Benefits of living on campus

On-campus activities abound. Athletics, intramural and club sports, boating and outdoor recreation, athletic facilities, hiking and cycling trails, and a disc golf course promote fitness. Student organizations offer a variety of political, musical, academic, special interest, social, and socially conscious activities. Musical groups, plays and open mics provide outlets for performers. While guest writers, entertainers, musicians, politicians, educators, and others fill evenings and minds.

Just minutes away, some of the world's most desirable tourist destinations offer much, much more.

Main campus housing accommodations

  • Residence hall, suite and apartment options
  • Contemporary furnishings
  • Cable television
  • Fast wireless network connections
  • No charge laundry facilities
  • Four convenient on-campus dining locations
  • Staff available 24 hrs/day
  • ID card building access
  • Nightwalk service
  • Campus Police

East Campus housing accommdations

  • Apartment living located minutes from Main Campus
  • Approximately 1,200 square feet
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Free expanded cable and internet service
  • All utilities included
  • Laundry hookups and coin-operated facilities
  • Either fenced backyard or balcony
  • Nightwalk service
  • Staff available 24 hrs/day

Dining Services

Below are a list of the dining options we have on campus. We strongly encourage you to check out the Dining Services Webpage for more information.

Dining commons

Conveniently located in the center of campus, the DC offers a variety of food services designed to meet the unique needs of the CSUMB campus community. The DC consists of a main grill and the Food Court. Food service is offered throughout the day.


CSUMB's on-campus restaurant, the Otter Bay Restaurant, is located in the University Center. The Otter Bay Restaurant features a well-rounded menu with daily specials in a quiet and relaxing atmosphere.

Otter express

The Otter Express features WOW Cafe and Subconnection. WOW stands for World of Wings. Their menu includes wraps, over-sized chopped salads, Angus burgers and quesadillas, fajitas, and tenders. WOW Café is best known for its mouth-watering wings and all-white-meat “Tossers.”

Subconnection features build-your-own classic subs, premium subs, hot subs, fresh baked breads and wraps.

In addition, the Otter Express has an expanded Simply-to-Go section to satisfy the busy student who needs to eat on the run.

Library cafe

With a wide variety of coffee favorites and blended smoothies, you are bound to find something that hits the spot. In a rush? With a three drink minimum you may call in an order and Peet's staff will get it started for you.


Located in the newly remodeled Student Center, Starbucks has become a popular new hangout for the campus community. Start your day off with a fresh white mocha or come by in the afternoon and relax with a passion tea lemonade. No matter your preference, Starbucks has something for you!


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Students who are living in Main Campus housing can access campus computing systems and the Internet through high speed Ethernet, or via wireless. Students who are living in the East Campus apartments can access the campus computing systems and the internet using a cable modem.

If your computer has a network card that is a 10BaseT compatible, you can plug your computer into one of the orange jacks on the wall in your Residential Hall or North Quad room, connect to cable modem in the East Campus apartments, or even take advantage of our wireless connections throughout the Residential Halls, North Quad, and main campus.

For more information on technology at CSUMB visit the IT website.