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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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Winter Break: Check outs

  • All residents must check out 24 hours after their last exam and all residents must check out before noon on Dec. 8.
  • Sign-up with your RA 24-hours prior to the time you wish to check out.
  • Improper check outs will receive a $100 ticket up to $200 if missing key and FOB.
  • A replacement key is $75 and a replacement FOB is $25.
  • Residents who do not confirm their room must remove ALL items from their room prior to check out.
  • Resident who fail to leave by Saturday, December 8 will be charged a daily rate.

Need a room? If you are a current CSU student but do not have housing please complete the upperclassmen housing application here. (New and transfer students please see your enrollment counselor for your housing application)

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.