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.
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 is located in East Campus.
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 are placed by a different process based off their application and their program's needs.