Jun 17, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

Services and Resources

ACE Scholars Services

Administrative Building 3400
Phone: (760) 750 4223
Email: ace@csusm.edu

ACE Scholars Services is a support program for former foster youth. The mission of ACE is to empower students impacted by foster care to transform their lives through higher education. Our philosophy is to provide an opportunity for foster youth to obtain a four-year college degree through individualized services that move the student from a highly dependent state to a self-sustaining, confident individual who is integrated into the college community.

ACE Scholars Services works to encourage and assist foster youth to prepare for college, facilitate the transition from high school or community college to the university, provide support services needed to ensure success in college, and facilitate the transition from college to workforce.

CSUSM offers priority admissions for former foster youth who meet both CSU and ACE admissions requirements. Specifically, first-year and transfer students from every region of California receive a “front-of-the-line pass” for admissions.

The CSUSM campus has year-round apartment-style housing with a THP+FC option, a center and staff exclusively for ACE Scholars, and light rail and bus transportation, making CSUSM an excellent choice for former foster youth.

ACE Scholars Services supports students that were in foster care at any time and can provide documentation, with no age cap.

ACE Scholars Services’ web site has a step-by-step guide for admissions, application, financial aid, and other information needed to help foster youth obtain a college education at California State University, San Marcos: http://www.csusm.edu/ace/prospective-students/application-steps-freshmen.html, http://www.csusm.edu/ace/prospective-students/application-steps-transfers.html.

Arts and Lectures

(760) 750 8272

The College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences produces the Arts and Lectures Series, a wide range of curriculum- linked events.

Each year, Arts & Lectures engages the support and advice of CSUSM faculty, staff, students and the community in developing a series of events including lectures across various fields, film/video screenings, visual art talks, dance and theatre performances, music concerts, scientific discussions, book readings and more.

The series has become an integral part of campus life and offers eye-opening perspectives on multiple topics, issues, and disciplines by bringing in exceptional guests who are experts in various fields creatively and intellectually. The program not only supplements and complements curricular needs, it also enriches cultural life on the campus and within the community.

Department of Athletics

Student Affairs
Clarke Field House, Suite 106
Telephone: (760) 750-7100

The Purpose

CSUSM Athletics is committed to the scholar-athlete model, community service and developing student leadership through sportsmanship. The objectives of the NCAA DII intercollegiate athletic programs at Cal State San Marcos include:

  • Student Emphasis: To emphasize the student component of our student-athletes, seeking not only successful teams for the university but also high graduation rates of team members.
  • Athletic Success: To continue growing CSUSM beyond our surroundings, through high-level competition at the national level. Learning what it takes to win championships through confidence, discipline, perseverance, and teamwork.
  • Student-Athlete Experience/Development: To enhance the overall experience of our student-athletes both in the field of competition and in the classroom, so that they are further prepared for life after CSUSM.

The Administrative Staff

Jennifer Milo
Director of Athletics
Telephone: (760) 750-7100
Email: jmilo@csusm.edu

Todd Snedden
Associate Director of Athletics
Telephone: (760) 750-7109
Email: tsnedden@csusm.edu

Jason Stock
Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance
Telephone: (760) 750-7101
Email: jstock@csusm.edu

Morod Shah
Associate Director of Athletics for Facilities and Operations
Telephone: (760) 750-7102
Email: mshah@csusm.edu

Stephen Wren
Associate Director of Athletics for Business and Financial Operations
Telephone: (760) 750-7118
Email: swren@csusm.edu​

Andrea Leonard
Senior Woman Administrator/Head Women’s Volleyball Coach
Telephone: (760) 750-7117
Email: aleonard@csusm.edu

Bennett Cherry, Ph.D.
Faculty Athletics Representative
Telephone: (760) 750-4217
Email: bcherry@csusm.edu

Kara Barkdoll Coy
Business Operations Coordinator
Telephone:  (760) 750-8450
Email: kbarkdoll@csusm.edu

Mindy Mills
Sports Information Director
Telephone: (760) 750-7114
Email: mmills@csusm.edu

Tyler Morrison
Assistant Sports Information Director
Telephone: (760) 750-7122
Email: tmorrison@csusm.edu

David Nathanson
Assistant Director of Athletics for Academics, Compliance, Eligibility, and Support Services
Telephone: (760) 750-7107
Email: dnathanson@csusm.edu

Paul Signorelli
Head Athletic Trainer
Telephone: (760) 750-7111
Email: psignorelli@csusm.edu

Ryan Cacha
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Telephone: (760) 750-7121
Email: rcacha@csusm.edu

Daniel Melara
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Telephone: (760) 750-7111
Email: dmelara@csusm.edu

Athletics External Operations Coordinator


The Department of Athletics Head Coaches

Nick Booker
Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Telephone: (760) 750-8805
Email: nbooker@csusm.edu

Jose Garcia 
Head Baseball Coach
Telephone: (760) 750-7104 
Email: jogarcia@csusm.edu

Stef Ewing
Head Softball Coach
Telephone: (760) 750-7103
Email: sewing@csusm.edu

Ron Pulvers
Head Men’s Soccer Coach
Telephone: (760) 750-7112
Email: rpulvers@csusm.edu

Bobby Renneisen
Head Women’s Soccer Coach
Telephone (760) 750-7115
Email: brenneis@csusm.edu

Greg Hutton
Head Men’s & Women’s Golf Coach
Telephone: (760) 750-7110
Email: ghutton@csusm.edu

Torrey Olson
Head Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country and Track & Field Coach
Telephone: (760) 750-7105
Email: tolson@csusm.edu

Renee Jimenez
Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Telephone: (760) 750-7116
Email: rjimenez@csusm.edu

Andrea Leonard
Senior Woman Administrator/Head Women’s Volleyball Coach
Telephone: (760) 750-7117
Email: aleonard@csusm.edu

Department of Athletics Intercollegiate Teams

The Department of Athletics has achieved steady growth since its inception in the late 1990’s. In 1998-99, the department started with the men’s and women’s golf, cross country, and track & field teams, which became perennial contenders in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). In 2006, CSUSM added baseball, softball, and men’s and women’s soccer, all of which have developed into highly successful programs. In 2011, the University added women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball. In 2014-15, CSUSM Athletics was accepted into candidacy by NCAA Division II and now competes in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) conference. The department completed the three-year transition process and was accepted as a full NCAA Division II member in 2017-18. In 2019, CSUSM Women’s Golf finished runner-up at the NCAA DII Championship, while individually Jaime Jacob brought home CSUSM’s first-ever NCAA DII National Championship. To date, the Department of Athletics has earned 27 conference championships and this past year the Department of Athletics earned its first ever Robert J. Hiegert Commissioner’s Cup recognizing the CCAA institution with highest aggregate ranking in eight of the CCAA’s 13 championship sports.
The Department now has 14 intercollegiate teams and houses the university’s cheer program and the university’s mascot, CRASH the Cougar.

