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Off-Campus Housing Guide

Additional Resources

International Students

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 ordinance. Visit Rooming House Ordinance to familiarize yourself with the information. 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.