Housing and COVID-19
We will be regularly updating this page to include information on our response to
the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please also familiarize yourself with CSUSM's response to COVID-19.
Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Updates
- Can I apply for Housing for the Spring 2022?
|We will offer Housing to students who apply based on our availability. We plan to
begin licensing students for the Spring in mid-late November 2021.
- Can I live on-campus if I'm not taking in-person courses?
|Absolutely! If you are enrolled in at least 6.1 credit hours, you're welcome to live
on campus. Apply today!
- How will Payments work?
All Housing costs will be placed on the student’s MyCSUSM account.
- Other than the $300 Administrative Fee that was paid when you applied for Housing,
you will pay all fees directly to CSUSM instead of paying the Housing office.
- Financial Aid will automatically be applied to your Housing costs (once any outstanding
Fees and Tuition have been paid) rather than having to wait for your refund to pay
- All costs and bills will be conveniently located in one place.
- As in previous years, no installments are charged in December and May.
- Will there still be Resident Advisors and support staff in Fall 2021?
|Yes, we will still have live-on Resident Advisors and Resident Directors who will
continue to support the comfort and well-being of all residents, and will be available
to address any questions or concerns that may come up.
- Will there still be social programs and events for residents?
|Yes, our staff will continue to host opportunities for residents to safely socialize and build community
in the residential communities. Due to restrictions, these programs may look a little
differently; taking place virtually or in small groups where residents can practice
Quarantine and Isolation
While we have taken many precautions to protect the health and safety of our community,
there is still a risk that students in housing may be exposed to COVID-19. Please
see below for some FAQs on our plans for students who are exposed or test positive
- I've been exposed to someone who is positive for COVID-19. What do I do?
| Please reach out to your RA (or the RA on Duty) as soon as possible. Once we have
been alerted, our team will reach out to you with further instructions.
- What are the next steps if I've been exposed or test positive for COVID-19?
|Depending upon the circumstances, you may be relocated to a quarantine/isolation space.
Our team will work with you to determine the best plan of action.
- What should I bring to my isolation/quarantine space?
You should bring anything you may need for a stay of up to 14 days. Suggestions include:
- Identification cards
- Medications and prescriptions
- Thermometer and fever-reducing medications (we will provide a thermometer if you need
- Personal care items (e.g., feminine hygiene products)
- Cell phone, and/or tablet, and/or laptop, plus chargers
- School materials (e.g. textbooks, notebooks, etc.) needed to continue classwork
- Pet and pet supplies for students with preapproved Emotional Support Animals & Service
- Can I get food or groceries delivered while I'm in isolation/quarantine?
|Yes! If you would like to have food delivered, you can do so through the many options
for food and grocery delivery such as Instacart, Postmates, Grubhub, etc. You will
need to have the delivery driver deliver your supplies to a member of our team who
will then leave the supplies at the door of your space. We will provide you with written
instructions on this process upon your assignment to an isolation/quarantine space.
- How does laundry and trash removal work while I'm in isolation/quarantine?
|Contactless laundry and trash removal will be an option for you. We will provide you with written instructions on this process upon your assignment
to an isolation/quarantine space.
COVID-19 Prevention and Mitigation
As all current residents should know, we have enacted several new policies and procedures
to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community and on campus. Students are expected
to follow these policies at all times, including but not limited to:
- Washing your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water
- Wearing a face covering at all times when outside your apartment
- No non-resident guests are currently allowed in our communities.
- Due to the presence of COVID-19 cases in the housing community and based on direction
from San Diego County Health and Human Services, we are implementing a temporary change
to our guest policy. . We will provide an update if and when this restriction will change.
- If you feel symptoms of any illness or if you have a fever, stay home from class/work
and get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible (testing is available on campus.)
It is important that you monitor yourself for symptoms of COVID-19 so that you can
get tested quickly if you become ill. This will not only help to potentially lessen
the severity of your illness, but will also help to mitigate community spread. Individuals
with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms, including but not limited to:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Students experiencing any of these symptoms should get tested as soon as possible at the CSUSM Testing site.
Housing Tours Suspended
In order to protect the health and safety of our community, we have made the difficult
decision to suspend all tours of the QUAD and the UVA until further notice. We have
video tours of our apartments available on our Instagram (@CSUSMHousing) and are working
diligently to create a digital tour of our properties. Additionally, our office remains
open and our staff are more than happy to answer any questions you might have. Our
office hours are: Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM. We look forward to welcoming you home!
Visit Our Housing FAQs and CSUSM's COVID-19 website for the most up-to-date information.