Info for Students

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During the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, CSUDH remains committed to your academic success. However, the health and safety of the CSUDH community is the top priority, which is why the university has instituted specific measures to minimize exposure.

Alternative Instruction Schedule

  • Alternative instruction (not in person) will resume Monday, March 23, and continue for the rest of the spring 2020 semester.

Students should check their email and Blackboard for instructions from their professors, and work with professors directly on class-specific questions and concerns.

  • Academic Advisement and Support

  • Advisement

    Academic advisors are working remotely. Contact information for all university advisors can be found on the online advisor hub. This includes:

    • All College advisors
    • EOP academic advisors
    • ETE advisors
    • TRIO advisors
    • Multicultural centers advisors
    • Academic Affairs Office of the Provost Advocate
    • University Academic Center academic advisors

    Please visit the University Advisement Center contact page for hours of operation, information about the Virtual Call Center, and advice for how to schedule a Zoom appointment.

  • Tutoring and Writing

    The Toro Learning & Testing Center is operating remotely. Visit the TLTC website for operating hours and tutoring schedules. Spring 2020 tutor course areas include:

    • Math
    • Science
    • Arts and Humanities
    • Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences
    • Computer Science

    The Writing Center is also operating remotely and will be offering individual online appointments and email tutoring services.

  • Career Center

    The Career Center is operating remotely, and transitioning all appointments and workshops to Zoom for the remainder of the semester.

  • Request for Withdrawal

    Rather than submitting a Petition for Exception and Change of Program form, students wishing to request a late withdrawal should email their statement to the Associate Dean of their college. The deadline for these requests is April 10, 2020. If the Associate Dean supports the student's request, it will be forwarded to the Registrar's Office for processing. If requests are sent directly from the student to the Registrar's Office, the appropriate Associate Dean will be consulted before processing.

  • Important Dates and Deadlines

    • Spring Break will continue to be observed: March 29-April 4 (includes Cesar Chavez Day).
    • Spring 2020 Intersession Registration: March 9-May 20
    • Summer 2020 Registration: March 16-July 10
    • Request for withdrawal: April 10
    • Fall 2020 Registration: April 20-August 23
    • Last Day of Scheduled Classes: May 8, 2020
    • Final Examinations: May 9-15
    • Commencement postponed. Updates will be available on the Commencement website.

    See the 2019-20 Academic Calendar [PDF] for more information.

  • Community Standards

    As you are aware, university support services and classes have moved to alternative and virtual delivery. During this time, the Office of Community Standards would like to remind all CSUDH students of your responsibility to maintain and uphold our campus community values as stated in the Student Conduct Code Title 5, Article 2, Section 41301.

    The University is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy living and learning environment for students, faculty, and staff. Each member of the campus community should choose behaviors that contribute toward this end. Students are expected to be good citizens and to engage in responsible behaviors that reflect well upon their university, to be civil to one another and to others in the campus community, and contribute positively to student and university life.

    Although you may not have on-campus interaction with faculty, staff, and other students during this time, in our virtual community you are still expected to engage in a respectful manner that promotes a high regard for academic integrity, professionalism and overall good community membership. Even in this remote state of operating, if the Student Code of Conduct is violated in any way, The Office of Community Standards will address these issues accordingly as outlined in Executive Order 1098.

    Thank you for doing your part in upholding the University's student standards as we all navigate this new virtual learning environment for the remainder of the semester.

    If you have any questions in regard to the information that was presented in this email, please feel free to contact Dr. Zack Ritter, Interim Associate Dean of Students, at or Dr. Jamie Purnell, Associate Director of Community Standards, at

  • Campus Services and Facilities Updates

  • University Library

    The library building will be closed for reasons of health and safety and the university’s ability to maintain continued sanitation measures.

    More updates will be posted on the Library website.

    Librarians and library staff are available via chat, email, and text to support and assist students with their resource needs. Assistance and resources available online.

  • Toro Computer Lab

    The computer lab on the first floor of the Library (LIBG-149) is currently closed. Laptop check-out is available to students at Alternative ways to support students' technological needs are under consideration and announcements will be made soon.

  • Laptop Loaner Program

    • Hundreds of laptops have been made available for check-out by students, faculty, and staff through the Technology Loaner Program. Additional equipment will continue to be added over the coming weeks to address critical university instructional and operational needs.
    • To set up various secure connectivity and access, as well as find links for software application access, visit:
  • University Housing

    While a significant number of residents in University Housing have already relocated during this crisis, we strongly encourage the remaining residents to return to their permanent homes to complete their virtual coursework for the remainder of the spring semester. For those who returning home would compromise their ability to decrease exposure and minimize social distancing, please consult with housing personnel.

    • Residents with limited or no options to leave campus will be permitted to continue living in University Housing, and we welcome them to continue residing there.
    • Dining options will be limited and available to those remaining University Housing residents and those deemed to be essential personal. All food will be provided using safe social distancing and hygienic measures. Residents should consult with housing personnel regarding dining options.

    University Housing will email residents with checkout instructions and additional details.

  • Loker Student Union

    The Loker Student Union will be open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Only a few LSU services are open, with limited hours. Visit the LSU website for more information on resources available to students.

    Please practice social distancing in the LSU and sanitize your hands after touching surfaces.

  • Toro Food Pantry/Basic Needs Program

    The Basic Needs Program and Toro Food Pantry will be temporarily closed effective Sunday, March 30, due to heightened public health measures. An alternative distribution system will be announced soon.

    For more information about where to find free food in the South Bay, visit the Basic Needs website.

    LAist also posted a list of free food and financial resources. The posting of this link is meant to provide resources for those affected by COVID-19 and does not constitute or imply an endorsement by CSUDH.

