Campus Services

Admissions, Records and Registration

WH C-290
(310) 243-3645

The Office of Admissions is responsible for establishing student records for all applicants to the University, the preparation of reports related to eligibility and appropriate transfer credit, correspondence and in-person communication about admission requirements and file completion, and residency for tuition purposes.

The Office of Records and Registration is responsible for the maintenance of all current and historical student records, registration and schedule adjustment, transcript services, graduation evaluation and certification, grade processing and changing, student enrollment certification and changes in student demographic information.

Information regarding student retention and graduation rates at CSU Dominguez Hills and, if available, the number and percentage of students completing the program in which the student is enrolled or has expressed interest may be obtained from the University Registrar, Office of Records and Registration. 1000 E. Victoria St. Carson, CA 90747. (310) 243-3645.

Advisement Center

WH A-220
(310) 243-3538

The University Advisement Center provides academic advising for new freshmen, undeclared majors, admission exceptions (special admits), and facilitates requests for exceptions in the General Education Program. Academic advising is a process that helps students clarify educational objectives, goals and choices. Academic advising assists students in achieving their potential by helping them understand themselves, use University resources, and explore career choices.

Students who have declared a major generally receive advising in their major department. However, the Advisement Center is open to all students who have concerns about academic regulations or procedures, remediation requirements, graduation requirements, community college course equivalencies, concurrent enrollment and other topics. Specialized assistance for students on academic probation and subject to disqualification is provided.

University Advisement Center advisors want all students to make optimal use of the excellent and varied educational resources on campus. Therefore, for unresolved advising questions, concerns, or problems, call or visit the Center where advisors will provide assistance or appropriate referrals.

Alumni Programs, Office of

WH C-490
(310) 243-2237

The CSU Dominguez Hills Office of Alumni Programs seeks to advance the welfare of the University, to promote common interests of its students and its alumni, and to serve as liaison with the University, alumni and the community. The Office of Alumni Programs sponsors a number of activities during the year, provides benefits to alumni, and presents and supports the mission of the University.

Today, the alumni of the University number over 87,000 and are found throughout the world. To keep advised of the varied alumni activities, programs and events, alumni are urged to keep a current address on file in the Office of Alumni Programs.

Alumni receive borrowing privileges at the University Library and notification of a wide variety of academic, athletic and cultural programs which give alumni an opportunity to participate in many University events throughout the year.

The Alumni help support the Annual Fund, which provides financial assistance for student scholarships and various University activities. Through these efforts, funds are also provided for alumni, student and staff professional development activities.

Art Gallery

LCH A-107
(310) 243-3334 or (310) 243-3855

The University Art Gallery supports and enhances the Art Department instructional program while giving students from all disciplines a valuable opportunity to explore and experience contemporary and historical works of art from many cultures. The over 2,000 square foot gallery can accommodate paintings and large sculptures by artists of local and national reputation. There are ten exhibitions a year, the last two being multimedia shows of works by CSU Dominguez Hills seniors. The gallery also is often used as a forum for student art critique classes, discussions with artists, and provides an opportunity for students and interns to participate in gallery installations and management.

Career Center

WH D-360
(310) 243-3625

The Career Center offers assistance to students seeking to determine and match their academic studies, skills, interests, and abilities with a potential career path.

The Career Center provides individual career counseling appointments, 15-minute walk-in appointments, and interactive workshops throughout the year. Student may take advantage of a wide variety of resources, in print format and on the Career Center’s webpage (, that support career development and career planning.

Each year the Career Center plans a variety of events such as career panel presentations, employer information sessions and large fairs that connect students with employers who are recruiting for internships and entry-level positions are planned and open to all students.

The Career Center assists students who are seeking employment and/or work experience by listing opportunities for full-time and part-time positions, internships and on-campus student assistant/work study positions. These jobs and internships are available through Toro Jobs & Internships the Center’s online job and internship posting database.

Information about preparing to apply to graduate and professional schools is also available through the Career Center. A series of informational workshop sessions and events focused on choosing and applying for graduate school, graduate school test preparation and a graduate school fair are scheduled each year.

Details about all programs and services are posted on the Career Center webpage. Students are advised to check the webpage frequently for new and updated information. The Career Center programs and services are free to currently registered students of the University. Appointments with counselors should be scheduled at least a week in advance due to heavy demands for services.

