CSUN Open House

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CSUN Open House

Welcome to Open House!

Be sure to check in at one of the welcome tables that will be visible as you access campus from parking structures G3 and B3. That's where you'll receive your welcome bag and event schedule. Enjoy your time at Open House. We're glad you're here!

Open House Schedule

Campus Resource Fair

Check out some of our diverse campus clubs and organizations that get you involved, and find programs and services that help you succeed.

Campus Resource Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., University Library Lawn

Guided Tours

Campus toursCampus tours are offered every 30 minutes beginning at 8:30 a.m. and last approximately 20 mins. The last tour of the day departs at 1:30 p.m. Tours depart from Matador Square, across from the Matador statue.
Oasis Wellness CenterUpdated: Tours available every 15 minutes beginning at 11 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m. Here, students find serenity and relaxation amid the rush and activity of campus life. Follow your Zen to the Oasis.
Student Recreation CenterUpdated: Tours available every 20 minutes beginning at 11 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m. An ultramodern exercise and leisure facility featuring a towering indoor rock-climbing wall. Membership is included with your student fees.
University LibraryTake a self-guided tour between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. On the main floor you will find the multifunctional and collaborative space called the Library Learning Commons. Explore the Creative Maker Studio on the far west side of the main floor and check out “The Politics of Low and Slow,” an exhibit that focuses on Chicano lowrider culture in Los Angeles, located in the second-floor exhibit area.

Meet Our Student Support Services Partners

To learn more about how we support students, some of our campus services will be available for a casual visit to their facilities. Participating campus partners include:

Disability Resources and Educational ServicesSupportive services and accommodations for students with disabilities10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Bayramian Hall 110
DREAM CenterResources and services for undocumented students and mixed-status families10 a.m. to 2 p.m.University Student Union (USU)
Klotz Student Health CenterClinical health services ranging from primary care and sports medicine to specialty services such as chiropractic care and physical therapy10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Klotz
NCOD: Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing ServicesPrograms and services to support CSUN’s Deaf, hard-of-hearing and deafblind populations10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Jeanne Chisholm Hall
Pride CenterProgramming and educational outreach to support CSUN’s LGBTQIA+ community10 a.m. to 2 p.m.University Student Union (USU)
Veterans Resource CenterPrograms and services to support CSUN students who are military veterans, reservists, members of the National Guard and their dependents10 a.m. to 2 p.m.University Student Union (USU)

Meet the Colleges

Jump to: College of Engineering and Computer Science | College of Health and Human Development | College of Humanities | College of Science and Mathematics | College of Social and Behavioral Sciences | David Nazarian College of Business and Economics | Michael D. Eisner College of Education | Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Majors offered within the College of Engineering and Computer Science explore and develop technical approaches to problem solving. Enjoy informative presentations and drop-in tours of computer labs hosted by department faculty.
College OverviewCollege representatives will provide presentations about the college.10 a.m. and noon

Jacaranda Hall Room 3514

College ToursFaculty members will provide tours of the college.9 a.m. and noon

Jacaranda Hall breezway

Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringDepartment Chair, Dr. Xiaojan "Ashley" Geng, will host guests in her lab.

Dr. John Valdovinos will host guests in his lab.
Dr. Geng's lab will be open from 9 to 11 a.m.

Dr. Valdovinos' lab will be open from noon to 2 p.m.

Dr. Geng's lab is in Jacaranda Hall Room 2201

Dr. Valdovinos' lab is in Jacaranda Hall Room 1564

Department of Manufacturing Systems Engineering and ManagementDr. Behzad Bavarian will host guests in his lab.9 to 11 a.m.

Dr. Bavarian's lab is in Jacaranda Hall Room 1130

Department of Mechanical EngineeringProfessor Aram Khachatourians will host guests in the Haas Lab.9 to 11 a.m.

Haas Lab is in Jacaranda Hall Room 1624

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College of Health and Human Development

Degrees offered within this college help students learn to enhance, enrich and improve the human experience. Several majors within the college are represented during Open House.
Department of Family and Consumer ScienceLearn about the program through presentations, and take the opportunity to tour department facilities.

Presentation starts at 9 a.m.

Tours of facilities available 9 to 11 a.m.

Presentation in Sequoia Hall 134

Facilities open for tours:

Interior Design Studios
Sequoia Hall 215

Marilyn Magaram Center
Sequoia Hall 120

Sewing Lab
Sequoia Hall 241

Department of Health SciencesStop by the information table for friendly conversation about academic options available within the department.9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In front of Sequoia Hall 134

Department of KinesiologyEnjoy presentations, facility tours and the opportunity to observe a dance program rehearsal.

Major presentations offered at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Learn about research being done in the department's Motor Behavior Lab from 9 to 11 a.m.

Observe a rehearsal for "Colaboratoria," a choreography showcase, from noon to 2 p.m.

Presentations in Redwood Hall 178

Motor Research Lab: Redwood Hall 178

"Colaboratoria" rehearsal: Redwood Hall 292

Department of Recreation and TourismLearn about the major via an informative presentation.Presentation at noon.

