Housing Application Process


The 2017-2018 Housing Application will open on Monday, April 3, 2017. The Housing application is found on the CSUF Housing Portal.Opens in new window The best way to secure a space in student housing is to submit your Housing Application early!

Click here to access the online Housing Application Portal

You will use your Cal State Fullerton username and password in order to login to the online Housing Portal. See below for details regarding the application process.

Information for First-Time Freshmen ▼ Information for Continuing, Transfer, and Graduate Students ▼

for all students applying for student housing:

  1. Explore our website to learn more about our housing options and theme community programs.
  2. Thoroughly read the following once they become available:
  3. Set up your Cal State Fullerton Email - Begin checking your Cal State Fullerton email once you have been admitted.  You will receive corresondence from the Housing and Residential Engagement Office only at this email address. For more information, please visit the Student Registration websiteOpens in new window .
  4. If you are under the age of 18 when completing the online Housing Application, you should be prepared to have your parent or guardian complete the electronic signature. Your Housing Application will not be complete until the electronic signed document is received.
  5. Gather information to have available when completing the application.
    • Emergency Contact Information – You will be asked to supply emergency contact information which includes name, telephone, mail and email addresses.
    • Meal Plan Choice - Read through the information provided on the website and the Student Housing License AgreementPDF File Opens in new window documents to decide which meal plan fits you best. 
    • Room Type Choice - Continuing, New Transfers, Graduate, and International Students will be prompted to select Double or Single Apartments. Please note room type choices are not guaranteed. 
    • Theme Community Preference –  For more information, please visit the available theme communitiesOpens in new window . Please note that these are preferences only and are not guaranteed. Eligibility is based on available space and other criteria that vary by theme community.
    • Meningococcal Disease and Vaccine Information - You will be asked to report your vaccination history.
    • Grad Guard Renters Insurance - Housing and Residential Engagement highly recommends that students consider Renters Insurance to protect their belongings. This insurance is optional.

 

Housing Deposit vs. Fee Waiver:

All new students who do not qualify for a Fee Waiver (see Student Financial ServicesOpens in new window for information about Fee Waivers) are required to pay a Housing Deposit of $350 to secure a space in Student Housing. All continuing students will also be required to submit a Housing Deposit. The deposit cannot be paid by Financial Aid or Scholarships. The $350 deposit will be applied toward the first housing installment payment, due in August before Move-in Day.


 

Meal Plan Changes:

Before May 15, 2017, applicants who complete Part 1 of the application and later want to change their meal plan choice may do so by returning to that portion of the application and simply changing their choice.

After May 15, 2017, applicants may request to change their meal plan choice through our Meal Plan Change Request form. The deadline to submit decreases to meal plans is listed in the calendar below. Students may request to increase their meal plans at any time before September 18, 2017.

Cancelling an Application:

Applicants are able to cancel their application for student housing and receive a $300 refund from their $350 Housing Deposit if they cancel before July 17, 2017. Students may do so by returning to the online Housing Application Portal and clicking the "Cancel Application" button in the top right corner.

After July 17, 2017, students may request to be released from their Student Housing License Agreement by using our License Agreement Cancellation Request form. Requests will be considered at the sole discretion of the University.


 

 

residence hall Application Process for first-time freshmen

New Students: You must accept your Cal State Fullerton admission offer and pay the $250 enrollment deposit before applying for student housing. Complete this process three to four (3-4) business days prior to accessing the online housing application to ensure that our system will recognize you as an incoming student.

The Student Housing License Agreement Process is made up of three parts . In order for your license agreement to be confirmed, you must complete all three parts of the application.

Part 1: Student Housing License Agreement Application and Deposit

Using your Cal State Fullerton student portal username and password, use the button below to access the online Housing Application Portal. Fill in all required and applicable information as prompted on the application. Once all information is entered correctly, you will be prompted to pay your $350 Housing Deposit*. You will receive a receipt via email confirming completion of Part 1.

Click here to access the online Housing Application Portal

* The Housing Deposit may be waived for students in certain circumstances. See 'Housing Deposit vs. Fee Waiver' above.

Part 2: Roommate Selection

You may choose your own roommate*. During this time, return to the online Housing Application Portal to view potential matches based on the roommate matching questionnaire you filled out in Part 1. Please note that you must use another student's 'web screen name' that they specify in Part 1 of their application in order to select them as a roommate.

Once you've identified compatible roommate(s), you can choose to communicate with them via email through the online Housing Application Portal to get to know them better. Use the 'select' button to send a request to a compatible roommate. They will be notified and must accept the request for you to be assigned together.

If you've been confirmed for a theme community (via email notification from our office), you will only be able to see and request other students within the same theme community.

Information regarding Triple Rooms

 There are a limited number of triple-occupancy rooms available. Students assigned to these spaces will receive a discount on their Room and Board.

* You are not required to select a roommate in order to move on. If you do not select a roommate, you will be able to move on to Part 3 and select an open bedspace.

Part 3: Room Selection

Now it's time to choose your room and bedspace! You will be assigned a window of time to return to the online Housing Application Portal to view available rooms and bedspaces. If you have selected and been assigned with a roommate in Part 2, the person with the earliest assigned time window will be able to assign both of you to a room.

