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Housing, Dining & Residential Education

The CCA student housing community empowers creativity. Your next door neighbor could be your next big collaborator. That’s why our social, educational, and professional residential programming is committed to helping you settle in and connect with your peers. All students live on campus for their first two years at CCA, where on-site social events, counseling services, and residential programming—and a meal plan centered in our brand new dining facility—make it easier to get to know your peers, your neighbors, and yourself.



We are preparing to safely welcome all students who need or want to live in CCA housing this fall, while providing flexibility for students who will be taking classes entirely remotely.

  • Our new student residence, Founders Hall, and on-site dining facility, Makers Cafe, will open on schedule (move-in begins August 22!) for the start of fall classes.
  • To support physical distancing, the college is moving forward with a single-occupancy plan for fall, so each student will have their own sleeping room. This will not increase the room cost for students who have requested doubles. Students who have selected singles will be guaranteed single-occupancy rooms for spring as well, while students who selected doubles may be assigned a roommate when physical-distancing restrictions are loosened.
  • All residence halls and food service locations will operate under strict guidelines regarding enhanced cleaning, physical distancing, and other public health protocols to promote health and safety. Makers Cafe will open primarily with takeout and advanced ordering options, and outdoor seating will be available with proper physical distancing as determined by San Francisco public health orders.
  • Some units will be held in reserve to accommodate student residents who may need to be quarantined due to COVID–19.
  • CCA has not made changes to the live-on residency requirement, but this requirement will be deferred until spring 2021 for students who are unable to attend classes in person (due to ongoing international travel restrictions, for example), or who choose to take classes entirely remotely this fall. Students facing extraordinary circumstances may request an exemption to the live-on policy, and all requests will be reviewed individually. Students whose financial circumstances have been affected by the pandemic may email the Financial Aid office or schedule a phone appointment with a financial aid counselor to learn about resources that may be available.

Housing for 1st-2nd Years

Opening in fall 2020 in the center of CCA’s San Francisco campus, Founders Hall will be home to all first and second-year students.

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Housing for New Transfer Students

Explore housing options for incoming transfer students.

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Housing for 3rd-5th Years

Explore housing options for 3rd-5th year continuing students.

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Year Round Living for Graduate Students

Housing options for graduate students include new private studios with year-round discounts, a fifth floor terrace, and proximity next to campus.

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Summer Housing

In light of the COVID19 global pandemic, Summer Housing rates have been reduced, and housing options available only at Panoramic Residences.

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Makers Cafe & CCA Meal Plans

The new Makers Cafe is opening in August 2020! Find out more about CCA's food service partner, Bon Appetit, our commitment to sustainability and meal plan pricing.

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Important Information

How to apply, rates, policies and more.

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Residential Education

Learn about the Residential Education staff and how we can be of service to you!

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Summer Intern Housing (Non-CCA Students)

CCA offers summer intern guests affordable accommodations in San Francisco! Lodging options are centrally located and adjacent to public transportation.

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Explore location, unit types, amenities and more for each of CCA's residential communities.

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