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Activities and Events

CSUN has a plethora of social activities — movies, sports, concerts, dances and guest lectures — to keep you busy. Stay up to date on CSUN happenings with the CSUN mobile app and the University Events Calendar.

Annual events

Matador Nights

Here's what you can look forward to each year.

Matador Nights

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

Enjoy finals stress relief each semester with free coffee and tea, snacks, massages and study kits at the University Student Union and the Satellite Student Union.


Three days of free music, dance, food and fun celebrating the awesome diversity of cultures on campus

The Big Show

An outdoor fall concert that has featured popular artists such as Tyga, 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

Get involved

Students on campus.

From salsa dancing to sailing, Buddhism to business law, chess to Chicano culture, there are more than 300 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.

Movie nights and performances

 Alan and Elaine Armer Theater.

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.

The Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) supports a full spectrum of professional programming, including symphony orchestra concerts, opera performances, dance programs, lectures, film events, and musicals and plays. As a student, you'll receive a 40 percent discount on tickets.

Outdoor adventures

Associated Students Outdoor Adventures provides recreational opportunities such as organized 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. Recreational highlights include zip lining, swimming and hiking. It's a chance to meet other new Matadors and learn about CSUN while having fun.