CSUSM is proud to offer On Campus Housing to students, faculty and staff.
Looking for a place to live Off-Campus?
We also list and accept ads for a variety of living alternatives from the private sector. These listings include rooms in private homes, apartments, condominiums, and roommate situations. We also provide website links and information on related services, roommate tips and tenant rights.
Review the menu options on the left to learn more about our Off-Campus Housing Services.
- For Security Deposit Assistance Programs please check: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/sdhcd/
- Oceanside Housing Authority has compiled this list of Affordable Housing complexes in San Diego County: https://www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=55555
An informal Facebook group has started listing items for sale, housing, and roommates. While CSUSM does not monitor or endorse the listings, here is this link: Facebook Group
Please Note: In August 2008, a new rooming house ordinance went into effect in the City of San Marcos. This may affect you if you are renting a home in San Marcos. Please be aware that the City of San Marcos limits the number of leases that can be held on a single family home property. Homes can only have fewer than five leases or rental agreements. Otherwise, the home is considered a commercial endeavor, which is prohibited. The City has a section on its Website about the new ordinance. Please take a moment and visit Rooming House Ordinance to familiarize yourself with the information. Also please visit the Good Neighbor Guidelines for valuable information.
Disclaimer: The Off-Campus Housing Service is provided by California State University San Marcos Student Life and Leadership as a resource for our students, staff, faculty and community. The University has not inspected, approved, or disapproved of the facilities listed; and therefore cannot be responsible for the listings. Rental Listings CANNOT be restricted due to age, race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, or families with children. CSUSM reserves the right to deny listing services as deemed necessary.