Redwood Hall 274

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College of Humanities

Majors offered in this college explore the diverse cultures, thoughts, perspectives, literatures and languages of humanity.
College OverviewVisit the information tables hosted by various departments, enjoy presentations by the college and stop by the Chicano House's own casual open house event.

Information tables hosted from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Presentations offered at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Chicano House open house hosted from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Presentations in Sierra Hall 190

Information tables in the Sierra Hall breezeway, facing Sierra Quad

The Chicano House is located on campus at 18356 Plummer St.

Department of Chicana and Chicano StudiesJoin the department for a hosted event in the Chicano House.

Introduction and welcome from 11 to 11:15 a.m.

Abolitionist Pedagogy workshop from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.

Food and information session from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Mural tour from 12:15 to 12:30 p.m.

First-generation/LGBTQ+ students workshop from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

Closing remarks at 1 p.m.

Department activities are hosted in the Chicano House (unless otherwise noted), located on campus at 18356 Plummer St.

Guests interested in the mural tour should meet on the first floor of Jerome Richfield Hall. Department staff will be available for assistance.

First-generation/LGBTQ+ students workshop: Jerome Richfield Hall 118.

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College of Science and Mathematics

Students interested in science and math are interested in innovation and discovery!
College OverviewLearn about the many resources available to students within the college and tour facilities.

Presentation (with Q&A) by the College of Science and Mathematics Student Services Center/EOP offered at 9 a.m.

Tour chemistry and biochemistry facilities at 9:30 a.m.

Tour physics facilities, including the observatory, at 10 a.m.

Presentation hosted in the Donald E. Bianchi Planetarium.

Chemistry/biochemestry tour departs from the Donald E. Bianchi Planetarium.

Observatory tour departs from the Bianchi Planetarium.

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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Careers within the social and behavioral sciences help predict, prevent and manage illness in individuals and populations.
Department of Africana StudiesDepartment open house

The Department of Africana Studies will welcome students in the Black House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Black House is located on campus at 18348 Halsted St.

Department of AnthropologyMeet with department representatives, tour facilities and observe a department course.

Connect with faculty and staff at a welcome table and tour a Bone Lab.

A "Gender and Culture" course is open for observation from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Check in with the department on the first floor of Sierra Hall, near the large globe. Bone Lab: Sierra Hall 235 Observe Gender and Culture: Sierra Hall 203.

Department of Criminology and Justice StudiesEnjoy an open-forum discussion with faculty and staff.

Available all day.

Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451.

Department of Geography and Environmental StudiesEnjoy casual conversation with faculty and staff, and tour a department lab.

Available all day.

First floor of Sierra Hall, west end.

Department of HistoryEnjoy casual conversation with faculty and staff.

Available all day.

First floor of Sierra Hall, west end.

Department of Political ScienceEnjoy casual conversation with faculty and staff.

Available all day.

First floor of Sierra Hall, east end.

Department of PsychologyEnjoy informational department tours.

Tours at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

First floor of Sierra Hall, west end

Department of SociologyEnjoy casual conversation with faculty and staff.

Available all day.

First floor of Sierra Hall, west end

Department of Urban StudiesEnjoy casual conversation with faculty, staff and current students.

Available all day.

First floor of Sierra Hall, west end

Master of Social Work ProgramInformation available.

Available all day.

First floor of Sierra Hall, west end

Social and Behavioral Sciences Student Success TeamInformation available.

Available all day.

First floor of Sierra Hall, west end

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David Nazarian College of Business and Economics

Majors offered within this college will help you understand our ever-changing global marketplace.
College OverviewEnjoy a presentation outlining the college, showcases highlighting majors within the college, facility tours and the opportunity to engage with student clubs.

Major showcase available from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Presentations offered at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon.

Facility tours available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Check in at the south end of Bookstein Hall, along Cleary Court. From there, you'll be directed to the various activities.

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Michael D. Eisner College of Education

CSUN is one of California's leading public universities in preparing future teachers and the top source of teachers hired by LAUSD. The College of Education is also home to one of only a few Deaf Studies programs in the country.
College OverviewVisit the welcome booth for a casual Q&A and enjoy scheduled presentations highlighting specific programs within the college./td>

Welcome booth available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Deaf Studies presentations at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Teaching credential presentation at 10 a.m.

Visit the welcome booth in the courtyard of the Educaton Building. Presentations offered in Educaton Building 1129.

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Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication

Majors in the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication prepare students for careers in entertainment, media, communication and the arts. Each of our six majors will be represented.
Department of ArtInterested in art? Stop by the information table to learn more about the program and which facilities are available to explore. Guests can observe animation classes in session, check out the Ceramics Throw-a-thon, view the Graduate Studios and Graduate Gallery, and more. You can also visit the Main Gallery.

Department activities take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Two animation courses (3D Computer Animation and Animation 3) are open for observation from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Check in with the Art and Design Center 120 for additional details.

