Cal Maritime offers several styles of facilities and living options to accommodate student needs. Each residence hall has various amenities specific to that facility, which students of the building are able to utilize. The majority of rooms on campus are double occupancy (shared by two students) spaces. All double occupancy rooms have 2 beds, desks, chairs, and dressers.

Campus Residential Facilities

Lower res hall

The Lower Residence halls are comprised of 3 stacks (A, B, and C). The rooms are all double occupancy rooms. Each floor is comprised of 4 rooms and shares a common bathroom. The Lower Residence Hall is primarily where our upper class students reside. Also, 2 stacks in the Lower Residence Hall have been designated as 24-hour Quiet Halls.

Lower Residence Hall Room Example

Lower Residence Hall Room Example

McAllister Hall

McAllister Hall is a suite style residence hall housing 132-beds returning students. McAllister is staffed by one Residence Life Coordinator and 4 Residence Hall Officers. All rooms are double occupancy and every two rooms share a bathroom. McAllister Hall was opened in the Fall of 2009 and is the newest campus residence facility.


  • Suite Style Living (4 students share a restroom)
  • Next to Bodnar Field
  • Radiant Heating
  • Wireless internet throughout building
  • Fitness room - Located on first floor
  • 2 TV Lounges - Located on second and third floor
  • Game Room - Located on first floor
  • 2 Study Lounges - Located on second and third floor

McAllister Residence Hall Room Example

McAllister Residence Hall Room Example


Upper res hall

Upper Residence Hall is a traditional style residence hall housing 200 students and staffed by one full-time Residence Life Coordinator and 7 Residence Hall Officers. Each wing houses 35-40 students which share a community style bathroom. The traditional residence hall design promotes student involvement and the creation of friendship and support between students. Upper Residence Hall primarily houses first year Cal Maritime students.

Upper Residence Hall is also home to the Office of Housing & Residential Life. Within the Office of Housing & Residential Life, students will find the offices of all professional staff members and may schedule appointments to discuss any concerns or questions regarding campus housing.


  • Community Style Restrooms
  • Double Occupancy rooms
  • Community Laundry Room (Located on first floor)
  • Study Lounge (Located on first floor)
  • TV & Game Room (Located on first floor)
  • Recreation Room containing pool tables and ping pong tables (Located on first floor)
  • Floor Study Lounges (located in the center of each floor)

Upper Residence Hall Room Example

Upper Residence Hall Example Room


Training Ship Golden Bear

Training Ship Golden Bear (TSGB) is a working maritime vessel which houses the Shipboard Living Learning Community. TSGB offers suite style living for 124 residents and is staffed by one Student Hall Director and four Residence Hall Officers (RHO). All rooms aboard TSGB are double occupancy and traditionally house first time students participating in the Shipboard Living Learning Community. All students in a deck or engine program participate in the Shipboard Living Learning Community. Students aboard TSGB reside on one of two residential decks with the total occupancy of each deck being 62 students and 2 Resident Assistants.  Due to electrical systems, Coast Guard policies and the TSGB security plan, all students must read the list of prohibited items for TSGB as it differs from all other campus facilities. Students bringing prohibited items will not be allowed aboard with the items.

ATTENTION: Please be aware that the TSGB is within an industrial safety area. Proper shoes must be worn on the pier and on the ship at all times. Flip flops, sandals (without a back strap), clogs or high heel shoes are not authorized for wear onboard the ship.


  • Suite Style Bathrooms (4 students per bathroom)
  • Double Occupancy rooms
  • Community Laundry Rooms on each deck (detergent provided, students may not use own detergent)
  • Lower Mess available as student study space
  • Classroom space available for studying and group projects
  • Weight room

Shipboard Living Learning Community

This program, which was developed in 2009, allows incoming students in the Marine Transportation and Engineering Majors to enhance their learning experience.  Each incoming student within one of these majors will be required to live on the Training Ship Golden Bear (TSGB) for one semester of their first year at Cal Maritime.

The First Year Shipboard Living-Learning program helps develop a familiarization onboard the TSGB for all cruise required students.  These classes have been developed by the TSGB officers and Professors in the specific major. This will allows for the students going on the TSGB cruise during their first summer to be well prepared and to be familiar with TSGB as a whole. Residence Hall Officers aboard the TSGB also provide specialize programming to support ship familiarization. Programs include but are not limited to ship tours, pre cruise briefings, systems tours, etc.

Due to the fact that TSGB is a working vessel, supplemental policies exist which all students living aboard are expected to follow. Examples of supplemental policies include but are not limited to:

  • No overnight guests for first year students
  • Weekly room inspections
  • No guests during secure watch periods for any students living aboard (breaks and three day weekends)

Maritime North Residence Hall

A traditional residence hall which houses approximately 150 upperclass residents. Maritime North is situated just North of Maritime Academy Drive right next to the O-parking lot. Each room is double occupancy with the same amenities in other residence halls which include:

  • 2 Desk and Chair Combinations with Lamps
  • 2 Wardrobes and Dressers
  • 2 Lofting kits, Bed frames and Twin XL mattresses
  • Personal Bathroom and sink for roommates to share

Maritime North also has several community spaces that the residents can utilize including 2 lounges which have TVs, couches, and other furniture. There is also an extension of the Office of Residence Life at the Maritime North Lobby, which is where Residence Hall Officers are situated for duty nights. Maritime North also has a recently opened community kitchen space with assorted appliances to cook meals. 

Maritime North Residence Hall Room Example

Maritime North Residence Hall Room Example


Programs and Activities

Social, Educational, and Service-Learning programs are offered and organized by the staff in all of our residential facilities. These programs range from movie nights, study social, explore the city of Vallejo, volunteer activities. 

Residence Hall Officers on each floor/residence hall plan and coordinate passive and active social, diversity, educational as well as academic related programs. The purpose of these programs is to build a community and develop a platform for student interaction. 

If you have any ideas for programs that you would like to see happen, please talk with your RHO. Together, you can plan a great event for your fellow residents!

Photo collage of students doing activities on campus