Apr 20, 2024  
2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cal State East Bay at a Glance

California State University, East Bay

Cal State East Bay is a comprehensive four-year institution that enrolls more than 15,000 students and offers undergraduate and graduate programs in a wide range of disciplines. Its spacious 342-acre Hayward campus, situated in the rolling hills above San Francisco Bay, offers students and visitors panoramic views of the bay and bridges, as well as the vibrant cities and open space that surround the campus. With its wide expanses of lawns, tree-lined walkways, fountains, and beds of native California plants, the campus is one of the most beautiful in the CSU system. The University is recognized as a “Best in the West” college and a Best Business School by the Princeton Review and as a “top-tier” masters-granting university by U.S. News & World Report in its “America’s Best Colleges” guide.


Institutional Assistance Information

Financial Assistance Information

Information regarding Financial Aid is available from the Enrollment Information Center in the first floor lobby of the Student Services and Administration building, or at (510) 885-2784.

Information regarding Financial Services is available the Student Financial Services Manager, Flo Olney, at (510) 885-3767.

Students with Disabilities Information

Information regarding academic accommodations and services available to students with disabilities may be obtained from: http://www.csueastbay.edu/accessibility/

Title IX Information

Information concerning Cal State East Bay policies, procedures, and facilities for students and other to report criminal actions or other emergencies occurring on campus may be obtained from: https://www.csueastbay.edu/diversity/title-ix/

Campus Security Information

Information concerning Cal State East Bay annual campus security report and annual fire safety report may be obtained from: http://www.csueastbay.edu/af/departments/upd/

Drug & Alcohol Prevention Information

Information concerning the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse and rehabilitation programs may be obtained from: http://www.csueastbay.edu/students/campus-life/shcs/atod/

Student Retention Information

Information regarding student retention and graduation rates at Cal State East Bay and, if available, the number and percentage of students completing the program in which the student is enrolled or has expressed interest may be obtained from: http://www.csueastbay.edu/ir/

Athletic Opportunities Information

Information concerning athletic opportunities available to male and female students and the financial resources and personnel that Cal State East Bay dedicates to its men’s and women’s teams may be obtained from: http://www.eastbaypioneers.com/staff.aspx

Teacher Preparation Information

Information concerning teacher preparation programs at Cal State East Bay, including the pass rate on teacher certification examinations, may be obtained from: http://www.csueastbay.edu/stemed/teacher-prep/requirements/credential/

Student Grievance Information

Information concerning grievance procedures for students who feel aggrieved in their relationships with the University, its policies, practices and procedures, or its faculty and staff may be obtained from: James Carroll, Director of Student Conduct, Rights and Responsibilities, (510) 885-3763, http://www.csueastbay.edu/studentconduct/.

Student Activities Information

Information concerning student activities that Cal State East Bay provides, is accessible on: http://www.csueastbay.edu/prospective/campus-life/

Diversity Information

Information concerning student body diversity at Cal State East Bay, including the percentage of enrolled, full-time students who are (1) male, (2) female, (3) Pell Grant recipients, and (4) self-identified members of a specific racial or ethnic group, may be obtained from: Student Affairs, (510) 885-3646 (studentaffairs@csueastbay.edu)

Note: See also the Undergrad Fees & Financial Services   and the Military & Veterans Information & Services   chapters in this catalog for more information.


Assessment for Continuous Improvement

Cal State East Bay is committed to continuous improvement. Students, faculty and staff are asked to participate in learning assessments at the course, program, and university levels. The information used for assessment includes individual student work (assignments, essays, exams, projects, etc.), in addition to surveys and other indirect methods.

In order to assess the overall educational effectiveness of programs and the University, student work at Cal State East Bay is used on an aggregated basis to provide information for program improvement, as well as to demonstrate accountability to various stakeholders, including our students, the general public, and our accrediting agencies.

Students at Cal State East Bay should expect that their academic work may be used for assessment purposes.

Semester System

Beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year, Cal State East Bay began operating on the semester system. Each semester (fall, spring) is approximately 15 weeks in length (15 weeks of instruction, plus 1 week of final exams). Enrollment in a semester after admission to the University constitutes matriculation, including enrollment in all Special Session courses. (Special Session courses are groups of self-support courses which have been approved to confer residence credit, with the exception of Open University courses.) Enrollment in Open University courses, as well as in Continuing Education courses, does not constitute matriculation.

One (1) semester unit is equivalent to one and one-half (1 ½) quarter units of credit. One (1) quarter unit is equivalent to two-thirds (2/3) of a semester unit.