  • Student Health & Psychological Services

    • Services are available, albeit with reduced hours of operation, limited clinical capabilities, and substantially reduced staff.
      • Hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Except in an emergency, students must call the health center before coming to campus to access such services and must adhere to strict social distancing measures.
    • Psychological services, including counseling, are now exclusively provided online or over the phone. Call (310) 243-3818 for more information.
    • If students feel very ill (i.e. high fevers, shortness of breath) they should go to the nearest hospital or urgent care. Please know that these kinds of severe illnesses can only be managed by facilities that can deliver the highest level of care, and that only such facilities can currently and reliably perform COVID-19 testing.
    • People with less severe symptoms should treat themselves at home, with over-the-counter medicines. People who are not sure if they should see a doctor, should call their own physicians; students may also call the Student Health Center at (310) 243-3629.
    • Additionally, students should be aware of the following low-cost/no-cost medical facilities near campus where they can seek medical care when the Student Health Center is not available to meet their needs: Harbor-UCLA Medical Emergency Room & Urgent Care: 1000 W. Carson St, Carson, 90502 2) South Bay Family Health Care Center, 742 W. Gardena Blvd, Gardena, CA, 90247 Call (310) 802-6177 for an appointment.
  • Financial Aid

    The Financial Aid office staff are working remotely. Please get in touch by emailing with your first and last name, CSUDH ID number, phone number, and your questions.

  • Student Financial Services and Cashier's Office

    Student Financial Services staff will be working remotely. Please contact for both student account and cashiering assistance.

    The Cashier's Office will not accept deposits or payments at the windows until further notice. Following are available options to accommodate these services:

    • Student fees may be paid online, or via check mailed to: CSUDH Student Financial Services (SFS), Welch Hall B-270, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson, CA 90747;
    • There is a dropbox located outside to the left of the Student Financial Services Office entrance on the second floor of Welch Hall B-270 for check deposits or student fee payments;
      • Departments must include the signed Deposit Transmittal Form with the check to be processed for deposit;
      • Student fee payments shall be made via personal check, cashier;s check or money order. Do not leave cash in the SFS dropbox, and please include a written note with your check or money order identifying the student’s name, CSUDH ID number and contact information.

    Special arrangements for essential cashiering services may requested via email to or by calling (310) 243-3780.

  • Athletic & Recreational Facilities

    The university's athletic and recreational facilities are closed until further notice.

  • Additional Information and Resources:

  • Associated Students, Inc. (ASI)

    ASI has collated an online list of academic, logistical, and technical resources for students affected by COVID-19.

  • Fall 2020 Admitted Students

    Several deadlines for admitted students have been extended:

    • Deadline to submit the Intent to Enroll Deposit and Register for New Student Orientation: June 1
    • Deadline to apply for Housing: June 1
    • Deadline to complete Directed Self-Placement: June 1 (only applies to first year students)
  • Parking Passes

    Parking Services will issue pro-rated spring semester parking refunds to students in response to the COVID-19 disruption of in-person, on-campus instruction. For full details, visit the Parking Services website.

    Thank you for your patience as we developed a policy and procedure to conduct refunds in the most efficient manner.

  • Extended Education

    If you are enrolled in a course or non-credit training program through Extended Education, please contact the Extended Education Registration Office or your specific program's office for updates or questions.

  • Commencement

    Without a doubt, Commencement is the most important event of the academic year, and not celebrating this milestone in our seniors' lives is something no one wants to imagine. We understand that seniors and their families are planning now and would like an answer.

    Until further notice, the Commencement ceremonies and celebrations scheduled for May will be postponed. We will provide more details as soon as possible.

  • Information for Student Workers

  • Can student workers continue working?

    Student workers are considered employees. If their job can be done remotely and work exists for them to do, they can continue in their position.

  • Are student workers eligible for paid administrative leave?

    Student workers who cannot work remotely, and who are not on-campus essential staff, will continue to get paid for the number of hours they were previously scheduled to work through April 5, 2020. These student workers should enter the same amount of hours on the timekeeping system that they were approved to work for prior to the leave. Supervisors must keep track of those hours on a spreadsheet. The hours will not be charged against the allotted 128 hours of paid administrative leave.

    As of April 6 student workers can use their 128 hours of paid administrative leave until they run out of those hours. Then, they will be able to use the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FCRA) allotted hours. More information on this will be available soon.

  • Where do student workers pick up paychecks?

    Pay advisements (or direct deposit stubs) will not be distributed, and will be held until normal campus operations resume for distribution through departments.

    Employees who receive "live" paychecks can opt to have their check mailed. Employees can also authorize another person to pick up checks on their behalf. To use either of these options, complete the Paycheck Distribution Request form [PDF] and email it to no later than March 25, 2020.

    • It is imperative that employees update current home or mailing address information at the MyCSUDH Portal to ensure we have correct addresses.

    "Live" paychecks may be picked up at the CSUDH Cashier's Office (Welch Hall B-270) on the following days:

    • Thursday 3/19/2020 and Friday 3/20/2020, 10am-noon for student employee paychecks and staff overtime/pay differential checks
    • Monday, 3/30/2020, for employee regular monthly paycheck pickup as follows:
      • Noon - 2pm for employee last names starting with A - K
      • 2pm - 4pm for employee last names starting with L - Z
      • Please arrive during the assigned times identified above by last name in support of minimizing lines and social distancing.
    • Wednesday, 4/15/2020, noon - 2pm for student employee paychecks and staff overtime/pay differential checks
    • Thursday, 4/16/2020, 9am - 11am for student employee paychecks and staff overtime/pay differential checks
    • Thursday, 4/30/2020, noon - 2pm for employee regular monthly paycheck pickup

    You must bring your CSUDH or government-issued ID to receive your paycheck.

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