Pioneer Heights student housing at Cal State East Bay
Mom and dad aren't filling out your census
- March 25, 2010 5:00am
Many students mistakenly assume that their parents will handle their census forms. Not true, say census officials. Past miscounts have cost cities, like Hayward, precious federal dollars over the last decade.
In the Contra Costa Times article, “College students pose census concerns,” Martin Castillo, housing director at Cal State East Bay said, “Our students definitely need to be counted here. They are part of the Hayward community for at least nine or 10 months of the year."
Census takers will be sitting outside dorm buildings at Cal State East Bay to help the 1,300 students who live in campus housing fill out their forms. Most of the Hayward residence halls were built within the last decade, so they have never been included in prior census.
California State University, East Bay is the San Francisco East Bay Area's high-access public university of choice. CSUEB serves the region with campuses in Hayward and Concord, a professional development center in Oakland, and an innovative online campus. With an enrollment of more than 14,000, the University offers a nationally recognized freshman year experience, award-winning curriculum, personalized instruction, and expert faculty. Students choose from among more than 100 professionally focused fields of study for which the University confers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as an Ed.D. in education. Named a "Best in the West" college, as well as a Best Business School, by the influential Princeton Review, Cal State East Bay is among the region's foremost producers of teachers, business professionals and entrepreneurs, public administrators, health professionals, literary and performing artists, and science and math graduates.