60 YEARS OF EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE

Love is in the Air

The college experience is rich, robust and filled with opportunities to meet new people from all over the globe. From the moment students commit to one of the CSU’s 23 campuses, bonds are formed that can result in lifelong friendships, essential support groups and mentorships that elevate burgeoning careers. And then there are the lucky ones who also find their special someone. The only thing better than one highly educated and civically minded student is two of them. Throughout the years, the CSU has kept Cupid in constant need of arrows. For Valentine’s Day, see how love abounds at the university.

A groovy musical duo performs on a platform in the Watt Campus courtyard, 1968.

Dominguez Hills

A groovy musical duo performs on a platform in the Watt Campus courtyard, 1968.

Students sit on the grass by the small college on the Dominguez Hills campus.

Students chat on the grass by the small college on the Dominguez Hills campus.​


Students sit on the grass by the small college on the Dominguez Hills campus.
Couples dance on the quad during the Indigenous Peoples’ Week Potato Dance, November 14, 2010.

Humboldt

Couples dance on the quad during the Indigenous Peoples’ Week Potato Dance, November 14, 2010.

A student couple takes a walk while holding hands on February 5, 2019.

A student couple takes a walk while holding hands on February 5, 2019.​

A student couple takes a walk while holding hands on February 5, 2019.
Students share a kiss for a Valentine’s Day promo shot at the Brotman Hall fountain at Cal State Long Beach, February 9, 2017. 

Long Beach

Students share a kiss for a Valentine’s Day promo shot at the Brotman Hall fountain at Cal State Long Beach, February 9, 2017.

Photo: Sean DuFrene

Kevin Cahill (left), a professor of communication design, and Chip Lenno, chief information officer, met at CSU Monterey Bay when they both started working at the university more than 20 years ago. Because CSUMB has been so integral to their union and because they felt welcome and supported, they got married in the university's ballroom in 2008.

Monterey Bay

Kevin Cahill (right), a professor of communication design, and Chip Lenno, chief information officer, met at CSU Monterey Bay when they both started working at the university more than 20 years ago. Because CSUMB has been so integral to their union and because they felt welcome and supported, they got married in the university's ballroom in 2008.

 
Enid Baxter Ryce (left), professor of cinematic arts, and Walter Ryce, public information officer, live in campus housing with their two kids, next to the chaparral and oak woodlands of the former Fort Ord, which was designated a national monument by President Barack Obama in 2012.  

Enid Baxter Ryce (left), professor of cinematic arts, and Walter Ryce, public information officer, live in campus housing with their two kids, next to the chaparral and oak woodlands of the former Fort Ord, which was designated a national monument by President Barack Obama in 2012.

Mr. Cal Poly and Poly Vue Queen at the Poly Vue Dance at Cal Poly Pomona in 1956. Since CPP was an all-male campus until 1961, candidates for Poly Vue Queen in the early years were selected from neighboring coed and all-female schools.

Pomona

Mr. Cal Poly and Poly Vue Queen at the Poly Vue Dance at Cal Poly Pomona in 1956. Since CPP was an all-male campus until 1961, candidates for Poly Vue Queen in the early years were selected from neighboring coed and all-female schools.

Mr. Cal Poly and Poly Vue Queen at the Poly Vue Dance at Cal Poly Pomona in 1956. Since CPP was an all-male campus until 1961, candidates for Poly Vue Queen in the early years were selected from neighboring coed and all-female schools.  
Myra Jurado ’19 and Zaide Diaz ’16 are photographed at Presidio Park after saying “I do” at a friend’s home near SDSU on June 12, 2020.

San Diego

Myra Jurado ’19 (left) and Zaide Diaz ’16 are photographed at Presidio Park after saying “I do” at a friend’s home near SDSU on June 12, 2020.

Photo: Bree Hulan

SDSU alumni couple Ryan Schuler ’13 and Maggie McCormick ’14 tie the knot in the backyard at McCormick’s parents’ home in San Diego, July 18, 2020.

SDSU alumni couple Ryan Schuler ’13 (left) and Maggie McCormick ’14 tie the knot in the backyard at McCormick’s parents’ home in San Diego, July 18, 2020.

Photo: Ruben Martel

SDSU alumni couple Ryan Schuler ’13 and Maggie McCormick ’14 tie the knot in the backyard at McCormick’s parents’ home in San Diego, July 18, 2020. 
When San Francisco State students hopefully return to campus this fall, as the CSU anticipates, they won’t just be reuniting with favorite classmates and instructors. They’ll also get to say hi to a favorite campus couple, who double as a local landmark. The sculpted figures, created by artist Sandra Stone in the late 1970s, can be found by a much-traveled path near student housing on the campus’ west side. 

San Francisco

When San Francisco State students hopefully return to campus this fall, as the CSU anticipates, they won’t just be reuniting with favorite classmates and instructors. They’ll also get to say hi to a favorite campus couple, who double as a local landmark. The sculpted figures, titled "Reach Out and Touch Somebody," were created by artist Sandi Slone in the late 1970s and can be found by a much-traveled path near student housing on the campus’ west side.

Students pose with Sammy the Spartan on the San José campus to celebrate Valentine’s Day, January 21, 2015.

San José

SJSU student Kassandra Tablan '16 poses with Sammy the Spartan on the San José campus to help celebrate Valentine's Day​.​

Students pose with Sammy the Spartan on the San José campus to celebrate Valentine’s Day, January 21, 2015.  
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo President Jeffrey D. Armstrong and his wife, Sharon, pose for a photo near their residence during an evening in spring, May 17, 2019. 

San Luis Obispo

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo President Jeffrey D. Armstrong and his wife, Sharon, pose for a photo near their residence during an evening in spring, May 17, 2019.

Sonoma State couple Nolan Parsons and Josephine (Jojo) Marriner are all smiles, January 30, 2020.

Sonoma

Sonoma State couple Nolan Parsons (left) and Josephine (Jojo) Marriner are all smiles, January 30, 2020.

Sonoma State couple Nolan Parsons and Josephine (Jojo) Marriner are all smiles, January 30, 2020. 
Cliff and Ann Bailey (far right), class of 1973, started their love affair at Stanislaus State. Their son, Clifford (third from right), also graduated from the campus in 2010. Pictured at far left is Stanislaus State lecturer Stephanie Jacobs.  

Stanislaus

Cliff and Ann Bailey (far right), class of 1973, started their love affair at Stanislaus State. Their son, Clifford (third from right), also graduated from the campus in 2010. Pictured at far left is Stanislaus State lecturer Stephanie Jacobs.

Stanislaus State Director of Communications and Creative Services Kristina Stamper poses for a photo with her husband, James, on September 22, 2017. The Stampers met at Stanislaus State.

Stanislaus State Director of Communications and Creative Services Kristina Stamper (right) poses for a photo with her husband, James, on September 22, 2017. The Stampers met at Stanislaus State.

Stanislaus State Director of Communications and Creative Services Kristina Stamper poses for a photo with her husband, James, on September 22, 2017. The Stampers met at Stanislaus State. 

SHARE YOUR PHOTO OF LOVE

Do you have a great photo of love at the CSU? Email a JPG or TIFF to precord@calstate.edu​ and it will be submitted to CSU Dominguez Hills' Digital Collection Database for archiving.​