Basic Needs Services

Basic Needs Services identifies and serves students who are experiencing an unforeseen hardship, emergency, crisis, or catastrophic life event.

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 . Basic Needs Services, which holds many of the donated products, is located in  McCarthy Hall 143.

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  •  To provide CSUF students with support via food, short-term housing, hygiene products, clothing and emergency grant funds.
  • To provide students with ongoing guidance and assistance through both on-campus resources and off-campus community social services.