About Us

The Office of Student Housing and Conference Services at California State University, Northridge exists to promote individual development, academic success and conscientious citizenship among residents by providing facilities, services and programs that foster respectful and responsible living in a learning environment. 

The Student Housing and Conference Services staff is focused on student success and dedicated to creating and maintaining a safe and education-focused community through collaboration and teamwork. In an effort to better serve our students and community, we offer a variety of housing options: the Suites at University Park, Apartments at University Park and the Apartments at University Village. Our goal is to cater to the needs of our diverse residents that include freshman, returning students, graduates and students with dependent children or spouses. Additionally, Student Housing currently offers living learning communities (LLCs) and themed living communities (TLCs) aimed to bring together students with similar academic interests, personal passions and life experiences in a supportive, on-campus environment. Members of LLCs and TLCs enjoy many benefits, including special group activities, extra academic support and their own advisors.  


Claire DavisClaire Davis, Director for Student Housing and  Residential Life

Claire Davis provides leadership and guidance to the administrative services unit within Student Housing and Conference Services, which includes functions in business services, conference services, mail services and marketing. Her focus is to offer supportive, efficient and timely services to students, parents and clients affiliated with Student Housing. In addition to serving as an associate director, Ms. Davis also dedicates her time being a mentor to foster youth attending CSUN and is honored to participate on the advisory committee for the EOP Resilient Scholar program. She received her bachelor’s degree in art from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles. 




Melissa Giles Martin

Melissa Giles Martin, Associate Director for Residential Life


Melissa Giles Martin is responsible for the overall management of Residential Life at CSUN Student Housing, including supervision of the Residential Life staff, counseling and referral, student academic success and student conduct.  She brings more than 20 years of experience in Residential Life, university housing, social justice education and consulting. As the associate director, Ms. Giles Martin participated in the planning, design and opening of new residential buildings designed specifically to impact freshman student success and engagement. She created partnerships with academic affairs such as multiple, successful living learning communities, developmental math and writing interventions, a residential academic mentor program and other various student retention and persistence initiatives. Ms. Giles Martin holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling and student affairs in higher education from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She also holds a bachelor’s in communications and advertising from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.