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Move-In Preparation

What to Bring!

We have a complete list of what to bring for our students and their new room. 

CSUSM Corporation has partnered with USS (University and Student Services) to offer CSUSM students more options for their rooms! Visit USS Services for more information.

Immunization Requirements for Resident Students

Meningococcal Conjugate (MenACWY) immunization administered within the last four years is required for all first-time CSUSM residential students (living in university or affiliated housing) who are 21 years or younger.  Records of up-to-date immunization must be submitted prior to move-in.

Meal Plan

All North Commons residents are required to purchase a meal plan before moving into their suite. Residents at the Quad and UVA are able to purchase an optional meal plan. Purchasing a meal plan can be found on the dining services website! 

Parking Permit

All students who are parking at CSUSM will need to purchase a parking permit. Parking and Commuter Services has multiple parking permit options for our parking options around CSUSM! Please vist for more information!

Visiting the Campus

CSUSM has tours for future students, High/ Middle School Groups, and Cub Tours (K-8)!
If you are looking to take a tour of the campus please visit .

Housing Tours

Housing tours are available via walk-in only, no reservation is required! Tours will only include a walkthrough of our property amenities and building exteriors, virtual tours of the apartment interiors can be found under our Housing Options & Cost section.

Stop by our property offices of your choice to request a tour!

Tours durations are between 10-15 minutes each! You are able to walk in between our tour hours:

Mondays and Wednesdays: 9 am - 11 am & 1pm - 3pm, Saturday - Sunday: 10 am - 1pm

200 E Barham Drive San Marcos, CA 92078
North Commons
190 E Barham Drive San Marcos, CA 92078
University Village Apartments
305 Campus View Drive San Marcos, CA 92078

Microfridge Rental

Microfridge Rental: Get a premium, energy-efficient combination unit delivered to you!
You get one ENERGY STARĀ® 3-in-1 appliance. The unit has a powerful microwave, a real zero-degree freezer and a spacious refrigerator. The unit uses one SafePlugĀ®, which prevents circuit overload and conserves energy.