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Residential Colleges

CSULB’s University Housing has three residential colleges: Beachside College, Hillside College and Parkside College. Each college provides a safe and comfortable living environment in which students can socialize, study, and reach their potential as a 49er.

All residential colleges provide a unique community atmosphere and are coeducational. Resident's room are double occupancy, with the exception of a limited number of singles rooms at Hillside College and triple rooms in Beachside College. Each college also offers the opportunity to be part of a living-learning community or live in theme housing.

Beachside College

Beachside College

Located off-site from main campus, this 2009 refurbished college, houses over 600 residents. Beachside residents can find themselves immersed in a small community, while still being part of a large university.

Parkside College

Parkside College

Located at the northwestern part of the university campus and bordered on one side by the municipal park, these facilities give residents the opportunity to make everlasting friendships with their suitemates. While furtherest from the center of campus, residents still enjoy the convenience of campus living.

Hillside College

Hillside College

As the closest of the colleges to the mainstream of the university center, Hillside College provides residents community living and convenience. Whether its traditional or suite style living, residents favor the social atmosphere this college provides.

Theme Housing (Optional)

Within our three residential colleges University Housing also provides three unique theme housing options:

International House (Hillside College) - The goal is to pair an American student with an international student as roommates. Our International House offers a unique opportunity to explore, live, and understand other cultures.

Gender-Neutral Housing (Beachside College) - The goal is to provide support to residents who, for whatever reason, need or request special accommodations due to gender identity/expression. A limited number of spaces are available for this theme.

Quiet Housing (Hillside College) - The goal is provide residents a 24-Hour quiet living environment for each resident throughout their stay in housing.

Please contact University Housing to discuss necessary special accommodations. Please note that when notified in a timely manner, University Housing will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations, but requests are not guaranteed.



Living on campus provides you:

  • Academic Advising
  • Free or low-cost programs and events
  • Dining services
  • Free cable TV
  • Free internet access
  • Free basic phone service
  • Tutoring by on-campus faculty
  • Free admission to regular season athletic events
  • Free overnight parking (with paid student permit)
  • Free campus shuttle service
  • Free Long Beach Transit rides
  • Convenience of campus resources

Room Furnishings

What do you need to bring? Not much. All rooms are approximately 15 by 11 feet and furnished with a bed, dresser, desk, chair, wastebasket, closet and mirror.

Residents must provide their own blankets, sheets (twin extra long), pillowcases, bedspreads, towels and study lamps. Refrigerators, microwaves, personal computers, stereos with headphones and compact televisions are also standard luxuries to consider.

Before you decide whether to bring all of these things, you may want to wait until you come to the campus and meet your roommate, and then together, you can decide on what you'll need. Sorry, we don't have storage space for additional items.