• Stairwell Communities

    Stairwell and Floor Communities

    First-Year Students are housed in Harwood, Waite and Yetter Halls and the Kit Carson and La Plata Apartments

    Atlas

    Atlas

    Year Established: 2014
    Gender: Female
    Residence Building: Harwood Hall
    New Traditions: This will be a stairwell that will be intentional and specific in prayer for the world.
    Fun Facts: Each room will be themed to be a different continent. Residents will be assigned a country from their room’s continent to specifically pray for throughout the year.

    Barracks

    Barracks

    Year Established: 2003
    Gender: Female
    Residence Building: Harwood Hall
    Famous Traditions: Wearing camo to campus events.
    New Traditions: Blanket forts and movie marathons.
    Fun Facts: “Fireside Chats”

    Basement

    Basement

    Year Established: 2013
    Gender: Male
    Residence Building: Kit Carson
    Future Traditions: Becoming servant leaders like Jesus who "did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many".
    Fun Facts: The Basement is CCU's newest first-year housing community.

    Boondocks

    Boondocks

    Year Established: 2001
    Gender: Female
    Residence Building: Waite Hall
    Famous Traditions: Family Night dinners; dressing up as "women of the wilderness"; picking wildflowers.
    Fun Facts: Stairwell theme has changed throughout the years from western to wilderness to Irish; stairwell sings "Boondocks" by Little Big Town at intramural events.

    Cave

    Cave

    Year Established: 2011
    Gender: Male
    Residence Building: 2nd Floor - La Plata Hall
    Famous Traditions: The Cave Challenge; going caving together.
    Fun Facts: Study of the life of David all year together; has two sister stairwells: The Lodge and The Summit.

    Cockpit

    Cockpit

    Year Established: 1999
    Gender: Male
    Residence Building: Waite Hall
    Famous Traditions: C-Time (confession and accountability time); re-enacting the volleyball scene from "Top Gun"; "Epic Movie Nights"; Annual Sobe Party.
    Fun Facts: Men's Intramural Champions: 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011; wear aviators and blue shorts to intramural games.

    Cornerstone

    Cornerstone

    Year Established: 2003
    Gender: Female
    Residence Building: Harwood Hall
    Famous Traditions: Memorizing scripture together, wear the color gold to campus events, secret sisters, and themed dinner parties.
    Fun Facts: Our theme verse is 2 Corinthians 2:19.

    Ghetto

    Ghetto

    Year Established: 1988
    Gender: Male
    Residence Building: Waite Hall
    Famous Traditions: Ghetto Gallon Challenge; Ghetto Dance Party; Ghetto Kool-Aid Party.
    Fun Facts: First stairwell "officially" established at CCU, created CCU's first Frisbee golf course, started CCU's Homeless Ministry (Sojourners), and started Trash Club.

    Highlands

    Highlands

    Year Established: 2000
    Gender: Female
    Residence Building: Harwood Hall
    Famous Traditions: Not-Prom; Highlands reunions; watching Braveheart; Battle of the Sexes and Thanksgiving dinner with Junkyard.
    Fun Facts: "Warrior maidens" known for donning plaid kilts, big teased hair, and blue face paint to Moonlight Volleyball; stairwell theme is Galatians 5:13.

    Junkyard

    Junkyard

    Year Established: 2000
    Gender: Male
    Residence Building: Harwood Hall
    Famous Traditions: The Feast of the Long Table; Battle of the Sexes with Highlands; Man Juice.
    Fun Facts: Stairwell representatives have won the annual King Cougar contest 5 years in a row.

    La Mesa

    La Mesa

    Year Established: 2013
    Gender: Female
    Residence Building: 2nd Floor Kit Carson
    FutureTraditions: Guacamole game nights; Where in the World (multi-cultural event); Roommate Roulette with the Cave; "Table Talks" (one-on-ones)
    Fun Facts: La Mesa ladies like to have FUN but also make time for intentional conversation and authentic community! Residents benefit from living in the newest apartments with laundry and dishwashing. Theme verse is Psalm 23:5-6.

    Lighthouse

    Lighthouse

    Year Established: 2012
    Gender: Female
    Residence Building: Yetter Hall
    Famous Traditions: Late night Wal-mart runs the night before the new student retreat, monthly feasts with shelter and treefort, they are known to dress up as lighthouses, fish, and the ocean for moonlight volleyball.
    Fun Facts: Storytime is called "High Tide”, at campus activities they are known to chant “Lighthouse OOH HAA HAA” like from the movie Finding Nemo.

    Lodge

    Lodge

    Year Established: 2011
    Gender: Female
    Residence Building: La Plata Hall
    Famous Traditions: Storytime is known as "Campfire Stories"; The Lodge enjoys free laundry as a benefit of living in typically upperclassmen dorms.
    Fun Facts: The Lodge enjoys a brother-sister relationship with The Cave on 2nd floor, and is a sister stairwell to The Summit girls on 3rd floor.

    Quikstop

    Quikstop

    Year Established: 2003
    Gender: Female
    Residence Building: Waite Hall
    Famous Traditions: 80's Skate Night; Quikstop Dance parties; "Not Prom" with Cockpit; memorizing Scripture together.
    Fun Facts: Known for wearing hot pink and black to campus events; theme verse (Phil. 3:20) reminds residents that time on earth is just a 'Quik Stop' before citizenship in heaven.

    Sandlot

    Sandlot

    Year Established: 2003
    Gender: Female
    Residence Building: Waite Hall
    Famous Traditions: "Not-Prom" with Ghetto; watching "The Sandlot" movie while eating ballpark snacks; Roommate Roulette with Ghetto; pumpkin carving.
    Fun Facts: Sandlot has existed for 7 years; because they're not connected to a specific brother stairwell, they get to know both Ghetto and Cockpit guys.

    Shelter

    Shelter

    Year Established: 2000
    Gender: Male
    Residence Building: Yetter Hall
    Famous Traditions: Escorting Treefort to the Homecoming Dance; hike Hanging Lake.
    Fun Facts: Two weekly events: family dinner with our sister stairwell, (Treefort) and "Tacos Con Jesus" where we talk about Jesus and enjoy some homemade tacos together!

    Summit

    Summit

    Year Established: 2010
    Gender: Female
    Residence Building: La Plata Hall
    Famous Traditions: New traditions include Summit girls enjoying a graffiti wall in their breezeway and challenging other stairwells to marshmallow wars.
    Fun Facts: We are a group of girls in authentic community, enjoying each other and working through life together!

    Treefort

    Treefort

    Year Established: 2003
    Gender: Female
    Residence Building: Yetter Hall
    Famous Traditions: Roommate Roulette; weekly brother-sister dinners with Shelter; Secret Sister partnerships.
    Fun Facts: At some point in its history, Treefort has housed every classification of CCU student from freshmen to upperclassmen to transfers.