FAQ

What are the application deadlines and move-in dates?

Occupancy Period*Priority Application Dates*Official Move-In Date*

Spring 2020

October 15 - 30, 2019 January 15, 2020 
Summer 2020 & 2020-21 Academic YearTBD

TBD

*All dates are subject to change.

  • Please make sure to apply early as space in University Housing is limited. 
  • Applications received after the above-noted priority deadlines will be placed on a waitlist.
  • Applying by the priority deadline will improve your chances, but does NOT guarantee you a space.
When do I pay the $30 Application Fee?
  • After you submit a University Housing application through the Portal, Housing will contact you via email within 2 business days and request payment. 
  • You can pay the Housing Application Fee of $30 online at my.csudh.edu using Toropay, or by mailing a check to: CSUDH Cashier's Office, 1000 East Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747. This fee is required and non-refundable.
  • Your Housing application fee MUST be paid within 5 business days of Housing contacting you in order for it to be processed. Failure to pay the application 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.
  • Be aware that it may take up to 2 business days for the $30 fee to appear on your account, so please wait until Housing contacts you to submit your payment.
When do I pay the $300 Security Deposit?
  • All applicants who applied and paid the $30 Application Fee by the deadline and who are offered a space will be contacted via their Toromail account and asked to submit a $300 Security Deposit in order to reserve a space in University Housing.
  • Do NOT attempt to pay the Deposit until University Housing contacts you and specifically requests that you do so.
  • Depending on when your application is received, you may be asked to submit your security deposit at the same time as your first fee payment.
Will my Financial Aid help pay for my Housing fees?
  • When you apply for Financial Aid, you will need to indicate on the application that you want on-campus housing so that your total award reflects the cost of living on campus.
  • If you are receiving Financial Aid, you may defer your Room Fees until your awards are disbursed (usually by mid-August in the fall and mid-January in the spring). You will be asked to complete a Deferment of Housing Fees Agreement and to give Housing a copy of your Financial Aid Award Summary.
  • The $30 Application Fee and $300 Security Deposit, however, CANNOT be deferred to Financial Aid, and you are responsible for paying both when they are requested by our office.

For more information, visit the Financial Aid Office.

How are roommates/apartment-mates assigned?
  • If you know other students who currently live or will be living in University Housing, you can request them through the Housing Portal and every effort will be made to place you in the same apartment and/or room. Please make sure that you and your preferred roommate(s) have all applied for the same term, that you request and confirm each other as roommates, AND that you are choosing the same apartment type.
  • You are also able to search for and communicate with potential roommates or apartment-mates through the Housing Portal.
  • If you do not know anyone with whom you might want to share an apartment or room, roommates will be assigned to you based on your answers to the questions in the Profile section of the Application.
  • While every effort is made to accommodate specific roommate requests and to match you with compatible roommates, University Housing cannot guarantee that you will get the people you requested or that you will get a completely compatible roommate or apartment-mates.
When can I apply for Housing, and can I apply for Housing before I am admitted to CSUDH?
  • Applications for Summer and the Academic Year typically open in March every year. Applications for Spring typically open in October every year. Specific dates for the upcoming Spring 2020 term are posted on the New Students section of our web page. 
  • You MUST be a continuing or admitted undergraduate or graduate student at CSUDH for the term you are applying for.
  • If you're a new admit, you MUST have confirmed your Intent to Enroll at CSUDH before you can be eligible to apply for Housing. You will not be able to access the Housing portal if you haven't been admitted and assigned a CSUDH Student ID Number, and if your Toromail email account hasn't been 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.
  • All Housing applicants must be enrolled or planning to be enrolled in at least 12 units (or 6 units for graduate students) for the term they're applying for.
What if I am not offered a space in Housing?
  • If you are on the waitlist for a particular term, and you are not offered a space in Housing, your application does NOT automatically roll over to the next term; i.e., if you are on the waitlist for fall semester, your application will NOT be carried over to spring or the next academic year. You MUST submit a new application.

  • If you end up waitlisted for an upcoming term, you'll be contacted if/when spaces become available due to cancellations. There is no guarantee that a space will become available for you before the start of the term, so we strongly recommend that you look into off-campus accommodations as well.   

  • Off-Campus Housing:
    Please know that we do not endorse any non-university housing apartments and are simply providing this information to help you get started on your apartment search.

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Does CSUDH offer meal plans to students?

At this time neither University Housing nor Campus Dining Services offer meal plans, but these will be an option as of 2020-21. For more information on what on-campus dining options are currently available to students, please visit the Campus Dining website.

All Housing apartments have a kitchen equipped with a stove, oven, and refrigerator.

How do I get to CSUDH and University Housing?

We are located at the following address:

  • University Housing Services
    CSUDH
    1100 East Victoria Street
    Carson, CA 90746

  • The Housing complex is located on the East side of the CSUDH campus, across from Parking Lot 1, and our office is located in Building A of the complex. View our campus map.

Directions from 405 Freeway

  1. Exit Avalon Blvd (from 405 South turn left at Avalon) (from 405 North take the Avalon North exit). Continue going north on Avalon for approximately 1 to 1.5 miles. Go past the main entrance for the StubHub Center.
  2. Turn right on Victoria Street. The CSUDH campus will be on your right.
  3. Go past the second light (Tamcliff) and then turn right at the next light, which is the CSUDH East Victoria Campus Entrance.
  4. Go straight forward about 100 yards to the Stop sign, turn left and go up the hill. You will see the Housing kiosk to your right (gated community).
  5. The guard will let you in. If no guard is present, push the red button at the gate so someone can buzz you in from the office.
  6. The office is located to your right in the middle of the complex. Just park your car and go to Building A.

Directions from 91 Freeway

  1. Exit Central Ave. (from 91 West turn, left on Central) (from 91 East, turn right on Central).
  2. Go to Victoria Street and turn right.
  3. Turn left at the first light (CSUDH East Victoria entrance).
  4. Go straight forward about 100 yards to the Stop sign, turn left and go up the hill. You will see the Housing kiosk to your right (gated community).
  5. The guard will let you in. If no guard is present, push the red button at the gate so someone can buzz you in from the office.
  6. The office is located to your right in the middle of the complex. Just park your car and go to Building A.

Directions from 110 Freeway

  1. Take the 110 Freeway (North or South) to the 91 Freeway East.
  2. Exit Central Avenue (from 91 East, turn right on Central)
  3. Turn right on Victoria Street.
  4. Turn left at the first light (CSUDH East Victoria entrance).
  5. Go straight forward about 100 yards to the Stop sign, turn left and go up the hill. You will see the Housing kiosk to your right (gated community).
  6. The guard will let you in. If no guard is present, push the red button at the gate so someone can buzz you in from the office.
  7. The office is located to your right in the middle of the complex. Just park your car and go to Building A.