On-Campus Housing

Living in campus housing can be a great learning experience and a lot of fun. CCA housing is staffed and supervised by a director, assistant director, resident advisors, and two graduate interns.

The director and assistant director are professional live-in staff members who oversee all aspects of residential life. Resident advisors are currently enrolled CCA students who are trained in community building, problem solving, and emergency procedures.

Cost of Residential Living

The cost of living in the residence halls is $1,100 for summer 2016. An additional $150 refundable damage deposit is charged to all residents.

Damage deposit refunds are issued four to six weeks after the program ends, less any cleaning or damage charges that have been incurred.

Housing applicants are encouraged to apply early. Those who reside in communities with access to public transportation to the college, or those who have previously been housed in CCA’s Pre-College Program, receive secondary consideration for housing.

The halls can accommodate a maximum of 160 Pre-College students. All residents live in shared rooms. Each room is fully furnished with beds, desks, dressers, a mini-refrigerator, and a microwave.

All residents have access to shared kitchens, lounge areas, laundry facilities, and the Internet. Students must provide their own linens.

A 10 p.m. curfew Sunday through Thursday, and 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, is strictly enforced. Residential students are not allowed to bring vehicles. Additional information regarding residential policies will be provided to accepted applicants.


The A2 Café is located at the center of the Oakland campus, close to student housing and classes. It is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (hours subject to change). Meals are not included in the cost of housing, but the A2 Café offers optional breakfast and/or lunch plans.

More details will be included in the notification packet sent to accepted applicants. Students living in campus housing have access to shared kitchens.

A supermarket is located around the corner from campus, and cooking dinner together can be an enjoyable part of student life. Numerous neighborhood restaurants also are located within walking distance from the campus.

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