Summer Housing


Housing is available for students registered in Summer Residency, Critical Studies courses, and Discover Programs. Details regarding housing amenities, deadlines, fees, are below; links to the application forms will be available in January 2020.

To reserve on-campus housing

  1. Fill out and sign the correct electronic form for your program below. If you are under 18 years of age, your form must be signed by you and by a parent or guardian (California law applies).
  2. Pay the housing fee through Special Requests on the Extended Studies website before the deadline.

On-campus housing is limited and spaces will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. In order to reserve your space, you must pay the fee and submit your Housing Contract. Reservations received after all spaces are filled will be placed on a waiting list. If space becomes available, waiting list reservations will be secured in the order received. The Residence Life office will assign roommates and suitemates. Every effort will be made to honor the preferences and requests you provide in your Housing Contract.

You may pay the housing fee and submit your Housing Contract upon acceptance to the summer program. Both payment and the Housing Contract must be received no later than the payment deadline listed below.

Refund and Cancellation Policies for Summer Housing

  • You may cancel a reservation by submitting written notice via email to before the payment deadline for your specific program listed below. Cancellation requests received before this date will be refunded the housing fee.
  • Cancellation requests received after your program’s payment deadline will receive no refund.
  • If you are not admitted to a Summer program and you have already paid for housing, you will receive a full refund.

Summer Residencies and Critical Studies Courses

Students enrolled in Summer Residencies or Critical Studies courses  stay in apartment-style suites in Ahmanson Hall. Each suite consists of six single-occupancy bedrooms with a shared kitchen, bath and furnished living room. A microwave, cookware, dishes and eating utensils are provided for summer guests. Each single-occupancy bedroom has an extra-long twin bed, table top desk, desk chair, dresser, built-in closet and wall bookshelf. It also includes a computer network connection (high-speed internet access provided).

Begin Housing contract for Summer Residencies or Critical Studies Courses.

Residency/Critical Studies Dates and Fees (Summer 2020)

Final deadline for housing application and payment:

May 4, 2020

Residency/Critical Studies move in:

Saturday, May 23, 2020, 1–5 pm

Residency/Critical Studies move out:

Saturday, June 27, 2020, 9 am–12 pm

Residency/Critical Studies housing fee:



CalArts Discover Programs

Students enrolled in CalArts Discover programs live in Chouinard Hall, CalArts’ BFA residence hall. The double-occupancy rooms feature a regular twin-size bed, desk and chair, dresser, nightstand and wardrobe closet for each resident. Rooms also include one storage cabinet to be shared among room residents, and one computer network connection (port switch and high-speed internet access provided in addition to free campus-wide wifi). Bathrooms are shared between two or three rooms. Students also have access to lounge furniture, a communal refrigerator and an in-house telephone (for calls within the campus community only) in each hall.

Begin Housing contract for Discover Programs.

CalArts Discover Dates and Fees (Summer 2020)

Final deadline for housing application and payment:

May 25, 2020

Discover move in:

Saturday, June 13, 2020, 9 am–3 pm

Discover 1-Week move out:

Sunday, June 21, 2020, 9 am–3 pm

Discover 2-Week move out:

Saturday, June 27, 2020, 9 am–3 pm

Discover 1-Week housing fee:


Discover 2-Week housing fee:



Additional Information

For additional information or assistance with housing options, please contact the Residence Life Office directly at (661) 253-7897 or

Group rates for housing at some local hotels are available by mentioning your affiliation with CalArts.