Bay Area Points-of-Interest

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

Bay Area’s Regional Transit (BART)

Image of BART routes.  Link to BART website.Since the humble beginning of a rapid transit idea in 1946, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit Commission, comprised of representatives from each of the nine counties which touch the Bay determined that any transportation plan must be coordinated with the area’s total plan for future development. Since no development plan existed, the Commission prepared one itself. The result of their thoroughness is a master plan which did much to bring about coordinated planning in the Bay Area, and which was adopted a decade later by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG). The Commission’s least-cost solution to traffic tie-ups was to recommend forming a five-county rapid transit district, whose mandate would be to build and operate a high-speed rapid rail network linking major commercial centers with suburban sub-centers.  For further information, use the BART website: https://www.bart.gov/


C.E. Smith Museum of Anthropology

The Clarence E. Smith Museum of Anthropology was established in 1974 and opened its exhibition gallery in 1979. Chartered as a teaching museum for the instruction of museology in an anthropological context, the Museum is named in honor of the late Professor Clarence Smith of the Department of Anthropology. The Museum strives to demonstrate human diversity and the range of human achievement throughout the world with both traditional cultural forms and their contemporary expressions and influences. Recognizing the value of material culture, exhibits use art and artifacts to illustrate all aspects of human culture from around the world, features of culture change, and technological as well as biological evolution.

The exhibition galleries of the Museum are located in the southeast corner of the fourth floor of Meiklejohn Hall on the Hayward Hills campus. They are open to the public during exhibitions, Monday through Friday, and by appointment. Admission to the galleries is free. Access to the collections is limited to qualified professionals and students whose scholarly research requires direct examination of the Museum’s holdings. Consult with the Museum’s Assistant Director for a current list of artifacts held. The staff and director’s office is located on the fourth floor (MI 4038) of Meiklejohn Hall. Consultations are given by appointment. For information on exhibits and appointments, call the Museum at (510) 885-3104 or (510) 885-3168, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Campus Art Galleries & Cultural Activities

The Hayward Hills campus enjoys two exhibition spaces which make it possible to mount shows of varying size and significance.

The University Art Gallery

Located in AE 106, the Gallery, which commands 2,820 square feet of exhibition space, has one person shows, group shows and student shows in a variety of media. An adjoining courtyard is available to display outdoor sculpture. Admission to the University Art Gallery is free.

The Student Gallery

Located in AE 274, the Student Gallery is a more intimate space. Throughout the year, students present their works for short exhibitions. The days and hours of these shows vary and are also free.




Art, music, and theatre and dance engage, enrich and vitalize society, and are central of the educational mission of the University. They present a variety of exhibitions and performances throughout the year, showcasing the work of students and faculty, and sometimes staff and outside guests. Details are available from the Art department.

See Cal State East Bay’s University Calendar for current events.


Intercollegiate Athletics, Instruction, Intramural, and Recreational Programs

Intercollegiate Athletics

Cal State East Bay sponsors intercollegiate athletic programs for both men and women through the Department of Athletics.  The University is a member of the NCAA in Division II. Teams compete in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The sports offered include basketball, soccer, cross country, outdoor track and golf for men and women, plus men’s baseball, women’s softball, women’s swimming, women’s volleyball and women’s water polo.

The California State University is committed to providing equal opportunities to men and women CSU students in all campus programs, including intercollegiate athletics. Information concerning athletic opportunities available to male and female students and the financial resources and personnel that Cal State East Bay dedicates to the men’s and women’s teams may be obtained from the Athletic Director, Department of Athletics, BK 201, (510) 885-3038.

Instructional, Intramural, and Recreational Programs

The University encourages students to participate in some form of physical activity. In addition to the program of intercollegiate athletics, opportunities exist for students to participate in instructional, intramural, and recreational programs. The Department of Kinesiology offers for credit instructional programs in sports, games, and exercise. The Department of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism offers instructional programs in outdoor activities. Recreation and Wellness Services provide competitive, recreational, and fitness opportunities during fall and spring semesters through group exercise classes, intramural sports leagues, and personal training programs.
The University has two swimming pools, two racquetball courts, a martial arts facility, a basketball/multipurpose gymnasium, a dance studio, a soccer stadium, a track, a baseball diamond, a softball diamond, and a multipurpose practice field. Information regarding programs should be obtained from the Department of Kinesiology at (510) 885-3061. Groups interested in renting the facilities should see the Office of Facility Reservations and Rentals web site for more information. Student clubs or organizations interested in reserving facilities should contact the office of Student Life at (510) 885-3657.

