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Graduate Student Living

On campus housing is available for full-time graduate students. Graduate students are eligible to apply for housing once they paid the confirmation fee to the University. To be considered for housing you must submit an application and the $250.00 non-refundable housing deposit by the established deadline, and agree to a one year housing contract. 

Important Information About Graduate Housing

Where will I live, and what are the features of the residence hall?

However, many graduate students prefer F. Don James Hall or Mid-Campus Residence Hall. They are both suite style halls. Each suite contains a common area and bathroom. They both feature a computer lab, laundry facilities and a community kitchen for snacks, as well as many other amenities. All students are provided with an extra-long twin bed and mattress, desk, desk chair, and closet. Graduate students can select one of these halls to be part of a graduate cohort. Being placed into one of these cohorts is not automatic. This special space is available on a first come, first serve basis. For this interest, please email us directly before you select a room at ResLife@ccsu.edu to see what is available.

I see the halls have a kitchen. Does that mean I do not have to be on the meal plan?


Because there are no apartments or suites with kitchens, it is mandatory for all students living on–campus to be on the meal plan. More information about the meal plan and on campus dining options can be here.

Will I have a roommate, and will that roommate be another graduate student?

  • All students should expect to have a roommate. Each student selects their own roommate through our selection process, but based on timing you may need to share space with an undergraduate student.

Can I stay on campus during break periods?

  • On campus housing during break periods is offered to students who have an academic reason to remain on campus (e.g., taking classes, assisting a professor or campus office). Students who meet the criteria may apply for break housing. Please be aware that there is a separate charge for break housing.

What policies should I be aware of?

  • All students are expected to abide by and be familiar with both the University Code of Conduct and the Residence Hall policies. A copy of the student handbook can be found here  
  • Key Policies
    • Alcohol: Use, possession, purchase, sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages, except as expressly permitted by law and University regulations. Alcoholic beverages may not, under any circumstances, be used by, possessed by, or distributed to any person under twenty-one (21) years of age.

    • Drugs: Use, possession, purchase, sale, distribution or manufacturing of narcotics, controlled substances and/or drugs, including, but not limited to, marijuana and heroin, or drug paraphernalia, except as expressly permitted by law.

    • Fire Safety: Students are expected to exercise all precautions to prevent fires in the residence halls. No cooking is permitted in student rooms. The University has authorized a company to market microwave/refrigerator units in designated Residence Halls. These will be the only microwaves permitted in student rooms. Rooms should be cleaned and free of clutter in order to minimize fire hazards. Drapes must be made of fire-retardant material. No ceiling decorations including decorative lights can be hanged on ceilings tiles. A list of fire restricted/prohibited items is available for viewing here

    • Roommate Bill of Rights: It is expected that roommates will treat each other with courtesy and respect. Students found purposefully creating hostile environment in their room in an attempt to cause their roommate to move out may be referred through the student conduct process along with being moved to another housing assignment.

    • Visitation: Upon consent of the roommate(s) a resident may have a guest spend three nights per week. Guests must remain with and are the responsibility of their hosts. All guests both overnight and those visiting for a few hours are required to be signed in during posted sign in hours.

Will I need to have my health records on file before moving in?

Yes. All students living on campus must submit their health records to Health Services. In addition all students must have received the Meningitis vaccination, and provide Health Services with proof of vaccination prior to moving in. 

Information about payment options and fees can be found on the Bursars site here.

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