Below are the formal names of the CSU campuses:
California State University, BakersfieldCalifornia State University Channel Islands*California State University, ChicoCalifornia State University, Dominguez HillsCalifornia State University, East BayCalifornia State University, FresnoCalifornia State University, FullertonHumboldt State UniversityCalifornia State University, Long BeachCalifornia State University, Los AngelesCalifornia State University Maritime Academy *California State University, Monterey BayCalifornia State University, NorthridgeCalifornia State Polytechnic University, Pomona**California State University, SacramentoCalifornia State University, San BernardinoSan Diego State UniversitySan Francisco State UniversitySan José State UniversityCalifornia Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo**California State University San Marcos*Sonoma State UniversityCalifornia State University, StanislausCalifornia State University, Office of the Chancellor
*Please note Channel Islands, Maritime and San Marcos do not have a comma in their formal names.
**Please note the order of Polytechnic and State when referring to Pomona and San Luis Obispo.
After the first mention of a campus, you can use the short form or the initials for variation, if applicable.
Updated July 29, 2019.
*Please note Maritime Academy must only be used if it appears in an alphabetical list with other campus city/location names. If the campus name appears on its own use Cal Maritime or the full formal name. Never use CSUM initials for this campus.
• When listing multiple campuses, using the location name will suffice after "CSU campuses of". For example: "The CSU campuses of Bakersfield, Maritime, San Diego and San Luis Obispo were recognized..."
• When it is obvious that the writer is referring to campuses in the system, using the location name only will suffice. For example: "The enrollments at Long Beach and San José have increased."
When referring to the California State University (CSU) generally or the CSU system, please do not use: