To our students: Our faculty and staff will be working with purpose to help you continue your path toward your degree. Thank you for your patience while faculty determine next steps in this transition. All questions regarding the university’s response to the coronavirus can be directed to email@example.com. Students needing special accommodations or additional support can contact the Cougar Care Network at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-750-7627.
Has anyone at CSUSM tested positive for COVID-19?
Is CSUSM screening students for coronavirus?
What is CSUSM doing to protect the campus community?
The health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff are our top priorities. We are continuing to follow the guidelines of the CDC, California Department of Public Health and San Diego and Riverside County Departments of Public Health. Effective March 20, the university will move traditional face-to-face classes to virtual instruction, and the university will reduce staffing in some areas, while preserving critical student services.
Given that this is a rapidly evolving situation, timely updates will continue to be posted on the COVID-19 Response website.
What should I do if I feel sick?
Are classes being canceled?
No, classes are not being canceled.
From Monday, March 16 through Thursday, March 19, all previously face-to-face classes will be suspended. There will be no instruction of any kind for previously face-to-face classes during this four-day period, including virtual instruction.
This four-day suspension of instruction includes putting a hold on classes that have already transitioned to virtual instruction prior to the March 16-19 timeframe. During these four days, there will be no in-person classes, lab or studio sessions, exams, or faculty office hours. Students should not be asked to come to campus or complete virtual instruction during this time.
Traditional online classes (classes that have delivered online since the beginning of the semester) can continue without disruption during the four-day transitionary period at the discretion of the professor.
Starting Friday, March 20 through the end of the spring semester, all instruction will occur virtually.
What resources are available to me to help transition to online classes?
I have concerns that my professor is unable to answer. Who can I contact?
You may contact the dean of the college for the class that is being offered.
Dean, College of Business Administration
Dean, College of Education, Health and Human Services
Dean, College of Science and Mathematics
Interim Dean, College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences
Charles De Leone
Interim Dean, Graduate Studies and Research
Acting Dean, Extended Learning
I don’t have a computer or laptop at home. What should I do?
Students who do not have access to a computer or tablet with a recent Windows or Mac operating system, or who do not have access to the internet, or rely on the campus library for textbooks, should contact email@example.com.
If you have questions about technology and resources to assist you with your virtual/online classes, please contact Technology Support Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-750-4790.
What days and times will virtual instruction happen?
What will be done about lab classes?
What about spring break?
Spring break will take place as scheduled, Monday, March 30 through Saturday, April 4. Campus will be closed in observance of César Chávez Day on Tuesday, March 31.
Government travel restrictions and public health measures are changing rapidly. We strongly urge extreme caution and judgment for your personal domestic travel. Please be cautious in making personal travel choices. Travel restrictions can change at any time, and you may encounter difficulties returning or be requested to self-quarantine based on where you travel to or through. You may check the latest CDC Traveler’s Health Notices and the WHO Information for Travel Page for the latest guidance and recommendations for each destination to be visited before you depart.
Is the campus bookstore open?
Will campus remain open when classes go virtual?
All instructional activities, office hours and labs will now only utilize virtual platforms. Access to campus facilities, including academic, administrative and recreational buildings, is currently restricted, as the university follows guidelines from the CDC, California Department of Public Health and San Diego and Riverside County Departments of Public Health to implement telecommuting practices and increase social distancing.
Student Health and Counseling Services remains open, as well as portions of university housing at UVA and The QUAD.
To best serve students during this unprecedented time, the university is providing many of its services virtually. See the full list of services on the Virtual Student Support Services webpage.
Continue to check the COVID-19 Response website for updates on business and service operations.
What about housing? Can I move out?
Given the move to virtual instruction for the remainder of the semester, we want you to know that you have the option to terminate your CSUSM housing license agreement with no termination fee. This is optional, and housing will remain open for residents who would like to stay.
You can find more information on our housing resource page.
Will campus eateries stay open?
Will tuition and fees be refunded because classes are being held virtually?
Are events being canceled?
Will there still be a commencement ceremony?
Yes, there will be a commencement ceremony. We are saddened to share that the 2020 Cal State San Marcos commencement ceremony scheduled for May 15-16 will be postponed.
This very difficult decision was made with the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and guests at the forefront, and in consultation with public health experts and leadership from our 23-campus California State University system.
We know how important commencement is and we are committed to moving this important milestone to a date later this year when it is appropriate and safe to do so. It’s not a question of whether, but when. In addition, we are committed to consulting with ASI student leaders as we move forward with any plans.
We will share more information as soon as we can. We ask for your patience and understanding as we continue to find solutions during these unprecedented times.
Updates regarding commencement can found at www.csusm.edu/commencement.
Can I get a refund for my parking permit?
Will parking regulations still be enforced on campus?