Updated Thursday, April 16
The University Student Union offers all CSUN students the opportunity to connect to the many USU virtual resources and services that are available to you right now and even more coming soon.
Virtual Hours, Weekly Programs, Professional Development Opportunities!
Virtual Pride Center
Monday – Friday
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Via Zoom (Meeting ID 316-032-342)
Every weekday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., you’re invited to visit with the Virtual Pride Center on Zoom to get your questions answered and spend some time with us while still practicing social distancing. It’s the best way to keep in touch with the Pride Center of the University Student Union and get the updates about issues that affect you. Whether you want to see a familiar face, have lunch with a group, or ask a question about available resources, stop by the Virtual Pride Center and join the conversation.
Veterans Resource Center
Virtual Hours, Weekly Programs, Professional Development Opportunities!
VRC Lunchtime Pop-In
Monday – Friday
11 a .m. – 1 p.m.
Via Zoom (Meeting ID 878-374-007)
Join the VRC every weekday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a virtual place to get answers to your questions and share some social distancing. Whether you want to talk with other Veterans, share how you are doing now, or ask a question about available resources – VRC Lunchtime Pop-In is your way to stay connected with the VRC daily and get updates about issues that affect you.
Oasis Wellness Center
Daily and Weekly Virtual Wellness Programs via Zoom & Other Online Services!
Sign up through MINDBODY and attend through Zoom
- Affirmations Monday (with Richard)
10 – 10:30 a.m.
Need a pick-me-up for the day or to get ready for the week? Join us for some helpful affirmations and tips to help you stay on course.
- Relax. Revive. Create. (with Fabia)
10 – 11 a.m.
This creative art workshop is especially designed with you in mind during this virtual environment.
- Contemplation Painting (with Fabia)
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Join this virtual workshop for 90 minutes of serenity through art.
- Mindfulness and Wellbeing Q & A (with Richard, Oasis Center Manager)
Come share some face time virtually with the Oasis Wellness Center’s Manager Richard Cardona to relax and ask your wellness related questions.
- Guided Art Adventures (with Cici)
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Unleash your creativity through our virtual guided art adventure that encourages individual expression and personal inspiration.
- TGIF Meditation (with Richard)
11 – 11:30 a.m.
Experience this playful virtual meditation that celebrates and cultivates gratefulness for getting through the week while bringing a bit of joy and laughter back into our days.
More Virtual Wellness Opportunities
Explore our Oasis FAQs for even more resources to practice mindfulness and wellbeing while our additional programs are under development.
Student Recreation Center
Daily Virtual Fitness Programs via Zoom & Other Online Services!
Virtual Group Exercise Classes
Daily Via Zoom & Other Online Services
Break a sweat from the comfort of your own home during our Virtual Group Exercise classes! Stay in shape by participating in fun fitness classes such as Zumba®, Pilates, High Intensity Interval Training Camp courses and more! Sign up for a Virtual Group Exercise class on our webpage, and stay energized from home with the SRC!
MySwimPro App for Aquatic Exercises: Virtual
Stay in Shape with These Virtual Exercises for Swimmers at Home
No pool? No problem, Matadors! We’ve got you covered with a variety of completely FREE swim-specific virtual exercises aimed to help you increase your strength, flexibility and overall physical mobility. No equipment necessary and all skill levels are welcome to participate. Stay in shape and keep those muscles pumped while you’re away from the pool! For more virtual swim workouts, download the MySwimPro app through either the Google Play or Apple App Store.
External Virtual Fitness Opportunities
Don’t miss a rep with these fun, at-home workouts that will keep you on track with your fitness goals!
- CrossFit At Home
CrossFit At Home is a great way to keep your fitness routine in motion right now – no matter where you are. This resource is an essential way to keep your goals within reach and at your fingertips with instructional videos about individual workouts, functional movements, and nutritional meal ideas.
Blogilates has a wide range of quick 10-12 minute workouts by Cassey Ho, an award-winning fitness instructor based in Los Angeles. Her positive approach is a great way to have a fun and engaging virtual workout. While you’re at it, explore some of her articles covering an array of topics revolving around fitness, nutrition and other health-related topics.
- Fitness Blender
Redundant workouts make it hard to stay motivated. But having a diverse collection of workout routines in your hands can help you plan accordingly and get the results you’re looking for. Fitness Blender has an easy-to-use video library that helps you customize your workouts based on available time, exercise difficulty, available equipment and training type. This unique fitness resource will help keep your workouts fresh and effective whether you’re on the go or at home.
