Residential Colleges


CSULB's University Housing has three residential colleges: Parkside College, Hillside College and Beachside College. Each college provides a safe and comfortable living environment in which students can socialize, study, and reach their potential. All residential colleges provide a unique community atmosphere and are coeducational.

Features and Amenities Parkside Hillside Beachside
Buildings 9 Halls - Suite Style 7 Halls - Suite Style + 2 Traditional 2 Halls Suite/Traditional Hybrid
Room Type Double Occupancy Single + Double Occupancy Double + Triple Occupancy
Class Level Freshman All academic classes all academic classes + transfers
Themed Housing No Yes No
Dining Hall Yes Yes Yes
Service Center Yes Yes Yes
Laundry Yes Yes Yes
Common Room Yes Yes Yes
Study Lounge Yes Yes Yes
Computer Lab No No Yes
Swimming Pool No No Yes
Cable TV Yes Yes Yes
Internet Yes Yes Yes
Air Conditioning No Limited Yes
Residential Curriculum Yes Yes Yes

Accomodations

Living on campus provides you:

  • Academic Advising
  • Free or low-cost programs and events
  • Dining services
  • Free cable TV
  • Free internet access
  • Tutoring by on-campus faculty
  • Overnight parking (with paid student permit)
  • 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 microfridge, bed, dresser, desk, chair, wastebasket, closet and mirror.

Residents must provide their own blankets, sheets (twin extra long), pillowcases, bedspreads, towels and study lamps. 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.