Your  Account:

Family Orientation

Welcome CSUSM Families!

Congratulations on your student's admission to California State University San Marcos! We are pleased to offer Family Orientation for guests of First Year Students. Family Orientation sessions run concurrently with selected First Year Student Orientation sessions. When making their own reservation, students are permitted to make reservations for up to 2 guests for an additional fee (spaces are limited).

Orientation is a critical component to a successful transition to CSUSM.  At Orientation, you will have the chance to meet fellow CSUSM families, hear from current students, faculty, and staff, and learn how to guide your student through the transition to CSUSM. 

students highfiving

Summer Orientation Reservations

Orientation reservations open on MyCSUSM 

Orientation Details

How to sign-up for Orientation


Summer 2024 Orientation will take place in June, July, and August before the beginning of the Fall Semester. Available dates vary for each student depending on major and will be listed in MyCSUSM when the reservation system opens. 

Family Orientations

Family Orientations run concurrently to student sessions and are offered on First Year Orientation dates. We also offer Spanish-Speaking Family Orientations on select dates throughout the summer. Students can add guests when they sign-up for an orientation. Reservations for up to 2 guests per student are permitted.

Rescheduling and Cancellations

Any changes made to your student's Orientation reservation must be made at least 1 week prior to your scheduled session by calling (760) 750-4930 or emailing If you or your student would like to cancel your reservation, please review the Cancellation & Refund Policy.

Families with disabilities who would like to attend Orientation

Please contact New Student & Family Programs (NSFP) by phone at (760) 750-4930 or email at regarding any special accommodation needs. It is requested that individuals requiring auxiliary aids such as closed captioning, sign language interpreters, or alternative format materials notify NSFP at least seven working days in advance. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations in an effective and timely manner.

Paying for Orientation

Additional Information

Please encourage your student to check their email and this website frequently for Orientation updates. Guests are also invited to join the Cougar Family Network to receive campus news and updates throughout the year!

Contact Us: