Housing and Residence Life is proud to offer theme communities for our Residence Hall students. These theme communities provide additional ties to the campus and will present you with a further level of interaction with faculty, staff, administrators, academic departments, university officials, etc. as well as provide you with resources and support during your transition to university life. We hope that you find a community that peaks your interest. Some communities have additional associated requirements, so please review in detail. After reading the descriptions below, complete the Themed Floor Interest Form that is included in this license agreement packet and return it with your license agreement .
Academic Excellence Building - Juniper
The Arts District
Designed exclusively for the College of the Arts majors (visual arts, music, theatre and dance), The Arts District integrates the academic coursework of the College of the Arts with student life and nurtures a cooperative learning environment where education meets inspiration. Students will enjoy an enhanced experience with peers, faculty and staff of the College of the Arts as part of this vibrant unique, community of creative visionaries. The Arts District is located on the 4th floor of the Juniper Residence Hall.
In addition to the benefits of living on an arts-themed floor, CSUF’s College of the Arts offers exciting programming and events exclusively for The Arts District residents such as: attendance at CSUF art exhibitions, theatre and music performances, behind-the-scenes director and cast talks, career workshops, peer mentoring, and more!
The Arts District requires a separate application directly with the College of the Arts. The application process is highly competitive and not everyone who applies will be selected. Selection into the Arts District will be based on: acceptance to the university, Housing Office verified eligibility, official declaration of a College of the Arts major, faculty recommendation and application merit.
For more information regarding The Arts District application process and deadline please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Radio-TV-Film Media Arts Floor
The Department of Radio-TV-Film in the College of Communications welcomes students to this theme community. Participants who share a major or minor in, or a passion for, film and electronic media also share living and learning space here. A number of events occur throughout the year for this group. These might include, but are not limited to: film and TV screenings, guest presentations, targeted Comm Week activities, industry mixers, field trips, meals with professors and/or industry professionals, and linked activities with other campus resources (e.g., Advising and Career Centers, ASI Film Series).
Radio-TV-Film website: http://communications.fullerton.edu/departments/rtvf/
College of Communications website: http://communications.fullerton.edu/
The Multicultural Perspectives Floor provides a supportive and welcoming residential community for students to learn about themselves and their peers within the context of identity and culture. A variety of programs that emphasize diversity, community, advocacy, and social justice will be offered fall and spring semester. Workshops will focus on such topics as Understanding Culture and Cultural Differences, Personality Types and Communications Styles, LGBTQ Issues, and Ally Training to name a few. Residents will also engage in monthly discussions and activities that reflect relevant local, national, and global concerns. Students who actively participate in the Multicultural Perspectives Floor can develop diversity and leadership skills that promote success at Cal State Fullerton and beyond!
If you are interested, please complete the Multicultural Perspectives Floor Application and return it with your license agreement. For additional information, please email email@example.com .
Visit our website: www.fullerton.edu/deanofstudents/mlc/index.html
Honors and Scholars Floor
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul, Joseph Addison.
Priority for this community is given to students admitted to the President’s Scholars Program, University’s Honors Program , and Business Honors Program. Programming is designed to facilitate a closely-knit community that focuses on involvement, academic excellence and leadership.
The President’s Scholars, University Honors Program and Business Honors Program believe strongly in a supportive experiential residential experience for our first time freshman to assist them in their transition to CSUF. The Honors and Scholars Floor provides a unique community where highly motivated students encourage each other to excel as they share experiences in and out of the classroom. The rich, supportive educational environment offers a place where students from diverse backgrounds can enjoy a rich array of academic, co-curricular, and experimental activities. Such an environment creates opportunities for students to use their talents and creativity in the service of understanding the world, of communicating effectively with others, and of making a positive difference. In addition, the Honors and Scholars Floor promotes involvement on campus, leadership, and academic achievement.
Students interested in living in this community must first apply for and be accepted to the President’s Scholars Program, University Honors Program or Business Honors Program.