Child Development Center

North End, Parking Lot 1, Room 101
(310) 243-1015

The Child Development Center (CDC) is owned and administrated by Associated Students, Inc. and is located on the East side of the Birch Knoll drive entrance to the campus adjacent to Parking Lot 1. It is a public, non-profit organization, licensed by the California Department of Education and California Department of Social Services, Community Licensing Division.

CDC provides a comprehensive educational and developmental program for children 2 years 9 months to 5 years old (Fall and Spring Session) 2 years 9 months to 10 years old (Summer Session): CDC offers parent education and involvement, observation/practicum training opportunity for university students.

We provide an environment that meets the developmental needs of the individual learner. Planned learning activities are provided in art, music and movement, dramatic play, reading and writing readiness, language development, mathematics, science, cooking, and multicultural awareness and appreciation. A variety of developmentally appropriate activities help children develop physical, cognitive, social emotional, and safe/healthy.

Center for Service Learning, Internships, & Civic Engagement

SCC 300
(310) 243-2438

The Center for Service Learning, Internships, & Civic Engagement (SLICE) assists students, faculty, and staff with experiential learning opportunities, community-based participatory research, and community engagement opportunities. SLICE is committed to helping foster an awareness of civic responsibility to address the needs of our local and global communities.  The Center develops and maintains community partnerships to promote internship and volunteer placements and currently houses the JusticeCorps and Jumpstart programs.  

Also housed in SLICE is the American Indian Institute. The American Indian Institute provides outreach and academic support for Native American students and fosters mutual understanding and respect among Indian and non-Indian people. The Institute houses the American Indian Initiative (AII). AII’s mission is to promote education, health, culture, and social justice in the American Indian Community.

Desert Studies Consortium

California State University Fullerton Department of Biology
McCarthy Hall 236B
(714) 773-2428

The California Desert Studies Consortium consists of seven California State University campuses including Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Northridge, Pomona and San Bernardino. The primary objectives of this consortium are to promote and provide physical and academic support for undergraduate educational programs in a variety of disciplines and to better understand and manage the physical and biological aspects of desert environments. The CSU Desert Studies Center provides living and laboratory space for over 100 undergraduates at Soda Springs in the Mojave Desert, a location central to all high desert study areas.

Disabled Student Services

WH 180
(310) 243-3660

The purpose of the Disabled Student Services (DSS) program is to make all of the University’s educational, cultural, social and physical facilities and programs available to students with disabilities. Students with verified disabilities, which are permanent or temporary are eligible for a variety of support services from the Disabled Student Services Office. Information regarding academic accommodations and services available to students with disabilities may be obtained from the director of the Disabled Student Services Office, 1000 E. Victoria St. Carson, CA 90747. (310) 243-3660 (voice) or (310) 243-2028 (TDD). Access to campus, classroom and facilities are highly accessible. Disabled parking is available close to buildings.

  • Admission Assistance: Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the office before applying for admission to obtain general information, assistance with reading and/or filling out forms, and to discuss special needs.
  • Assistive Technology: Students will have access to assistive technological devices such as Dragon, Kurzweil, ZoomText, electronic books, etc.
  • Academic Accommodations: Accommodations such as extra time on examinations, alternate site, use of tape recorder and note taker are some of our most common accommodations requested by our students. This is not a definitive list of accommodations. The purpose of accommodations are to help “level the playing field” and is not intended to give unfair advantage to students.
  • Diagnostic Assessment Services and Support: Diagnostic assessment of specific learning disabilities and the provision of the appropriate support services are available to qualified students. Support services may include use of assistive technology, course substitution, use of auxiliary services (including tutoring) and disability management advising.
  • CSUDH Parking Fee Waiver: Students who have a DMV disability placecard and provide proof of low-income are qualified for a permit waiver for disability parking.
  • Disability Management Advising: Advising is available to the student who wishes to explore increasing independence, improving communication with faculty, and support through counseling. In addition to individual consultation, students may receive guidance on time management and academic support.
  • Housing: On-campus student apartments have 18 wheelchair accessible units, which have lowered kitchen counters, roll-in showers and other features.
  • Information and Referral: The office provides general information and assistance in problem solving. Students routinely encounter difficulties not necessarily related to disability, and the office maintains close relationships with offices on and off campus that can provide special services, including personal and career counseling, job seeking skills training, financial aid and more.

In summary, the Disabled Student Services Office is committed to the student with a disability and to the student's right to an equal educational experience. The major focus is on the individual needs of the student. The goal is for the student with a disability to utilize the services provided to maximize independence and full integration into university life. The program serves as a centralized source of information for students with disabilities in the enhancement of their academic, career and personal development.

