Living on Campus
Comfortable and community-oriented, it doesn’t take long before your residence hall feels like home. It will seem a lot like living in an apartment as you’ll share a suite with two bedrooms, a bathroom and a living room. Each residence hall sports a lounge with a mini-kitchen which means if the cafeteria’s closed, you can use your fine culinary skills to whip up a bowl of Top Ramen.
Residence assistants (RAs) are always available to answer questions, give advice and make sure you and your hallmates are safe and comfortable. In addition, students from the Residence Hall Association help with everything from getting a new pool table for the lounge to planning programs and events for your hall.
Residence Hall Amenities
All halls offer laundry rooms, television lounges, game/activity rooms, study lounges, community kitchens and vending areas. Each residence hall has laundry machines which operate using smart cards. All rooms are equipped with voicemail service and cable television. Each hall has a front desk where students can purchase snack items, check out recreation equipment and borrow movies.
Also, all rooms are equipped for both wired and wireless access to the campus network. Students who bring their own computers to school will have the chance to sign up for connection to the network. Details regarding hook-ups are available by contacting Information Systems Services (Pearson Library: 805-493-3698). If students choose not to bring their own computer, there are several computer labs available for use on campus.
Floor Plans and Virtual Tours
Old West Complex
Lounge and Kitchen
Trinity Hall is CLU's first residence hall to feature classrooms, six-bedroom suites and studio apartments.
Trinity Hall has two fully equipped classrooms, a reflection of the national movement toward live/study or live/work experiences.
Most of the suites in the $16.5 million facility contain four single bedrooms and a shared living room, kitchen and bathroom. But there are also some six-bedroom suites and studio apartments. Common areas include study areas, a lounge and community kitchen.
The 83,000-square-foot hall is the second largest facility on campus, coming in behind the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center.
Building in Sustainability
The inclusion of classrooms is one of the building's many features that promote sustainability. In addition, the parking lot has permeable paving that allows storm water to filter through it and a treatment unit, removing contaminants before they reach public waterways.
Heating and air conditioning systems have a central control system and shut off when a window is opened. All appliances are energy efficient.
A gray water collection system infrastructure in the building will eventually allow sink, shower and laundry wastewater to be used for irrigation after treatment. Trinity Hall is part of CLU's growing commitment to sustainable building.
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