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Apply for housing now through the University Housing Portal. 

Application Checklist and Deadlines 

SPRING 2020* 

Priority Application DatesOctober 15 - 30, 2019
Security Deposit Due DateNovember 25, 2019
1st Fee Payment Due DateDecember 13, 2019
Official Move-in DateJanuary 15, 2020

SUMMER 2020 & 2020-21 ACADEMIC YEAR 

Priority Application Dates


Security Deposit Due Date


1st Fee Payment Due Date


Official Move-in Dates


* All dates are 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 2 business days 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 (6 units for graduate students) for the term you're applying for.

Current students may apply for housing, as long as they are enrolled in at least 12 units (6 for graduate students) for the upcoming term.

Please note that Housing does NOT accommodate families or children.

Step 2: Apply Online

Apply online here. 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.

If we're unable to offer you a space, you will be added to a waitlist 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

Please allow at least 2 business for the $30 charge to appear on your student account.

Housing will contact you via email to confirm that your application has been received and to request payment. From that point, you'll have 5 business days to make your payment. 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 waitlist.

Please note that this fee is non-refundable.

Step 4: Submit a $300 Security Deposit

Students 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 and offers you a space before attempting to pay 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 Deposit due date for Spring 2020 will be November 25, 2019.
  • The Security Deposit CANNOT be deferred to Financial Aid.
Step 5: Submit a Room Fee Payment

Students who submit a $300 Security Deposit will next be asked to make a Room Fee payment. At the time you submit your deposit, you will also be asked to choose a Payment Plan option. You'll have a choice of paying your Room Fees in one (1), two (2) or six (6) installments for the academic year, and in one (1) or three (3) installments for spring term. Summer fees are split in two (2) installments.

  • The first room fee payment for Spring 2020 will be due on December 13, 2019.
  • Financial Aid recipients will have the option of deferring their room fees by completing a Deferment of Housing Fees Agreement (this form will be made available when the time comes).
Step 6: Enroll by January 3, 2020 for the Spring 2020 term.

ALL University Housing students must be enrolled by the date 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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