Educational Opportunity Program

WH D-350
(310) 243-3632

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is an alternate admission program that recruits and admits those students who may not meet the standard admissions requirements of the University, but who display the potential to succeed in the University. EOP facilitates the enrollment and academic success of both the educationally and economically disadvantaged. An application deadline exists for the Fall semester of each academic year. New students and EOP transfer students from other California State Universities must file an application for admission by December 19.

Acceptance into the program is based upon an evaluation of the student's past educational experience, completion of EOP admissions packet (which may be used at all campuses within the CSU) and a personal interview. Once admitted into EOP, students are provided with support services such as academic advisement, counseling and financial aid advisement to maximize their potential success.

Prospective students who do not meet standard admissions requirements are urged to apply for admission through the Educational Opportunity Program, and to contact the EOP Office on campus to confirm the admission deadlines for each semester.

Former EOP students at CSU Dominguez Hills must apply directly to the EOP Office for undergraduate readmission. This procedure is necessary to ensure that admission, as well as financial assistance is rendered to the student in a timely manner. Fall deadline for former EOP students is June 1 and spring semester deadline is November 1.

Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

WH A-410
(310) 243-3784

 The division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs (EMSA) is responsible for the recruitment, admission, registration, and the recording of education processes of students.  In addition, the division is responsible for services and programs that enhance the quality of campus life.  The following units and programs operate through the division of EMSA:  Admissions, Athletics, Disabled Student Services, Educational Opportunity Program, Upward Bound, Student Support Services, Financial Aid, Student Health and Psychological Services, International Student Services, Loker Student Union, Multicultural Center, New Student Orientation, Outreach and Information Services, Records and Registration, Student Activities, Student Development, Counseling, Career Employment Services, Student Enrollment Services, Student Life, University Student Housing and Veteran's Affairs.

Food Services

Loker Student Union
(310) 243-3814

Campus Dining Services are available in the Loker Student Union building located in the center of campus. Hours of operation vary from restaurant concepts between the hours of 7:30 am – 7:30 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am – 2:00 pm on Friday and Saturday during the academic year. Hours vary during special breaks, holiday and summer sessions. Our food retail operations include: Jamba Juice, Tully's Coffee, Subway, A&W-Taco Bell, Panda Express (Chinese), Johnnies New York Style Pizza, Toro Takeout and Green Mountain Coffee (Library).

Complementing our retail operations in the Loker Student Union is 1910 Café & Lounge (waiter service) designed for entertaining and socializing in a restaurant environment (open to Students, Faculty and Staff) 11:30 am – 2:00 pm (Lunch) Monday – Thursday and starting Fall 2014 4pm – 8:30pm Monday – Thursday for Tapas, Wine and Music. Also located in the student union is DH Sports Lounge, open 11:00am – 9:00pm Monday- Thursday and 11:00 am – 2:00 pm on Fridays. DH Sports provides satellite LCD TV's, a variety of entertainment, outside patio, full service menu, beer, wine and specialty drinks.

DH Catering ( is available year round with the full service expertise for catering groups from 1 to 1000. View our variety of menus on line at website. The combined professionalism of a full service caterer with a first class facility allows for a memorable experience, whether for meetings, wedding receptions, quinceañeras, retirements or family reunions. Please contact our catering offices at (310) 243-3814. CSU Dominguez Hills Foundation has exclusive rights to catering on campus.

Concessions and Events are available through our DH Catering Department and provide a variety of opportunities to have events on campus.

Vending Services are located throughout campus, providing beverages, snacks and hot and cold food options when you are in a hurry or other services are not available. Primary vending locations include kiosks at SCC, LIB, and SAC 2 with multiple locations in every building.

Grab and Go 1 & 2 (Convenience Stores) are located in Welch Hall (WH) and in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) buildings. Both stores provide a variety of beverages, snacks, quick deli items, microwavable and sundry selections. Grab & Go 1 located in Welch Hall also provides coffee service. Please see each store for operating hours that may vary depending on the time of year.

Graduate Studies Office

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(310) 243-3693

The Graduate Studies office provides initial information for new graduate students. Information and applications for the Graduate Equity Fellowship program, the Forgivable Loan Program, the California Pre-Doctoral Program, and other fellowships are also available.

Health Center

SHC A-129
(310) 243-3629

The Student Health and Psychological Services unit includes student health services and psychological counseling services. The unit provides an integrated approach for services designed to meet both the physical and emotional health needs of students.

