BACK TO SCHOOL

Move-In Day 2021

“Welcome back!" has a new ring to it this year…a new look…a new feel. Over the past 19 months, the pandemic has turned all aspects of life as we once knew it on its masked head. And the college experience was not spared. Lecture halls sat eerily quiet, quads became makeshift wildlife habitats and jerseys and pom-poms were packed away to collect dust.

At the outset of the pandemic, the CSU performed an impressive pivot to virtual learning almost overnight, but the one aspect that did not change was the robust and consequential education it provides our students. In fact, lessons learned during this period will only improve the CSU experience through innovation and adaptability.

As we emerge from the global health crisis, CSU campuses are back to their natural hustle and bustle—providing a hub of camaraderie, collaboration and an exchange of ideas. In the grand tradition of “back to school," students packed up their school supplies, said “see you soon" to their families and headed to campus. And we are elated to have them back.

Join us in one of our most unique and jubilant back-to-school celebrations yet.

CSU BAKERSFIELD

 

Hey 'Runners—the first day of fall semester is here and we are thrilled to welcome you back (both in person and virtually)!

CSU CHANNEL ISLANDS

 

“Hello, Dolphins, I'm excited to finally be able to welcome you all to our beautiful campus, and I'm so glad we get to be together once again as a campus community.” –​ President Richard Yao, CSU Channel Islands


CHICO STATE

 
 

Welcome back, Wildcats! Whether you are joining us virtually, in person, for the first time or returning, we are so excited that you are here. To a new semester with our Wildcat family!


 
 

“Nothing about these past 18 months has been easy or straightforward, yet through every twist and turn, through every change in protocols or bumps in the virtual road, the Toro Nation has not just persevered but thrived.” –​ President Thomas Parham, CSU Dominguez Hills


 
 

Free hot dogs, ice cream, giveaways, live music and campus resources tables…just some of the few things to love about al fresco. We loved seeing so many students Back at the Bay enjoying the festivities!


 
 

“It's important to welcome our students in a significant way by creating a progressive and sequential week that focuses on building a sense of pride, connections with the university, new relationships with peers and educating students on university traditions and what it means to be a Bulldog.” –​ Colin Stewart, Ph.D., associate dean of Student Involvement


 
 

After 18 months of virtual Titan Pride Boards, we are back in person! Kicking off the year is Amy Risner, vice president of CSUF's Society of Excellence in HR. “Being a Titan has allowed me to learn and grow both personally and professionally in unexpectedly beautiful ways and pushes me to strive each and every day to achieve my greatest potential. I am proud to be a Titan.”

 

Welcome to our newest Lumberjacks! You made it! Hug the people who ​got you this far, and we're so glad you're here.

 

Every semester, Week of Welcome (WoW) at Cal State Long Beach helps students make connections, join clubs and organizations, learn about university resources and so much more. This year we are excited for WoW to return as an in-person event!


 
 

“I look forward to seeing faculty and staff again, face-to-face. I look forward to seeing the students I know and meeting new ones. And I look forward to telling each of you: Welcome home. Let's have a good year.” –​ President William Covino, Cal State LA


 

It's getting lively again on the Cal Maritime campus! Cadet leaders gathered on the quad this morning as they get ready to welcome new and returning cadets.


 

CSU Monterey Bay has an experienced team in place, including a building HVAC commissioning consultant, specialized controls contractors, a project management team and a highly regarded maintenance staff. “They have all worked around the clock to accomplish the impossible in time for the repopulation of our campus," says Joseph Nugent, director of Facilities Services and Operations. “All of the buildings are ready for our campus community.”


 
 

“Throughout the course of the last 18 months, you have all shown us the true meaning of determination and perseverance and we are delighted to welcome you back to our academic community with a more robust experience than we have had in some time.” –​ President Erika Beck, CSUN


 
 

“I am feeling very optimistic,” says CPP senior Cristian Chaidez, a computer engineering student. “I feel that this is a great way of returning back to the norm, sitting in a class and having professors answer your question right then and there. You don't have to send an email. I also truly miss being able to come out of class and see a friend or someone you know from a class and being able to hang out with them.”

 
 
 

“The way we operate as a university will not look entirely the same as during our pre-pandemic days. However, the fact we will once again be able to interact face-to-face this fall, without a screen in between us, is a cause for celebration.” –​ President Tomás D. Morales, Cal State San Bernardino​


 
 

“It is my great pleasure to welcome you back to campus this fall, and for many of us, in person. For many months, we have been eager for the moment when we could return to campus for work, class, events and the many other activities and traditions that make our community feel whole. I look forward to being back on campus with you.” –​ President Adela de la Torre, San Diego State​


 
 

Looking around at our campus bustling with students again fills us with joy. If we haven't said this enough, it's so nice to see our Gators in person again.


 

Our campus looks a bit different since our Spartan community was last here a year and a half ago—from air filtration and campuswide outdoor Wi-Fi to a new parking garage and in-person events at the Hammer. We're over the moon with excitement to have all our students, faculty and staff on campus. We missed you all!


 
 

Campus Comeback is a campus-wide event for returning students to re-engage with the Cal Poly community. Join us for an array of engagement opportunities to help you find your sense of community, get familiar with the physical campus and surrounding area and connect with faculty, advisors and support services! Students will have opportunities to sign up for clubs and organizations, meet classmates, locate key campus resources and attend in-person social events all week.


 

CSU BAKERSFIELD

 

CSU CHANNEL ISLANDS

CHICO STATE

 
 

CSU DOMINGUEZ HILLS

 

CAL STATE EAST BAY

 

FRESNO STATE

 

CAL STATE FULLERTON

 

HUMBOLDT STATE

 

CAL STATE LONG BEACH

 

CAL STATE LA

CAL MARITIME

CSU MONTEREY BAY

 

CSUN

 

CAL POLY POMONA

 

SACRAMENTO STATE

 

CAL STATE SAN BERNARDINO

 

SAN DIEGO STATE

 

SAN FRANCISCO STATE

SAN JOSÉ STATE

 

CAL POLY SAN
LUIS OBISPO

STANISLAUS State

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