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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!

Priority Deadline for Spring 2024 Applicants November 15!

Apply For Spring 2024 Housing Today!

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.

Mandatory End Of Semester Meeting

 Monday, Nov. 27 @3pm

Tuesday, Nov. 28 @3pm

Wednesday, Nov. 29 @3pm

Thursday, Nov. 30 @3pm

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


Spring 2024 Semester

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

Spring 2024 Move-in Schedule:

  • January 5: Move-in Day for Laker Hall and Laker Village, 9AM – 4PM. (Move in for all housing fees paid ONLY and fulltime enrolled residents )
  • January 6: Move-in Day for Laker Hall and Laker Village (new/returning residents), 9AM – 4PM. (Move in for all housing fees paid ONLY and fulltime enrolled residents)

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!

What to Bring & What Not to Bring

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

What To Bring List

Care Packages


View more move-in information

Fall 2023 Semester Closing

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

Fall 2023 check outs begin December 5. All Residents in both Laker Hall and Laker Village must be moved out of their spring assignment by 12pm (noon) on December 12. 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 on December 12.

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 10, 2022.

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 Housing

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.

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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

Housing Office Phone Number:
(678) 466-HOME (4663)

Laker Hall Desk Number:
(678) 466-5130

Housing Office Fax:
(770) 961-2000

Email Address:

Housing After-Hours Emergency Phone Number:

Laker Hall - 770-681-2524

Laker Village - (678) 435-4168

Maintenance Request Portal

Housing Tour

Interactive Campus Map