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Where can I live as a Freshman?

Updated: Feb. 12, 2016

Learning Community options for freshmen support the academic direction and success of each resident. Each distinct Learning Community offers a unique living arrangement and campus experience. Students are assigned to either a double or triple room in the residence halls, or private bedrooms, shared bedrooms and double suites in campus apartments.  Assignments are based on Learning Community preferences provided by the student during the housing application process, the date the housing was secured, and available space within communities.

In order to secure housing, applicants must submit their online housing application, Housing License Agreement and initial housing payment. There are a number of factors that affect room assignments, therefore University Housing cannot guarantee placement within specific learning communities. Due to the high demand for housing, the majority of students will live in either triple rooms in the Residence Halls or double suites in the Apartments..

Learning Community Information:

During the Housing Application Process, students will be listing housing preferences by Learning Community Programs.  More Information about Learning Communities can be found on the Residential Life Website.

*Learning Communities and locations are subject to change to meet student interest and may be located in the Residence Halls and Apartments.

Building Maps:

Freshman buildings at (marked yellow)

Poly Canyon Village Courtyard

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Bedroom Photos, Apartment Photos
Floor Plans and Furniture Dimensions  (pdf)

Cerro Vista Apartments

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Hall Photos
Room and Furniture Dimensions (pdf)

Trinity, Santa Lucia, Muir, Sequoia, Fremont, Tenaya
Red Brick South Mountain Hall

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Hall Photos
Dimensions & Floorplans:  Double (pdf)   Triple (pdf)

North Mountain (Shasta, Diablo, Palomar, Whitney, Lassen)
North Mountain Hall

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Hall Photos

Dimensions & Floorplans:  Triple (pdf)

Sierra Madre, Yosemite
Sierra Madre and Yosemite Halls

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Hall Photos, Room Photos Sierra Madre, Room Photos Yosemite,

Dimensions & Floorplans Sierra Madre: Double (pdf)   Triple (pdf)

Dimensions & Floorplans Yosemite: Double (pdf)   Triple (pdf)


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