Move-In Day Resource Guide 2019

August 21 and 22, 2019

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Check-in Process, Times, and Locations

When you arrive on campus, head to our check in area in Juniper 150. You can find a map of the community at the bottom of this page. There, our staff will help you complete some steps prior to accessing your room. You must have your TitanCard before you check in and receive your key(s). If you do not have a TitanCard, see the TitanCard section below for more information.

Parents, Friends, and Family: While your student is checking in, we encourage you to visit one of our Moving Equipment Checkout stations (see below for locations) to check out a bin to assist with moving. Having you do this while your student checks in will mean you get to unload faster!

After you check in, you can head to your room to start unpacking.

Check-In dates and times

If you are assigned to: Your Move-In Day is:

Residence Hall Floors:
  Elm 3 and 5; Fig 3 and 5; Holly 1, 2, and 3; Juniper 2 and 4; Pine 2 and 3

Single Apartment Floors: Willow 1 and 2

Double Apartments: Cypress, Sycamore, and Valencia - All Floors


Residence Hall Floors:
Elm 1,2 and 4; Fig 1, 2, and 4; Holly 4 and 5; Juniper 3 and 5; Pine 4 and 5

Single Apartments:
Acacia, Birch, Manzanita, and Oak - All Floors
Willow - Floors 3 and 4

Thursday, AUGUST 22, 2019


TIP: Not sure what floor you're assigned to? The first digit of your room number (that you can see in the My Room Reservations tab in your CSUF Student Housing Portal) indicates the floor you're on. For example, if you're assigned to Holly-124-A1, you're on the first floor.

In order to make your move-in process as smooth as possible, please plan to arrive at a designated time based on your last name. This helps keep lines short at the check-in station, equipment stations, and elevators.

If your last name starts with: Your designated arrival time is:

A - g

9 - 10 a.m.

H - O

10 - 11 a.m.

P - Z

 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Late Arrivals

If you can't arrive during your designated arrival time, or run into unexpected delays on your way here, but will still arrive before 4 p.m., there's no need to notify our office - just head to our check-in station when you get here.

If you can't arrive before 4 p.m., please give our office a call to let us know. You can reach us at (657) 278-2168.

If you're assigned to move in on Wednesday and want to come on Thursday instead, give us a call to let us know, but please plan to arrive after 12 p.m. instead.

If you can't arrive on your assigned Move-In Day, please send us an email at to let us know and we'll give you alternative Move-In Day options.

We understand that unexpected travel delays can happen. You won't be assessed any penalties or have your space forfeited if you don't arrive on time - we'll have staff available throughout the weekend to check you in when you arrive. You must notify us if you expect to arrive later than Sunday.


Early Arrivals

Our office may be able to accomodate early arrivals for special circumstances, including mandatory training for on-campus student employees, late Orientation, or international travel. We will not accept requests for arrivals earlier than Monday, August 19.

To complete an Early Move-In Request, log into your CSUF Student Housing Portal and click My Requests from the menu bar.

Please be aware that students approved for early Move-In may incur a $45 early move-in fee per night.


Room Condition Reports

You are required to complete a Room Condition Report as part of your process of moving in.

Returning residents: Please read this section carefully as this process has changed from prior years.

After you check in with our staff in Juniper 150, you'll automatically receive an email at your student email address with a unique URL to complete your Room Condition Report. The report will ask you to verify some information about yourself, your room assignment, and then you'll be able to mark the condition of areas in your assigned space to indicate the condition they were in when you arrived. At the end of your stay with us, our staff will compare the condition of your space with the information you completed on your check-in Room Condition Report, so filling it out accurately may help you avoid facing damage or cleaning charges at the end of your stay.

Checking in with our staff and completing your Room Condition Report are required parts of your move-in process, and failure to complete either step will result in a $30 Improper Check-in Fee

Parking Information

There will be more than 900 residents and their families parking on campus on each day of Move-In. To help with traffic flow, please enter campus using:

  • the Folino Drive entrance from Nutwood Avenue if you're assigned to the Residence Halls  (from the 57 freeway, take exit 7 for Nutwood Ave).
  • the Associated Road entrance from Yorba Linda Blvd if you're assigned to the Single or Double Apartments (from the 57 freeway, take exit 8 for Yorba Linda Blvd). 

Please see the maps at the end of this guide for more details. When you arrive, follow signs and directions from Parking and Transportation Staff to your designated unloading zone.

Apartments Unloading Zone: Lot RH Residence Halls Unloading Zone: Lot E

In order to park in unloading zones, you must have your Move-In Parking Permit (that you'll receive via email shortly before Move-In Day) and have it ready to be placed on your dashboard. You may park in unloading zones for a maximum of one hour. We recommend that you check in and unload your belongings during this hour, then move your car to long-term parking before returning to your room to unpack and get settled.

