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Student Technology Guide

Campus Services

DUO MULTIFACTOR AUTHENTICATION: Enrolling in Duo is a quick process that takes only a few minutes.

Enrollment Deadline: June 1st 

Enroll in DUO

COUGAR EMAIL: Check your campus email often for information from your instructors or campus administration.

Before accessing your email for the first time you have to change your password.

  •  Your password needs to be AT LEAST 15 CHARACTERS AND NO MORE THAN 32 CHARACTERS. 

    Click on the link below and log in with, without the COUGARS part of your email.

    Create or Change Password

COUGAR COURSES: Log in to the virtual instruction (online courses) platform. Cougar Courses is where all your course content is located, from readings to homework to assignments and grades.
STUDENT CENTER (in MyCSUSM): Check into (Student Center) where you can view your registered courses, your financial aid, your To-do List, and much more.
CAMPUS ID: Find your digital Campus ID on the Campus app and easily sign in to services and events—no need for plastic!

Ask Questions & Get Support:

Free Software 

Free Productivity Software: Download Word, PowerPoint, Photoshop, and the rest of Office and Adobe Creative Cloud to help with homework and projects.

Campus App: Our CSUSM Mobile App brings the campus to your pocket. Access your email, Cougar Courses, Campus ID, health and wellness, and more with just a couple of taps. You can also sign up for personalized notifications.

Video Conferencing Systems: Download and log into Zoom and Teams.  For Zoom we recommend loading the client on your devices and signing in with your campus credentials.  This will make is easy before attending lectures, communicating with instructors and classmates, and talking with advisors.