USU

Summer Virtual Programs for the CSUN Community

June 1, 2020

The University Student Union is offering the CSUN Community some exciting opportunities to connect, stay engaged, and access virtual resources and services all summer long.

USU Events

Music Mondays — Fresh Spotify Playlists Every Week!
Mondays
Via Spotify

You don’t have to socially distance yourself in silence! Discover and share new music with the University Student Union on Music Mondays via Spotify. Add and listen to the soundtrack of your summer and explore different genres with weekly playlists curated for Matadors, by Matadors. Check out a new playlist on the USU’s Spotify every week, and tune into Music Mondays with the USU… Where Matadors Belong!

Noontime Concerts — More Coming Soon

Summer Trivia — More Coming Soon
Friday, July 17

Play fun trivia online with a live host and compete for some great prizes!

Passive Engagements — More Coming Soon!

The Pride Center

The Pride Center of the University Student Union offers all CSUN students the chance to connect with other LGBTQIA+ peers and enjoy engaging events virtually.

Pride Center
Available by phone 
Monday – Friday: Noon – 2 p.m.
(818) 677-4355
Meetings can be scheduled via Zoom — Contact Us!
pride@csun.edu
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Sarina Loeb
Manager, Pride Center

Virtual Pride Center
Monday – Friday
Noon – 2 p.m.
Via Zoom (Meeting ID 316-032-342)

Every weekday you’re invited to visit with the Virtual Pride Center on Zoom to talk with friends, 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, we’re here for you at the Virtual Pride Center — so please join the conversation on Zoom.

Visit the Virtual Pride Center.

Let's Talk
Free Consultation Services with University Counseling Services
Facilitated by Dan Alonzo and Pat Alford-Keating

Mondays and Tuesdays
2 – 3 p.m.
Via Zoom

Whether you’re feeling sad, stressed, anxious or simply need to vent, talking can help and we’re here to listen. University Counseling Services, in collaboration with the Pride Center,  is offering free consultation services online to support you during difficult times. Let’s Talk about what’s on your mind and find solutions to the challenges your facing.

Let’s Talk counselors are available through the Pride Center from 2 to 3 p.m. each Monday and Tuesday via Zoom and are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Drop-in for your first session.

Virtual T-Time
Wednesdays
7 –8:30 p.m.
RSVP for Zoom Meeting ID

Experience support, guidance and a close network of peers to help you navigate life as Trans* or outside the gender binary. Join the discussion about living with intersecting identities and build your community with this welcoming group. Whether you’re transgender, gender questioning, genderqueer or believe you fit outside of the gender binary, this is the right place for you.

RSVP to join the discussion.

OUT on Stage
Fridays (June 5 – June 26)
7 – 9 p.m.
Via Instagram Live

June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month! The Pride Center of the University Student Union invites all LGBTQIA+ students and allies to come celebrate with us this month at our virtual OUT on Stage on Instagram Live. Be on the lookout for details to come!GAYme Night — More Details Coming Soon

GAYme Night 
Thursdays (June 6 – Aug. 20)
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

Let’s get our game on at the Pride Center’s virtual GAYme Night on Zoom! Every Thursday, you can join your friends from the Pride Center for fun online games. We’ll have a new game to play each week and giveaway some awesome prizes along the way. More details to come.

The Veterans Resource Center

The Veterans Resource Center of the University Student Union offers Student Veterans and all CSUN students the opportunity to connect to the virtual resources and services that are available to you now.

VRC Virtual Lunchtime Pop-In
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Via Zoom

Join us every weekday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a virtual place to talk with friends, get answers to your questions and still share some social distancing. Whether you want to see a familiar face, have lunch with a group, or ask a question about available resources — the VRC Virtual Lunchtime Pop-In is your way to stay connected with the VRC and get updates about issues that affect you. We’re here for you — so please join the conversation.

Join the VRC Virtual Lunchtime Pop-In via Zoom

The Blend — Virtual
Wednesdays
10 a.m.
Instagram Live

Take a break from your daily routine and enjoy good virtual conversation with fellow Veterans and other CSUN students with military connections — all blended together. Whether you can only drop by for a few minutes or want to hang around for a while, take some time out with the VRC.

