Parking

Complimentary parking is included for Arts & Lectures events and is located on the 6th floor of Parking Structure 1. Be sure to park in the allotted spaces for Arts and Lectures events or you will need to purchase a parking pass.  If you already have a parking pass, please leave the A&L parking spaces for those who do not.  Look out for the Arts & Lectures signage on campus once you arrive to lead you to your event.  

For more information, please visit the Parking Services website.

Driving Directions

California State University San Marcos
333 S Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096

CSU San Marcos is conveniently located in North San Diego County — only a short drive from the City of San Diego, Riverside County and Orange County. The campus is easily accessed from Interstates 5 and 15:

From Interstate 5

  • From Interstate 5, merge onto eastbound Highway 78
  • Drive approximately 14 miles on eastbound Highway 78, then exit at Twin Oaks Valley Road
  • Turn right to go south on Twin Oaks Valley Road
  • After approximately .3 miles, turn left onto E. Barham Drive
  • Make your first right onto Campus Way
  • Head to the top of the hill and make a left at the light onto Campus View Drive
  • You will see the 6-story parking structure in front of you
  • Please park on the 6th floor in the roped-off and event parking designated section only to avoid a parking ticket

From Interstate 15

  • From Interstate 15, merge onto westbound Highway 78
  • Drive approximately 4.5 miles on westbound Highway 78, then exit at Twin Oaks Valley Road
  • Turn left to go south on Twin Oaks Valley Road
  • After approximately .3 miles, turn left onto E. Barham Drive
  • Make your first right onto Campus Way
  • Head to the top of the hill and make a left at the light onto Campus View Drive
  • You will see the 6-story parking structure in front of you
  • Please park on the 6th floor in the roped-off and event parking designated section only to avoid a parking ticket