Additionally, the Recreation and Wellness Center (RAW) offers the campus access to a 54,000 square foot facility which includes a 2-story fitness center, equipment rental desk, locker rooms with showers, the wellness center, and a 2-court gymnasium with an indoor track. Memberships are available to students, staff, faculty, alumni, & community members. Call the RAW at (510) 885-4749 for more information. 


Pioneer Bookstore

The Pioneer Bookstore WebsiteThe Pioneer Bookstore’s mission is to support the educational endeavor of the University by offering access to course materials for classes, as well as merchandise and services for the convenience of the campus community. The Hayward campus store is located between the Library and the University Union. The Concord campus store is located in the Campus Union.
In addition to required course materials, the bookstore offers: Cal State East Bay logo clothing and gifts, electronics, nursing supplies and scrubs, lab supplies, educationally-discounted computer software and hardware, computer supplies, school and office supplies, testing materials and study guides, general books, art supplies, Peet’s coffee, fresh sandwiches and salads, microwave meals, and other snacks. The Hayward store also has a full-service Bank of America ATM.
All course materials and selected merchandise and services can be ordered online for delivery to a student’s address at a fee, or for campus pickup at no additional charge. The website also posts current hours and general information. Hours and general information are also available at (510) 885-3507.

California State University, East Bay Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit auxiliary organization within the California State University system.

Having undergone a major reorganization at the end of 2012, the Foundation’s main responsibilities include partnering with Follett to manage the Pioneer Bookstore and supporting the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs in its administration of grants received from federal, state and local governments and private foundations.

For over 50 years, the California State University, East Bay Foundation (“CSUEB Foundation”) has been making a difference in the educational experience at California State University, East Bay and the overall campus environment. Its only goal is to support the University’s educational mission and to provide quality services that complement Cal State East Bay’s instructional programs. In the course of carrying out this mission, the Foundation enhances the University for thousands of faculty, staff, and students.  The CSUEB Foundation is governed by a board of directors comprised of faculty, students, staff, administrators and community members. The Foundation is incorporated as a nonprofit public benefit corporation and is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


Business and Economics Special Facilities

CBE Special Facilities are located in the Valley Business & Technology BuildingThe College of Business and Economics has Student Success and Service Centers in the Valley Business & Technology Center, VBT 129 (510-885-3323) for undergraduate students and VBT 132 (510-885-2419) for graduate students, providing academic guidance for Business and Economics students. In addition, there are numerous student study commons located throughout the building.
The Acosta Gallery is used for hosting special events and when not in use serves as a gathering place for students.


Science Facilities

The College of Science includes many specialized teaching laboratories, shared and individual student/faculty research laboratories, and specialized computing facilities.  Laboratory classes are limited in size depending on the discipline.

In an effort to foster interdisciplinary research opportunities for our faculty and students, the College recently opened a state-of-the-art Molecular Research and Environmental Analysis laboratory suite.  

Some examples of the cutting edge equipment and instrumentation housed in the College are listed below.  For more comprehensive lists, please visit the websites of individual departments and the School of Engineering.

  • Geophysical equipment for exploring subsurface features, such as faults. 
  • Eddy’s covariance tower for measuring greenhouse gases. 
  • Astrophysics and Particle Physics Computational Facility
  • Laser spectroscopy and magnetometry experiments
  • Materials science electrical and optical characterization labs
  • Maker space/laboratory; including 3D printers, machine shop, etc.
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance facility for characterization of chemical structures
  • Instrumentation Lab for the separation and spectroscopic analysis of elements and molecules 
  • Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Facility
  • Nursing skills labs equipped with mannequins and equipment found in hospital settings
  • Nursing computerized simulation labs with interactive, wireless mannequins with a variety of physiological outputs for practice in patient care 
  • Animal Care Facility, including insectary facility that allows for up to 3000 mosquitoes per week to be reared in a state-of-the-art humidity-, temperature-, and light-controlled chamber connected to a containment room for malaria parasite rearing and mosquito transmission studies under University and USDA approved ACL-2 conditions. 
  • Imaging resources including a Leica SP8 laser scanning confocal microscope equipped with a motorized stage and a maximum optical magnification of 630X and capable of imaging four distinct dyes simultaneously, two inverted compound microscopes capable of performing Differential Interference Contrast (DIC) and Phase and Fluorescence Microscopy, as well as a microinjection apparatus for creating transgenic animals.

Recreation and Wellness Center (RAW)

RAW Center WebsiteThe Recreation and Wellness Center (RAW) offers comprehensive programs and services centered on promoting healthy lifestyle choices through dynamic and inclusive best-practice approaches.

