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Cal State LA Releases Mobile App

Esperanza Juarez

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Cal State LA has now created a mobile app to help all students. Go to the app store and download the “Cal State LA App” which can be found under education, in the college and university category.

The app includes a “Starbucks live-stream” where students can check out the line to assure they will make it to class on time. The app also has a link with upcoming events and a link where parking permits can be purchased. The transport center link is also beneficial if help is needed with the metro link or local buses, parking information, or any other general information related to transportation.

“As a new transfer student, this app has helped me become more familiar with the Cal State LA system before I even started my first quarter here,” 22-year-old Giselle Enriquez, Nutritional Science major said. “It’s beneficial because there are so many resources available to students including campus department numbers, campus map to help with navigating on campus, and various transport systems links.”

No more struggling to find the campus map when lost on campus because the Cal State LA App is one click away.

"We want students to be informed and interact with each other,” said Robert Lopez, Director of Communications for Public Affairs. “And we want them to have as rewarding and enriching campus experience as they can and certainly social media and mobile apps are really the way to go, that is the future and we must be mobile friendly."

For students like 18-year-old Business major, Yesenia Sanchez, the app certainly was rewarding.

“I found it very useful on the first day, since I’m a freshman, the map actually tells you where you are located, and it helped me find where my class building was going to be at, it guided me directly to it,” said Sanchez.

Students can also create a profile via the app to communicate with peers and the app allows messaging between students directly, and posts on the BE SOCIAL link, which is the school “wall”.

“My favorite part of the app and what I’ve found most beneficial so far is the BE SOCIAL wall where each student can write on and everyone can comment back,” said 20-year-old Economics major, Henry Steinfield. “I posted a picture of a book I wanted to sell and another student quickly replied.”

The app also includes photo cards, for anyone who enjoys taking selfies with a cute logo on it to show your Golden Eagle pride.

The new school app has great things to offer, and helpful links to facilitate the life of a student.


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