News & Announcements

 

  Here are the latest announcements from October 15, 2019

 

Nuts & Bolts

Not Returning For Spring?
If you need to request to break your License Agreement for spring 2019 because you’re studying abroad in spring, graduating at the end of fall or withdrawing from the University, you must submit a Petition to Cancel Form with supporting documentation to justify the reason for your request. Due November 16.
 
Meal Plan Changes
Residents interested in increasing or decreasing their Meal Plan for the spring semester may stop by the Housing Office to submit the Meal Plan Change Form, which is due by November 16. 
 
Help Prevent Clogged Sewer Lines and Help Protect Our Environment!
We need your help in preventing clogged sewer lines that result in backup and overflows. A major part of the problem are so-called “flushable” products such as baby wipes and feminine hygiene products. Why? Because even though these may not clog your toilet, they do not break down in the sewer system. That means they clump together with grease and waste in the pipes which leads to a messy, smelly sewer overflow.
 
A few simple changes to your routine will help prevent this problem and future inconvenience to you and other residents.
 
Please discard the following items in the trash, instead of your toilet:
  • ALL types of wipes, even if they say they are “flushable” (baby, personal cleansing and disinfecting). Simply wrap in bathroom tissue and discard in your trash.
  • Facial tissues, napkins and paper towels – these are meant to be more durable and will resist breaking down in water
  • Hair
  • Cloth items (towels, rags, undergarments)
  • Plastic/cardboard applicators and prophylactics
  • Toilet bowl scrub pads
  • Grease
  • Coffee Grounds
  • Feminine hygiene products such as  Tampons and pads
  • Dental Floss
  • Mop/cleaning brush refills
Take the Campus Dining Styles Survey Today!
We are conducting a study to better understand your campus dining satisfaction and preferences. By sharing your thoughts, we will gain valuable insight to help improve your overall experience. 
 
This online survey will take no more than 10 minutes and your responses are confidential. At the end of the survey you will have an opportunity to enter your contact information if you wish to enter the drawing for a grand prize of $150 e-card, or 3 first prizes of $50 e-cards.
 
The survey is mobile-friendly and can be taken on a smartphone, mobile device, or a computer.
 
Click HERE or copy/paste the URL below into your Internet browser to begin the survey:
 
 
We appreciate your time and thank you for your assistance!
 
Dining Commons - Sunday Hours of Operation
The Dining Commons is now open for dinner on Sundays. You now have more options to use your meal plan during the weekend.
 
Sunday Hours
Brunch: Continental 9-11 a.m.; hot foods from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Closed: 2-5 p.m.
Dinner: 5-7 p.m. (New addition)
 
The Great California ShakeOut
On Thursday, October 17, at 10:17 AM, our campus and residential facilities will participate in the Great California ShakeOut. At precisely 10:17 am, take a few minutes to locate a safe place to “duck and cover” as you would in the event of a real earthquake. Afterwards, the fire alarms will sound and we’ll evacuate. Remember to comply with the evacuation alarm and the directions of Housing and Residence Life staff. For more information on evacuation sites, see the next announcement.
 
Earthquake Preparedness Procedure
In the event of an earthquake, please remain in your apartment and find a secure and sheltered space away from windows and glass. The proper procedure is to drop, cover and hold until the major event has subsided. Based on the type of emergency, it may be necessary to evacuate buildings.
 
 
Winter Session 2020
Have you considered taking classes during winter break through the College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE)? Courses are only three weeks long and can help you graduate faster. Registration begins October 16, 2019. Visit the Winter Session 2020 webpage for more information.
 

Money Matters

FAFSA and Dream Applications
Applications for both FAFSA and Dream have been open since October 1, so don’t forget to apply! Visit Cal State L.A’s Financial Aid webpage for more information. They are also offering Financial Aid workshops. ! No need to RVSP.
October 23, 3-4 p.m., U-SU Montebello Room 309 (Dream Application Information)
 

Events & Opportunities

Now Hiring Marketing Assistant Graphic Designer and Student Video Content Creator
We currently have 2 different positions open in Housing. We are hiring for Marketing Assistant Graphic Designer and Student Video Content Creator.
  • If you can create great flyers using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, we have the job for you. Apply for the Marketing Assistant Graphic Designer position (# 3162471).
  • Can you create videos using Adobe Premiere Pro? We’re hiring for Student Video Content Creator (# 3162712). If you can create music from scratch using Garage Band, that’s a plus!
To apply, get job descriptions and information, go to the Career Center's Handshake webpage. You must register with Handshake to apply for these positions. If you have already registered, go to the bottom of the page to log in.
 
Housing Event: Steppin’ To Fitness
Step into fitness with us as we dance and lift away while making awesome tie-dye socks. Limited supplies! So first come, first serve.
 

Campus Events

Interested in participating in different events and getting involved on campus? Check out these events or go online for more program information: University-Student Union programs and Associated Students Inc.
 
Let’s Talk
Let’s Talk is a drop-in service where currently enrolled students can have a brief informal consultation (not therapy) with a counselor. Let’s Talk is for consultation about a specific problem. Whether it’s anxiety, sadness or relationship problems, sharing your concerns can be helpful. A counselor will listen and provide support, perspective and suggestions for resources. Call CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) at 323-343-3300 if you have questions or to make an appointment.
Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m., Phase II Conference Room
 
Learning The Basics
Learn the Basics in this workshop series designed to improve knowledge about various exercise training approaches and implement utilization. Workshops will provide attendees with at least 45 minutes of interactive lecture and practical application where the attendees will be able to demo movements with certified instructors.
October 16, 23. Visit the link above for location and times.
 
