Welcome to the start of your CalArts experience. As you explore your housing options, consider on-campus housing, which provides greater exposure to the CalArts community and the Santa Clarita Valley. On-campus housing places you in a position to maximize your experience at CalArts. Knowing your community can create a positive living situation. We accommodate just over a third of the campus population through either Chouinard Hall or Ahmanson Hall. If you are interested in on-campus accommodations, please read through our Residence Life Brochure  and submit the 2015/16 On-Campus Housing Application per the instructions below.
New student check-in day is Saturday September 5th, 2015. We will be offering van runs to the Bob Hope Burbank Airport and Van Nuys Flyaway Bus Station on this day. More information regarding specific check-in times, van run reservations, and roommate information will be sent in early August. Room numbers are not given out in advance of arrival. Please be sure to read through the Residence Life Brochure  for information on what to bring, how to get here, policies, and much much more.
If you are participating in the Gateway program, you will be checking in earlier. Please visit the Gateway page  for more information.
If you would like to apply for on-campus housing for the 2015-16 academic year, please download the application below and return it to the Residence Life Office. Applications may be submitted via regular mail, e-mail, fax, or hand-delivery to the Residence Life Office. Please include your $350.00 deposit when submitting your application.
New/Incoming student On-Campus Housing Application deadline has passed, but you can still apply! If a space is not immediately availabe when we receive your completed
application, you will be placed on a short waiting list until you either
secure a space or choose to be removed from the waiting list.
Our availability of spaces changes on a daily basis as we are receiving cancellations and new applications regularly. If you are interested in living on-campus, we would strong recommend that you apply as soon as possible. Waited listed applications still have a good chance of securing a space over the course of the summer. Please call to speak to one of our staff members if you are concerned about your application status.
Download the on-campus housing application below or pick one up in person in the Residence Life Office, located in Chouinard Hall, room 101.
Return ALL pages of the completed forms with the required $350 security deposit directly to the Residence Life Office either by USPS, fax or email.
Note: Faxed and emailed applications will not be processed until the $350 deposit is received.
Download and print out the 2015-16 CalArts Residence Life Brochure  for additional information about living on campus and Residence Life.
View the 2015-16 CalArts Meal Plan  options. All BFA 1 and BFA 2 on-campus residents are required to purchase a Meal Plan.