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Student Ambassador Spotlight: Vivian

Meet Your Tour Guides: Dominque

East Bay has been very good to me during the three years that I have been here. My major is Sociology because I wish to gain a perspective on how the social world functions. I'm from Portland, Oregon so my transition into college was coming from out of state. The biggest difference between my hometown and the Bay Area would have to be the surroundings. Portland is such a small town and living there my whole life, I had already seen and done everything it had to offer. The Bay Area offers much more to explore with cities such as San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland -- there is always something new to do. The west coast was the home to Tupac Shakur and he is responsible for my favorite quote, "For every dark night, there’s a brighter day." Maroon 5- "She Will Be Loved"- is the most played song on my iTunes.

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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 for undergraduate students. You can also e-mail questions to Prospective graduate students should contact the specific Graduate Program with questions.

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. The Welcome Center will be closed on November 6th and November 13th while we move into our fabulous new buildingMAKE A RESERVATION TODAY!

Group Tours at the Hayward Campus Welcome Center

Are you a leader of a school or outreach group interested in visiting campus? Then please submit an online group tour request form. Note: October is fully booked for Group Tours. Group tours are given Monday through Friday at 10:00am for groups of no more than 60 students. Please note that filling out this request form does not guarantee your tour date. You will be contacted within 1-2 weeks by email to confirm all tour details. Tours can book up early so at least a month in advance is recommended. If your group is larger than 60 students, please fill out the application, include flexible dates, and we will do our best to ensure we can assist your group. We offer Admissions Presentations for High School and College Transfer groups only upon request as our schedule allows. We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Housing Tours

Make the most of your college experience by living on the Hayward Campus at Pioneer Heights. Please contact Housing at (510) 885-7444 to arrange a tour.

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. Join in for a tour of our beautiful campus, including on-campus housing, and an opportunity to talk with current East Bay students about what it means to be a Pioneer! Saturday tours meet at 9:00am at Pioneer Heights Lassen Hall. The Welcome Center is excited to be moving locations in the Fall and therefore is currently not offering regular Saturday Tours. We think you'll enjoy our Preview Day on Saturday October 17th which offers tours of campus, a peek at housing, as well as offering a University Showcase. It's a great day to visit campus! Sign up today!

Please call (510) 885-2556 or send an e-mail to 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:

Meet Your Tour Guides

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

Pre-Admission Counseling for Undergraduates at the Hayward Campus Welcome Center

Pre-admission counseling is available to all undergraduate 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. If you wish to receive more information about earning a Master's degree then please contact the specific Graduate Program you are interested in learning about.

Call (510) 885-2556 to make an appointment with a counselor. 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.

Coming to a Town Near You!

Come meet with Cal State East Bay representatives at a college fair who will be available throughout the state this fall. Review the Fall 2015 Schedule to see when CSUEB recruiters will be at a college fair near you!

Transportation and Parking

Parking Near the Welcome Center

For Tours and Pre-Admission Appointments, the Welcome Center has designated parking spots out front of our building. The spots require a special permit that you can pick up for free when you check in for your tour or appointment at the Welcome Center. If the Welcome Center spots are full, please use Lot A or street parking. 

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 following the instructions above in the Group Tours section. 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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