Chancellor's Campus Visits

Among his top priorities during his first year as chancellor of the California State University, Chancellor Joseph I. Castro is committed to "deep listening," to learn about each of the 23 campuses' unique strengths, opportunities and needs. ​

Throughout 2021 and beyond, Chancellor Castro will visit the campuses—virtually in the spring, and in-person later in the year—to ​​meet with, and listen to, students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and the communities that each campus serves. 

 We encourage you to check back often for snapshots of his campus visits, and a schedule of when he will visit your campus. (Dates and details will be added as they are confirmed.) ​

Learn more about Chancellor Castro from personal insights shared by his family, friends, former studen​ts, and colleagues.​​

Learn more about the goals behind Chancellor Castro's campus visits as shared in the California State University news.​

2021-22 Campus Vis​it Dates

Select a campus to see photos from Chancellor Castro’s visit.

February 19, 2021 | CSU Dominguez Hills

March 3, 2021 | Cal State San Bernardino

March 16, 2021 | Cal State LA

April 27, 2021 | Humboldt State 

April 29, 2021 | Cal Maritime

May 4, 2021 | San José State

May 25, 202​1 | Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

August 31, 2021 | Cal State Long Beach

September 28, 2021 | San Francisco State

September 29, 2021 | Sonoma State

October 5, 2021 | CSU Monterey Bay

October 6, 2021 | Cal State East Bay

October 7, 2021 | Stanislaus State​​

San Francisco State Virtual Visit, September 28, 2021

• San Francisco State University is a doctoral public university serving students from the San Francisco Bay Area, across California and beyond, with nationally acclaimed programs that span a broad range of disciplines.

• More than 27,000 students enroll at the University each year, and its more than 275,000 graduates have contributed to the economic, cultural and civic fabric of San Francisco and beyond. Through them — and more than 1,800 world-class faculty members — SF State proudly embraces its legacy of academic excellence, community engagement and commitment to social justice.

•San Francisco State awards bachelor’s degrees in 72 academic areas, master’s in 62 academic areas and a doctorate in educational leadership, as well as Ph.D. programs offered jointly with UC San Francisco.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Virtual Visit, May 25, 2021

• Cal Poly was ranked as the best public master's university in the West for the 28th straight year and tied as the West's most inovative regioal university in 2020; according to US News and World Report.

• Cal Poly's more-than-9,000-acre campus is the second largest in California and among the largest in the nation – providing living laboratory space for Learn by Doing programs across the university's six colleges. Cal Poly uses all of its land holdings in active support of student education and research.

• Cal Poly has 22 centers and institutes focused on solving real world problems through hands-on research by faculty, students and staff, in partnership with industry. These include the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the California Cybersecurity Institute, and the Center for Coastal Marine Sciences.

San José State Virtual Visit, May 4, 2021

• With approximately 36,000 students and nearly 4,300 employees, San José State University provides a comprehensive university education in 250 areas of study, and is an essential partner in the economic, cultural and social development of Silicon Valley and California.

• SJSU is the most transformative college in the United States for 2020-2021, according to Money magazine, and was also ranked number 24 on Money's list of Best Colleges, ranked by value.

• A top-200 school nationally in terms of research spending, SJSU hosts major programs such as the Mineta Transportation InstituteMoss Landing Marine Labs and human factors research at NASA.


Cal Maritime Virtual Visit, April 29, 2021

• Cal Maritime is a unique and specialized campus of the 23-campus California State University system. Serving nearly 1,000 students, it is one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States — and the only one on the West Coast.

• A key part of the campus experience is the annual training cruise aboard the 500-foot Training Ship Golden Bear. She serves as a floating classroom/laboratory where classroom concepts in marine transportation, engineering and technology are practiced and applied.

• Cal Maritime has the highest employment rate in the CSU system - 94% within three months of graduation - with starting salaries near the top of national averages. Government data show Cal Maritime alumni have the highest average salaries of any college or university (public or private) in the western U.S.


Humboldt State University Virtual Visit, April 27, 2021

• HSU has established learning communities to help first-year students connect with faculty, staff and peers. These communities include a wide range of fields from mathematics to social justice and have shown significant increases in students’ sense of belonging and academic performance.

• The seaweed farm in Humboldt Bay is California’s first-ever commercial, open-water seaweed farm.

• HSU boasts one of the largest certified wildland fire education programs in the country.


Cal State LA Virtual Visit, March 16, 2021

• Cal State LA has nine colleges recognized for outstanding academic programs and professors who are accomplished scholars and teachers.

• Approximately 72% of all students are Latino, and 96% come from Southern California.

• The National Science Foundation lists Cal State LA as the top baccalaureate institution of origin for Latino science and engineering Ph.D.
recipients among all undergraduate and master’s colleges and universities in the continental U.S.


Cal State San Bernardino Virtual Visit, March 3, 2021

• CSUSB's student body is 81 percent first-generation students.

• CSUSB is home to the thriving satellite Palm Desert Campus.

• CSUSB has 20 centers and institutes, including the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism and the Leonard Transportation Center.


CSU Dominguez Hills Virtual Visit, February 19, 2021

• CSUDH ranks first among public universities in California awarding bachelor's degrees to African Americans.

• 86 percent of CSUDH students are students of color—among the highest in the CSU.

• CSUDH is a leader in sustainability in both energy savings and sustainable food sources.


CSU Campuses

Learn more about the 23 CSU campuses by using the interactive map below.

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Long Beach

Los Angeles

Cal Maritime

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San Bernardino

San Diego

San Francisco

San José

San Luis Obispo

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