The University Student Union (USU) at CSUN fosters the achievement of students’ educational goals by facilitating a strong connection between students and the University community. The USU is committed to enhancing the University experience by engaging students through events, recreation, volunteer and job opportunities, various food options, study areas, computer labs and TV lounges, as well as the Student Recreation Center, Oasis Wellness Center, Pride Center, Veterans Resource Center and DREAM Center. The University Student Union is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with a board of directors.

Student Recreation Center

The Student Recreation Center (SRC) of the University Student Union is a dynamic 138,000-square-foot facility that features state-of-the-art equipment along with a variety of exercise and leisure activities. It includes weight and fitness zones, a rock climbing wall, three-court gymnasium, multi-activity court, fitness and group exercise studios, racquetball court, indoor track, outdoor turf field and a recreational/lap swimming pool, as well as intramural leagues, sport clubs and equipment rentals.

Pride Center

The Pride Center of the University Student Union supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQIA+) and questioning students, faculty and staff through programming and educational outreach. The center works to improve the campus climate for LGBTQIA+ individuals as well as to advocate for the respect and safety of all members of the campus community.

Veterans Resource Center

The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) of the University Student Union assists CSUN students as they transition from military service to academic success. The VRC promotes the personal, professional and academic development of student veterans, reservists, members of the National Guard and their dependents with support services, resources and community-building events.

Oasis Wellness Center

The Oasis Wellness Center of the University Student Union is a welcoming destination where CSUN students can find serenity and revitalization amid the rush and activity of campus life. The Oasis offers a wide range of services, including nutrition counseling, meditation, acupuncture, massage, nap pods and workshops focused on wellness and stress management—all intended to promote student academic success.

DREAM Center

The DREAM Center of the University Student Union at CSUN is a welcoming resource center that provides resources and services to undocumented students, mixed-status families, staff, faculty, allies and future undocumented students while fostering a more inclusive campus community. DREAM stands for Dreamers, Resources, Empowerment, Advocacy and Mentorship.


University Student Union
Executive Director: Debra L. Hammond
(818) 677-2491

The USU is located on the east side of the CSUN campus between Lindley Ave. and Zelzah Ave.

Building Hours

Fall and Spring Hours

  • Monday–Thursday: 7 a.m.–10 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
  • Saturday–Sunday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Summer and Winter Hours

  • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
  • Saturday–Sunday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.