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Campus Housing

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are relatively close to classrooms, dining area, and gym. It is hard to find reception in some dorms, however.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: All very new, clean, and spacious

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: In my personal opinion living on campus is great. The only thing that could be better is the hours on recreational activities that are available, such as the game room.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus.

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Living on campus is convenient when it comes to going to classes and club meetings, and it's also convenient in terms of food, since the cost for housing includes food from the dining hall. The dorms themselves are spacious, especially in the suites. The traditional freshman dorms are slightly more cramped, but it's nice that residents only have to share the bathroom with no more than five other students. The school is currently in the process of building new dorms, which will open in the fall of 2010, making it easier to sign up for a room.

Due to the young age of the campus, the dorms are new, so nothing found in the dorms is particularly worn out. There are dens next to the laundry rooms, with gaming systems and a pool table that keep residents entertained. Additionally, there are kitchens students can use to cook food when they’re bored with dining hall food, but getting access to them is somewhat difficult and often not worth it. The online housing system allows students to pick what kind of roommate(s) they want, so hopefully it ends up being a bearable living situation for them.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
1,681
Types of Housing Offered
  • Coed dorms
  • Special housing for disabled students
Undergrads Living On Campus
37%
Freshmen Living On Campus
76%
Number of Dormitories
3
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
0
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Tuolumne (part of Sierra Terraces)
  • Valley Terraces
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Valley Terraces
Worst Freshman Dorms
  • Mariposa (part of Sierra Terraces)
  • Tulare (hall in Valley Terraces)
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Sierra Terraces
  • Tulare (hall in Valley Terraces)
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Carpet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Open closet
  • Sink
Also Available
There are theme halls for the Valley Terraces, one being the Green Hall and the other being the Academic Excellence Hall. As the names imply, the Green Hall focuses on sustainable living practices, while the Academic Excellence Hall tries to create an environment conducive to studying. If students wants to live in either of these halls, they have to write a letter of intent explaining why they are right for the hall and how they will contribute.
Available for Rent
Vacuum cleaner and mop are included in the suites.
Students can check out board games and a PS2 player for a day at a time.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Sierra Terraces
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: <20
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples; doubles and triples are connected by a bathroom that residents of both rooms share.
Special Features: Study lounges
The Summits
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Computer lab, Academic Support Center, exercise/music room, meeting rooms for workshops and events, outdoor barbecue area, laundry facility within each hall
Valley Terraces
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: Less than 20
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites; two double rooms option or three double rooms option
Special Features: Living room/suite-style

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