Memberships are available to students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members. Members obtain access to the 54,000 square foot facility which includes a 2-story fitness center, equipment rental counter, locker rooms with showers, the wellness center, a relaxation room, and a 2-court gymnasium with an indoor track. Services include fitness classes, personal training, intramural sports leagues, and open recreation hours. Designed to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold standards, the RAW’s facility design was recognized with a Facility of Merit Award from Athletic Business in 2011.

Within the RAW, wellness programs are offered to provide students with holistic approaches that integrate physical, psychological, emotional and social aspects of a student’s health experience. Interactive workshops focus upon nutrition, fitness, sexual health, alcohol, other drugs, and self-care topics. Massage therapy is also available for currently registered students.

The RAW offers student internships and student assistant work positions to gain experience, student leadership, and professional development.  For more information about RAW facilities, programs, or services visit http://www.csueastbay.edu/raw or call (510) 885-4749 for more information. 


The University Unions

The "New" and Old University Union buildings are located in the Free Speech Area The University Union is considered the “living room” for Cal State East Bay. The Union provides services, facilities, and programs to meet the various academic, social, recreational, and cultural needs of the students, faculty, staff, and community. It has become the center of life for the Cal State East Bay community.
The University Union has a great deal to offer. Housed within the Union buildings are the Associated Students, Incorporated (ASI); Customer Service and Reservation center; Student Life and Leadership Programs (SLLP) office; The Diversity and Inclusion Student Center (DISC); Chartwells Dining office; a PHiL Station; Food Services; Convenient Store; Affinity Cultural Centers; HOPE Clothing Closet; Recreational Facilities; Game Rooms; and Lounges. With conveniently located televisions, the Union is the ideal location for catching up on current events, watching a major sporting event, or enjoying music videos in a relaxing atmosphere. 
Conference spaces are also available for use by student organizations, academic and administrative departments, CSU East Bay affiliated groups, and off campus groups. The University Union provides an ideal setting for club and organization meetings, lectures, receptions, banquets, and special events.

  • Reservation Procedures
    • All groups may request to make reservations using the online form found on BaySync (University Union page/Forms page).
    • Events occurring outside of normal business hours are subject to a fee. No organization or department may reserve space on behalf of another group. Groups may not sell, sublease, or transfer their reservation to another group. In order to avoid operating and personnel charges, reservations should be scheduled during standard hours of operation.
    • All groups receive the following complimentary services at no charge:
      • Room Rental - standard set-up
      • Tables - Based on reservation request/availability
      • Chairs - Based on reservation request/availability
      • Technology (laptop, projector, screen, BaySync Card Reader) - Based on reservation request/availability
      • Other Supplies (easel, whiteboard, chalkboard, post it paper) - Based on reservation request/availability
      • Note: Catering related items such as table skirts must be ordered through the Catering office. Skirts are not provided for tables unless food is part of the reservation. There may be an additional cost associated.
    • Organizations that have access to the University Union facilities include University-recognized student organizations, academic and administrative departments, Cal State East Bay-affiliated groups, and off-campus groups. 
    • All recognized Cal State East Bay student organizations must complete the on line Reservation Request Form on BaySync. It will be reviewed by your Advisor in SLLP. Once approved, it will be routed to the University Union’s Reservations to work on and/or confirm the reservation.
    • The Union facilities shall not be used for regular academic classes. Deviation from this policy requires approval from the Director, University Union.
    • Groups not directly affiliated with the university should make reservations directly with the University Union Reservations Desk and will be required to pay all charges and fees associated with their planned event prior to the event. They can contact reservations at: uureservation@csueastbay.edu
  • Room Rental Fees
    • Rental fees will be levied according to the University Union room rental fee structure. If special services (i.e., technical support, special equipment such as dance floor) are requested, the University Union will levy the charge appropriate for the service requested. Set-up fees may be assessed for use of the University Union when the sponsor requires set-ups beyond those normally provided. The most updated fee structure can be found on the University Union website: https://www.csueastbay.edu/uu/reservations/pricing.html
  • A-V Equipment
    • Audio-visual equipment is available upon request at the time of reservation. LCD projectors, screens, P.A. systems, and laptops are available.
  • Cancellations
    • Groups wishing to cancel their reservation, must do so at least 48 hours prior to the start of their event. If this cancellation policy is not followed, groups are subject to the cancellation fee (based on group type). The fee structure can be found on the University Union website (rate sheet). Early cancellation enables the Union to meet the growing demand for space and prevents our staff from having to set up tables/chair/equipment if they are not needed. Organizations are encouraged to make reservations as early as possible. Groups that frequently violate the cancellation policy will not have the opportunity to continue reserving space for the duration of the current semester.
  • Banners/Posters
    • Recognized Student Organizations, Associated Students, and University departments may place banners announcing events on designated spaces of the University Union patio railing. Organizations must fill out the UU Banner Display Request Form and be officially approved. Organizations must follow the process as published on the form.

