Tuffy's Basic Needs Services

Tuffy’s 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 Opens in new window  and supports The California State University Basic Needs Initiative Opens in new window .  Tuffy's Basic Needs Center, which holds many of the donated products, is located in McCarthy Hall 143.


  • 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 

Hours of Operation

Winter 2018: 

From January 3, 2018 to January 18, 2018, Tuffy's Basic Needs Center will be open Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Please stop by to visit us in McCarthy Hall 143.

Spring 2018: 

Begining  January 21, 2018, Tuffy's Basic Needs Center will be open Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  

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Last Published 1/2/19

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