Student Health Insurance

The Office of the Associated Students, Inc. makes available a supplementary health insurance plan for students. The insurance plan provides benefits toward hospital and surgical expenses. Information concerning the medical insurance plan is available through the Office of the Associated Students, Inc. and the Student Health Center.

Student Health Services

The Student Health Center assists students in maintaining good health to successfully participate in the educational program of the campus. Health services available include outpatient diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries, X-ray and clinical laboratory services, health education and consultation. The Center has its own licensed pharmacy where students may get prescriptions filled and purchase over-the-counter items as well. Referral to community health facilities is made for major illnesses or accidents beyond the scope of the Student Health Center.

The CSU system requires all new students born after January 1, 1957 either to submit proof of immunity to measles and rubella or to be immunized against these diseases. Students can get a combined measles/rubella vaccination free of charge at the Student Health Center. Also, while not required, the American College Health Association currently encourages college students to obtain a second dose of the measles/rubella vaccine in addition to the one obtained in childhood.

The CSU requires all new students age 18 and under either to submit proof of immunization against Hepatitis B, or to be immunized against this disease. Students in this age group can receive the vaccine at the Student Health Center, free of charge.

Student Psychological Counseling Services

SHC A-141
(310) 243-3818

The Student Health and Psychological Services unit invites students who are experiencing any type of personal or interpersonal problem to participate in a counseling experience. This may include, but is not limited to, difficulties such as anxiety, depression, identity confusion, marital or family conflicts, drug and alcohol abuse, rehabilitation programs or concerns about social relationships. The overall goal is to work with each student individually so that their personal growth leads to the realization of successful college experiences. Information concerning the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse and rehabilitation programs may be obtained from Student Health & Psychological Services.

Students are encouraged to seek counseling for maximizing their own growth potential and they may involve themselves in both individual and group counseling experiences. Professionally trained counseling psychologists are available to work with students or to make appropriate referrals when indicated. These counseling psychologists have several orientations, although the general counseling approach is geared toward the individual student. Students seen individually are encouraged to set up realizable goals that can be explored within short term counseling. Students participating in groups are not limited to a set number of sessions, but are encouraged to set up realizable goals that can be pursued through involvement in group counseling. Also see "Psychological Counseling" under the Career Center section.

Division of Information Technology

WH B-380 (310) 243-3702
WH B-370 (IT Help Desk) (310) 243-2500

The Division of Information Technology (IT) provides a wide variety of support services to CSU Dominguez Hills faculty, staff, and students.

The Office of the Vice President and Chief Information Officer

The Vice President and Chief Information Officer is responsible for providing leadership and support in information technology for the entire CSU Dominguez Hills community. The Vice President/CIO promotes IT solutions that improve the teaching, learning, research, and administrative environment of the University. The Vice President/CIO provides overall management of the IT Division. Six departments comprise the Division of Information Technology: Academic Technology, Enterprise Applications, Project Management Office, User Services, Infrastructure, and Information Security.

  • Academic Technology provides instructional design; media conversion, production, and distribution; web design for faculty; and audio-visual and technology support for instructional programs. Other Academic Technology functions include:
    • Instructional Design provides support to faculty in the area of technology related teaching.
    • Instructional Lab and Media Support directs the student computer lab operations and distributes media materials and audio-visual equipment for classrooms and events and features a full complement of traditional and electronic media materials.
    • Classroom Technology Support technicians support the Enhanced Technology Classrooms (ETC) and associated technologies providing enhanced communication for instruction. For help related to an ETC, please call (310) 243-2710.
  • Enterprise Applications is responsible for the installation, customization, and support of administrative computing applications.
    • Enterprise Applications Programming oversees the technical aspects of the PeopleSoft suite of enterprise software and authentication to these services.
    • Database and Web Services manages other products such as custom commencement software, MyCSUDH portal, iToros app, and is responsible for the primary University Web server.
  • The Project Management Office (PMO) is responsible for coordinating collaboration between the campus community and the CSU on internal and synergy projects and initiatives. Special projects which support the mission of the division and university are managed and/or coordinated by this department. In support of project services, the IT Trainer is responsible for technical training on new and supported IT related products and services.
  • User Services offers technical support to faculty, staff, and students. The IT Help Desk accepts requests for technical help and assists members of the campus community to configure their mobile devices to utilize the campus wireless network. Submit an online request for support at; telephone the Help Desk at (310) 243-2500; or visit the Help Desk in Welch Hall, Room 370. Desktop services are offered to faculty and staff for technical support of state-owned desktop and laptop computers, various other hardware and software needs, and remote access issues.
  • Infrastructure services offers campus wide e-mail, telephone, server, and network services. The group is comprised of three units:
  • Network Services provides and supports the enterprise network (backbone) including the wireless network. As the campus moves to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone services, this group also supervises and maintains the University's telephone communication systems and mobile communication devices.
  • Server Operations provides enterprise server support to the campus, supports virtualized server environments, manages all e-mail services, the campus data center, and provides directory services to the campus.
  • The Information Security Office (ISO) supports the central mission of the University by assuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability of its information and information systems. The ISO is responsible for the security of all protected information collected, used, maintained, or released by the University as well as assuring campus compliance with federal, state, California State University (CSU), and CSUDH information security mandates.

