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Parents & Families

Welcome CSU San Marcos parents and family! Whether your son, daughter, or other family member currently attends the University, or is considering attending the University, this page is just for you.

We understand the important role families play in the lives of their students. We also understand that sending a son or daughter off to college represents both a major milestone in your lives and a significant investment in their future. As a result, we offer the following links as a way to keep you informed and educate you about the exceptional academic and extracurricular resources available to your CSU San Marcos student:


Academic Information

Campus Resources

Campus Life

Important Dates

Transitioning to CSUSM

Cougar Family Network

Do you want the latest news from the campus? Subscribe to the CSUSM NewsCenter and receive email updates specifically for parents and familes.

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Alert U

Alert U is a system designed to immediately communicate time-sensitive emergency alert notifications to the campus via a variety of delivery methods. Students, faculty and staff are automatically added. Parents and family can register.

Register for Alert U