Activities and Events
Matador Nights is an evening of dance, music, food and fun based on a theme that changes each year. Admission is free with your student ID.
Up All Night aims to raise your spirits while you cram for finals each semester. Look forward to free coffee and tea, snacks, massages, study kits and good company during this finals week destresser at the University Student Union and the Satellite Student Union.
Carnaval is three days of free music, dance, food and fun celebrating the awesome diversity of cultures on campus.
The Big Show is an outdoor spring concert that has featured popular musical guests, such as Afrojack, Diplo and Big Sean.
CSUN is a Division I powerhouse with dozens of Big West Conference titles and 10 women's and 7 men's sports teams. If you bring your student ID, you'll get free admission to regular-season home games. See the Matador sports schedules and news online at gomatadors.com.
From salsa dancing to sailing, Buddhism to business law, chess to Chicano culture, there are more than 200 student clubs and organizations to choose from at CSUN. If you can't find a club or organization that matches your interests, the Matador Involvement Center can help you start your own.
You don't need to be an athlete to play sports at CSUN. Our intramural program is a great way to meet friends and have a good time. You can join teams like Ultimate Frisbee, flag football, dodgeball, volleyball, basketball and more through the Associated Students sports clubs.
Whether you're into action, romance, comedy, the classics or foreign fare, it's easy to catch a flick at CSUN. The best part is that admission is free. The CSUN Cinematheque, located in the Alan and Elaine Armer Theater, offers movie screenings, guest artist lectures and panel discussions. Additionally, Associated Students hosts an outdoor movie fest every summer.
For CSUN students who enjoy traveling and spending time in the wilderness, Associated Students Outdoor Adventures is a must-stop shop. Outdoor Adventures provides recreational opportunities such as organizing hikes to the Hollywood sign, backpacking trips along Hawaii’s coast, opportunities for improving outdoor skills through workshops and equipment rentals for an outdoor adventure of your own.
Incoming freshmen can register for Camp Matador — a three-day camping trip in Big Bear. Camp Matador is a high-school-to-college transitional event in which freshmen learn about Matador culture from current CSUN students and meet peers before their first college semesters begin. Throughout the three days, freshmen have a chance to zip line, swim, hike and participate in many more recreational activities.