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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.


Spring Checkouts

All residential students are required each semester to checkout of their room within 24 hours of their last final. For example, if final is at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, one must check out BEFORE 9 a.m. on Thursday. Residents should sign up for a check out time with their RA. Moving out of a residence hall without going through the proper procedure will result in up to $200 in fines. All students must be properly checked out 24 hours after their last exam.

Residents must check out with their RA by noon on May 2, 2018. Only residents participating in commencement may remain in the residence halls until graduation day, May 5. These residents should sign up for a check out date and time with the Residence Life Office by May 2.

Fall Semester

Current residential students planning to reside on campus in the fall semester of 2018 should sign up for a room.

To sign up for a room, every student should:

  1. Pay $100 room deposit.
  2. Pay off all existing balances.
  3. Register for at least 12 hours of classes.

Returning students who have not signed up for a room, and commuter students desiring on campus housing for the 2018-2019 academic year should complete the following online form.

Sign Up

Summer Housing

Maymester Check In
Sunday, May 6    |   2 – 4 p.m.    |   RW 3rd Floor Lounge

Summer I Check In
Sunday, May 27    |   2 – 4 p.m.    |   Littlejohn Parlor

Bridge Check In
Friday, June 8    |   12 – 4 p.m.    |   Littlejohn Parlor

Summer II Check In
Sunday, July 1    |   2 – 4 p.m.    |   Littlejohn Parlor


  • You must be enrolled in at least three (3) hours of on campus classes
  • Students who are enrolled in at least 3 hours of on-campus classes for the summer semester can sign up for a room by completing the online form. 
  • Check in and Check out information will be communicated via your CSU email account
  • Summer residents must check out with their RA no later than 24 hours after their last exam



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.