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

Located around the heart of campus, our eight Residence Halls provide easy access to food, entertainment, and campus services. Each building has a mailroom, laundry room, fully equipped kitchen, and lounge area. Depending on the Residence Hall, occupants may have double or triple occupancy rooms with bathrooms shared amongst suite-mates.



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

Residence Halls - 1, 2, and 3-person Rooms

Building Room Type Bedroom/Bathroom Kitchen Meal Plan Requirement Semester Rate
Residence Halls Single * 1BR / 1 Bath Shared Community Yes $5,446
Double  1 BR / 1 Bath Shared Community Yes $4,436
Triple  1 BR / 1 Bath Shared Community Yes $3,771

* Limited Availability

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


  • In-suite bathrooms
  • No charge laundry facilities
  • Staff available 24 hrs/day
  • Secure ID card building access
  • Shared bedrooms


  • Cable television
  • High-speed internet