PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Basic Needs Services will be hosting in-person and virtual workshops.


2022-2023 Programs can be found here or on the Basic Needs Services TitanLink Opens in new window page.

Basic Needs Services offers several workshop series to support CSUF students throughout their Titan Experience. Most workshops will be recorded and available to view online. To view recorded workshops, click the title of the webinar in the Recorded Workshops section below.

UPCOMING FALL 2022 EVENTS Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week



Healthy Eating
Series

These workshops examine ways students can access and make healthy eating choices throughout the academic year from both on and off campus resources. Workshop topics include: CalFresh benefits and eligibility, maximizing grocery budgets for healthy eating, eating healthy during finals, and more!

 



Financial Literacy Series

These workshops examine a variety of financial well-being and literacy topics to support students both during their CSUF experience and to provide skills and knowledge for long-term use post-graduation. Workshop topics include: financial wellness, budgeting, credit management, and more!

 

 

Basic Needs Ambassador Seminars 

These workshops are specifically for undergraduate and graduate students to learn more about basic needs insecurity issues facing college students, how they can support their peers, and learn about available on and off campus resources to provide support.

*The Basic Needs Ambassador Training series is specifically for faculty and staff through the FDC.

Dates and times can also be found here.

FALL 2022 PROGRAMS

  • Financial Literacy Series: Let's Get Financially Fit!
    Date: 
    September 13, 2022
    Time: 3:00-4:00pm
    Meeting ID: 811 0705 2622
    Understanding your relationship with money is an important part of your financial and overall wellness. Learn what impacts our financial well-being and our relationship with money and how to build and maintain healthy money management practices! 
  • Healthy Eating Series: Get Fresh with CalFresh!
    Date: 
    September 20, 2022
    Time: 3:00-4:00pm
    Meeting ID: 867 9493 3780
    CalFresh is a nutrition assistance program that can help students and households purcahse more nutritious, health foods. Learn more about this benefit and how you can apply.
  • Basic Needs Ambassador Seminar
    Date:
    September 27, 2022
    Time: 3:00-4:00pm
    Meeting ID: 837 8345 4732
    The Basic Needs Ambassador Seminar examines current trends related to basic needs insecurity issues facing college students, how Titans can support their peers, and learn about available on and off campus resources for support.
  • Healthy Eating Series: Smart Shopping
    Date: 
    October 4, 2022
    Time: 3:00-4:00pm
    Meeting ID: 896 5713 6967
    Going over budget when shopping for groceries can be easy. Join Basic Needs staff to learn about ways to make grocery shopping less stressful and more budget friendly.
  • Financial Literacy Series: Apartment Hunting 101
    Date: 
    October 11, 2022
    Time: 3:00-4:00pm
    Meeting ID: 870 6911 8821
    First time apartment hunting? Learn how to develop a budget for apartments, identify strategies to find listings, and how to secure an apartment and address issues once the apartment is secured. 
  • Healthy Eating Series: Get Fresh with CalFresh!
    Date: 
    October 25, 2022
    Time: 3:00-4:00pm
    TSU Stearns
    CalFresh is a nutrition assistance program that can help students and households purcahse more nutritious, health foods. Learn more about this benefit and how you can apply.
  • Healthy Eating Series: Fresh Facts with CalFresh
    Date:
    October 26, 2022
    Time: 3:00-4:00pm
    Meeting ID: 832 3612 4986
    Ever hesitated to apply for CalFresh? Join Basic Needs staff in breaking down CalFresh myths. We'll examine food insecurity, demystify common myths surrounding CalFresh, and discuss how CalFresh can benefit you and other CSUF students.
  • Healthy Eating Series: Fresh Facts with CalFresh
    Date:
    November 8, 2022
    Time: 3:00-4:00pm
    TSU Stearns
    Ever hesitated to apply for CalFresh? Join Basic Needs staff in breaking down CalFresh myths. We'll examine food insecurity, demystify common myths surrounding CalFresh, and discuss how CalFresh can benefit you and other CSUF students.
  • Financial Literacy Series: Let's Get Financially Fit!
    Date:
    November 11, 2022
    Time: 3:00-4:00pm
    TSU Stearns
    Understanding your relationship with money is an important part of your financial and overall wellness. Learn what impacts our financial well-being and our relationship with money and how to build and maintain healthy money management practices!
  • Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week: The Tea with the ASI Food Pantry
    Date: 
    November 14, 2022
    Time: 1:00-2:00pm
    TSU Alvarado AB
    Join Basic Needs Services staff in this fun Q&A with ASI staff to learn about the ASI Pantry, how students can access the ASI Pantry, and much more!
  • Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week: Basic Needs Ambassador Seminar
    Date:
    November 14, 2022
    Time: 3:00-4:00pm
    TSU Stearns
    The Basic Needs Ambassador Seminar examines current trends related to basic needs insecurity issues facing college students, how Titans can support their peers, and learn about available on and off campus resources for support.
  • Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week: Housing Opportunities for Students with HomeShare OC
    Date: November 16, 2022
    Time: 3:00-3:30pm
    Meeting ID: 833 9716 2543
    Join staff members from HomeShare OC to learn how their program helps college students access affordable housing. HomeShare OC connects students with local homeowners who have a spare room for rent. In exchange for reduced rent, students help around the house with things like technology, errands, or household chores.
  • Healthy Eating Series: Smart Shopping
    Date: 
    November 29, 2022
    Time: 3:00-4:00pm
    TSU Stearns
    Going over budget when shopping for groceries can be easy. Join Basic Needs staff to learn about ways to make grocery shopping less stressful and more budget friendly.
  • Financial Literacy Series: Apartment Hunting 101
    Date:
    December 6, 2022
    Time: 3:00-4:00pm
    TSU Stearns
    First time apartment hunting? Learn how to develop a budget for apartments, identify strategies to find listings, and how to secure an apartment and address issues once the apartment is secured. 

