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Residence Life

Mission and Vision

In keeping with the mission of CSU, the Residence Life Office strives to create an environment that is conducive to the intellectual, emotional, spiritual and relational well-being of each residential student. Integration of faith in learning, leading and serving are elements that produce opportunities for Residence Life to partner in building a thriving learning community within our residence halls.

Living on campus will provide many new experiences that include making new friends, facing new challenges and developing memories that will last you a lifetime. We feel that all of these are important parts of a quality educational experience.

Our mission is to create a community that honors God and enables students to thrive. We do this through pursuing five themes: Jesus, Neighbor, Community, Disciple and Accountability.


New Residence Hall coming spring 2019

The Office of Residence Life is excited about the upcoming opening of CSU’s newest residence hall! Although the exact completion and move-in dates are still pending, we are ready to begin accepting applications and placing residents. We anticipate the residence hall to open in February 2019. While we wish all applicants could be guaranteed a spot in the new residence hall, space is limited. It is essential that you fill out the application completely and correctly – failure to do so will result in processing and placement delays. The application is open until Nov. 26.

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Spring Check-ins

  • Each student must officially check-in at the beginning of each semester.
  • Moving into a residence hall without going through the proper procedure will result in a $100 fine.
  • Students who check-in late will receive a $50-$100 fee for late check-in.
  • The Residence Life Staff is unable to allow early check-ins unless required by the University.
  • Please bring your CSU student ID with you to check in.

The spring 2019 move-in days are:

  • Saturday, January 5, 2019 1pm-5pm

  • Sunday, January 6, 2019 2pm-5pm

Spring Move-Ins

Residence Life Guide

Check out the Residence Life Guide to get a quick overview of our community and standards. These are just a few of the CSU guidelines. Residents are responsible for knowing the rest of the guidelines listed in the Student Handbook.