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Housing & Dining

Interested in living on campus? Your CBU dorm or apartment is a place where life—and growth—happens. You'll get to attend residence-only parties and trips to foster community. And eventually your floormates will become some of your best friends.

Why Live on Campus

CBU's dining has been voted the #2 best college food in California and #4 best college food in the country by Come see for yourself what makes our food so delicious!

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Eating and Living on Campus

Two of the first questions you may ask about life on campus at CBU are: Where will I live? and what will I eat? CBU has eleven award-winning dining locations, serving everything from smoothies to burgers, as well as a variety of dorms and apartment buildings. Your life for the next few years will be easy, comfortable and beautiful.

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Meal Plans

Meal plans at CBU come with as little as 35 meal swipes per semester to as much as 270 meal swipes per semester. Meal swipes and Dining Dollars are accepted not only in our award-winning cafeteria but in every dining location on campus.

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Dining Locations

CBU has eleven on-campus dining locations — from Chick-fil-A and The Habit to our original El Monte Grill (delicious Mexican food) and Lancers Landing (a mobile coffee shop).

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There are five freshmen-only residences at CBU (Smith Hall, Simmons Hall, Tower Hall, The Cottages and The Village) as well as eleven total residences. Our newest is Magnolia Crossing, a state-of-the-art gated apartment complex right across the street from campus.

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Are you required to live on campus? Where do you do laundry? What about meal plans? See the answers to these FAQs and more.

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Special Diets

Have allergies or a special diet? No worries. CBU is proud to provide many special diet options for vegetarians, vegans, gluten intolerants, lactose intolerants and others.

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What to Bring

Not sure if you need to bring your own mini fridge or chair? See what CBU already provides in each living area.