Cal State East Bay's three locations in the heart of California's beautiful San Francisco East Bay Area offer a wide range of degree and career path options. Classes at our Hayward Campus, our Concord Campus and our Oakland Professional Development & Conference Center provide you with an exceptional opportunity to achieve your educational goals. All locations are accessible by major freeways and public transportation systems, including the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system. Campus shuttles run to and from the Hayward and Castro Valley BART stations, as well.
For more than 60 years, Cal State East Bay has served the Bay Area as part of the California State University system, providing access to higher education for a diverse student body and advancing regional engagement through its academic programs and leadership.
Cal State East Bay has come a long way in the last 60+ years — it’s had six presidents, gone by five different names and produced thousands of graduates who have entered the region’s workforce.
The university was originally named the State College for Alameda County when it was officially established by the California State Assembly in 1957. The first academic year began in 1959 at Sunset High School in Cherryland with 25 faculty and 293 students. Groundbreaking ceremonies for the current Hayward Campus were held in February 1961 and the college moved to its permanent location in Fall 1963.