- Art Galleries
- Business and Economics Special Facilities
- Computing, Communication, and Media Support
- Language Laboratory
- Marine Laboratories
- Museum of Anthropology
- Parking Facilities
- Science Facilities
- University Union
The Hayward Hills campus enjoys two exhibition spaces (the University Art Gallery and the Student Gallery) which make it possible to mount shows of varying size and significance.
The University Art Gallery is 2820 square feet of exhibition space. Located in AE 106, the Gallery 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, 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 admission free.
The 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, across the street from Warren Hall. The Concord campus store is located in the Campus Union.
In addition to your required course materials, your bookstore offers: CSUEB 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 U.S. Post Office and a Bank of America ATM.
All course materials and selected merchandise and services can be ordered online for delivery to your 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.
The College of Business and Economics has an undergraduate Student Service Center in the Valley Business & Technology Center, VBT 129 (510-885-3323), providing academic guidance for Business and Economics majors. 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.
The Division of Information Technology Services, ITS, http://www.csueastbay.edu/its/ strives to support and enrich the university experience for students, faculty and staff-an experience that is increasingly technology enabled and network based. ITS teams develop, operate and maintain the University's shared computing and networking infrastructures, major administrative and academic information systems, baseline instructional and information technologies, and the requisite technical support services. ITS provides support services to the University community via the following three primary groups:
Media and Academic Technology Services (MATS)
The MATS department (http://matsone.csueastbay.edu/) of the Division of Information Technology Services is responsible for the support of academic technologies delivered throughout campus and through internet delivery strategies. Components of this organization are also engaged in the research of new and emerging technologies as they pertain to the instructional mission of the University. MATS is comprised of the following:
Learning Environments Technology Services, located in LI 2800, provides support for technology resources in the University's classrooms and computer labs. Services include designing, installing and maintaining smart classrooms; assuring the operation of presentation and computer equipment in smart classrooms; and presentation rooms; and providing technology delivery services.
Instructional Technology Service Center, ITSC, http://www20.csueastbay.edu/af/departments/as/atso/ located in the Lower Mall across from the Library in room LI 2800, provides support for faculty presentation needs and facilitates their use of all forms of instructional technology in the classroom, web-based and online instructional delivery. Some of the services provided by the ITSC are multimedia production, consultation with individual faculty on computer applications and presentation equipment, coordination of campus-wide technology funding initiatives, software distribution programs, online education including the campus learning management system (Blackboard), internet delivered instruction, streaming media technologies, and instructionally related digital video and television editing and production.
Adaptive Technology Service Center is engaged in researching and disseminating AT instructional techniques and technologies as they relate to pedagogical and instructional content creation, delivery and learning activities and the support of student adaptive technology. This center provides two distinct assistive technology support teams, one dedicated to the support of faculty working to make their materials accessible and one, in close cooperation with the Accessibility Services, in the support of students needing accommodations who have been referred to them by Accessibility Services.
User Support Services (USS)
The USS department of the Division of Information Technology Services provides desktop support and consulting to the academic and administrative faculty and staff. Services include configuring and troubleshooting computers; distributing and installing licensed software applications; consulting with faculty and staff members to assist with the operation of their computers; and providing services to secure the University's computers and to protect computers from security threats.
In addition, USS provides training for staff and administrators in selected university-specific enterprise computer applications. See the training website for more information at http://www.csueastbay.edu/its/training/.
USS also manages a central Service Desk, which is available to all members of the campus community who have questions regarding computing software, hardware and network communications. The Service Desk can be reached by calling 885-H-E-L-P (4357), e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or online at http://servicedesk.csueastbay.edu.
Currently, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures does not have a language laboratory; however, the University Library has audio and video tape collections of instructional programs in the languages currently taught, including American Sign Language. This temporary facility is located at Media, Resources and Reserves in the library.
The University Library plays an important role on campus, constantly transforming its services to support the teaching and learning needs of students and faculty in an ever-changing digital environment. The University Library continues to house locally owned printed materials and provide access to extensive electronic information resources online. The library instruction program guides and helps students locate and use the right information at the right time. The University Library also provides facilities where students use the latest technology tools in the Learning Commons, collaborate with their peers in group study rooms, or study in quiet areas.
