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Fall 2020

Cal State LA students: Find out what you need to know for the fall semester with our web hub, featuring information to help you get support, stay connected and continue to progress toward your degree.

Fall 2020 Website

Convocation 2020

Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 9 a.m.

Please join President William A. Covino as he opens the new academic year at University Convocation. The program will also include the introduction of the new faculty and remarks by Academic Senate Chair Talia Bettcher and Provost José Luis Alvarado.

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Path to graduation

Academic advising can help you plan classes and set long-term goals on the way to your diploma.

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Majors and programs

Learn about our 57 undergraduate majors, 51 master’s degrees and 4 doctoral programs.

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I Serve LA

Volunteer and track your hours with the Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good.

student success

At Cal State LA, students come first. Throughout your time here, your professors, staff and administrators will be there to help map out your path to a timely graduation, earn your degree and launch your career or graduate education.


Cal State LA University Convocation 2020
Cal State LA University Convocation 2020

Cal State LA marks start of unprecedented academic year with virtual Convocation

President William A. Covino welcomed the start of the academic year with University Convocation 2020. New Provost José Luis Alvarado offered remarks and Academic Senate Chair Talia Bettcher introduced 54 new faculty members.

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Pat Brown Institute at Cal State LA honors California secretary of state

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla was honored for his years of distinguished public service by the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State LA.

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Cal State LA, YMCA inspire youth through virtual STEAM bootcamp

Local schoolchildren became would-be screenwriters and app developers during the Achieve LA Summer STEAM Bootcamp through a partnership between Cal State LA and the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles.

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Cal State LA helps feed families in need at Southeast L.A. food distribution

Cal State LA collaborated with community partners in Maywood to distribute food to hundreds of families suffering the economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis.

California Promise

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Sign the Pledge

Make your pledge to graduate in four years (for first-year students) or two years (for transfers) and receive early class registration and enhanced advising.

Basic Needs

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Food and Housing Security

Meeting the basic needs of students is vital for ensuring overall well-being and academic success. Learn about University resources that provide food, emergency housing and financial support.



Find advice, resources, programs and events to help improve your well-being.

Upcoming Events

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Celebrating Black History and Culture

A performance by a live poetry group, a film about Toni Morrison and a talk by Angela Davis are among the opportunities available on campus to learn about and celebrate Black culture during Black History Month and beyond.