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Apply for housing through the University Housing Portal, but please go through all of the information below first. We are still accepting applications for 2021-22 even though the application deadlines have passed. Applications received after the posted deadlines will be waitlisted.

SPRING 2022 applications will open at 10:00AM on Friday, October 22, 2021. 


All students living on campus as of the 2021-22 Academic Year are REQUIRED to complete the COVID-19 Vaccination Self-Certification form on their My.CSUDH.edu portal. This self-certification provides the campus with critical information needed to maintain a safe campus environment. Housing applicants who fail to complete the Self-Certification form will NOT be assigned to a space in Housing.

Housing Dates & Deadlines and Application Checklist

  

SPRING 2022

Priority Application Dates

October 22-November 24, 2021 for all CSUDH students (new and continuing)

Security Deposit Due Date
(new applicants only)

December 13, 2021

1st Fee Payment Due Date

December 13, 2021

Official Move-in Date

Friday, January 21, 2022 for all CSUDH students (new and returning)

Summer 2022 and 2022-23 dates and deadlines are TBD. 

All dates are subject to change as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to inform and affect all future plans and decisions.

Applications received after the above-noted priority deadline will be waitlisted.

Housing Application Checklist

Step 1: Make Sure You’re Eligible

To be eligible for University Housing, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an admitted or current CSUDH undergraduate or graduate student for the term you are applying for.
  • Have filed your Intent to Enroll (if you're a new student) for the term for which you've been admitted. Log into My.csudh.edu and go to: Application Status, Accept/Decline and then select I Accept Admission or I Decline Admission.
  • Make sure your Toromail account is activated. If you have any issues setting up your Toromail, please contact the Campus IT Help Desk at (310) 243-2500. 
  • Once you have confirmed your Intent to Enroll and activated your Toromail, allow 1-2 days for University records to be updated before attempting to submit a Housing application.
  • Be enrolled or plan to be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units (6 units for graduate students) for the term you're applying for.

Please note that CSUDH does not currently provide accommodations for students seeking to live on campus with family. If you are in need of local family housing, listings of private off-campus rentals may be found online at https://csudhuniversityhousing.rentcollegepads.com/.

Step 2: Apply Online

Apply online here. Be sure to:

  • Apply as early as possible as space is limited and spots are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Apply before the priority application deadline (refer to the table at the top of the page for all deadlines). Please note that applying by the deadline does NOT guarantee you a space or a specific type of space, but it will increase your chances of being offered a space.

If we're unable to offer you a space, you will be added to a waitlist and considered on a space-available basis. First-year and transfer students who live 20 miles or more from campus get priority on the waitlist.

Step 3: Submit Your $30 Application Fee Within 5 Business Days

After you submit an application, Housing will confirm via email that your application has been received and request that you pay a $30 Housing Application Fee. This is a non-refundable fee, which MUST be paid within 5 business days of applying or your application will not be processed and will be cancelled. 

You may pay online at My.csudh.edu using Toropay, or by mailing a check or money order (made payable to CSUDH Housing) to:

CSUDH Cashier's Office
1000 East Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747

If paying by check or money order, please ensure the student's name and Student ID number are noted on the check or money order. You may also pay in person at the Cashier's Office on campus (please keep their business hours in mind) or leave your payment in their drop box. (Note: The Cashier's only accepts checks, cashier checks or money orders. Credit card or debit card payments can only be made online.) 

BOTH your application AND the $30 Fee MUST be received by the priority deadline (refer to the table at the top of the page for all deadlines) in order to make the priority cut-off date. Submitting an application by the deadline, but paying the $30 Fee AFTER the deadline may result in your being placed on the waitlist.

NOTE: If you applied for Fall 2021 and previously paid a $30 Application Fee, you do NOT have to pay another Application Fee if you apply for Spring 2022. The application fee is assessed only once per academic year.

