Campus Housing

Location
Thousand Oaks, CA
Undergrads
2,713
Tuition
$32,610
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: The dorms are fairly expensive but to live on campus right near classes is what you are paying for; the convenience. If you are able to get in to the nice dorms, you will be happy. The older dorms can be a bit rough at times.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Never lived on campus but classmates state its average.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: It is really expensive, but the dorms are like apartments.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms get better as the years go by.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in freshman dorms with three other roommates. The set up of two bedrooms (shared) a common room and bathroom is perfect amount of space! Like a mini apartment. Rooms are rather small but its okay because you only sleep in your bedroom.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 15th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 26th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 109th
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 305th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Nicole Mangona
Hometown
West Hills, CA
Major
Communication and Political Science
Grad Year
2014
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Living on campus is a vital part of experiencing college life. Dorming provides opportunities to create memorable friendships with students from all over the world, form late-night study groups for those tests at 8 a.m., and cook on-the-spot made-up meals with neighbors. Long, narrow hallways and suites barely 10 feet across from each other make up the freshman halls; however, though these halls may be crowded, they offer students the quintessential freshman dorm experience. Fortunately, the residential lifestyle gets much better with age. Sophomores are afforded more space and a second bathroom, which makes up for the crowded quarters of the freshman halls. Upperclassmen have their own bedroom and share a large kitchen, living room, and bathroom with friends in a suite. The junior and senior residence halls produce a personal, apartment-style atmosphere, decorated with modern designs and completed with the latest technical appliances.

