Join Alum and Campus Videographer, Alan Brown, on a tour of campus! We've created 6 short videos so you can pick your journey.
Situated on a hillside, we are known for some of the best views and sunsets around. Soar through campus in this aerial tour video!
Our Student Ambassadors are here to answer all of your questions about life at CSUSM! Check out their bios below and if you find yourself relating to anyone, send them an email!
Favorite Summer ActivityI am a very outgoing person, so I really enjoy going out of town to hikes, or any fun adventure!Three Words to describe MyselfExciting, Dedicated, and Organized
Some advice that I would like to share with any incoming student is to always stay connected with your peers, professors, and resources that are provided. Reason being is because there might be a time where you might face a certain scenario, and there will always be that one person or program to help you pull through it.
I am open to any open opportunity that I come across, acknowledging that I have a very broad major. However, my dream job is to work anywhere in the media world behind the scenes.
Three Words to Describe MyselfRespectful, Diligent, AmbitiousMost Prized PossessionA camera my mom and dad bought me for my 15th birthday. It has alot of pictures that remind me of how far along I have come and how much I still have left to grow.
My favorite spot on campus is Founder’s Plaza. Not only does it have a really good coffee cart, Campus Coffee, but it always shows me how much the University has grown. The first buildings to be on campus are those surrounding the founder’s seal, which are Craven Hall, Science Hall I, and Academic Hall. It represents the growth we continue to have as a campus and how far along we are coming.
My best memory is the excitement students show when coming to campus. Especially when they tell you they already got admitted and when the tour ends they tell you that they are going to commit to CSUSM.
Try to get involved! It helps so much with making new connections and it also helps with figuring out potential career options. Getting involved on campus such as being in a club, in greek life, sports, and so on will also make your college experience more memorable. If you want a job that is involving your major the University offers virtual career fairs that’ll have employers seeking for students in a specific department.
I want to work with students. My dream job is to teach Chemistry and continue doing research in the industry.
Favorite Book“ The House of Mango Street” by Sandra CisnerosFavorite Quote“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” - John Maxwell
Valley. This will be my third year at California State University San Marcos where I'm majoring in Human Development with hopes of seeking a career in counselling. I've volunteered at the admissions office on campus and I'm also a tour guide for the university.
Move-in day at the University VIllage Apartments was her best memory at CSUSM. It was a big moment for her and her family because she is the first in her family who left home to seek a higher education.
My dream job would consist of helping others on a daily basis and making a change which is why I am pursuing counseling.
Best Movie of All TimeBeauty and BeastFavorite Quote“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take your breath away” - Maya Angelou
guide in the Department of Recruitment and Outreach.
stay focused on my work.
Most Prized PossessionMy prized possession is my MVP tennis trophy. Every time I see it, it shows that I put my all into something.Role ModelMy role model would have to be my mom. She’s the most optimistic person I have ever met and a good mental health is wealth.
I'm a fourth year student and have volunteered with ASI, orientation team, campus tours and many other endeavors.
I would say my favorite spot on campus is Palm Court. It’s the only place on campus that has palm trees and it just looks so tropical. You forget you’re at CSUSM because it looks so beautiful and peaceful. There’s also outdoor seating, so you can always do your homework there or catch up with a friend.
My favorite CSUSM memory is when I got recruited for the HYPE team, which is part of ASI (student body). HYPE stands for highlighting your programs and events and it’s basically the behind the scenes of every campus event. It’s the first time I really put myself out there and I thought I wasn’t going to be recruited, but I was and that really boosted my confidence.
When looking at college from an outside perspective it can be very intimidating. You start to doubt yourself, but just know you can do it. You might think the hard part is the application process, but the hardest part is staying motivated to finish strong. There are a lot of centers on campus to keep you motivated and accountable. The help is there on campus and trust me when you go to those centers you will get that sense of motivation back. It will remind you why you started this journey of higher education. You can do this!
My dream job would be in a job that involves marketing. For example, social media marketing or cosmetic marketing.
Three Words to Describe MyselfConfident, Funny & OutgoingFavorite Summer ActivitiesBeach, walks, grilling & hanging out with friends and family
Recruitment & Outreach Office!
Joining Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc.
Make the best of your college experience! Join a club, Greek organization or get an on-campus job. Find a way to get involved on campus and connect with others.
Own a consulting business
Favorite Quote“It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” ― Paulo CoelhoThree Words to Describe MyselfOptimistic, positive, organized
Most Prized PossessionRight now it's my baseball glove. I really like watching and I've been practicing to hopefully join a local summer league when things are safer.Three Words to Describe MyselfCreative, Ambitious, Level Headed
I'm a senior majoring in Sociology with a Criminology/Criminal Justice minor. I'm currently part of Greek Life and have been part of the Housing team as well while living at the dorms. I am currently preparing for graduate school applications to open so that I may continue my education.Outside of school you can either find me painting or visiting new Cafes with friends. I'm a big fan of trying new coffee brews!