University Housing

How to Apply

Getting Started on Your Housing Application

All students are eligible for on-campus housing. The housing application will ask you questions about yourself and your living preferences to help determine your best fit for on-campus housing.

Before Applying 

Get Admitted to California State University, Chico

Submit Your Application

Complete and submit your application for admission to Chico State.

For students returning to live with University Housing a second year:
You must apply during the Returning Resident Priority Period March 1-15, 2019 in order to be entered in the returning resident lottery.  150 returning residents will be randomly selected to live with University Housing for the 19/20 Academic year in Double rooms at University Village.  Returning residents will be notified by March 22, 2019 if they have won the lottery.

For students entering Fall 2019:
New student application will be available on March 27, 2019 at 6 p.m.

2. Learn About Living On Campus

3.Research Your Options

Living on Campus 

Do you want to live in a Theme Community?

Does your major require or strongly encourage you to select a certain community?

Which halls fits your budget best? 

Take a look at our payment plans 2019-2020 Room and Board Rates

What are your living and dining preferences?

What room types or bathroom styles are you looking for? Explore Your Options.

(Be aware that some options, such as single rooms, have very limited availability).

Which meal plan suits your needs?

How To Apply 

Your application is also your License Agreement (PDF); make sure you understand your housing application and license agreement before you complete it.

Activate your Student Portal Account

• Once you have been admitted activate your student portal account. This serves as
your university e-mail address and as your log-in credential for university services.

Apply for Housing

• Your application is also your License Agreement; make sure you understand and
agree before you submit it.
• The earlier you complete your application, the better your chances for receiving
your top community and dining plan choices.
• Submit your initial housing payment of $300 to complete your application.

After Applying 

Submit Your Intent to Enroll

  •  Before you can receive a room assignment, you must submit your intent to enroll
    at the University.

 Find a Roommate

  • Fill out the Roommate Questionnaire in your Resident Center
  • Students who submitted their application and made their initial housing payment
    will receive an email with instructions on our roommate matching process.
  • Participating in the roommate matching process will help you find a potential
  •  Return to your housing application to connect with potential roommates.

Room Assignment

All Done? 

Students must complete all items in Steps 1-4 before they can receive a room assignment.

Room Assignment Being

Room assignments will begin in June 2019 for students who completed their application by May 31, 2019.

The first batch of room assignment notifications will be sent at 2 p.m. on June 19, 2019, and will continue in additional batches approximately every two weeks throughout the summer.

You will receive a room assignment based on how early you completed your application. Students who did not complete the application by May 31, 2019, will receive room assignments later in the summer.