Spring is a time of growth and change, and this spring semester, California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) will experience plenty of it as 30 programs and departments move to new locations on campus between April 12 and 28.
Student Success Hub
The largest group relocating includes 12 of CSUDH’s student support services. They will move to the third floor of the University Library North building to create the new Student Success Hub, a space designed to unite student-centered programs.
“We’re creating a one-stop location, so students won’t have to travel to different parts of campus to explore the services available to them or meet with staff to discuss their options,” said Roshni Thomas, director of Facilities Planning, Design and Construction. “The Student Success Hub is also designed to have spaces that students can use for their own work and to use for collaboration and discussion among students.”
Both floors of the University Library North building are being reconfigured in an open concept design that promotes increased visibility of the various support services offered to students and collaboration between programs, while also giving each program its own space and identity.
Student Success Hub services on the third floor include:
- Career Center
- Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
- Educational Partnerships
- Encounter to Excellence (ETE)
- Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP)
- Male Success Alliance
- Supplemental Instruction – English
- Toro Guardian Scholars (TGS)
- Upward Bound Math-Science
- Women’s Resource Center
Other spaces on the third floor will house the Graduate Writing Institute for Excellence, the Communications class for Journalism, and space designated for adjunct faculty. Students may also schedule meetings with faculty in the one-on-one cubicles set aside specifically for this.
“Student Success Hub will be a designed experience for students. It’s an early glimpse of what the newer buildings on campus will offer,” said Thomas.
Thomas is referring to the Science and Innovation Building currently under construction and scheduled to open by fall 2020, and the Innovation and Instruction building, which will begin construction this summer on the site of the Small College Complex.
When completed in 2021, the four-story, 107,000 square-foot Innovation and Instruction building will house classroom space with seating from 25 to 120, computer labs, the College of Business Administration and Public Policy faculty and administration offices, open collaboration areas and study rooms, a café, and a university event center with a 250-seat auditorium and meeting rooms. More information about the project is available at www.csudh.edu/fpcm/major-capital-projects.
Many of the programs moving to the Student Success Hub are currently located in Small College Complex. All of the moves to the hub will take place on weekends to ensure there is no disruption in student services.
Other programs and departments on the move this spring will be relocating to Welch Hall, Facility Services, the fourth floor of the University Library, and to a new temporary building located off Toro Center Drive across from the tennis courts.
Moving to Welch Hall, April 12-14:
- Center for Service Learning, Internships and Civic Engagement (SLICE) – WH-105
- CSUDH Foundation – WH-360
- Foundation Payroll – WH-350
- Foundation Pre-and Post-Awards – WH-478
Two weeks later – opening April 29 – the fourth floor of the University Library North building will become the new home to some academic centers and programs:
- Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS), which includes the Program for Adult College Education (PACE)*
- Labor Studies
- Center for Innovation in STEM Education (CISE) and the Pathways Academic Student Center
- McNair Scholars Program
- Mervyn M. Dymally African American Political and Economic Institute (Dymally Institute)
- Promoting Excellence in Graduate Studies (PEGS)
Moving to a temporary building across from the tennis courts
Other programs that moved earlier in the semester include:
- Passport Office, now in the South Academic Complex (SAC 2)
- CISE FabLab, now on the first floor of University Library South
- Risk Management, now in the Physical Plant building
- College of Education programs:
- Liberal Studies, now in College of Education main building (SCC 14)
- School Leadership Program, SCC 14
For a list of the current and future locations of all the above offices, go to www.csudh.edu/on-the-move.