Housing Options

First year students

First year students live in our residence halls. All freshman and sophomore students that do not reside in the tri-county area of Monterey, Santa Cruz or San Benito counties are required to live in University housing.

Transfer Students

Transfer students typically live in East Campus. Transfer students qualify for the Residence Halls, North Quad, and Promontory.

Living Learning Programs

Living Learning Programs 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.

Family Housing and Graduate & Credential Programs

Family Housing and Graduate & Credential Programs is located in East Campus.

Upper Division Housing

Upper Division Housing is mostly in North Quad, Promontory and East Campus. Sophomores that do not reside in the tri-county area of Monterey, Santa Cruz or San Benito counties are required to live in University housing. Upperclass students select their space during Reservation Days.

International Students

International Students are placed by a different process based off their application and their program's needs.

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