As one of only 11 community colleges in California to offer the residence hall option to its students, the College of the Redwoods is pleased to be able to give its residents the ease and convenience of on-campus living in a scenic, serene setting. The 150-160 students who choose the halls each year occupy two newly-renovated buildings that are located right on the edge of a magnificent redwood forest on the northeast corner of the campus. There are two places of residence, Mendocino Hall and Del Norte Hall. Mendocino is more of an apartment style, with room doors opening to the outside, while Del Norte's room doors lead to an enclosed hallway. The study hall is located in Del Norte Hall, while the game room is located in Mendocino Hall's lounge.
Double occupancy rooms are connected to one other neighboring room by a private bathroom. Rooms are furnished with a bed, a dresser, a desk, a vanity sink and mirror unit, and a large closet. Rooms are provided with basic cable TV service, internet access via ethernet connection, and telephone jacks. Although basic cable TV and internet service is already included in the housing costs, telephone service will need to be paid for by the residents who live in each room. And, while we are working diligently to upgrade our facilities and wiring to be able to handle the amazing increase in student requests to have more electronic equipment and phones available to them, we may not be able to meet all students' needs. Please be sure to inquire if you have concerns in this area.
Shared (Common) Areas
The residence halls have study areas as well as lounges and other spaces that are suitable for indoor recreation. There are pool and ping pong tables, foosball, and a big screen TV with cable. Sunday through Thursday evenings, residents are welcome to use the Field House basketball court, as well as the fully equipped campus weight room.
For our students' convenience there are laundry facilities and food and beverage vending machines located in each building. Outside, there are large lawns for recreation, picnic tables and BBQ's (next to the campus lagoon), and plenty of access to the trails that wander through the surrounding forest. Also, within a few minutes' drive there's the Bayshore Mall, many gorgeous beaches, the cities of Eureka, Fortuna, and Arcata and the Victorian village of Ferndale. And--about 35 minutes south of the campus--you'll find the famous redwood grove known as the "Avenue of the Giants".