April 28, 2020
Volume 5, Edition 22
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Survey of CSUN Students Finds Strong Commitment to Returning in Fall

More than 90% plan to continue their path to earning degrees and return in the fall, according to a survey of currently enrolled students. With deep economic impacts from COVID-19, new degrees and certificates will help students stand out when the economy recovers.


Nursing Students Join the Front Lines to Fight COVID-19

As hospitals shifted their focus and resources to face a surge of COVID-19 patients, CSUN nursing students helped fortify the community’s response. They are working inside several local hospitals, assisting with drive-up public testing, and helping local businesses screen employees before shifts.

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Shemar Moore of the show S.W.A.T. poses withbiology student Marisol Castorena on CSUN campus.

Spot CSUN on the Small Screen, Including in ‘This Is Us’ and ‘The Office’

CSUN’s proximity to Hollywood and its picturesque campus make it an ideal set for feature films, TV shows, music videos and commercials. Thanks to streaming services, sheltered Matadors can “return” to CSUN from the comfort of their own living rooms — and hang out with stars such as Steve Carell, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

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Focus on Students


Grab One of the New CSUN Zoom Backgrounds

The second batch of CSUN-specific Zoom video-conferencing backgrounds just posted, with photos and graphics showing off the CSUN sculpture, CSUN Library main entrance and a beautiful photo of the Matador statue at twilight.

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Students Can Apply for Scholarship Opportunities

Students are encouraged to apply for numerous scholarship opportunities. The deadline for many scholarships is coming up soon.

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Last Day to Change Grading Basis, May 1

May 1 is the last day to change the grading basis for your Spring 2020 classes. The temporary A-C/NC option is available for the spring semester during this global health crisis.

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Spring 2020 Final Exams

Final Exams week is May 9-15. All exams will be held in an alternate mode, not face-to-face. Check Canvas and ask your instructors to confirm their final exam arrangements. Grades will display in myNorthridge Portal starting May 9, updated nightly.

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