For more information regarding the Department of Athletics, visit csusmcougars.com, or follow them on social media @CSUSMCougars.

ATM Services

ATM services are available to the campus community via the ATM located in the University Student Union. The ATM offers access to cash withdrawals, and is a member of the STAR and PLUS system ATM networks. CSUSM Corporation contracts with Wells Fargo to provide ATM services. 

Dining Services

(760) 750-4700 – CSUSM Corporation Dining Services / dining@csusm.edu

(760) 750 - 4764 – Sodexo, University Dining Services (Main Office)

University Dining Services (https://www.csusm.edu/corp/dining/index.html) is operated by Sodexo through a partnership with the CSUSM Corporation.
The following dining options are available on campus:

(760) 750 - 4700 – Campus Way Café
(760) 750 - 4762 – Crash’s Café (USU)
(760) 750 - 4769 – Get Fresh (USU)
(760) 750 - 4769 – Hilltop Bistro Grille (USU)
(760) 750 - 4764 – Kikka Sushi (USU Market) 
(760) 510 - 3824 – Panda Express (USU)
(760) 750 - 4769 – Qdoba (USU)
(760) 750 - 4757 – Starbucks (Kellogg Library)
(760) 750 - 4764 – USU Market (USU)

Additional Food Service on campus:
(760) 703-3515 – Campus Coffee (The Coffee Cart) –– Independently owned and operated, located on Founders Plaza

Campus Way Café

Campus Way Café (https://www.csusm.edu/dining/locations/cafe.html) is CSUSM’s all-you-care-to-eat dining facility. Students with meal plans can use their meal swipes or dining dollars to enter the facility and enjoy a rotating menu of food options, including options for dietary restrictions such as gluten-free and vegan. The facility is also open to any individual by paying the entry price at the door in cash or credit card.

Meal Plans

All students, staff, and faculty are able to purchase a meal plan, which inclhttps://www.csusm.edu/dining/mealplans/index.html udes meal swipes to be used at Campus Way Café and dining dollars to be used at dining services locations on campus. Students living in the North Commons student housing are required to purchase a qualifying meal plan.

More information on meal plans can be found at https://www.csusm.edu/dining/mealplans/index.html


Snack and beverage vending machines are located throughout the campus in the following buildings: University Commons, Academic Hall, Arts Building, Science Hall II, Kellogg Library, Markstein Hall, Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBSB) Building, the Clarke Field House, University Village Apartments (UVA), University Student Union (USU), and Extended Learning Building (ELB). 

University Store

(760) 750-4730

Located on the Cal State San Marcos campus, the University Store provides a wide array of products and services both in-store and online, including Books, Apparel, Accessories, Gifts & Collectibles, Supplies, and Technology. New and used textbooks, book rental program, and bundled course materials are also offered.

CSUSM Center for Children and Families

The Center for Children and Families (CCF) provides quality childcare and preschool education to children from six weeks to five years old with low teacher-student ratios. There are discounted child tuition costs for students, faculty, and staff.

The Center’s research-based curriculum, Guided Discovery, is focused on play, which allows children to learn through stimulating age-appropriate games and activities. CCF also acts as a resource to various academic programs on campus, including Psychology, Nursing, and Education, providing CSUSM students with one-way observation areas and cameras for distance observation and teaching. 
For more information about the facility or to schedule a tour, please contact the CCF staff at (760) 750-8750.

Disability Support Services

Administrative Bldg 4300 & 4200
(760) 750-4905 (TDD 750-4909)

The Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) determines reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. All students with disabilities who request reasonable accommodations are required to provide appropriate and recent documentation to the Office of Disability Support Services before services can be approved.

Reasonable accommodations are available through DSS for those students who qualify, noting that the appropriate accommodations for each student will be approved based on the documented disability and using the interactive process. Reasonable accommodations available include:

  • access to course materials in alternate format;
  • readers
  • notetakers
  • interpreters or captioners (for the hearing impaired)
  • testing accommodations
  • access to specially adapted equipment
  • application assistance
  • supplemental academic advising
  • psychoeducational screening
  • disability-related counseling
  • priority registration

For further information on reasonable accommodations and required paperwork, please contact the Office of Disability Support Services.

Instructional & Information Technology Services (IITS)

Instructional & Information Technology Services (IITS) provides a wide range of technological support and resources to enhance the learning and working experience for students, faculty, and staff at CSUSM. IITS provides technology support ranging from computer issues, software installs, or questions about campus-specific applications.

To help with student success and access to technological resources, IITS offers equipment loaner services, allowing students to borrow laptops, iPads, cameras, and more. These resources are available to support coursework, research, and ensure students have the tools they need for their success. We provide a wide range of software support and subscriptions at no charge to students, including Office 365 and Adobe Creative Cloud.

IITS facilitates CSUSM Campus ID card services, including card printing, replacements, and digital ID support. It supports and operates more than 180 instructional classrooms and more than 40 computer labs throughout the campus. There are two open labs in the Kellogg Library on the second and third floors. In these spaces you will find renovated seating areas, open study desks, desktop computers, printing resources, and other Library resources.

IITS offers a variety of technical support opportunities in person, via chat, email, and phone. Our team is here to assist you. For in-person support, please visit us on the second floor of the Kellogg Library. For more information about services we offer, please visit http://www.csusm.edu/iits/

International Student Services

(760) 750-4090
Fax (760) 750-3284

International student services are provided by the Office of Global Education. International student services include initial orientation and advising on matters such as housing, registration, visa regulations, work authorization, taxes, health insurance requirements, health services, safety issues, and other campus services.

Upon admission to the University, international students will receive information as to the date and time of their orientation session. When they arrive in San Marcos, international students should report to the international student advisor and remain in regular contact with the office as long as they are students.

International students should notify the international student advisor of their address and telephone number, their plans to work on- and off-campus, and their intention to travel outside the United States, including return trips to their home country. Upon request, the Office of Global Education will serve as a contact point for international students in the event of personal or family emergencies.

University Library

(760) 750-4330

The University Library is the primary learning resource outside the classroom. The 200,000-square-foot Kellogg Library building has more than 300 computers and laptop plugin stations, more than 40 group study rooms, four dedicated Zoom rooms, thousands of journals, and a quarter-million books. You can enter the building through either the main entrance on the third level or at the second level near the Administrative Building Circle. 

Online Access


The University Library’s website provides access to more than 100 research databases and the California State University (CSU) system-wide OneSearch catalog where you can find resources from the California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) University Library’s local collection as well as from other CSU libraries. The website also provides information on the University Library’s services, operating hours, and contact information. You may make requests for CSUSM, CSU+, and Interlibrary Loan books directly online, chat with librarians, and schedule research appointments.