The University Library offers extensive collections, both in print and online, to support academic programs and faculty research. The library holds over 900,000 printed items, including books, journals, scores, maps, and U.S. federal and California state government publications. The library currently maintains approximately 1,000 print subscriptions to journals, some of which offer free on-line access to electronic versions. In addition, it has over 850,000 microform items, and over 30,000 media resources. In terms of online access to information resources, the library subscribes to many electronic databases and provides access to approximately 16,000 journals and over 30,000 electronic books. The University Library supports and maintains both special collections and archives. Special Collections houses rare and antiquarian books; fine examples of book art; and manuscript collections, such as the Jensen Family papers, which provide rich primary sources on the history of the Hayward area. The University Archives contain the official records of the history of the university, as well as materials pertinent to the history of Southern Alameda County. The library online catalog, HAYSTAC, lists the entire collection and can be searched by author, title, subject, call number, and keywords. Visit the library website at http://library.csueastbay.edu and discover the information resources both within the library and beyond the walls of the University Library.
The library offers LIBY 1210 (Introduction to Information Literacy), a course which satisfies the General Education Information Literacy requirement. The library also offers LIBY 1551 (Information Skills for the Electronic Age) and LIBY 3200 (Discipline Based Information Research). (See the Library chapter in the undergraduate section of this catalog for course descriptions and further information.) In addition to credit courses, the library offers course-specific instructions and workshops at faculty request to complement specific projects and papers assigned in class.
The library offers reference assistance in person at the Reference Desk, over the telephone, and through electronic chat reference and e-mail. Librarians are also available by appointment and during scheduled office hours for individual consultation regarding library research. For a list of the librarians/staff and their subject areas, see the University Libraries page.
Circulation and Borrowing Services
Most library printed materials are available for check-out for various loan periods. For details about our circulation policies, ask at the Circulation Desk or check the Library's home page. The library participates in LINK+, a resource sharing service that enables faculty, staff, and students to place their own requests to borrow books that are not available at Cal State East Bay. Books are borrowed from other public and private libraries throughout the state and wider region. Interlibrary Loan staff help you borrow materials not readily available at the University Library or through LINK+. The library's interlibrary loan service provides books and journal articles unavailable here. Request forms are available on the library's web page and the service is available for a nominal fee.
Media Resources and Reserves
From the Upper Mall Service desk, the library provides access to media resources such as DVDs, compact disks, videos, and other formats. Viewing and listening equipment is available. Reserve materials that faculty members have set aside for class use are available at this desk, or through Blackboard if materials are available in digital format.
The Library as Place
The library is your intellectual center to study, engage in research, and share knowledge and insight with others. Various spaces within the library are designed to facilitate group and individual work. The library offers the following: (1) The Learning Commons, a state-of-the-art facility offering the largest group of computers on campus, coupled with access to the collections, services, and support offered by the library; (2) Adaptive Technologies which include several workstations on wheelchair accessible tables, and special speech and text magnification software; (3) Photocopy Services, self-service machines available throughout the library (machines accept currency, coins, and copy cards); (4) Networked Printing Services, computers in the Learning Commons and wireless laptops allow you to print from MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), the Internet, and library databases; workstations near the Reference Desk permit printing from library databases; (5) Group Study Rooms on the Upper Mall facilitate work in small groups and the intellectual exchange of ideas through discussion; (6) Student Center for Academic Achievement (SCAA) on the Upper Mall offers tutoring primarily in English and Mathematics.
Concord Campus Library
The branch campus library in Concord is a full-service library, providing reference and instructional assistance, electronic services, and circulation services. The Concord Library provides access to all the resources at the main library through onsite and networked resources. Print materials from the main library can be paged for pickup in Concord.
Instruction in marine biology, geology, oceanography, and other marine sciences is offered at the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (www.mlml.calstate.edu) in conjunction with a consortium of five other California State University campuses. 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. See the Marine Sciences chapters in this catalog for further details and for courses offered at Moss Landing, as well as information on the M.S. program in Marine Science.
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. Professor Smith recognized the advantage of demonstrating tangibly, in art and artifact, both human diversity and the range of human achievement throughout the world. Efforts are made to represent both traditional cultural forms and their contemporary expressions and influences. In the forefront of the Museum's repertory are exhibits designed 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, Monday through Friday, and by appointment; admission 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 collection manager for a current list of artifacts held. The staff and director's office is located on the first floor (1017) 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 parking facilities are available to students displaying valid parking permits. Quarterly permits may be purchased by mail during the registration process, on-campus at the Cashier's Office, 1st Floor, Student Services and Administration Building, in the Pioneer Bookstore, and in the Concord Campus Academic Services lobby, as well as online via the Bookstore. Several parking lots contain parking permit dispensers from which a "Day Permit" or "Hourly Permit" may be purchased. In addition, there are a several metered spaces available on the Hayward campus. See campus maps for locations of parking facilities.
The College of Science is housed in a 201,000-square-foot science building which includes many specialized teaching laboratories, general purpose personal computers, and specialized computing facilities.
The Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Engineering, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science, Nursing and Health Sciences, Physics, and Psychology each maintain a number of well-equipped laboratories for undergraduate instruction. Laboratory classes are limited to 24, 20, 16, or 12 students, depending on the discipline.
