Still undecided on whether or not you want to live on campus? Here are 10 reasons why you should live on campus with us at CSU Bakersfield.


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#1 - It’s your life – make something of it.

Having all the campus resources and everything within walking distance means wasting no time commuting, looking for parking, or cooking. Make the most of your college experience by living on campus. Go to class, take time to study, make friends, work on campus, join a club or start a club, work out at the new Student Recreational Center (SRC), go to a concert, become the ASI President and so much more. You can do it all! Let’s face it, when you live on campus, you are living the college-life.The choice is yours… Come live at CSUB!


#2 - Academic success.

Studies have shown that students who live on campus do better academically. They have higher GPA’s and are more likely to graduate. Also, for the studious types, living on campus means more dedicated time to your studies.


#3 - Less driving.

Sleep more, drive less. Living on campus means avoiding the hassle of sitting in traffic and looking for parking and wondering if you will make it to class on time. Also, living on campus means, you can either walk or bike to class.


#4 - Plenty of food choices.

Living on campus means that you do not have to cook your own meals. You have great food service and restaurants right at your "front door". Residents have their meals at the Dining Commons which offers "all-you-care-to-eat". And with the Dining Dollars, you can have your next meal or snack at Peet's Coffee & Tea, Sbarro, Runner Grille, Stir Crazy, Bakersfield Bread Company, The Roost, or Togo's Sandwich Shop (Dining dollars cannot be used at Togo's)


#5 - All inclusive.

One bill covers it all: housing contract, room, cable television, wireless internet, utilities, fully furnished room, food/meal plan, swimming pool, and Student Recreational Center. Students are charged quarterly.  If you qualify for Financial Aid, part or all of your Housing costs could be covered.  Please check with your Financial Aid Advisor and compare your award amount with the total cost of attendance + the fees for the room type you have selected.


#6 - We're here for you!

Each residence hall is staffed by our capable Resident and Community Assistant (graduate students), full-time Community Directors who live on site. Our staff is available 24 hours a day to serve as resources, provide emergency support, and ensure residence hall compliances and to assist in your transition to college life.


#7 - On-Campus access.

Living on campus means endless activities and events such as social events hosted by the Resident Assistants, associated students and campus clubs and organizations. Also, there are events hosted by off-campus organizations as well.


#8 - Save gas and get fit.

The new Student Recreational Center (SRC) is within walking distance from the dorms, and is filled with top of the line equipment. You can workout by yourself or with a friend. Or you can join group workout classes such as Self Defense, Zumba, Burn Out, or Circuit Blast.


#9 - Friendships.

Living on campus means that you have the opportunity to meet and make life-long friends. It also allows you to gain valuable social experience. The on-campus support network, which often develops in your living environment, enhances your college experience and contributes to your future success.


#10 - Just a skip, hop, or drive away.

The resident halls are just a five-minute walk or less than five-minute drive to the nearest shopping centers.


Student Housing and Residence Life

California State University, Bakersfield
9051 Stockdale Highway - 58COM
Bakersfield, CA 93311

Office: (661) 654-3014
Fax: (661) 654-2491
Email: csubhousing@gmail.com

RA-On-Duty

(661) 321-6290
RAs are on duty Monday to Friday from 5PM to 8AM
Weekends from 5PM Friday to 8AM Monday

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