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University Student Union

The Heartbeat of Campus

The University Student Union (USU) at Cal State San Marcos welcomes all students and the campus community to the institution. Everything the USU provides for you is intended to optimize your sense of belonging at CSUSM through student engagement, connection and community building. 

To learn more and be part of upcoming USU programs and involvement opportunities, please follow our Instagram page.

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Fall Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Thursday: 7:00 AM-10:00 PM
  • Friday: 7:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 5:00 PM-10:00 PM
Finals Week (December 11-December 17)
  • Sunday, December 11: 5:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Monday, December 12: 7:00 AM-11:59 PM
  • Tuesday, December 13-Thursday, December 15: 7:00 AM-10:00 PM
  • Friday, December 16: 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 17: Closed
Building Closures:
  • Monday, September 5 (Labor Day)
  • Friday, November 11 (Veterans Day)
  • Thursday-Friday, November 24-25 (Thanksgiving Holiday)

Winter Hours of Operation

Sunday, December 17-Friday, January 20
  • Monday-Friday: 7:30 AM-5:00 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Building Closures:
  • Friday, December 23-Monday, December 2: Winter Break
  • Monday, January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day



Explore the USU

Who is in the USU?

The USU houses Associated Students Inc (ASI), Student Life Centers, Cougar Pantry, Dean of Students, Student Leadership & Involvement Center, and campus dining.

All USU Partners

About the Building

Did you know that the USU is a Certified LEED Gold Building? Learn about the building's sustainability efforts and USU building spaces.

Building Information


Did you know that the USU offers discounted tickets to students, faculty, and staff? Enjoy discounted outings with the Ticket Center.

Ticket Center

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