Get moving and build momentum towards improving your mental and physical health! The YMCA’s Y360 health and fitness videos provide a great opportunity to engage in a group yoga class from where ever you may be. It’s a wonderful way to relax and feel the healing energy that a guided meditation class can provide.
Intramural Sports: Virtual — More Information Coming Soon
- Trivia Matchups! (April 13 – 24)
All teams who competed this semester will have another shot at glory during the final week of the season. Captains will receive a trivia link for their team to access as teams go head-to-head in a battle of the brains where the high score will take the victory.
- Championship Week: Step Challenge (April 27 – May 1)
Lifting the crown is going to take a total team effort this season as the action heats up during championship week. The top 4 teams from each division will walk, run or crawl their way to glory in a Team Step Challenge that’s sure to test the will of every competitor.
Conditioning and Drill Tips — More Coming Soon
We’re compiling new ways to keep your fitness levels high while at home. Keep an eye out for new tips to take your regimen into another gear.
More Virtual Programs for CSUN Students Coming Soon! Here’s a preview:
- Adulting 101: Important Stuff You Need to Know
- Craft Corner: Unleash Your Inner Artist
- Online Trivia: Featuring Cool Prizes
- Expressions: Open Mic Night
- Laugh Your Class Off: Professional Comedians
- Social Distancing Soundtracks: Curated Spotify Playlists
- Virtual Netflix Party: Watch a Movie with Friends
- Friday Night Live: At-Home Dance Party
USU Computer Lab: Virtual Tech Tips — Free to CSUN Students!
Improve your technological skills from your home with quick and informative 1-hour Virtual Tech Tips workshops via Zoom. It’s a great opportunity to become a more proficient user of popular programs such as Photoshop, PowerPoint, Illustrator, Prezi, and more. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, we’ve got a class just for you.
Visit our webpage to register for a Virtual Tech Tips workshop. Once you choose your desired course, you will receive setup instructions for Zoom and links to FREE Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Cloud software. Space is limited, so sign up now!
Games Room Virtual Events — Free to CSUN Students!
Stay Connected with USU’s Games Room while Social Distancing
Let’s keep the fun going by starting a virtual Games Room conversation over on Discord, Matadors! Join the USU Games Room’s Discord server to keep the good times rolling and stay connected with your fellow Matador gamers. It’s the easiest way to text, voice and video chat while gaming and it’s completely for free!
Visit Discord’s Getting Started page to learn how to create your own Discord account.
Mortal Kombat 11 League (Mondays)
April 13 – May 4
2 – 4 p.m.
Prove your prowess by competing against other gamers in our weekly exhibition matches of Mortal Kombat 11. Join your fellow gamers over on Discord to participate in our Mortal Kombat 11 League!
Tekken 7 League (Wednesdays)
April 15 – May 6
2 – 4 p.m.
Punch, kick and sweep your way to victory by participating in our weekly Tekken 7 exhibition matches. Join our Tekken 7 League over on Discord and get ready to clash with other Matador gamers!
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate League (Fridays)
April 17 – May 8
2 – 5 p.m.
Join us in friendly exhibition matches of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Join our league over on Discord and try your best to climb to the top of the leaderboards to win the glory of being the #1 Smash Bros. Ultimate player!
A Message about Sunny Days Camp
CSUN has made the decision to use a virtual learning environment through the remainder of the spring semester, and the entire summer term. In addition, many employees have transitioned to working remotely, including Sunny Days Camp staff. CSUN has taken preventative and precautionary measures to help fight the spread of COVID-19, and our staff is closely monitoring public health and government recommendations. With that said, we continue to plan and prepare for in-person camp this summer.
The Full Day program is sold out, and registration is closed. Spots for the Half Day program are still available and this registration is open. We will closely monitor the progress and make changes as needed. Our waitlist will remain open and requests should be sent directly to email@example.com.
The Payment-In-Full deadline of April 17 has been delayed and we ask parents not to make any payments at this time. We will closely monitor future developments and provide a new deadline to parents when appropriate.
Understand that we will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available. In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 818-677-3617. To stay informed with the latest information about COVID-19 planning, preparedness and prevention at CSUN, go to csun.edu/covid-19.
Visit the websites of the SRC, Oasis, Pride Center and VRC frequently to make sure you’re in the know about all the useful virtual USU resources and events happening right now and even more coming soon.
Stay active and engaged with the University Student Union… Where Matadors Belong!
Find out more about official CSUN updates regarding COVID-19 by visiting csun.edu/covid-19.