Residential Life

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The Office of Residential Life provides a safe and educational living environment. Our residential curriculum engages students at critical points of their personal and artistic development. We challenge and support our students through co-curricular learning opportunities that guide them to become artist-citizens.

About Residential Life

CCA’s residential community is a vibrant part of campus life. Living in the residence halls allows students to personalize their college experience through the creation of a small community of artists.

Residential life also offers students who are new to the Bay Area and college life a variety of affordable housing options. Many of our students who first live together in CCA-provided housing later choose to remain roommates off campus. They often also develop lifelong friendships.

CCA’s Residential Life houses approximately 550 students. First-year students live in Clifton Hall (primarily), Irwin Hall, and in the Avenue Apartments on the Oakland campus.

Our graduate, returning, international, and transfer students reside primarily at Webster Hall in downtown Oakland, the Harriet Street Residences, and the Panoramic Residences in San Francisco.

We are excited you may be pursuing CCA’s Residential Life housing options.

Please contact us with any unanswered questions you may have.


Monique Butler
Director of Residential Life