Basic Needs Services

Basic Needs Services provides comprehensive programs and support to students who experience unforeseen hardships that often result in food, housing, and financial insecurity.  

The resources offered by this comprehensive endeavor are designed to promote wellness and enable students to complete their education at California State University, Fullerton. Established in 2017, this is a campus-wide initiative that is coordinated by the CSUF Dean of Students Office  and supports The California State University Basic Needs InitiativeOpens in new window


    • To provide CSUF students with support via food, temporary housing, hygiene products, gently-worn professional clothing and Basic Needs grant funds.
    • To provide students with ongoing guidance and assistance through both on-campus resources and off-campus community social services.

Please be advised Basic Needs Services is not an on-call (24/7) department.  

Basic Needs Services operates Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm. We provide primarily campus-based services during regular business hours. Information about our services can be found under Services and Eligiblity

If you require immediate basic needs assistance, please dial 2-1-1 to be connected to community resources. Visit for further information. 

If you are experiencing an immediate risk to health or safety, please call 911 or Univeersity Police at (657) 278-2515.

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OUR OFFICE & contact information

The Basic Needs Center is located on the first floor of McCarthy Hall room 143 (MH 143). The Center is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm.

Please contact us at or
(657) 278-3583.




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