The Off-Campus Housing Guide is your one-stop place to get all the answer to every housing question you have. It contains tips and helpful hints to ease your transition, whether you are moving in or moving out. Make sure to use the helpful worksheets to help you make the most informed decisions possible!
International Students are encouraged to visit The Office of Global Education website for housing options.
International Students who will be studying English Language should visit the American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI) website for options.
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.