If you did not select a roomate in Part 2, you will be able to choose a room with an empty bedspace during your assigned window of time.

After you are successfully assigned to a bedspace, you will receive a confirmation via email with your assigned roommate, room, and bedspace.

After you've completed all three parts and received your final email confirmation, your first installment payment will be charged to your student account on Monday, July 10, 2017. The payment must be made on or before Friday, August 11, 2017 in order to receive keys on Move-In Day.

Important Dates

Monday, April 3, 2017

Housing Application Opens

Log in to the online Housing Application Portal with your CSUF Username and Password to start your application.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Priority Deadline for First-Time Freshmen

Students submitting a Housing Application on or before this date will be given priority to select their apartment and bedspace. Applications received after this date will be considered based on availability.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Roommate Selection Opens

Return to the online Housing Application Portal and select your future roommate.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Room Selection Opens

Return to the online Housing Application Portal and select your room and bedspace with your roommate (if applicable).

Monday, July 10, 2017

First Installment Payment posts to Student Account

Students with a confirmed space will see their first installment payment charged to their student account. This payment is not due until August 11, 2017.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Cancellation Deadline
Meal Plan Decrease Deadline

Students may cancel their application before this date to receive a $300 refund from their Housing Deposit.

Students wishing to choose a decreased Meal Plan must do so before this date.

Friday, August 11, 2017

First Installment Payment Due

Students must pay their first installment payment or have sufficient financial aid to cover it before this date. Visit payment information for more details.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Move-in Day!

Students will receive their Move-In Day Resource Guide in early August with specifics about move-in time and process.
We look forward to seeing you!


 

 

Apartment application process for continuing, graduate, and transfer students

New Transfer and Graduate Students: You must accept your Cal State Fullerton admission offer and pay the $250 enrollment deposit before applying for student housing. Complete this process three to four (3-4) business days prior to accessing the online housing application to ensure that our system will recognize you as an incoming student.

The Student Housing License Agreement Process is made up of three parts . In order for your license agreement to be confirmed, you must complete all three parts of the application.

Part 1: Student Housing License Agreement Application and Deposit

Using your Cal State Fullerton student portal username and password, use the button below to access the online Housing Application Portal. Fill in all required and applicable information as prompted on the application. Once all information is entered correctly, you will be prompted to pay your $350 Housing Deposit. You will receive a receipt via email confirming completion of Part 1.

Click here to access the online Housing Application Portal

Part 2: Roommate Selection

You may choose your own roommate(s)*. During this time, return to the online Housing Application Portal to view potential matches based on the roommate matching questionnaire you filled out in Part 1. Please note that you must use another student's 'web screen name' that they specify in Part 1 of their application in order to select them as a roommate.

Once you've identified compatible roommate(s), you can choose to communicate with them via email through the online Housing Application Portal to get to know them better. Use the 'select' button to send a request to compatible roommate(s). They will be notified and must accept the request for you to be assigned together.

You will only be able to see and select potential roommates from the same apartment style you've selected (Single Apartments or Double Apartments). Likewise, if you've been confirmed for a theme community (via email notification from our office), you will only be able to see and request other students within the same theme community.

* You are not required to select roommate(s) in order to move on. If you do not select a roommate, you will be able to move on to Part 3 and select a single bedspace.

Part 3: Room Selection

Now it's time to choose your apartment and bedspace! You will be assigned a window of time to return to the online Housing Application Portal to view available apartments and bedspaces. If you have selected and been assigned with roommate(s) in Part 2, the person with the earliest assigned time window will be able to assign the group of roommate(s) to an apartment.

If you did not select any roomates in Part 2, you will be able to choose an apartment and single bedspace during your assigned window of time.

After you are successfully assigned to a bedspace, you will receive a confirmation via email with your assigned roommates, apartment, and bedspace.

After you've completed all three parts and received your final email confirmation, your first installment payment will be charged to your student account on Monday, July 10, 2017. The payment must be made on or before Friday, August 11, 2017 in order to receive keys on Move-In Day.

Important Dates

Monday, April 3, 2017

Housing Application Opens

Log in to the online Housing Application Portal with your CSUF Username and Password to start your application.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Apartment Roommate Selection Opens

Return to the online Housing Application Portal and select your future apartment-mates and roommates.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Apartment Room Selection Opens

Return to the online Housing Application Portal and select your apartment and bedspace (with roommate(s), if applicable).

Monday, June 12, 2017

Priority Deadline for Apartment Applicants

Students submitting a Housing Application on or before this date will be given priority to select their apartment and bedspace. Applications received after this date will be considered based on availability.

Monday, July 10, 2017

First Installment Payment posts to Student Account

Students with a confirmed space will see their first installment payment charged to their student account. This payment is not due until August 11, 2017.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Cancellation Deadline
Meal Plan Decrease Deadline

Students may cancel their application before this date to receive a $300 refund from their Housing Deposit.
Students wishing to choose a decreased Meal Plan must do so before this date.

Friday, August 11, 2017

First Installment Payment Due

Students must pay their first installment payment or have sufficient financial aid to cover it before this date. Visit payment information for more details.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Move-in Day!

Students will receive their Move-In Day Resource Guide in early August with specifics about move-in time and process.
We look forward to seeing you!