The Housing Program at CSU provides residential facilities for students.
The State Dormitory Construction Fund was established under the State Revenue Bond Act of 1947 and bonds were initially sold to support the construction of campus housing facilities. In 1957, the legislature approved a residence hall program, which was financed by both state and federal funds. Today the Housing Program is a self-supporting program deriving its revenues primarily from fees collected for the use of the residence facilities. Funds are used for current operating expenses, maintenance and repair, improvements to facilities and interest and principal payments on outstanding bonds. After payment of all authorized charges, the balances in any of these funds remain available for future program expenses.
In 2019-20, the CSU campus operated housing program had design capacity of 49,361 bed spaces and 1,297 apartment units. In certain campuses, housing facilities are operated by Auxiliary Organizations.