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University Housing

Spring Move In


  • Can I Take A Tour?

    We offer tours of Whitney residence hall recreation room and model room year round in conjunction with the campus Admissions tour You are almost welcome to visit our campus during Chico Preview Day or Choose Chico Day, which happens in the spring.

  • Can I bring a micro (mini) fridge/microwave?

    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. Micro Fridges may be rented by visiting the Collegiate Concepts website. Students will also receive an email from University Housing in December and January with a link to rent a micro fridge for the academic year.

  • When will Housing charges be placed on my student account?

    For those who have a room and meal assignment, charges will be assessed in early December. Continue to check your Wildcat email for updates. For specific rates and due dates, see costs.

  • How do I contact You?

    During the academic year our office hours are Monday–Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. During the summer we are open 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday; we are closed on Fridays. If you are in town, please stop by or give us a call at 1-800-730-4243 or 1-530-898-6325. We are also available by email at


  • When does the Spring Housing application Open

    The Spring 2020 housing application will open November 1, 2019 at 6 PM. Please remember there are limited spaces available in spring and assignments are first-come-first-serve based on the date and time you apply.

  • How do I preference which residential community I want to live in?

    You will be able to indicate a preference as part of your University Housing application, and doing so is a personal choice. Whether you want the energy of living in Whitney, the more intimate residential experience of North Campus or the more independent style of University Village, we have an option for you. Note: Please be aware that we have limited availability and may not be able to accommodate all preferences. Most of our available spaces tend to be at University Village.

  • Do I get to choose my Roommate?

    Most students who live with University Housing move in fall at the start of the academic year. Students living with University Housing for only the spring semester, do not get to choose roommates due to the limited availability of spaces.

  • When will Housing charges be placed on my student account?

    For those who have a room and meal assignment, charges will be assessed in early December. Continue to check your Wildcat email for updates. For specific rates and due dates, see costs.

Wait List

  • How long will I be on the wait list?

    CSU, Chico University Housing realizes and acknowledges the burden some of our students face as the academic year approaches and their housing is not yet settled. The University Housing office works rigorously prior to January 17th, to confirm that students who have received a bed space will be moving in. This continues through January 17th and into the two weeks following in which continual surveys of the housing community are done to collect accurate numbers of possible “no-shows” so that spaces can then be offered to the students on the wait list.

    After January 17th, applicants on the wait list will be assigned a space and contacted by email when a space becomes available.

  • I do not want to remain on the wait list. How do I cancel?

    Students on the wait list may request a cancellation. You will not receive a refund of the Initial Housing Payment upon cancellation of your Housing Application. (Please see Cancellations below for the deadlines and cancellation submission requirements).

    If students are not placed by February 3rd, University Housing will issue a refund to individuals who have applied. This refund does not apply to prospective residents who were offered a space and chose not to live with University Housing.

Please Note: There is no guarantee that a specific building or room type will become available, however, it is possible to request a room change after moving in.

Students on the wait list who have not received a confirmation and assignment should not attend move in on January 17th.

Housing does not maintain temporary or emergency housing spaces for students on the wait list. Therefore, students will need to find off-campus housing while they remain on the wait list.

No Guest Period

  • What is No-Guest Period

    During no-guest time periods, no guests are permitted in any University Housing community, Sutter Dining or Sutter Late Night. All students with meal plans must have their University ID to enter these locations.

  • Cesar Chavez

    Thursday, March 26, 2020, at 8 p.m. through Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 8 a.m.

  • Breaks

    During Spring Break guests are not permitted in University Village and Konkow communities.

  • Spring Closures

    Spring Break: 6 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2020 through 9 AM Sunday, March 22, 2020

  • Summer Closures

    6 PM. on Friday, May 15, 2020. NOTE: Licensees must vacate the residential community 24 hours after their last final exam or when the residence halls officially close, whichever comes first.

Roommates and Assignments

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

    Due to limited spaces available for the spring semester we unfortunately don’t have the capacity to allow individuals to request specific roommates at this time. However, residents can request to move spaces once they have moved in with University Housing.

  • Will I know who my roommate is before I move in?

    Yes, you will be able to view your roommate once you have been assigned a room.

  • When will I know my room assignment?

