Welcome to Our Cal U Community
Move-In Day at California University of Pennsylvania is one of the most exciting days of the year on campus. The whole Cal U community welcomes new freshmen and transfer students, and University Housing provides resources to help students and their families make a smooth transition to college life.
On Move-In Day, volunteers from the peer mentoring program, athletic teams, fraternities, sororities and other student organizations turn out to lend a hand. They help to carry new students' belongings into the residence halls, guide newcomers and their families to campus locations, and make everyone feel welcome.
After You Move In
Once you get settled in your residence hall, you'll meet your community assistants, or CAs. These graduate or undergraduate students live on designated floors and serve as leaders and facilitators for resident students.
Community assistants help you understand and comply with University and residence hall rules, and they plan activities to help everyone make the most of the residence hall experience. CAs are available through an on-call system 24 hours a day.
You'll get to know more about the Cal U community during New Student Orientation. You will learn more about the resources available to you, and there will be plenty of fun activities that give you a chance to meet new friends.
What to Pack for Life at Cal U
For most incoming students, getting ready to live on your own is a new experience. Whether you'll be sharing a room with a roommate or living alone, you may be wondering what to bring - and what to leave at home. Download and print our packing list to make sure you have all the essentials.
Items prohibited in the residence halls include hoverboards; halogen lamps; electric heaters and air conditioners; hot plates and Foreman-style grills; candles, incense and potpourri burners; pets, other than fish in tanks smaller than 10 gallons; paintball guns, BB guns and other weapons; and, of course, alcohol and illegal drugs.