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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.

2021-22 On-Campus Housing UPDATE - 5/12/2021:

California State University, Dominguez Hills will require all students who plan to live on campus in University Housing for the 2021-22 academic year to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Verification of vaccination will be required. All students who plan to live on campus are expected to have received a COVID-19 vaccine by August 1, 2021. More details will be shared soon.

Summer 2021 On-Campus Housing:

Housing continues to operate in a limited capacity for Summer 2021. If you still require on-campus housing this summer in order to complete online or in-person summer courses, please submit a Summer 2021 application and email us at housing@csudh.edu to inquire about availability.

Housing Dates & Deadlines and Application Checklist

SUMMER 2021 

Priority Application Dates

March 29 - April 29, 2021 for all CSUDH students (continuing/returning and new).

Security Deposit Due Date*

May 21, 2021

1st Room Fee Payment Due Date

May 14, 2021 for current residential students.

May 21, 2021 for new applicants.

Official Move-in Date

Friday, May 28, 2021.

  

ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022 

Priority Application Dates

March 29 - April 29, 2021 for continuing/returning CSUDH students.

March 29 - May 28, 2021 for new CSUDH students (first-year and transfer).

Security Deposit Due Date*

June 18, 2021

1st Room Fee Payment Due Date

July 16, 2021

Official Move-in Dates

Thursday, August 19, 2021 for students NEW to CSUDH.

Saturday, August 21, 2021 for RETURNING students.

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

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

* Current residential students who apply for Summer 2021 and/or 2021-22 will NOT have to pay another Security Deposit.

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, since space is limited and spots are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Apply before the priority application deadline (refer to the tables 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, but please keep their business hours in mind if you do. They are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but have a drop box where you may leave payments. (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 tables 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.

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 (refer to the tables above for all deadlines).

* NOTE: Current Housing residents will NOT have to pay another Security Deposit.

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, but please keep their business hours in mind if you do. They are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but have a drop box where you may leave payments. (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 tables 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 Room 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 tables 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, but please keep their business hours in mind if you do. They are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but have a drop box where you may leave payments. (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 Room 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 tables at the top of the page for the official Summer 2021 and 2021-22 move-in dates.

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

ALL 2021-22 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 2021 applicants must be enrolled in classes before the start of either Summer session: June 1, 2021 for Session I, or July 10 for Session II.


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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