All current CSUN students are able to use the Oasis. CSUN Faculty, Staff and Alumni have varying levels of access to the facility. In order to access the Oasis, each member will need to register at the Oasis or SRC.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can use the Oasis Wellness Center?
Where is the Oasis located?
At the USU beneath the USU Computer Lab and next to the Plaza Pool. View a map of the USU.
What are the hours of operation for the Oasis?
Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Who runs the Oasis?
The Oasis is a department of the University Student Union (USU). USU professional staff and student employees manage the day-to-day operations of most of the Oasis facility and programs. Klotz Student Health Center provides massage, acupuncture and aromatherapy services at the Oasis. The USU Board of Directors, comprised mostly of students, ultimately provide direction for and approve the budget of the Oasis and USU.
Angela Faissal is the Oasis Wellness Center manager.
What is the size of the Oasis Wellness Center?
The Oasis includes about 6,000 square feet of indoor space and 10,000 square feet outdoors.
What kind of programs and services are offered by the Oasis?
- Indoor and outdoor lounge spaces
- Massage Therapy
- Stress Relief
- Sleep Hygiene
- Power-napping sleep pods
- Workshops targeting health and wellness
- Peer-to-Peer Counseling
- Equipment Checkout (iPads, Games, etc.)
- And more
What is included in the outdoor component of the Oasis?
There are a variety of lounges and contemplation spaces for students to use toward attaining their wellness goals.
How can I work at the Oasis?
Student job openings will be posted on the USU website. Approximately 14 Student Assistant Employees will be hired for three different positions.
When did the Oasis Wellness Center project construction start?
When did the Oasis Wellness Center open?
August 24, 2015
How was the project funded?
Through the University Student Union (USU) cash reserves.
Who are the architects and construction company for the Oasis?
LPA, Inc. is the architectural firm. Hathaway & Dinwiddie is the construction company.
Gender Inclusive Restroom FAQs
Why is it important to have a Gender Inclusive Restroom?
There are genuine implications when restrooms are labeled for women or men only. Trans and Gender non-conforming people can encounter hostility, discrimination and harassment in restrooms. Providing access to a non-gendered restroom can reduce or eliminate this situation.
Are there any specific guidelines for using a Gender Inclusive Restroom?
Just be respectful of all others in the facility. Everyone has the right to wash their hands, comb their hair, do their makeup or just use the bathroom in peace.
Is it okay for children to use this Gender Inclusive Restroom?
Children are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Parents or guardians with children of a different gender can encounter misunderstanding when accessing gender-specific bathrooms. This potential is eliminated with a Gender Inclusive Restroom.
Is the Gender Inclusive Restroom accessible for people with disabilities or who need assistance?
Anyone who requires assistance will be able to use this facility. People with disabilities or others who have personal attendants of a different gender can run into problems when accessing gendered bathrooms. A Gender Inclusive Restroom provides a more welcoming and comfortable situation for two people of different genders.
Will there be a greater chance of a longer waiting time to use the Gender Inclusive Restroom?
Actually there is less of a chance for a long waiting time. Everyone has waited outside an occupied restroom while the restroom for the gender we don’t identify with was empty. Gender Inclusive Restrooms are more efficient, allowing you to avoid that unnecessary wait.