Student Housing Application Process


The 2018-2019 Housing Application will open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Students can start their Student Housing Application on the CSUF Student Housing PortalOpens in new window . The best way to secure a space in student housing is to submit your Student Housing Application early!

Click here to access the CSUF Student Housing 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 ▼

Summer Housing

Looking for housing for Summer 2018? Visit this page.

 

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. You will not be able to move forward through the Housing Application until your parent or guardian's 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. First-time Freshmen are only able to select the Residence Halls.
    • Theme Community Preference –  For more information, please read our page about 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.

 

Your Application Overview

On the online Housing Portal, you can view an overview of your current application status and progress by clicking "Student Housing Application - Academic Year" on the menu bar:

Application Snapshot - Not Started
Application Snapshot - In Progress

The information in the Application Overview will update as you move through your application.

 

Housing Deposit and Fee Waivers:

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 complete Part 1 of their Application. All continuing students will also be required to submit a Housing Deposit. The $350 deposit will be applied toward the first housing installment payment, due in August before Move-in Day.

Please note: the $350 Housing Deposit cannot be paid by Financial Aid or Scholarships .

 

Meal Plan Changes:

Before May 16, 2018, students with an application in-progress who want to change their meal plan choice may do so by returning to that page of the application and simply changing their choice.

After May 16, 2018, applicants may request to change their meal plan choice through our Meal Plan Change Request form. Deadlines for meal plan changes after May 16 are listed in the dates below.

 

Cancelling an Application:

Students are able to cancel their in-progress application for student housing and receive a $300 refund from their $350 Housing Deposit if they cancel before July 23, 2018. To cancel an application, students should log into the CSUF Student Housing Portal, choose "Student Housing Application - Academic Year" from the menu bar, and click "I want to cancel my application".

After July 23, 2018, 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. After you complete this process, you may need to wait up to four (4) business days before our system will recognize you as a student. If you log into the Housing Portal and don't see "Student Housing Application - Academic Year" in the menu bar, please wait another day before trying again. Contact our office if this continues for more than four (4) days.

The Student Housing License Agreement Process is made up of three parts . In order for your space in Student Housing 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 CSUF Student Housing Portal and choose Student Housing Application - Academic Year from the menu bar. 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.

During Part 1 of the Application, you will fill out your Roommate Profile that will be viewable to other students during Part 2. You will be able to return to this page to make changes later if you wish to do so. We encourage students to be as honest as possible on their Roommate Profile. Parents and Guardians - we strongly recommend that you refrain from completing your student's profile for them.

Click here to access the online CSUF Student Housing Portal

* The Housing Deposit may be waived for students in certain circumstances. See "Housing Deposit and Fee Waivers" above.

 

Part 2: Roommate Selection

When Part 2 of the application opens, students who have applied before the Priority Housing Application Deadline should return to the CSUF Student Housing Portal to view and select their roommate(s)*. In the Roommate Selection process, you may send requests to form a roommate group by selecting from potential matches (based on your Roommate Profile that you filled out in Part 1) or by searching for a specific student by their application screen name or CWID. Once you send an invitation to a student, that student must accept the invitation to be added to your group.

You are able to form a group of two or three students. Please note: If you have three members in your group, you will only be able to select a Triple Room during Part 3 of the application. There are a limited number of triple-occupancy rooms available. Students living in Triple-Occupancy Rooms will receive a credit of up to $800 per semester. More information is available on this page.

On the "Your Roommate Group" page, you will see a message indicating whether or not your roommate group is Verified. Verification happens automatically and will inform you if your roommate group has an issue that will prevent you from selecting a room together. For example: if you have three students in your group and one of them indicated that they were not interested in a Triple, your group will not be verified.

All groups will have one Group Leader. The first student to send an invitation to another student becomes the leader when the other student accepts the invitation. The Group Leader is able to "pass leadership" to other group members.

You are able to use the CSUF Student Housing Portal Application to communicate with potential roommates or your roommate group to get to know eachother better and plan for Move-In Day. We encourage you to share your contact information with your roommate group once you feel comfortable, but our office will not be able to share your roommates' contact information.

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 a roommate in order to move on. You must still return to the CSUF Student Housing Portal and click "save" on the Roommate Selection page in order to mark Part 2 as complete and move on to Part 3 to select an open bedspace. 

 

Part 3: Room Selection

When Part 3 of the application opens, students who have applied  before the Priority Housing Application Deadline will be assigned a window of time (via email notification from our office) to return to the CSUF Student Housing Portal to view available rooms and bed spaces.

If you are in a roommate group, your group leader will be assigned a time to choose a room and place all members of the group into bed spaces in that room.

If you did not join a roommate group 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 bed space, you will receive a confirmation via email with your assigned roommate(s), room, and bed space, and your application overview will indicate that your application is complete.

