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Welcome to Fall 2020

Here to help you navigate the semester and the resources you need.

The health and safety of our community remains our top priority and a guiding principle in all decisions. In alignment with the CSU’s unified approach to the fall semester, the majority of CSUSM’s courses will be offered in virtual formats and about 8% will be offered in-person or in a hybrid model.

Whether learning and working on campus or virtually, CSUSM remains committed to delivering an immersive and transformative educational experience and supporting the life-long success of our students.

Together, we will navigate through the complex challenges of today and move forward with optimism for the future. Learn more about the services, resources and business operations planned for the fall semester below.

Plans and Procedures

  • Fall Courses

    More than 90% of courses are offered in a virtual format. Select lab/specialty equipment courses are face-to-face or via a hybrid model.

  • Student Services & Resources

    We are committed to supporting all Cougars and continue to offer full services – including advising and tutoring – remotely to ensure student safety.

  • Health & Safety

    CSUSM has implemented health and safety measures in consultation with local and state officials. Student health appointments are available.

  • Student Life

    CSUSM is focused on ensuring that every student has a strong sense of belonging and connection with the campus community.

  • Events

    CSUSM is focused on ensuring that every student has a strong sense of belonging and connection with the campus community.

  • Resources for Teaching & Working

    Most faculty and staff are working remotely. Limited exceptions have been approved for faculty conducting in-person instruction/research and staff performing essential in-person functions.

  • Campus Housing & Dining

    Reduced housing capacity is allowing for social distancing. On-campus food service remains closed, but weekly meal plans are available for purchase.

  • Tuition & Mandatory Fees

    CSU systemwide mandatory tuition and fees will not be discounted or reimbursed. Campus mandatory fees are not subject to refund except in limited circumstances.

  • Athletics

    The health and welfare of student-athletes is a priority. Competition is suspended for the fall semester and will resume when it is considered safe and appropriate.

How Can We Help?

We are ready to help guide you through your experience at CSUSM. Visit our FAQ or contact us if you have any additional questions.

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