Benefits of Living on Campus
Academics are paramount at CSUMB and we make sure our students are set up for success. Courtesy and Quiet Hours allow you to study and sleep in a comfortable environment. Our RA led programs help you build study skills and recharge with fun social events. We intentionally reach out to see how you are doing and get you connected to on campus resources. If at any point you have questions about classes, majors, or academic help your RA and Residential Life Coordinator will be happy to help you find your answers every step of the way.
Our residence halls and apartments are far more than a place to sleep! We have student leaders and professional staff committed to helping you create a safe home away from home. One of the prime benefits to living on campus is the opportunity to meet new people from all over the world. We provide countless opportunities to connect and develop relationships. Through a variety of educational, social, and recreational events, you will find there is always a strong sense of community in each area and residential building.
Student Housing & Residential Life provide students the opportunity to form an identity and a sense of belonging at CSUMB. Our student leaders put on monthly programs for residents that provide valuable life skills, effective communication, decision making, and critical thinking in order to enhance their social and personal development. Our team is available to help provide any support and connections you may need.
Living on campus not only affords you the opportunity to experience the beautiful Monterey Bay area, but it also provides you with easy access to all of CSUMB’s amenities. Dining facilities, campus activities, and our state of the art Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library are only a few of the things available just outside your front door!
We offer 9 different Living Learning Program based around academics, special interests, and identities. These communities are designed to help you find motivation for your classes, get connected on campus, and forge lifelong friendships. Students in our Living Learning Programs get the chance to meet faculty and staff in the halls, delve into their interests with like minded friends, and enrich their academics beyond the classroom. Take a look at some of the options we offer and find your home in a Living Learning Program.
Student Housing & Residential Life provides students with opportunities to enhance their student experience through leadership and involvement— from their first semester to their last. Our student leaders are some of the most visible and influential students on campus. They often go on to serve on University-wide leadership opportunities, like Associated Students. Check out all of our leadership opportunities and find out how you can get involved.
- 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
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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!
- Campus Police on Duty 24 Hours a Day
- Residential Life Student/Professional Staff available 24 hrs/day
- Blue light Emergency (911) Phone around Every Building
- Secure Building Access Via CSUMB username Card
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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.