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News for Residents

CSULB University Housing Response to Meningitis

A CSULB student was recently diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. The student did not live in University Housing, and all known individuals in close contact with the student have already been contacted by the Long Beach Department of Public Health. The risk of getting infection from casual contact is very low. However, we wanted to alert you to the signs and symptoms of meningitis. For more information contact the CSULB, Student Health Services at (562) 985-4771.

Meningitis Fact Sheet (PDF PDF icon, 80 KB)

CSULB University Housing Response to Bed Bugs

Bed bugs have become an increasing problem nationwide. The increase is believed to be due to the discontinued use of the toxic chemicals which are needed to control them. Current measures are effective, but must be followed with care. When a room is infected, the whole room must be treated. In addition, adjacent rooms must be inspected, and possibly treated. Clutter in a room provides more places for these insects to hide. Although bed bugs do not carry disease, they are still unwelcome visitors that are difficult to eradicate. Multiple inspections and treatments may be necessary for complete extermination. A coordinated effort within the university community is most effective in dealing with this issue.

 

Please read or print the documents below for further information.

Residential Life Portal Website(RLP)

Residential Life Portal Website (RLP) provides information and helpful links for students living in University Housing. If you need to fill out a maintenance form or a computer troubleshooting request, you can do it there. The RLP site also has information for the Channel 3 movies, cable tv channel list, a calendar of events and details about our helpful Academic Staff. While you are there make sure to "Like" us on Facebook. 

Flu Update

Alert: Public Health experts anticipate a very active flu season. Symptoms are fever with cough and/or sore throat. Other flu-like symptoms include body aches, headache, runny or stuffy nose, chills and fatigue. Prevention is the best way to avoid getting sick.

You are asked to please observe the following guidelines:

  1. The CDC recommends the flu vaccine as the most important step for flu prevention. Please visit the SHS website for details about low cost vaccinations.
  2. Wash your hands frequently and carefully with warm water and soap.
  3. Use alcohol-based hand cleanser. Stations are located at the entrance of each dining hall and at building/area offices.
  4. Clean your room, including your door knob, with a multi-purpose cleanser.
  5. If you have flu-like symptoms:
    a) You are encouraged to visit Student Health Services (SHS) if you are pregnant, have chronic medical problems or if your symptoms become serious.
    b) Tell your RA. They can assist you with arranging for meals. Take out meals are available from the dining halls. Your RA can also assist you with other campus resources.
    c) Tell your roommate so that they can take precautions such as wearing a mask in the room.
    d) If your permanent residence is nearby, it is best to return home until your fever is gone. Students who are ill should not use public transportation.
    e) If self-isolating in your on-campus residence, wear a mask in shared spaces, such as bathrooms, or when interacting with others. Masks are available at each building/area office.
    f) If you have flu-like symptoms, you should stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone.

A brochure with important prevention and self care recommendations can be downloaded here. (PDF Doc PDF icon, 137 KB).

Please contact Student Health Services at 562/985-4771 for more information or for an appointment if you are sick.

405, 605, 22 Freeway Construction Information

All academic year there will be major construction taking place on the 405, 22, and 605 freeways that neighbor campus. For information on detours and road closures, the following two sites provide helpful information.
http://www.facebook.com/WCCProjectInfo

http://www.octa.net/wc_overview.aspx

Housing Payment Update

There is no longer a Housing Office Cashier available to take payments. If you have a payment to make, come by the Housing Office to pick up a payment slip. You can make your payment at the Brotman Hall Cashier Department located on the first floor of Brotman Hall. Thank you for your understanding.

Faculty in Residence & Academic Advisors

At Beachside, Hillside and Parkside several members of the CSULB faculty live within the complexs and serve as liaisons between faculty and students. Through the Faculty in Residence Program, you’ll find hours of tutoring opportunities, academic advisement and educational programming.

Academic Advisors are available in each college to meet with residents. Having them in house is a great benefit for residents. They are here to help you receive guidance in reaching your educational and career goals. For more information go to the Academic Staff webpage.