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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.


Summer Housing

  • Summer I check in is Sunday, May 28, 2pm-4pm in Russell West 126 (Housing Office)
  • Bridge check in is Friday, June 9, 12pm-4pm in Russell West 126 (Housing Office)
  • Summer II check in is Sunday, July 2, 2pm-4pm in Russell West 126 (Housing Office)

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


Fall 2017 Housing

Returning students that have not signed up for a room, and commuter students desiring on campus housing need to sign up for a room for the 2017-2018 academic year should complete the online form.

Fall 2017 Move Ins

New Student Check in: Friday, August 18, 8am-12pm


  • Quad 1, 2, or 3 check in the Quad 2
  • Women’s North or South check in Littlejohn Parlor.
  • Russell East or West check in the Russell Horseshoe.

Returning Student Check in: Friday, August 18, 2pm-5pm or Saturday, August 19, 2pm-4pm.


  • Women’s & Russell’s check in Littlejohn Parlor
  • Quads check in Quad 2
  • 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 University is unable to allow early check ins unless required by the University.
  • Specials groups who are required by the University to move in at a time different from the times listed on our website should contact their program lead.
  • Please bring your CSU student ID with you to check in.

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.