WATCH RECORDED WEBINARS

  • Financial Literacy Series: Financial Wellness Webinar
    Discuss characteristics that influence our relationship with money and how to build and maintain healthy money management practices in the first installment of our Financial Literacy webinar series! 
  • Financial Literacy Series: Consumer Awareness Webinar
    Discuss money-saving shopping tools and strategies, how to identify consumer scams, and how to effectively handle consumer complaints. 
  • Financial Literacy Series: Budgeting 101
    Join Tuffy's Basic Needs Services Center to learn about budgeting, reviewing your finances, and how to create a money-managing system that works for you!
  • Financial Literacy Series: Understanding Credit
    Did you know that good credit can help you save money in the long-term? In this webinar, we will cover what goes into a credit score, how to maintain good credit, and what to consider when applying for your first credit card.
  • Financial Literacy Series: Understanding Loan Borrowing
    Taking out a loan is an important financial decision that can affect you for years to come. Join Tuffy's Basic Needs staff to learn more about loan options, borrowing responsibilities, and the fine print of taking out loans!
  • Financial Literacy Series: Understanding Loan Repayment
    Do you have questions about loan repayment? Join us for a discussion on loan repayment options, loan terminology, and resources you can track when repaying loans.
  • Financial Literacy Series: Understanding Taxes
    Did you know taxes are due every year on April 15th? First time filing on your own? Join us to learn more about taxes, determine whether you need to file this year, and identify common forms you may need for a smoother filing process.
  • Financial Literacy Series: Graduation on a Budget
    Graduating in Spring 2021? Join Tuffy's Basic Needs staff to learn about common graduation expenses and budget-friendly alternative options!
  • Healthy Eating Series: Let's Get Fresh with CalFresh!
    Cal Fresh is a food assistance program that can help students and households purchase more nutritious, healthy foods. Join our webinar to learn more about CalFresh benefits, eligibility requirements, and how you can apply! 
  • Healthy Eating Series: The Tea with the ASI Food Pantry
    Join Tuffy's Basic Needs Services Center and ASI staff for a fun Q&A to learn about how students can access the ASI Food Pantry, how this service will be provided, and much more!  
  • TBNSC Open House
    Learn about Tuffy's Basic Needs Services Center's virtual services, programming for Fall 2020, and meet the Center's staff.
  • Healthy Eating Series: What is CalFresh?
    CalFresh is a food assistance program that can help students and households purchase more nutritious, healthy foods. Learn more and how to apply at this workshop.
  • Financial Literacy Series: Financial Aid 101
    Do you have questions on how financial aid packages are determined or what types of financial aid is available? Learn more from Financial Aid staff at this webinar! 
  • Healthy Eating Series: Spend Smart, Eat Smart
    Learn to maximize your budget at the grocery store and buy more nutritious and delicious food for less.
  • Financial Literacy Series: Understanding Credit
    Did you know that good credit can help you save money in the long term? In this webinar, how to build and maintain good credit will be discussed.
  • Healthy Eating Series: What is Food Insecurity?
    Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County staff will examine current food insecurity trends, defining characteristics of food security, and providing information about on- and off-campus resources.
  • Healthy Eating Series: Getting Fresh with CalFresh!
    CalFresh is a food assistance program that can help students and households purchase more nutritious, healthy foods. Please join us as we walk through a CalFresh application and presentation.
  • Financial Literacy Series: Let's Talk Budgeting
    Join Tuffy's Basic Needs Services Center to learn about budgeting, reviewing your finances, and how to create a money-managing system that works for you!
  • Financial Literacy Series: Budgeting During a Pandemic featuring SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union
    Many people have lost their primary source of income or had it impacted in some way by the pandemic. Loss of a job or even having hours cut back at work can lead to a significant amount of financial stress, but there are a few things you can do to make the change income less worrying. SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union will share tips and tricks for budgeting and saving money during the pandemic. 
  • Healthy Eating Series: The Price Tastes Right with TitanWell
    TitanWell will discuss tips on getting the most bang for your buck without sacrificing flavor and nutrition such as top money-saving proteins, meal prep strategies, creating your go-to grocery list, and more!
  • Financial Literacy Series: Managing Debt
    Join Tuffy's Basic Needs Services Center staff for this webinar regarding managing debt! Participants will discuss debt burden, explore ways to manage existing debt, and provide tips to become a responsible borrower.
  • Healthy Eating Series: Healthy Eating During Finals
    Join Tuffy's Basic Needs staff in learning how to balance studying for finals and maintaing a healthy diet. Tools to create and access quick and nutritious meals so you are ready to knock finals out of the park will be discussed!
  • Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week 2019: Food Justice with Dr. Analena Hope Hassberg
    Dr. Analena Hope Hassberg, Assistant Professor of Ethnic and Women's Studies at Cal Poly Pomona, will discuss food justice and food insecurity, specifically what is food justice and what we as individuals and a community can do to eradicate food insecurity and create a culture of care. 
  • Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week 2019: Housing Options and Opportunities for Students with HIS - OC (Homeless Intervention Services)
    Join staff members from HIS - OC (Homeless Intervention Services) to learn about their Home Share OC program that helps college students access affordable housing in Orange County. Home Share OC is a way to address the social-emotional needs and lack of affordable housing for both homeowners and college students.
  •  Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week 2019: Getting Fresh with CalFresh
    CalFresh is a food assistance program that can help students and households purchase more nutritious, healthy foods. Please join us as we walk through CalFresh eligiblity information and a demo application during this presentation.