Our outstanding instructional facilities include over 150 classrooms and teaching laboratories and over 200 specialized instruction rooms. Discipline-specific computer labs and general access labs with PCs and Apple computers are available for student use. The University Library, with its rich collections and online catalog, features individual and group study areas, as well as an innovative Learning Commons offering expert information technology support, access to extensive information resources, library reference services, and information literacy instruction.
Food services, lounges, and meeting rooms are available through the University Union, a popular student gathering place. It also offers specialized services such as a credit union and an automatic teller machine. A major renovation of the University Union includes new retail food outlets, and space for growing student social and academic activities. The Student Recreation and Wellness Center houses a gymnasium, an elevated running track, two fitness centers and two multi-purpose exercise studios, locker rooms, and associated support space to promote nutrition, health and wellness.
Other campus facilities include a 500-seat theater, a television studio, a bookstore, a student health center, a 100,000 square foot student services and administration building, and a 67,000 square foot student and faculty support center. Pioneer Heights, the university’s on-campus student apartment complex, offers housing for more than 1,300 residents, as well as a full service Dining Commons.
Cal State East Bay’s Concord Campus, in central Contra Costa County, offers upper division and graduate instruction. Blending the natural beauty of its foothill setting with attractive facilities, small classes, and a personalized approach to teaching and learning, the Concord Campus serves more than 1,500 students. Classes are conducted in 21 classrooms and eight teaching laboratories, including a 125-seat auditorium and a spacious art studio.
Further demonstrating the University’s regional commitment, the newly renovated Cal State East Bay’s Oakland Professional Development Center specializes in programs for working adults and offers professional development and certificate courses.
Cal State East Bay is also part of a university consortium that operates the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories in Monterey Bay. In addition, the University runs a San Francisco Bay shore lab with marine and freshwater craft operating in the bay and Sacramento River delta.
Campus and Bay Area Recreation
The Hayward campus recreational facilities include a 20,000 square foot main gymnasium, a dance studio, swimming pools, racquetball/tennis/volleyball courts, several playing fields and a par course. The 54,000 square foot Recreation and Wellness center, funded by student fees, opened in 2010, with a multi-court gym for basketball, volleyball, or badminton; an elevated running track; two fitness centers with free weights and machines; multipurpose fitness and activity rooms for aerobics, martial arts and dancing; locker rooms; and a juice bar in the lobby.
In addition to its own facilities, activities, and intramural sports, Cal State East Bay’s campuses are close to San Francisco and other Bay Area cities that provide unique cultural opportunities including museums, libraries, art galleries, aquariums, planetariums, theater, sports events, and concerts.
Hiking trails are near both campuses. The extensive Garin and Dry Creek-Pioneer East Bay Regional Parks are located immediately southeast of the Hayward campus. Beautiful Mt. Diablo and the Lime Ridge open space are adjacent to the Concord campus. In addition, proximity to the Pacific Ocean and Sierra Nevada mountains offers recreational diversion as well as excellent laboratories for educational studies.
The main Hayward Campus location is nearby these exciting points-of-interest:
- San Francisco Bay–campus overlooks the Bay and region from the East Bay hills
- Pacific Coast–45 minutes west
- San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Walnut Creek, and Concord–30 to 45 minutes northeast and northwest via BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) trains and freeways
- Lake Tahoe and Yosemite Valley–four hours northeast and east
- Napa and Sonoma Valleys–one hour north
- Sacramento, the state capital–one and one-half hours northeast
- Santa Cruz beaches and Monterey Peninsula–two hours south
- San Jose and the Silicon Valley–30 to 45 minutes south via freeways