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Student Life

Life at Palomar College is about more than taking classes…

You have many opportunities to get involved! From athletics to student government to art and music, we encourage you to get involved to enrich your educational experience.


Student Life & Leadership. Palomar College

We are committed to developing and supporting programs that holistically promote student rights, equity, justice and is intentional in serving the basic needs of the evolving community we serve. We inspire personal growth and academic achievement. We foster and mentor students through engagement opportunities involving leadership, advocacy and critical dialogue platforms.

Get Involved


Our intercollegiate athletic program is one of the largest, most comprehensive and diverse programs in the state of California. Palomar College offers 16 varsity-sport teams and cheerleading with more than 400 student athletes participating every year.


The Associated Student Government keeps students informed of campus initiatives, leads many annual informational campaigns, keeps up with local, state, and national issues that impact the campus. Represent your peers! Ask about being on the board.


A good way to get involved at Palomar College and get to know like-minded students is to join a club that fits your interest or explore new interests! Joining a club or organization will provide you the opportunity to make new friends, develop leadership skills and contribute to Palomar College and the community. Our clubs and organizations continue to grow with new clubs appearing each year.

Nature and the Arts

Unveiling of the monument at the Edwin & Frances Hunter Arboretum.


Free and open to the public, enjoy nature at our campus botanical garden. Visit the Edwin and Frances Hunter Arboretum, located on the San Marcos campus.

Palomar students perform on stage at the Howard Brubeck Theatre.

Performing Arts

Experience dance, music, theatre, and collaborative performances in this vibrant community.

Visit Palomar Performs

KKSM Radio

From hip hop to jazz, from punk to EDM, you’ll hear it all! Tune in to live Palomar College radio and view the show schedule.


Palomar College TV delivers award-winning programming. Explore shows, viewing options, and the schedule.


Not only books: apparel, merchandise, and gifts, too! You can even rent textbooks.


The Planetarium presents feature shows that use the entire full dome digital theater. The public is welcome!


From coffee talks to star gazing, art shows to musical performances, find out what’s happening next at Palomar College