Department of Housing and Residential Education

Welcome to Housing and Residential Education at CSUSB

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  • Graduate in 4-years
  • Higher GPAs
  • Earlier Registration Appointment
  • Exclusive Access to Live-In Faculty
  • 24/7 Security; Safe Campus 
  • All Standard Utilities Included 
  • Free Activities and Events

Convenient Living 
Students recognize us for convenience, beyond just proximity to classes. We have made renting easier by creating one-bill to include room rent, utilities (electricity, water, heat, A/C, garbage and recycling), Wi-Fi, community and study spaces, academic support, and free social events.

Meaningful Connections 
Research has shown that students who live on campus have stronger connections with faculty, better relationships with their peers, and participate in more student activities.

Graduation Goals 
Students who live on campus have higher graduation rates and graduate faster than those who live off campus.

Safe Environment
All of our residence halls and apartment buildings are locked 24 hours a day.  Only residents and appropriate staff members may access our buildings.  The University Police Department and Department of Housing and Residential Education staff are on call 24 hours a day.

Peace of Mind 
There are no hidden fees or change of contract rates once you move in. If someone moves out of your room or apartment, you will never be obligated to pay their bill; and if you are having issues in your room, our staff can help mediate or find a new space. Additionally, we understand that there are things in life you cannot control, so we will work with you and the University to address unexpected financial hardships while living here.

Dining and Healthy Eating 
Coyote Commons provides a large variety of food choices and healthy options. First-year students are required to choose a meal plan, and continuing and transfer students can opt-in to a plan. Visit our “Meal Plans & Dining Options” page to learn more. 


View the video below to listen to a resident's perspective regarding living on-campus.