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Pierce College Residence Hall

The Center for Global Scholars (CGS) is a residence hall where domestic students and international students come to live and learn together. We offer a safe residential facility, events/programs, and 24/7 assistance that enhances student learning and overall success. The residence hall staff value both independent living and a student’s need for community and support.

The residence hall is located next to a bus stop and is only a 5-minute bus ride from Pierce College. It is within a 5-minute walk to the grocery store, Starbucks, Dollar store, restaurants, and the local park.

How to Apply

Once you have been admitted and you accept your admission to Pierce College, you are eligible to complete a Residence Hall application. A $300USD application fee is due when you apply.

Benefits of Living in Campus Housing

  • Promotes safety and security while providing independence
  • Provides easy access to campus and community resources
  • Opportunity to learn about other cultures and lifestyles, form lifelong friendships, and create lasting memories
  • Community-based educational and social events and programs
  • Leadership and cross-cultural opportunities
  • Research has shown that students who live in campus housing do better academically
  • Students often highlight their living experience and the leadership opportunities they gained as a result of living at CGS on their university transfer applications and on job applications

Room Types and Building Amenities

Room Types

  • Single (limited availability)
  • Double (1 roommate)
  • Triple (2 roommates)

Room Furniture

  • Twin bed (bedding not included)
  • Nightstand
  • Wardrobe
  • Dresser
  • Desk and chair
  • Small personal refrigerator

Building Amenities

  • Community kitchen
  • Dining hall and meeting room
  • Study rooms
  • Laundry room
  • Quiet room
  • TV lounge
  • Workout room
  • Covered outdoor BBQ area
  • Bike storage
  • Free wi-fi

All utilities are included in the rental price.

Application Eligibility/Criteria

  • Must be a Pierce College student taking at least 12 credits
  • Must be at least 18 years at move in
  • International students must have proper student visa status
  • Domestic students must pass a background check
  • Married students and students with children are not eligible; we recommend applying to apartments in the area

2018–2019 Rental Rates for the Residence Hall

Quarter Single Occupancy Double Occupancy Triple Occupancy
Spring 2018 $2,600USD $2,100USD $1,700USD
Summer 2018* $1,735USD $1,400USD $1,135USD
Fall 2018 $2,600USD $2,100USD $1,700USD
Winter 2019 $2,600USD $2,100USD $1,700USD
Spring 2019 $2,600USD $2,100USD $1,700USD

*The residence hall is closed from August 25, 2018 to September 12, 2018.

Important Dates

Pierce College Residence Hall: Center for Global Scholars
Summer 2018 to Spring 2019

Quarter Move-in Dates
Summer 2018 June 21 and 22, 2018
Fall 2018 September 12 and 13, 2018
Winter 2019 December 27 and 28, 2018
Spring 2019 March 28 and 29, 2019

Contact Us

Center for Global Scholars Residence Hall

+1-253-582-0907
residencelife@pierce.ctc.edu       

International Education Office

+1-253-964-6229
internationalapp@pierce.ctc.edu

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