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Apply for housing now through the University Housing Portal. 

Application Checklist and Deadlines 

SPRING 2019 
Priority Application DatesOctober 8 - November 2, 2018
Security Deposit Due DateNovember 19, 2018
1st Rent Payment Due DateDecember 10, 2018
Official Move-in DateJanuary 16, 2019 for all students

Priority Application Dates

March 15 - April 15, 2019 for CONTINUING CSUDH students

March 15 - May 15, 2019 for NEW CSUDH students

Security Deposit Due DateMay 31, 2019
1st Rent Payment Due DateJuly 12, 2019

Official Move-in Dates

August 19, 2019 for 1st-Year Students

August 21, 2019 for Upperclass Students new to Housing

August 23, 2019 for Returning Housing Residents


*All 2019-20 dates are still TENTATIVE and subject to change. 

Housing Application Checklist

Step 1: Make Sure You’re Eligible

To be eligible for University Housing, you must:

  • Be an admitted undergraduate or graduate student for the term you are applying for.
  • Have filed your Intent to Enroll form for the term for which you've been admitted. Log in to and go to Application Status, Accept/Decline and then select I Accept Admission or I Decline Admission.
  • Make sure your Toromail account is activated.
  • Once you have confirmed your Intent to Enroll, please allow up to 48 business hours for University records to be updated before attempting to log into the Housing Portal to submit your application.
  • Be enrolled or plan to be enrolled in a mininum of 12 units for the term you're applying for.

Current students may apply for housing, as long as they are enrolled for the upcoming term.

Please note that current or transfer students MUST have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in order to be eligible for on-campus housing. No exceptions will be made.

Housing does not accommodate families or children.

Step 2: Apply Online

Apply online here. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Be sure to:

  • Apply as early as possible, since housing is limited and spots are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Apply before the priority application deadline (see deadlines above). Please note that applying by the deadline does NOT guarantee you a space, but will increase your chances of being offered a space.

Students who apply after the priority application date will be added to a waiting list and considered on a space-available basis. Please note that first-year and transfer students get priority on the waiting list.

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

To complete your housing application, you MUST pay a Housing Application Fee of $30 online at 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

Your $30 Housing Application Fee MUST be paid within 5 business days in order for your application to be processed. Failure to pay the fee within 5 business days will result in the cancellation of your application.

BOTH your application AND the $30 fee MUST be received by the priority deadline in order to make the priority cut-off date. Submitting an application by the deadline, but paying the $30 Application Fee AFTER the deadline will result in your being placed on the waiting list.

Please be aware that it may take up to 48 hours for the $30 to appear on your account. This fee is non-refundable.

Note: If you applied for the 2018-19 Academic Year and paid a $30 Application Fee, you will NOT have to pay it again if your apply for Spring 2019.

Step 4: Submit a $300 Security Deposit

Students who apply by the priority deadline and who are offered a space will be asked to submit a $300 Security Deposit to reserve their place in Housing. After you've received this request, you may pay your deposit online at 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

  • Please wait until University Housing contacts you before sending in the Security Deposit.
  • If paying by check, please ensure the student's name and Student ID number are noted on the check.
  • The Security Deposit MUST be received by the deadline in order to reserve your space in University Housing.
  • The Security Deposit due date for Spring 2019 will be November 19, 2018.
  • The Security Deposit due date for the 2019-20 Academic Year will be May 31, 2019.
  • The Security Deposit CANNOT be deferred to Financial Aid.
  • Students will be accommodated in Housing, based upon the receipt of their Security Deposit, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Step 5: Submit Your First Rent Payment

Students who submit a $300 Security Deposit will then be asked to make a rent payment. At the time you submit your deposit, you will also be asked to choose a Payment Plan option.

  • The first rent payment for Spring 2019 will be due on December 10, 2018.
  • The first rent payment for 2019-20 will be due on July 12, 2019. 
  • Financial Aid recipients will have the option of deferring their rent payment by completing a Deferment of Rental Fees Agreement (this form will be made available when the time comes).
Step 6: Enroll by Dec. 1, 2018 for Spring 2019, or July 15, 2019 for the 2019-20 Academic Year

ALL University Housing students must be enrolled by the dates noted above for the term they're applying for, or risk losing their reserved space in Housing.

Non-Discrimination Policy

CSUDH is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution which does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual preference, age, disability or handicap, disabled veterans or Vietnam Era veterans' status. This policy is applicable to all employment practices, admission of students, educational programs and activities.

Inquiries concerning this policy may be referred to the Office of Human Resources Management, located at Welch Hall A-340, (310) 243-3771.

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