Graduate Student Resources

Graduate Student Resources

We highly encourage you visit the Graduate Studies website, “Navigating Grad Studies at the Beach,” for more information on campus life, services, tools, funding, policies, and more. 

Academic and Student Support

Academic Technology Services (ATS)

562.985.8324; AS 120 & Horn Center; Academic Technology Services | California State University, Long Beach (

Provides audio and visual equipment to students for check-out; trainings on active learning and smart classrooms; supports special events; and assists with audio and visual installations in the classroom.

Career Development Center

562.985.4151; BH 250; Welcome to the Career Development Center (

Guides students through the process of educational, career, and personal discovery in preparing them for success in the global workforce.

Dream Success Center

562.985.5869; SSC 290;; Dream Success Center | California State University, Long Beach (

Provides advising and wellness support; academic and financial aid/scholarship guidance, and resources for legal advice to undocumented and DACA students. Services also include laptop and graphing calculator loan programs; free copy and printing services; ally trainings; and more.

Library Tech Hub

562.985.8876; Library Computer Lab (1st floor); Tech Repair Services | California State University, Long Beach (
The Library Tech Hub offers service repair for Mac and PC computers to CSULB students, faculty, and staff.

Veterans Services

562.985.5115; FND 220; Veterans Services | California State University, Long Beach (

Helps servicemembers, veterans, and eligible dependents access the educational benefits they earned by serving in the armed forces of the United States. 

Women’s & Gender Equity Center

562.985.8576; SSC 240;; Women’s & Gender Equity Center | California State University, Long Beach (

The Women’s & Gender Equity Center is a safe, comfortable, supportive and inclusive environment that offers services, support, and resources for students.

Basic Needs Program

Beach Bites

Beach Bites is a mobile food app that is available for CSULB students who are iOS or Android users. The app alerts students to available food from on-campus catered events and meetings. Download the app on Android or Apple App store.

Beach Pantry

562.985.5264; USU 313; Beach Pantry (

The ASI Beach Pantry operates as the official food pantry for Long Beach State students. The pantry provides non-perishable food items for students in need. Also housed in the Beach Pantry will be the Student Swap Shop program, aimed at providing students with the opportunity to swap unneeded or old school supplies, like books, notebooks and other items essential to education.

CalFresh Outreach Program

562.985.1716; USU 313;; Beach CalFresh Outreach | California State University, Long Beach (

CalFresh is California’s name for the federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Benefits are funds on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card which can be used to buy food. The CalFresh Outreach Program at CSULB provides application and verification assistance to students who meet CalFresh eligibility requirements. Assistance can be found during drop-in hours or through an appointment.

Student Emergency Intervention and Wellness Program

562-985.2038;; Student Emergency Intervention and Wellness Program, CSULB

This program serves students experiencing an unforeseen emergency crisis situation who have exhausted all sources of assistance including financial aid grants and loans. The services include an emergency grant up to $500, emergency meal assistance, and short-term emergency housing.

Bob Murphy Access Center (BMAC)

562.985.5401; Student Success Center, Suite 110;; Bob Murphy Access Center | California State University, Long Beach (

The Bob Murphy Access Center assists students with disabilities as they secure their university degrees at California State University, Long Beach. New BMAC students must first set up an appointment. See website for instructions.

Enrollment Services

562.985.5471; 1st floor courtyard, Brotman Hall; Enrollment Services | California State University, Long Beach (

Financial Aid: Financial Aid and Scholarships | California State University, Long Beach (

Forms: Forms | California State University, Long Beach (

Key Dates and Deadlines: Key Dates and Deadlines | California State University, Long Beach (

Student Records: Student Records | California State University, Long Beach (

Graduate Studies Resource Center

562.985.5771; Library 504;; Graduate Center | California State University, Long Beach (

Workshops and Events

Workshops & Events | California State University, Long Beach (

Writing Support

Graduate writing support for post-baccalaureate students (master’s, credential, certificate, or doctoral) seeking one-on-one help for a class paper, thesis/dissertation, research project, or grant proposal (by appointment only)

