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Fall 2021 Registration Update – For Students

Tuesday March 16, 2021 9:30 am

View class schedules on March 22
Registration begins on April 9

Dear CSUF Titans,

We are all preparing for fall semester. Our twin north stars are keeping the campus community safe and healthy, while delivering on our academic mission to serve our students. We want our community back on campus again!

As announced by CSU Chancellor Castro and President Virjee, our expectation for the fall is to enable students to participate in campus life that is safe, and in alignment with public health agency guidelines and CSU policies.

Faculty members are planning for a fall semester when the vaccine is widely (and equitably) accessible to students, faculty, and staff. Our plan assumes that we will be able to learn in-person, safely.

When registering for fall classes (beginning March 22) you have choices. Some of our classes will be offered in-person, some will be virtual or online, and some will have a mixture of in-person and virtual components. There are choices because faculty have selected the best way for each course to be taught. You will likely find that some of the courses you need are going to be offered in-person and some will be offered virtually.

When you register, if the class is not in-person then the course modality will be on the schedule as indicated below:

The fall 2021 Registration Guide is a useful resource for you here:
Registration Procedures – Registration and Records

Our plan to provide you with a substantial in-person learning experience in the fall assumes, of course, that vaccines are available. Currently, this is not the case for all students. We expect that by May or June, all adults who desire the vaccines will have access.

We strongly urge all students to be vaccinated when it is their turn. Vaccinations are free of charge and are available through retail establishments, health providers, and State and County vaccination sites. If individuals refuse vaccination (due to medical or religious reasons) they will be required to show proof of negative COVID-19 testing on a regular basis to be allowed to participate in campus events, curricular and co-curricular activities, and use of CSUF campus facilities. Face coverings and other personal protective steps may still be necessary.

In addition to keeping everyone safe, we will continue to be mindful of each person’s unique circumstances and will make accommodations wherever possible. Students who cannot or choose not to attend an in-person class will be accommodated to the extent possible. These accommodations may differ between colleges and many classes may not be delivered virtually. We will continue to work with you to find alternative solutions, provide advising assistance to help each student stay on track for graduation. If you require an accommodation for your courses due to a disability, please contact Disability Support Services (DSS) at (657) 278-3112, email at, or visit the website.

Over the next several months, we will continue to monitor health and safety guidelines to ensure that we are ready to safely and effectively welcome our Titans back in a blended manner this fall. We will continue to communicate with you, and to include you in our plans for return. We expect more concrete information to evolve as conditions are anticipated to improve and we will share that information before the end of spring semester.

We wish you continued health and safety as we navigate this pandemic while looking forward to continued improvements in the weeks and months to come. Thank you for all you have managed this year, through challenging circumstances, isolation, and loss. Please know that we are committed to keeping you safe, and changing your life through the kind of transformative education that in-person learning enables.

As you look at your registration options, please make sure to consult with an advisor if you have questions or email with questions. It will be important to prepare yourself thoroughly to understand your choices, and anticipate the blend of course types you will be enrolled in as a Titan this fall.

Best wishes,

Rob Bodeen
University Registrar

Brent Foster, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Studies and General Education

Mark Filowitz, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Academic Programs and Enrollment

Tonatzin Oseguera, Ed.D. 
Vice President for Student Affairs

Carolyn Thomas, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs