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Residential Villages

CSULB’s University Housing has three residential villages: Beachside Village, Hillside Village and Parkside Village. Each college provides a safe and comfortable living environment in which students can socialize, study, and reach their potential as a 49er.

All residential villages provide a unique community atmosphere and are coeducational. Resident's room are double occupancy, with the exception of a limited number of singles rooms at Hillside Village and triple rooms in Beachside Village. Each college also offers the opportunity to be part of a living-learning community or live in theme housing.

Beachside Village

Located approximately one mile from Campus, this facility houses over 700 residents in the Atlantic and Pacific Buildings. This community is geared towards continuing and transfer students. As available space permits, and based on their preferences, first year freshman students are also welcome at Beachside. Beachside offers opportunities for students to live in an environment which their shared passions can be explored by others. The thematic communities at Beachside Village are: Gender Inclusive, Transfer/Continuing Students, Leadership & Service, Expression of the Arts, Adventure & Outdoors.

Parkside Village

Parkside is located at the northwestern part of the university campus and is adjacent to a municipal park. Parkside is a first-year housing community with nine suite style buildings, each housing an average of 115 students. LLCs at Parkside Village are: Science Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM), Health Living and Wellness, and Living the Liberal Arts.

Hillside Village

Hillside is located at the southwestern part of the university and is the closest of the colleges to the central university. Comprised of first year and returning students, Hillside provides traditional or suite style living within nine buildings, each housing a range of 45 - 200 students. These halls offer residents single and double occupancy rooms.
Academic Houses at Hillside Village are: University Honor Program, International House and LGBTQIA+.

Academic & Thematic Communities (ATC)

Within our three residential villages University Housing also provides three unique theme housing options:

International House (Hillside Village) - The goal is to pair an American student with an international student as roommates. Our International House offers a unique opportunity to explore, live, and understand other cultures.

Gender-Neutral Housing (Beachside Village) - The goal is to provide support to residents who, for whatever reason, need or request special accommodations due to gender identity/expression. A limited number of spaces are available for this theme.

Quiet Housing (Hillside Village) - The goal is provide residents a 24-Hour quiet living environment for each resident throughout their stay in housing.

Please contact University Housing to discuss necessary special accommodations. Please note that when notified in a timely manner, University Housing will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations, but requests are not guaranteed.

Features and Amenities Parkside Hillside Beachside
Buildings 9 Halls - Suite Style + Parkside North 7 Halls - Suite Style + 2 Traditional 2 Halls Suite/Traditional Hybrid
Room Type Single + Double + Suite Double Occupancy Single + Double Occupancy Double + Triple Occupancy
Class Level First Year Student + All academic classes All academic classes all academic classes + transfers
Themed Housing Yes Yes No
Dining Hall Yes Yes Yes
Shared Kitchens Limited
(Parkside North Only)
(Alamitos and Cerritos Only)
Service Center Yes Yes Yes
Laundry Yes Yes Yes
Common Room Yes Yes Yes
Study Lounge Yes Yes Yes
Computer Lab No No Yes
Swimming Pool No No Yes
Cable TV Yes Yes Yes
Internet Yes Yes Yes
Air Conditioning Limited
(Parkside North only)
(Alamitos and Cerritos Only)
Residential Curriculum Yes Yes Yes