Residence Life


Mission Statement

In support of the values defined in California Lutheran University's mission, Residence Life will work to create a living environment that promotes and enhances student education opportunities by focusing on developing a respect for and connection to the CLU community.


Are you getting excited about living on campus?

We are too! We also know that you probably have lots of questions! For your convenience, we have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions! If you still have a few more, please let us know!

Bedding and Linen Packages

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Room and Board Costs

Residency Policy

At California Lutheran University we are fortunate to guarantee housing for all full-time undergraduate students. The University views living on campus as an important part of a student's complete educational experience. Full-time students (12 or more units per semester), enrolled in a traditional undergraduate program are required to live on campus through their Junior year (90 or more units). Senior standing students can still choose to live on campus. All students who live in University housing are making a commitment to abide by campus policies, as outlined in the student handbook.

Exceptions to the policy:

  • students who are married
  • 23 years of age or older
  • students living with their parent(s)/legal guardian(s) within 30 miles of the campus

Students may petition the residency requirement after 4 semesters of on-campus living by picking up the appropriate form from the Residence Life office.

Meal Plans!

Did you know that the meal plans have been redesigned to fit your needs? Based on student feedback, Sodexo now offers more flexibility with your meals (they roll over!) and more dining options (including a 4th meal!). Questions? Look here! Also, there are some brochures located at the top of the Dining Commons or you could just ask one of us! Happy dining!

Residence Life Forms & Info


Housing Applications

Graduate & Professionals

Important Dates

Undergraduate Residential Students

June 1st

Cancellations between June 2nd and June 30th will result in a $300 housing deposit cancellation fee

July 1st

Cancellations after July 1st will result in the full $400 housing deposit cancellation fee

August 29th

All new students (first year and transfers) move in from 10-2pm.

August 30th

All returning students move in starting at 9am. Please go directly to your residence hall to get your key!

September 3rd

First day of classes

September 12th

Last day to change your meal plan for the Fall semester.

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Wireless Internet Problems?

Are you having trouble with the wireless internet in your Residence Hall Room? Here is some helpful info!

Submit a Work order

If you are experiencing a maintenance issue with your room, submit a work order to our facilities department.  Your login ID is your room number.  You do not need a password.   Make sure to choose the client "CLU." 

Residence Life Office

60 W. Olsen Rd. #6200
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Phone: (805) 493-3220
Fax: (805) 493-3799

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