COVID-19 Information for Students

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Find the latest up-to-date information and resources for CSUN students on this page.


Find information regarding CSUN’s Laptop Loaner Program, Zoom academic advisement sessions and other virtual tutorial resources.


Information about parking permit refunds, as well as Department of Police Services hours, requests for academic transcripts, and Campus Bookstore information.


On May 12, California State University Chancellor Timothy White shared that courses on CSU campuses this fall will be offered primarily through virtual learning due to the current and anticipated impacts of COVID-19. Across the CSU, campuses are preparing to offer a full slate of impactful academic offerings following this framework. By planning ahead, CSUN faculty and staff will be able to fully prepare both for high-quality virtual learning, as well as the necessary modifications for those limited courses and labs that may be offered face-to-face. CSUN students, both new and returning, will enjoy a vibrant educational experience and momentum toward life-changing degrees and certificates. More information about CSUN’s plans for the fall semester will be shared in the coming weeks. Find information here regarding academic instruction for each college.


The Office of Community Relations provides an informational hub where faculty, staff and students can find resources offered by local community organizations. Visit the CONNECT page for up-to-date information that addresses financial, mental health and basic needs, as well as resources for parents and undocumented students.


Student Housing and CSUN Dining (within the Student Housing area) intend to remain open in the fall, and are currently processing through several scenarios to help ensure they are providing appropriate safety and health protocols for their services. Read the latest CSUN Meal Plan news and updates.

The Food Pantry continues to operate under modified hours and with physical distancing instituted.


Students’ physical and mental health and well-being remain our top priority. Find information here about the Klotz Student Health Center and University Counseling Services.

The Klotz Student Health Center is open. Students experiencing symptoms seen with COVID such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath are advised to call the center at 818 677-3666 and they will be advised of next best steps. Other symptoms such as sore throat, body aches, and loss of sense of taste and/or smell, plus headache, nausea, and gastrointestinal disturbances have also been reported in some cases. COVID-19 testing at the SHC is currently limited to student patients as per their clinician’s clinical judgment. Information concerning services and hours of operation is available online at

University Counseling Services is open with counseling services provided remotely. Visit the department website at to learn more about services available at this time.


For the Class of 2019-2020, this has been a tremendously disappointing time during what should have been a joyous season of celebrating. We hope you can still savor what you have nearly accomplished — earning your degree. President Dianne F. Harrison and Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students William Watkins recently spoke with The Sundial about CSUN’s plans for commencement. Graduating students have clearly indicated support for an in-person commencement for late 2020. We hear you, and this is our hope as well. We are targeting December 2020 to celebrate commencement together if we are able to do so while maintaining the health and safety of everyone.

Information and updates about these events will be provided at, including information on refunds.

In the meantime, please visit The Celebration 2020 website which features virtual congratulatory video, as well as a listing of all the different campus virtual celebrations and student, faculty and staff recognitions that mark the culmination of the 2019-2020 academic year. Graduating students can visit to connect with their fellow graduating Matadors through our first online yearbook.


The International and Exchange Student Center (IESC) continues to provide advising services remotely to international and exchange students .Visit for current information on how to contact the IESC. International and exchange students are also encouraged to visit the dedicated page for international students during COVID-19 to keep them informed of any updates and guidance announced by the U.S. federal government.

Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI) Fund

Undocumented students and employees can now apply for COVID-19 relief in California as part of the Governor’s Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI) Fund. The State of California is financially assisting students and workers without legal status, who are excluded from receiving federal unemployment benefits and stimulus relief. Time is of the essence, and applicants will be considered on a first come, first served basis. The California Department of Social Services has selected 12 immigrant-serving nonprofit organizations to help individuals apply for and receive this disaster relief assistance in their region. Applicants must contact the organizations in their county directly to inquire about assistance availability.


Tools and resources to help you with virtual learning, including options for students who don’t have internet connectivity.

For tools and guidance in the use of technology with virtual learning, please visit the Keep Learning webpage. Here, you will also find options for Internet Connectivity for Users Who Do Not Have It.


The MataCare Emergency Fund provides emergency help for students facing emergency financial needs. Students can apply for a MataCare Emergency Grant online through May 6.


The latest updates from the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office, Career Center, Disability Resources, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Student Services, the University Student Union, Student Recreation Center, Associated Students programs and more.


Find ways for engagement virtually while maintaining social distancing.

Many student clubs and organizations will find ways to provide opportunities for engagement virtually and while maintaining social distancing. Student are encouraged to visit MataSync at for the latest updates.


Student Housing and CSUN Dining (within the Student Housing area) intend to remain open in the fall, and are currently processing through several scenarios to help ensure they are providing appropriate safety and health protocols for their services.

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