Student Housing Options

University Village Apartments and the Quad are modern on-campus apartments designed exclusively for students attending California State University San Marcos.

Living on campus promotes greater connections to the university community, and facilitates a positive first year experience. The on-campus living experience provides greater support in transition to U.S. culture and university life.  Living on campus can include participation in learning communities, involvement in student life and recreation, more access to academic resources and opportunities to build life-long friendships. 

Homestay with Local Families

Living with an American family in homestay is one of the best ways to learn about American culture and customs. Many students choose homestay for their first semester at the ALCI. You may contact the following homestay agency directly to apply for homestay.

Homestay Services International
Coordinator: Jenny Cole
Phone: 760-740-9244

E-mail:jennycole3@cox.net

Campus Housing

CSUSM offers two options for on-campus housing: The UVA (University Village Apartments) and the QUAD

Please apply early. Campus Housing fills up many months before each semester. 

University Village Apartments (offers nine and twelve month leases)

The QUAD

Off-Campus Housing

The San Marcos, Carlsbad, Escondido, Oceanside, and Vista communities near CSU San Marcos offer many reasonably priced apartments. The following sites may be useful in your search for off-campus housing, apartments and room rentals.

CSU San Marcos Off-Campus Housing Guide

Apartment Guide