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Health & Wellness

Food pantry

The Food Pantry provides nourishment and basic necessities for CSUN students at no cost. It aims to minimize academic impact and help alleviate food insecurity within the campus community.

Oasis

The Oasis is a center for students to escape the stress of academics by offering nutrition counseling, meditation, massages, acupuncture, nap pods and workshops focused on wellness and managing stress.

Counseling services

University Counseling Services (UCS) serves as a mental health resource for all CSUN students. The center offers initial evaluations, short-term counseling and psychotherapy, Wellness Workshops, group treatment, psychiatric services, crisis/urgent care services, and case management.

Klotz

The Klotz center offers a wide range of health care services to students, including but not limited to chiropractic care, acupuncture, physical therapy, dental services, optometry services, immunizations, and pregnancy counseling.

SRC

The Student Recreation Center is a facility for exercise and leisure activity that promotes lifelong health and wellness.

SRC

Vaccine/Testing

CSUN students can visit this website for all Covid-19 information.

Academics & Finance

Scholarships/Grants

CSUN provides scholarships and grants to students that demonstrate financial need.

LRC

The Learning Resource Center at CSUN enables students to improve their academic performance through a variety of learning programs including workshops, one on one and group tutoring, and supplemental instruction classes.

LRC

Library Hours

  1. Sunday: 12pm-4:45pm
  2. Monday-Thursday: 7:45am-7:45pm
  3. Friday: 7:45am-4:45pm
  4. Saturday: 12pm-4:45pm

Admissions and Records

The Office of Admissions and Records promotes student success through services that begin with the application to Cal State Northridge and culminate with graduation.

Financial Aid

The mission of CSUN Financial Aid & Scholarship Department is to promote access to higher education by providing funding to eligible students in a timely manner. They are committed to providing service, guidance, and resources to help students get the money needed to reach their educational goals.

VITA

CSUN VITA Clinic is a cost-free income tax assistance service to low-income residents in the San Fernando Valley and beyond. They provide outstanding free tax preparation service to low-income taxpayers in our community and to provide our students with a quality experiential learning experience in the field of taxation.

Child-Care Resources

CSUN Child Lab Center

The CSUN Child and Family Studies Center “Lab School” is an educational setting for young children (preschool-aged). They strive to provide a means to grow strong relationships between home and school for children of all abilities and stages of development. They utilize university students, faculty, and staff to also promote professional growth of educators. Their services are not free of cost, however they do provide a few options for times of attendance and rates of tuition.

Associated Students Children's Center

The Associated Students Children's Center is an early childhood education program located on CSUN’s campus. They provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of young children. Services for CSUN Student Parents are free of cost, and these services include organized programs and daycare that are available Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm for toddlers, two-year-olds, and preschool age children. They are located at 18343 Plummer St. Northridge, CA

Libraries

Pediatric Clinics/Hospitals

These resources are not associated with CSUN

  • Pediatric Medical Center - Northridge
    Located at 18300 Roscoe Blvd. Northridge, CA 91325
    Open Monday through Thursday 8 am - 4:30 pm (Closed on Weekends)
  • Kids and Teens Medical Group
    Located at 8628 Reseda Blvd. Northridge, CA 91324
    Open Monday through Friday 9 am - 5 pm and Saturday 9 am - 4 pm
  • Exer Urgent Care
    Located at 19346 Nordhoff St. Northridge, CA 91324
    Open Monday through Friday 9 am - 8:30 pm
    Phone Number: (818) 727-2040
  • PM Pediatrics
    Located at 18555 Ventura Blvd. Suite B., Tarzana, CA 91356
    Open Monday through Saturday 12 pm - 10 pm and Sunday 10 am - 10 pm
    Phone Number: (818) 614-3088

Local Daycare Centers

These resources are not associated with CSUN

  • Sunrise Child Care
    18607 Vincennes St, Northridge, CA 91324
    Monday-Friday: 7:30am-6pm
    (818) 727-1255
  • YMCA Child Care at Calahan Elementary
    18722 Knapp St, Northridge, CA 91324
    (818) 709-5489
  • Leela's Childcare & Preschool
    18300 Lemarsh St, Los Angeles, CA 91325
    Monday-Saturday 6:00am-7:00pm
    (818) 349-7341
  • Hanna Family Day Care
    17278 Devonshire St, Northridge, CA 91325
    (818) 314-1672
  • Petite School House
    17643 Roscoe Blvd, Northridge, CA 91325
    Monday-Friday: 6:30pm-6:00pm
    (818) 708-8766
  • Twinkle Little Star Child Care
    16742 Osborne St, Northridge, CA 91343
    Monday-Friday 6:00am-8:00pm
    (818) 810-5966

Playgrounds/Park

These resources are not associated with CSUN

The Northridge Recreation Center is a local playground that provides proper and safe equipment for young children to play on. They are located at 18300 Lemarsh St. Los Angeles, CA 91325 and they are open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 10:30 pm, and Saturday through Sunday 9 am to 5 am.

Events

Upcoming family-friendly events will be listed soon!

Safety

University Police and Campus Police

CSUN has a police team dedicated to keeping the campus community safe. The Department of Policy Services has also partnered with Student Housing to form the Community Policing Team in the residential housing. You can call or text the number “911” during an emergency that requires immediate attention. For all other matters that are non-emergency situations, the CSUN Policed can be reached 24 hours a day at 818-677-2111.

Matador Patrol

CSUN has a program where you can request an escort at night to walk you to your desired location. The hours of operation are Monday - Thursday from dusk until 11:00 pm. In order to receive this service, please call 818-677-5042 and have your name, current location, contact number, and desired destination.

Blue Light Call Boxes

CSUN has over 75 emergency blue light call boxes located all over the campus. These call boxes are linked to the campus police dispatcher, so when the call box is activated, campus police will be alerted of your location and send help right away.

Self Defense

CSUN offers a variety of self defense course at class. The R.A.D. Program stands for Rape Aggression Defense with over 3,000 certifed instrustors and 100,000 participants. The R.A.D. program is taught at over 450 colleges and universities, police departments, local transit companies, military bases, women's centers, rape crisis centers, and independents across the United States. CSUN offers a semester long class in the fall and spring semester and also a 12 hour long course. CSUN also offers a few self defense courses on campus, please be sure to check out the course catalog and see what courses are available.

Vaccination Policies

CSUN prioritizes health and safety on campus. For more information on how CSUN is keeping the campus community safe, please visit the Matadors Forward website.

Housing

University Village

CSUN helps provide family housing options at the Apartments at University Village. With one or two bedroom options, these units are located conveniently close to campus with amenities such as a community pool, children's playground, and recreation room.

Facebook Groups

There are many Facebook groups dedicated to connecting different people in the CSUN community who are looking for housing options.


Eden Laur

Chair of Diversity and Inclusion

Transferring in 2020, I am now a Senior in the College of Health and Human Development as a Family Studies major. I have always been inclined to create a space for everyone, all individuals of all identities, to come together, support one another, and celebrate each other. Going into this position, my goal was to provide a space for the community to come together and work towards a greater sense of belonging.