University Housing

How to Apply for Spring Housing

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. Please be aware that during the Spring semester University Housing has limited availability and applications are processed as first come, first served.

1. Get Admitted to California State University, Chico

Submit Your Application

Complete and submit your application for admission to Chico State(opens in new window).

For students entering during the Spring 2020 semester:
You may apply starting November 1st, 2019. Due to limited spaces available for the spring semester we process applications as first come, first served. 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. Students who did not complete the application by November 30, 2019, will receive room assignments later in the winter.

Activate Your Student Portal Account

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

New and transfer students will be asked for their Chico State ID and date of birth to claim their account(opens in new window)(opens in new window) (note: this link must be accessed from a computer, not a mobile device). Your Chico State ID can be found in your acceptance packet from the Admissions Office, as well as in other correspondence from Financial Aid and/or the Student Records & Registration Office.

Learn About Living On Campus

2. Research Your Options

Living on Campus

Do you want to live in a Theme Community(opens in new window)? Does your major require or strongly encourage you to select a certain community?

Which halls fit your budget?

Take a look at our payment plans 2019-2020 Room and Board Rates(opens in new window)

What are your living and dining preferences?

What room types or bathroom styles are you looking for? Explore Your Options(opens in new window). (Be aware that some options, such as single rooms, have very limited availability).

Which meal plan(opens in new window) suits your needs?

3. Apply For Housing

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

Apply Through the University Housing Online Application

The earlier you complete your application, the better your chances are of receiving your top choices. Select your top choices for community and dining plan.

You will need to submit your initial housing payment of $300 to complete your application. The $300 initial housing payment will be forfeited upon cancellation. 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. If you are under 18 at the time of submitting your application, be aware that you will need your parent/guardians name and email address to have them sign the license agreement.