For a list of the University Library’s operational hours and events, please visit the Library Hours and Events webpage at https://biblio.csusm.edu/library-hours-events 
Any exceptions to these operational hours will be posted on the website in advance and can be found on the Library calendar at https://biblio.csusm.edu/library-calendar-view

Library Card and Borrowing Policy

(760) 750-4348

The University Cougar Card or Digital ID found on the CSUSM campus app serves as a Library card for checking out books and other materials. For more information about Cougar Cards or Digital ID’s, contact the Instructional & Information Technology Services (IITS) Student Technology Help Desk or visit the IITS Campus ID Photo page. https://www.csusm.edu/iits/iitsforyou/campusid/index.html

With a current CSUSM ID, faculty, staff, and students may borrow materials from CSUSM or directly from other California State University libraries as well as Mira Costa and Palomar community colleges. University Library users are responsible for the return of all materials checked out to their account.

Borrowing & Requesting  
Circulating materials may be borrowed directly from the Check Out / Circulation & Reserves Desk (3rd Floor) or the Media Library Desk (2nd Floor) in the University Library. Circulating materials may also be requested through the CSU Catalog (OneSearch) and picked up from the Check Out / Circulation & Reserves Desk, or Library Lockers.

Loan Periods

Books & DVDs

  • 365 days for faculty/staff
  • 16 weeks for graduate and undergraduate students
  • 30 days for all other users

Periodicals and other special collection items do not circulate.

For information about loan limits and renewals, visit our Borrowing Books and Media Policy page at: https://biblio.csusm.edu/content/borrowing-policies-books-and-media.

Library Reserves


(760) 750-8363

Course support materials are placed on reserve in the Library by your instructor. Print books and other physical items can be borrowed from the Check Out / Circulation & Reserves Desk on the third floor of Kellogg Library. Electronic materials, such as ebooks, articles, book chapters, and streamed media can be accessed via the Library Reserves search tab on the University Library website https://biblio.csusm.edu/library-reserves or your Cougar Courses.

Resource Sharing

(760) 750-4345

Resource Sharing is a service through which CSUSM faculty, staff, and students can obtain research materials not held in our library from other libraries. Resource Sharing is done through these programs:

If you find the book you want via CSU+, you can request it online and pick it up in the library, usually in 2 to 5 days. We will notify you via email when your items are available. Only books can be requested via CSU+. 
Wait Time: 2-5 days

Interlibrary Loan Request
We can get just about anything you need, including books, articles, and dissertations, from just about any library within a couple of weeks. Articles can arrive in 2 to 5 days while books, etc. can take longer. We will notify you via email when your items are available.
Wait Time: 2-10 days

Research Assistance

(760) 750-4391

Research assistance is available in person at the Research Help desk, by appointment with subject specialist librarians, and via email, phone, or real-time chat. For more information visit the Ask A Librarian page at: https://biblio.csusm.edu/research-assistance

Teaching and Learning

Email the Teaching and Learning Department from our Ask a Librarian page:

(760) 750-4375

The Teaching and Learning Department is a team of library faculty that partners with college faculty to provide learning opportunities focused on research and inquiry. These collaborative efforts appear in virtually all academic programs and general education courses and can include in-class or online materials. For more information, visit the Teaching and Learning Department page at: https://biblio.csusm.edu/about/departments/337/info


The CSUSM University Library makes available more than 1 million titles, including print and electronic books, media (streaming video and DVDs), print and electronic journals, primary sources, data sets, and government documents. You will find research materials to support all areas of the CSUSM curriculum, from Accounting to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Whether you need resources for a research paper, background materials to support a thesis, or guidance on field research methods, the library collections are available to you.

The University Library is a selective depository for United States and California State documents. In addition, the Library houses the Virginia Hansen collection of curriculum materials and the University Archives. Visit https://biblio.csusm.edu/ to find out more.

Off-Campus Access

Many of the Library’s resources are available online. Materials, such as full-text journals and e-books are available to currently registered CSUSM students, faculty, and staff. To access library resources from off campus, simply go to the catalog or research databases as you would on campus. When you click on a link, you will be prompted to log in with your campus username and password. More detailed information on online access can be found on our Off-Campus Access to Library Resources page at  https://biblio.csusm.edu/content/campus-access-library-resources.

Visit our Services for Distance Learners page at https://biblio.csusm.edu/guides/services-distance-learners for more information about services specifically for Temecula and Distance Education students.

Lifelong Learning and Development

Alumni and Annual Giving

(760) 750-4416

The Office of Alumni and Annual Giving is dedicated to identifying and serving the needs of Cal State San Marcos alumni. Alumni and Annual Giving works to encourage a life-long relationship with alumni through their continued connection with the University through job fairs, special events, alumni-based benefits, or electronic and print communications.

Alumni Association

The Cal State San Marcos Alumni Association provides alumni with opportunities to enhance their cultural, personal, and professional development through their continued involvement with the University. For more information or to join the Cal State San Marcos Alumni Association, please call (760) 750-4416 or check out the association’s web site at www.csusmalumni.org

The Career Center

(760) 750-4900
Administrative Building, 1400

The Career Center provides services, resources, and career counseling to CSUSM students and Alumni at any stage in their career development. We assist with major and career exploration, employment and internship opportunities, job and internship search strategies, resume and cover letter critiques, interview preparation, personal branding, and graduate school application assistance. Our department develops relationships with local, state and national employers to connect and employ Cougars, as well as offers students the opportunity to obtain free interview attire, professional photos, and hosts campus-wide events including career fairs and networking events.

Career Placement
TheCareer Services Center and/or Center for University Advancement may furnish, upon request, information about the employment of students who graduate from programs or courses of study preparing students for a particular career field. Data provided must be in a form that does not allow for the identification of any individual student. This information includes data concerning the average starting salary and the percentage of previously enrolled students who obtained employment. The information may include data collected from graduates of the university or graduates of all universities in the California State University system.

TRIO Pre-College Programs

(760) 750-4887
Administrative Building 3300

The TRIO Pre-College programs motivate and support high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree. Our programs provide college planning and preparation tools to transition participants from high school to college, with the ultimate goal of completing a postsecondary education. TRIO programs are federally funded grants by the U.S. Department of Education and all program services are FREE to participants.
(See TRIO Student Support Services for additional resources)

TRIO Talent Search (TS)

TRIO Talent Search (TS) identifies and assists high school students who have the potential to succeed in higher education. Talent Search provides academic, career, and financial counseling to 9th-to-12th-grade participants. Cal State San Marcos TRIO Talent Search serves 500 participants from our target schools: El Camino and Oceanside high schools in Oceanside, CA.

