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Our Space

Need a place to study? Maybe a spot to hang out at before your next class? Or maybe you need to visit our tutors or staff to get some of your burning questions answered! FIRST2STEM scholars have a home base in the Extended Learning Building on the Second floor, north side. We are located off Barham Drive, across from student housing and the North City Area. See our Tour Video for more information!


To find us with your GPS or phone, plug in 288 Campus Way, San Marcos CA 92096 as the address.  Google Maps Location


You are welcome to park in the CSUSM Parking Structure 2.

  • Floor 1 is for visitors and have 90 minute spots.
  • Floors 2-4 are CSUSM spots and required a parking permit.

Take the stairs or elevator to the second floor and on the right side is STEM Success Center North where our staff, tutors, and space are located. STEM Success Center South is open for STEM tutoring as well!

ELB Floor Plan

How to Check In

Once you are in our space, you'll sign in with the front desk using your name and student ID. On your left is Trevor's office, visit him for any Math support or study plan needs. If you go straight ahead, you will see Sara's office in the right corner and the FIRST2STEM Tutoring Room next to it. Visit Sara for STEM major/career advising, enrollment/course questions, or any general questions about our university. In the Tutoring Room, we have specialized STEM tutors just for you to go over any challenges you may run into while taking STEM courses.

When can you visit?

This space for Spring 2022 is open M-Th, 10 am-5 pm. Tutoring hours can be found on our Instagram or on our Tutoring Page.