Housing Options

Learn about the different housing options available to residents living on campus.

Spring Student Housing Application

The Spring 2016 Housing application is now available for new students.
If you are currently living with us you do not have to re-apply for Spring 2016.

Get Involved

Student Housing & Residential Life offers many different ways to get involved. If you are currently living on campus and have questions about how to get involved be sure to talk to your RA.

Why live on Campus?


It's the best way to get to know your community. The students here represent a wide array of backgrounds, cultures, life-styles and attitudes. Our on-campus residences provide a rich and unique opportunity for you to learn more about yourself and others.

We invite you to seek out experienced students, especially members of your Residential Life staff and Residential Housing Association leaders to assist you in making your stay at Cal State Monterey Bay a successful one.


Living on campus means you are close to your classes, your friends, and campus amenities such as the gym, pool, and on-campus dining. And the beach.

There are no separate bills to pay, no dishes or grocery shopping (when on a meal plan), and no hunting for parking. You’re already here!


The on-campus experience is vital to your college success. National studies show that students living on campus are more likely to complete college, get involved, have positive faculty interactions and student friendships, and feel better about their overall college experience.