Happy Hour
Happy hour is back AT A NEW TIME! Thursday Night Football and free game play will be at The Pit on campus!
  • Kansas City vs. Denver: October 17, 5-6 p.m., The Pit Basement, University-Student Union
  • Washington vs. Minnesota: October 24, 2019, 5-6 p.m., The Pit Basement, University-Student Union
Wellness Week
Explore the 8 Dimensions of Wellness through workshops and activities during Wellness Week! Learn how your well-being in these different dimensions connects to your student success. Various events and workshops will be happening from October 14 – 18. The University-Student Union has a specific page dedicated for this week visit this webpage for more specifics on time, dates, and descriptions.
 
Leadership Development: Financial Literacy Week: Personal Budgeting 
Calling all student leaders who want to grow! Bring your pocketbook and questions for a host of experts that are skilled with personal budgeting.
October 15, 5 p.m., LA Room A
 
Angeles in America: A Panel Discussion
Join us for a panel discussion on the themes and images of the award-winning Angels in America, by Tony Kushner, currently in production at Cal State LA with the Department of Theatre and Dance.
October 12, 3 p.m., State Playhouse
 
Food 4 Thot Podcast: Live at Cal State L.A.
Food 4 Thot is a new podcast discussing sex, relationships, race, identity, what we like to read and WHO we like to read. Join us for a live podcast and recording with show hosts Dennis, Fran, Joseph and Tommy. Learn more at Food 4 Thot’s website!
October 17, 5 – 7 p.m., U-SU Theatre, 1st Floor, University-Student Union
 
Pink Game: Golden Eagles vs. Lumberjacks
During their conference match against Humboldt State, the Cal State LA Volleyball team will host their annual “Pink Game” in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Join us in supporting this important cause and Cal State LA Athletics.
October 18, 7 p.m., Cal State L.A. Gym
 
Veterans & Persons With Disabilities - Career Fair & Workshops
Government agencies and federal contractors are looking to hire veterans and persons with disabilities who are looking for part-time, full-time and internship employment. Register for the Career Fair & Workshops
 
Art & Politics
ASI, in partnership with Arts Department presents a week-long showcase of art work created by students and faculty to express their view on current and past politics and issues in the community and around the globe.
October 21, 7 p.m. – October 25, 7 p.m., Library North
 
Sound Bath Meditation
Sound Bath utilizes frequencies and vibrations to allow the participants to enter a deep meditative state while being enveloped in ambient sound.
October 22, 12 – 2 p.m., Los Angeles Rooms BC, 3rd Floor, University-Student Union
 
Eat Healthy, Be Active: Healthy Food Choices
Join the Student Health Center for a workshop series based on current dietary and physical activity guidelines. Healthy snacks will be provided at every workshop, while supplies last. A Certificate of Completion is given to participants who attend all six sessions. 
 October 24, 3:15- 4:15 p.m., Student Health Center Room 210
 
Larry Itliong Day Celebration
Uncover the true origins of the momentous labor movement with Pilipinx agricultural workers. Celebrate Larry Itliong, Philip Vera Cruz and the Delano Manongs with spoken word, music and food.
 October 24, 5 – 7 p.m., University-Student Union
 
Billiards Tournament
BRING YOUR CUE! Compete for bragging rights and a gift card prize. Free snacks and beverages for competitors. Sign up in The Pit by Thursday, October 17.
Tournament on October 25, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., The Pit, Basement, University-Student Union.
 
Golden Eagles Spirit Games - Men’s and Women’s Soccer vs Cal State San Marcos
Enjoy taquitos, tender and tots on us! Compete in a costume contest or penalty kick challenge. Prizes include tickets to Knott’s Scary Farm and Cal State L.A. gear.
October 31, Women’s at 4:30 p.m.  & Men’s at 7 p.m., University Stadium
 
Harvest Festival
Cal State LA is having a party. You are in for a scare. It’s Halloween, so dress up if you dare!
Enjoy food, prizes and activities before the soccer games. See previous event for soccer game details.
October 31, 4:30 p.m. Main Walkway
 

Reminders

One-To-One Tutoring
Need help writing those term papers? Visit the Center for Academic Success located at the JFK Library, Palmer Wing 1039A. They provide one-to-one tutoring, free of charge.
 
Food Pantry
The Cal State LA Food Pantry provides currently enrolled students with free food. To receive this free food from, Cal State LA students must provide proof of enrollment by accessing their GET account and must present their student ID. Visit the Food Pantry’s webpage for more information.
 
Eagle Patrol: Public Safety Escort Service
Public Safety offers a free personal escort services, to and from classes, 24 hours a day. Get additional Public Safety Escort Service information here.
In case of a campus emergency, Cal State LA automatically notifies currently enrolled students by sending a message to your Cal State LA email and your cell phone. Make sure your number has been updated on file so you can receive Eagle Alerts.
 
Cal State LA Shuttle Service
Don’t feel like walking up the stair to campus? Take the Cal State LA on-campus shuttle which runs Monday–Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. You will need to present your Cal State LA ID when boarding. Make sure to visit their website for details. You can even get real-time shuttle information and a shuttle stop map
 

Weekly Emails

We send an email to your Cal State LA email address every week during the semester to keep you in the loop. Here are the most recent emails (including the latest one above):
Questions? Contact us at askhousing@calstatela.edu.
 
Remember to add askhousing@calstatela.edu to your address book so that our emails don’t end up in your junk or spam folder.
 
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