Title 5, California Administrative Code, Subchapter 5, Article 9, Sections 42350-42353 specifies certain restrictions on the posting and distribution of printed materials on campuses of the California State University. Campus Presidents and/or designees are granted authority for implementing and for issuing directives pertaining to such regulations. The policy for posting can be found at: Posting Policy.

Please visit the University Union webpage for more/updated information.


The Hayward (Main) Campus

Many available facilities are located near the Free Speech AreaOur 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 bank and an automatic teller machine. The University Union includes retail food outlets, and space for growing student social and academic activities. The Student Recreation and Wellness Center (RAW) 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.

The Hayward campus recreational facilities include a 20,000 square foot main gymnasium, a dance studio, swimming pools, racquetball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, several playing fields, and a par course. The 54,000 square foot Student 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; support space to promote nutrition, health and wellness; locker rooms; and a juice bar in the lobby.

Click the icon for a map of the Hayward Campus Main Hayward Campus Map


The Concord Campus

The Concord Campus is a branch campus of Cal State East Bay located at 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road near Clayton, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Pittsburg, and Antioch. The campus is uniquely positioned to serve the educational needs of county residents.

The 386-acre campus includes over 300 acres of open space, community sports fields, and views of Mt. Diablo and the Sacramento Delta. In 2017, the Concord Campus celebrated 25 years of providing public higher education to students and professionals.  Many residents benefit from Cal State East Bay’s presence in the heart of Contra Costa County and enjoy the small class size and intimate educational experiences the Concord Campus provides.

Degree Programs

Functioning primarily as an upper-division and post baccalaureate campus in Contra Costa County, the Concord Campus offers quality educational programs taught by East Bay faculty. Academic degree and credential programs currently offered at the Concord Campus are:

Undergraduate Fields of Study

Note: See the Concord Campus website for the most current majors and programs available.  

Undergraduate degree completion programs with at least upper division coursework that can be completed entirely at Concord include:

  • Business (General Management Concentration only)
  • Liberal Studies
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Upper division courses for the following majors are also offered at the Concord Campus. Students may be required to take additional coursework online or at the Hayward Campus in order to complete their degree program:

  • Business (Non-General Management Concentrations)
  • Criminal Justice
  • Human Development
  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
  • Single Subject Teaching Credential
Certificate Program 
  • Paralegal Program Certificate
Post Baccalaureate Program
  • Pre-Professional Health Academic Program
Services and Facilities

The Concord Campus promotes student success through a variety of services. These include academic advising on General Education (GE) and graduation requirements, as well as administrative and instructional support services. Students are referred to their departments for major advising.

Instructional support services include advanced computer laboratories, modern smart classrooms, a branch of the University’s Library, student collaboration room, on-site bookstore, outdoor fitness park, and student lounge.

For assistance, or information on any of these services, call (925) 602-6700 or visit http://www.csueastbay.edu/concord

Click the icon for a map of the Concord Campus Concord Campus Map


The Oakland Center

Image of the CSUEB's Oakland CenterCal State East Bay’s Oakland Center serves the community as a conference center and corporate training facility, and is home to many Continuing Education classes. 

Cal State East Bay’s Oakland Center specializes in programs for working adults and offers professional development and certificate courses, and further demonstrates the University’s regional commitment.


University Police Department

Cal State East Bay enjoys low crime statistics due to an on-campus, professionally trained police department which delivers public safety services to the campus community. The University Police Department programs such as the Bicycle Patrol and Escort Service provide Cal State East Bay with a community-oriented form of police services, which allows for personal interaction between police personnel and members of the university community while providing an increased level of crime prevention patrol on campus grounds.

The department offers several on-going programs available to staff, faculty, and students on the following topics: alcohol and drug awareness, acquaintance rape and awareness, and self-protection for women. The department also distributes a wide variety of crime prevention materials and offers vehicle lockout, battery failure, fingerprinting, and lost and found assistance.

The following information may be obtained from the University Police Department, (510) 885-3791:

  • Information concerning Cal State East Bay policies, procedures, and facilities for students and others to report criminal actions or other emergencies occurring on campus.
  • Information concerning Cal State East Bay’s annual campus security report and annual fire safety report. This information is also available on the Cal State East Bay website at http://www.csueastbay.edu/af/departments/upd/annual-security-report.html.
  • Information concerning the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse.

For information about Emergency Contacts see the Campus Contacts +   chapter.