International Education Programs

SCC 136-A
(310) 243-3919

Information on international study is available at the International Education Center (IEC) located in the Small College Complex.  Students can select from a variety of study abroad programs offered for a semester, summer or academic year.  IEC staff assists students application to international programs and provide support services for inbound exchange students.

Academic Year Programs

Developing intercultural communication skills and international understanding among its students is a vital mission of The California State University (CSU). Since its inception in 1963, the CSU International Programs has contributed to this effort by providing qualified students an affordable opportunity to continue their studies abroad for a full academic year. More than 15,000 CSU students have taken advantage of this unique study option.

International Programs participants earn resident academic credit at their CSU campuses while they pursue full-time study at a host university or special study center abroad. The International Programs serves the needs of students in over 100 designated academic majors. Affiliated with more than 70 recognized universities and institutions of higher education in 19 countries, the International Programs also offers a wide selection of study abroad destinations and learning environments. The affiliated institutions are:

  • Australia Griffith University, Macquarie University, Queensland University of Technology, University of Queensland, University of Western Sydney, Victoria University
  • Canada Concordia University (Montréal), McGill University (Montréal), Université Laval (Québec City)
  • Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Santiago)
  • China Peking University (Beijing)
  • Denmark Danish Institute for Study Abroad (international education affiliate of the University of Copenhagen)
  • France Institut Catholique de Paris, Université d’Aix-Marseille (Aix-en-Provence), Universités de Paris I, III, IV, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, XII, XIII, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, Université d'Evry Val d'Essonne, and Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.
  • Germany University of Tübingen and a number of institutions of higher education in the Federal state of Baden-Württemberg
  • Ghana University of Ghana, Legon
  • Israel University of Haifa
  • Italy CSU Study Center (Florence), Universitá degli Studi di Firenze, Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze
  • Japan Waseda University (Tokyo)
  • Korea Yonsei University (Seoul)
  • Mexico Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Querétaro
  • New Zealand Lincoln University (Christchurch), Massey University (Palmerston North)
  • South Africa Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth
  • Spain Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad de Granada, Universidad de Jaén
  • Sweden Uppsala University
  • Taiwan National Taiwan University (Taipei), National Tsing Hua University (Hsinchu)
  • United Kingdom Bradford University, Bristol University, Hull University, Kingston University, Swansea University

International Programs pays tuition and administrative costs abroad for participating California resident students to a similar extent that such funds would be expended to support similar costs in California. Participants are responsible for all CSU tuition and program fees, personal costs, such as transportation, room and board, and living expenses. Financial aid, with the exception of Federal Work-Study, is available to qualified students.

To qualify for admission to the International Programs, in most programs students must have upper division or graduate standing at a CSU campus by the time of departure. Students at the sophomore level may, however, participate in the intensive language acquisition programs or courses in Canada, China, France, Germany, Korea, Mexico, Sweden and Taiwan. California Community Colleges transfer students are eligible to apply directly from their community colleges. Students must also possess a current cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or 3.0, depending on the program for which they apply and must fulfill all coursework prerequisites.

Additional information and application materials may be obtained on campus, or by writing to The California State University International Programs, 401 Golden Shore, Sixth Floor, Long Beach, California 90802-4210. Visit us on the World Wide Web at

Semester and Summer Programs

CSUDH is also an associate member of University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC), offering semester and summer programs as well as academic year programs in Australia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Ghana, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden and Thailand . Programs are available in a number of academic disciplines, including language and cultural studies, business and management, social sciences, humanities, and sciences. Students must possess a cumulative grade point average of 2.50. Applications and information may be obtained from the International Education Center, SCC 136 A, (310) 243-3919.

