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From Your House to Our House

The Residential Life program at Chico State encourages personal growth in a student community setting. It provides a climate where the community atmosphere complements the educational mission of the University.Each residence community has a professional full-time coordinator, and an assistant coordinator, as well as student resident advisors for each living area.There is also a programming and leadership coordinator who initiates educational, social, and recreational activities within the University Housing communities.

On-Campus Residence Halls

Chico State provides six on-campus residence halls reserved primarily for incoming freshmen, while the seventh hall—Sutter Hall—gives priority accommodation to our continuing residents.Most residence hall rooms are double occupancy, but there are some single and triple rooms in Whitney Hall. The largest of the residence halls, Whitney Hall, houses 512 students in a high-rise setting. Lassen and Shasta are twin traditional red-brick halls, and each offers accommodation for 210 students. Sutter Hall is home to 232 students as well as our state-of-the-art residential dining center, which opened fall 2010. At the north end of campus are smaller residence halls, Esken and Mechoopda, which house 112 and 120 students respectively. Konkow Houses are located adjacent to Mechoopda Hall and are comprised of six individual theme houses, home to 78 students – 13 residents in each house.

University Apartments

University Village is the only University-owned apartment community and is the most unique student housing facility in Chico. This residence community provides apartment-style accommodations in various configurations. Most apartments cluster four to six students. Each cluster has two bathrooms and the entire cluster shares a kitchen. Additionally, there are a limited number of double studio units where just two students share a private kitchen and bathroom.University Village amenities include large bedrooms, enhanced privacy, two swimming pools, one spa, program/events center, and no-fee parking assigned by lottery. Approximately 600 Chico State students will call University Village home for the academic year. University Village is a mix of first-time freshmen, sophomore, transfer students, and international students. These cluster-style apartments are fully furnished, so living at University Village means you don’t have to provide furniture, arrange for utilities, or phone and internet connections.

Residence Hall Addresses

Lassen Hall
501 Citrus Ave
Shasta Hall
551 Citrus Ave
Whitney Hall
545 Legion Ave
Mechoopda Hall
691 West Sacramento Ave
Esken Hall
681 West Sacramento Ave
Konkow Hall
701 West Sacramento Ave
University Village
1325 Nord Ave

Meal Plans

The six on-campus residence halls require participation in the residential dining program which provides 180 meals each semester. Students who live in Konkow Hall or University Village have a mandatory 75-meal-per-semester plan. The residential dining program is located at Sutter Hall and is offered in an all-you-care-to eat format. If needed, students living in university housing have the option of purchasing additional meals in 25 meal blocks.

Living Off Campus

Most students at Chico State choose to live off campus after their first or second year. With 80 percent of students living within two miles of campus, there are plenty of off-campus options available, including houses, duplexes, and apartments. The cost to live off campus will vary depending on location, configuration, amenities, and whether utilities are included in rental fees. Generally speaking, the closer to campus, the more expensive rent will be. The cost of groceries, utilities, telephone, cable, and internet services will also need to be factored. For questions or more information on off-campus housing, please visit the University Housing website at or contact the University Housing Office at 530-898-6325 or 800-730-4243.

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