Office of Student Outreach

The Office of Student Outreach offers a vast array of outreach and recruitment services to prospective high school, transfer and returning students interested in attending Cal State East Bay, as well as for counselors and professionals who support prospective students’ higher education goals. Services include campus tours, admission and recruitment events, pre-admission advising (both in person and virtually), and serving the community at large to increase interest in the CSU and Cal State East Bay.

To request more information about Cal State East Bay call (510) 885-2556 or e-mail: visit@csueastbay.edu. To schedule a campus tour or a pre-admission advising appointment, at the Hayward or Concord campus, go to www.csueastbay.edu/visit.


Student Housing and Residence Life

Student Housing and Residence Life (SHRL) Department, consistent with the mission of the University and the Division of Student Affairs, works to engage all residential students in their holistic development and academic success towards retention, graduation, and future endeavors. SHRL works to sustain this mission by providing student-centered programs, services, and facilities that foster a safe, inclusive, and vibrant residential learning community.

Students must be enrolled to live on campus.  Student Housing and Residence Life has two complexes: 

  • Pioneer Heights, which offers apartments and suites.
  • University Village, which offers apartments. 

First-time freshmen and Transfer Students are housed Pioneer Heights suite resident halls. Other students are housed in the Pioneer Heights and University Village apartments.  

The Housing application and contract process is completely online.  Applicants are notified once the Housing Application and Contract is available, typically in the month of February. Housing has a limited number of spaces available so students should be sure to check the Student Housing website frequently to ensure they have the most updated information.  It is important to note that the University’s admission application is separate from the housing application and contracting process. Visit the Student Housing and Residence Life website to learn more about the application, contracting, and room selection process.

With our co-curricular approach to the residential experience, students will learn through engagement outside of the classroom. As a part of Pioneer Living, we have four learning goals that we want our residents accomplish before they graduate. Self-awareness,connections, cultural engagement, and fundamentals.

Residents will have an increased understanding of self and be able to acknowledge and take responsibility for the impacts of their own decisions and actions.


Through building relationships, residents will have the opportunity to engage and practice effective conflict resolution. 

Cultural Engagement

Residents will exercise an increased understanding of self and others. They will be able to interact in a diverse society where they can both live and communicate effectively across areas of difference. 


Residents will be able to identify and utilize available resources and support systems to achieve their goals including personal wellness, career success,academic preparation, and financial management. 

Contact the Student Housing and Residence Life office at (510) 885-7444 or stop by in person.  The Housing Office is located across the street from the Recreation and Wellness Center. Visit the Student Housing and Residence Life website to view hours of operations.

Pioneer Heights Complex

The Pioneer Heights apartments and suites are conveniently located on campus across the street from the Recreation and Wellness Center. 

The apartments feature single (for upper-division students or students who are 21 or older), double, or triple bedroom accommodations, a full kitchen, living and dining area, and one or two bathrooms. The suites feature double and triple bedroom accommodations, a kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave oven, a living and dining area, and two bathrooms. High-speed Internet access is included as part of the rent. Study space, laundry rooms, and recreation rooms with television, air hockey, and pool tables, are among the amenities with the Recreation and Wellness Center conveniently located across the street. Outdoors are lighted basketball courts, as well as a barbecue terrace. Convenient meal plans are required for all students living on campus, making it easy to save time and great meeting place to share a meal with friends. 

University Village Complex

The University Village apartment complex is located across the street from the Hayward Campus’ north entrance.

The apartments feature a double or triple occupancy bedroom accommodations, a kitchenette, living area, and one or two bathrooms. The apartments are updated with modern cabinets, a stainless steel refrigerator, and a stainless steel convection microwave. High-speed Internet access and basic cable is included as part of the rent. Study space, laundry rooms, a community kitchen, and a community room with television, and a pool table are among the amenities. Convenient meal plans are required for all students living on campus making it easy to save time and great meeting place to share a meal with friends. 

Off-Campus Housing

Identifying off-campus housing in the East Bay can be challenging and Housing offers a few resources to help students through the process. Please allow two to three months when searching for Off-Campus Housing. The Student Housing and Residence Life website provides assistance in the transition off campus and helps students understand their rights and responsibilities in the greater community. Students have to be motivated and actively looking when finding off-campus housing.


Student Health and Counseling Services

Student Health & Counseling Services Center BuildingStudent Health & Counseling Services (SHCS) provides quality medical and mental health care to regularly enrolled Cal State East Bay students. Providers are board certified, licensed, and credentialed medical professionals employed by the University for the benefit of the campus.  SHCS’ goal is to assist students in achieving and maintaining optimal health, while pursuing their academic and career goals.

