Honors Students Living On-Campus

As of Fall 2017, the Honors housing Freshman and Sophomore clusters will reside in Sacramento State's NEWEST residence hall!

Kaitlyn Wood

Kaitlyn Wood, Honors Community Resident Advisor

Welcome to the Honors Housing Community! Living on campus is a life-changing experience. When I moved to Sacramento my first year, I did not know anyone and I did not know the area. It was a nerve wracking experience. As soon as I set foot into the Residence Halls, there was such a welcoming and inclusive environment that I knew that I would have nothing to worry about. I hope to create that same environment as the Resident Advisor (RA) for the Honors Community in Riverview Hall. This year I hope to really emphasize the community that comes with being an Honors student. I hope to create an environment in which Honors residents are comfortable asking each other for help on assignments and excited to go to programming together. I also want to create programs where Honors students who live off campus can come get a taste of the residential life experience. I am excited to see where this year will take our Honors Housing community and what we will be able to achieve as a group.

Benefits of Living On-Campus

In partnership with Housing & Residential Life, the GE Honors Program offers students the opportunity to not only life on campus, but the option to live with a fellow Honors student for a roommate. While living on campus is not mandatory for incoming students, living on-campus provides students with a multitude of benefits. 

Sacramento State's 6 residence halls are more than just buildings. They house over 1600 students from all backgrounds and cultures. Not only are the residence halls a great place to meet people, they also offer unique opportunities to get involved with campus life. Some other reasons to live on campus include:

Excel Academically: National studies show that residents living on campus are more likely to persist and graduate, and are more satisfied with their college experience.

Get Connected: Residents are more likely to be involved in campus activities and interact more frequently with faculty and other students.

Receive Support: Interact with dedicated professional staff living in the halls trained to help them realize their academic and personal goals.

Convenience: There is convenient access to parking, computer labs, laundry facilities, study lounges, dining facilities and more. Class is a 10 minute walk!

Become a Leader:  Leadership, employment and service opportunities allow residents to develop valuable leadership skills for the real world.

Live Safely:   Public Safety and Residential Life staff members are available 24 hours a day and work with residents on safety-awareness programs and policies.

Prepare for Tomorrow: Personal development programs and activities in a broad range of educational, recreational and social-awareness topics offer residents a chance to expand their understanding of the diverse world around them.

Experience Campus Life:  Undergraduate college experience comes only once in a life time. “Living on” enables residents to maximize this experience and create friends and memories for life

Former Students

Alex Vazquez"Living on campus was an amazing experience! It allowed me to meet people

that I otherwise would have never gotten the chance to meet.  I also formed

friendships with these people, primarily  my fellow Honors students.  We would work

together on our Honors  homework, attended events, and even eat  together  in the

dining commons at the end of the day.  It also made getting to  class on time  very

easy  and I was able to avoid the horrendous traffic into Sac State in the mornings."

-Alex Vazquez, Cohort 8


"Living on campus is an experience that changed my life. I moved to Sacramento

Angelica Bachman

as a first year student from about three hours away and didn't know anybody.

Living in the Residence Halls gave me the opportunity to connect with other

people who were in the same situation as me and make friends. I also had

a chance to get to know the Sacramento area and make connections on campus.

After my first year, I decided I wanted to get even more involved so I applied

for the Resident Advisor position. I ended up working as an RA for two years

and gained invaluable leadership skills, personal growth, and lifelong friendships.

Living on campus can be very expensive, but as an RA I received free room

and board, which was a tremendous help with the overall cost of school. By

making the choice to live on campus, I had a unique experience unlike most

other Sac State students and really made the most out of my college experience." 

- Angelica Bachman, Cohort 7

For more information on Housing Options, contact:

Housing & Residential Life

Phone: (916) 278-6655

Email: housing@csus.edu