Apply for Housing


Housing portal - start here

Students are encouraged to apply for University Housing once they have been admitted to the university. Remember that University Housing is not guaranteed. Do not make assumptions or rely on information from other students or campus offices. Refer to Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Further questions can be directed to the Housing and Residential Life Office. Thank you for your interest and we welcome you to The Beach!


Housing 2022 - 2023 Academic Year

Application Information

  • Step 1 - In order to apply for housing or to apply for an exemption, you must be admitted to the university and have set-up a MyCSULB account.
  • Step 2 - Begin online application
  • All Applicants opens April 6, 2022 at 10 AM pst
  • Application will take 15-20 minutes to complete. Due to high demand the application portal may not be available on your first attempt. We recommend to keep checking back until you are able to apply.
  • Step 3 - *Pay a non-refundable license service fee of $275. Payment is required to complete the application. (Housing priority is based on the date and time the license service fee is paid.)

*If Housing reaches capacity a paid wait list will be created.

Housing Spring 2023  

Spring Housing Application opens on Wed, November 2, 2022 at 10 AM in the Housing portal. Please see our important notes below:

  • Spring applications are based off what becomes available as Housing is currently full and Fall applications are by default for the whole academic year. There are no guarantees you will be confirmed for Housing.
  • Choosing buildings and rooms are not available as it is based off what becomes available.
  • We expect a higher number of Spring applicants this year. You may experience portal crashes due to high traffic when applications open.
  • Spring applications are first-come-first-serve. The sooner you apply, the better chances you may be confirmed for housing.
  • IF there are no spaces available, you will be automatically placed on a waitlist. (waitlists can last for a few weeks after the Spring semester starts)
  • Covid Vaccinations are a requirement. You will need to submit your proof of vaccination on the SHS Patient Portal. Housing will inform you when it is time to do so.
  • You may be required to take monthly COVID tests as a resident, even if you are vaccinated
  • Please see our FAQs regarding the application process

Summer 2022

Summer Housing App. Opens: Wednesday, April 20th, 2022, 10am

  • Summer Housing is available only to those who are enrolled in courses with in-person components for their course work.
  • A full payment for the session you wish to apply for is due to complete the application.
  • The costs listed below are for a Double-Standard room and include the 21-Meal Plan (21 meals a week).
12-Week Session (Full Session) - $4,308 Classes -Monday, May 23 - Friday, August 12
Move In Day: Sunday, May 22 Noon-5pm
Move Out Day: Saturday, August 13 8am -11am
1st 6-Week Session (Session 1) - $2154 Classes - Monday, May 23 - Friday, July 1
Move In Day: Sunday, May 22 Noon-5pm
Move Out Day: Saturday, July 2 8am -11am
2nd 6-Week Session (Session 2) - $2,154 Classes - Monday, July 5 - Friday, August 12
Move In Day: Sunday, July 3 Noon-5pm
Move Out Day: Saturday, August 13 8am - 11am