Incoming Students

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.

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.

Such 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!

What Is Residential Life?

Residential Life is responsible for administration and management of the campus residence halls. Our staff comprises professionals and students who are here to assist you as you transition into the CCA community.


  • run the Clifton front desk
  • coordinate housing processes
  • uphold residential community standards
  • help build community outside the classroom

The director and assistant director for Residence Life provide leadership, direction, and vision for the department. The residential life coordinators are responsible for the operation of our residence halls, supervising the graduate assistant (GA) for residential life and the resident advisors (RAs).

RAs are returning students selected and trained to assist students with academic, social, and personal needs. They are located in each of the Oakland residence halls and are available to students for individual support.

RAs also run activities and workshops geared toward the student community.

Residence Hall Move-in | Fall Semester 2015

Check-in for all residents will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 22, 2015.

Check-in locations will be dependent on your housing assignment:

Webster Hall and First Year community residents

Clifton Hall front desk, Oakland campus
5276 Broadway, Oakland CA 94618
7 days a week, 9 a.m.- midnight

Panoramic and Harriet Street Residents

Student Affairs Suite, San Francisco Campus
80 Carolina Street San Francisco CA 94103
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m - 4:30 p.m

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.