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Colleges / California State University, East Bay

CSU East Bay Student Life

CSU East Bay is on a 343-acre campus in a suburban setting in Hayward, California, not far from San Francisco Bay Area. There are many activities and organizations for CSU East Bay students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

CSU East Bay also has fraternities and sororities.

CSU East Bay has a thriving Tau Sigma Hour Society. In fact, more students participate in Tau Sigma Hour Society than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at CSU East Bay include East Bay Student Nursing Association, Golden Key Honor Society, Black Student Union and Sigma Sigma Sigma Society.

The CSU East Bay community comes together each year for Al Fresco Fall Welcome Festival, Homecoming Week and Spring Mayhem Concert/Festival.

CSU East Bay Housing

CSU East Bay offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are given priority for on-campus housing. and 14% of students lived off-campus or commuted to CSU East Bay. There are 1,650 spots available in on-campus housing for all 12,998 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,632 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 5% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

CSU East Bay offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Is CSU East Bay Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

California State University, East Bay is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The CSU East Bay campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

CSU East Bay offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to CSU East Bay

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to CSU East Bay, take Interstate 880 to Hayward, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Oakland International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in California you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore CSU East Bay's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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CSU East Bay Campus Services

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