Student Health & Counseling Services hours of operations are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hours may vary during Summer term and semester breaks. For the 2022-23 academic year, SHCS anticipates offering both telehealth and in-person appointments for medical and counseling services.

Eligible students can make appointments for counseling and/or medical services online at https://health.csueastbay.edu, or by calling our main number during business hours.  These services are also available for our Concord students.  For more information, please call (510) 885-3735 or visit www.csueastbay.edu/shcs.  After hours and weekend crisis counseling is available by phone by following the prompts when calling at these times. 

Funded by student health fees, SHCS provides an extensive array of outpatient medical and mental health care. We provide general medical visits, physicals, health education, laboratory and family planning services.  Our licensed pharmacy carries over the counter and prescription medications at discounted prices. SHCS also provides confidential individual, couples, and group counseling,  as well as workshops on mental wellness.  SHCS works directly with our student body through SHAC (Student Health Advisory Committee), a student organization linked to our mission and goals.

Services offered at SHCS include:

General Health Services: Reproductive Health Services:*
Group Counseling Personal Counseling Birth Control
Health Education Pharmacy* HIV/STI Testing
Hearing Tests Physical Exams  
Immunizations* Psychiatry  
* Fees may apply

All medical and counseling information is confidential by law and will not be released without the student’s written consent.


SHCS is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. The SHCS facility and services meet the national standards for providing the highest quality of health care available.

Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)

SHAC advocates for the health needs of students and advises the SHCS Directors and University President on programs, scope of services, and hours of operation for SHCS. For more information, email: shac.csueb@gmail.com.


Students are strongly encouraged to carry outside coverage for after-hours care, emergency situations, or when referrals to outside providers are needed. For more information about insurance options, visit: www.coveredca.comwww.csuhealthlink.com, or email: csuebhealthinsurance@csueastbay.edu.



The Cashier’s Office is responsible for the general cashiering function for the University. They distribute the payroll warrants for all employees and perform a collection function for emergency loans, returned checks, and housing rental payments. In addition, they sell parking permits, distribute emergency loan checks, and provide information to students, staff, and faculty on various issues. The Cashier’s Office is located at SA 1200 on the first floor of the Student Services and Administration building on the Hayward Campus.


Greek Life

Cal State East Bay’s Greek organizations include nationally affiliated organizations, as well as local and regional groups. Greek organizations promote scholarship, provide numerous leadership opportunities, and participate in a wide variety of community service activities. Greek organizations also provide members with the opportunity to develop lifelong friendships that enhance the college experience. For more information, see their Facebook page.



University Parking & Alternative Transportation Services

Parking facilities are available to students, faculty, staff, and guests displaying valid University parking permits. Permits may be purchased online each semester. Parking permits are required Monday-Thursday from 7am-11pm & Friday from 7am-5pm. Daily and hourly permits are also available and can be purchased at parking dispensers located in multiple lots. See the campus map for locations of parking dispensers. 

Alternative Transportation Services

Hayward Campus

The Hayward campus is a short distance from Interstate 880 and 580. The campus is conveniently located between three BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train stations. The University provides complimentary shuttle service from the Downtown Hayward BART station and the Castro Valley BART station. The current Hayward University shuttle schedule can be found here.

AC Transit Line #60 also provides service to the Hayward campus from the Downtown Hayward BART station. AC Transit runs Monday-Sunday. For AC Transit bus schedule and fare, please click here.

The Alternative Transportation office offers a Vanpool Program for Cal State East Bay Faculty and Staff. Vanpools currently operate out of the Modesto and Fairfield areas. Contact our office at (510) 885-3790 for any openings in existing vanpools or if you are interested in starting a vanpool from a new area.

Zipcar is a car sharing program available on the Cal State East Bay Campus. Three (3) Zipcars are currently available on the Hayward campus for students, faculty, and staff to rent by the hour or day. Gas and insurance are included as part of the hourly/daily rate.

Waze Carpool is our ride sharing program. Join the exclusive Cal State East Bay Carpool group open to students, faculty, and staff. Waze Carpool allows individuals to create a profile and request rides from other campus members who share the same ride schedule.

Concord Campus

The Concord Campus is located a few miles from the Concord, Pleasant Hill, and Walnut Creek BART train stations. Check our website for the latest transit options to/from the Concord BART station and campus here.

Waze Carpool is our ride sharing program. Join the exclusive Cal State East Bay Carpool group open to students, faculty, and staff. Waze Carpool allows individuals to create a profile and request rides from other campus members who share the same ride schedule.

