Just west of the northern terminus of the 710 Freeway in El Sereno, Cal State L.A. is wrapping up construction on a massive new student dormitory.

The Student Housing East complex, which replaced a parking at the far east side of Cal State L.A.'s 175-acre campus, consists of an eight-story building which will provide housing for 1,500 freshmen and sophomore students.  Plans also call for an on-site dining commons and a learning center.

The HED-designed building is of a contemporary style, with an L-shaped footprint wrapping around a central courtyard and garden area.  A pedestrian bridge would connect the upper level of the building to the campus street grid, accounting for a steep grade change to the west of the new dormitory.

At the time of the project’s groundbreaking in March 2019, completion was anticipated by Fall 2021.


Cal State L.A. is one of several Southern California universities investing in its on-site student housing capacity, highlighted by a nearly $900-million investment from UCLA which will generate more than 5,400 beds.

The new dormitory sits just south of another recent addition to the Cal State L.A. campus - the practice facility of LAFC.