Applying for On Campus Housing

Now that you have been admitted to California State University, East Bay, it is time to decide if living on campus is the right option for you. Student Housing and Residence Life is committed to accommodating the greatest number of students possible. We believe that on-campus housing provides the support, academic environment and location necessary for students to be successful at California State University, East Bay. In addition, our talented staff members and student leaders are committed to working with you to create an experience that can enhance this journey in your life.

First Year Students

First-Year students will have the opportunity to live in our First-Year Suites. Each suite consists of 3 or 4 double occupancy bedrooms, two bathrooms, a common living area, and a kitchenette. All students living on-campus are required to have a meal plan. First Year students can select the Red Plan that allows unlimited entries to the Dining Commons, Sunday through Saturday, or select the Black Plan that allows unlimited entry to the Dining Commons. Monday - Friday. The Red and Black Plans include Flex Dollars to use at any on-campus dining facility. 

For your convenience, our new process is completely online. Beginning Monday, May 4, 2015 you can submit your Housing Application($40) and Contract with Initial Payment($500) for the 2015-2016 Academic Year(Fall 2015 - Spring 2016). To begin the process, please visit the Student Housing Portal.

 For the application timeline and further First Year Student information, click here. 

Transfer Students

This marks the first year we provide the opportunity for transfer students to participate in a Living Learning Community. Our newly launched Living Learning Community will focus on your transition into our university.  Transfer students will have the opportunity to live in an apartment that has single, double, or triple occupancy bedrooms located in Pioneer Heights. Each of these apartments has a full kitchen, living room, and depending on the apartment type, 1 or 2 bathrooms.

 

All students living on campus are required to have a meal plan. Transfer students can select the Pioneer Plan that comes with 60 entries to the Dining Commons for fall quarter. Residents may upgrade to the Red or Black plan at an additional cost. The Red Plan has unlimited entries to the Dining Commons, Sunday through Saturday, and the Black Plan has unlimited entries to the Dining Commons, Monday through Friday. The Pioneer, Red, and Black Plans all include Flex Dollars to use at any on-campus dining facility. 

For your convenience, our new process is completely online. Beginning Monday, May 4, 2015 you can submit your Housing Application($40) and Contract with Initial Payment($500) for the 2015-2016 Academic Year(Fall 2015 - Spring 2016). To begin the process, please visit the Student Housing Portal.

For a timeline and further information regarding the Transfer Student Process, click here.

Returning Resident Process

We recommend that current students reserve their on-campus housing space for the 2015-2016 academic year by participating in the Returning Resident Process which will begin on March 9th.  As a current on-campus resident, your student has priority in reserving their space for next year.   A payment of $540 ($40 application fee + $500 initial payment) allows your student to take advantage of their current priority status, which gives them first pick of all the available rooms.   We have moved to a paperless process, so the application and contract will both be completed online through the Housing Portal and for their convenience (and yours), the application fee and initial payment may be paid online.

To best accommodate our diverse student population, we will continue offering Gender Open and Co-Ed living arragements. We will also continue our partnership with University Village to accommodate our growing Student Housing population.

Once your student has completed the contract process for the next academic year, they will be eligible to participate in the Room Selection Lottery.  Lottery dates and times will be assigned based upon the contract completion date, so the earlier that they complete the contract process, the earlier their lottery time will be.  When it is your student’s assigned lottery time, they will need to log into the Housing Portal and select their room assignment for the 2015-2016 academic year.

We will have two (2) Returning Resident Information Sessions to explain this new process and to answer any questions that our residents may have.  We will also have an Open-House which allows your student to view the different housing types that we offer.

Information Sessions: 
Monday, March 2nd @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Tuesday, March 3rd @ 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Open House: 
Friday, March 6th 12:00pm – 2:00pm

  

The initial payment is refundable (less a $100 cancellation fee) if your student cancels the license agreement up to 30 days prior to the start of the Student Housing contract. An adjustment will be posted to your student’s account and may be applied to any outstanding university fees.  Additional information regarding the Returning Resident Process may be obtained by calling (510) 885-7444 or sending an email to housing@csueastbay.edu

For more the Returning Resident Timeline and further information, click here.

Returning Resident Contract Walkthrough

Click here to see our Returning Resident Walkthrough Presentation.      

Housing Priorities

First Time Freshmen receive priority for on campus housing. A small number of spaces may be available, on a yearly basis, for incoming transfer and continuing students.

Space Reservations

Space reservations are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, based upon receipt of all required documents and information and the appropriate payment. You are encouraged to complete and return your housing application and licensing information as early as possible. Confirmation letters are sent to those provided a space reservation for housing.

Wait List

Returning the license agreement information and payment does not guarantee you will receive housing. Applicants completing the licensing process, but not initially provided accommodations, are placed on a wait list and contacted as cancellations occur.

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