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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 our 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 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.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 (Group 1)

Building Estimated Appointment Time (Sign up required - 90 minute time slots )
Hillside: C Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
Hillside: I House Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
Hillside: Los Cerritos Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
Parkside: H Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
Parkside: N Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
Parkside North: Crossbar (Double-Suites) Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 (Group 2)

Building Estimated Appointment Time (Sign up required - 90 minute time slots )
Beachside: Atlantic and Pacific (3rd floors) Morning (8am - 12pm)
Hillside: E Morning (8am - 12pm)
Hillside: Los Alamitos Morning (8am - 12pm)
Parkside: J Morning (8am - 12pm)
Parkside: L Morning (8am  -12pm)
Parkside North: (3rd Floor West) Morning (8am - 12pm)
Parkside North: (4th Floor) Morning (8am - 12pm)
Beachside: Atlantic and Pacific (1st Floor) Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
Hillside: A Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
Parkside: K Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
Parkside North: 1st Floor Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
Parkside North: 2nd Floor West Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)

Thursday, August 19, 2021 (Group 3)

Building Estimated Appointment Time (Sign up required - 90 minute time slots )
Beachside: Atlantic and Pacific (2nd Floor) Morning (8am - 12pm)
Hillside: B Morning (8am - 12pm)
Hillside: F Morning (8am - 12pm)
Parkside: G Morning (8am - 12pm)
Parkside: M Morning (8am - 12pm)
Parkside North: 2nd Floor East Morning (8am - 12pm)
Parkside North: 3rd Floor East Morning (8am - 12pm)
Hillside: D Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
Parkside: P Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
Parkside: Q Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)


Housing and Residential Life will pick up all housing student ID cards to be issued to the student during check in.  Make sure to submit your photo 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. Its hard to tell you the size of each room but 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. 


Per Person Furniture:

  • XL Twin bed + mattress (80"x34")
  • Dresser
  • Desk
  • Chair

Per Room:

  • Microfidge 
  • Wastebasket
  • Recycle bin

Utilities and novelties included:

  • Internet -Wi-Fi or *wired
  • LIVE TV (
  • Electricity, gas, water
  • Toilet paper

*Due to limited Wi-Fi signal, wired connection is available at International House.


Check out our packing list (PDF) for ideas.  During this pandemic, for the safety of all residents, residents may be isolated for quarantine in a different room.  Our Quarantine list (PDF) is there to help temporarly move a resident to quarantined room fast and safe as possible.  Please review our Housing Covid-19 Response FAQ for more information. 


  • We will not have move in assistants because of the need for physical distancing.
  • Room space allotment are shared between each resident.
  • Be sure to write down serial numbers for all electronic devices that you bring to campus.  Safes are available for rental through Collegiate Concepts, Inc.
  • The University is not liable for damaged or missing items and strongly recommends renter's insurance. 


  • Sheet size=   80" x 34" Twin XL
  • We provide live tv service through the streaming provider Streeme Tv.  Software players can be downloaded from Google Play, Amazon Fire, Roku, and Apple.  To view and setup supported devices visit Streeme TV support page.
  • If brining a tv, we recommend the sizes of 24" - 32" but in reality its really between you and your roommate.  


We look forward to meeting you.

If you have any questions.  You can always email us at or call us on one of the Housing Office phone numbers located on the Housing home page.