TRIO Upward Bound (UB)

TRIO Upward Bound (UB) provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. Upward Bound provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Cal State San Marcos TRIO Upward Bound serves 75 participants from our target schools: Escondido and Orange Glen high schools in Escondido, CA. 

New Student and Family Programs

University Student Union (USU) 3500
(760) 750-4930

New Student & Family Programs (NSFP) supports new students and their families in a successful transition to university life at CSUSM, from admission through the first year. We aim to create a welcoming environment for new students and families, instill a sense of pride in campus spirit and traditions, and connect students and families to services and resources available on campus. For more information, visit https://www.csusm.edu/nsfp/index.html.

Parking and Commuter Services

(760) 750-7500 - University Police Building

All faculty, staff, students, and visitors must have a valid paid parking session (virtual permit) or must properly display a valid CSUSM physical parking permit at all times while parked on campus. Parking regulations are posted on the Parking and Commuter Services website and in parking lots and roadways; these areas are closely monitored. The following reminders will assist users of the California State University San Marcos parking facilities:

  • Ensure your vehicle has a valid California State University San Marcos paid parking session, or physical permit properly displayed, before parking your vehicle;
  • Daily permits can be obtained from pay stations in general parking lots: B, C, F, or N, via the AMP app, or online from the Parking and Commuter Services website. Download the CSUSM app for quick access to virtual permit purchase options;
  • Park only in lots where the permit or parking session is valid;
  • Do not park in disabled parking spaces, unless a current validated DMV plate/placard is displayed; a valid California State University San Marcos parking permit is also required;
  • Park only in clearly marked parking spaces, not along fences, red curbs, reserved spaces, and/or undeveloped areas.
  • Keep your vehicle information up to date by checking your parking account routinely at: www.csusm.edu/parking.

Parking Refunds

Parking refund forms are available in Parking and Commuter Services, located in the University Police Building or can be found online: www.csusm.edu/parking. Refunds are calculated on a prorated schedule.

Commuter Options

Parking and Commuter Services promotes the use of alternative modes of transportation such as bicycling, carpooling, vanpooling, ridesharing, carsharing, and public transportation. Visit the Parking and Commuter Services website for additional information on commuter amenities.

Bicycling to Campus

Bike racks are located throughout the campus perimeter and are accessible to the CSUSM campus community. Bike lockers are available for rent on a semesterly basis.  
Bicycle registration is a free and highly encouraged service provided to CSUSM students, faculty, and staff. Register your bike to aid in the recovery and return if it is stolen. 

Carpooling, Vanpooling, or Ridesharing

Reserved proximity parking spaces are available to registered carpool teams with valid CSUSM carpool parking permits.

To aid in finding and creating a carpool, students can fill out the Carpool Link Application or they can post their information at the Carpool Bulletin Board located in the USU Commuter Lounge (first floor of USU). For more information about vanpools, please email commuterprograms@csusm.edu


Zipcars are located on the first floor of Parking Structure 1 (PS1). Zipcar is a carsharing company that offers vehicles for rent on an hourly or daily basis. Eligible CSUSM students can attain a Zipcar membership for a discounted fee and reserve the vehicles for use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For complete details go to www.csusm.edu/parking.

Public Transportation

CSUSM students can purchase a semester or monthly Regional Transit Pass through their CSUSM Parking Account. All transit passes sold through Parking and Commuter Services are valid on both North County Transit District (NCTD) and San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS). The NCTD SPRINTER commuter train stops on campus at the corner of Barham Drive and La Moree as it travels to/from Escondido and Oceanside.

The NCTD BREEZE bus stops on campus at the Administrative Building Circle and the SPRINTER station on the same time schedule as the SPRINTER. Discounted Regional transit passes are available to eligible campus community members through Parking and Commuter Services.

Additional transit routes are available via MTS and NCTD web sites.

More information can be found at www.csusm.edu/parking/commuter

Other Amenities

  • Bike tire pumps are located at the Administrative Building Circle and Campus Way Circle bike racks.
  • Bike locks may be borrowed on a daily basis from the Parking and Commuter Services Office.
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations are located on the first floor of Parking Structure 1 (PS1). Valid CSUSM permit required, vehicle must be actively charging. EV charging is limited to 4 hours max then vehicles must be relocated to an alternate space where their CSUSM permit is valid.
  • A complete list of amenities, additional information, and updates on new programs can be found at www.csusm.edu/parking, or follow us on social media: @ParkingCSUSM.                                                                                                                                                                                 

Information may be subject to change. To inquire about current parking information, visit the Parking and Commuter Services web site at: www.csusm.edu/parking or call (760) 750-7500.

Personal Mobility Devices

Personal Mobility Devices (PMD) are commonly known as skateboards, bicycles, in-line skates, scooters and other similar devices. Personal Mobility Devices are allowed on campus as a mode of transportation, however it is the operator’s responsibility to know where on campus PMDs are prohibited and where Dismount Zones are located.

Hover Boards or other similar devices ARE NOT PERMITTED on campus. 

Operation of PMDs must be in accordance with the California Vehicle Codes “Rules of the Road” and other municipal codes and policies. PMD operators shall exercise due care and reasonable caution to prevent collisions, injury to self, others or to property.
The PMD policy addresses the use of PMDs on the grounds of California State University, San Marcos and the property it controls. For a complete list of definitions and to review the Personal Mobility Device Policy, visit https://www.csusm.edu/policies/

Campus Safety

Emergency Procedures

(760) 750-4567

To ensure everyone’s safety in an emergency, please take the time to review the emergency evacuation plans posted throughout all University buildings. In the event of a fire, activate the fire alarm, and evacuate the building immediately. When safe to do so call 9-1-1 and report the fire. Once outside of the building, move upwind and away from the building. In any emergency, elevators are not to be used as part of an emergency evacuation route plan. Pre-plan your emergency evacuation by being familiar with at least two emergency evacuation routes from wherever you are on campus. You may also obtain information about emergency procedures by contacting University Police or the Emergency Management Office. For more information on emergency or safety tips and procedure, visit the University Police Department’s web site at: http://www.csusm.edu/police/

Injury and Illness Prevention Program

(760) 750-4502

Cal State San Marcos has an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) intended to provide a carefully controlled, safe, and healthy work environment for all employees and students. The IIPP is based on the concept that safety is a grass-roots program and is required per the California Code of Regulations. The IIPP policy assures that any employee may refuse to participate in any activity that the person, in good conscience, believes could cause harm to his/her well-being. Mandatory IIPP training is offered by Safety, Health, and Sustainability for all employees of Cal State San Marcos. A schedule of training opportunities is published each semester. Please call, (760) 750-4502, or visit the website at http://www.csusm.edu/shs/  for a listing of training events or further information.

