ACE empowers students impacted by foster care to transform their lives through higher education. Watch a pre-recorded video to learn more about the holistic services available to help students achieve their academic, personal, and career goals. If you have any questions about ACE Scholars, feel free to send an email.
Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) is a primary entity of campus life, affords students a variety of ways to serve their communities, engage in the diverse life of the University, and empower themselves as a student leaders who leave their legacies at Cal State San Marcos.
You are Not Alone
The team here at CSUSM is dedicated to helping students achieve success and connecting them with the resources and assistance necessary to help them achieve their degree. Here you'll find a collection of on campus and community resources available to you.
Visit the Student Basic Needs Resource Page for additional resources available to our students.
We are absolutely thrilled that you're interested in making CSUSM your home during your time as a Cougar. We offer modern, all-inclusive, apartment-style Housing where you can focus on your academics while building long-lasting relationships with fellow students. Start living your best life by submitting an Application today!
Campus Housing offers two communities:
Disability Support Services (DSS) will go over what are reasonable accommodations and how to sign up for disability support services.
IITS for you! IITS has a number of services to help you succeed in your classes.
General Services include:
New Student & Family Programs (NSFP) is here to support new students and their families in a successful transition to university life at CSUSM, from admission through the first year. We aim to create a welcoming environment for new students and families, instill a sense of pride in campus spirit and traditions, and connect students and families to services and resources available on campus.
Success Coaching is a collaborative relationship between the student and coach to discover who the student is and how they can be successful. The success coach’s overall goal is to help students perform to the best of their abilities.
The Personalized Academic Success Services (PASS) office provides holistic academic counseling/coaching to help students as they transition to CSUSM. Work with PASS for a one on one meeting or attend one of our Academic Success Strategies workshops. You will learn of resources and academic success tips to help you navigate your first year!
Learn how you can be involved!
At CSUSM, we strive to provide students the ability to pursue co-curricular opportunities outside the academic setting and enrich their Cougar Experience.
The CSUSM Student Life unit creates intentional, co-curricular opportunities through programs, services, and physical spaces to cultivate and enrich the student experience.