Student Affairs

Student Affairs Office at Marymount

Welcome Mariners!

As a Catholic institution, our educational philosophy addresses the needs of the whole person. The division of Student Affairs is here to ensure that you have opportunities and support to succeed and thrive while at Marymount. We advance the mission of the University through intentional, educational, and holistic support services. Together we facilitate the overall development of students and enhance the sense of community at Marymount California University.

Campus life offers a multitude of experiences that can enhance and enrich your academic studies and offer you real world learning opportunities. Living in community, joining a campus organization or Athletic team, or taking steps to ensure your health and well-being are just some of the ways that you can shape your undergraduate journey to reflect your needs and aspirations.

Get the most out of your Marymount experience by getting involved and knowing the resources and services available to you.

Ryan E. Alcantara, Ph.D.
Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students

The Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students is the chief officer for Marymount California University. The following services fall under the responsibility of the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students: Advising, Career, and Learning Services; Office of Student Life; Residential Life and Student Conduct; and Student Wellness (counseling & health services). The administration of student complaints and the student conduct system, fines and appeals, student I.D. cards, and the campus Lost and Found also fall under the auspices of Student Affairs.

MCU Alcohol and Drug Policies and Prevention Programs

Marymount California University is committed to promoting the health of our campus community members by preserving an environment that is free from illegal drugs and alcohol abuse.  Included on this website is information regarding campus alcohol and drug related policies, abuse prevention programs, and other resources.  It is important that all members of the MCU community are aware of these policies and resources.  All campus community members should be aware that the unlawful possession, use, manufacturing, dispensing, or distribution of alcohol or illegal drugs on University property or as part of any University activity is prohibited by law and University Policy.

CLICK HERE for additional information on resources and policies.

Marymount Tip Line

This voice mailbox, extension 7373, is available to students, faculty, staff or families who wish to leave anonymous information about policy violations or behavioral issues affecting community members. The Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students listens to these messages and follows up on the information received.

Identification Cards

Students are issued one ID card free of charge, to be used the entire time a student is enrolled at Marymount. ID cards can be obtained in the Student Affairs Office, TDW 200.

Entering new students will obtain their ID cards during Orientation Week.

Identification cards will be good for the duration of a student’s enrollment

A replacement fee will be charged for lost cards.

It is recommended that Marymount students carry their ID cards at all times. Student identification may be required to obtain services throughout the University. Security officers or other University officials may ask for a student’s ID. Replacement cost for a lost ID is $10; failure to produce an ID for disciplinary referral will result in $25 penalty.


Lockers are available at no charge for weekday students on a first-come, first-served basis and are assigned free of charge in the Office of Student Affairs, TDW 200.

Lost and Found

The Lost and Found is located in the Office of Student Affairs in TDW 200 for the Oceanview campus and at the front desk of Waterfront campus.

Office of Student Affairs

Student Affairs advances the mission of the University through intentional, educational, and holistic support services.  Together we facilitate the overall development of students and enhance the sense of community at Marymount California University.

(310) 303-7254
TDW 200

Student Learning

In all our programs, MCU ensures that students advance their communication, analysis and decision-making skills, while broadening their appreciation of diverse perspectives and their ability to learn from experience. These Institutional Student Learning Outcomes flow from our commitment to Academic Excellence, Real World Learning and Character Formation.

Student Achievement

Students bring a rich array of talents and interests, leading to many forms of student achievement at MCU. What will you achieve? A distinctive Capstone presentation, surely. What else? Let MCU support your exploration and growth. Discover your interests. Develop your talents. And let your achievements shine.