Other Services

  • Mock interviews for graduate admissions
  • Short-term laptop loan program for CSULB post-baccalaureate students
  • Study space for students – all undergraduate and graduate students welcome

Graduation and Commencement

Graduation is not the same as commencement. Graduation is the semester in which you will complete your required courses and receive your diploma. Please be aware of university deadlines and instructions for filing to graduate. Also note that you must Advance to Candidacy prior to filing to graduate. Information on filing to graduate can be found here: Apply to Graduate (Graduate Students) | California State University, Long Beach (

Commencement is the ceremony in which students graduating that spring, the following summer/fall, or the previous winter/fall are eligible to participate. CSULB hosts one commencement ceremony per year in the spring (usually following the last week of classes). Dates for the POSC ceremony along with cap/gown rental information can be found here: Commencement | California State University, Long Beach (

Health and Wellness

Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drugs Prgram (ATOD)

562.985.2520; SHC 268; Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs | California State University, Long Beach (

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) Program educates students about the potential negative consequences of drug and alcohol use and/or abuse.

Campus Assessment, Response and Evaluation for Students Team (CARES) 

CARES | California State University, Long Beach (

Identifies, evaluates, and monitors student behavior that poses a concern, potential threat, or actual threat to self or others. The CARES Team provides early intervention for at-risk students through collaboration with campus departments, faculty, and staff. Students exhibiting behaviors of concern to their personal, physical, and emotional well-being should be referred to the CARES Team along with students who exhibit intimidating, disruptive, aggressive, or violent behavior.

Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation and Leadership Training

562.985.5312; SPA 024;; LatinoHealth | California State University, Long Beach (

Center for Latino Community Health supports and creates diverse community health initiatives that increase access to culturally and linguistically relevant health education, prevention, screening, and treatment.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

562.985.4001; BH 226; Counseling and Psychological Services | California State University, Long Beach (

Provides short-term counseling for individuals, group counseling, career development counseling, referral services, psychoeducational workshops, and crisis intervention.

COVID Information


Health Resource Center and Wellness Programs

562.985.4609; Student Health Services 268;; Student Affairs | California State University, Long Beach (

The Office of Wellness & Health Promotion provides health education and support to students in order to facilitate the ongoing development of healthy lifestyles. As an integral part of the Student Health Services, our purpose is to offer and refer to a comprehensive range of health education services and programs.

Student Emergency Intervention and Wellness Program

562-985.2038;; Student Emergency Intervention and Wellness Program, CSULB

The CSULB Student Emergency Intervention and Wellness Program is a comprehensive initiative that identifies and immediately serves some of CSULB’s most at-risk students which include our displaced students, food insecure students and students experiencing an emergency situation or crisis.

Student Health Services

562.985.4771; Located in SHS building on corner of Merriam Way and Beach Drive; Student Health Services | California State University, Long Beach (

All regularly enrolled students registered for the current semester who have paid the $75.00 mandatory health fee are eligible for services. Most medical services are covered under the basic service fee with the exception of pharmacy, off-campus labs and x-ray copies.

Student Recreation and Wellness Center

Student Recreation and Wellness Center | CSULB | Cal State University, Long Beach (

State-of-the-art facility that serves as a hub for recreational activities and programs, and opportunities for intramural sports, fitness, and wellness services.

Students with Children

The BEACH Student-Parent Support Group is a space to connect with other pregnant and parenting students on campus. Students share experiences and explore topics such as self-care, balancing roles, healthy relationships, identity, and campus resources. The group meets at the Multicultural Center (FO3-02) on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.

The Isabel Patterson Child Development Center provides quality child development services that enable students with children to attend classes at the University while offering quality childcare. Children of CSULB students receive priority for registration. As space permits, children of staff, faculty, alumni, and the community are offered services as well. Child Development Center (

University Police

562.985.4101; University Police | California State University, Long Beach (

The CSULB Night Escort Program is a free safety service conducted by campus Community Service Officers (CSOs). Students can request a CSO escort by calling the University Police non-emergency line at 562.985.4101 (extension 5-4101 from a campus phone).