Housing + Residential Life


The Mission of Housing & Residential Life at CCA is to support the College and Student Affairs’ missions by creating a vibrant living environment that encourages mutual respect, celebrates diversity, fosters student connections within and outside of the department, and enhances the educational experience of our students by promoting personal growth and development of the artist-citizen in our residential communities.

About Housing & 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.

Students who live in our residential communities are exposed to the following values:

Community Responsibility - fostering a sense of personal and community responsibility where students understand their roles around individual responsibility, community membership and accountability to both self and others

  • Community - process or mechanisms that encourage gathering/community; supporting all educational endeavors and a sense of belonging
  • Communication/Integrity - Ask, Say, Tell, Address, Engage
  • Accountability - understanding policies, sanctions and the impact on others; to act with dignity and respect for self and others

Education/Co-Curricular Learning - our Residential Curriculum is the vehicle that we use to offer students the opportunity to expand their ideas, beliefs, values, relationships, skills and purpose. The programming though the Residential Curriculum is offered to guide students to become artist citizens who shape culture by cultivating innovation, engaging their communities, and enhancing social and environmental responsibility.

Engagement - fostering student participation in activities that support the development of our residents knowledge, skills and competencies to become better artist-citizens.

Diversity & Inclusion - acknowledging the diversity of our community through the creation of a safe & inclusive environment for all students to explore identities of self and others.

CCA’s Housing & 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 Arkansas Street Residences, and the Panoramic Residences in San Francisco.

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

Please contact us with any unanswered questions you may have.


Monique Butler
Director of Housing & Residential Life