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Residence Life


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.


Move-In Summary

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. 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 fall 2016 move-in day for new students is Friday, August 19, 8 a.m.-noon. Returning students may move in on Friday, August 19, 2-5 p.m. or Saturday, August 20, 2-5 p.m.


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.