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Tukwut Life: Transforming Student Life at CSUSM

By Tukwut Life Marketing Assistant Jasmine Demers and The Tukwut Life News Team

Launching this fall for the first time, Tukwut Life is a new initiative transforming the way Cal State San Marcos students engage with their campus community. 

Offering vibrant and entertaining campus events such as casino nights, movie nights, comedy shows and much more, Tukwut Life's goal is to enhance CSUSM pride, create traditions, build community and centralize information related to student life. Every Friday night, on-campus programs are offered to bring Cougars together for fun, exciting events where they will establish life long relationships in a positive, substance-free environment.

By attending events students can earn spirited swag and giveaways through the Tukwut Life Loyalty Program, which encourages attendance to at least eight events during the fall term. Students can turn in their loyalty cards to the Dean of Students Office where they will be entered into an end-of-semester grand prize drawing.

Karely Ramirez is excited to do her part to transform CSUSM’s student life experience. As part of the Tukwut Life Team, she serves as a student programming ambassador, charged with getting fellow Cougars amped about going to events.

“Tukwut Life is the connection between students and the campus community that we have been longing for!” she said. “I am ready to get students excited about attending these awesome events and help create a positive impact on our campus.”

Emmanuel Morales is a BLU CRU Captain. The BLU CRU serves as CSUSM’s spirit squad, a group of students passionate about promoting campus events and especially cheering on athletics teams as part of a spirited student section at games and events.

“It’s important for students to get involved in Tukwut Life because you get to meet new faces and create friendships with people who have the same goal as you do,” he said.

In order to see, hear, taste and touch student life at CSUSM, stay connected to Tukwut Life online or on social media. Visit for a complete calendar of upcoming events or follow Tukwut Life on FacebookInstagram and Twitter (@tukwutlife).

Tukwut Life is led by the Dean of Students Office, in proud partnership with the Alumni Association, Associated Students, Inc, Athletics, Campus Recreation, the Dean of Students Office, Housing and Residential Education, the Office of Communications, Student Life and Leadership and the University Student Union.