- Early Start
- Stage 1: Admission through Enrollment at Orientation
- Stage 2: Enrollment through First Day of School
- Orientation Information
- Academic Planning
- Pay for CSUSM
- Cougar Central
- Find Housing
- Buy Text Books
- First Year Requirements
- Eat on Campus
- Find a Job
- Get Involved
- Stage 3: First Day of School through End of First Year
CSUSM offers a variety of opportunities for students to get involved outside of the classroom. Whether you want to attend events, learn how to be a better leader, or meet people, check out how to get involved on campus. It will make your college career at CSUSM more exciting and beneficial!
Student Life & Leadership
California State University San Marcos is a place where you can leave your mark as a student, and Student Life & Leadership (SLL) is here to support you in your quest to LEARN about your interests and your strengths, DEVELOP those strengths and your leadership skills, so that you can in turn LEAD your peers, the campus, and our community ...into the future.
Student Life and Leadership offers students the opportunities to get involved in a variety of ways including: Student Organizations, Greek Life, Multicultural Programs, Leadership Programs, Orientation & New Student Programs, and more!
Associated Students, Inc
Associated Students Inc. is a non-profit student-run auxiliary of Cal State University San Marcos. ASI's mission is concise yet impactful to serve, engage, and empower students. ASI is the official voice to express student opinions, foster awareness of student issues, protect the rights and interests of students, and deliver programs which promote a campus climate that meets the educational, social, and cultural well-being of all students.
Visit ASI to learn more about Campus Activities Board, the Women’s Center, The Pride Center, Campus Recreation, and the Board of Directors!
The Clarke/University Student Union
The M. Gordon Clarke Field House/University Student Union serves students and the campus community by fostering physical, mental, and emotional wellness and cultivating a sense of inclusiveness. The Clarke serves the campus community by providing meeting space, lounge space, fitness facilities, and a place to enjoy recreational activities.
Visit the Clarke to learn more about University Student Union Advisory Board (USUAB), the Clarke Activities Team (CAT), and more great events offered in this space!
Come cheer for our Cougars! Cougar athletics offers a variety of sports programs on our campus! To view team schedules and other information about how to show your Cougar Pride, check out the Cougar athletics website!
How do I find out what is happening on campus?
Check out the following pages to view campus calendars and events. All of the resources below will provide you with information about what events are happening around campus, so get out there and get involved!