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.