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University Housing

How to Apply

Getting Started on Your Housing Application

Our Spring application will be available on November 2, 2020.

All students are eligible for on-campus housing. In order to ensure the safety of our residential students and our broader community, the University has identified that housing will be made available to a limited number of students for the Spring 2020 semester. Students that will be granted a housing assignment will be identified as falling into one of the groups listed below. If you fall within one of these groups, click Apply for Housing. Please keep in mind that all spaces will be located at University Village. For any new students to the university, please ensure to submit your Housing application and Intent to Enroll to complete all required application steps. Chico State's intent to enroll deadline is November 16, 2020.  Apply for Housing before November 30, for priority placement.

  • Priority 1: Chico State Path Scholars
  • Priority 2: Students who are housing insecure; who do not have any other available living situation, cannot qualify for an off-campus apartment (deposit, so-signer), students who pay for their housing with campus managed grants or scholarships, or students with unsafe home conditions. 
  • Priority 3: Students whose academic success would suffer; lack of Internet connection at home, student with in-person classes.
  • Priority 4:  Students who simply prefer to live with University Housing.

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.

Why Live with University Housing?

We know that this year has presented multiple challenges, but we're here to make sure your housing isn't one of them! University Housing is providing apartment style living with only one occupant to ensure social distancing. Check out our University Village apartments and studios here! Having a whole apartment or studio to yourself guarantees a quiet place to study. With our reliable Internet and included utilities you'll be getting A's in no time. 

What better way to fuel your studies than with our food from Sutter Dining? If you're worried about how you'll be getting your food, have no fear! We are delivering all our meals directly to the doors of our residents. With all of these great features we know you might be worried about the cost. Due to circumstances this year we are only charging students our double room rate, which you can find here.

  • Once you’ve decided that University Housing is right for you. . .

    • Read the 2020-2021 Housing License Agreement (PDF) and Housing Policy Guide
    • Be prepared to pay a $300 non-refundable initial housing payment.
    • Gather appropriate information for application:
      • Wildcat ID number
      • Vaccination status
      • Room Preferences
      • Emergency and missing contact information
      • Parent/Guardian information & email (for those under 18)

Your application is also your contract;  make sure you understand your housing application and contract before you complete it.

Head to our website and look for our Apply for Housing Button, located beneath the left sidebar. You must activate your CSU Chico account beforehand and be sure to allow Pop-Ups in your browser for our site. Once you’ve logged in, fill out all profile questions and preferences.

After Applying

  • Submit Your Intent to Enroll
    • Before you can receive a room assignment, you must submit your intent to enroll in the University by November 16, 2020.  

All Done?

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

In the event you change your mind and need to cancel or are no longer coming to Chico State 

Please remember that the 2020-2021 University Housing License Agreement (PDF) that you signed while applying states that “ Any Licensee who wishes to terminate the License Agreement is responsible for completing the Cancellation Request located in the Resident Center(opens in new window), found on the University Housing website. Notifying any other university office does not satisfy Licensee’s obligation to submit a Cancellation Request via the University Housing Resident Center(opens in new window)."  The Licensee will forfeit their $300.00 initial housing payment upon cancellation and if canceling after the published deadline (November 30, 2020) a thirty (30) day written notice is required and cancellation is limited to the cancellation standards noted in the license agreement (PDF).   Please carefully read Section IV. Cancellation of License Agreement of the University Housing License Agreement (PDF) for cancellation deadlines and requirements.