Cal State San Bernardino’s new student housing is nearing completion and on June 11, workers delivered truckloads of furniture. The delivery marked another milestone for the construction project, which includes a new dining commons, that will open to students in time for the 2018 fall quarter.

The construction is the largest single capital project in university history, costing $95.8 million and encompassing 164,000 square feet.

Ground was officially broken on Sept. 29, 2016. With 416 beds, the student housing development is the initial phase of a larger community that will be developed at CSUSB as enrollment grows. This residential community will eventually serve about 1,200 more students. 

This phase will be targeted to meet the needs of entering first-year students and will be the first new housing community specifically designed to serve their needs since Serrano Village opened in 1972. 

In addition to the new housing units for students, the community will have dedicated space for student advising and academic support, the Honors Program, two Faculty-in-Residence apartments, a community kitchen, multipurpose meeting rooms, and will be the administrative home of the university’s Department of Housing and Residential Education.

The new dining commons will be a two-level, multi-faceted campus dining facility. With an expected capacity of nearly 700 customers, the initial seating layout will be approximately 500.