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Office of Communications student stories


Scope and Contents

At the onset of the pandemic during April and May of 2020, the Office of Communications (University Communications) facilitated a student engagement project to encourage students to share their experiences about what the pandemic had been like for them. After they closed the project, the Office of Communications emailed students that had participated in the project and asked them for permission to donate to Together/Apart. Eleven students responded to that collections call, allowing their submissions to the Office of Communications story sharing project to be added to Together/Apart. Some students desired to remain anonymous, and some information, such as email address, has been redacted from all submissions donated to Together/Apart through the Office of Communications.


  • 2020-03-18 - 2022-05-22


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Most textual materials are written in English. Some textual materials also have some Spanish-language writing. Most video and audio materials are English-language.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. Some items have been reformatted and have digital preservation copies. In such cases, researchers may request listening/viewing/reading copies. The Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room is accessible by appointment only, Monday-Friday, 8am - 4pm. Final requests for materials must be made one hour prior to closing. Please submit requests for archival materials at least 24 hours in advance of desired appointment. Materials requested over the weekend will be available on the following Tuesday at the earliest. Please note that Special Collections and University Archives observes all campus holiday closures as noted in the Library Calendar. For more information, please send an email to


From the Collection: 1.57 Gigabytes

From the Collection: 3 Linear Feet

Repository Details

Part of the CSUSM Special Collections Repository

California State University San Marcos Library
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos California 92096-0001 United States