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Cesar Chavez Student Center

The Cesar Chavez Student Center is our campus hub and it teems with activity from morning to night. The main entrance is through the Malcolm X Plaza, a popular venue for live music, ethnic celebrations and political soapboxing. Before you go inside, check out the dramatic portraits of the late labor leader Cesar Chavez, after whom the center is named, and Malcolm X, on the right wall as you face the entrance.


Entering at the Plaza Level, you will find the SF State Bookstore, as well as a variety of restaurants serving cuisine from around the world. Look here for an ATM and stamp machine. The Information Desk sells Muni, BART, and other transit tickets.


Our Associated Students office, as well as offices for many other student organizations, is located upstairs on the Mezzanine Level. One more flight up, on the Terrace Level, is the beautiful Rigoberta Menchu Hall. This new space has leather-upholstered armchairs, beautiful artwork on the walls, and a quiet atmosphere, so it's ideal for reading and relaxing. Nearby, spend a few minutes in the Art Gallery, a student-run space that showcases an eclectic array of visual and interdisciplinary art.


Three floors down, on the Conference Level (one floor down from the Plaza level), you'll find the The Depot, where students and friends get together to listen to live music or DJ spinning and watch feature films and popular documentaries. Another floor down, on the Recreation and Dining Level, is the Rack-n-Cue, a fun environment with pool tables, arcade games, air hockey, lively music and more dining. This building is famous for its architectural whimsy, so you can have fun arguing with your friends whether those things sticking out of the roof are tilted pyramids or the bows of sinking ships.