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Student Essentials

Looking for information on services for students at the CSUSM Temecula Campus? You can find everything you need to navigate your way through the university right here.

Don't see what you need? Check out this comprehensive list of Student Resources and Services. For information on registering for classes, university policies, and more, see our list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Academic Advising

CSUSM Temecula Campus offers academic advising services by appointment. To schedule a time to meet with our academic advisor, send an email to Amanda Maggio at, Student Services Representative, or call (760) 750-8730.

Library Access

The Kellogg Library is located on the Cal State San Marcos campus at Craven Circle, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA, 92096-0001. Students can apply for a library card to utilize 24-hour access to the library online.   Services for Temecula students and other Distance Education students is avaliable online.

CSUSM Bookstore

Textbooks for classes offered at CSUSM Temecula can be ordered from the CSUSM Book Store at the San Marcos campus or online.

If you order books online, you can have your books sent to your home address or to the Temecula campus. To have books shipped to the Temecula campus, select "in store pick up option – Temecula." Please be advised that although the publisher will send you an automated acknowledging delivery, your textbook(s) will not be available for pickup at the Temecula campus until the following Monday. Additionally, when ordering multiple books, please be aware that they may not arrive at the same time. We will call you when your textbook has arrived.

Computer Access

The Student Lounge at the CSUSM Temecula facility on Margarita Road is available to students during business hours and after hours during scheduled class times. The lounge provides access to six computer stations complete with the latest software. Printing can be completed online through the Pawprint website. Upload money to your Pawprint account and email your document to Copies are $0.15 per black and white page or $0.30 per color page.   

Important Dates

Tech Support

Getting to Campus

Campus MapsDriving Directions, and Mass Transit Options


Parking Administration (now located in the Public Safety Building): Monday-Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Parking permits are required to park on campus. There is no grace period. New and continuing students can purchase semester parking permits online, at Parking Services located in the Public Safety Building, located 3rd floor Craven Hall. To inquire about current parking information please visit Parking Services on the Web or call (760) 750-7500.


The University Cashiers are located in Cougar Central, Craven Hall 3900. Students with questions or problems concerning fees, holds, refunds, or payment deadlines are encouraged to call the Cashiers' Information Line at (760) 750-4490 at the earliest opportunity.


Transcripts are not automatically sent. There is no charge for official academic transcripts. Please order transcripts online from Registration & Records.

Disabled Student Services

Support services are available to assist students with special needs in the academic setting. Students with mobility limitations, psychological or learning disabilities, and/or hearing or visual impairments are encouraged to contact Disabled Student Services as soon as possible to arrange for services. For additional information, call (760) 750-4905 (TDD 750-4909).

Email Accounts at CSUSM

Every Cal State San Marcos student is given a student e-mail address at enrollment. The campus uses this e-mail address to communicate important information to you - it is your responsibility to activate and check your e-mail regularly. For more information please visit the Student Technology Help Desk online.

Final Exam Schedule

The final exam schedule can be found off the Class Schedule under Calendars and Information.

Instructional Computing Labs

Please visit the Instructional & Information Technology Services website for up to date information.

Kellogg Library

For library information please visit the Library Web site or call (760) 750-4340.

Photo ID Cards

In conjunction with University Police, Photo ID Cards are issued at Kellog Library.  Student Cards cost $5.00 (cash or check only). Identification cards, which have the student's photo imprinted on them, are required to check out library books and write checks on campus.

University Police Department (EMERGENCY - Call 750-3111)

The University Police Department is located in the University Services Building, 441 La Moree Road. The main telephone number is (760) 750-4567. The University Police Department provides the following campus community services:

  • Escorts service from dusk to dawn
  • University lost and found
  • Crime prevention/awareness presentations
  • Rape aggression Defense (RAD) self defense program for women

University Store

The University Store is located in The Commons complex in the heart of the campus.  The store offers all campus course materials, general interest books, technical books, school and office supplies and has a full selection of Cal State San Marcos clothing and gifts.

Nondiscrimination Policy

California State University San Marcos subscribes to all Equal Opportunity, Title IX, Title VI, Title VII and Section 504 regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, age, marital or veteran status in accordance with applicable Federal and State

Phone Numbers

Extended Learning: 760-750-4020 / 800-500-9377

Campus Operator: 760-750-4000

Office of Admissions:  760-750-4848

Registration and Records: 760-750-4814

Cashiers Office Info Line: 760-750-4490

Library & Information Services: 760-750-4340

Parking Services: 760-750-7500

Public Safety: 760-750-4567

SMART System (Web/Phone): 760-750-3663

Transcript Verification - Order from Registration & Records: 760-750-4814

University Store: 760-750-4730