University Police Department

(760) 750-4567
911 — Emergency

The University Police Department, a full-service police department, is located in the Public Safety Building at 425 La Moree Road. The main telephone number (business line) is (760) 750-4567. The University Police operates 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year with statewide jurisdiction. Its primary responsibilities include crime prevention, law enforcement, criminal investigation, traffic enforcement, and disaster preparedness. If you are a victim of a crime or witness of a suspicious activity, report the incident immediately by calling 9-1-1. 

The University Police Department provides the following campus community services:

  • Safety Escort Service from dusk to dawn.
  • The University Lost and Found program.
  • Alcohol Awareness and Impaired Driving Prevention presentations.
  • Safety Presentations, officers provide information on a wide variety of safety and crime-prevention topics.

For more information on these and other services, please see our website at www.csusm.edu/police.

Weapons on Campus

It is the policy of California State University San Marcos to provide a safe environment for all students, employees, visitors, and guests by enforcing all laws pertaining to firearms, weapons, or destructive devises on campus. The state laws pertaining to these devices are:

  • It is a violation of Penal Code section 626.9 for any person, except as defined in Penal Code Section 25850, to bring or possess any firearm onto any property owned, controlled, or operated by the University without the prior written permission of the President or designee.
  • It is a violation of Penal Code section 626.10, with specific exceptions as noted within 626.10 of the Penal Code, for any person to bring or possess and dirk, dagger, ice pick, knife having a fixed blade longer than two and one half (2 1/2) inches, stun gun or “Less Lethal Weapon” on any property owned, controlled, or operated by the University without prior written permission of the President.
    As defined by penal code 16780 “Less Lethal Weapon” means any device that is designed to, or that has been converted to expel or propel less lethal ammunition by any action, mechanism, or process for the purpose of incapacitating, immobilizing, or stunning a human being through the infliction of any less than lethal impairment of physical condition, function, or senses, including physical pain or discomfort. It is not necessary that a weapon leave any lasting or permanent incapacitation, discomfort, pain, or other injury or disability in order to qualify as a less lethal weapon. Examples would include, but not limited to, BB guns, pellet guns, Airsoft guns, and paint ball guns.
  • No person may openly display or expose any imitation firearm, as defined in Penal Code Section 20170, in a public place.
  • No person shall possess for any reason any fireworks, explosives or destructive device as defined in the California Health and Safety Code without prior written permission of the President.
  • No person shall possess any tear gas weapon to include Mace, CN gas, or CS Gas, pepper spray, or other similar gas weapon containing more than 2.5 ounces net weight of aerosol spray, as defined in penal code 22810 (e )(1).
  • No person shall possess any weapon defined in section 16590 of the Penal Code, to include, but not limited to, billy clubs, metal or plastic knuckles, belt buckle knife, shurikins (AKA Chinese throwing stars), nunchaku, blackjack, sap, or any metal or replica practice hand grenade.
  • It is a violation of Penal Code 21510 to possess or keep in a vehicle a switchblade or gravity knife (A “butterfly knife” for example).

This policy applies to all members of the campus community, visitors and guests on property owned, controlled or operated by the University except as expressly enumerated in the Penal Code and Health and Safety Code.


Cal State San Marcos considers hazing a serious matter and will thoroughly investigate all reports of hazing. In addition to being a violation of campus policy, hazing incidents may also be referred to the San Diego District Attorney’s Office for criminal prosecution.

Hazing is defined as any method of initiation or pre initiation into a student organization or student body, whether or not the organization or body is officially recognized by an educational institution, which is likely to cause serious bodily injury to any former, current, or prospective student of any school, community college, college, university or other educational institution in this state (Penal Code 245.6), and in addition, any act likely to cause physical harm, personal degradation or disgrace resulting in physical or mental harm, to any former, current, or prospective student of any school, community college, college, university or other educational institution. The term “hazing” does not include customary athletic events or school sanctioned events.

Neither the express or implied consent of a victim of hazing, nor the lack of active participation in a particular hazing incident is a defense. Apathy or acquiescence in the presence of hazing is not a neutral act, and is also a violation of this section.

For further information regarding prevention, reporting, and education can be obtained from the University Hazing Education Team at: http://www.csusm.edu/sll/resources/hazing.

Academic Assistance

Learning & Tutoring Services (LTS)

Extended Learning Building, 2nd Floor

LTS Centers create pathways to educational equity that empower students to achieve their full academic potential at CSUSM and beyond. We aspire to provide student-centered, transformative opportunities that proactively enhance student learning in welcoming, community-building spaces, both physical and virtual. These centers include the Writing Center, STEM Success Center, Supplemental Instruction and NetTutor.

STEM Success Center

Extended Learning Building, 250
(760) 750-4101
Email: stemsc@csusm.edu

The STEM Success Center supports all students by providing an open and welcoming environment with resources such as peer tutors, collaborative study spaces, laptops, textbooks, and dedicated space for faculty office hours. Our goal is to guide students in developing the skillset and self-confidence needed to succeed in the STEM disciplines. We strive to increase the number of students receiving degrees in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields through our academic support, community building and specialized programming. STEM drop-in tutoring is available for the following courses:

Biology:  BIOL 210 , BIOL 211 , and BIOL 215 ; Chemistry: CHEM 150 , CHEM 160 , CHEM 201  and CHEM 202 ; Computer Science: CS 111 , CS 211 , CS 231 , and CS 311 ; Lower Division Mathematics: MATH 100 , MATH 101 , MATH 105 , MATH 115 , MATH 125 , MATH 126 , MATH 132 , MATH 160 , MATH 162 , MATH 200 , MATH 210 , MATH 212 , MATH 242 MATH 260 , MATH 264 , MATH 270 , MATH 311 ; Upper Division Mathematics: MATH 350  and MATH 374 ; Physics: PHYS 201 , PHYS 202 , PHYS 205 , and PHYS 206 .

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Extended Learning Building, ELB 286

Supplemental Instruction (SI) provides academic support to students enrolled in historically challenging courses. The support comes in the form of regularly scheduled, out-of-class study sessions led by peer facilitators who previously succeeded in the course, known as SI Leaders. The main goal of the SI program is to help students become independent learners. During study sessions, students further develop and learn new study skills as they engage with the course content through facilitated discussion and group activities.

Supplemental Instruction supports sections of Accounting: ACCT 201  and ACCT 202 ; Chemistry: CHEM 160 , CHEM 201 , and CHEM 202 ; Economics: ECON 201  and ECON 202 ; Mathematics: MATH 350 ; Psychology: PSYC 360 ; and Speech Language Pathology: SLP 201 , SLP 320 , SLP 357 , SLP 391 , SLP 473 , and SLP 491 .

