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Can I come to campus?

  • To comply with public health orders, you should avoid coming to campus unless you are visiting the COVID-19 testing site with an appointment until further notice. 
  • Essential student services can be accessed in ways that do not require in-person interactions. Please review the Student Services FAQ for information about specific services. 
  • The health and safety of our University community and supporting you on your path to graduation are our top priorities. Our actions are informed by advice and guidance from public health experts. Practicing physical distancing and avoiding contact with others at Cal State LA and other public spaces can help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Are all classes virtual and when do they begin?

Classes begin Monday, August 24. Find details on how to view your class schedule, log in to the Canvas learning management system and more in our Virtual Learning FAQ. Contact your instructors if you are unsure about how to start the semester in their classes.

Because of the continuing threat posed by the pandemic, Cal State LA is delivering a majority of its classes virtually for fall 2020, rather than on campus. Our planning is consistent with Chancellor Timothy P. White’s comments to the CSU Board of Trustees, and input and advice we’ve received from students, faculty, staff, and our public health partners.

Nursing students should contact the Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing with any questions about their courses.

Are emergency grants available?

Emergency grants of up to $500 are available on a limited basis. Please submit an emergency grant application if you need assistance.

How do I know my college?

Cal State LA has eight academic colleges. Colleges offer programs and resources, such as advising, and host workshops and events. Visit your college’s website to find important information, get answers to questions, and to stay connected.

For information on certificate and credential programs, visit the University Catalog. Find information about The Honors College.

  • College of Arts and Letters
    • Art (Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts)
    • Chinese (Bachelor of Arts)
    • Communication (Bachelor of Arts)
    • Communication Studies (Master of Arts)
    • English (Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts)
    • French (Bachelor of Arts)
    • Japanese (Bachelor of Arts)
    • Journalism (Bachelor of Arts)
    • Liberal Studies (Bachelor of Arts)
    • Music (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Music)
    • Philosophy (Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts)
    • Spanish (Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts)
    • Television, Film and Media Studies (Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts)
    • Television, Film and Theatre (Master of Fine Arts)
    • Theatre (Bachelor of Arts)
    • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (Bachelor of Arts)
  • College of Business and Economics
    • Accounting (Master of Science)
    • Business Administration (Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration)
    • Business Analytics (Master of Science)
    • Computer Information Systems (Bachelor of Science)
    • Economics (Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts)
    • Healthcare Management (Master of Science)
    • Information Systems (Master of Science)
  • Charter College of Education
    • Counseling (Master of Science)
    • Education (Master of Arts)
    • Educational Administration (Master of Arts)
    • Educational Foundations (Master of Arts)
    • Educational Leadership (Doctor of Education)
    • Educational Technology (Master of Arts)
    • Rehabilitation Services (Bachelor of Science)
    • Special Education (Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy)
    • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Master of Arts)
    • Urban Learning (Bachelor of Arts)
  • College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
    • Aviation Administration (Bachelor of Science)
    • Civil Engineering (Bachelor of Science, Master of Science)
    • Computer Science (Bachelor of Science, Master of Science)
    • Electrical Engineering (Bachelor of Science, Master of Science)
    • Fire Protection Administration and Technology (Bachelor of Science)
    • Graphic Communications (Bachelor of Science)
    • Industrial and Technical Studies (Master of Arts)
    • Industrial Management (Master of Science)
    • Industrial Technology (Bachelor of Science)
    • Materials Science and Engineering (Master of Science)
    • Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor of Science, Master of Science)
  • College of Ethnic Studies
    • Asian and Asian American Studies (Bachelor of Arts)
    • Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies (Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts)
    • Pan-African Studies (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services
    • Audiology (Doctor of Audiology)
    • Child Development (Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts)
    • Communicative Disorders (Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts)
    • Criminal Justice (Bachelor of Science)
    • Criminalistics (Master of Science)
    • Exercise Science (Bachelor of Science)
    • Food Science and Technology (Bachelor of Science)
    • Kinesiology (Bachelor of Science, Master of Science)
    • Nursing (Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Doctor of Nursing Practice)
    • Nutritional Science (Bachelor of Science, Master of Science)
    • Public Health (Bachelor of Science, Master of Public Health)
    • Social Work (Bachelor of Arts, Master of Social Work)
  • College of Natural and Social Sciences
    • Anthropology (Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts)
    • Biochemistry (Bachelor of Science)
    • Biology (Bachelor of Science, Master of Science)
    • Chemistry (Bachelor of Science, Master of Science)
    • Environmental Science (Master of Science)
    • Geography (Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts)
    • Geological Sciences (Master of Science)
    • Geology (Bachelor of Science)
    • History (Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts)
    • Latin American Studies (Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts)
    • Mathematics (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science)
    • Microbiology (Bachelor of Science)
    • Natural Science (Bachelor of Science)
    • Physics (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science)
    • Political Science (Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts)
    • Psychology (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Science)
    • Public Administration (Master of Public Administration)
    • Sociology (Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts)
  • College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE)
    • PaGE includes a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs designed for working professionals. View the PaGE website for details.

*College varies for Interdisciplinary Studies (Master of Arts, Master of Science)

Where can I find important dates and deadlines?

Find academic dates, including the start of classes and observed holidays, on the Academic Calendar. Find important dates and deadlines, such as the deadline to add or drop classes and when grades are posted, on the University Scheduling Office website.

What is the MyCalStateLA student portal and how do I login?

You use your MyCalStateLA ID login information to access the MyCalStateLA portal, your University email, and other services. 

Your MyCalStateLA student portal has quick links to your University email, Canvas, Zoom, GET, and other services and software. You can also find important announcements and links to resources. 

Have questions or having trouble logging in? Contact the Information Technology Services Help Desk by phone at (323) 343-6170, by email [email protected] or submit an IT Support Ticket

What is GET and GETmobile?

GET, or Golden Eagle Territory, is a personalized webpage with services and information tailored to you. In GET, you can view and update your personal contact information, view financial aid information, and search, plan and register for classes, among other tasks. 

You can access GET through your MyCalStateLA student portal in the Quick Launch section, or through the GETmobile appLearn more about GET

How can I access free or discounted software?

Cal State LA provides free or discounted software to eligible students, faculty and staff for use on their personal devices such as laptops or home computers. Find details about available software from ITS.

In addition, MyTools delivers software as an on-demand service to Cal State LA students, faculty and staff. MyTools provides secure access to virtual instances of commonly used software from anywhere, at any time, using a computer, laptop, tablet, or other mobile devices with an Internet connection. Learn more about MyTools.

How can I get tech support?

Contact the Information Technology Services Help Desk by phone at (323) 343-6170, by email at [email protected] or submit an IT Support Ticket

How can I get involved in the Cal State LA community?

There are many ways to stay connected and get involved with the Cal State LA community. Visit our Student Activities FAQ website for more information on virtual events and programming, student organizations, and more.

Where can I follow Cal State LA on social media?

Stay up to date on news, events, messages and more by following Cal State LA on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Find other University social media accounts in our Social Media Directory.