International Emphasis

One of the major goals of CSU Dominguez Hills is to give all students the opportunity to better understand the effects of world affairs in relation to both the individual and society. Accordingly, the University includes a Global Perspectives requirement in the General Studies program. Many international and foreign language courses are also provided. Special academic concentrations are available in international business and international politics for students who intend to specialize their studies in international education.

The University sponsors seminars, discussions and films on important international situations and events. Working together to sponsor various activities on campus is an International Center with a director of international programs; an International Education Committee composed of faculty, administrators, students and community members. The University is working with community members to develop loan and scholarship funds for students who wish to study in a foreign country.

International Student Services

LSU 110 
(310) 243-2519

International Student Services is located within the Multicultural Center in room 110 of the Loker Student Union. Office hours are 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. International Student Services provides information, advising, advocacy and programming to help international students integrate into the Dominguez Hills community while achieving their educational and personal goals. Currently enrolled international students are invited to visit us onsite or call us to arrange a scheduled appointment.


LIB 2nd Floor Entrance
(310) 243-3715 (Information Desk)
(310) 243-3586 (Reference Desk)

The University Library, housed on the five floors of the Leo F. Cain Educational Resources Center (ERC), serves the needs of students, faculty and staff with a faculty of ten librarians and support staff. The collection includes over 638,000 volumes as well as more than 26,000 periodical titles available in print and electronic formats. With the exception of archival and reserve materials, all library materials are arranged on open shelves to facilitate maximum use of the collection and to encourage browsing or study in any field of interest. A mutual use agreement covering all of the California State University libraries enables Dominguez Hills students to borrow materials from any of the 23 libraries within the CSU system with a current Dominguez Hills ID card.

Library faculty at the Reference Desk offer assistance and instruction in the use of print and electronic library resources as well as delivering subject-oriented lectures and demonstrations to classes upon request. Microcomputer workstations in the Reference area provide free electronic access to over 100 bibliographic, statistical, and full-text databases in the humanities and social sciences, business, education, medicine, psychology, public affairs, science and current news and events. The Library website at provides links to the online public access catalog, Internet resources and University services as well as a comprehensive guide to Library collections and online databases. These databases are also available from off-campus to currently registered students, faculty, and university staff.

The Donald R. & Beverly J. Gerth Archives and Special Collections Department manages the University's archives, as well as the Local History Collection, digitized historic photographs, and other rare or unique materials. The Board of Trustees has designated this department as the official repository for the California State University System.

McNair Scholars Program

LIB 4516
(310) 243-2098

The McNair Scholars Program is a federally funded program designed to increase the number of first-generation, low-income and/or underrepresented minority (i.e. African American, Hispanic, and Native American) students who complete advanced degrees in all disciplines. This program is funded by the United States Department of Education for five years.

The McNair Scholars program is open to CSUDH sophomores, juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Students must be committed to continuing their education with the goal of achieving a doctoral degree. Eligible students will also be first-generation and low-income or underrepresented minority, U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and enrolled in a undergraduate degree program at CSUDH.

The program provides a summer research experience, a research methodology course, workshops on entering, applying to and financing graduate school, GRE preparation, faculty mentors, and educational planning and support. In addition, the program provides supplementary support through a summer research stipend, travel to conferences, travel to research institutions, and a student study lounge.

Students are encouraged to visit the McNair Scholars Office or the McNair website at to obtain more information and applications. Applications are due in the fall of each academic year.

Outreach and Information Services

WH B-245
(310) 243-3696

University Outreach Services implements informational and recruitment programs, and provides services to high schools, community colleges, other four-year universities, graduate schools, and business and industry to encourage qualified students to attend CSU Dominguez Hills.

Services provided by Outreach Services include: pre-admission advisement; individual and group tours; information about CSU Dominguez Hills, the University's curricula and admission requirements, and financial aid information.

Information Center
WH D-245

The Information Center, assists the campus population, prospective University applicants, and community members by providing essential, centralized information concerning campus resources, activities and programs. The Center makes appropriate referrals to other campus units. Brochures, maps, directories and other materials are available.

The Center handles all application requests, provides tours, information on admission policies and procedures, gives pre-admission and general academic advising, maintains a centralized calendar of campus activities, and answers questions regarding fees, refund policies, withdrawal deadlines and other general academic policies.

Police, California State University

WH B-100
(310) 243-3639

The California State University Police is a service-oriented campus agency that provides assistance to the campus community. The Department is responsible for all law enforcement activities. This includes foot and vehicle patrol, criminal investigations, recovery of property and apprehension of violators.

