Preparing for Housing & Residential Life at CSULB

Moving into a new community is exciting and also can be a little nerve-racking.  This page is to help your transition with living on campus go as smooth as possible.  Make sure to check your CSULB email frequently so you don’t miss important emails.  We frequently email updates to your CSULB email, such as information about your account, general housing updates and upcoming events.


Move in day is building specific. Students will have the opportunity & need to sign up through the housing portal for specific check in window. Check future emails regarding move in day.

Wednesday 8/17 - Thematic Community move in - 8:30am -2pm

Building / Community
Hillside: B
Hillside: I House
Hillside: Los Cerritos
Parkside: H
Parkside: N
Pacific 3rd Floor

Thursday, 8/18 8:30am-4:30pm

Hillside: A, D
Hillside: F
Hillside: Los Alamitos
Parkside: J
Parkside: L
Parkside: Q
Parkside North: 1st, 2nd, 4th
Atlantic 1,3
Pacific 2

Friday, 8/19 - 8:30am-noon

Hillside: E,C
Parkside: K
Parkside: M,P
Parkside: G
Parkside North: 3rd
Atlantic: 2
Pacific: 1


Housing and Residential Life will pick up all housing student ID cards to be issued to the student during check in.  You must get your photo taken during SOAR or submit via the online portal for your campus ID cards.  If you have a card currently, please bring with you during check in to swap out the old with the new card.  ID cards are used for meal service and room access. 


Rooms come in many different layouts and furniture comes in many different styles depending on the village, building, and location of room. While room sizes may differ, most rooms are approximately 15' x 11'.  Don't fret, you will be able view and choose a room layout during the room selection process.