If you are scheduled to move in on Wednesday, August 21, please be aware that no overnight parking will be allowed on Wednesday night in Lots E, J, or RH and any vehicles left overnight in these lots will be towed at the owner's expense.

No parking permits will be required in any other student parking lots during Move-In, so you may park any additional vehicles in Lots A or G, or any of the parking structures on campus.

A Residence Hall Parking Permit is required beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday, August 23. Residence Hall Parking Permits are valid in the Residence Hall Lot, Residence Hall Structure, and Lots A & G.

During the academic year, Residence Hall Parking Permits are valid from 6 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday in all student parking areas. For additional information, please visit  Parking and Transportation's page regarding resident permits .

If you are planning to bring a vehicle to campus, we strongly encourage you to purchase your Residence Hall Parking Permit prior to Move-In Day. Parking permits are available on the Parking & Transportation Services website  via the “Purchase Permit” button. Be sure to have your vehicle information available, as you will be prompted to print out a temporary permit that you may use while waiting for your semester permit to arrive in the mail.

Moving Equipment and Supplies

There will be a limited number of moving bins available for check-out for one hour from either of two stations located at the north and south ends of the Student Housing community. Please review the Move-In Map at the end of this guide for their locations. Residents are encouraged to bring hand trucks and carts to assist with unloading. Due to the limited number of bins available, you can only check out one bin at a time (including a bin checked-out via a Friends & Family Pass). In order to check-out a bin, you must either:

  • Be the student moving in and have your TitanCard ready.
  • Be a friend or family member of a student moving in and have your Friends & Family Pass

Friends & Family Pass

Shortly before Move-In Day, you'll receive an email with your Friends & Family Pass - a pass that you can give to your loved ones to allow them to check-out a moving bin on your behalf. For quick and easy bin check-out, friends and family members should have their Friends & Family Pass ready (either printed or on a mobile device) when they arrive at the bin station.

Please be aware that you will be held responsible for bins checked out via your Friends & Family Pass if the bins become lost or damaged.

move in day volunteers

Need assistance?

Housing and Residential Engagement staff members will be available throughout the community to help answer questions and help you navigate Move-In Day. Staff members can be identified by their Housing and Residential Engagement navy polos or uniforms and nametags.

Cal State Fullerton student organizations, athletes, and other staff members will be available throughout the community as volunteers in orange volunteer t-shirts to help you carry your belongings from unloading zones to your room. As you need assistance, please feel free to flag down a volunteer!

Dumpsters and trash disposal

 If you have waste that needs to be disposed of, trash receptacles will be located throughout the Student Housing Community in the following locations:

  • Parking Lot J, behind Juniper
  • Parking Lot RH, north end behind Elm
  • Parking Lot RH, in the center between Holly and Fig

Please break down your cardboard boxes before disposing of them in the designated cardboard recycling containers.

Room and Meal Plan Access via TitanCard

Please remember to bring your TitanCard with you on Move-In Day as it will serve as your room and meal plan access card when entering your building and the Gastronome. Please make sure your TitanCard is not worn out or damaged prior to move-in, as the encoding system will not work on damaged cards. Replacement cards can be obtained at the Library for a cost of $10.

If you never received a TitanCard, please plan to visit the mobile TitanCard office located in Gastronome-160 prior to your assigned check-in time.

Please follow these instructions when using your TitanCard to gain access to your assigned room:

  • Swipe your TitanCard at the door of the room/location to which you have been assigned. If the light is:
    • Red Wait 1 - 2 minutes, and swipe a second time. If you receive a red light again, report the issue to the Housing Office.
    • Yellow/Amber Input your PIN (the last 4 digits of your CWID) to unlock the door and enter your room.
    • Green: You may enter your room now. Within 24 hours you will be required to enter your PIN when accessing your room. If this persists, please report the issue to the Housing Office.

On Move-In Day, you will be issued a key for your designated mailbox. In addition, apartment residents will be issued bedroom keys which will provide access to their specific bedrooms within each apartment suite.

Move-In Day Dining

All meal plans will be active beginning on Move-In Day, so you may use your Meal Plans, Guest Meals, and Declining Balance at the Gastronome and Community Market.

On Move-In Day, we welcome you and up to two (2) of your guests to enjoy a healthy meal in our dining hall, the Gastronome, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. You'll receive two guest meal passes from the check-in station when you arrive.

For additional guests (beyond the first two), you can use your Guest Meals, or meals can be purchased at the door.

In addition, the Community Market will be open beginning at 8 a.m. for early arrivals wanting a cup of coffee, soda, bottled water, pastries or other snacks.

move in day dining

For students moving in on  Wednesday, August 21:  Please be aware that International Student Orientation is on Wednesday, and that they'll be enjoying lunch at The Gastronome between 12 and 1 p.m., so we encourage you to enjoy your Move-In Day Lunch before 12 or after 1 p.m.

