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Fall 2020

Cal State LA students: Find out what you need to know for the fall semester with our web hub, featuring information to help you get support, stay connected and continue to progress toward your degree.

Fall 2020 Website

Convocation 2020

Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 9 a.m.

Please join President William A. Covino as he opens the new academic year at University Convocation. The program will also include the introduction of the new faculty and remarks by Academic Senate Chair Talia Bettcher and Provost José Luis Alvarado.

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Path to graduation

Academic advising can help you plan classes and set long-term goals on the way to your diploma.

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Majors and programs

Learn about our 57 undergraduate majors, 51 master’s degrees and 4 doctoral programs.

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I Serve LA

Volunteer and track your hours with the Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good.

student success

At Cal State LA, students come first. Throughout your time here, your professors, staff and administrators will be there to help map out your path to a timely graduation, earn your degree and launch your career or graduate education.


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Cal State LA and Los Angeles downtown skyline

Cal State LA continues impressive rise in U.S. News & World Report rankings

Cal State LA ranks 26th among all private and public regional universities in the western United States. During the past seven years, the university has jumped 70 spots in the rankings.

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Cal State LA exercise science major receives CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement

Lessly Tapia Torres was named as one of the recipients of the CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement, the top academic achievement award in the California State University system.
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Cal State LA, YMCA inspire youth through virtual STEAM bootcamp

Local schoolchildren became would-be screenwriters and app developers during the Achieve LA Summer STEAM Bootcamp through a partnership between Cal State LA and the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles.

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Cal State LA helps feed families in need at Southeast L.A. food distribution

Cal State LA collaborated with community partners in Maywood to distribute food to hundreds of families suffering the economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis.

California Promise

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Sign the Pledge

Make your pledge to graduate in four years (for first-year students) or two years (for transfers) and receive early class registration and enhanced advising.

Basic Needs

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Food and Housing Security

Meeting the basic needs of students is vital for ensuring overall well-being and academic success. Learn about University resources that provide food, emergency housing and financial support.



Find advice, resources, programs and events to help improve your well-being.

Upcoming Events

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Rev. Gregory J. Boyle

During this webinar, Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., will discuss kindness, compassion and community amid the pandemic and the movement for social justice, as well as his next book, The Whole Language: The Power of Extravagant Tenderness.

Friday, September 18

2:30-4 p.m.