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North Commons is campus-affiliated* living for first year students attending CSUSM. This apartment-style community offers suite style room options in a modern community, conveniently located next to the new Extended Learning building and just across the street from the new Campus Way Cafe dining hall. 

North Commons residents will be required to select one of the following meal plan options: Tukwut Plan, The Cougar Blue Plan, or the Paw Plan. 

Calculate the cost of housing and the meal plan using our Housing and Dining calculator.

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Enjoy the many amenities offered to all CSUSM Housing Residents! 


  • Common Area Study Space

    There are common area study spaces on all floors.

    Additional common area space can be found on the first floor and in the  courtyard.

  • Multipurpose Room

    Features include group study/hang out space

    Located on the first floor. 

  • Classroom

    Located on the first floor.

    Limited access, must reserve based on availability. 

  • BBQ Grills
    There is one grill at The QUAD

    Location: Courtyard by the pool.

    BBQ Grills are for staff programmatic use only. Residents are not permitted to use grills.

  • Fitness Center

    There is one fitness center located at The QUAD.

    Includes: Elliptical, Treadmills, Weights, and Cycling

    North Commons residents have access, please request access from The QUAD office. 

  • Laundry Rooms

    There is one laundry room at North Commons

    Location: First floor.

  • Pool

    There is one pool at The QUAD. 

    Includes: ADA Access, Sun Deck, Seating, and Fire pit

    Near: Fitness Center, BBQ Grills

    North Commons residents have access, please request access from The QUAD office. 

Floor Plans

Check out our updated Housing Options & Cost!

MicroFridge Rental Available 

Check out rates and Care Package Options

Parcel Pending

North Commons utilizes Parcel Pending as our package management system. All residents will be required to sign up for Parcel Pending if they plan to receive mail at North Commons. ParcelPending Sign Up!

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