Students are responsible for the balance of the housing payments and any other charge on their University Student Account that is not covered and paid by your financial aid disbursements.
Based on the availability, we try to honor the hall selections you made on the online questionnaire. If you wish to change your hall preferences after returning your signed license agreement and initial payment, then log back in to the application web portal and update your preferences.
Move-in for 2013-2014 academic year will occur on Saturday, August 24. There is a central check-in location, located on campus in lot 14C. You will need your Campus ID to move-in. We will email students additional move-in information and their specific move-in time in the first week of August.
You’ll see your own room the day you move in. To see a typical room and suite arrangement we invite you to take a residence hall tour during the summer months. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes and reservations are not required. For more information go to our Tours of Residence Halls page.
You’ll meet your roommate during move-in weekend. However, you can communicate through the CSULB Housing Web Portal one week after the roommate selection process is completed.
Fall semester dining service begins with a brunch on Sunday, August 25th.
No. Meal plans are not refundable and not transferable. We know that every resident probably won’t attend every meal offered under a specific meal plan and we have adjusted costs accordingly.
Each resident’s room is equipped with a live telephone line and a data port. By simply plugging in a touch-tone telephone, you may call any campus office, any residence hall, or any resident. If you plan on connecting to the internet, you will need to supply your own Ethernet cord (cat5). Unfortunately there is no wireless access in the rooms. There is wireless access available in the hall offices and coffee houses.
There are mailboxes in each hall office. You will be assigned a mailbox when you move in. The mail is delivered to each residence hall, Monday through Saturday, and placed in each mailbox by the residence staff.
We suggest you bring almost anything that will make you feel at home in your room. Listed below are some essentials.
All rooms are furnished with a bed, dresser, desk, chair, bookshelf, wastebasket, closet and mirror for each resident. Residents must provide their own blankets bedspreads, towels, sheets, pillowcases and study lamps (no halogen lamp).
All beds are 80 inches x 34 inches. We provide mattress covers and bed pillows. Be sure your bed linens are “twin extra long.”
Small appliances are allowed except for hot plates or halogen lamps, they are a real fire hazard. Please be selective in bringing small appliances as your bedroom electrical infrastructure will not support a large number of appliances. Try to coordinate with your roommate when you move in to eliminate duplicate items.
There are student parking lots adjacent to all the halls; however, students must purchase a parking permit from the Parking and Transportation Services Department. In addition to the regular parking permit, residents must obtain a “Residence Hall Permit” (FREE to all residents) to park on-campus overnight. The campus does have a large student body and parking at times can be difficult. All halls are within walking distance from the rest of campus and shuttle vans are in service Monday through Friday.
Sorry, we simply don’t have storage spaces available.
Certainly. Invited guests may visit in your room at times mutually acceptable to you and your roommate. Guests may stay overnight in student rooms with residents of the same sex if the host resident’s roommate gives permission (written permission is highly recommended). All overnight guests must be registered at the hall office. Overnight guests may stay no longer than two (2) nights a month.
Your license does not cover either of these periods, but you can leave your belongings in your room during these times; however we suggest you take your valuables home with you. If you plan to stay during either of these periods, you will be required to sign an additional license and pay a nominal fee. You will not be allowed access to your room over the breaks unless you have paid. Residents of Los Alamitos and Los Cerritos are not allowed to stay over the semester break, unless a room transfer to another hall is submitted and approved. No meals are served during these periods and no guests or visitors are allowed.
We will call, email or mail you information regarding on-campus housing. However, in the coming months, our primary method of communication is email. Please be sure to update your email address in your MyCSULB profile.