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President's Welcome

Thank you for visiting the California State University, Northridge website.

I am delighted you have chosen to visit us online, where you will find a wealth of information in written and multimedia form highlighting the many outstanding programs and services offered here and throughout the community we proudly serve.

Our web presence, supported by our distinguished faculty, staff and administrators, details the extraordinary breadth of CSUNs resources and programs. If you are a student, you will find the information you need to progress smoothly to graduation and enhance your college experience. You will also find a treasure trove of information if you are a prospective student, a parent or a member of the community interested in applying here or learning about CSUN’s diverse academic programs, available services and rich campus life, like our Division I athletics competitions and the world-class arts programming at our state-of-the-art 1,700-seat Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts.

As a forward-looking higher education institution that values a strong connection with students and the community we serve, CSUN’s online presence is complemented by being regularly engaged with our tens of thousands of students and hundreds of thousands of alumni online through our popular Facebook page, the most “liked” in the CSU; our YouTube channel where we share stories on the dynamism of our university; and on LinkedIn where alumni and students network.

Whether you are visiting to learn about our outstanding academic programs and student services, seeking interesting and fun cultural or athletics events to attend, or here on other business, I hope you find our website informative and beneficial. And if you have not been on campus yet, I encourage you to visit our beautiful grounds and facilities and see firsthand the wonderful work being done at CSUN on behalf of students and the surrounding community.


Dianne F. Harrison, Ph.D.
California State University, Northridge

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