The Summits

Three residence halls make up The Summits community: Cathedral Hall, Tenaya Hall and Half Dome - our newest residence hall which opened in Fall 2013.

Tenaya Hall and Cathedral Hall are four-story buildings that opened in Fall 2010. Half Dome stands five stories tall with outstanding views of Lake Yosemite and the campus. Each hall offer a traditional corridor-style residence hall experience with five bedrooms sharing a community restroom. Our custodial staff will work with the residents to maintain the cleanliness of the restrooms and public areas.

Residents of The Summits may select from a variety of room types

  • Double occupancy* (bedroom accommodates two students)
  • Triple occupancy (bedroom accommodates three students)
  • Quad occupancy (bedroom accommodates four students)
  • Single occupancy (bedroom accommodates one student) with priority given to students requiring disability housing accommodation

*Similar to the Sierra Terraces, when the demand for freshmen housing warrants, double occupancy bedrooms are furnished to accommodate three students, at a discounted rate.

Additional Amenities

  • Access to the Housing and Residence Life Office for questions, sign out keys, pick-up mail or packages, and talk to the professional staff
  • Resident Learning Center located on the first floor of Tenaya
  • Study space available on each floor
  • Access to a computer lab, and an exercise and music room
  • Meeting rooms for workshops and events
  • Outdoor BBQ area
  • Game Room (with video gaming set up)
  • Snack vending machine
  • Laundry facilities located within each residence hall, available 24-hours a day

Take a look at the floorplans below.

The Summits Floorplan

The Summits Floorplan