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Cougar Care Network

Cougar Care Network

Cougar Care Network (CCN) provides information, connection to resources, advocacy and support for students dealing with personal, academic, financial or other challenges which may adversely affect their academic success and/or collegiate experience. 

Need Help? Connect with Us!

We are open from 9am to 5pm Monday-Friday, except on holidays and University closure days.  If you need non-emergency resource assistance after business hours, please connect with us and we will do our best to accommodate you.  Click here for over 200 resources you can explore 24 hours/day by categories, too. 

For students needing to speak with a mental health counselor after 5pm or on weekends, please call Student Health & Counseling Services at (760) 750-4915 and press 2 to be directed to a contracted mental health counselor. 

How to Meet with Us:

  • Walk-in during business hours: Dean of Students Office, University Student Union (USU)
    Suite 3500 (Below Panda Express)
  • Email us: ccn@csusm.edu
  • Call us: 760-750-7627
  • Students: Submit a Self-Referral  
  • Staff/Faculty/Peer/Family: Submit a Referral  
  • Contact a member of Cougar Care Network directly: Meet the CCN Team

Are you or a friend here having a tough day?  Stop in to chat and visit the Cougar Care Treasure Chest, a silly way we hope to bring you a bit of comfort. 

Look for the Cougar Care Cart out and about on campus.  Get an encouraging fortune, chance to win prizes, meet our staff, and self-refer in person.   

For positive vibes, self-care ideas, resources, fun, and gentle reminders, FOLLOW US on

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CSUSM cares about our students' success. We believe students should have information, resources and support needed to ensure their personal and academic success. 

To learn more about CCN, check out our "How to" quick vids!