You are assigned a specific dinner time for Thursday, August 22 only:

Fig, Juniper and Pine at 6 p.m.
Elm and Holly at 7 p.m.
Single and Double Apartments at 8 p.m.

Move-In Day Activities and Vendor Fair

On Move-In Day, the Student Housing Piazza and Tuffy Lane will be set up to host a resource fair from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. which will include representatives from the following campus departments and outside vendors:

  • Aramark and The Gastronome
  • Associated Students, CSUF, Inc.
  • Bed Bath and Beyond (Thursday only)
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Enterprise CarShare
  • GradGuard Rental Insurance
  • Parking & Transportation Services
  • Ready America (Wednesday only)
  • Resident Student Association & National Residence Hall Honorary
  • Student Life & Leadership
  • Student Technology Services
  • Titan Athletics
  • TitanCard and US Bank
  • Titan Parents and University Advancement
  • TitanShops Bookstore
  • Titan Recreation
  • Titan Well
  • University Learning Center
  • University Police
  • Voter Registration


MicroFridge Rental

If you would like to rent a MicroFridge, visit their website for more information. If you pre-ordered a MicroFridge, it will be delivered to your room before you arrive on Move-In Day. Please make sure you list the correct room number on your order.

As a reminder, MicroFridge appliances are the only approved microwave heating units in our Residence Halls. You are welcome to bring your own mini fridge, but you may not bring your own microwave.


Pre-ordered items from Bed Bath and Beyond

Check out Bed Bath and Beyond's online storeOpens in new window  for items pre-selected for Cal State Fullerton students, and we'll have any preordered items ready for pick-up in the Housing Office on Move-In Day.


SwakU Logo

We partner with SwakUOpens in new window  to offer care package service to our students and their families, with a wide variety of Certified Organic, Gluten Free, Nut Free, and Vegetarian care packages and discounted bundled package plans for the entire academic year.

SwakU has designed a great set of welcome and fall final exam care packages for this semester. Ordering is easy. First, complete the order form on their website and select your care package option. Next, write your message on the enclosed cards. Mail everything in the pre-addressed white envelope by Monday, August 19 to ensure the packages will be available for student pickup starting the second week of classes, and fall finals packages the week before our fall final exams begin.

Housing Office, MAilroom, and Academic Resource Center Hours

The Housing Office will be open and answering phone calls on Move-In Day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist students with any issues with check-in.

The Mailroom will be closed on Move-In Day, but will return to its normal operating hours on Friday, August 23:
Sunday through Thursday: 2 - 10 p.m.
Friday: 2 - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is our computer lab in the Student Housing community, offering discounted printing and open only to residents. The ARC is located at the end of Tuffy Lane, across from the Elm Residence Hall. The ARC will be closed on Move-In Day, but will return to its normal operating hours on Friday, August 23:

Sunday:  5 - 10 p.m.
Monday through Thursday: 
9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Parents' Welcome Session

Parents and family members are encouraged to attend our Parents' Welcome Session in order to learn more about the resources available through the Housing, Residential Engagement, and Dining programs at Cal State Fullerton as well as to interact with campus leaders from the Dean of Students Office, the University Police, and the Titan Parents Association. Each day, the Parents' Welcome Session will be hosted in the Cypress Multipurpose Room from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.


Housing Orientation Weekend

Thursday through Sunday, August 22 - 25, is Housing Orientation Weekend, where our Residential Engagement team will host a variety of events to welcome our new residents and help get them familiar with their new home. Starting with a full community Town Hall meeting on Thursday afternoon and ending with a floor meeting with your Resident Advisor on Sunday, Housing Orientation Weekend is full of great activities to get to know your community and get into the Cal State Fullerton spirit!

For students moving on Wednesday, stay tuned - we'll have activities planned for Wednesday night as well; more details coming soon!

Town Hall Meeting

To kick off Housing Orientation Weekend, our team will host a mandatory Town Hall meeting in Titan Gym on Thursday, August 22 at 4:30 p.m. (even for residents moving in on Wednesday). Immediately following the Town Hall meeting, your Resident Advisor will host a small meeting in a common area on your floor to introduce the weekend activities and answer any move-in questions you have.

HOW 2019 Schedule


Other Useful Information

Bed Space Assignments and Amenities

Your room assignment includes an assigned bed space, indicated as A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, C1, C2, or D1.

For the Residence Halls, when standing in the doorway and looking at the window, A1 is the bed on the left side of the room and A2 is the bed on the right side of the room.
For Triple-occupancy rooms, please review this diagramOpens in new window .
In the Single Apartments, the letter for the bed space assignment is the letter above the doorway to each bedroom.
In the Double Apartments, the letter for the bed space assignment is the letter above the doorway to each bedroom; 1 is the left side and 2 is the right side.

