Welcome to the Office of Residential Life!

Unique among the public universities in California, the Office of Residential Life at Sonoma State University is a department within the Division of Administration and Finance.

The Residential Life program is an integral partner in the University's effort to provide a positive educational experience that fosters the retention and graduation of students. At Sonoma, the Residential Life and Housing Department are two distinctive programs. Working closely together and with other University departments, we aim to provide the resident an outstanding living experience.

The Residential Life program is responsible for the people part of the on-campus housing experience. From the moment you arrive on campus, the Residential Life team provides a variety of services and activities. Under our umbrella, we assist with your transition to campus, provide social, educational, cultural, and recreational activities, negotiate roommate conflicts, enforce policy, help develop leaders, teach and provide academic advising.