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for California State University, Fresno.
ERIN BOELE, Director
Your future begins here -- choose to live at University Courtyard, Fresno State's only on-campus student housing. Residents have the opportunity to become part of a community of students who share experiences and support each other in achieving academic success.
Accommodations: Each air-conditioned/heated room includes an extra long twin bed over an 80" x 36" desk, three-drawer dresser, two-drawer file cabinet, book carrel with task light, two-position chair, and closet with storage space above for each resident. A meal plan, computer lab, basic cable and internet service, utilities, fitness center, swimming pool, laundry facilities, recreation facilities, and community custodial services are included.
Residence Hall Living: The convenience of on-campus living makes it easy to go to and from class, use the campus library, and attend events during evenings and weekends.
The halls offer interesting programs designed to add an exciting dimension to on-campus living. Social activities include karaoke, bowling, special dinners, barbecues, and movies. Educational programs include alcohol awareness, appreciation of differences, and personal safety.
Incoming freshmen have the opportunity to be placed in a Learning Community where they are guaranteed three G.E. classes. Contact University Courtyard at 559.278.2345 for additional information.
Individual Halls: The housing complex consists of nine residence halls, the Atrium Building, and the University Dining Hall. Three halls are community style. Six halls are shared one-, two-, or three-bedroom residence suites with a furnished living room and bathroom. Quiet living areas are available. All halls house men in one wing and women in another. Bathrooms are gender designated. Up to 1,100 students can live on campus. The majority of the rooms are shared by two students. A limited number of single rooms are available first to returning residents, then to new students. Triple rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Staff: Trained professionals are available to help make your stay in the residence halls enjoyable. They develop social, cultural, educational, and recreational activities and opportunities.
The residence life staff members include resident directors, assistant resident directors, resident advisers, and public safety assistants. Serving as student leaders on each floor, residence life staff receive training in paraprofessional helping skills and crisis intervention. They understand university structure; they can assist students with academic-related issues, emergencies, and personal concerns.
How to Apply: The housing application process is separate from the university admissions process.
Applications are available October 1 (subject to change) for the following academic year and spring semester. Request an On-Campus Living Application packet or apply online at www.universitycourtyard.org as soon as you apply to the university. You are urged to submit your completed application as soon as possible to increase your chances of getting your selected hall preference. Housing is subject to availability at the time your completed on-campus living application is received or placed on the University Courtyard waiting list. Your license agreement is for an entire academic year. (Exception: spring semester only)
All first-time undergraduate university applicants automatically receive housing information after they have applied to the university. You need not wait until you are officially accepted by the university to submit your housing application.
Employment Opportunities: Students can seek employment with University Courtyard, dining services, athletics, and the bookstore. Visit the Job Opportunities link on www.universitycourtyard.org for updated job postings.
Off-Campus Housing: The university does not inspect, approve, or disapprove any units offered for rent.