Campus Anniversaries

Northridge campus

CSU Northridge, then called San Fernando Valley State college, enrolled 2,525 students in its first semester in 1958. In 2008, with more than twelve times as many students as it started with, CSU Northridge celebrated its 50th anniversary with a Grand Reunion ceremony and a retrospective website. Check it out »

CSU Fresno's 100th anniversary website tracks its development from its foundation as a normal school (teachers' college) in 1911. Visitors can browse the campus's historical timeline, buy centennial merchandise, and share memories from years past. Take a look »

CSU Fullerton invited alumni to revisit important events in its history, share their memories, and take part in celebrations publicized on its 50th anniversary website, launched in 2008. The campus, which opened with only 452 students in 1959, has grown to become the largest in the CSU system as of 2010! Read more »

San Marco campus

CSU San Marcos roared into its 20th year in 2010, having traveled far from its humble beginning as a poultry farm in 1990. Share a memory, learn its history, or download a commemorative wall calendar on their 20th Anniversary website. Check it out »

Channel Islands campus

CSU Channel Islands, our youngest campus, held its formal opening on August 16, 2002, and celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2007.

CSU Stanislaus was established as Stanislaus State College in 1957 on the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. It has since moved to its current location in Turlock, CA, and celebrated its 50th year with a website showcasing historical photos, a timeline of milestones, and a section for alumni to share their best memories of the university. Check it out »

Construction began on the CSU Dominguez Hills campus the same year the system was founded, in 1960. Its 50th anniversary website celebrates a half century of producing educated citizens, scholars, and leaders. Check it out »

Bakersfield campus

CSU Bakersfield kicked off their 40th anniversary celebrations on campus in 2010. Their website highlights the events attended by students, faculty, staff, alumni, and children. Read more »

The web retrospective of CSU East Bay's last 50 years shows its campus groundbreaking, historical publications, and its 25th anniversary brochure. Check it out »

CSU Long Beach began as Los Angeles-Orange County State College in 1949 with only 169 enrolled students. The campus celebrated its 60th year in 2009 and is now one of the largest CSU campuses! Read more »

Sonoma State University honored its "Golden Graduates," those who earned degrees in 1961, 1962, and 1963, at special 50th anniversary events throughout the 2011-12 school year. The university even published a book of memories and historical highlights from its first 50 years. Read more »