Student Housing and Residential Life

Housing Options

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the freshman/sophomore live-on requirement has been temporarily waived for the 2021-2022 academic year. We expect this be reimplimented for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

For 2021-2022 housing, unless approved for a vaccination exemption, residents are required to be immunized for COVID-19 prior to Move-In. Processes for vaccine verification and exemption are still being developed and will be announced over the summer.

First year students

First year students live in our residence halls. The standard first year/sophomore live on requirement has been waived for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Transfer Students

Transfer students qualify for Area 2 Residence Halls, North Quad, Promontory, and, if age/credit requirements are met, East Campus .

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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