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Residence Life

The CSU Way to Success


Housing Trial Program

The first six weeks of college is the most influential time frame in students' development. It is important within the first six weeks that students feel a connection to their college environment and begin to set-up patterns for student academic success. According to research this time frame of student transition and acclimation to the campus community determine if they will be engaged and successful in the college environment. Residence Life believes that every student should have the opportunity to experience CSU's culture, regardless of their local address.

With this opportunity, local first-year students experience Residence Life and all that campus life has to offer completely emerging themselves in CSU's culture for first 45 days of their freshman year. The CSU Way to Success Housing Trial Program was created to deliver the best possible experience for local students by establishing a living-learning community designed for their personal growth, academic success and engaging them in a traditional residential program.

A student's college experience is so much more than what happens in the classroom. Just because you live close to campus does not mean you cannot experience the opportunities living on campus has to offer. This program also allows students to not spend unnecessary time commuting which can save students up to 150 hours so that they can be involved in other beneficial activities in the first six weeks.

The CSU Way to Success Housing Trial Program Living-Learning Community will be housed in Clearview Hall on Main Campus and Broadway Crossing on the RiverPark Campus. We believe this opportunity will create a better sense of community and lead to a more holistic roommate experiences. Participants will also be placed on an all access meal a week plan.

Fall 2016's CSU Housing Trial Program will be August 9th through September 23rd. Participants must complete a housing application through Housing Portal to express interest in this program. ***

Costs for the 6 Week Trial Program are as follows:

  • Clearview Hall (Main Campus): $984.38
  • Broadway Crossing (RiverPark Campus): $926.37
  • All Access Meal Plan with $100 Cougar Cash: $758.00

Total cost for Main Campus: $1,742.38
Total cost for RiverPark Campus: $1,684.37

*Participants of this program will have the $250 application and activity fee waived for the duration of this program.

If participants decide to stay in housing after the program is over, their student account will be prorated for the remaining academic year as well as charged the $250 application and activity fee.

**After September 23rd, participants are not financially obligated for the remaining academic year, unless they would like to stay in their room, in which they must notify the Residence Life Office so we can extend their contract to a 2016-2017 academic year contract.

***The application for this program can be found in the My Housing Portal in the left navigation.