Student Ambassador Spotlight: Jessie

Meet Your Tour Guides: Jessie

I am a Senior majoring in Criminal Justice in order to live an exciting and rewarding life, as well as to help others in need. The EOP Summer Bridge program familiarized me with campus, classes, and the resources that are available here to me. The reason I chose CSUEB was the amount of sheer diversity and homeyness. I was immediately attracted to the campus and its size, and while visiting I was welcomed with a warm atmosphere as well as people who enjoyed being here. A quote I like is, "Sometimes ... only when its dark enough ... can you see the light" by Martin Luther King, Jr. My most played song in my iPod is "Love" by Musiq Soulchild.

Meet Your Tour Guides!


CSU East Bay - Diverse We StayVisit Campus

Come see for yourself what makes Cal State East Bay so popular! Prospective students, families and friends are encouraged to visit campus to get to know everything the University has to offer. Daily and group tours of both campuses are available. See the campus tours section below for more information about reserving an individual/family or larger group tour.

Call (510) 885-2556 to make an appointment for pre-admission advising. You can also e-mail questions to

Campus Tours

Daily Tours at the Hayward Campus Welcome Center

Join other prospective students on our individual campus tour! Walking tours of the campus depart from the Welcome Center Monday - Friday at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Individual tours are for groups of individuals and/or families interested in attending the university. Individual tours are led by a Student Ambassador, and visit academic facilities, campus landmarks, and residence halls. Tours typically take 45 - 60 minutes. Please wear comfortable shoes. Reservations are requested; however, walk-ins are welcome. Make a reservation today!

(Please note that the online reservation form is not for large groups from schools or other organizations. Group tours are scheduled several times per week at 10:00 am. Please plan ahead, as group tours book up 2-3 months in advance. Reservations are made by calling 510-885-2556 or by sending an e-mail to

Housing Tours

Tours last about 30 minutes and include a visit to a suite apartment. Housing tours take place Tuesday through Thursday only, starting at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the Pioneer Heights main office located in Lassen Hall. Please check in at the front desk upon arrival to complete a short registration form.

Please note that housing tours and campus tours are independent of each other. Housing tours are scheduled to accommodate students and guests taking either the 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. individual campus tour. We are unable to accommodate group housing tours at this time.

Housing Tour Schedule

Spring 2014 Quarter: Begins Tuesday, April 1, 2014 and ends on Thursday, June 5, 2014*

*Tours are subject to cancellation as this is currently on occupied space availability.

Saturday Tours

Saturday tour programs at the Hayward Campus are available on select Saturdays. Spend a Saturday morning from 9:00 - 11:30am enjoying a specially designed program. Includes a tour of campus, including housing, and an opportunity to talk with current East Bay students about their experiences. The next Saturday tour is scheduled for May 3, 2014. Register now!

Campus tours will also be available during Welcome Day for CSUEB Admitted Students on April 26, 2014. Please call (510) 885-2556 with any questions.

Self-Guided Tours

If are not able to attend one of our scheduled tours of the Hayward Campus, please come to campus anytime to take a self-guided tour. Print a tour guide with map to make the most of your self-guided tour, or pick up a copy in front of the Welcome Center. Tour guest parking passes are only available from the Welcome Center Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Guests must purchase a parking permit for all other weekday time periods and holidays when the University is closed. Parking is free on weekends.

Daily Tours at Concord Campus

Walking tours of the campus depart from the Transfer Center located in the Academic Services Building every fourth Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m. Tours are led by a student ambassador, and visit academic facilities and campus landmarks. Tours typically take 45-60 minutes. Please wear comfortable shoes. Reservations are requested; however, walk-ins are welcome.

To reserve your tour, make a reservation by e-mail to:

Group Tours

Student groups are welcome to visit and tour our campuses. Advance reservations are required so that we may accommodate your tour group.

Hayward Campus Group Tours

If you are a high school, community college or early outreach counselor interested in scheduling a group tour, you may contact (510) 885-2556 or send an e-mail to to learn more about the tour program and to make a reservation. Group tours are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, and reservations are required. Please provide several date options in your request, as group tour dates often book up 2-3 months in advance.

Meet Your Tour Guides

Learn about our student tour guides who will welcome you to campus.

Pre-Admission Counseling at the Hayward Campus Welcome Center

Pre-admission counseling is available to all prospective students at the Welcome Center on the Hayward Campus. During your appointment, an enrollment counselor will review your transcript and discuss your admissibility to the University. To park near the Welcome Center, see the parking information shown below.

Call (510) 885-2556 to make an appointment or to learn about walk-in hours. You can also e-mail questions to Please bring copies of any applicable transcripts you may have to your advising appointment.

Meet the pre-admission counseling staff!

Pre-Admission Counseling at the Concord Campus Academic Service Center

Pre-admission counseling is available by appointment to all prospective students. During your appointment, an enrollment counselor will review your transcript and discuss your admissibility to the University. Prospective Concord Campus students are requested to attend an information session before their advising session. Free parking is available for 30 minutes in spaces near the Academic Services Building.

Please bring the following items to your appointment:
  • Copies of any applicable transcripts you may have
  • Cal State East Bay General Education (GE) transfer evaluation, if applicable
  • All documents related to admissions or graduations, including a list of any courses you are currently taking

Admission Events for Prospective Students and Families

Cal State East Bay presents many informational events designed for prospective students and their families throughout the year. See the Admission Events page.

Transportation and Parking

Parking Near the Welcome Center

To park near the Welcome Center it is recommended that you make an online appointment for a guided tour for individuals. Schedule a group tour by calling 510-885-2556 or send an e-mail to After a tour reservation has been confirmed, an e-mail notice will be sent including a map with directions to the University, parking information, and bus driver guidelines if applicable. Cal State East Bay is also accessible by public transportation, with area buses serving the Hayward and Castro Valley BART stations. The CSUEB courtesy shuttle is only for current CSU East Bay students who have an ID card. All guests must use AC Transit to come to campus from BART. Please note that parking is strictly enforced on the Hayward Campus. All Welcome Center visitors must pick up a parking pass inside the Welcome Center to display on their car.

Local Attractions, Hotel Accommodations, and Visitor Information

Learn more about our beautiful Bay Area location at our Visitor Information site.

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