University Housing

Fall Move In

Check out this fun move-in video from 2019! Please note that this was filmed pre-pandemic and that all students and visitors will be required to wear a mask during move-in.


  • When is Move-In?

    Move-in will take place over the week of August 16-19, 2021. Certain communities will be assigned certain days to make sure we comply with social distancing efforts. The move in specifics will be emailed to your Wildcat email in late July. 

  • Am I allowed to move in at any time?

    No, you will be given select days to choose from based off the community that you assigned to.

  • How do I make my move-in appointment?

    You will receive an email in your Wildcat email with instructions on how to make an move-in appointment in late July.

  • Where do you recommend purchasing a linen set from?

    University Housing is happy to partner with OCM to make your move-in as easy as possible. OCM offers the latest styles in bedding, bath, décor, carpets and organization. Check out the best college assortment and “Room in a box” Value Paks at OCM’s products are guaranteed to fit and OCM gives back a portion of every sale to support our campus activities and help students in need. Make move-in easy at

  • What should I bring with me to live with University Housing?

    We have a list of What to Bring (PDF) item suggestions for you. Make sure you only bring enough for the Fall semester. You can always buy more items later.

  • Since I can't bring my own microwave and mini fridge, how do I rent a MicroFridge unit?

    Students can rent a Micro Fridge with safe plug and smoke sensor from our approved vendor, Collegiate Concepts. This Micro Fridge is equipped with safe plug technology that provides protection against circuit overloads for user safety and convenience, 1st Defense Smoke Sensor that is in the microwave and automatically shuts off operations and alerts the user of smoke before any damage is done, and a USB charging station. Students wishing to ensure they're MicroFridge unit is set up in their halls upon move-in must rent their unit by August 5th. Units can still be rented after that time, but delivery to the space prior to move-in is not guaranteed and there may be a delay.

  • Why do we have to rent a MicroFridge – it is more expensive than buying those and we can have them longer?

    There are several reasons that we exclusively allow these units in our buildings.  Many of our buildings are older and cannot handle the power draw of new microwave or refrigerator units.  This unit is specially created for residence halls in that the fridge stops drawing electricity when the microwave is on.  In addition, these units have heat sensor, that turn off the microwave in cases such as burnt popcorn, which is a common occurrence.  These sensors have led to fewer unnecessary building evacuations.

  • On move-in day, where will I go to check in?

    It depends on your community! All communities, with the exception of University Village, will complete check in on campus. Make your way to Warner Street. This is a two lane street that runs through the west side of campus. Near the intersection of Warner and Citrus you will be directed by University Police Department personnel onto College Avenue. This is a small road adjacent to our Health Center parking lot.  From there you will be directed into a parking lot queue for your drop off location. Once in the queue you will be given specific directions for your community’s check in and drop off process.

    All University Village residents will complete check in at the entrance of University Village.

  • How will check-in work?

    Once in the parking queue, remain in your nice air conditioned vehicle. Just like in Disneyland you'll wind through where one of our wonderful staff members will approach you! We ask that masks be worn once our staff approaches to keep everyone safe. Staff will approach the passenger side window and present a government issued ID. From there, staff will check you in and give your key and direct you to the correct unloading area for your community!

  • How long will I have to move in?

    Your appointment time allows for 3 hours to move in. Residents of Lassen, Shasta, Sutter, and Whitney will be able to park on Legion for unloading only. Once cars have been unloaded they will need to move to the designated parking area. 

  • How many people can I bring to help move me in?

    On move-in day only one person can physically assist you in moving your belongs into your community. However, you will have the opportunity to allow your designated helper to switch out with one other person. If you are bringing more than one person in your vehicle we ask that while on campus or in the Chico community that face covering and social distancing guidelines are followed.

  • Can I bring my pets to move-in?

    We ask that you please leave your pets at home. It can get incredibly hot and we want to make sure everyone has a pleasant experience without having to worry about Fido!

  • Are there any maps that can help guide me?

    You can find which parking lots are open for parking here. If you need to park in our G lots, check out the parking website to be led to the link to pay for parking. We also have created maps to help guide you on the day of! Check out this map (PNG) to see how the serpentine for main campus will work. If you're in North Campus, you can view this map (PNG) to view parking choices! You might want to view this map (PNG) to see how to get back to B lot and G lot spaces. Or this map of University Village (JPG) that can guide you on the closest place to park next to your building! 

  • Do I need to bring anything if I'm under 18?

    No, but we advise you to visit the WellCat Health Center's website and download their forms needed for minors. You should also visit the WREC's website and download their forms (PDF) for minors as well!

