On behalf of the Office of Residence Life, we would like to welcome you to the California State University, Maritime Academy! The information contained on this site provides important information regarding the University Housing program and the on-campus housing experience, which is unique to California State University, Maritime Academy.

Cal Maritime recognizes that learning takes place both in and out of the classroom. Housing & Residential Life is committed to creating inclusive communities and providing a residential living/learning environment that directly supports the educational, social, and personal development of each cadet. Our goal is to provide opportunities in tune with Cal Maritime's mission to provide each student with a college education combining intellectual learning, applied technology, leadership development, and global awareness.

Our office strives to create and sustain communities that support the academic goals of Cal Maritime, maintain student safety, promote campus engagement, and encourage student growth. We reach our mission through the work of the Residence Hall Officers (RHOs), housing programming initiatives, collaboration with other departments, and policy creation.

Cal Maritime is a residential campus where all cadets are required to live on campus and participate in a meal plan throughout the duration of their education at Cal Maritime. You will find more information regarding this policy and eligible exemptions on the off-campus housing policy and petition tab.

Cal Maritime's uniqueness in this nature, along with the stated residential policy, is why the institution has maintained this philosophy throughout the years. We support research in higher education that indicates that living and being involved in student life on campus is in the best interest for students to be successful in both their academic career and their personal development as students. 

We are excited to have you here and look forward to a great year!

Office of Residence Life


NOTICE: Please note that the Office of Residence Life is currently undergoing changes for the website. Some information will be outdated but we are trying to update all of our resources as soon as possible. If you have any questions regarding the information on our website feel free to call our main line (707)-654-1400, Mon-Fri from 9:00am to 5:00pm or email us at housing@csum.edu.