How To Apply

The University Housing Application for the 2018–2019 academic year opens at 10:00 a.m. on December 4, 2017. There are three stages to the process from application to move-in day on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Please be sure you provide all information requested to have the best chance of receiving a preferred room assignment. Although University Housing does not guarantee your preferences are available at the time of room assignments, we will work with you to make your on-campus living experience successful and memorable.

Housing Application – Stage 1:

  • Be admitted to CSU, Chico and receive your admission packet from University Admissions.
  • Activate your student portal account following the instructions in the admissions packet.
  • Preview the living-learning communities offered, room types, residence hall options, and meal plans.
  • Start your housing application, go to the Resident Center found at Apply Now and log in.
  • Click on the student application to begin your housing application
  • Confirm the information we have for you is accurate.
  • Review and agree to the University Housing 2018-2019 License Agreement and housing rates.
  • Complete the campus housing application. You need to tell us the following:
    • Your interest in a living-learning community.
    • The room type you prefer (double, triple, quad, single, suite, open during breaks).
    • Some information to help with the roommate matching process
    • Where you prefer to live (North Campus, University Village, Sutter, Whitney, Shasta or Lassen Halls).
    • Rank what is most important to you:
      • Is it more important to have the roommate of your choice or be in an LLC?
      • Is it more important to be in a traditional hall or have the roommate you prefer?
      • Is it more important to be in an LLC or in a specific community?
      • Is it more important to stay on campus during breaks when campus housing is closed?
    • If you are under age 18, a parent/guardian email address is required so that University Housing can acquire a co-signer to the License Agreement.
    • Who we should contact if you have an emergency (Name, Address, Phone/Cell number).
    • Who we should contact in the event you cannot be located (Name, Address, Phone/Cell number).
  • After you have answered the questions on the application, click the "submit" button and make the $300 License Charge payment.
    • Look for a confirmation in your Wildcat email box.
    • Submit your "Intent to Enroll" to the university no later than May 1.

Current Students Applying to Return in Fall 2018

There are a limited number of spaces available for students wishing to return to on-campus housing. To re-apply for fall 2018, go to Apply Now. Students who have a completed application for fall 2018 will receive further instructions on how to be assigned to a space. Instructions will be sent to your Wildcat email after January 31, 2018. Be sure to check your email for these instructions.

Room Assignments – Stage 2

STAGE 2 INFORMATION FOR NEW STUDENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON FEBRUARY 1.

  • If you are a new to CSU, Chico (1st-year or transfer student), submit an Intent to Enroll form to Admissions with the $200 fee.
  • On February 15 (or later), return to the Resident Center to invite other students to be your roommate based on the "roommate matching" indicator. NOTE: If you already know who you want to be your roommate, both students must "accept" each other as roommates.
  • Students who expressed interest in an LLC as part of their application, including answering the supplemental questions, can expect to hear from their community coordinator throughout the spring and summer. If you are selected to be a member, your room assignment could be made as early as late March.
  • Room assignments for students who are not part of an LLC will begin in April and continue throughout the summer.

REMINDERS:

  • ONLY STUDENTS WHO HAVE SUBMITTED AN INTENT TO ENROLL FORM ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A ROOM ASSIGNMENT!
  • ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE SENT TO YOUR WILDCAT EMAIL ADDRESS SO CHECK IT OFTEN!

Room Assignments – Stage 3

STAGE 3 INFORMATION FOR NEW STUDENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON APRIL 1.

  • Which meal plan you prefer. (Only students assigned to University Village can have the "mini" plan).
  • Who we should contact if you have an emergency (Name, Address, Phone/Cell number).
  • Who we should contact in the event you cannot be located (Name, Address, Phone/Cell number).

  • "You have your room assignment, roommate, LLC, etc., but something doesn t quite fit." If this describes you after you read your assignment email, you can ask to be reassigned. The Request to be Reassigned will be active from July 1 – 15. If you enter a request and we can accommodate, you will automatically be reassigned, with the new space becoming your permanent assignment. Students who enter a request cannot make a second request so please be certain.
  • "The email I received said that I am on 'the standby list'. What does that mean?" If you received this message, at least one of the following is happening: our demand for space is greater than the availability of space at the time of room assignments or you have a specific circumstance that might take us a bit more time to accommodate. This is not an uncommon situation for University Housing. Each year we have a list of students who are waiting for an assignment as spaces open up due to changes in other students plans, rebalancing the breakdown of who lives where, etc. We know this might cause some additional stress, but don t panic! You might not get exactly the space you wanted, but only in rare cases are we unable to house everyone who has applied for a space on campus. And, you might not know until late in the summer – even immediately before opening day – where you are assigned. Unless we anticipate not having space, sit tight until you hear from us and we will do all we can to keep you updated.
  • If you can't wait, there is a process and fee schedule for cancelling your housing application. Please refer to URL for more information.
  • Move in! Thursday, August 23, 2018 is the big day when the campus returns to full swing. Information will be sent out in late July about the move in process, including where to unload, how the unloading traffic flow works, when you can arrive, where to pick your room key, and even what events are planned for the first few days before classes begin.

How to Apply

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Apply Now for Spring 2018

Apply Now for Fall 2018

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