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The University Student Union (USU) at California State University, Northridge is a student centered non-profit organization that works to expand the college experience through various programs, services, employment, and involvement opportunities.

The mission of the USU is to foster the achievement of students’ educational goals by facilitating a strong connection between students and their campus community.

We are an engaging and energetic campus program that develops students through inclusive activities, meaningful employment opportunities, leadership experiences and innovative technologies, facilities, and services.

Events and News

Upcoming Events


Students Open Up at Open-Mic Night

September 6, 2012

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The University Student Union (USU) will hold the first Espressions open-mic poetry event of the semester, hosted by local poet and author Sean Hill. The event will feature student poets and musicians. Interested students can audition for the CSUN Poetry Slam Team. Free food and drinks will be provided.  Read more

“1,001 Arabian Nights” Theme to Lure Thousands to Nighttime Event

August 31, 2012

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The 18th installment of Matador Nights promises to provide a night of magic and mysticism with its book-inspired “1,001 Arabian Nights” theme. The event starts at 9 p.m. and goes until 1 a.m. on September 7. California State University, Northridge (CSUN) students are invited to take in the entertainment of magicians and belly dancers at the Open Air Bazaar, play casino games at the Cave of Wonders, relax at the oxygen bar in the Sultan’s Relaxation Meditation Lounge, dance to the music of D.J. E-Man at Rock the Casbah, and enjoy many more activities. Read more

A Magical Night Topped With Illusions

May 9, 2012

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The University Student Union (USU) will host Mystical Masquerade, which will feature professional magicians, hypnotists, and illusionists; all while students enjoy a free dinner. Joseph Tran, CSUN alumnus and illusionist will perform alongside “the world’s fastest pick pocket,” Thomas Blacke. Read more


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