    The first release of room assignments will begin by December 10th for those who have completed their application by November 30th. As spaces become available and subsequently filled, University Housing will continue to release room assignments approximately every two weeks. Our process is first come and first served, which helps University Housing determine how we fill our available spaces. You will receive a room assignment based on how early you completed your application. Students who did not complete the application by November 30, 2019, will receive room assignments later in the winter.

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

    Due to limited availability University Housing may not be able to accommodate all requests. You will be able to go into the Resident Center:

    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 January 17th, you will need to submit a new request on February 3, 2020. 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 February 3, 2020 at 9 AM, reassignment may once again be requested via the Resident Center

  • Can I move out mid-semester?

    Our license agreement is for the remainder of the academic year when signing up for the Spring. Transfers coming into the Spring semester are eligible for one semester leases. For details and exceptions regarding early license release, please refer to Section VI of the 2019-2020 License Agreement



Please refer to the University Housing License Agreement 2019-2020 Terms and Conditions (PDF) Section IV. Cancellation of License Agreement.
  • How do I submit a Cancellation?

    To submit a cancellation, log into the Resident Center: Navigate to the “Resident Requests” located on the top menu bar Select Cancellation Request The Licensee will forfeit their $300 initial housing payment upon cancellation. 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)

  • 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 (including the thirty (30) day notice period if applicable). Rental fees are determined by a daily prorated rate.

    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.

  • Can I move out mid-semester?

    Our license agreement is for the remainder of the academic year when signing up for the Spring. Transfers coming into the Spring semester are eligible for one semester leases.

    For details and exceptions regarding early license release, please refer to Section VI of the 2019-2020 License Agreement (PDF)

Meal Plan

  • How can I check the balance on my meal plan?

    You are able to check your balance every time you swipe your card at the dining hall, the marketplace and other eateries on campus. Can I purchase additional meals? Can I purchase a meal plan if I live off campus? Yes. You can purchase additional meals and/or REDD$ through Dining Services (530) 898-5962

  • If I have the mini meal plan can I upgrade to a larger plan?

    Residents in University Village and Konkow have the option of upgrading from the mini meal plan to one of our three larger meal plans (Chico, Bidwell, or Wildcat). Upgrading from a mini plan to one of our larger meal plans will cost an additional $1,027 per semester. Meal plan changes can be requested prior to the upcoming semester, check the Resident Center for these important dates.

  • When can I change my Meal Plan?

    All students who live with University Housing are required to have a meal plan. Students who live in University Village or Konkow (both are equipped with full kitchens facilities) are required to purchase at a minimum, the Mini Meal Plan. Students in all other communities must select one of the three full meal plans, Chico, Bidwell, or Wildcat. By default, students are assigned the Bidwell plan, but will have the opportunity to select a different meal plan during the meal plan change period.

    Meal plan changes for the spring 2020 semester will be accepted starting December 16, 2019 through January 10, 2020.

    You may request for meal plan change in your online Resident Center(opens in new window).

    To change a meal plan:

    In the Resident Center:

    Click “Resident Requests” from the top menu bar

    Click Meal Plan Change

    No Meal Plan changes can be requested after .

    Please remember to check the meal plan rates prior to submitting a meal plan change.


  • Should I bring my car to school?

    We encourage incoming residents to visit Chico State’s parking website (enter link). Current students have the option to renew their parking pass for the next semester. If not renewed, students are then able to sign up for a parking pass through Parking Services on a first com first served basis .

  • University Village parking permits

    Please note that University Village parking permits are not valid in the on-campus parking lots, and UV residents may not purchase G parking permits. You can find parking information at Student Financial Services > Parking.

  • Transportation Recommendations

    Since parking is very limited in Chico, students are encouraged to bring bicycles, skateboards, roller blades or scooters to campus and leave their cars at home.

  • Parking Permit Renewal

    Parking permits are not automatically charged to a student’s account and therefore not guaranteed. All residents who plan on returning next semester and currently hold a parking permit must repurchase their parking permit. Current permit holders can purchase their permits starting 12/31/19 at 9am through 1/6/20 at 9am. If a resident does not purchase their permit during the priority period they must try and purchase a permit again through open sales.

  • New Parking Permit

    All residents who do not currently hold a parking permit, or missed the priority sale period, can try and purchase a permit starting 1/7/20 at 9am until they are sold out. Parking permits are not guaranteed during this open sales period.