Crime Prevention programs are offered throughout the school year. These encompass a wide-variety of safety related topics. New programs can be developed to fulfill any specific need or concern.

The department provides traffic control, parking enforcement, lost and found, information booth, and public fingerprinting. The Student Patrol are students employed by the Police Department to monitor our parking lots and provide escorts to and from vehicles parked in the University lots from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The service is available during all other times by contacting the department directly and an officer will respond.

Campus maps, general information and parking pamphlets are available from the Information Booth. Guest parking permits are available if prior arrangements have been made with the department's parking office.

University Police Officers are State Peace Officers who are trained and certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. Their duties include the enforcement of federal, state, county and municipal laws as well as University regulations.

The Department prepares and submits a monthly Uniform Crime Report to the California Department of Justice. The Department also enters reported stolen vehicles and property with serial numbers into the National Crime Information Center, allowing for recovery throughout the United States.

All students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to contact any member of the department regarding any problems pertaining to law enforcement or issues. The California State University Police are open 24 hours a day, year-round.

California State University, Dominguez Hills' annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off campus buildings, on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus, and within the City of Carson. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other matters. Information concerning CSU Dominguez Hills annual campus security report and annual fire safety report may be obtained from the University Police, 1000 E. Victoria St. Carson, CA 90747. (310) 243-3639 or by accessing the following website,

Information concerning CSU Dominguez Hills policies, procedures, and facilities for students and other to report criminal actions or other emergencies occurring on campus may be obtained from University Police, 1000 E. Victoria St. Carson, CA 90747. (310) 243-3639.

Promoting Excellence in Graduate Studies (PEGS)

LIB 4579
(310) 243-2700
(310) 516-4407 (fax)

The Title V Grant, Promoting Excellence in Graduate Studies (PEGS), is a high-impact academic support initiative whose services aligns with and extends CSUDH’s Mission Statement, Vision, and 2010-2015 Strategic Plan of becoming a Comprehensive Model Urban University that provides accessible and transformative education, scholarship, and service to help its students achieve academic excellence. PEGS’ programs and services are designed to encourage critical thinking, facilitate intellectual development, improve students’ basic and higher level research reading and writing skills, promote graduate-level scholarship, research presentation and publication, and strengthen students’ ties to the academic community. All programs and services are scaled for campus-wide implementation, and structured to impact the in-class performance of graduate students and enhance the overall quality of CSUDH academic programs.

  1. PEGS offers a series of innovative research and writing models and activities to support students and faculty:
  2. Independent Study for Research Writing
  3. Writing of Literature Reviews and Assessing Research Sources - Discipline Specific
  4. PEGS Writing Boot Camps / PEGS Student Research Day Presentation Boot Camps
  5. Seminar Sessions 
  6. The PEGS Scholars Program (Thesis/Capstone support)
  7. PEGS Research Writing Virtual Lab

Programming details on the web

  • PEGS campus page:
  • PEGS website:

Research and Funded Projects (ORFP), Office of

WH D-445
(310) 243-3756

The Office of Research and Funded Projects assists faculty with the identification of external funding sources for research and training projects and facilitates the preparation and submission of proposals. It also coordinates internal faculty award programs. The office coordinates the work of the Institutional Review Board that reviews proposals to use human subjects in research and oversees other areas of regulatory compliance associated with research activities. The office is part of the Division of Academic Affairs and reports to the Provost/Vice President through the Associate Vice President for Research.

Additional details related to the services, staff, and activities of the office are available on the web at:

Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)

U.S. Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (AROTC)

The U.S. Army Reserve Officers' Training Corp (AROTC) program at CSUDH offers leadership and management training to students interested in pursuing a career as an officer in the U.S. Army, Army Reserves, or Army National Guard. AROTC offers qualified students, two, three, and four year scholarships which lead to a commission as an Army Second Lieutenant. ROTC classes are conducted at CSUDH. For additional information, contact the Department of Military Science, CSUDH, at (310) 243-3002.

U.S. Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps (AFROTC)

Air Force Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) educates and trains highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students for commissioning as officers in the United States Air Force. AFROTC offers a variety of two, three, and four year scholarships, many of which pay the full cost of college tuition, books and administrative fees. Students attending CSUDH can take AFROTC at any one of the host detachment locations, Loyola Marymount University (LMU), the University of Southern California (USC) or the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Additional information can be found via the internet at

Student Support Services Program (SSS)

EAC 300
(310) 243-2816

Student Support Services Program (SSS) is located in the East Academic Complex, building 300. The SSS program selects 160 low income, first generation or disabled CSUDH students who demonstrate a need for supplemental services including tutoring, advisement, cultural field trips and comprehensive education plans known as STEPs. Tutoring takes place on a drop-in basis in the SSS office. The program has computers available for student use in EAC 300. For more information please contact the SSS office at (310) 243-2816.