Step 4: Submit a $300 Security Deposit to Reserve Your Space

Students who are offered a space will be asked to submit a $300 Security Deposit* to reserve a spot in Housing. New applicants should expect to receive this request shortly AFTER the priority application deadline has passed (refer to the table above for all deadlines).

* NOTE: Current Housing residents do NOT have to pay another Security Deposit when they re-apply for Housing.

You will also be asked to select a Payment Plan for your Academic Year Room Fees during this step of the application process. A mandatory, one-time $25 installment fee is charged per semester if you pay in more than one (1) installment for the Academic Year. This fee is non-refundable.

When requested, you may pay your deposit online at My.csudh.edu using Toropay, or by mailing a check or money order (payable to CSUDH Housing) to:

CSUDH Cashier's Office
1000 East Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747

If paying by check or money order, please ensure the student's name and Student ID number are noted on the check or money order. You may also pay in person at the Cashier's Office on campus (please keep their business hours in mind) or leave your payment in their drop box. (Note: The Cashier's only accepts checks, cashier checks or money orders. Credit card or debit card payments can only be made online.) 

  • Please wait until University Housing contacts and offers you a space before attempting to pay the Security Deposit.
  • The Security Deposit MUST be received by the deadline in order to reserve your space in University Housing (refer to the table at the top of the page for all deadlines).
  • The Security Deposit CANNOT be deferred to Financial Aid.
  • Failure to pay the Security Deposit by the specified deadline will result in the cancellation of your application.
Step 5: Submit Your 1st Fee Payment to Confirm Your Space

Students who submit a $300 Security Deposit and select a Payment Plan will next be asked to make a Room Fee payment to confirm their space. The amount due will depend on the Room Type you are offered and on the Payment Plan you selected. 

  • Your 1st Room Fee Payment MUST be received by the deadline in order to reserve your space in University Housing (refer to the table at the top of the page for all deadlines).
  • Financial Aid recipients will have the option of deferring their Room Fee Payment.*
  • Failure to pay or defer your Room Fee Payment by the specified deadline will result in the cancellation of your application.

When requested, you may pay your Room Fee online at My.csudh.edu using Toropay, or by mailing a check or money order (payable to CSUDH Housing) to:

CSUDH Cashier's Office
1000 East Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747

If paying by check or money order, please ensure the student's name and Student ID number are noted on the check or money order. You may also pay in person at the Cashier's Office on campus (please keep their business hours in mind) or leave your payment in their drop box. (Note: The Cashier's only accepts checks, cashier checks or money orders. Credit card or debit card payments can only be made online.) 

* If you choose to defer your Room Fee Payment to Financial Aid, you'll be asked to complete and submit a Deferment of Housing Payment Agreement instead of making a payment. The Deferment Agreement authorizes Housing to automatically deduct your applicable room rate from any financial aid you expect to receive (grants, scholarships, stipends and/or loans).  

Once you pay or defer your Fee Payment, you will have a CONFIRMED space in Housing and you will have completed all steps of the application process. You should then expect to receive your room assignment and check-in information no later than a week before your move-in date. Please refer to the table at the top of the page for the official move-in date.

Step 6: Enroll by August 10, 2021 for the Fall 2021 term and January 11, 2022 for Spring 2022 term.

ALL Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 applicants with a CONFIRMED Housing space must be enrolled in the required number of units (12 for undergraduate students, 6 for graduate students) by the above-noted dates, or risk losing their space in Housing.

Summer applicants must be enrolled in classes before the start of the Summer Session for which they are requesting housing.


Non-Discrimination

CSUDH is committed to inclusive excellence and does not discriminate on the basis of Age, Disability, Gender, Genetic Information, Gender Identity or Expression (including Transgender), Nationality, Marital Status, Race or Ethnicity, Religion, Sexual Orientation, and Veteran or Military Status. CSU Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 detail how CSUDH prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. For more information about the CSU Executive Orders Governing CSUDH's Response to Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation, visit csudh.edu/gei/policies.


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