2020-21 Campus Highlights

Learn how CSU campuses are overcoming adversity and saving money during the pandemic.

Governor Newsom visited the CSU Bakersfield COVID vaccination site, which is responsible for the administration of over 50,000 vaccines to date.

Chico State partnered and contracted with CalOES & Butte County to house Emergency Responders during the North Complex/Bear fire.

Taking various steps to move to a towards a more sustainable model, CSU Dominguez Hills campus managed to improve turnaround times and organization at the same time.

Procurement contracted security, sound equipment, photographers, tent rentals, and related services for “Car-mencement" at Cal State East Bay resulting in tremendous for the in-person event in May 2021.

Fresno State collaborated with the Valley Children's Hospital to provide campus COVID testing with same-day results as well as offered the campus' laboratory for use to Fresno County's Department of Health free of charge in order to process COVID test samples.

A successful 2020 football season was made possible by Humboldt State's hosting of the San José State Spartan football team for training and practice.

On the CSUN campus, nearly 250,000 vaccines were administered in collaboration with the LA County Department of Public Health.

Getting closer to achieving the CSU's zero waste goals, Sacramento State was awarded a multi-year contract for solid waste and recycling which includes diversion from landfill to recycling and composting.

CSU San Bernardino implemented a new cloud-based phone system, which enabled staff and faculty to become independ​​ent from physical phones, accessing softphones on their desktops or cell phones, thereby facilitating remote and hybrid work.

San Diego State implemented a new workflow for software purchasing (TARP) that ensures compliance with IT security and accessibility as well as offering visibility into procuring process and status simultaneously.

Working toward more efficiency, San Francisco State implemented a new procurement service portal, which allows for more transparency, improving communication and customer satisfaction when submitting procurement and contracting requests as a ticket.

Early in the pandemic, San José State bid out the first formal RFP for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 tests and testing services. They made sure all campuses could benefit from the availability and pricing secured with this bid.

Sonoma State replaced their central plant from the 1960s with a new pre-engineered, pre-fabricated 12kV service switchgear building. The bid involved new 12kV feeders to reconnect existing campus feeders and solar feeders and will contribute to campus growth over the next 30 years.

The Chancellor's Office partnered with CalOES and CDPH to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and free COVID testing to the system while also negotiating multiple agreements for COVID-related goods and services throughout all campuses. In addition, they delivered more than 4,000 laptops, hot spots, headsets, and webcams to students, faculty and staff.


Cal State East Bay, Fresno State, Humboldt State, Sacramento State and San Diego State worked on projects to update their classrooms to virtual classrooms as well as allowing for flex instruction in the fall 2021 semester with students coming back to the campuses.

All campuses made valuable contributions to fight the impact of COVID-19 in their communities. In particular: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo collaborated with different vendors to provide COVID testing with results within a few hours, which included purchasing reagents for tests, purchasing tests that provide results within 1 hour, services for sample collections and lab testing.

Stanislaus State and Fresno State provided sub-zero freezers to local community hospitals for vaccine storage. They were among many CSU campuses providing their facilities to serve as vaccination sites and contributing to the success of the vaccination efforts in California.