Residence Halls

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 that consists of 19 meals per week.

The Cougar Cafe is open for three meals per day, Monday – Friday, and two meals per day on Saturday and Sunday.

Residence halls are supervised by college staff and resident assistants 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 for damage to or loss of property of the residence hall and/or food service charges will be refunded.

Applying for residency in a residence hall

Review the Taft College Residence Hall Handbook. Thoroughly read the handbook, then click on the application to apply online. 

Part of residence hall 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 Athletics webpage to see what’s happening on campus.

Front view of the Ash Stree Residence Hall

Ash Street Residence Hall

The Ash Street Residence Hall is located at 715 Ash Street, Taft, CA 93268.

Front view of the Cougar Residence Hall

Cougar Residence Hall

The Cougar Residence Hall is located at 907 Wildcat Way, Taft, CA 93268.

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Other Helpful Services

The Taft College food pantry at the Cougar Support Center (CSC) is available to any student suffering from food insecurities. There is a correlation between student success and basic needs security. Taft College provides the CSC to assist students with their basic needs in an effort to help students with their success in the classroom and in their everyday activities.

Campus Safety and Security

Taft College’s top priority is ensuring the safety of students residing in the Residence Halls. The Residence Hall staff and the Campus Safety and Security staff work in collaboration to make sure the residence halls are monitored daily. Any incidents within the residence halls should be reported immediately. Students can also submit incidents reports directly to the campus safety and security department.

For non-urgent issues, use the Campus Safety office online forum.