University Housing

Experience Wildcat Life!

The 2024-2025 University Housing Application is currently closed due to a large waitlist.

Please give us a call for any additional questions regarding the application. 

University Housing provides a setting for students and staff to actively learn, pursue new opportunities, intentionally connect, personally develop, and advance toward lifelong success.

Welcome Wildcats

Reasons to Choose University Housing

Live and Eat

Healthy & fresh food.

On-campus dining has it all.

Convenient on-site laundry services.

Laundry is operated through a quick & convenient app. No coins, no worries!

Location, location, location!

Want to simply roll out of bed, and get to class? We offer the best location and convenience of transportation to get around Chico!

Stay healthy, stay centered!

We're located within easy walking distance to the Student Health Center, Counseling and Wellness Center, Meriam Library, Wildcat Recreation Center, and so much more!

Get in the zone. The safety zone.

Choose us with the peace of mind. Your security is our priority with 24/7 security with on-call professionals!

Get Involved!

Want to get involved on campus? University Housing offers some great opportunities! 

How to apply


Before Applying for Housing

Get Admitted to California State University, Chico

  • Complete and submit your application for admission to Chico State.
  • After being accepted, activate your CSU, Chico Account. You can activate your portal account by going to the CSU Chico home page, click PORTAL near the top of the page and follow the New Student Account link.

When you fill out the housing application we will ask you for your preferred communities make sure you learn about our Communities before you apply.

Read Our License Agreement

You will sign this legally binding while filling out the application.  Once signed you are bound to the terms and conditions.

Review Our Room and Board Rates

Housing payments are due in 8 installments (4 per semester).  Please carefully review the published rates and installment due dates.

Read our Policy Guide

You will be expected to abide by all University Housing policies. Failure to do so could result in the termination of your license agreement.

Review the Housing Application Timeline

This is where you will learn about when you will get to participate in roommate matching, get your room assignment, enter the parking lottery, and more.

Apply for Housing Today!

Once you've thoroughly gone over University Housings policies and procedures, go ahead and begin your application!

After Applying

Submit Your Intent to Enroll
In order to be placed in the priority placement lottery submit your intent to enroll by the end of the day on April 19th, 2024.

All Done?

Please make sure to check your Chico State Wildcat email often for communications and assignment instructions from University Housing.