Academic Field Trips

Information on Academic Field Trips (AFT) that are not using the S4 Database can be found on the Risk Management Page.

Academic Field Trips using the CSU S4 Database

California State University, Northridge has adopted the CSU S4 Database for managing off-campus activities for Biology and Geology Field Trips, English 494 Internships, and Service Learning courses. S4 manages students' off-campus placements, processes the approval of community organization, and collects students risk management forms and evaluations. 

Currently piloting the use of S4 are faculty from the Biology and Geology departments. Faculty interested in becoming a participant in our pilot program please contact Candice Liu at

S4 Database for Students

  • Login to S4 to view your placements/options/forms to complete. Use your CSUN user name and password.
  • S4 Student Guide (.pdf). - how to use the S4 Academic Field Trip system

S4 Database for Faculty