Residential Life FAQ and Forms
- How do I apply?
- Is there a residential requirement?
- Do I need to bring furniture?
- What should I bring with me?
- What are the units like?
- What amenities are included?
- How much does it cost?
- How do I pick my roommate?
- Do I have to leave during holidays?
- Can I bring a car?
- Is there enough parking?
- Are there things to do on weekends?
- How do I send mail to the residences?
- Does Marymount insure my property?
- What should I do if something is broken?
- Is there a curfew?
- Can friends from home visit me?
- Are the residences safe?
- Residential License Agreement form (PDF)
- Request Commuter Status form
Q: How do I apply?
A: After you have been admitted and paid your $200 admissions commitment deposit, your next step is to complete the online application for residence life. You can find the location in the portal you used to apply for admissions. Using the same credentials from your admissions application, log-in to the system and select “Residential Life Application” at the welcome screen. At the end of the application, you are required to pay a $150 non-refundable housing application fee by credit card. If you are unable to pay by credit card, please contact the Business Office at 310.303.7335.
To apply to Marymount California University and set up a tour, please visit our Office of Admissions.
Q: Is there a residential requirement?
A: Living in residence is an integral part of the Marymount experience. The education acquired from the social and interpersonal experiences of residential life plays a vital role in student development. All freshman, sophomore and those enrolled in Kings Colleges Academics Prep. program students are required to live in residence, unless they meet any of the following exceptions:
- 21 years or older
- Living with parents or close relatives near campus
- Married, in a domestic partnership or living with a dependent child
- Current active military or veteran's status
- Qualified for financial hardship
Q: Do I need to bring/buy furniture?
A: All apartments are furnished. Each bedroom contains desks, chairs, dressers and extra-long twin beds. In each living room there is a coffee table and two couches. All kitchens have a table and four chairs and a stove and refrigerator. A microwave is not provided, nor are cooking and eating utensils.
Q: What should I bring?
A: You should bring:
- Alarm clock
- Cleaning supplies (Windex, Comet, etc.)
- Clothes hangers
- Comforter/bedspread and blanket
- Desk lamp
- Laundry basket or bag, and laundry detergent
- Mattress pad
- Pillow(s) and pillow case(s)
- Prescribed medications
- Sheets – two sets (extra-long twin size)
- Toiletries (toothbrush, shampoo, deodorant, toilet paper, etc.)
- Towels (bath towels, wash cloths)
- Trash bags and waste-paper basket
- UL-listed extension cord(s)
You may want to bring:
- Lamps (desk and floor)
- Dishes (plates, cups, silverware, pots/pans, etc.)
- Envelopes, stationery and stamps
- Hair dryer
- Iron/ironing board
- Overnight bag for weekend trips
- Personal electronics, including television, stereo (with reasonable sized speakers), DVD, VCR, etc. (Please note: courtesy hours are in effect 24/7)
- Pictures of family and friends
- School supplies (pens, pencils, notebooks, etc.)
- Sewing kit
- Small throw rug
- Small vacuum cleaner
- Stackable crates
- Surge protector/power strip (multi-outlet)
Do not bring:
- Alcohol, drugs or drug paraphernalia, including hookahs, bongs or pipes of any kind
- Furniture (University-issued furniture cannot be removed from your unit)
- Anything that violates our fire safety policy (barbecue grills, candles, fireworks, flame heated stoves and hot plates, incense and/or anything with an open flame, kerosene heaters, oil lamps, potpourri that uses a candle, space heaters and any unsafe chemicals are expressly prohibited in the residence halls)
- Air conditioner
- Amplified instruments, such as drum sets and electric guitars
- Firearms and other weapons or explosives of any kind are strictly forbidden, including paintball, pellet and BB guns
- Pets, except for fish (20-gallon tank maximum)
- Multiple outlet adapters
- Satellite dish
Q: What are the units like on the interior?
A: Colors in the units vary, but they are all neutral shades. Because of constant updating, it is not possible to provide information about the exact colors and furnishings in particular units.
Q: What amenities are included?
A: Both communities provide coin-operated laundry facilities with a change machine and detergents, which may be purchased from our vending machines. Students also have access to quiet and group study rooms, parking, high-speed wireless internet, an on-site dining facility and meeting spaces for student organizations.
A: The total cost for room and board is $12,750 per year for a two-bedroom unit. This includes all utilities and a mandatory meal plan. For a comprehensive list of our Residential Life fees, please click here.
Q: How do I pick my roommate?
A: Roommates are determined by the Residential Life Placement Survey attached to the Residential Life application. According to your answers on that survey, a housing coordinator will match you with roommates. If you have friends who you would like to live with, please be sure to list them on your application (and have them list you on theirs). more information
Q: Do I have to leave for holidays?
Q: Can I bring a car?
Q: Is there enough parking?
A: There are ample garage spaces and street parking to accommodate residential students at San Pedro Residential Campus. Guests, however, are required to park outside of the complex on Palos Verdes Drive North.
Q: If I don't have a car, will there still be things for me to do on weekends?
Q: How do I send mail to Marymount students?
A: All apartments within the Marymount Residential Communities have individual mailing addresses. Please do not send any student mail to the Marymount campus in Palos Verdes.
To send mail to a student living in the San Pedro Residential Campus, please address it as follows:
Unit Number (for example) U.S.S Antietem
San Pedro CA, 90732.
To send mail to a student living at Pacific View apartments, please address it as follows:
Q: Does Marymount insure my property?A: Marymount California is not responsible for the safekeeping of your personal property. We strongly advise students to purchase insurance for their personal property. An insurance application is available in the office of Residential Life. You may be covered by your parents’ homeowner’s insurance. Ask your family.
Q. What should I do if something is broken?
A. E-mail: Resworkorders@marymountcalifornia.edu. If it is an urgent repair (i.e. water overflowing, lock broken, window broken), please contact your Resident Director of Campus Safety and Security.
Q: Is a curfew enforced?
Q: Can friends from home visit me?
A: Yes. All non-students must register at the front gate and leave a valid identification card with the on-duty guard. Visitors must leave by midnight unless permission for an overnight stay has been granted by the office of Residential Life.
Q: Are the Residential Communities safe?
A: Yes. We make every effort to ensure that our students are safe and secure at all times. The San Pedro Residential Campus is a gated community with 24-hour security provided by professional campus security. Pacific View apartments are secured by card access and a state-of-the-art camera system. A security officer patrols the premises every evening and overnight.
Q: I am a graduate student. Do you offer housing to graduate students?
A: At this time, we do not offer housing for graduate students. We can provide you with local off-campus housing opportunities which are mostly on the shuttle route and close to campus. Please contact the office of Residential Life and Student Conduct at (310) 303-7316 to access the off-campus housing list.
POLICIES AND CODE OF CONDUCT
In addition to Marymount’s Student Code of Conduct, students who reside in University residence halls are governed by specific policies that provide behavioral guidelines for living in a residential community. By following these guidelines, students can achieve a community where members are empowered to become strong students, good neighbors and conscientious citizens.
The conduct system exists to address behaviors inappropriate to the residential community environment and to help students redirect their behaviors in more constructive manners. Under Marymount’s conduct system, the philosophical intent of all disciplinary interactions is intended to educate students as opposed to punishing them. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for violations of any disciplinary policies and to make amends as appropriate.
Residential Conduct and Judicial System