Set in the beautiful and serene backdrop of Thousand Oaks, Calif., CLU stands as a well-kept and up-to-date campus. All buildings are inspected and checked out by the maintenance team, which ensures that equipment and systems run properly. The push for more “green” buildings enables architects to design floor-to-ceiling glass windows, gleaming solar panels, and strong pillars, creating a modern feel. William Rolland Stadium, completed in fall 2011, boasts a sleek state-of-the-art art gallery and soaring stadium seats. Right next door is the Samuelson Aquatics Center, a 50-meter pool that is a second home to CLU’s swim, diving, and water polo teams and the U.S. Olympic men’s water polo team. The Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center holds two gyms, an events center, exercise science and sports medicine facilities, a dance studio, classrooms and labs, CLU Alumni Association Athletic Hall of Fame, and the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame.
The residence halls are clean and maintained well, due to the great cleaning service and maintenance workers. Most halls do not need renovations, but it would certainly be nice for the freshman halls and the Old and New West complexes to be modernized, like Grace and Trinity. The most recent renovations include Old West Complex in the early 2000s, New West in the mid 2000s, and Thompson in 2011. Pearson Library is a small, somewhat cramped facility that needs more space. The library is often packed with students, and it becomes hard to find a free desk or table to work on. Though a small school, CLU does its best to provide for students. The library contains thousands of books on any subject, a writing center, study rooms, labs, two atriums, and a help desk.