Observe 3D Computer Animation: Art and Design Center 330

Observe Animation 3: Art and Design Center 402

Department of Communication StudiesThe department will host information tables to discuss the different majors along with scheduled presentations. The Robert Barbera Forensics Tournament coincides with Open House, and guests can watch live debates and individual events.

The Robert Barbera Forensics Tournament takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Department presentation from 11 a.m. to noon. Scavenger hunt (30 minutes) to follow.

Check in with the department in the Richard Aronstam Library, Manzanita Hall 240.

Department of Cinema and Television Arts (CTVA)Join the department for informative presentations, studio tours and a Q&A with faculty and the department chair.

Presentation by CTVA department chair and faculty at 10 a.m.

Presentation in the Alan and Elaine Armer Screening Room, Manzanita Hall 100.

Check in with the CTVA department office in Manzanita Hall 195 for a studio tour.

Department of JournalismStop by the welcome station for friendly conversation and department swag, hear from the department chair, visit with representatives from student clubs and enjoy drop-in-style tours of the department's student media outlets.

Welcome station available from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Student media tours available from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Student clubs will have a table from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Presentations offered at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Visit the welcome station outside Manzanita Hall 211. Find student clubs on the second floor of Manzanita Hall in the breezeway.

Department presentations will take place in Manzanita Hall 211.

Visit student media in the following locations:

 

Department of MusicEnjoy informative presentations by the department chair, tour facilities and speak with current students.

Q&A and faclilties tours offered from 10 to 11 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m.

Cypress Hall.

Department of TheatreVisit the welcome station, view video presentations, tour assorted campus theatres, including the Soraya performing arts center, and view the lighting display for the department's upcoming presentation of "Once on This Island."

Welcome station open from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Theatre tours offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Lighting hang for "Once on This Island" available for viewing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Visit the welcome station in Nordhoff Hall 110 with additional tables in the Experimental Theatre at the Soraya 159.

"Once on This Island" is staged in the Campus Theatre in Nordhoff Hall 100.

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On-site Admissions for Fall 2023 Upper Division Transfer Students — by Appointment Only

If you have scheduled an appointment for on-site admissions, visit Bayramian Hall Room 160 at your scheduled appointment time. Bring a printed copy of your transcripts.

Visit Our Cultural Houses

To learn more about our diverse community on campus we invite you to visit our cultural houses:

Black HouseThis cultural house and meeting space supports CSUN’s Black and African American community. Tours and presentations will be available every hour on the hour.11 a.m. to 2 p.m.18348 Halsted St.
Chicano HouseThis cultural house and meeting space supports CSUN’s Chicano/a community.11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.18212 Plummer St.
Glenn Omatsu HouseThis cultural house and meeting space supports CSUN’s Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi American communities.10 a.m. to 2 p.m.18365 Halsted St.

Workshops

Cal State Apply Application SupportWorking on your Cal State Apply application and got stuck? Get help from our preadmissions counselors. Drop in anytime.9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

University Student Union (USU), Computer Lab

Additional computers available in Jerome Richfield Hall, Room 248.

Discover CSUN
Presentado simultáneamente en inglés y español.
Get an overview of all that CSUN has to offer from academic programs, student life and support services, including admissions requirements.9 to 9:40 a.m. and 11 to 11:40 a.m.English: University Student Union (USU), Thousand Oaks Room

Español: University Student Union (USU), salon Reseda
Financial Aid
Presentado simultáneamente en inglés y español.
Our financial aid advisors will help you understand what options are available to help pay for college and how to make the most of the available resources, including how to complete the financial aid application (FAFSA or CADAA).9 to 9:50 a.m., 11 to 11:50 a.m. and 1 to 1:50 p.m.English: Chaparral Hall, first floor, Room 5122

Español: Kurland Hall (parte de la sala de espectáculos Soraya)
Campus HousingResearch shows students who live on campus tend to excel academically and have higher graduation rates. Learn about CSUN’s varied housing options and residential life. After the presentation, enjoy a self-guided tour of the housing community (private residences are not available for viewing).10 to 10:50 a.m. and noon to 12:50 p.m.University Park, Building 21, Shore Pine Hall, Multipurpose Room

Note:
  • Tours run throughout the day, beginning at 9 a.m.
  • A shuttle to housing will depart from Redwood Hall.
  • The last shuttle departs at 1 p.m.
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
Presentado simultáneamente en inglés y español.
Learn about the mentoring and academic support services available to highly motivated students from historically low-income households who are the first in their family to attend college.10 to 10:50 a.m. and noon to 12:50 p.m.English: University Student Union (USU), Lake Balboa Room

Español: University Student Union (USU), salon Thousand Oaks
Campus diningWith a variety of meal plans to choose from, to a host of on-campus eateries, coffee spots and quick markets, Matadors have plenty of options when it comes to dining on campus.11:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 1:30 p.m.University Student Union (USU), Lake Balboa Room