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Living at Cal U

If you are a first-time freshman from outside commuting distance to the University, you will reside in University housing for the first four semesters of your college career as space permits. But you won't find dorms at Cal U. Here students live "The Suite Life," enjoying roomy suites in new buildings.  

All six of Cal U's residence halls have been built in recent years. Along with comfortable rooms, the halls feature well-designed common areas for socializing, including lounges with large-screen TVs and DVD players, as well as full kitchen areas and comfortable seating, not to mention rec rooms with ping pong and pool tables.

Interested in seeing yourself living at Cal U? Take a virtual tour, but first let us tell you about people you can count on while living here.  

Find Yourself in a Community

Community assistants serve as leaders and facilitators within each hall. These students (graduate or undergraduate) live on designated floors and assist in overall operation. All are available through an on-call system 24 hours a day, with schedules and contact information posted throughout the building. The community assistants dedicate considerable time and effort to developing community. They help students understand and comply with University and residence hall rules, and they plan programs and activities to help make the most of the residence hall experience.

Residence hall directors supervise each hall and work to ensure living on campus is productive and safe. These professionals (who have master's degrees related to education and student development) live in the halls. The residence hall directors assist individuals and student groups, encourage community development, promote academic success, handle hall conduct issues, supervise student staff and act as the liaison for facility issues.

Many, Many Activities

Community assistants and the residence hall councils plan multiple activities for residents each semester. In addition, the Inter-Residence Hall Council, representing students from all the halls, helps plan events, fundraisers and service projects.

Across campus, the Student Activities Board, the Student Association Inc. and more than 100 clubs and organizations sponsor countless events and programming.

Find Out More

Interested in living at Cal U? Find out more about university housing, view suite descriptions and floor plans, and consider packing suggestions and room personalization.

Discover yourself at Cal U. 

University Housing Office
Room 117, Residence Hall B
724-938-4444
housing@calu.edu

Joshua Westfall

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Find out more about the community of people dedicated to keeping you safe, healthy and happy living at Cal U.

  • Getting Around: It's easy getting around Cal U and traveling to transportation hubs. Learn more.
  • Check out our Dining Services and Meal Plans -- Students eat healthy at Cal U!
  • Housing FAQs:Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about housing at Cal U
  • Cal U Alerts: The campus uses a cell-phone text message and e-mail message system to alert students of emergency situations. Read more about Cal U's safety policies and programs.
  • Take a virtual tour of campus.