Welcome to Residential Life at CCA!
The entire Residential Life team welcomes you to a creative and exciting year at CCA! The residential communities here are a vibrant part of student life on campus and your home away from home as you explore your academic and artistic interests.
What Is Residential Life?
Residential Life is responsible for administration and management of the campus residence halls. Our staff comprises professionals and student volunteer leaders who are here to assist you as you transition into the CCA community.
- Offer residential events and programs (both social and educational) which assist with holistic student development
- Provide safe and secure living environments through front desk staff, 24-hour guest check-in, and nightly safety walk throughs
- Uphold residential community standards by providing after-hours on call support and assistance from student staff, professional CCA staff, CCA Public Safety and local authorities and resources
The Director and Assistant Director for Residence Life provide leadership, direction, and vision for the department. The Residential Life Coordinators (RLC) are responsible for the daily operation of our residence halls, supervising the Resident Advisors (RAs), Assistant Resident Advisors (ARAs) and Summer Conference Assistants (SCA).
The residential life student volunteer leaders are continuing students selected and trained to assist students with academic, social, and personal needs. Our residential life student volunteer leaders reside in each of the residence halls and run activities and workshops geared toward supporting the residential community. The resident student volunteer leaders are also knowledgeable about campus resources to provide support to our residents at any time.
More than just residence halls . . .
The college residence halls are more than just a place to “hang your hat” at the end of the day; they are designed to be a supportive environment where learning, creativity, and personal growth are supported and encouraged.
Living in the college’s residential community gives you the opportunity to meet individuals from diverse backgrounds and lifestyles. This residential interaction will be one of the most rewarding aspects of your college experience, full of support and inspiration. Some of the persons sharing this community with you may become lifelong collaborators, colleagues, and friends!
Where Do I Live?
First-Year students live in Oakland at one of 3 Residence Halls; Clifton Hall, Avenue Apartments or Irwin Hall. Each residence hall is staffed and supported by residential life staff that administer our Residential Curriculum as a means to build community and connection to the college.
Students who live in the First-Year Residence Halls are required to purchase an A2 Cafe Meal Card.
The A2 Cafe Meal Card is a preloaded meal card valued at $250 to be used at our on campus A2 Cafes. All first-year residents will be issued and billed for their meal cards during fall residence hall move-in.
The A2 Cafes are conveniently located on both our Oakland and San Francisco campuses offering affordable food options. Students may reload the card with additional funds directly through A2 Cafe. [NOTE: The A2 meal cards are non-refundable and non-replaceable. So if they are lost or stolen, they will not be replaced.]
Transfer & Graduate Students
Incoming new Transfer and Graduate students will live in Oakland at our Webster Hall or in San Francisco at our Panoramic Residence or Harriet Street Residence. Each residence hall is staffed and supported by residential life staff that administer our Residential Curriculum as a means to build community and connection to the college.
When Do I Move In?
Residence Hall Move-in | Fall Semester 2016
Check-in for all residents will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2016.
Check-in locations will be dependent on your housing assignment:
First-Year Community Residents
Clifton Hall front desk, Oakland campus
5276 Broadway, Oakland CA 94618
7 days a week, 9 a.m.- midnight
Webster Hall Residents
1511 Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m - 4:30 p.m for Move-In (August 27, 2016) otherwise check-in keys for check-in will be available at Clifton Hall.
1321 Mission Street, San Francisco CA 94103
7 days a week, 9 a.m.- midnight
Harriet Street Residents
38 Harriet Street, San Francisco CA 94103
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m - 4:30 p.m for Move-In (August 27, 2016) otherwise check-in keys for check-in will be available at Panoramic Residences.
If you will be arriving between 4:30 p.m. and midnight, you are advised to contact the Office of Residential Life via email to arrange a check-in time and location.