Student Housing and Dining


Our freshmen live in the Residence Halls unless they qualify for family housing. Located around the heart of campus, the Residence Halls are semi-suite style, which means suite-mates have their own bathroom. Each building has a kitchen and is only steps away from several campus dining options.

Housing options

Residence Halls are primarily designated for first-time freshmen, but some upper-division students also call them home. All students living in the Residence Halls must be full-time, matriculated students, and are required to have a meal plan.

Residence Halls

Residence Halls

Located around the heart of campus, our eight Residence Halls provide easy access to food, entertainment, and campus services. Each building has a mailroom, laundry room, fully equipped kitchen, and lounge area. Depending on the Residence Hall, occupants may have double or triple occupancy rooms with bathrooms shared amongst suite-mates.

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Living Learning Programs

Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities at CSUMB are communities where students of similar interests and/or academic studies live together and participate in intentional learning about their chosen program or common interest as a collective.

What's included


  • Desk and chair
  • Bed and mattress
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Dresser


  • In-suite bathrooms
  • No-charge laundry facilities
  • Staff available 24 hrs/day
  • Secure ID card building access
  • Shared bedrooms


  • Cable television
  • High-speed internet

Options and rates

Residence Halls - 1, 2, and 3-person Rooms

Building Room Type Bedroom/Bathroom Kitchen Meal Plan Requirement Semester Rate
Residence Halls Single * 1BR / 1 Bath Shared Community Yes $5,446
Double  1 BR / 1 Bath Shared Community Yes $4,436
Triple  1 BR / 1 Bath Shared Community Yes $3,771

* Limited Availability

The standard residence hall assignment consists of three students sharing a room. Single rooms are first offered to students registered with Student Disability and Accessibility Center (SDAC) and are subject to availability. 

Pasta selection at the dining commons

Meal Plans

All freshmen, regardless of their booking location, are required to purchase a Residential Hall Meal Plan. There are three residential meal plans to choose from: 7-day, 5-day, and 225-day.

Meal Plans