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University Housing and Residence Life

Welcome Home, Lakers!

The best way to ease into life as a Laker is to Live Like a Laker! Our campus will be your home away from home as you work toward making your dreams real!

Space is still available for all Clayton State University students! 

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Clayton State University recognized the need to provide safe and affordable housing for students in the mid-2000s. In 2007, the Board of Regents approved the University to build its first residence hall to open for the Fall 2008 semester.

Laker Hall houses approximately 400 new, first-time, full-time freshmen. This state-of-the-art building features four bedroom/two bath suites with kitchenettes. In addition, residents have on-site access to study lounges, wireless high-speed internet, cable television, laundry facilities, and a game room.

Clayton State University has a First-Year Live-On Requirement in Laker Hall! It offers great amenities, such as private bedrooms, wireless access, and onsite laundry facilities, as well as a supportive community. You can lean on your peers and also on seasoned Resident Assistants, who are happy to answer your questions and help you find your way around campus!

In 2011, the University purchased Clayton Station Apartments, situated just adjacent to the Clayton State campus, which offer 2- and 4-bedroom suite-style units with private baths, full kitchen, living room, and washer and dryer. In 2016, students and faculty voted to change the name of the apartments to Laker Village.

Laker Village is where many of our upperclassman and graduate students live. The amenities include such conveniences as full furnishings, private washer and dryer, a full kitchen with an included dishwasher, and picnic areas. Living at the Village combines the independence of living in an apartment with the convenience of living on campus, close to your classes.

You’ll be just a quick walk away from your classes and important facilities, such as labs and the library, as well as from the dining spots and the Student Activities Center. You will also find it easier to stay active and engaged with your peers and the many events on campus that make being a Laker a one-of-a-kind experience.

Summer & Fall 2024 Housing Applications Now Open!

Save the Date!

Application Fee for Summer: $50 

  • Priority Deadline/ End of Discount Period March 15

Application Fee for Fall: $100

  • Priority Deadline/ End of Discount Period April 15

Join Info Session April 10 | 4:30pm

Lakers, are you locked out?

Housing After-Hours Emergency Phone Number:
Laker Hall - 770-681-2524

Laker Village - (678) 435-4168

*Prepare to show the Housing member your Laker ID at time that access is being given.

Need to receive mail? Use this address:

Clayton State University
5809 North Lake Drive
Morrow, GA 30260

Having maintenance issues?

Maintenance Request Portal


Housing Tour

Interactive Campus


SUMMER 2024 Semester

Please read the following information carefully so that you will be off to a smooth start upon arrival.

Summer 2024 Move-in Schedule:

  • May 17: Move-in Day for Summer semester students, 9AM – 4PM. (Move in for all housing fees paid ONLY and fulltime enrolled residents )
  • Moving in late? No problem! Visit the Laker Village clubhouse during regular business hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM.

Fall 2024 Semester

Fall 2024 Move-in Schedule:

  • August 8: Move-in Day - Laker Hall , 11AM – 7PM. (Move in for all housing fees paid ONLY and fulltime enrolled residents )
  • August 9: Move-in Day - Laker Village , 11AM – 7PM. (Move in for all housing fees paid ONLY and fulltime enrolled residents )
  • Moving in late? No problem! Visit the Laker Village clubhouse during regular business hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM.

Housing Virtual Information Session

All are welcome to join us via Microsoft Teams to learn more about the application process, how to select a roommate, room selection, and more. When it is available, click the link to join!

March 13  | 4:30pm | Recording 

March 27 | 4pm

April 10 | 4:30pm

What to Bring & What Not to Bring

As you prepare your shopping list, we hope you find these lists helpful!

Not sure what you should be shopping for?  Use the link below for helpful tips. Want to know what is included in your room already? View the Laker Hall or Laker Village tabs to view unit amenities.

What to Bring & What Not to Bring 

Would you like to show your student some encouragement and support during the semester? Use the link below to send your student a care package. Be sure to put students first and last name on package to help our mailroom team notify your student for pickup faster.

Care Packages

As of Fall 2022, residents are no longer able to bring their store bought minifridges to residential campus. We have a solution. Click the link to get your microwave/ minifrdge combo!



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Spring 2024 Semester Closing

Please read the following information carefully so that your transition will be as smooth as possible.

Spring 2024 check outs begin April 30th. All Residents in both Laker Hall and Laker Village must be moved out of their spring assignment by 12pm (noon) on May 7th. We encourage all residents to plan their transportation around the dates and times provided as fees will be assessed to those still on campus after 12pm.

Preparing for Checkout:

  1. Remove all wall and ceiling decorations, including posters, personal mirrors and memo boards.
  2. Return and reassemble all university furniture that was in your room upon arrival. All furniture must be returned to its original configuration prior to your check-out.  Note that there is a fee charged for missing
  3. Clean your room thoroughly, remove and properly dispose of all trash and other debris.

Helpful Checkout Tips and Reminders:

  1. Be sure to complete a Clean-out Agreement with your roommates (these will be placed in the common area of your suite/ apartment for your convenience)
  2. Be sure to pick up your express check out envelope from the Housing Office or Laker Hall front Desk (this is to return your keys)
  3. Be sure to keep your Laker ID

Packing and Cleaning Tips

Here are some helpful hints to make the process easier (and to help you avoid improper check-out charges!): 

  1. Start early, and plan ahead: take or send items home that you will not need for the rest of the year. Laker Hall and Laker Village close at 12 Noon on Tuesday, May 7, 2024.

Boxes: Find boxes to pack your belongings into to make the move easier and faster.

Trash: Trash should be thrown away by placing trash into the  Note that there is a fee for trash removal should any be left behind in your room.

Food Bank: Donate your non-perishable, unopened food items to the Food Pantry by dropping off donations at the University Housing office in Laker Village.


Experiencing a hardship, but still need housing for Summer term?

Email Student Affairs at

Mandatory Housing Closing Meeting:

All Residents must attend at least one Housing Closing meeting via Microsoft Teams. Refer to Housing Newsletter in student email, website and social media pages for registration link.

Break Housing:

Break Housing is the period between terms that is not included in housing contract for current residents. Spring '24 - Summer '24 Break Housing period is May 7 thru May 16. The cost $350. Financial Aid cannot cover this cost.

Requests are now being accepted. Last day to request Break Housing is April 30.

Break Housing Request Form

Final day to pay Break Housing is May 3 by 12pm.

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Our mission is to provide a secure, affordable, and progressive living community through hands-on academic support, experiential learning, and unique leadership opportunities that enhances our students’ growth and development. Our residences are about community and creating an environment where you can feel secure relaxing and studying. That’s why, unlike a lot of student-residence halls on college campuses, Clayton State steers away from shared rooms and communal bathrooms.

Contact Us

Email Us At:

Housing Office:
(678) 466-5444

Laker Hall 24/7 Desk:
(678) 466-5130

Housing Office Fax:
(770) 961-2000

Laker Hall RA on Call:
(770) 681-2524

Laker Village RA on Call:
(678) 435-4168

Maintenance Request Portal

Housing Tour

Interactive Campus Map