The Canyon consists of eight separate buildings: Alder, Cedar, Chinquapin, Hemlock, Madrone, Maple, Pepperwood, and Tan Oak Halls. Each building has three levels of residents and is home to 50 students. Each building has a kitchen, storage area, laundry room, and a TV/ study lounge.
There are either two floors of men and one of women, or vice-versa, in each building. There is a bathroom on each floor; bathrooms are single gender. All rooms are furnished with a bed, dresser, desk and closet for each resident. Every student in the Canyon has the ability to access the internet through wired or wireless connections. The rooms are wired for optional telephone service and cable T.V. service. Canyon halls have singles, doubles, triples and 4-person suites. Triple rooms are the same size as the double rooms. A 4-person suite consists of two bedrooms joined by a common living room. Each suite bedroom has bunk beds for two students. Those living in suites share a bedroom with one other person and a living room with three others. Custodial services clean hallways, bathrooms, and lounges.
Outside you'll find a lawn for playing frisbee, sun bathing and barbecuing. The buildings are located next to the Arcata Community Forest which offers a variety of trails to explore.