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Cougar Question Mart and Campus Tours

In Fall 2021 we welcome two classes of first year and transfer students in-person to our campus for the first time!  Cougar Question Mart is here to support all students in getting reacquainted with campus and answering your questions as you navigate this transition back to in-person events, services, and instruction at CSUSM!  

For our newest Cougars joining the physical campus for the first time this fall, we are offering campus tours for you and your families!  Sign up for a Campus Tour available August 27th - September 2nd!  Spaces are limited to meet safety guidelines and will fill up quickly!   

RSVP link coming soon!

If you need to cancel or make changes to your reserved tour, be sure to call New Student & Family Programs at 760-750-4930 or email .   

We look forward to welcoming you to campus!  

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are walk ins accepted?
A: Not at this time. To ensure safety of our Orientation Team Leaders and tour participants, we ask all guests to be registered for the tour.

Q: How can I cancel or make a change to my scheduled tour?
A: Call New Student & Family Programs at 760-750-4930 Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm, or send us an email at

Q: What should I wear/ bring for the tour?
A:  The weather on campus in late August and early September will likely be hot, so be prepared with a hat, sunscreen, and water.  But as always, be prepared for changing weather conditions! Learn more about preventing heat illness

Q: Where should I park for the tour?  Is there a parking fee?
A: A valid CSUSM parking permit is required while on campus in any of our lots or structures.  The most centrally located place to park is Parking Structure 1 (PS1). You can find PS1 and other parking locations on the campus map. To purchase your parking permit and find additional information, visit the Parking & Commuter Services website

Q: Where will tours depart from?
A: Tours will depart from the Cezar Chavez statue, at the top of the stairs leading up from the USU Circle (shown below)

map of route to Chavez statue from Parking Structure