Student Housing and Residential Life

Residence Halls

Residential Halls are designated for first time freshman and above. All students wanting to live in the Residence Halls must be matriculated CSU Monterey Bay students working toward a degree. Students must also be enrolled full time each semester they reside on-campus. This means 12 units per semester for undergraduates and at least 8 units per semester for graduate students. Meal plans required.

First Year Housing Residence Halls


First Year Housing 

Cypress, Asilomar, Willet, Yarrow, and Manzanita Halls are uniformly configured three-story buildings. All rooms are designed for triple and double occupancy and have private bathrooms. Each building is equipped with a mailroom, laundry room, as well as a fully equipped kitchen that includes access to a microwave and stove.

First Year Housing 360° Tour

Area Two Residence Halls


Area Two

Avocet, Tortuga, and Sanderling Halls are three-story buildings with three room styles. Occupants will be assigned to double, triple, or quadruple occupancy rooms with private or shared bathrooms. These Residence Halls have a mail area, TV lounge, a laundry room and a full kitchen and lounge on the first floor.

Area Two 360° Tour



Buildings: 202 - 211  

These three-story Residence Halls surround the main part of campus. They are within walking distance of classrooms, the library, the Dining Commons, computer facilities, the Media Learning Complex, the Campus Health Center, the Otter Sports Center, and all administrative offices.


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Options and Rates

BuildingRoom TypeUnit TypeBedroom/BathroomKitchenMeal Plan RequirementSemester Rate
Residence Halls Single  1 person room 1BR / 1 Bath Community* Yes $5,393
Double  2 person room 1 BR / 1 Bath Community* Yes $4,393
Triple  3 person room 1 BR / 1 Bath Community* Yes $3,734

The standard residence hall assignment consists of three students sharing a room. Single rooms are first offered to students registered with Student Disability and Accessibility Center (SDAC) and are subject to availability. 

What's Included?


  • Desk and desk chair
  • Bed and mattress
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Dresser


  • No charge laundry facilities
  • Staff available 24 hrs/day
  • Secure ID card building access
  • Private or shared bathrooms


  • Cable television
  • Fast wireless network connections