For more information, contact Catherine Halliday at (657) 278-3458 or via email at
. You will find additional information on the President’s Scholars website:
First Year Connection Building - Pine
First Year Connection
In this residential experience, sponsored by Freshman Programs, students join a learning community that offers:
- Priority for housing assignment in the Pine Residence Hall
- Priority acceptance into Freshman Programs, a comprehensive first-year experience program
- Advising and fall registration at a designated Freshman Programs New Student Orientation session
- On-site classes and a resource center with advising, tutoring, study groups, community building events and other activities
- All Freshman Programs benefits including a small college success seminar course, reserved seats in popular general education classes, academic advising, study space and free printing in the Lava Lounge, learning community field trips, and membership and leadership opportunities in the Freshman Programs Student Association
All First-Year Connection residents enroll in University 100, Foundations for College Success and Lifelong Learning. The course meets in Pine Hall, and is taught by a faculty member with support from a student services professional and a peer mentor. Together students learn the knowledge and skills needed to make a successful transition to college academics and campus life. Freshman Programs and the First-Year Connection give you a great start at Cal State Fullerton and get you on track for college success.
Students who select the First-Year Connection must complete the Intent to Participate section of the Themed Floor Interest Notification form (enclosed) and apply to Freshman Programs by visiting http://www.fullerton.edu/freshmanprograms/. Be sure to apply by May 1, 2012, for first consideration. For more information contact Freshman Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org or 657-278-3709.
Academic Excellence Building - Holly
Health and Human Development
This themed living floor is designed for College of Health and Human Development majors (child and adolescent studies, health science, human services, kinesiology and nursing students), with emphasis on cross-collaboration and real world application of theory to practice. Students will enjoy an enhanced experience with student groups, faculty and staff of the College of Health and Human Development as part of this vibrant community. Activities may include, but are not limited to: athletic events, stress management training, CPR training, community service activities, tours of our nursing skills and kinesiology skills labs, peer mentoring, faculty-student mixers and Zumba fitness classes! When students play together they stay together and learn. This is one floor where students enjoy being healthy!
Special Initiatives Building - Holly
The Leadership Floor is designed to enhance leadership skills and maximize the potential of student leaders. Students who live on this floor will have the opportunity to learn about themselves as emerging leaders at CSU Fullerton and beyond. Throughout the year, students will be exposed to a variety of individual and group leadership skills. Topics may include leadership style assessment, communication, rope course, intercultural awareness, diversity, volunteerism, leaders in action, values and ethics, and the impact of leaders in our global society. Students may be connected to the Resident Advisor Leadership Series offered in Housing or the Student Leadership Institute series offered on the campus. Residents are encouraged to share their high school leadership roles and current campus involvement with their peers. This floor is one of many stepping stones for future leaders on the CSU Fullerton campus.
The Sustainable Living/Learning floor is one of the Cal State Fullerton Housing Programs designed to educate students in a variety of ways to help make our campus more sustainable. This program will include a Lecture Series on specialized subjects including food systems, green business, sustainable living, and the green economy. This program will also include a Documentary Series which connects students with the visual images of topics in sustainability. You will also compete in an energy competition with other CSU/UC campuses. This program is sure to take advantage of new living/learning opportunities at Cal State Fullerton.
The Women’s Floor is committed to celebrating women and their contributions to history, culture and society. This is a welcoming environment where women can focus on interacting with their peers, addressing health and lifestyle issues and learning about valuable resources on campus and in our local community. Together, we will highlight the achievements of distinguished women, fostering self-esteem and pride. We will engage in dialogue about current women’s issues, empowering ourselves. We will get involved in community service opportunities, offering a helping hand to other women. Residents can expect programs such as a “Women in Leadership” series, “Girls Night In” and many more opportunities to connect with each other as we grow and develop. Join us as we acknowledge the shoulders we stand on today and create the footprints for others to follow tomorrow.
Extended Stay Community
The residence halls will be closed over winter break. Some of our residents will need additional housing over this period due to winter intersession classes, winter Athletics requirements, international travel restrictions and other circumstances. If students will need to live in student housing over the period from Saturday, December 21, 2013 through Sunday, January 19, 2014 , please sign up to live in this community. In addition to meeting housing needs for the break period, this community will place students with a group of peers who will truly make this space their home. This floor will engage in programs targeted specifically to the community’s needs. These include independent living, life planning and cultural celebration programs. Together we will create a tight knit group that supports one another and celebrates our achievements and customs as a family. Due to the extension of the license agreement, there is an additional cost of $1,107.80 to live in the Extended Stay Community.