Writing Center

Extended Learning Building, ELB 273
(760) 750-4168
Email: writing@csusm.edu

The Writing Center provides feedback on writing for students from all disciplines. Trained peer consultants work with students at any stage of the writing process, offering strategies, advice, and resources to help students improve their writing skills, and their Academic English. A central goal of the Writing Center is to help create better writers, not just better writing. This is done through one-one-one, small-group sessions, online tutoring services, and writing and grammar workshops.


Email: lts@csusm.edu

One-on-one virtual tutoring and asynchronous feedback via chat is available through NetTutor, a third-party service vendor available to all CSUSM enrolled students. Virtual tutoring is available all semester, including weekends and evening hours. A detailed schedule of our tutoring hours can be found on the LTS website.

Accounting Lab

(760) 750-4214

The Accounting Lab aids students in their study in these and related areas. The lab, which is supported by the College of Business Administration, provides individual and group tutoring and has resource materials. All Cal State San Marcos students are welcome to use this facility as a supplement to other study and learning activities.

Office of Academic Advising

Locations: Craven Hall 1300 (main office), Markstein Hall 126, and University Hall 221
Phone: (760) 750-4060
Website: www.csusm.edu/academicadvising

The Office of Academic Advising provides academic advising to all admitted undergraduate students at CSUSM. Academic Advisors assist students with general education, major, minor, and graduation requirement planning. We are available to connect with students through our virtual front desk, drop-in advising, scheduled appointments, group advising, or through email (eAdvisor).

TRIO Student Support Services

Administrative Building, 4100
(760) 750-4861
Director: Heather Northway
Email: sss@csusm.edu

TRIO Student Support Services offers academic, personal, and professional support through services that empower and encourage undergraduate students from first-generation, low-income, and/or disability backgrounds to persist and graduate. TRIO SSS is committed to the CSUSM mission, provides an array of holistic cultural enrichment opportunities, and social mobility programming that aligns with regional needs to enhance student life after graduation.
(See TRIO Pre-College Programs for more information about individual programs.)

Support services offered through TRIO SSS include:

  • Academic advising
  • Academic coaching
  • Personal counseling
  • Peer mentoring
  • Learning community
  • Mid-semester evaluations/Early assessments
  • Cultural enrichment activities
  • Specialized advising for skill-building and academic guidance
  • Tutoring
  • Priority registration
  • Limited free printing and copying
  • Financial literacy
  • One-unit class
  • Community services projects
  • Graduation recognition ceremony
  • Graduate school preparation
  • Community building activities
  • Professional Development Conference
  • Student Success Seminars

Educational Opportunity Program

Administrative Building, 4100
(760) 750-4861
Director: Andres Favela
Email: afavela@csusm.edu

The Educational Opportunity Program at CSU San Marcos designs, administers, and supports programs that deliver access and retention services to CSUSM EOP students. EOP focuses on highly motivated, low-income, first-generation college students who reflect the local and university community.

EOP provides eligible students with a variety of support services intended to assist eligible students toward the goal of attaining a college degree.

Support services offered through EOP include:

  • Staff Counselors
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Academic guidance and planning
  • Personal counseling
  • Financial aid (EOP Grant)
  • Priority registration
  • Summer Bridge
  • Transfer Bridge
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Academic workshops and conferences
  • First-year Learning Cohorts

Applications are taken for Fall Admittance only.

Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge is a program that is available through the EOP Program.

Summer Bridge prepares first-year students to succeed in CSUSM’s academic, social, and cultural environment through an intensive five- to six-week program that provides first-year EOP students with rigorous instruction in writing, math, study skills, college success strategies, and community building activities.

The EOP Center

Administrative Building, 4100

The Center provides opportunities for EOP students to build community, form study groups, and/or conduct research. Other services offered through The Center include:

  • Access to computers
  • Free limited copies and printing

EOP admissions information, applications, and deadlines may be obtained by visiting the department’s web site at http://www.csusm.edu/eop/, or in ADM 4100, or at https://www2.calstate.edu/attend/student-services/eop

Early Assessment Program (EAP)

The CSU has worked with the State Board of Education (SBE) and the California Department of Education (CDE) to develop the Early Assessment Program (EAP). EAP incorporates the CSU’s placement standards into existing high school standards tests in English and mathematics. The goal of the Early Assessment Program is to have California high school graduates enter the CSU fully prepared to begin college level study.

Services offered by EAP at CSUSM include:

  • Cougar Scholars: Early Start
  • Assessment Testing and Placement (Math, Chemistry, Modern Languages)
  • Regional High School Outreach
  • College Is for Me Conference

Faculty Mentoring Program

Coordinator: Sonia M. Perez
Kellogg Library, 2400
(760) 750-4017
Email: fmp@csusm.edu

The Faculty Mentoring Program (FMP) at CSUSM serves students who are first generation and/or economically disadvantaged in their journey to receive their undergraduate degree. We do this by cultivating sustainable relationships between faculty mentors and our FMP student proteges. Faculty mentors provide students with social and instrumental support, so that students find the resources they need, engage in new leadership opportunities, and plan for their future.

Established in 1991, the Faculty Mentoring Program also offers a series of events and workshops that gather individual student protégées together into an annual cohort. Through individual mentoring and group activities, the Faculty Mentoring Program serves at-risk students by involving them in a process of creating strong professional relationships, establishing a shared culture, practicing constructive academic and professional behavior, and embracing a positive attitude about collaboration and academic success.

The Faculty Mentoring Program is administered by the Director of the Faculty Center, in collaboration with a Faculty Fellow. Faculty mentors are recruited and supported by the Faculty Center as part of its mission to support faculty development, and specifically, to enhance faculty success in promoting student learning and academic achievement among at risk upper division students (e.g. retention, timely degree-completion, advising about careers, application to advanced degree programs, etc.).

Students may submit an application if they are first generation college students and/or can demonstrate financial need, and must be at the junior or senior level. All faculty (part-time and full-time) are welcome to participate.

Personalized Academic Success Services (PASS)

Kellogg Library 1103
(760) 750 6056
Email: pass@csusm.edu

Personalized Academic Success Services (PASS) works with students by holistically assessing each individual situation to provide appropriate support and resources (on campus or in the community) to help students achieve academic and personal success.

Services offered in the PASS Center (and virtually):

  • Academic Goal Development
  • Academic and Personal Development Workshops (i.e. Time Management, Test-Taking, Note-Taking, etc.)
  • Support for Students on Academic Notice/Disqualification
  • Resource Referral Services
  • Transition Counseling for new first-year and transfer students adjusting to CSUSM
  • Peer Mentoring and Math Facilitation

Note: If you are in ACE, CAMP, EOP, or SSS, you should contact your program counselor/advisor for assistance first.


