Making Your Housing Decision

We are excited about your interest to make Chico your home during your college career!students moving in

We believe you'll also be excited about advantages university-owned housing has to offer!
The students we serve include first-time freshmen, new transfer students, returning residents, and national and international exchange students.
Choosing University Housing, you will help you make a smooth transition that can enhance your college experience and help you graduate sooner. Our residence halls are a comfortable, affordable, convenient ideal place to live for Chico State students. When you arrive on campus, you'll have a lot of great opportunities! Learning new subjects, meeting new people, making new friends — not to mention all the social, educational, and recreational activities taking place on and around campus. With all of this excitement, you will be able to relax knowing that necessities like housing and dining, are already taken care of!
Living here is more than just a place to sleep. The residential life program at Chico State encourages personal growth and provides a community atmosphere that complements the Chico State’s educational mission.

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Residence Halls

The residential life program at Chico State encourages personal growth and provides a community atmosphere that complements the educational mission of the University. Each residence hall has live-in staff consisting of a full-time professional residence community coordinator or an assistant residence community coordinator, and a student resident advisor for each living area.

For those who choose to live in the residence Halls, the University offers six buildings: Lassen, Shasta, Sutter, Whitney, Mechoopda, Esken and University Village.

Advantages of living in residence halls include:
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Supportive study environment with study lounges and free wireless Internet access
  • Live-in student and professional staff to assist residents
  • Convenience
  • All-you-care-to-eat meal plans
  • On-site laundry facilities

Thematic Living Program

University Housing Living-Learning and Theme communities bridge academics and campus living as integral parts of the Chico Experience. We ensure your connection to the campus community is deep and immediate by providing you with a sense of belonging from the moment you step on-campus through an exceptional and intentional living atmosphere.

Keep an eye out at Choose Chico for more information about the following LLC/Theme Communities. More information and instructions for registering will be provided by April 1st.

Honors (By invitation only)
Wild About Business
Lavender Living (LGBTQ+)
First Gen House 
Math and Science
Global Experience
College of Agriculture

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Extended Stay Communities

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Will you need to stay in your space during traditional campus breaks? If so, you will want to live in one of our communities that offer an extended stay option. These include University Village and select Konkow houses.

Residential buildings and many campus services including the dining commons are closed during this period. It is important for students to carefully plan their meals, transportation and activities throughout the winter break.
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Prospective Residents

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