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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, 2021 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 2022  

Spring Housing Application opens on Wed, 11/03 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

Application Information

Application open date = TBD (More information to come in March 2022)

Applications will be based on first come, first served.
A payment in full will be required in order to be considered for a space. See chart below for expected payment in full. Spaces are limited and not guaranteed.

In order to live in University Housing for the summer, you must be enrolled in a CSULB university course during one of the following summer sessions. 

*Rates may change. Summer 2021 rates are shown

1st 6-Week Session (Session 1) - $2112 Classes - Monday, May 24 - Friday, July 2
Move In Day: Sunday, May 23 Noon-5pm
Move Out Day: Friday, July 3 8am -11am
12-Week Session (Full Session) - $4,116 Classes -Monday, May 24 - Friday, August 13
Move In Day: Sunday, May 23 Noon-5pm
Move Out Day: Saturday, August 14 8am -11am
2nd 6-Week Session (Session 2) - $2,058 Classes - Monday, July 6 - Friday, August 13
Move In Day: Sunday, July 4 Noon-5pm
Move Out Day: Saturday, August 14 8am - 11am