Student Health and Counseling Services

(760) 750-4915 Appointments
(760) 750-4924 TDD
(760) 750-3181 Fax
Email: shcs@csusm.edu

Student Health and Counseling Services provides basic primary healthcare, health education, and psychological counseling to enrolled Cal State San Marcos students. The Student Health and Counseling Services staff includes medical, psychological, and administrative professionals who are trained to assist students who have medical, mental, and/or health-related problems. Visits with a doctor, nurse practitioner, health educator, nurse, or psychologist are absolutely free with an appointment. Visits may include routine preventive health screenings, such as PAP exams and physicals, or treatment for colds, respiratory infections, and other general health issues. A psychiatrist is available for low-cost visits.

Also available are laboratory, radiology referral, and immunization services. Students will have access to pharmacy services for low-cost prescriptions and over-the-counter medications. Students may seek visits with health educators at the HOPE & Wellness Center for information, educational counseling, support, resources, and/or referral services for: alcohol and other drugs, contraception, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, nutrition and fitness, relationships, sexual assault and rape, sexual harassment, sexual health, smoking cessation, stress management, and other health issues. Short-term individual, couple, family, and group counseling services are available to help students cope with issues that can affect them personally and academically.

All services provided are strictly confidential. For more information, please visit our web site.

Peer Health Education

(760) 750-4917

Through the Healthy Cougars (PAWS) program, there are opportunities available for students to become certified peer health educators. These volunteers are committed to promoting awareness and advocating health and wellness related issues to the Cal State San Marcos community. This includes giving up-to-date information about health related issues through various programs, workshops, events and presentations, and referral of students to appropriate offices and resources on campus as needed. These students receive formal, direct training from the staff of Student Health and Counseling Services, as well as ongoing education and support. For information about these and other volunteer opportunities, contact Student Health and Counseling Services: Hope & Wellness Center or at https://www.csusm.edu/hope/paws/index.html.

Student Health Advisory Council

(760) 750-4917

The Student Health Advisory Council works closely with Student Health and Counseling Services. It is a voluntary advisory council whose mission is to ensure high quality, confidential, and professional primary and preventive health care for Cal State San Marcos students. The advisory council is also involved with campus-wide health programs for students. Membership is established through application, and new students are welcome to apply at the beginning of each semester. For further information, contact the staff advisor at (760) 750-4917 or at https://www.csusm.edu/hope/shac/index.html.

Family PACT

(760) 750-4968

Family PACT is a state planning, access, care, and treatment program that provides free family planning services to low income individuals who qualify, as well as education, counseling and treatment to protect your reproductive health. Please contact us today about eligibility.

Sexual Violence Advocate

(760) 750-4915

A confidential sexual violence advocate and educator is available for students who need help regarding dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, sexual harassment, and stalking. Support with discussing options of next steps, possible accompaniment to medical, university administrative, and legal proceedings is available as well as academic advocacy.

Student Life

Associated Students, Inc. (ASI)

University Student Union, Suite 3700
Phone: (760) 750-4990
Fax: (760) 750-3149

Mission Statement

To serve, engage, and empower students.


Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) is the official voice to express student opinions, foster awareness of student issues, and protect the rights and interests of students.

ASI also delivers programs that promote a campus climate to meet the educational, social, and cultural wellbeing of all students. ASI comprises student-focused entities, each with a unique statement of purpose in service of the mission. As a primary entity of campus life, ASI provides students with a variety of ways to serve their communities, engage in the diverse life of the University, and empower themselves as a student leaders who leave their legacies at Cal State San Marcos.

Programs and Services

  • Serve: Funding opportunities, enrollment assistance in programs such as CalFresh, and student organization account assistance. The ASI Cougar Pantry offers free, fresh food to all currently enrolled CSUSM students. Visit us in Commons 104.
  • Engage: Social and educational activities aimed at connecting students to campus and each other such as Festival 78, Alternative Spring Break, and CalFresh Extravaganza.
  • Empower: The ASI Board of Directors is the official voice of the CSUSM student body. We advocate for you on campus, at the state level, and nationwide through programs including California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS), Lobby Corps, California State Student Association (CSSA), and more!

Get Involved!

Become a voice of student service, engagement, and empowerment at California State University San Marcos. Associated Students, Inc. offers many opportunities for students to get involved through participation in our programs and services, student employment, and service on the ASI Board of Directors. For more information, visit our website at www.csusm.edu/asi or stop by our office on the third floor of the University Student Union in Suite 3700.

Student Life Centers for Identity, Inclusion and Empowerment

The Student Life Centers are committed to celebrating, educating and creating spaces for students to find a sense of belonging through developing self-awareness, exploring intersections of identity, and engaging in educational, social, and community programming.
As a collective, the Student Life Centers collaborate for maximum impact within CSUSM through educational outreach and programming, community events, and employee recruitment and training. Cougars in Solidarity is the signature program that provides varying outlets for education and responses to student community needs in critical times.

Black Student Center (BSC)

The Black Student Center promotes the success of Black students through the principle of Ujamaa (pronounced “OO-juh-muh”), a term in the East African language of Kiswahili, meaning the process of working together as an extended family to build and maintain a cohesive community. Through the framework of the Social Change Model of Leadership, the Black Student Center provides a space for students to learn about themselves, to engage with their peers, and to share their unique voices with the larger community.

Cross-Cultural Center (CCC)

The Cross-Cultural Center encourages identity exploration by challenging students to think critically about social justice issues and appreciate differences. Our programs promote the development of cultural intelligence, examine various forms of activism, and train students for campus leadership, community engagement, and social change. We create a space for marginalized communities to belong and support efforts for them to achieve their fullest potential for academic success.

Gender Equity Center (GEC)

The Gender Equity Center is guided by principles of intersectional feminism with a focus on topics and issues broadly related to the experiences of women, trans and non-binary students, parenting students, and the impacts of sexism and misogyny. We build communities by upholding a brave space; fostering dialogue about gender equity and social justice; and providing resources for students to achieve their goals. With that in mind, we want everyone at the Gender Equity Center to feel supported, included, and represented.

Latinx Center

The Latin@/x Center is grounded on community building standards deriving from “Familismo” principals and operates from a Latinx Critical Theoretical lens. We focus on Latin@/x student cultural empowerment by providing affirming and validating literature, artwork, and media within our space. We educate students and campus members about Latin@/x traditions, culture, and issues impacting the community. The center serves as a connection point to multiple internal and external networks aimed at providing systems of support for Latin@/x identifying students. These center standards foster positive transformational experiences and contribute to Latin@/x student success goals.

LGBTQA Pride Center

The LGBTQA Pride Center creates connections. Individuals of multiple sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as their allies, come together to build a community of support. The Center provides a home-like environment for students, faculty, and staff to learn more about their own and others’ identities. Through education, programming, resources and social interactions, the Pride Center provides a brave space for students to grow and achieve success in their personal and educational journeys.