Loker Student Union (LSU)

The Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Student Union, Inc.

(310) 243-3854

The Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Student Union (LSU) opened to the Dominguez Hills community in the fall of 1992.

The Loker Student Union (LSU) provides a dynamic educational, social, recreational and cultural environment for the campus community. The LSU facilities, programs and services enhance the university community and contribute to the out-of-the classroom experience. Toro Productions, the programming board of the LSU, provides an engaging social environment to students through a diverse array of educational and entertaining programs, along with creating a joyful experience for all students.

The newly expanded facility houses the bookstore, Schools Federal Credit Union, ToroZone (gameroom), reservable meeting rooms, and elegant ballroom, a food court, a restaurant, DH Sports Lounge, student clubs and organizations space, student life departments office, Sports Club Program, discounted amusement park tickets and an outdoor performance patio. For more information, call (310) 243-3559 or visit our website at

Testing Office

WH A-210
(310) 243-3909

The Testing Office coordinates a variety of tests that are administered at various times throughout the year. Registration information and/or materials for the following nationally administered tests can be obtained from the Testing Office, WH A-210: ACT, CBEST, CSET, GMAT, LSAT, SAT I, SAT II, SSAT, MCAT, PRAXIS, TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), MCAS, VCAT, PCAT, Moller Analogies Test, RICA, CLAD/BCLAD, DATP, OATP, GRE (General and Subjects tests), EPT, ELM, and GWE.

In addition, the Testing Office administers the following tests:

  • English Placement Test (EPT)
  • Entry Level Mathematics Test (ELM)
  • Graduation Writing Examination (GWE)
  • GRE Subject Exams
  • SAT I and SAT II

Candidates can register for the EPT/ELM online at Registration for the on-campus GWE is online only at Registration information for CBEST, CSET, EPT, ELM, GRE, ACT, SAT I, and SAT II is also available at the Information Center, WH D-245.

Toro Learning Center

LIB 5705 
(310) 243-3827

The Toro Learning Center is CSUDH's tutoring center. We offer free peer tutoring services to current CSUDH students. Call or visit the center and have your validated CSUDH Student ID Card with you when you are ready to schedule a session or want to gain access to our facilities. Students can schedule one session per day, per subject by contacting the center during lab hours. Same day sessions can be scheduled when openings are available, but scheduling earlier is strongly recommended. All sessions are held on campus during lab hours. For more information about our services, please contact us by phone at 310-243-3827 or visit the center.

University Bookstore

Loker Student Union
(310) 243-3829

University Bookstore is the student's and faculty campus resource for all required course materials and supplies. We carry a wide selection of general and value-priced books, popular magazines, greeting cards, Toro apparel and gifts, snacks, juice, soft drinks and health and beauty to accommodate the needs of our campus community.

Bookstore hours of operation are available online at or bookstore.

  • Rent-A-Text: For Rent! Hundreds of textbooks are now available for rent. Learn more or find out if your course materials are rental eligible by visiting
  • Sell your text books everyday! The best time is during the week of finals! Get the most cash when you sell a book that will be used again in the next semester. All titles are subject to condition and national demand.
  • Course materials and Toro merchandise is available to purchase online for convenient pick-up or delivery! Please visit our website:
  • Gift cards are available at the bookstore in any denomination and can be purchased at the registers or online for your convenience.
  • Over 6,000 software titles are available for sale on our website at and are educationally discounted up to 80%.
  • You must present your receipt for any exchange or refund. Do not write in or soil your book if you plan to exchange it. We reserve the right to pass judgment on the condition of returned items. Defective new books will be replaced at once.
  • A full refund will be given on textbooks for a one-week period beginning the first day of the term.

Veterans' Student Programs

LSU 132
(310) 243-3643

The Office of Veterans' Student Programs provides a wide variety of services and programs to assist veterans and their dependents in reaching their educational and career goals. Services include pre-admission advisement, community referral services, veteran's benefit counseling, information on legislation affecting veterans, special admission information and a tutorial assistance program for veterans experiencing academic problems. The VA Work Study Program is available for veteran students in need of part-time employment to continue their education.