Residence Hall

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Residence Halls

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Fall 2023 applications will be available on April 1, 2023

The Taft College campus has residence halls for approximately 150 students. The College employs a Residence Hall Supervisor, Residence Hall Assistants, and a campus safety and security team.  The goal of the Taft College Residence Hall staff is to provide a secure, supportive, and comfortable community designed to contribute to the personal and academic growth of each residential studentThose who reside in the Residence Hall while attending Taft College will gain an understanding of how to function in a group-living situation.  They will learn the importance of respecting the rights of others, self-reflection, conflict resolution, and accepting responsibility for one’s own actions.

Part of dorm life is getting involved in campus life.  The Taft College Residence Hall staff encourages involvement in campus activities and events to enhance the students’ overall experience while living on campus at Taft College.  Visit the student life and/or athletic webpage to see what’s happening on campus

Dragon halloween door dress       September we remember       Cougar Basketball Court

(Images from left to right:  Halloween Trick-or-Treat activity for kids in the Taft Community; ASO 9/11 Remembrance Tribute; GAME NIGHT: Women’s Basketball)

Housing Regulations

Students living in a residence hall must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester units and maintain a grade point average of 2.0. Students are required to participate in the food service program which consists of a 19 meal per week plan. The Student Center Cafeteria is open for 3 meals per day Monday – Friday and 2 meals per day on Saturday and Sunday. Residence halls are supervised by college staff and resident assistant’s whose primary duties are to help with problems and to enforce residence hall rules.

To be placed on the list for consideration of a residence hall room, a $150 security deposit must accompany the Residence Hall Application. When a student leaves the residence hall, all or any part of the security deposit not due to the College for damage to or loss of property of the residence hall and/or food service charges will be refunded.

Contact the residence hall office at (661) 763-7832, or send an email to

Applying for the dorms

Go to the Taft College Residence Hall Handbook link, thoroughly read handbook, then click on the application to apply on line.

Campus Safety and Security

Taft college’s top prority is to ensure the safety of the students residing in the residence halls.  The Residence Hall staff and the campus safety and security staff work in collaboration to make sure the dorms are monitored daily.  Any incidents within the dorms should be reported immediately.  Students can also submit incidents reports directly to the campus safety and security department.

Use this link to contact the Campus Safety office for general non-urgent issues.

Other Helpful Services

Cougar Support Center

The Cougar Support Center is located south of the Administration Building, adjacent to the Tech Arts building.  All enrolled Taft College students who visit the Cougar Support Center can grab food from the food pantry or visit the clothing pantry for gently used attire and shoes.  Students can also request meal vouchers to the Cougar Cafe in the Student Center, a grocery card and a gas card (eligibility to receive these items are dependent on the student’s financial aid status).

The Cougar Support Center team includes the CSC coordinator and student-workers who are committed to offering a holistic environment within a one-stop shop serving students’ basic needs which includes but are not limited to the following:  financial assistance, a nutritious and sufficient food pantry, clothing pantry, housing assistance/support, technology, and transportation.