How Can I Create Community?
Coming to a large university can be a scary thing, but think about this: living on-campus is one of the best ways to be a part of a smaller "sub-community" at Sacramento State. Each of the residence halls has "corridors" of students—between 40 and 50—who constitute that living area. It's the perfect number of people to mingle with and get to know. When you live in a campus community, you have all kinds of people around you who are looking for and wondering about the same things as you are.
Also when you "live-on" you are close to your classes, and close to an excellent new recreation center (the WELL). And one of the big perks of on-campus living is that you don't have to commute or deal with parking, which means you can sleep in later. Extra sleep is a big perk in college.
After freshmen students live at the traditional residence halls for a year, they have the option of moving to the new American River Courtyard (ARC) which features apartment style living for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The ARC features a variety of room options, including 2 bedroom/2 bath suites, and 5 bedroom/2 bath suites, and every furnished apartment comes with satellite TV, wireless internet, a kitchenette, and other amenities.
Another student housing option for transfer or older students is the Upper Eastside Lofts. The lofts are a newly constructed off-campus housing facility within walking distance of the campus. Sac State has excellent resources for other Off Campus Housing services as well.
— Housing and Residential Life: www.csus.edu/housing
— Student Activities: www.csus.edu/studentactivities