The first-year college experience is an exciting time in a young adult's life. It's the stepping-stone for everything that happens next. There is a lot for students to take in: learning the ins and outs of college life, making new friends, learning how to function within the Corps of Cadets, navigating the classroom and a rigorous academic curriculum, and thinking about the future. It can be very intimidating.

We are excited for you to attend Cal Maritime and look forward to helping you on your path to being a well-rounded leader ready to take the next steps in your future.

 Check out below for some Frequently Asked Questions and our responses!

How and when will I receive my housing assignment?

Cal Maritime is excited to announce the implementation of StarRez, and electronic assignment and communication software. All incoming students will receive an email to their Cal Maritime email account with information to access the Housing License Agreement early Spring. Once we have assigned your division, you will again be notified to go back into your StarRez account and select your roommate. 

Room Assignments for the 2020 - 2021 will be sent by August 1st, 2020. If you do not receive a room assignment by then please contact the Office of Residential Life at 707-654-1400 or As per Cal Maritime policy all students are required to reside on campus unless previously approved to reside off campus. If you were not approved to reside off campus and did not recieve an assignment contact us!

Move-in Day is set for a date in early August. Move-in Day is scheduled from 8am-3pm (specific date will be confirmed). Each student will receive a specific check-in time slot to move into their room assignment. Check-in instructions will be sent in the room assignment email to students' account.


The Residence Halls

Cal Maritime is a residential campus that houses approximately 900 students per year.   There are 5 Residence Halls located on the campus with each one offering a different experience.  All first time Cal Maritime students, regardless of age, previous academic history, transfer status, etc. are required to reside in Upper Residence Hall or aboard Training Ship Golden Bear (depending on degree path). Learn more about each of the Residence Halls.

  • Upper Residence Hall
  • Lower Residence Halls
  • Training Ship Golden Bear
  • McAllister Residence Hall

Do you have questions about what to bring or meal plans?  Want to know where you are living?  The links below should assist you with your questions: