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General Questions

  1. How many students live on campus?

  2. What are the different types of housing on campus?

  3. Are tours available?

  4. Where is University Housing Services (Housing Office) located?

  5. How safe are the Halls?

  6. Do I have to be in my room by a certain time?

  7. Are there different qualifications to live in the Residence Halls versus the Residential Suites or the Center for Regenerative Studies (CRS)?

  8. What are Theme Buildings/Floors/Wings?

  9. Where are the Residence Halls?

  10. Where are the Residential Suites?

  11. Where is the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies (CRS)?

  12. Do I have to live on campus?

How many students live on campus?
Currently, there are approximately 2400 residents living on campus with University Housing Services. There are approximately 1400 residents in the Residence Halls, 1000 in the Residential Suites and 18 at the Lyles Center for Regenerative Studies.

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What are the different types of housing on campus?
University Housing Services consists of traditional Residence Halls and Suites, all located on campus. In addition, we offer a unique living environment at the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies (CRS), which is only open to current or transfer students.

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Are tours available?
There are two options for taking a tour of housing facilities. Cal Poly Pomona’s Campus Tours provides an excellent tour that includes a showroom for the Residence Halls. University Housing Services conducts tours on an ad hoc basis, Monday through Friday, between 8am-5pm. To arrange a tour of the Residential Suites, please contact the Housing Office in advance of your visit. Groups may arrange for tours through the Campus Tours office or through the Housing Office.

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Where is University Housing Services (Housing Office) located?
University Housing Services is located in Building 59, La Cienega, on University Drive, near the Duck Pond and across the street from the Rose Garden.

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How safe are the Halls?
The safety of residents is of vital concern to University Housing Services (UHS). While the University is a relatively safe place, crimes do occur on campus. Though UHS and University Police work closely to provide for your safety, we encourage residents to take active responsibility for developing a safe environment in the Residential community.

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Do I have to be in my room by a certain time?
No, residents may come and go as they please. We understand that students have jobs, study-groups or other engagements that may require them to have the liberty to come and go as needed. We do have quiet hours, which is when the noise level must be kept to a minimum to provide a quiet period for studying and sleeping. Quiet hours are enforced by the resident advisor on-duty from 10pm-8am.

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Are there different qualifications to live in the Residence Halls versus the Residential Suites or the Center for Regenerative Studies (CRS)?
The Residence Halls are predominantly first year students. The Residential Suites and the Center for Regenerative Studies offer a more independent experience, sharing a living space with up to three other residents. The Suites are open to transfer students and current residents. First-time students are assigned to the traditional Residence Halls, but if spaces are available, first-time students may be offered spaces in the suites as well. Transfer students may request to contract for the Suites or CRS based on space availability. There are no additional requirements to live at CRS, though residents may choose to take classes in Environmental Design or Regenerative Studies.

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What are Theme Buildings/Floors/Wings?
All buildings have themes that reflect the interests of its residents and allows for creating community based on that common interest. Programming and events may revolve around these themes. Some of these buildings, wings or floors require participation, such as the First Year, First Step floor for first time residents, but most do not require participation or interest to live there.

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Where are the Residence Halls?
All six Residence Halls are conveniently located on University Drive on the northern end of campus.

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Where are the Residential Suites?
The Residential Suites are located on the southern end of campus on Kellogg Drive, off South Campus Drive.

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Where is the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies (CRS)?
CRS is located on West University Drive, accessed from Temple Avenue, located near the Farm Store.

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Do I have to live on campus?
Beginning with the Fall 2011 quarter, Cal Poly Pomona joined a number of other CSU campuses in requiring first-time freshmen who graduated from high schools outside the local area to live in University Housing during their first year on a space available basis.

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