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Welcome to CSUSM!

Dear Cal State San Marcos Student, 

Welcome to Cal State San Marcos and the Cougar Family!  The Dean of Students Office staff is here to provide care, support, advocacy, and accountability on your educational journey.  Our team focuses on your success, holistically, to help you achieve your educational goals.  Whether you are a student at the San Marcos or Temecula campus, we are excited to have you as a valued member of the Cougar Family.   

The Dean of Students area includes the Cougar Care Network, Free Speech, Housing and Residential Education, New Student & Family Programs, Off-Campus Housing Resources, and Student Conduct & Ethical Development.  These programs and services offer a wealth of resources and support during your time at CSUSM.   

As the first in my family to attend college, I know that college can be exciting, overwhelming, and complex to navigate, so I encourage you to utilize the resources of Cougar Care Network. Also, please make sure to get involved whether it be an on-campus job, internship, research, or joining a club or student organization.  These experiences will take your education to another level, assist in making new friends, provide career preparation, and build professional networks.   

I invite you to visit our office in the Administrative Building (ADM), suite 1200, for resources and support or share your feedback, questions, or concerns by emailing or calling (760) 750-4935. 

I am inspired by our students and their unique Cougar spirit every day. I hope to get to know you in the coming year and look forward to supporting your academic and personal success at CSUSM! 

In Cougar Spirit,
Jason Schreiber, Ed.D.

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Jason Schreiber, Ed.D.
AVP & Dean of Students

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Dean Schreiber’s Tips for Success at CSUSM

  1. Get involved & stay healthy
  2. Ask for help
  3. Contribute to the CSUSM Community
  4. Live the principles of Civility
  5. Show that Cougar Spirit!

Suggestions for Families & Parents

  1. Your student still needs you - The relationship may change and evolve, but they still need your support.
  2. Encourage and work with your student on solving their challenges - Help guide them to solve their problems rather than solving for them.
  3. For class concerns, ask your student:
    • Have they contacted the professor via email or phone, or been to the professor’s office hours?
    • Have they sought out resources?
  4. Still not sure, connect to Cougar Care Network