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Career Services: Members of the CSUSM Alumni Association have access to in-person and online career resources for the length of your Alumni Association membership. Benefits include: Job Listings, Resume Critiques, Career Resource Lab, Graduate & Professional School information, Career Fairs, On Campus Recruiting and Individual Career Services.  Detailed information can be found on the Career Center Alumni page.

Library Privileges: Alumni Association members have access to all CSU libraries.  Access at CSUSM's Kellogg Library includes:  access to 3rd floor guest computers, Media Library AV workstations and privileges to borrow up to a maximum of 10 items or one time (up to 4 media items).  Cougar grads who are current CSUSM Alumni Association members are welcome to use the 24/5 Zone during its overnight hours of operation as a new membership benefit. Alumni can also use the databases the library subscribes to by coming into the library and using the terminals (no remote access). Please bring your Alumni Association membership card and/or Library-issued Alumni ID card to access the space.  

Extended Learning: Want to enhance your degree?  As a member of the Alumni Association you'll enjoy a 15% discount on professional development classes and non-credit programs (excluding online courses). Find more information about Extended Learning.

One Free One-Day Parking Permit (new!): We want our Alumni to come back to campus and see the tremendous growth, attend an event, volunteer with your college, mentor a student, and stay connected to campus.  To encourage this, we are offering one free one-day parking permit.  One permit per member, per semester.  Requests must be made 10 days in advance of campus visit.

Working Advantage: The Alumni Association is pleased to offer our members up to 60% off of tickets, travel and shopping. Once you become a member of the Alumni Association, you will receive your member ID number to register for this great service.  For more information on the benefits of Working Advantage.

Monthly E-Newsletter: Monthly updates on Alumni Association news and events. Exclusive information for members only, including priority tickets for our popular Cougar Night are announced in the newsletter.

Steps: A Magazine for Alumni and Friends: Stay in touch with the CSUSM Community! These publications offer a variety of special features, highlighting important programs and interesting people. Email us and let us know where you are and what you're doing and you may be featured!

M. Gordon Clarke Field House: Alumni Association members receive a discount on monthly memberships.  The Field House offers a wide variety of fitness facilities including a full weight room, a gymnasium, outdoor basketball and sand volleyball courts, soccer field and track & field facilities.  The Clarke also offers fitness and wellness programs!

Hotel and Auto Rental Discounts: Enjoy discounted pricing on popular hotel and car rental companies.  Members can only obtain their discounts by reserving online or by calling the 800 numbers.

Association Partners:  The following programs provided by the Alumni Partners are carefully chosen.  All programs listed below provide revenue back to the Alumni Association so we can continue to offer great events and activities and reconnect you with campus.  For more information and direct links to these partners visit the Alumni Partners section of the Alumni Homepage.

  • Liberty Mutual:  Member benefits now include savings on auto and home insurance!  As a member of Alumni Association you qualify for a special group discount* on your auto, home, and renter's insurance through Group Savings PlusĀ® from Liberty Mutual. This unique program allows you to purchase high-quality auto, home and renters insurance at low group rates.  See for yourself how much money you could save with Liberty Mutual compared to your current insurance provider. For a free, no-obligation quote call 800-699-1495, visit our Liberty Mutual website, or email Annabel Buso at  CA License # 0807413 
    *Discounts and credits are available where state laws and regulations allow and may vary by state.
  • Mercer:  As a Cal State San Marcos alum, you can take advantage of special rates and discounts for life and health insurance through Mercer Consumer, a service of Mercer Health & Benefits Administration LLC, and well-known providers. This means you can secure essential protection worry-free. To learn more and enroll or call 1-888-560-ALUM (2586).

Additional Member Opportunities

  • Establish Alumni Traditions
  • Promote CSUSM as THE university of first choice in Southern California
  • Leadership and volunteerism through participation in Board of Directors
  • Participate in student mentoring and recruitment
  • Legislative advocacy
  • Special invitations and priority registration for Association events