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Santos Manuel Student Union

Limited Access Updates for SMSU North, SMSU South, and East

Due to unforeseen circumstances SMSU North, SMSU South and East will have limited access until repairs are completed.  Updates on facility access will be posted on our website ( and Instagram page (csusb.smsu). 

The SMSU North first floor will remain closed until further notice. The second and third floor spaces are now open to the public. Elevator and stair access to the third floor can be found on the South side of the building.

SMSU South will remain closed until further notice.

SMSU East 1st floor will remain closed until further notice. The SMSU East Annex building is operational with The Retreat operating out of the SMSU East Annex (SUE 107).

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and flexibility as we deal with this unexpected event.  If you have any questions, concerns or need special accommodations please contact us via email (smsu@csusb.ed) or phone (909) 537-7201).


About the SMSU

The Santos Manuel Student Union (SMSU) is a focal point of the campus where students, faculty, staff, administration, alumni, and guests can develop an enduring relationship with campus. Serving as the campus social hub, the SMSU assists in the retention and development of students, while encouraging a deeper understanding and appreciation of cultural pluralism, gender equity, and ethnic diversity. The SMSU nurtures an environment conducive to personal growth and development through a variety of cultural, social, educational, and recreational activities. Bridging formal learning and life experiences, the SMSU also serves as a training ground for developing student leaders through leadership opportunities and employment that promote an active learning domain.

SMSU Facilities

Functioning as a meeting place on campus, the facilities provide a comfortable and relaxing environment with a multitude of services important for the university community.

SMSU North first and second floors house a variety of services and departments including: Coyote Lanes Bowling Alley, Coyote Cantina, game room, social stairs, CSUSB Bookstore, lounge spaces, The Habit Burger Grill, dining area, an outdoor plaza deck, and our massive 12,000 square foot conference. Also known as the Student Success floor- the third floor houses: Asian Pacific Islander Center, First Peoples Center, Latinx Center, Pan-African Student Success Center, Osher Adult Re-Entry Center, Queer and Transgender Resource Center, Women’s Resource Center, Associated Students Incorporated (ASI), Office of Student Engagement, Leadership Lab, and 1,000 square feet of study/lounge space.

SMSU South facilities include: a spacious lobby, relaxation and study lounge areas, meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art theater, a multi-purpose Events Center used for major events, Financial Literacy Center, Graduate Student Success Center, Automatic Teller Machine, and graphics services.  Other services and departments located within the SMSU are the Coyote Cafe, Obershaw Den, Undocumented Student Success Center, Orientation and First Year Experience, and the Division of Student Affairs Office.


Mission Statement

We, the SMSU and RW, through our programs, services, facilities, and employment opportunities, provide safe and inclusive spaces for CSUSB students, the greater campus, and surrounding areas to foster community, promote wellness, develop leaders, and offer enriching co-curricular experiences.