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Tukwut Life

What is Tukwut Life?

Tukwut Life is the Cal State San Marcos student life experience - the tastes, sights, sounds, and feelings that make up life on campus. It starts with an incredible lineup of night and weekend events and creates doors of opportunity for leadership across campus.

But what really defines Tukwut Life is YOU. Create memories and meaningful relationships that will last a lifetime.

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Say What? TUKE-wut!

Learn about the origin of Tukwut! The word is deeply rooted in campus tradition, but do you really know how to pronounce it?

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. 

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