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Tours & Open Houses

Please note, the content on this website may vary from the printed program.  This website has the most up-to-date information.


  • University Campus Tour

    Every 30 minutes starting at 9:00 AM

    Meeting location: Campus Tours table outside the University Student Union (USU)

    Join us for a 30-minute guided walking tour of our beautiful campus! See where you’ll attend class, grab food, hang out with friends, study, and get involved!

  • CSUSM Housing Tour: University Village Apartments (UVA) and The QUAD

    Every 30 minutes starting at 9:30 AM

    Meeting location: The QUAD (campus map PDF)

    Are you ready to live like a Cougar?! Check out our apartment style housing communities, learn about the licensing process, and complete your housing application today!

  • Be Inspired & Supported with IITS (Technology Tour)

    Every hour starting at 9:00 AM

    Meeting location: Kellogg Library, room 2302

    Learn how Instructional and Information Technology Services (IITS) supports student technology needs. See the audio, video, VR, and photography equipment we have available for students, and more!

  • CSUSM Library Self-Guided Tour

    Tours open at 9:00 AM

    Meeting location: Outside the Kellogg Library entrance

    Explore one of the largest and newest libraries in the CSU system (and home to the campus Starbucks)! See where you’ll meet, study, and relax as a CSUSM Cougar.

Open Houses

  • Art, Media, and Design (AMD)

    Visit the following locations any time between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM

    • Art Studios Open House (Arts Building, Room 346)
    • Data Stacks: Art and Science Student Exhibition (Kellogg Library 4th floor stacks)
    • Student Art Exhibition (Arts Building,1st Floor Foyer Gallery)

    View the amazing student art around campus and meet Art, Media, and Design faculty and students. Guests are welcome to stop by three designated areas on campus to meet faculty members and students who will discuss the art on display as well as share other information about the AMD department and resources.

  • DREAMer Resource Office

    Located at Craven Hall 4100J, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    The DREAMer Resource Office (DRO) provides an inclusive, diverse, and safe space for undocumented (including mixed-status) students, staff, faculty and community members. Stop by between 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM for drop-in appointments and to ask any questions about our services.

  • Veterans Center

    Epstein Family Resource Center, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Do you have questions about Veteran resources? Come network with other student veterans and meet current staff. This is a great way to see the veteran center facility and what we have to offer.

Shopping & Dining

  • University Bookstore

    University Commons 122, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Grab your CSUSM accessories, attire, and see where you'll purchase your textbooks this fall.

  • Starbucks

    Kellogg Library, 9:00AM - 12:00PM

    Coffee, tea, baked goods 

  • Market at the Union

    University Student Union, 3rd floor, 10:00AM - 1:00PM

    To-go food items, sodas, snacks

  • Panda Express

    University Student Union, 3rd floor, 10:00AM - 1:00PM

    Rice bowls, chow mein, entrees

  • WOW American Grill

    University Student Union, 3rd floor, 10:00AM - 1:00PM

    Wings, sandwiches, fries, salads