Yes, only with a completed Alcohol Approval Form and license from California Alcoholic Beverage Control. Please refer to the CSUSM Alcoholic Beverage Use on Campus policy. Your Event Planner will assist throughout the process and obtain the necessary signatures.
Yes, the client is responsible for properly completing the Alcohol Approval Form in a timely manner and for ensuring that their contracted bar service has obtained the necessary license from California ABC. A member(s) of your party will need to be designated as the responsible host for the event (1 host per 50 people expected).
No, alcohol is only approved for on-campus use when provided by a licensed bar service. A current list of approved providers is available.
No, an approved caterer, including the campus partner Sodexo, must be used for all catered events. Caterers can be added prior to your event with approval.
Yes, however all promotional materials that have any images or verbiage mentioning CSUSM or Event and Conference Services at CSU San Marcos are subject to approval by your Event Planner. All promotional materials must be submitted to your Event Planner 30 days after signing the contract and can take up to 30 days to approve based on the complexity of the request.
Contact your Event Planner images and correct verbiage regarding CSUSM. Be sure to know what format you need your images in (jpg, tif, etc.) before contacting your Planner.
ECS will keep 10% of any deposit made if event is canceled 30+ days prior to event date. For cancellations less than 30 days, ECS will keep 25% of all deposits. Cancelations made less than 10 business days prior to event will not receive a refund.
Yes, a 25% deposit of total estimated charges is required within 10 days of Event Estimate receipt. Within 10 business days of your event, 50% of total estimated charges is due.
All events must be paid in full within 30 days of receipt of Final Invoice. Any outstanding bills after 30 days will be assessed late fees.
Yes, in order to keep your credit card safe, we ask you make all credit card payments though our secure payment portal.
CSU San Marcos is conveniently located in North San Diego County - only a short drive from the City of San Diego, Riverside County and Orange County. The campus is located off Highway 78 which is easily accessed off of Interstate 5 or 15. Detailed directions and maps available.
Wireless access is available within housing and in most meeting spaces throughout CSUSM.
Internet access service is complimentary. Extensive use may result in additional administrative technology support and/or bandwidth. Additional fees may apply to accommodate group usage.
You can access 25Live via the internal portal.
Set-up for all outdoor events is **WEATHER PERMITTING*. Weather calls can be made by your Event Planner as early as 12 hours prior to the start of each function; possibly earlier based on the event. If there is a change of rain of 50% or higher, bitter cold (50 or colder), or excessive electrical activity, CSUSM ECS will try to consult with the responsible party at the time of this decision. However, CSUSM ECS reserves the right to move the function indoors. This decision does not change the cancelation payment schedule.