Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), located in Brotman Hall, Room 226, offers counseling for students who are struggling with issues such as family and social relationships, romantic relationships, life transitions, sexuality, grief, stress, sexual assault, anxiety, loss of motivation, or depression. CAPS mental health professionals and advanced doctoral psychology interns under the supervision of licensed psychologists provide CSULB students with short-term counseling for individuals and couples, group counseling, career development counseling, referral services, psycho educational workshops, and crisis intervention. In addition to individual appointments, CAPS psychologists offer several support and affinity groups including Latinas Unidas, New Attitudes about Food, LGBTIQ Support Group, and International Students Coffee Hour. Crisis intervention is available during office hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.). In addition, students have 24-hour access to a counselor by phone. All of these services are FREE to students currently enrolled at CSULB. Students are encouraged to make an appointment. For more information, visit the Counseling and Psychological Services website.
Sending your son or daughter off to college may not have been an easy thing to do. Your student is experiencing a level of independence that is completely new. One area in which CSULB has chosen to assist students is Financial Literacy Education.
Helping your student prepare for the financial challenges of college life is important - not just for helping them avoid distracting financial problems, but to help them develop sound financial habits that can reduce overall college debt and help to lay a solid foundation for life after college.
One way we educate students is through Financial Literacy 101, a 90 minute web-based financial education program being used by colleges and universities around the country. Developed by an independent organization with no ties to the lending industry, the program uses an innovative curriculum designed for the specific challenges of today’s college student. Financial Literacy 101 will empower your student to make well-informed decisions about money, from avoiding credit card debt to finding the best deals on banking.
While we are committed to making a difference with our students, we also understand that parents can play an important role in helping their children avoid common financial problems. We urge you to talk with your students about financial topics, especially the appropriate use of credit cards. Up to 1 in 3 college students graduate with $10,000 or more in credit card debt in addition to student loans – a situation we would all like students to avoid.
To help you discuss financial literacy with your student, we are making the program available for parents to review. You can view the program on the Financial Literacy 101 website and use the access code, CSULB Parents, under the New Students tab.
With the upcoming holiday break, your student may be returning home for the first time since he or she headed off to college. For both parents and students, this homecoming may lead to a new relationship shift that comes with the independence and new responsibilities that your college student has experienced for the last three months. Here are a few suggestions from College Parents of America to help ease the transition for everyone:
For the entire article, visit the College Parents of America website.
**December 1-12 Winter Break Licensing Available for dorms-Early bird rate
**December 9 – Last day of instruction
-Deadline to drop with college dean’s signature
** December 10 – Study Day – No classes, Campus Open
**December 11-17 – Final examinations
**December 17 – Last meal served (lunch) in residence halls
- Residence hall students not licensed to stay for Winter Break must vacate by 7:00 p.m.
**December 23 – Last day of semester
- Deadline to file request for Fall 2014 Medical Withdrawal
- Deadline to file Request for Educational Leave for with $10 missed deadline fee
**December 25-31 – Winter Break campus closed
In 49er sports, the Women’s Basketball team hosts six games at the Walter Pyramid on December 7th, 13th,16th, 19th, 20th and 28th. The Men’s Basketball team will be hosting one game at the Walter Pyramid on December 3rd. For more information, visit the Long Beach State 49er website.
The CSULB choral, vocal and opera students host their annual Winter Festival Concert on December 6 and 7. The concert is held at the First Congregational Church of Long Beach with shows at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Saturday and again at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, contact the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at (562) 985-4781 or visit the Choral, Vocal and Opera Studies website.
Newsletter by Zion Smith