Fall 2021 Planning Gateway

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    Students Fall 2021 Planning Gateway


Whether you’re learning from home, on campus, or a hybrid of both this fall semester, we’re excited to welcome you back for the start of a new academic year! CSUN will be there with you every step of the way, offering face-to-face and online student support services and academic advising to support you on your academic journey. Fall planning is underway as we begin our roadmap back to campus, and we will be keeping you informed throughout the process. From classroom and library schedules to vibrant student life opportunities, we’ll continue to add information here, so please check back often.

Schedule of Classes, Academic Calendar

In the fall 2021 semester, we are transitioning many classes back to campus. Many classes remain fully online as well. Please note the class location (LOC) in the schedule of classes to see whether any on-campus meetings are required. Once enrolled, you will be contacted via your CSUN email for updates about on-campus meetings and possible room changes.

Useful Information

Classes in the fall will be offered in one of the following formats.

  • Fully Online Asynchronous (FOA in the Schedule of Classes). These classes do not have a set meeting time. Students are not required to meet together at the same time.
  • Fully Online Synchronous (FOS in the Schedule of Classes). These classes have a set meeting time. Students are expected to be online for the entire class session.
  • Fully Online Intermittent (FOI in the Schedule of Classes). These classes have some meetings at set meeting times and some work is done "asynchronously" outside of the scheduled sessions.
  • Campus Online Asynchronous (COA in the Schedule of Classes). The classes do not have a set online meeting time. They will have scheduled on-campus meetings that will be arranged in advance.
  • Campus Online Synchronous (COS in the Schedule of Classes). These classes have a set meeting time. Some of these meetings will be online and some of the meetings will be on-campus.
  • Campus Online Intermittent (COI in the Schedule of Classes). These classes have some set meeting times and some work is done "asynchronously" outside of the in-person sessions. Students are expected to attend both the online and on campus meetings for the entire duration of the sessions.
  • In addition, we will have Face-to-Face classes and courses designated as Hybrid/Half Online (OH). A handful of “OH” classes will be taught in a mode called Hyflex and will have students both on and off campus at the same time. Please look at the class notes and modes of instruction for any class not listed as Fully Online to make sure you know what the on-campus expectation is for the Fall term.

Academic Advisement and Support

Academic Advisement is available in the following areas:

  • First-time freshman advising is offered via zoom, phone and email in both group and individual sessions through the Matador Advising Hub and, for EOP students, at the college-based Advising Centers/EOP offices. See find advisor.
  • New transfer students as well as continuing undergraduates should visit find advisor. New and continuing graduate students will find their advisor/program coordinator by visiting graduate programs.
  • The Learning Resource Center offers online tutoring, writing lab support, and supplemental instruction via zoom and other virtual tools.
  • The Matador Achievement Center (MAC) will continue to offer student athletes advisement, support, and tutoring through virtual tools. Please contact mactutoring@csun.edu or call (818) 677-6356.
  • For students taking degree and certificate programs through CSUN’s Tseng College, the College’s Graduate and Professional Education Programs and Services Unit (GPE) provides support from application to graduation. This full spectrum of support is currently fully virtual. Students are encouraged to review online information for prospective students and current students; but all self-support students can communicate with individual GPE staff from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, or email general inquiries to programs@csun.edu, or call (818) 677-3332.
  • Current CSUN students will find remote and in-person assistance with registration, student forms, records and transcripts, bachelor’s degree graduation and more by visiting Current Students or by contacting CSUN’s Office of Admissions and Records.
  • Students wishing to apply to CSUN in the future will find admission requirements, application steps, cost of attendance, virtual campus tours, a taste of student life and connections to CSUN by visiting Prospective Students.

Library and Research

The University Library is now open for current CSUN students, faculty, and staff. Find out about library hours, fall 2021 service updates, library entrance requirements and more by visiting the University Library website.

