Life on campus at California State University San Marcos is dynamic, to say the least.

The campus has more than one million square feet of facilities, all of which have been constructed since 1990. Construction is under way at the heart of the campus with the addition of our 89,000 sq. ft. student union that will open in 2014 and feature student lounges, an expansive ballroom, an outdoor amphitheatre, student centers and food services. Also in 2013, the student health and counseling services building will break ground.

Campus Facilities

  • CSUSM has 149 teaching and research labs including biomechanics, behavioral neuroscience, cosmochemistry, ethnobotany and nursing simulation.
  • Kellogg Library houses 294,000 volumes, 153,800 e-books and e-journals, and 12,900 sound, video and film clips, as well as several industry-grade video and music recording studios.
  • Art venues include a performance hall, black-box theatre, art gallery and nearly 20 art studios and digital media labs.
  • Recreation and athletic facilities include Mangrum Track & Field, two multipurpose fields, and baseball and softball fields, as well as The Clarke, which houses the student fitness center and gymnasium.


Conveniences on Campus

  • On Campus Housing
  1. University Village Apartments
  2. The Quad at San Marcos
  • On Campus Munchies
  1. Starbucks
  2. Campus Coffee
  3. Big Cat Market
  4. Big Cat Bistro
  5. More restauraunts coming soon to the Quad
  6. Across the Street; Ralphs, CVS, Mr. Taco, Subway, Flippin Pizza, Prime Cut Grill, Froyo Yogurt, Smoothie King, Players