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 18, 2018. The payment must be made on or before Friday, August 17, 2018 in order to receive keys on Move-In Day.

Students with enough anticipated financial aid to cover their first installment payment will not have to make a payment on August 17. We recommend that you use our Payment Planning Calculator for more information.

Important Dates

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 10 a.m.

Housing Application Opens

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

Friday, June 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Priority Housing Application Deadline for First-Time Freshmen

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

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 10 a.m.

Roommate Selection Opens

Return to the CSUF Student Housing Portal and select your future roommate(s).

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10 a.m.

Room Selection Opens

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

Monday, July 18, 2018

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 17, 2018.

Monday, July 23, 2018 at 5 p.m.

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 17, 2018

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. We recommend using our Payment Planning calculatorOpens in new window  as well.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Move-in Day!

Students will receive their Move-In Day Resource Guide in early August with information about arrival times, parking, weekend activities, parent information, and more.
We look forward to seeing you!


 

 

Apartment application process for continuing, graduate, and transfer students

New Students:  You must accept your Cal State Fullerton admission offer and pay the $250 enrollment deposit before applying for student housing . After you complete this process, you may need to wait up to four (4) business days before our system will recognize you as a student. If you log into the Housing Portal and don't see "Student Housing Application - Academic Year" in the menu bar, please wait another day before trying again. Contact our office if this continues for more than four (4) days.

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 CSUF Housing Portal and choose  Student Housing Application - Academic Year  from the menu bar. 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.

During Part 1 of the Application, you will fill out your Roommate Profile that will be viewable to other students during Part 2. You will be able to return to this page to make changes later if you wish to do so. We encourage students to be as honest as possible on their Roommate Profile. Parents and Guardians - we strongly recommend that you refrain from completing your student's profile for them.

Click here to access the CSUF Student Housing PortalOpens in new window

 

Part 2: Roommate Selection

When Part 2 of the application opens, students who have applied  before the Priority Housing Application Deadline  should return to the CSUF Student Housing Portal to view and select their roommate(s)*. In the Roommate Selection process, you may send requests to form a roommate group by selecting from potential matches (based on your Roommate Profile that you filled out in Part 1) or by searching for a specific student by their application screen name or CWID. Once you send an invitation to a student, that student must accept the invitation to be added to your group.

You are able to form a group of up to six  students for the Double Apartments and up to four students for the Single Apartments. You do not have to form a group of the full apartment size, and you can invite smaller groups to merge with yours if you wish.

On the "Your Roommate Group" page, you will see a message indicating whether or not your roommate group is Verified. Verification happens automatically and will inform you if your roommate group has an issue that will prevent you from selecting a room together. For example: if you are forming a group for the Single Apartments and your group has more than 4 people, it will not become verified and your group will not be able to participate in room selection until the issue is resolved.

All groups will have one Group Leader. The first student to send an invitation to another student becomes the leader when the other student accepts the invitation. The Group Leader is able to "pass leadership" to other group members.

You are able to use the CSUF Student Housing Portal application to communicate with potential roommates or your roommate group to get to know eachother better and plan for Move-In Day. We encourage you to share your contact information with your roommate group once you feel comfortable, but our office will not be able to share your roommates' contact information.

You will only be able to see and invite potential roommates who've selected the same apartment style as you. 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 a roommate in order to move on.  You must still  return to the CSUF Student Housing Portal and click "save" on the Roommate Selection page in order to mark Part 2 as complete and move on to Part 3 to select an open bedspace. 

 

Part 3: Room Selection

When Part 3 of the application opens students who have applied before the Priority Housing Application Deadline will be assigned a window of time (via email notification from our office) to return to the CSUF Student Housing Portal to view available rooms and bed spaces.

If you are in a roommate group, your group leader will be assigned a time to choose a room and place all members of the group into bed spaces in that room. For students applying to live in the Double Apartments: be sure to communicate with your roommate group about which roommates will be sharing bedrooms.

If you did not join a roommate group 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 bed space, you will receive a confirmation via email with your assigned roommate(s), room, and bed space, and your application overview will indicate that your application is complete.

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 18, 2018. The payment must be made on or before Friday, August 17, 2018 in order to receive keys on Move-In Day.

Students with enough anticipated financial aid to cover their first installment payment will not have to make a payment on August 17. We recommend that you use our Payment Planning Calculator for more information.

 

Important Dates

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 10 a.m.

Housing Application Opens

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

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 10 a.m.

Apartment Roommate Selection Opens

Return to the CSUF Student Housing Portal and select your future apartment-mates and roommates.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 10 a.m.

Apartment Room Selection Opens

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

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Priority Housing Application Deadline

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.

Wednesday, July 18, 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 17, 2017.

Wednesday, July 23, 2018 at 5 p.m.

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 17, 2018

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. We recommend using our  Payment Planning calculatorOpens in new window  as well.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

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!