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Beachside College (Off-site Housing)

These residence halls are perfect for residents who are looking for the intimacy of a small residential college but want the opportunities of a large university. Residents and faculty come together in this unique environment complete with double and triple rooms for over 600 residents, faculty apartments, spacious multi-purpose room, study rooms, computer lab, classrooms, pool and a dining hall. On-site classes, academic advising and a full range of educational and social activities are offered on-site to support resident's academic and personal success. Offering the atmosphere, amenities and security of campus housing, Beachside College consists of two buildings located on the corner of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and Clark Avenue. Its prime location on PCH is approximately one mile away from CSULB, providing a welcome escape from campus without the sacrifice of convenience, as there are free shuttle buses providing morning to late night service from Beachside College to the main campus in a matter of minutes. Many local restaurants, shops, golf courses and parks are conveniently nearby the halls. The residents of Beachside College are able to utilize the other two CSULB campus dining halls and may participate in all RHA activities.

Beachside College was completely renovated in 1992, with additional refurbishment that was completed in 2009. Each building is three stories high with large double and triple rooms. The buildings are a hybrid of traditional and suite style living. The rooms are situated along a long traditional style hallway, and offer great two room suite-style living with a shared bathroom. All rooms include air conditioning, wireless internet access and basic cable television. Each building has a laundry facility and a common area on each floor. A computer lab is available for all residents in Beach Hall. The outdoor amenities include a swimming pool, patio deck, and green area.

The street address for Beachside College is 4825 E. Pacific Coast Highway.

Academic Advising and General Education Courses at the Beachside College

All freshmen living at Beachside College have an opportunity to take General Education courses, and enjoy a unique academic advising opportunity. An experienced Residential Academic Mentor is housed at Beachside College, providing the necessary academic advising assistance to ensure that the freshmen are making progress toward degree. The Academic Mentor works very closely with the professional staff advisor from the University Center for Undergraduate Advising (UCUA). This collaboration provides the very best advising services possible. This service includes the following:

  • SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising and Registration) Summer orientation advising by the Residential Academic Mentor
  • Pre-advising workshop presented at Beachside College that covers all necessary information needed by freshmen before their required Mandatory Advising
  • Continued advising assistance throughout the year

The advising program developed for resident freshmen coupled with the special relationships created by the freshmen living together at Beachside College have proven to result in a wonderful atmosphere of collaboration. These advising experiences have led to enthusiastic discussions on choosing courses for the next semester as well as the beginning of the important decision making on choices of major.

Freshmen also have an opportunity to take additional GE courses at Beachside College. Details will be provided when students attend SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising and Registration).