student — the highest honor presented to a CSUN graduate student who shows the best record of distinguished scholarship.

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Upcoming Events

crunch time

Crunch TIme: Finals Week Stress Relief

May 11-May 12 and May 16-May 19
On May 11 and 12 students can head to the USU, East Conference Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for free snacks and beverages. From May 16 to 19, head to the USU, Plaza de Sol from 7:30 to 9 a.m. for free breakfast, beverages and exam supplies.

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Senior Day softball

Senior Day: Softball vs. UC Davis

Sat, May 14, 1 p.m.
Cheer on seniors Allison Lacey, Maylynn Mitchell, Madalyne Handy and Ariana Wassmer as they play their last home game.

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Jewel at VPAC

Jewel with Special Guest Griffin House at VPAC

Wed, May 18, 8 p.m.
Picking Up the Pieces, which Jewel describes as a “singer-songwriter’s record,” is the project many have been waiting patiently to hear for years. With her vast and wide-ranging catalogue, which is rapidly approaching 1,000 songs, Jewel has indeed become one of the premiere singer-songwriters of our time.

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Focus on Students


Spring 2016 Final Exam Schedule

Finals week is May 14-20 so make sure to ask your instructors to confirm exam times and locations. View your final exam schedule in the myNorthridge portal so you can make arrangements with your professor now if you have an exam conflict.

2016 Cultural Graduation Schedule

Cultural Celebrations aim to celebrate the diversity of our students and commemorate them on a successful academic journey. These celebrations are organized by student organizations or campus entities.

New Chief Diversity Officer Brings Extensive Experience to CSUN

Raji Rhys comes to CSUN as its first chief diversity officer, and will work with students, faculty and staff to assure that the university's operations are equitable, inclusive and use one another’s differences as creative fuel to help CSUN achieve its seven university priorities.

Take a Break at the Oviatt Library During Finals Week

Come to the Oviatt Library for a variety of stress-relieving activities during the university’s upcoming finals week.

Students Prepare for Earthquake at Beat the Quake Puzzle Room

CSUN's Department of Police Services provided students, faculty and staff with tips and information on how to respond during an earthquake atBeat the Quake on April 28 at the Bayramian Lawn.


CSUN on Social Media


Sports Talk Show Host Petros Papadakis to Throw Out First Pitch Before CSUN Baseball Game May 15


Have you added csun_edu on @Snapchat yet?


CSUN’s First Commencement