Virtual Women to Women — For Female Student Veterans
Friday, June 26
1 – 3 p.m.
RSVP for Zoom Meeting ID

The Veterans Resource Center of the University Student Union invites all female Student Veterans to our empowering and informative online event, virtual Women to Women. Come join us on Zoom to share your story, make new connections and learn about the many resources offered to you through the VRC. Plus, we’ll be giving away free painting kits to the first 20 individuals who RSVP for our event!

VRC Game Night
Saturdays (5/30, 6/13, 6/27, 7/11, 7/25, 8/8)
7 p.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 976-0985-0129

Military-connected Matadors are invited to join us for our virtual Game Night on Zoom! Every other Saturday, you can come hang out with your pals from the VRC online and enjoy fun nights of virtual games with friends. Plus, you’ll be entered into our raffle for the chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Come kick-back with the VRC and let the good times roll!

Scavenger Hunt — More Information Coming Soon
Friday, July 3
1 – 3 p.m.
RSVP before Thursday, July 2 for Zoom ID

The Oasis Wellness Center

The Oasis Wellness Center of the University Student Union offers all of the CSUN community the opportunity to connect to the virtual wellness resources and services that are available to you now. Join in our engaging workshops by signing up through MINDBODY and attending through Zoom to stay healthy and mindful!

Virtual Wellness Services 

Wellness Coaching Telehealth Sessions 
Tuesdays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wednesdays: 1 – 4 p.m.
Call the Klotz Student Health Center at 818-677-3666 (choose Option 1) to make an appointment

Taking positive steps to maintaining your overall wellness during this time is one of the best things you can do for yourself. These free one-on-one consultations with a certified wellness and health coach will help you enhance your holistic health and wellbeing. Our coaches will assist you in developing personal wellness plans, discuss ways to overcome personal barriers ad discover your inner strengths and motivations to help you achieve optimal wellbeing and a renewed focus on academics.

Holistic Healing Circles
Select Tuesdays (June 9, July 14, Aug. 4)
Noon – 12:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

Join us for a roundtable discussion facilitated by different lecturers, healers and mindfulness experts to unlock this unique healing opportunity. No topic is off limits in these 30-minute sessions designed to help you decompress, share and learn tools to navigate these difficult times. 

Oasis Weekly Wellness Programs 

Daily
Available on MINDBODY

Weekly opportunities to explore new ways to wellness are available right at your fingertips. Whether you’re looking to discover the benefits of yoga or continue practicing meditation, this is a great way to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Sign up through MINDBODY and attend through Zoom

More Virtual Wellness Opportunities

Subscribe to the SRC YouTube Channel
Every Friday
Via YouTube

Gain access to a variety of brand-new pre-recorded fitness and wellness videos every Friday featuring some of your favorite SRC fitness instructors. You can turn up the heat with some bodyweight workouts or cool it down with some slow movement exercises.

Additional Wellness Resources

Now Available

Explore our Oasis FAQs for even more resources to practice mindfulness and wellbeing while additional programs are under development.

The Student Recreation Center

The Student Recreation Center of the University Student Union offers all the CSUN Community the opportunity to connect to all the virtual fitness resources and services available to you now.

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!

Subscribe to the SRC’s YouTube Channel and turn on the bell to get the latest notifications about our On-Demand Fitness videos!

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

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
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.

Y360
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.

Weekly Workouts on Social Media

Join in on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook

Looking for a new way to stay fit and have fun? The SRC is serving up some exciting weekly worksouts via social media. Follow the SRC on InstagramTwitterFacebook and YouTube for some fresh new ways to get your heart rate up and stay on track with your fitness goals, no matter where you are.

 

New Virtual Fitness Challenges — More Coming Soon

We’re turning up the heat with new ways to keep your fitness levels high and satisfy your competitive drive this summer. Keep an eye out for fun new ways to challenge yourself with Virtual Fitness Challenges to keep you moving towards your fitness goals.

Summertime Grind Challenge — More Coming Soon
Running Challenge — More Coming Soon

 

Sunny Days Camp 2020 — Online!

We are excited to announce that we will provide a Sunny Days Camp 2020 — Online program from June 15 through Aug. 14. The online program schedule will be similar to in-person camp with an opening circle and fun activities. Campers will be placed in groups with counselors and they will interact together throughout the day! The program will run for nine consecutive weeks from Monday, June 15 through Friday, Aug. 14. The daily program hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is available on a week-by-week basis. Children 6 to 17 years of age are welcome to participate in this exciting new program.