The California State University Maritime Academy is a residential campus. All students are required to live on campus and purchase a meal plan as part of the tenure of their educational experience at Cal Maritime. When current enrollment exceeds the number of available beds, exceptions to this requirement may be made on a space available basis in accordance with established policies from the Office of Housing & Residential Life.
Decades of research and best practices in higher education support the added benefits of living on campus. Residing on campus provides students with a safe environment in which to live, sleep, and study during standby for or on watch standing duty while maintaining the primary focus on academics, leadership, teamwork, and their chosen line of work. Students who live on campus tend to take and earn more credit hours, have higher GPAs, and are more likely to persist and graduate than their off-campus counterparts. Students become more engaged with the campus, develop independent living skills and enhanced community interactions, gain broader understanding and respect of diversity, learn leadership and community relations, and have closer proximity and access to campus resources and facilities. Living with others from diverse backgrounds strengthens intercultural competence as students experience, understand and interact effectively and successfully with others who differ in cultural beliefs, behaviors, values, and worldviews.
New students participate in a First Year Experience Seminar Series as a part of their first year experience as a whole. The first year experience living learning community assists students with increased faculty-student interactions, provides critical avenues to academic and personal skills development, develops self-responsibility and accountability, promotes camaraderie within the residence halls, and enhances campus community building activities and traditions.
It is our pleasure to welcome you to on-campus housing at Cal Maritime! We are sure you will find living in the residence halls an integral part of your educational experience.
When you live in a residence hall, you'll have the opportunity to meet people, make friends and have fun. You will become a part of a community of students with similar interests – people with whom you can share your experiences, supporting each other in promoting your success as a student. Overall, we are sure that your experience living in the residence halls will be memorable, a time where you will make friends and memories that will stay with you for a lifetime.
Cal Maritime provides LLCs in our freshmen residence halls (The Training Ship Golden Bear and Upper Residence Hall). Cadets will be housed with other students in their division during their FYE experience. The LLC on the Training Ship Golden Bear is designed to prepare students for futures in the maritime industry. This FYE LLC on the Training Ship Golden Bear will provide enhanced learning outcomes that include ship familiarization, safety training, deck skills, and engine room training. These skills are vital for all of our students which is why every residential first year student will live on the TSGB for one semester. In addition to the practical skills training that will be offered, students will also participate in the FYE Seminar Series, a series of leadership development workshops and programs that include: life skills, transition to college, study habits, healthy decision making, financial literacy, and a variety of other social and educational programming.
Cal Maritime has five residence halls. All first year students will be placed into Upper Residence Hall or on the TSGB. The remainder of students live in McAllister Residence Hall with the majority of juniors and seniors living in Lower Residence Hall and Maritime North Residence Hall.
Upper Residence Hall is a traditional style building with long hallways and common bathrooms shared by a wing. It is located in the middle of the residential side of campus. This hall has double occupancy rooms of which half of the rooms enjoy a view of the Carquinez Strait while the other half have a hillside view. URH has a laundry room, a game room and several study lounges as well as houses the Office of Housing & Residential Life.
Training Ship Golden Bear is located on the waterfront portion of the campus. This "hall" is suite style with double occupancy rooms that share a common bathroom. Half of these rooms have a view of the Carquinez Strait, while the other half has a view of the campus
Lower Residence Hall is the hall located on the lower part of the residential area. This hall is suite-style with four rooms to a hallway with eight residents sharing a common bathroom. All rooms in Lower Residence Hall have double occupancy rooms and enjoy a view of the Carquinez Strait. Lower Residence Hall B stack is home to Quiet Housing for upperclassmen.
McAllister Residence Hall - Cal Maritime opened a new 3-story residence hall in the fall of 2009. One hundred and thirty-six students live in the brick-faced building that boasts radiant heating, semi-private tiled bathrooms, double-occupancy rooms (some with views of Bodnar Field) and generous community rooms. McAllister Hall is home to Quiet Housing for sophomores and juniors.
Maritime North Residence Hall houses upper-class students in double occupancy rooms with a private restroom. Common areas include study rooms, community lounges, an outside courtyard, and a large laundry room. Parking is available on-site.
Someone you'll want to get to know right away is your Residence Hall Officer (RHO)! RHOs are para- professionals and students who live in each wing or building who are on duty and provide social and educational programs for residents to attend. Your RHO will be able to answer most of your questions about the halls and can also refer you to other services at the university. They give advice, handle emergencies, keep you informed and get you involved. If you experience any problem at the university, check first with your RHO. They're there to help you- all you have to do is ask! The list of RHOs are available on our website at the beginning of each academic year.
The Student Hall Director is a para-professional staff member who lives on the Training Ship Golden Bear and assists in the professional staff on call duty rotation as well as co-supervision of the TSGB along with the Housing & Residential Life Professional staff. The SHD coordinates day to day operations for the department which includes programming, opening and closing the halls as well as staff schedules and acts as a liaison for on-campus students and RHOs.
Several student assistants are available at our front desk to answer low-level questions and telephone calls during business hours Monday-Friday.
Coordinators for Residential Life are full-time, live-in professional staff members who are responsible for the quality of living in a designated residence hall at Cal Maritime. Principle duties include staff supervision, support for student learning and development, residential program development and implementation, administration and building management, crisis management as well student counseling.
Ms. Malinda Balfour is the Lead Residence Life Coordinator and can be reached at email@example.com
Mr. Alec Mathews is the Coordinator for Residence Life for First-Year Communities
Mr. Ronald Dupree is the Residence Life Coordinator for Lower & McAllister Halls and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. DJ Escobar is the Residence Life Coordinator for Maritime North Residence Hall and can be reached at email@example.com
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As a residential student, you will receive an assigned mailbox number and key for a mailbox in the Student Center. The address is:
Your Mailbox Number, 1 Morrow Cove
Vallejo, CA 94590.
The Housing License Agreement that all incoming students must fill out and submit will be accessible via the Student Portal by April 2019.
For students wishing to apply for a waiver for our on-campus requirement and live off-campus, please view the criteria in the Off-Campus webpage. If you do not meet the requirements, off-campus living is not an option.
You can access more information about the Office of Housing & Residential Life and general housing policies by clicking here or by cutting and pasting the following URL into your web browser's address bar: https://www.csum.edu/web/campus-life/housing-and-residential-life.
If you have specific questions regarding on-campus housing, please contact the Office of Housing & Residential Life. Business hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday except for holidays.
Housing and Residential Life Cal Maritime
200 Maritime Academy Drive
Vallejo, CA 94590-0644
Phone: (707) 654-1400
We look forward to seeing you on campus!