In addition to the normal complement of laboratory equipment, students in the College of Science have access to three modern teaching and research core facilities:
BioCore: Support for cellular and molecular biology teaching and research
Existing: DNA sequencer, real time PCR machine, flow cytometer, fluorescent microscope, HPLC, trace DNA lab, cell culture facility;
Future: confocal microscope, microarray reader, FACS for cell type analysis, robotics
- Supported Activities: Cell culture and cell sorting, DNA sequencing and typing, gene expression studies, forensic science and ancient DNA work
Existing: 500MHz multi-nuclear FT-NMR spectrometer, gas chromatographic/mass spectrometer, atomic absorption spectrophotometer, UV, infrared and visible diode array spectrophotometer, FT-IR spectrophotometer, high performance liquid chromatography, ion chromatography;
Future: microwave synthesizer, fluorescence spectrophotometer, liquid chromatography/mass spectrophotometer
- Supported Activities: qualitative and quantitative analyses of inorganic and organic molecules including nucleic acids and proteins, structural analyses of organic molecules, analyses of environmental samples including pesticides and heavy metals
CompCore: Support for high capacity computing and visualization
- Equipment: 40-core cluster system; large 9-panel display wall; cluster-driven immersive projected display; workstations with modern graphics cards
- Supported Activities: Faculty and student projects include mathematics visualization, immersive display for panoramic photographs, statistics simulations, surround audio research, graphics rendering algorithms for GPUs
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry maintains laboratory equipment and instruments typical of comparable institutions. The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer is a 500 MHz instrument that allows structure elucidation of small molecules and biological compounds. Other instruments include UV, FTIR visible (diode array) and atomic absorption (AA: flame, graphite furnace and cold vapor) spectrophotometers; high performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC) and ion chromatograph (IC); and capillary gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer (GC/MS). Other specialized equipment includes a research-grade dry box, growth chamber, anaerobic chamber, environmental field sampling equipment, thermocyclers and ultracentrifuge. The AA, HPLC, IC and GC/MS are all available online so that students can spend extensive one-on-one time with the instruments. A molecular modeling facility equipped with 24 computers is also available for instruction and research.
The Department of Engineering maintains four laboratories:
- Computer Integrated Manufacturing/Quality Testing:
Serves as a teaching lab; designed and developed to support various engineering courses with equipment ranging from table-top machine tools, robots, coordinate measuring machine and computer workstations to control this equipment.
- Computer Laboratory:
Houses 36 computer workstations equipped with the latest versions of IE and manufacturing software; open to engineering students to work on projects and homework.
- Human Performance Laboratory:
The newest laboratory in Engineering; equipped with various types of work measurement hardware and software, a treadmill and a work simulator machine. It also houses two Segway vehicles to study ergonomic design concepts. This laboratory is equipped withmulti-media presentation equipment.
- Material Testing Laboratory:
Houses an MTS machine, a torsion tester, an engineering microscope, and other measurement equipment. The lab houses a plastics processing equipment that is capable of demonstrating various plastics processes such as injection molding, blow molding and extrusion.
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is equipped with modern research and field instruments including a laser liquid-water isotope analyzer, vibrating tube densimeters, laser diffraction particle-size analyzer, cathodoluminescence microscope; X-ray diffractometer; petrographic and ore microscopes; ground penetrating radar; 24-channel seismographic system, and a proton magnetometer.
Field equipment includes a portable kitchen and other field supplies and a small power boat with sampling equipment for shallow water studies. Laboratories are equipped for sediment analysis, thin-section preparation, and photomicrography. The department also has large collections of minerals, rocks, fossils, and maps.
Computer science and math students at Cal State East Bay have access to some of the most modern and powerful computer equipment available. The campus provides a network backbone, including connection to the Internet and hundreds of personal computers. The department also has equipment of its own, including a network of Unix workstations and classrooms equipped for computerized demonstrations. Several computer labs on campus offer remote access and assistance with problems. CompCore is an advanced computing facility the department shares with the College of Science. Student and faculty projects can use its 40-core cluster system, large 9-panel display wall, immersive projected display system, and several workstations with modern graphics cards.
In the Nursing Skills Lab, nursing students practice in a simulated health care setting under the guidance of the Skills Lab Coordinator. This prepares them to move into local hospitals and community health agencies for their clinical patient/client experience.
Students in physics have access to world-class experimental facilities for undergraduate research and research training. One research laboratory is dedicated to thin film material science; i.e. organic polymer photovoltaics and metamaterials. Facilities include a thermal evaporator for preparation and characterization tools for electronic transport and THz spectroscopy. Another research laboratory, funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, is dedicated to tests of fundamental physical laws using atomic spectroscopy with state-of-the-art laser systems, magnetic shields, magnetic and electric field controls, and data acquisition systems. Research training facilities include an atom trapping and cooling laboratory, an electron-spin and nuclear magnetic resonance system, solar spectroscopy setup, and high-resolution grating spectrometers.
The Department of Psychology maintains laboratories and equipment for conducting student research in development, personality, social psychology, industrial psychology, physiological psychology, perception, conditioning, and cognition. The Psychology department also maintains a computer lab for use by students and faculty.
A computer lab, funded originally by the National Science Foundation, is equipped primarily for instruction of Statistics majors and minors, but is available for use by students in other areas as well. The laboratory has 20 personal computers networked to servers with professional statistical software and data sets. Both hardware and software are state-of-the-art. Applied and theoretical statistics classes use the lab for demonstrations of statistical computing and for class projects in which students learn practical data analytic skills that aid them in the transition from school to work.
Some rooms in the science building have also been set aside to function as computer centers. The Science Computer Lab is a 36 station lab with all the software needed by science students to do their homework. The flex classroom, Science South 149, is wired for students to bring laptops to use in the classroom.
As a program of the Associated Students, Inc., the University Union is the community center for Cal State East Bay providing services, facilities, and programs to meet the various social, recreational, and cultural needs of the students, faculty, staff, and community.
The University Union has a great deal to offer. Housed within the Union buildings are the Associated Students Administrative Offices, Student Government Offices, information and reservation center, Student Life and Leadership Programs office, The Diversity Center, an ATM machine, food services, recreational facilities, game rooms, and lounge areas. 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.
Meeting and multipurpose rooms 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.
As the “living room” of the campus, the University Union provides the Cal State East Bay campus with a community center for students, faulty, staff and campus guests.
We look forward to serving you in the University Union!
All groups may request to make reservations online at http://www.asicsueb.com or by completing a reservation request form that may be obtained at the reservations desk in the Union.
All evening events occurring outside normal operating hours must be approved in advance by ASI. 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 must conclude at the scheduled close of the building.
All groups receive the following complimentary services at no charge:
- Room rental standard set-up
- One head table and one registration table
- Tables for food (no table skirt)
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 may make tentative reservations directly, with confirmation pending approval obtained through the Student Life and Leadership Programs Office. Academic/administrative/service departments can make reservations directly. The Union facilities shall not be used for regular academic classes. Deviation from this policy requires approval from the Executive Director of Associated Students, Inc.
Groups not directly affiliated with the university should make reservations directly with the University Union Reservations Office and will be required to pay all charges and fees associated with their planned event prior to the event.
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) 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.
Audio-visual equipment is available upon request at the time of reservation. LCD projectors, screens, P.A. systems, and laptops are available.
The policy of notifying the University Union Reservations office of cancellations enables the Union to meet the growing demand for space. 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. Appeals can be directed to the Executive Director of Associated Students, Inc.
Recognized Student Organizations, Associated Students, and university departments may place banners announcing events on one of four (4) designated banner spaces on the South balcony. Banner space is available for a maximum of one week on a first-come, first-served basis and must be reserved through the University Union Reservations Desk at 885-7245.
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.
Recreation and Wellness Center
Co-managed by Associated Students’ Recreation department (ASI Rec) and Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) Health Promotion department, the Recreation and Wellness Center (RAW) provides facilities, programs and services to support the CSUEB campus community in their pursuit and maintenance of a healthy and balanced lifestyle. RAW facilities include a two-court gymnasium, two-story fitness center, wellness resource center and lounge, relaxation room, locker rooms, equipment rental, a track and two group fitness studios. Designed to the L.E.A.D. (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification standards, RAW’s facility design was recognized with a Facility of Merit Award from Athletic Business in 2011.
RAW membership is open to all students, faculty, staff and alumni. Students that pay the UU Rec Fee as part of their tuition fees are eligible for a complimentary membership. Membership includes access to all the RAW facilities as well as a series of programs and services which include nutrition and fitness consultations (students only), fitness equipment orientations, day use lockers, bath and fitness towel service, and specialized sports and fitness equipment. Additional low-cost programs available include fitness classes and workshops, intramurals sports leagues and tournaments, equipment rental as well as massages.
RAW is managed and operated by CSUEB students. SHCS offers internships through the Peer Advocates for Wellness (PAW) program. ASI Rec employs over 100 students in various RAW facility and program operations.
For more information about the Recreation and Wellness Center including the programs and services offered by ASI Rec and SHCS, visit the RAW website at www.csueastbay.edu/raw. Information on ASI Rec can also be found at www.asicsueb.com.