Residence Hall Area

Map of the Cuarto Area

Currently, two residence halls and the Cuarto Dining Commons make up the Cuarto Area, which is arranged about Oxford Circle. Located one block northwest of the Segundo Area and the northwest corner of campus, Cuarto is home to approximately 1,000 students. Cuarto residence halls are designed around quiet outdoor courtyards.

All of Cuarto's rooms are organized into suite-style layouts: two, three or four bedrooms arranged about and sharing a living room and bathroom.

Residence Halls

Tahoe Hall

Tahoe Hall

Yosemite Hall

Yosemite Hall

Yosemite Hall (formerly Webster Hall) Redevelopment Project

Webster Hall closed after spring quarter 2017. The Webster Hall Redevelopment Project broke ground during summer 2017 and is scheduled to be completed in summer 2019. The newly redeveloped Yosemite Hall will open for fall quarter 2019.

Visit the Webster Hall Redevelopment webpage for more information about the project.

Shasta Hall (formerly Emerson Hall) Redevelopment Project

Emerson Hall closed after spring quarter 2019. The Emerson Hall Redevelopment Project will break ground during summer 2019 and is scheduled to be completed in summer 2021. The newly redeveloped Shasta Hall will open for fall quarter 2021.


The Cuarto Dining Commons is located next to Yosemite Hall, on the east side of Oxford Circle. Cuarto DC is open to all residence hall students. Cuarto residents typically eat breakfast and dinner at the Cuarto DC; some residents also eat lunch at Cuarto DC while others eat at the Segundo DC or Tercero DC, or another campus dining location, depending on their class schedule and locations.

Next door to the Cuarto DC is the Cuarto Market, the Cuarto Area's convenience store. Residents can purchase drinks, snacks and more at Cuarto Market throughout the day and evening.


Cuarto provides an Area Service Desk on the first floor of Tahoe Hall and a computer center on the first floor of Yosemite Hall.

Advantages to Living in Cuarto

Cannot decide which housing area is best? Remember that all housing areas are equitable and complete with everything a resident needs for growth and success. Then review the following list to see which features help differentiate Cuarto from the other housing areas.

  • Private outdoor courtyards
  • The only secure (fenced and gated) bike parking lot in the residence halls is located at Tahoe Hall
  • Close proximity to campus, and even closer proximity to community shopping
  • The Activities and Recreation Center (The ARC) and the Recreation Pool are a short bike ride away