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Tukwut Welcome Center

Welcome! 

The Tukwut Welcome Center is a central hub for all prospective students, their families, the community, and campus partners to find information and resources on becoming a CSUSM Cougar.

Located in Cougar Central (Craven Hall, 3rd floor), the Tukwut Welcome Center is where you'll start your first campus tour, meet with a Recruitment & Outreach officer, and attend Cougar Central related events as a student.

What does Tukwut mean?

Tukwut, the Luiseño word for cougar or mountain lion, serves as the university's mascot and spirit symbol. The Luiseño Indians are a federally recognized tribe, located in northern San Diego County, California, and are the original inhabitants of the land where Cal State San Marcos resides. 

To learn more about the history of the Luiseño Indians people and culture you can visit The California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center.