Cleaning services come by once a week, so the halls always look fresh and clean. Students are responsible for the upkeep of their rooms, and most usually do so. Many students live on campus all four years, but even for those who reside for a year or two, most CLU residents will say that a majority of their bonds, laughs, cries, early-morning-hour studying, and burnt chocolate chip cookies originated from their housing experience.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
1,387
Average Housing Costs
$6,220
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Special housing for disabled students
Undergrads Living On Campus
60%
Freshmen Living On Campus
81%
Number of Dormitories
11
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
4
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Pederson Hall
  • Thompson Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Grace Hall
  • Mogen Hall
  • Trinity Hall
Worst Freshman Dorms
Mount Clef Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • New West Complex (North, South, and West halls)
  • Old West Complex (Afton, Conejo, Janss, and Rasmussen halls)
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Kitchen (only in Grace, Trinity, and Mogen)
Also Available
On the first floor of each residence hall is a suite for students with disabilities. Students requesting accommodations may contact the Accessibility Resource Program (ARP).
Available for Rent
There are no renting policies at CLU; however, students may borrow vacuum cleaners from their resident assistants if they do not have their own.
Students are also allowed to bring their own microwaves and fridges. CLU does not provide these items to students.
Did You Know?
  • Mount Clef Hall was the home of KCLU, California Lutheran's NPR/Jazz Radio Station, until the 2011 school year. The official location of the KCLU broadcast center is now on Campus Drive across from the University Village.
  • Pederson Hall was originally named Alpha as it only housed male students. Similarily, Thompson Hall was originally named Beta as it only housed female students.
  • During the summers from the 1970s to the 1990s, the Old West Complex housed the Dallas Cowboys football team.
  • Kramer Court was the first complex to go coed.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Afton Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and sophomores
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Afton is one of four residence halls in the Old West Complex. The other three halls include Conejo, Janss, and Rasmussen. There is a communal kitchen for all residents to use, plus common areas with couches and tables, vending machines and a large TV, a pingpong table, and a balcony. There are washing machines and dryers located on the second floor. A study room is also located on the first floor. Afton also has its own pool, which is located outside of the hall, near the parking lot. All students, whether they reside in Afton or another complex, are welcome to swim or relax by the pool during pool hours. A sand volleyball court and a basketball court are also located outside of Afton.
Conejo Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and sophomores
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Conejo is one of four residence halls in the Old West Complex. The other three halls include Afton, Janss, and Rasmussen. There is a communal kitchen for all residents to use. There are also upstairs and downstairs common areas that have couches and tables for students to use. "Conejo" means "rabbit" in Spanish.
Janss Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Janss is one of four residence halls in the Old West Complex. The other three halls include Conejo, Afton, and Rasmussen. There is a communal kitchen for all residents to use. There are also upstairs and downstairs common areas that have couches and tables for students to use. There are washing machines and dryers located on the second floor. A study room is also located on the first floor. The Afton pool is located outside the hall, near the parking lot.
Mount Clef Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Every two rooms are connected by a private bathroom and closet, so the four suitemates will share those commodities. The connecting rooms are shared by the same gender. The main lounge, also known as the "Plounge," has couches, a large TV, a pool table, a pingpong table, vending machines, and tables. There is also a "Snack Shack," which is a student-run store that sells inexpensive snacks and drinks. There is an outside barbecue and tables and chairs for students to use. A basketball court is located right by the hall. Resident parking is located at the back of the hall and holds many spots for students with cars.
North Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores and juniors
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: North is one of four residence halls in the New West Complex. North is the only hall specifically for student athletes. The athletes reside in North during winter break. Students who are not athletes and reside in North must gather all of their belongings and bring them home during winter break.
Pederson Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Unlike Mount Clef Hall, Pederson Hall rooms are structured around an outdoor courtyard, which holds tables and chairs. Pederson looks more apartment-style while Mount Clef looks like a typical college dorm. There are study rooms, a mini kitchen area, and a laundry room located on the first floor. There is a student-run snack store located in the entrance lobby of the hall, which sells inexpensive snacks and drinks. There is also an outdoor barbecue and tables and chairs for students to use. A basketball court and sand volleyball court are located right outside of the hall. A large parking lot for residents is also nearby for students with cars.
Potenberg Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Potenberg is one of four residence halls in the New West Complex. The other three halls include North, West, and South. There is a communal kitchen for all residents to use and common areas on the first and second floors that have couches and tables for students to use. The complex also has study rooms, washing machines, and dryers available to residents.
Rasmussen Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Rasmussen is one of four residence halls in the Old West Complex. The other three halls include Conejo, Afton, and Janss. There is a communal kitchen for all residents to use and also upstairs and downstairs common areas that have couches and tables for students to use. There are washing machines and dryers located on the second floor. A study room is also located on the first floor. The Afton pool is located outside the hall, near the parking lot.
South Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: South is one of four residence halls in the New West Complex. The other three halls include North, West, and Potenberg. There is a communal kitchen for all residents to use and common areas on the first and second floors that have couches and tables for students to use. The complex also has study rooms, washing machines, and dryers available to residents. Afton also has its own pool, which is located in the Old West Complex area.
Thompson Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles)
Special Features: There are study rooms, a mini kitchen area, and a laundry room located on the first floor. There is a student-run snack store located in the entrance lobby of the hall, which sells inexpensive snacks and drinks. There is also an outdoor barbecue and tables and chairs for students to use. A basketball court and sand volleyball court are located right outside of the hall. A large parking lot for residents is also nearby for students with cars.
West Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: West is one of four residence halls in the New West Complex. The other three halls include North, South, and Potenberg. There is a communal kitchen for all residents to use. There are common areas on the first and second floors that have couches and tables for students to use. The complex also has study rooms, washing machines, and dryers available to residents. Afton also has its own pool, which is located in the Old West Complex area.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Grace Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Junior and seniors
Room Types: Two-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Each unit includes four one-person bedrooms, a bathroom, and a shared kitchen and living room. Grace and Trinity are the only halls in which students get their own bedroom. There is a large central lounge on the first floor with study and conference rooms, a communal kitchen, and a large flat-screen TV. The first and second floors have couches and tables for students to use. Laundry rooms are available on the floors, as well. On the first floor is a snack shack area where students can buy inexpensive snacks and drinks. A large exterior patio leads to Grace's basketball court and the Afton pool.
Kramer Court
Floors: 1
Number of Units: 10-24
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Originally built as apartments for married students, Kramer Court is now open to students of any marital status, but mainly juniors and seniors apply to live in Kramer. Each suite has two bedrooms, one bathroom, a back patio area, and a shared living room and kitchen. Students are provided with beds, desks, chairs, and dressers. Students must provide their own furniture and items for the living room, kitchen, patio, and bathroom. Kramer is located next to the Soiland Humanities Center and music practice rooms.
Mogen Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Mogen is an apartment-style hall that houses upperclassmen. Each unit has two bedrooms, a shared living room and kitchen, and a bathroom. Each bedroom houses two students. The bathroom is equipped with a sink, mirror, mirror cabinets, toilet, and shower. There are also upstairs and downstairs common areas that have couches and tables for students to use. There are washing machines and dryers located on the first floor along with study rooms. Connected to the outside of the first floor is Mogen Market.
Trinity Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 10-24
Bathrooms: Private, suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Studios, four- and six-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Trinity also has two fully equipped classrooms and is the second-largest facility on campus.

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