For more information on Parking & Alternative Transportation, please visit their website, by phone at (510) 885-3790 or by email: parking@csueastbay.edu.


Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

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.

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML) administers the Master of Science in Marine Science program for California State Universities in northern and central California, and is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in both education and research.  An outfitted marine operations department, active research diving program, and state of the art equipment allow for cutting edge research in a wide variety of disciplines including: marine ecology; the biology of marine plants, invertebrates, fishes, turtles, birds, and mammals; oceanography and marine geology; and chemistry and biogeochemistry. MLML is known for a hands-on, field-oriented approach which places students at the frontiers of marine science worldwide where discoveries are being made.  MLML provides the skills and training so students become successful scientists, teachers, and resource managers serving societal needs involving marine issues.

The lab is situated in an excellent location for the study of the marine world. The Monterey Submarine Canyon, the largest such feature on the west coast of North America, begins within a few hundred meters of the Moss Landing harbor and the MLML research fleet. To the east of MLML is the Elkhorn Slough, the largest tract of tidal salt marsh in California outside of San Francisco Bay, and an important site for shorebirds and fishes. To the north and south are sand dunes, sandy beaches, and extensive kelp forest habitats along the rocky shoreline. Some of the most productive kelp forests and intertidal areas can be found in this region. MLML also is located between two large upwelling centers, which provide nutrients that stimulate an incredible amount of productivity but also provide a wealth of opportunities to study coastal oceanic processes.

Full-time course offerings are available for resident credit and the facilities are used to supplement courses taught on the Hayward Hills campus. The laboratories are located 82 miles south of Hayward on Monterey Bay, and some classes are taught in Salinas. Contact the Department of Biological Sciences for further details and for courses offered at Moss Landing, as well as information on the M.S. program in Marine Science.


University Extension

General Information

Information on courses, programs, and enrollment procedures is available through Continuing Education’s course schedule each semester on the University website at www.ce.csueastbay.edu, by phone (510) 885-3605, and by e-mail ce@csueastbay.edu.

Continuing Education

University Extension Offices are located in the Student & Faculty Services BuildingContinuing Education (CE) at Cal State East Bay features a broad spectrum of degree and certificate programs, as well as individual courses that complement the University’s regular curriculum, and meet the academic, professional, creative, and lifelong learning goals of its diverse community.

CE designs programs and courses to fulfill the needs of current job market trends, enhance professional development, and promote personal enrichment. Offering more than 40 degree and certificate programs in a variety of industries and fields, CE allows students to explore career options and pursue opportunities for advancement.

Students may take one or more individual courses, enroll in a degree or certificate program, or attend a seminar or conference. In some cases, academic credit is awarded; while in others, Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available. In programs designed specifically for personal enrichment, no academic credit is awarded.

American Language Program

The University’s American Language Program provides instruction for international students in academic English and introduces them to American culture. Each year, students from more than 25 countries enroll in the program. After graduating from the American Language Program, international students often enroll as matriculated students in the University.

Open University Concurrent Enrollment

The “Open University” program allows individuals to enroll in regular University classes without being formally admitted to the University. Regularly enrolled students are not eligible to take Open University courses.  A student enrolled in Open University may:

  • Examine a field of study before committing to a degree program
  • Update job skills or obtain professional training
  • Attend classes on a non-continuous basis
  • Raise their grade point average prior to application
  • Enroll in classes if they’ve missed the Cal State East Bay application deadline

Open University students will be granted “Open University” extension credit for coursework. There are limits on the number of Open University extension units that may be applied toward University degrees. Up to 24 units may be applied towards a baccalaureate degree and up to 9 units for a master’s degree.

Most courses taught by regular Cal State East Bay faculty are available to students through Open University. To enroll in an Open University course, applicants must complete an online Open University application form each term they wish to attend.  The application deadline is the eighth instructional day of the term. Go to https://www.ce.csueastbay.edu/ce/programs/open-university/ to apply online and view application deadlines. Late applications will not be accepted.


Continuing Education registration, in most courses or programs, does not require formal admission to the University. For some programs, however, students may be required to meet certain requirements prior to being eligible to register. Only registration in self-support Special Session classes provides “continuing student” status to admitted, matriculated students.


Cal State East Bay Educational Foundation

Cal State East Bay recognizes that the margin of excellence in institutions of higher education depends increasingly on private support from alumni, corporations, foundations and individual donors. To further the university’s mission of service to our students and the region, the Cal State East Bay Educational Foundation was formed in 1990 to help forge partnerships with the private sector. The foundation is governed by a board of trustees which includes university leaders and prominent members of the community, many of whom are alumni.