Roommates and Assignments

  • What if I know someone I want to live with?

    All students that University Housing have confirmed in have a bed space for Fall 2021, will be invited to our roommate matching in June.  Students will have the opportunity to message other students and request a roommate.  Roommate requests are not guaranteed, but University Housing will try to accommodate roommate requests.

  • When will I know my room assignment?

    The initial release of priority lottery results will be around early June 2021. You will be notified at this time if you have a confirmed space with University Housing.  In the event you did not win the Priority Lottery you will be notified that you have been placed on the waitlist.  Oftentimes students on the waitlist end up getting a bed space with University Housing..

    Our first wave of assignment notifications will begin around early July 2021. These will continue approximately every two weeks. You will only find out your community and room type at this time.

  • Prior to Move In -What if I do not like my room assignment?

    We always suggest trying out the community you were placed in first! However, starting in early July 2021, you can request a room reassignment. Please note that reassignment requests are not guaranteed.

    • Click “Requests” on the bar across the top of the screen.
    • Select “Request Reassignment”.

    Please take the time to consider if a reassignment is truly what you want, you will only be allowed to submit one request and no changes to the request will be allowed. The University Housing Assignments Team will do all they can to accommodate your request as space becomes available. If your reassignment request has not been granted by Move In, you will need to submit a new request once you've moved to campus. There is a freeze on room movements for the first two weeks of the semester.

  • After Move In –What if I do not like my room assignment or roommate?

    Beginning early September reassignment may once again be requested via the Resident Center:

    • Click “Requests” on the bar across the top of the screen
    • Select “Request Reassignment”

    If a space is available that meets your housing needs and eligibility, you can be reassigned. Please take the time to consider if a reassignment is truly what you want, you will only be allowed to submit one request and no changes to the request will be allowed. After submitting the reassignment request, the student will then be contacted by a Residence Life Coordinator (RLC).


Please refer to the University Housing License Agreement 2021-2022 Terms and Conditions (PDF) Section IV. Cancellation of License Agreement. Any student who wishes to terminate the License Agreement is responsible for completing the Cancellation Request located in the Resident Center. 

Notifying any other university office does NOT satisfy the Licensee's obligation to submit a Cancellation Request via the University Housing Resident center.

  • How do I submit a Cancellation Prior to July 21, 2021?

    To submit a cancellation, log into the Resident Center:

    • Navigate to the “Resident Requests” located on the top menu bar
    • Select Cancellation Request

    Your $300 initial housing payment is non-refundable.

  • How do I submit a Cancellation After July 21, 2021?

    Any Licensee who wishes to terminate the License Agreement shall complete the Request to Cancel Housing License Agreement form located in the Resident Center:

      • Navigate to the “Resident Requests” located on the top menu bar
      • Select Cancellation Request

    The Cancellation Request shall be submitted at least thirty (30) days in advance of the intended termination date (to provide at least thirty (30) days’ written notice) The reason for cancellation is limited to the cancellation standards noted below:

    Cancellation Standards

    • End of student status at CSU, Chico
    • University approved/sponsored academic commitment located off campus such as Study Abroad, student teaching, or required internship
    • Marriage (Copy of marriage certificate required)
    • Military Service (Copy of military orders should be attached)
    • Unexpected Hardship -Unexpected situation which has occurred since signing License Agreement. Approval is at discretion of University Housing. Examples of unexpected hardships which may be considered include significant loss of family income, loss of family home, serious illness, or death of family member (supporting documentation will be required)

    Cancellation Requests made due to circumstances not listed above by Cancellation Standards may be approved if University Housing has a wait list and can easily fill your assigned space or spot in the assignment process.

    Approved Cancellation: If the request for cancellation is granted by the University, the financial obligation to the Licensee may include:

    • Forfeiture of $300 initial housing payment.
    • Prorated rent charges for dates of occupancy. Rental fees are determined by a daily prorated
    • Thirty (30) day notice charge determined by the daily rate of the room type, if applicable.
    • Prorated meal plan charges based on dates of occupancy.

    Licensee is responsible for arranging and completing all necessary check-out procedures with appropriate University Housing staff

    Denied Cancellation: If the request for cancellation is denied, the Licensee is responsible for paying all fees outlined in the License Agreement. Abandonment of the premises is not a release of financial obligation to the Licensee. (Refer to “Treatment of Indebtedness” Section X. of the University Housing License Agreement 2021-2022 Terms and Conditions (PDF).)