Student Leadership and Involvement Center

(760) 750-4970
University Student Union, 3600


Student Leadership & Involvement Center (SLIC) develops students’ capacity to lead and initiate positive social change. Through inclusive programs, we engage students in leadership and co-curricular opportunities that foster the Tukwut experience, for all students to thrive by finding community through enriching and meaningful leadership experiences.

Student Organizations

Students have the opportunity to develop a campus support network, grow their leadership skills, and plan fun activities for their group and the campus at large. Student organizations offer a wide variety of opportunities for students to enhance their academic and social life on campus.

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Fraternity & Sorority Life at California State University San Marcos offers a vibrant community with shared values and tenets focused on leadership and intellectual development; service to others and the community; diversity and inclusion; and FSL community development through lifelong organizations.

Leadership Programs

Students engage in a variety of meaningful leadership pathways to learn more about themselves, teamwork, community, civil discourse, and personal identity development through short programs such as Leadership & Lattes or more robust leadership certificates such as the Tukwut Leadership Circle (TLC) or the TLC: Multicultural Intelligence & Leadership (MIL). There is a place for all CSUSM students to experience their leadership here.

Tukwut Trax


The online portal for students to engage with our student organizations and other campus groups.  Learn, join, engage and enhance your Tukwut Experience.

Off-Campus Housing

The Dean of Students Office provides a database for off-campus apartments, condominiums, rooms for rent and finding a roommate. Students can find those resources at: https://www.csusm.edu/dos/advocacy/och/index.html 

Civility Campaign

The mission of the Civility Campaign is to engage CSUSM students, faculty, and staff in learning opportunities to create a community that navigates social justice issues and multiple perspectives through self-reflection, care, respect, and empathy while acknowledging the culture and humanity of others.
With “Civil Discourse: Let’s Engage” as the tagline, the campus community can participate in Civility Dialogues, Civility Café Series, and the Civility Celebration.

New Student and Family Programs

New Student & Family Programs works hard to provide an exciting transition experience for all incoming students and their families. The transition process for new students begins at Orientation, where they learn about the campus community and build connections with their fellow students, as well as faculty and staff. New Student & Family Programs also offers additional programs throughout the academic year to continue the support for new students as they begin their journey at CSUSM. Visit our web site to find specific information about Orientation and other transition programs for new students: https://www.csusm.edu/nsfp/index.html

If you are interested in an exciting leadership opportunity that will allow you to assist incoming students and their families, check out the Orientation Team. The recruitment and selection for this team occurs in early Spring.

Clarke Field House

(760) 750-7400

The M. Gordon Clarke Field House, home to Campus Recreation, Intercollegiate Athletics, and Kinesiology (non-lecture courses), is a place to build community and enhance student life through programs, activities, and events.

The Clarke Field House serves the student and campus community in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to:

  • As a venue for students to recreate and participate in fitness and wellness programs. Visit the section about “Campus Recreation” for more details.
  • As home to CSUSM’s intercollegiate athletic teams, and an athletic support staff and administration made up of over 40 employees. Visit the “Athletics” section for more information about our programs. Contact us at (760) 750-7100 or www.csusmcougars.com.
  • As a supporting facility for Kinesiology courses that are activity-based in nature.

Campus Recreation

(760) 750-6009

Campus Recreation (REC) is vital to the CSUSM culture and inspires lifelong wellness and student development. Campus Recreation’s efforts are dedicated to promoting holistic wellness and enriching the CSUSM experience by providing inclusive recreational services, facilities and opportunities. Four core programs mold Campus Recreation: Fitness & Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, Sport Clubs, and Intramurals. Each program values inclusivity, innovation, student leadership, intentionality, and experientiality for the campus community.

Programs & Services at REC:

  • Fitness & Wellness: Helping the CSUSM community find their fit through yoga, kickboxing, powerlifting competitions, nutrition lectures, fun runs, Wellness Fair, and more!
  • Outdoor Adventure trips & excursions: Cost effective opportunities to recreate outdoors both locally and across the Southwest. Recreational activities include, but are not limited to: Camping, hiking, backpacking, kayaking, rafting, paddle boarding, climbing, more!
  • Intramurals: Creating teams and competing against CSUSM peers in activities such as flag football, Futsal, speed soccer, one-day tournaments and more, within the boundaries of fair play and good sportsmanship in a safe environment.
  • Sport Clubs: Competitive student-organizations designed to offer opportunities to meet individual interests in different sports, including baseball, soccer, lacrosse, powerlifting, surf, dance, and more. Clubs may vary in focus and programming as the student-leaders are the active participants in the leadership, responsibility, and decision-making process.

University Student Union



The University Student Union (USU) is the largest student-centered building on campus and is proudly referred to as the heartbeat of student life at CSUSM. Home to more than 10 unique student service departments and Campus Dining, the USU features a variety of cultural, educational, social and recreational opportunities for students to make connections, seek resources and get involved. The USU offers exciting event spaces including the outdoor amphitheater, ballroom and meeting rooms, lounge and social spaces including the rooftop patio and five Student Life centers, and recreation areas including the activity center and commuter lounge. Whether to study, attend events, socialize with friends, or grab a meal between classes, the USU is the preferred destination for CSUSM students. With a commitment to diversity, innovation and learning, the USU offers a wide variety of student employment opportunities to support professional development and growth. The USU aims to create community, maximize student experiences and promote campus pride. We hope to see ‘YOU’ at the USU this semester

Programs & Services at USU:

  • Student employment & volunteer opportunities
  • USU Live! programs and events such as Casino Night, Cougar Cinema outdoor movies, Crafty Cougars, and Cougar Eats.
  • Event space & resources: USU Ballroom, meeting rooms, USU arcade, & more.
  • Activity Center: A space within the USU for students to play games, lounge, and purchase discounted tickets.
  • Dining services

Veterans Services

Epstein Family Veterans Center



CSUSM is home to a large number of veterans and military-connected students, the highest percentage per capita of any California State University campus. CSUSM serves close to 2,000 military-connected students, 12% of our campus population. The Veterans Service team supports student veterans active duty and family members in a number of ways dedicated to ensuring the successful transition of our students into academic success and onto meaningful careers. Veterans Services is your one-stop shop for processing your VA educational benefits.

Programs & Services for Veterans:

  • Lounge area for the campus community, computer lab, and printing.
  • Vet Net Ally Seminar: Educate members of the university community about the needs and concerns of military service members and veterans.
  • Veterans to Energy Career (VTEC): Introduces students to one-on-one mentorship and professional development coupled with paid internships to sustainable careers.
  • Live, Long and Learn (L3) series: A health and wellness educational series to stay active and learn about important campus resources