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Step 1: After you submit your application and your Administrative Fee, our office will verify all of your information, make sure your Intent to Enroll has been submitted, and verify that the floor plan you requested is still available. If the space is available, we will send you a license agreement.
Step 2: You will receive an email from HelloSign asking you to sign your License Agreement electronically. Please read the entire license agreement as you will be held to the information included in the License. Once you sign, your guarantor will receive an email to sign as well. Once your guarantor has signed, your License Agreement will be sent back to the Housing office to countersign your license. Please note that your space is not fully reserved until your License Agreement has been countersigned by our office.
Step 3: Once your License Agreement has been signed by all parties, you will receive a PDF copy that includes all signatures. Please save this for your records. You will then receive an invitation to join My College Roomie, which is our roommate matching software. Please note that while we make every effort to honor requested roommates, we cannot guarantee that requested roommates will always be placed together.
Step 4: Your first payment is due based on CSUSM Student Financial Services schedule of payments. Please see your License Agreement for installment amounts.
Step 5: Move-in will take place on Friday, August 27th (UVA) and Saturday, August 28th (QUAD.) Your first installment must be paid prior to move-in.
Why is the payment due so early? We know that the first installment is due well in advance of move-in; however, it is important to remember that our payments are not rent and as such are not associated with a specific period of time. Rather, it is an option to split your Housing cost over the entire year into smaller, more affordable payments.
Before you begin your application, please make sure you have the following information ready:
Prior to signing a License Agreement, please review our Cost of Attendance. Please note the following:
For more information, please see Housing Options and Cost. Below are some common questions on our housing options:
Q: What is the difference between a Double and Deluxe Double?
A: A Deluxe Double has fewer people in the apartment and, depending upon the apartment and layout, may be slightly larger than a standard double. (Note: due to the structure of our buildings and variability of our apartments, we cannot guarantee that all rooms are the same size.)
Q: What is an en-suite?
A: An en-suite is a bedroom with an attached bathroom. Because this is an added amenity, we charge an additional $200 for these spaces.
Q: How do I get a Deluxe Single/Single Occupancy Studio?
A: We have extremely limited numbers of Deluxe Singles (QUAD) and Single Occupancy Studios (UVA.) Additionally, please note that these rooms are often signed by our renewing residents. We can never guarantee that your first choice in space is available; in order to have a higher chance of securing one of your preferred spaces, we recommend submitting all paperwork and fees as soon as possible.
What's the difference?
An Emergency Contact person is someone we will contact in the event that an emergency occurs and the student is unable to contact anyone on their own behalf.
In the event that a student goes missing, the student may designate a separate contact for us to notify that the student may be missing.
The Emergency Contact and Missing Person contact may be the same or may be different; this is up to the student to determine. For more information, please see our Missing Student Policy and Procedures.
In order to provide the best experience for all of our students, we offer several Specialized Housing communities. These include:
Substance Free Housing: Students that choose to live in the Substance Free Living Community make the commitment to not use alcohol or drugs, and have their living space be free of any substances.
LGBTQA: This housing option to creates opportunities for support, identity exploration, and community building for the LGBTQ community and those allies interested in supporting this community.
Gender Inclusive: This community meets the needs of all of our residents, inclusive of all genders, gender identities and gender expressions by striving to provide a safe, inclusive, comfortable and supportive living environment. Please note: Students who share a bedroom will be required to be of the same sex.
You will be asked to select your preference on the Housing application; if you are not interested in any of these communities, please indicate that as well.
Once your License Agreement has been signed by all parties, you will be invited to join a platform called My College Roomie. We encourage creating a profile as soon as you receive access (access is granted on a rolling basis.)
We ask that you select, at a minimum, the student(s) that you would like to be your immediate roommate(s). It is important when creating your profile that you determine what is truly important to you; in our experience things like noise level, sleeping patterns, guest preferences, and cleanliness level tend to cause the highest number of roommate conflicts. For these reasons, please be honest when you are creating your profile so that we can ensure you are matched with students who most closely match your preferences.
Please note that while we make every effort to honor requested roommates, we cannot guarantee that requested roommates will always be placed together. We will confirm your placement and roommates in August. For this reason, we recommend you not purchase supplies with any other students until your placement and roommates have been confirmed by our office.
When you submit your application, you will be required to also submit a $300 Administrative Fee paid directly to the Housing office. This helps us cover the cost of processing applications, move-in, move-out, and other costs associated with the Licensing process. This fee is non-refundable. We cannot send your License Agreement until this fee has been paid.
If you do not have a guarantor or do not wish to provide a guarantor, you will be required to pay a Deposit In Lieu of Guarantor (DILOG) amounting to $1,200. If you choose this option, we cannot send your License Agreement until this fee has been paid.
As of Fall 2020, all Housing costs have been placed on the student’s MyCSUSM account. This means:
Please note that we do not charge installments in December or May.
Move-in has been set for August 27th (UVA) and August 28th (QUAD) of 2021. In the weeks leading up to move-in you will receive an email with an assigned move-in time. In order to keep things running as smoothly as possible, we ask that you arrive at your assigned time.
If you are not able to arrive at your assigned time, please contact our office. Please note that we are not able to assign earlier move-in times than you have been assigned.
Students who have not moved in after the completion of move-in weekend may have their space released to other residents; our office will attempt to contact any no-shows to determine whether they plan to take occupancy. Please note that failure to move in does not release you from your license agreement; you will still be subject to any cancellation or termination fees.
We're so excited that you have chosen to live on-campus with us! Please note that proceeding to the Housing Application indicates that you have read and understand all of the above information regarding our Licensing process, policies, and procedures.
Licensed students will have their contract terminated if they do not submit proof of vaccination by August 10th to Student Health and Counseling Services.
We look forward to welcoming you to CSUSM!