Campus Tours

Student-led campus tours are offered Monday through Friday at 10am and 2pm.  We are located in Craven Hall on the 3rd floor in Cougar Central.  Guest should arrive at least 5 minutes prior to tour-time.  We begin with a 20 minute informational session followed by a 45 to 60 minute tour of our campus.  Please allow up to 90 minutes for your visit of the campus.  There is no need to schedule tour for individual walk-ins.  However if you would like to request a group tour visit, please see below.

Self-guided tour brochures are available in Cougar Central for those individuals wishing to tour the beautiful San Marcos campus at their leisure.  Please plan to buy a parking permit in Student Lots B or C which are the closest parking lots to Craven Hall.

Campus Group Tours

However if you would like to request a group tour of 10 people or more or have an individual questions you may do so by contacting the Cougar Central office at 760-750-4830 after the conclusion of this message or feel free to visit our university homepage at Please remember to purchase a parking permit when visiting our campus.  Parking booths are conveniently placed at the end of each parking lot on our campus.  Thank you for your interest in California State University San Marcos. 

CSUSM Freshmen For A Day program (FFAD)

Freshman For A Day (FFAD) is offered during the school semester for school groups. Please call (760) 750-4830 for additional information.

Never been to CSU San Marcos?

Get driving directions, parking and mass transit information, and campus maps on the University's official Directions, Parking & Maps page.

Campus Closed Dates

Please note that campus tours are not available on days when the CSUSM campus is closed for campus holidays.

Virtual Tour:

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