The light, located at Reseda Boulevard and Vincennes Street, will serve people crossing from the campus area to the numerous eateries and student-serving shops on the west side of the street.
City council member Greig Smith was slated to activate the light at 11 a.m. The event may be rescheduled for later this week.
"This new traffic signal will protect lives," Smith said in a statement released Sunday. "Vehicle, pedestrian and bike traffic along the Reseda corridor are so heavy that consider the safest possible way for them to cross paths."
No fewer than seven pedestrians have been struck by vehicles in the past three years near CSUN, a university with almost 30,000 students.