yakʔitʸutʸu is proudly named in honor of and in partnership with the Northern Chumash, the Indigenous Peoples of San Luis Obispo County. Each residential hall is named after yak titʸu titʸu yak tiłhini Northern Chumash tribal locations throughout the Central Coast region.
The seven halls are:
|tsɨtkawayu||Cambria||Place of the horses|
|elewexe||Paso Robles||Named for swordfish|
|tšɨłkukunɨtš||Carrizo Plain||Place of the rabbits|
|tiłhini||San Luis Obispo
|Place of the full moon|
|tsɨtqawɨ||Morro Bay||Place of the dogs|
|nipumuʔ||Nipomo||Place of the big house|
|tsɨtpxatu||Avila Beach||Place of the whales|
The yakʔitʸutʸu residential community also includes a new Welcome Center, an adjacent parking structure, large open spaces for outdoor activities, an amphitheater, a café, community rooms, and ample bike parking.
Multiple Residential Learning Communities are housed in yakʔitʸutʸu's seven residence halls, which vary in size from three to five stories and provide primarily triple- and quad- rooms. Each floor shares one to two common all-gender bathroom/s, depending on the size of the building.
Address for Mail/Packages
To mail packages to yakʔitʸutʸu, visit this page.
Below are the Living Learning Community placements for the 2020-21 school year:
CSD (Coordinator of Student Development): Professional staff that live in the halls and supervise the RAs.
Resident Advisor (RA): Student peer leaders trained in safety and supervision and are on-call.
Front Desk: Student staff serve resident needs, answer questions and check out equipment.
Open M-F: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., S-S: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.
- Flooring: Carpet
- Closet: Standalone Wardrobe
- Compact refrigerator
- Bed Size: 38” x 80" (twin extra long)
- One desk with drawers and chair for each resident
- Small dressers
- Window coverings
- All-gender community bathrooms
- Community kitchen
- Kitchen and game equipment for checkout
- Daily cleaning service of bathrooms and common areas on weekdays
- Free laundry
- Serenity rooms
- Purified water fill stations
- Built-in outdoor grill
- Bike racks
- Vending machines
- Access to microwaves in every building
- Outdoor ping pong and cornhole games