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!
Most Prized Posession
My service award that I won for my contributions with the Active Minds club. Winning that award meant a lot because I walked on stage at commencement to receive the award. It’s one of the proudest moments of my college career.Three Words to describe MyselfFunny, empathetic, charismatic
My name is Bianca and I’m a psychological science major. During my time at CSUSM, I have become a Hope and Wellness peer educator with Student Health and Counseling Services while being a campus tour guide. When I’m not at work or at school, you will find me at the gym or hiking or shopping.
My transfer orientation in 2018 because I had orientation the same day with my three best friends. It was the beginning of our CSUSM journey.
It’s okay to not have everything figured out. Life is not a race.
Psychology Professor and going into the research field. I am also open to being a therapist.
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.
Role ModelMy dadFavorite Quote
“train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose” - Yoda
Hi. My name is Kathy Dinh and I am a transfer student from MiraCosta College. I like spending time with family and friends. I do enjoy trying new and different foods and drinks. I chose to become a Pride Ambassador because I see people giving tours and I wanted to give it a try.
The USU or the tables in front of the library near the Starbucks.
Seeing my friends and catching up.
Try to be involved on campus and try to having mental health break as well as self-care.
My dream job would be a counselor at a community college.
Best Movie of All TimeInception or InterstellerFavorite Summer ActivityGoing to the beach and playing soccer with friends.
Hi y’all! I am a second year Biology major. I also am a part of the club soccer team here at CSUSM. I am from Oceanside and when I am not at school I am surfing, playing video games, or soccer.
Parking Structure 1 Level 6
Talk to as many people as possible in order to make new friends.
The Grapes of WrathFavorite Quote
“Do one thing every day that scares you. Those small things help us build courage to do the things we do.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
Hey y’all! I am a fourth year Psychology major. I have been with CSUSM for a while now and been a part of some amazing teams starting with the Resident Hall Council in housing. I have also been a Resident Advisor and Community Service Officer. I am thrilled to be a Pride Ambassador and to share my love and knowledge of the CSUSM community with y’all.
There is a park bench between the University Bookstore and the rest of the Commons. It has a beautiful scene of trees, grass and a small bit of the city. It is calm, peaceful and the perfect place to eat lunch or do homework.
Having been on campus for so long, I have made so many amazing memories, but my favorite by far is having met my best friend.
Take life one day at a time. Things that seem like the end of the world at the moment will one day become a part of your life that only served to make you stronger and the person that you are destined to become.
Military and art teacher
My Mom is my role model because she’s taught me to be independent at such a young age and prepared me for the real world. I feel like I can take on the world no matter the obstacle thanks to her.Favorite Summer Activities
I love to go out and watch movies in theaters when the sun is still bright & walk out to watch the sunsetting and getting some frozen yogurt after is my definition of perfect!
Hi everyone I’m a 1st year Business Marketing Student here at San Marcos. I am a First Generation Hispanic student and apart of this incredible program on campus called EOP. I dorm on campus which I really love and this is my first year working as a Pride Ambassador, I look forward to guiding you around our beautiful campus don’t be afraid to reach out!
The Green Roof when the sun is setting the view is to die for!!
The night before classes started my roommates and I had a good bonding experience when our kitchen sink broke; it really gave us a taste of what living away from home would be like!
Go to as many school events as you can, you never know who you’ll meet or what you’ll get to experience; some can be super cheesy but never turn down anything free especially when the school year is starting!
Favorite Summer Activity
Watching San Diego Padres GamesThree Words to Describe Myself
Optimistic, Energetic, and Open
Hello, my name is Marc Dela Cruz. My major is Biotechnology and this is my 4th year at Cal State San Marcos. This will be my first year being a Pride Ambassador. I wanted to be a part of Campus Tours because I have good knowledge about the university and I want incoming prospective students to join in the next generation of CSUSM. I am a flexible, optimistic person and I am willing to give it my all for whatever comes with my responsibilities!
Dome Terrance or Commuter’s Lounge
The opening of the Extended Learning Building
Plan ahead weeks in advance on anything, you can always make edits in your planner if necessary.
CEO of a Biotech company
Best Movie of all Time
Just Go with ItFavorite Quote
“Like so many things, it is not what’s outside, but what is inside that counts.” -Aladdin
Hello everyone! I am a third-year child development major. I am a PASO scholar; I have also been part of the Dean’s list for the past 3 semesters. A fun fact about me is that I am mildly allergic to cats but I have a pet cat. I personally love going out with friends and just relax, go out to eat at new places as well as visiting places we’ve seen online.
Building bonds and friendships with students here on campus.
Relax, self-care is important is you are feeling overwhelmed it is okay to take a step back and just breathe. It is difficult but mental health comes first.
Speech Language Pathology