On-campus housing is a vital part of the educational experience at CSUMB. For many students, it becomes one of the only times when they live with others who are very different from themselves, especially when it comes to issues like study habits, music, sleep, religion, or politics.
It is truly an exciting experience to live independently in our community where strong neighbors and roommates build strong relationships. Residential Life provides opportunities to meet people of different lifestyles and cultures. Through relationships in their community, students learn from each other and share responsibility with each other. Students' willingness to build skills in the areas of communication, cooperation, and compromise enrich this community living experience.
Living in residence at CSUMB creates the greatest opportunities for students to become full, contributing members of our campus community. Their active participation in support of our community ideals allows them to make the most of their living experience, for themselves and for others.
Successful adaptation to CSUMB's community requires a flexible attitude and willingness to assume personal responsibility within a household and living community. Consideration for others is a priority. Whether students live in apartments, suites,or residence halls, they get to know their roommates very well; however, a special effort is needed to meet neighbors.