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You just graduated from CSUN: Now what?

happy woman dressed in black cap and gown

Diane Roxas

April 11, 2018

Graduation is fast approaching but there is one question that is on every graduating student’s mind: “What’s next?” There are three paths that college graduates usually take after getting their diplomas: employment, unemployment or continuing education. Shushan Kapaktchian, 22, graduated...

Excitement as graduation dawns on CSUN seniors

red and black banner inside bookstore reading Welcome to Gradfest

Gisselle Pernett

March 26, 2018

Emotion filled the CSUN Campus Store during GradFest on March 14 and 15 as graduating seniors made one of their last stops before graduation. Students lined up to rent their caps and gowns, purchase tassels and take their graduation photographs. GradFest is also a moment of realization for a lot of ...

Head of academic affairs out, search for new provost begins

CSUN campus letter statue surrounded by grass and trees

Kianna Hendricks

March 14, 2018

In the same week Reggie Theus and Brandon Martin were fired, President Harrison announced Dr. Yi Li will no longer be provost.Provost Li, will become the Executive Special Assistant to the President for International Affairs after three years in the position. Li will assume the new position on July 1...

Cultural graduation ceremonies championed by graduates

People gather for the Aztlan graduation ceremony at csun

Dede Ogbueze

May 11, 2017

For cultural groups who have been systematically discriminated against in the United States, college graduation ceremonies can be purposed as an event of solidarity and support, as a young person completes their life as a student and begins their life as a “real” adult. “Graduation is about...

Hotel in process of approval to be built, funding will not come from CSUN

Orange grove pictured

Ryan Mancini

October 4, 2016

The deadline for the request for proposal process of a hotel that is set to be constructed at the location of the Orange Grove Bistro will be Oct. 12.Ken Rosenthal, associate vice president of facilities development and operations, said the plans went through a selection process in which the two top qua...

Graduation seats reserved for angry geese

Goose pictured outside CSUN building

ariana duenas

May 10, 2016

The geese that have been patrolling the doorway of the Live Oak Hall for over a month, may now interrupt the upcoming graduation festivities. Although, CSUN's Physical Plant Management has placed a fence and signs around the area, anyone can be prone to the attacks. The geese have laid eggs in...

15 Free Things To Do Before You Graduate

CSUN graduates celebrate getting their diplomas during the Art, Media and Communications graduation held at the Oviatt Library lawn, Wednesday. Photo credit: Loren Townsley

Hannah Brunelli

March 9, 2016

CSUN offers many unique resources to students that can help with academic performance, career planning, fitness, creativity, or just making fun memories. Here is a list of 15 free things students should take advantage of before graduating. 1. Take a nap in a sleeping pod. The Oasis Wellness Center...

State senator proposes bill to improve 4-year grad rates in California

California Senator Steve Glazer came to speak at CSUN today to introduce a bill to improve CSU four-year graduation rates (Jane Tyska/Photo taken: May 19, 2015/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Nicollette Ashtiani

February 22, 2016

California Sen. Steve Glazer, D., introduced today at CSUN a new bill that aims to increase four-year graduation rates at California State Universities and community colleges by offering a contract to students. The contract would offer incentives to students and encourage them to graduate in four...

Do below average test scores affect college admission?

An illustration depicts a student struggling to focus in a college class.

Eliset Zapien

October 15, 2015

Standardized tests aim to provide accurate snapshots of a student's achievement and new results released from the Department of Education early in September reveal only 44 percent of students scored at grade level or better in English, while 34 percent did so in math. However, for the Los Angeles Unified School District, the...

CSUN to increase graduation rate by 2025

CSUN Students walk along the Sierra Quad on the way from and two their classes. (Juan Parado / The Sundial)


September 16, 2015

Less than half of first-time, full-time freshman students graduated from CSUN in six years in 2014. The full-time freshman CSUN graduation rate for the 2008 - 2014 cohort came in at 46.8 percent, according to the CSU Division of Analytic Studies. A Sundial analysis shows CSUN is ranked 16th out of the...

Families of high school students blocked from attending graduation ceremony at CSUN

Parents and others were locked out of the Matadome Thursday night, unable to attend Northridge Academy’s graduation due to over-attendance.

Daniel Shin

June 5, 2015

Nearly 150 family members were locked out of Northridge Academy High School's graduation ceremony at CSUN's Matadome auditorium on Thursday evening, according to ABC7 Eyewitness News. The families were reportedly turned away from yesterday's ceremony because of an over-distribution of tickets. Som...

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