Triple-Occupancy Residence Hall Rooms

In triple-occupancy rooms, furniture in the rooms is assigned to residents based on their bedspace:

  • Residents assigned to the A1 bedspace use the desk, drawers, and closet on the left side of the room.
  • Residents assigned to the A2 bedspace use the desk, drawers, and closet on the right side of the room.
  • Residents assigned to the A3 bedspace use the desk and standing wardrobe/dresser underneath the A2 bed and may use the space under their own bed for additional storage.

Furniture and Decorating Standards

Each student has their own cable TV jack, 4x120v receptacles, an XL twin bed that is 36” to 38” wide by 84” long, a 4-drawer dresser, a desk with hutch, and a chair.

Posters, pictures, etc., may be affixed to the walls using removable putty or painter’s tape. Small bulletin boards, white boards, etc., may be hung using removeable adhesives that do not cause permanent damage (we recommend using 3M Command Strips). Shelves may not be attached to the walls. Check out this page for tips on what you should and shouldn't bring with you.

Laundry Facilities

There are two laundry facilities available in the Cypress and Juniper buildings. Student Housing uses the Waverider payment system which accepts debit/credit cards and prepaid debit cards (Visa and MasterCard) by following the enclosed instructions. Washer cycles cost $1.50, Dryer cycles cost $1.

  1. Load clothes in a washer (washers have blue, green, or red dots)
  2. Swipe a debit or credit card (mag stripe facing the reader)
  3. Select preferred wash cycle and press Start

Once the wash cycle ends, transfer clothes to a dryer. Select a corresponding dryer with a blue, green, or red dot.

  1. Swipe a debit or credit card (mag stripe facing the reader)
  2. Select preferred dry cycle and press Start

WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems will charge your account a pending transaction of $8. Allow 24-72 hours for the total cost of your wash/dry cycle(s) to post to your account. Note: You must dry clothes within 2 hours of the end of the wash cycle for your account to only have one pending transaction.

Cable Television and Internet Service

All Residence Hall rooms and Single/Double Apartments are cable-ready, but cable service is not included in your room and board fees. Please note - for internet access, students will use the same campus-wide WiFi used in classrooms and other public areas in their rooms.

Bringing a multimedia entertainment device? We can set up devices like smart TVs, video game consoles, and digital personal assistants (like Alexa and Google Home) to work with campus Wi-Fi. Check out this page for instructions.

If you wish to purchase your own cable TV or internet service, you may contact Spectrum Cable directly to make arrangements for installation. You must be present during cable installation. Appointments should be scheduled Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. beginning Friday, August 23. Spectrum is a full service cable provider of television, internet, and phone services. You can call Spectrum at 855-243-8892 for more information.

Mail and Package Deliveries

When addressing mail, please use the table below to find the appropriate building address. All mail and packages will be delivered to the Housing Office and distributed to your assigned mailbox. Each residence hall room or apartment has one designated mailbox, so you will be sharing a mailbox with your roommates/apartment-mates. Residence Hall mailboxes are located in the Housing Mailroom adjacent to the Housing Office. Double Apartment mailboxes are located on the first floor of the Cypress building. Single Apartment mailboxes are located on the west side of the Academic Resource Center.

You may have packages mailed to Student Housing. The name on the package must match the your legal name on file with the University. You will receive an email notification when we receive a package for you. You can pick up your packages from the Housing Mailroom starting on Friday, August 23.

In order to ensure that mail and packages reach you in a timely manner, please have the mail addressed as follows:

Student’s Legal Name on file with the University
Building Address East Campus Drive Room #
Fullerton, CA 92834

Tuffy Titan
1505 East Campus Drive #305
Fullerton, CA 92834

Building Name

Building Address

Pine Hall


East Campus Drive

Holly Hall


East Campus Drive

Juniper Hall


East Campus Drive

Fig Hall


East Campus Drive

Birch Hall


East Campus Drive

Acacia Hall


East Campus Drive

Elm Hall


East Campus Drive

Oak Hall


East Campus Drive

Manzanita Hall


East Campus Drive

Willow Hall


East Campus Drive

Cypress Hall


East Campus Drive

Valencia Hall


East Campus Drive

Sycamore Hall


East Campus Drive

Incorrectly Labeled Mail that arrives with a name that does not match any of our residents will be returned to sender.

TIP for friends and family: We love accepting gifts for our residents from you. If you plan on making online purchases to mail to your student, please make sure you list their name for delivery. We aren't able to accept packages that have your name on them; and we're required by federal law to return them to sender.

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We look forward to seeing you on Move-In Day! If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact our office at (657) 278-2168 or email and we'll be happy to answer any of your concerns.