Grant Programs and Services

Free tutoring is available through the Engineering Student Success Center in the College of Engineering and the Jensen SAS Center in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. 


A 5-day residential summer program for incoming freshmen. Students will experience living in the CSULB dormitories with free room and board, engage in professional development workshops, get familiar with the campus resources and services, build a network of peers, faculty, and staff and enhance their academic preparation.

EXCEL Freshman Learning Community

Mentoring relationships are critical to launch successful academic and professional careers, and are needed every step of the way. The EXCEL Learning Communities provide students with tutoring, mentoring, and student success workshops in a cohort-based environment.

Summer Bridge to The Beach

The summer program aims to enhance incoming transfer students’ academic achievement with an applied research experience while facilitating their transition to CSULB. Conduct research for 8 weeks with a CSULB faculty mentor and engage in professional and academic development workshops.

Transfer Welcome & Orientation

One-day summer orientation for transfer students to connect with CSULB before the Fall semester. Students will learn about the academic resources and student services available, along with meeting STEM peers, faculty and staff.

EXCEL Transfer Learning Community

One-semester learning community in the Fall semester for transfer students. Benefits include tutoring, mentoring, networking, and academic and professional development workshops.


Bienvenida is an annual Latino STEM student and family welcome event held at CSULB. The event provides the opportunity to engage parents, students, and family members in bilingual culturally relevant education activities to better inform and create the social support necessary for STEM academic success.