June 1, 1999 Vol. III, No. 17

Names Proposed for Campus Areas

In an effort to make the Cal State Northridge campus easier to navigate, university officials have proposed names for various walkways, commons areas and road segments, and are inviting campus comment on the selections.

Campus Architect Deborah Wylie said the name selections, as detailed on the accompanying map, are part of the campus' master planning process. Feedback can be provided during June to Wylie by e-mail, at Deborah.Wylie @csun.edu, or by telephone at (818) 677-2561.

"I think these changes will give the campus more of a sense of place and identity," Wylie said, adding that most of the selected areas do not currently have formally designated names. The name selections are due to be comfirmed by the Campus Planning Board in the fall.

The naming proposals include the five main east-west campus promenades, which are planned to be planted with flowering trees, the Oviatt Lawn and Sierra Quad open spaces in the center of the campus, and the newly dubbed University Loop Road that would circle the campus' core.

Jacaranda Walk was chosen because of some existing trees of that name on the segment, as was Magnolia Walk. Matador Walk reflects the campus mascot and the nearby Student Union. Sierra Walk stems from the adjoining Sierra Complex, and Orange Grove Walk reflects the nearby CSUN orange grove.

University Loop Road, envisioned as a future circulating route for vehicle traffic accessing the inner campus, would be the street name replacing the current campus segments of Lindley Avenue, Etiwanda Avenue and Plummer Street.


June 1, 1999

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