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Free Bluebooks and Scantrons, President Barbie, Commencement 2024 and the search for Cal State Fullerton’s next president: Here’s what Titans need to know for the spring semester, beginning Jan. 20.

Welcome Back, Students

The Office of Student Life and Leadership and Associated Students Inc. will host Discoverfest Jan. 30-31 on the intramural field. CSUF’s largest involvement fair with over 350 student organizations encourages students to learn and immerse themselves in engagement opportunities on campus.

The Division of Academic Affairs has teamed up with Titan Shops to provide students with Bluebooks and Scantrons free of charge. Academic Affairs will work with faculty and college departments to provide testing materials to all students.

On Feb. 15, actress, writer, producer and comedian Issa Rae will visit campus as part of the Division of Student Affairs and ASI’s “Beyond the Conversation” speaker series. The actress recently played President Barbie in the “Barbie” movie, voiced Spider-Woman in “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” and produced the American comedy drama television series “Insecure.”

All main stage theatre and dance shows, music performances and visual arts exhibitions will continue to be complimentary for CSUF students this semester, thanks to a partnership between the College of the Arts and the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Titan Athletics invites fans to cheer on their favorite teams, beginning with Titan Baseball’s home opener against Fresno State on Feb. 23. The Titan Softball team will host its first home conference series against UC Riverside on March 29 and the women’s water polo team will host its first Big West game of the season on April 5 against UC San Diego.

Save the dates: Cal State Fullerton Commencement 2024 ceremonies will take place May 20-23.

Moving CSUF Forward

The California State University Board of Trustees will visit campus Feb. 6 to invite feedback from the Titan community as it begins its search for the next permanent president of Cal State Fullerton. The open forum will take place from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in Meng Concert Hall. 

On Feb. 7, the university will unveil its next five-year strategic plan, which will provide a guiding framework for Cal State Fullerton’s future. Learn about Fullerton Forward 2024-29 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Meng Concert Hall. 

CSUF will recognize exemplary alumni and community supporters for their commitment to the university during its Feb. 24 Vision and Visionaries awards ceremony.

Janice Myck-Wayne, professor of special education, will present her Outstanding Professor Lecture titled, “From Segregation to Inclusion, the Progression of Equity in Disability Education.” The event takes place Feb. 29 from 2-4 p.m. in room 130 of Pollak Library. 

#TitansGive, CSUF’s 24-hour day of giving to support scholarships, programs, teams and other causes, takes place March 6.

Campus Updates

Cal State Fullerton offers a wide range of services and resources to reduce financial barriers for students. In addition to an increase in financial aid, the university plans to launch a new Scholarship Center this semester, which will serve as a central resource to help students identify and apply to scholarship opportunities. 

Last semester, ASI’s Food Pantry relocated to room 129 in the Titan Student Union. The pantry distributes nonperishable food, canned goods and fresh produce to support students facing food insecurity.

Significant renovations are underway at the College of the Arts visual arts complex. The decades-old complex, originally built in 1969, is being redesigned and reimagined with new classrooms, offices, creative and gallery spaces, computer labs, and illustration and animation studios. The modernization project is expected to be completed in the fall.

Parking and Transportation Services is now located at the Auxiliary Services Corp. building, suite 106. The new location can be found on the campus parking map.

Two new deans took the helm: Professor of History Jessica Stern was appointed interim dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and former United Nations librarian Eric Hanson joined CSUF as dean of the Pollak Library.