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2024-2025 Events, Information Sessions & Trips

Events & Info Sessions

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Information Sessions & Trips
Date Event Time Location RSVP
Thurs., January 25

HFTP Club Meeting

12 - 1 p.m.    
Thurs., February 8 HFTP Guest Speaker (TBD) 

12 - 1 p.m.

Thurs., February 22 HFTP Club Meeting

12 - 1 p.m.

Thurs., March 7 HFTP Guest Speaker (TBD)

12 - 1 p.m.

Thurs., March 21 HFTP Club Meeting

12 - 1 p.m.

Thurs., April 11 ForWard Thinking Hospitality Leadership Diversity Panel 12 - 1:15 p.m.    
April 2024 Italy Study Abroad Trip      RSVP
Thurs., April 25 HFTP Club Meeting & 2024-2025 Officer Elections

12 - 1 p.m.

Sat., April 27 Spirit of Polynesia, annual scholarship gala to benefit the hospitality management program 5-9 p.m. Renaissance Esmeralda TBA
Thurs., May 2

HFTP Officer Retreat

12 - 1 p.m.    
Thurs., May 9 End of Semester Celebration 12 - 1 p.m.    


ITALY Study Abroad
: Match 31 to April 7, 2024 (Spring Break)

Required course: HOSM 2500 Hospitality & Tourism Management (3 units)

Cost: $3,600 per person, all-inclusive ($2,000 grants are available for the first 12 hospitality management students who sign up).  Minor in hospitality management to be eligible for a grant!

What does it include?
Airfare (PSP), all land transportation, hotel lodging (double occupancy), meals, activities, museums, tasting tours, cooking classes, and food factory tours.  Attend lectures by Italian faculty, government, and hospitality and tourism professionals in the cities of Florence, Reggio Emilia, Bologna, and Parma.

This trip is faculty-coordinated and led by Dr. Joseph Tormey, director and Dr. Michelle Russen, assistant professor of the hospitality management program.

Ready to start packing?

Learn more by contacting Dr. Joseph Tormey at Deadline to reserve a spot is December 1, 2023.

Annual Fundraising Gala

Save The Date - Spirit Of Polynesia, a gala benefiting the hospitality management program. Saturday April 27, 2024 at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells

The Need

Since the Coachella Valley has a $8.7 billion hospitality and tourism industry, there is often a need for qualified applicants for managerial positions. That’s why the Palm Desert Campus launched the Hospitality Management Program. CSUSB is building a world-class program that will attract the best students from the Coachella Valley and beyond.

Ticket Information

  • Event Ticket: $150 each (fair market value is $100)
  • Table (Seats 10): $1500 (fair market value is $1,000)

Purchase Tickets


More Information

For more information about the event contact Regina Garrison, Administrative Coordinator at For more information on becoming a sponsor or donations, please contact Dr. Joseph Tormey, Director, Hospitality Management Program at or (909) 537-8213.