Open Classroom Study Spaces

Students who are physically on campus this fall and must attend online classes just before or after attending face-to-face classes, can take advantage of open classroom spaces that are available. The following general purpose classrooms have no class sections scheduled in them and are available for student study and online course attendance on a first-come first-served basis:

Fall 2021 Open Class Rooms

Sierra Hall 192
Sierra Hall 205
Sierra Hall 207
Sierra Hall 209
Sierra Hall 221
Sierra Hall 225
Sierra Hall 268
Sierra Hall 270
Sierra Hall 276
Sierra Hall 279
Sierra Hall 284
Sierra Hall 287
Sierra Hall 307
Sierra Hall 310
Sierra Hall 365
Sierra Hall 380
Sierra Hall 382
Sierra Hall 384

Access to Technology

If you need a laptop or hotspot, help with establishing a reliable internet connection, access to downloadable software, tools to communicate with your professor and more, visit Information Technology’s Keep Learning website, which is continuously updated with new resources. IT can also help with troubleshooting services and accessing virtual computer labs and support you whether you’re learning from home or on campus.

Reach the IT Help Center by phone, email, chat and online.

CSUN and the Campus Store offer myCSUNDigitalAccess, a convenient program designed to ensure students get the course materials they need to succeed prior to the first day of classes. The myCSUNDigitalAccess program delivers required course materials digitally to students when they register for any participating courses, with integration through Canvas.

Student Life and Support

Whether you are taking virtual courses or coming to campus, our Student Life and Support page offers an array of resources for a full and rewarding Matador experience. There you will find everything from health and wellness resources to social and cultural involvement opportunities. In addition, with the rapidly improving COVID-19 cases in our region, we are planning for significantly increased face-to-face operations and services. Check back often for updates to keep you connected to campus and thriving throughout your CSUN journey.

Dining and Meal Plans

Matador Eats At CSU Northridge

This fall, Matador Eats is excited to continue its partnership with CSUN as the campus food service provider. Your dining team’s passion is to offer students and the campus community with memorable experiences through innovation both on and beyond the plate. With a profound focus on food preferences, safety and wellness, guests will enjoy the freshest ingredients and most authentic recipes throughout each dining concept.

G’mos, one of the social heartbeats of CSUN, is a personal kitchen for our Matadors with six different stations. From a full and fresh salad bar and G8 Made-Without-Allergen station to authentic Mexican cuisine and delicious comfort food and more, G’mos is the perfect destination to enjoy a balanced meal with friends every day.

Reopening this fall, Matadors will also experience new and refreshed eateries across campus that will present bold flavors matched by exceptional quality and value. These will include refreshed Matador Mercado locations, Burger King, El Pollo Loco, Juice it Up, Panda Express, Bamboo Terrace and ShakeSmart.

Our locations are prepared for walk-in customers and in-house dining that is in accordance with LA County Public Health guidelines. Additionally, our guests can take advantage of the new Boost mobile ordering system. Download the Boost app on your phone to customize your order ahead of time, pay and pick up at your convenience.

As Matador Eats adjusts to the campus population needs for fall 2021, operations and stations may fluctuate. For the most current offerings and hours, visit the Matador Eats website.

Meal Plans

Each meal plan offering will grant students with complete accessibility to all CSUN dining locations. With each plan, your meal swipes will provide all-you-care-to-enjoy meals to G’mos. Additionally, MataCash is accepted at all retail eateries throughout campus, adding consistent variety and value for your student.

Learn more about the value and benefits of these meal plans by visiting our website. Whether your student is planning to live on-campus or commute from home, there is a meal plan fit for any lifestyle!

To learn more about Meal Plans and the evolution of Matador Eats, please visit dineoncampus.com/CSUN.

Student Employees

CSUN values the more than approximately 1200 students employed each semester throughout campus. Information and resources to keep you safe and enhance your employment experience during this time can be found on our HR Resources for Student Employees page.

Health and Safety

For the latest updates as we prepare for Fall 2021, please visit the Health and Safety page.

Tseng College

Find academic information for Tseng College.