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Black, Brilliant, & College Bound! Calling all Black Deaf 8th-12th grade students! Come visit & learn more about college life.

When and where

Date and time


California State University, Northridge 18111 Nordhoff Street Los Angeles, CA 91330

Map and directions

How to get there

About this event

  • 21 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

The Deaf Studies Department and the NCOD: Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services at California State University Northridge are hosting a Black Deaf College Visitation entitled Black, Brilliant, & College Bound.

We are inviting 8th-12th grade Black Deaf students and their chaperones to a two-day college experience starting at 4:30 pm on Thursday, February 23, and ending Friday, February 24th at 2:00 pm.

Our goals are to expose young people to college, get them excited about their futures, provide resources, and answer questions about college admissions, college life, financial aid, and more. Each student and their chaperone will be paired with a Deaf student mentor who will stay with them throughout the two-day experience. Students will meet other Black Deaf students interested in college, tour campus, including the residential halls, participate in a college class, and have a lot of fun! We are so excited to host you! Every student attending must have at least one chaperone.

This free event includes meals, and a gift bag for all attendees, and a t-shirt for participating students. Registration is required by February 3rd. A confirmation email with more details will be sent once you register.

For questions, contact

Dr. Lissa Ramirez-Stapleton at or Video Phone at 747-202-2698 or

Zach Lotane at or Video Phone at 818 435 3825

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, February 23, 2023

  • Welcome & Pizza Dinner
  • Student Mentor Matching & Speed Dating Activity
  • Student Panel & Social

Friday, February 24, 2023

  • Breakfast & Welcome
  • Campus Tour/Scavenger Hunt
  • Mock College Class experience
  • Lunch (Student Leadership Panel)
  • The Nuts & Bolts of Applying for College
  • Wrap-up & Departure

Driving to Campus

Parking is $8 (A map will be sent via email on Feb 3rd)

CSUN Address: 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330

Airports to CSUN

Burbank Airport (BUR) to CSUN (17.1 miles)- Depending on the time, you can take the Metrolink to Northridge, then take an Uber, Lyft, or bus (use google maps) to CSUN.

Metrolink information-

LAX to CSUN (26 miles) -You can take the Flyaway Bus (, which will take you to Van Nuys. You can take a Lyft, Uber, Taxi, or Bus (use google maps) to CSUN. The Flyaway schedule will show you when the bus leaves. You can also buy tickets online.

CSUN Address: 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330

Guide to Hotels/ Motels

Below is a partial list of hotels/motels near the CSUN campus. We hope this guide will be useful in finding overnight accommodations. The rates listed below vary. If you have questions or need further assistance with hotel accommodations, please do not hesitate to contact us. See contacts above.

CSUN UPA Guest Housing

University Guest Center

17950 Lassen St. Bldg. #6

Northridge, CA 91330

(818) 677–2160 TTY / V

Rates: $115- $155

Distance from CSUN: 1.3 mi

Radisson Hotel

9777 Topanga Canyon Blvd.

Chatsworth, CA 91311

(818) 709-7054

Rates: $140.00-$200

Distance from CSUN: 6 mi

Ask for CSUN rate.

Best Western Carriage Inn

5525 Sepulveda Blvd.

Sherman Oaks, CA 91411

(818) 787-2300

Rates: $140-$200

Distance from CSUN: 7.8 mi

Distance from CSUN: 1.3 mi

Ramada Inn

21340 Devonshire St.

Chatsworth, CA 91311

(818) 998-5289

Rates $130-$150

Distance from CSUN: 5.4 mi

Howard Johnson

7432 Reseda Blvd.

Reseda, CA 91335

(818) 344-0324

Rates: $90-$120

Distance from CSUN: 2.6 mi


6360 Canoga Ave.

Woodland Hills, CA 91367

(818) 595-1000

Rates: $140-$200

Distance from CSUN: 7.4 mi

Extended Stay America

19325 Londelius St.

Northridge, CA 91324

(818) 734-1787

Rate: $140-$200

Distance from CSUN: 2.0