Student Housing & Residence Life

Fall Move In – 2014 - Suites Information

First Year Residents NOT ATTENDING  the Jump Start Program, will be able to check in:

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 10am – 4pm

If you are unable to check in during the above window, then you can also check in on

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 10am – 4pm


On Friday, 9/19 the check-in process takes place in one central location in Pioneer Heights. This location is located on the Lot C parking drive up. As residents drive in, they will be greeted by a staff member who will provide additional information. Once parked, residents can get in line for the check in process. Residents should plan on bringing a form of ID for verification. No one other than the assigned resident will be able to check in. There will be ample signs to direct residents accordingly.

Upon check in, a staff member will show the resident to their room where the resident will have an opportunity to review their living accommodations and make note of any damage on their Room Inventory Sheet (RIS). You will be given a CSUEB Housing Bay Card, your Dining Rain Check Card, your RIS, and other important information. You will be receiving information about your mailbox and combination via e-mail. Once check-in is complete, you will be directed to the Unloading Zone and will be free to move into your room at your leisure. We encourage you to follow these SEVEN EASY STEPS:

  • Step 1- Drive to Parking Lot C
  • Step 2 – Get greeted by a staff member for further instructions/directions
  • Step 3 – Resident can exit car (if there is another driver) to get in line to check in. The driver can park the car in Lot C
  • Step 4 - Make your way to the Check-In table at the central location
  • Step 5 - After completing Check-In paperwork, a staff member will escort you to your room
  • Step 6 - You will be directed to the 20 minute Unloading Zone.
  • Step 7 - After unloading your vehicle, please park in Lot C until departing campus

Note: If you have received a CSUEB Bay Card during Orientation, please bring it with you to present at Check In. It may be exchanged for a Housing Bay Card.


Your final opportunity to check-in will be Monday, September 22, 2014.  Residents who plan to move in outside the main move in days listed above must go directly to their building/area desk to check in. Check In times will occur from 8pm-10pm. NO CHECK INS WILL OCCUR OUTSIDE OF THIS TIME PERIOD. If you arrive at the desk during this time and a staff member is not present, please contact the Resident Assistant (RA) on duty at the corresponding number below:

  • Calaveras & Coloma-510-258-8255                
  • Juniper-510-331-8146
  • Sequoia-510-258-8293                
  • Shasta, Diablo, Tamalpais- 510-258-8332       
  • Sierra, Sonora, Mariposa- 510-331-6172

One of our Resident Assistants will meet you to assist you with the check-in process. You must complete the check-in process by Monday, September 22nd by 10pm. If you are unable to check in by the deadline, please contact the Housing Office at or call (510) 885-7444.


First-Year students  living in our residence halls may sign up to participate in the Jump Start Program scheduled September 17 & 18. Jump Start is an early move-in program for first year students designed to assist them with their transition into campus living. This is a great opportunity for first years to make campus connections, get settled in their living spaces, and have tons of fun! Please refer to the email and mailer you received for more information, or contact the Student Housing Office at or call (510) 885-7444.


Parking Information

From Mission Blvd, the best route to get to Pioneer Heights is by taking Harder Rd. Just past Greek Hill, take the first right (the road veers right just before the Dining Commons.) This takes you to the parking lot near the residence halls (Lot C).

Look for staff and signage directing you to Check-In and noting the traffic flow. Our staff will be directing traffic and monitoring the Unloading Zones and No Parking Zones. As a courtesy to everyone unloading, these parking guidelines will be strictly enforced.

After unloading, please move your vehicle to one of the non-restricted parking areas in Lot C so that other residents can unload their cars. Please understand that due to the number of vehicles on campus during this time, you may not be able to park in the parking lot closest to your building. For this reason, we have requested students and families to follow the published move-in schedule.

Click Here for the Move-In Parking Diagram

Parking is permitted only in designated spaces. Designated spaces are those with lines on both sides. Parking in unmarked spaces creates safety hazards and can impede people or vehicles from getting to their location. Vehicles parked in unmarked spaces or in areas designated for the disabled are subject to citation.

No parking permit is needed during the scheduled move-in times. If you plan to park on campus past 4 PM, please purchase a parking pass at one of the campus dispensers. For more information about parking on campus, please refer to their website.

Suite Furnishings

Your suite and room includes the following:

  • Living room furniture (sofa, armchair, coffee table, end table, lamp)
  • Comcast/Xfinity DVR Cable Box (Living Room only); each bedroom has a cable connection too
  • Dining table/4 chairs
  • Microwave and Refrigerator
  • Trash can & recycle bin
  • Bedroom furniture (extra-long twin bed, desk, chair, mobile file, closet, dresser)

All furniture and amenities must remain in assigned room and may not be removed.

What Should I Bring?

The following are some of the things you may consider bringing with you. As a reminder, pets are not allowed in Pioneer Heights (see License Agreement for few exceptions).

  • Extra-long twin sheets
  • Pillows & Blankets
  • Towels
  • Bath mat
  • Personal toiletries
  • Pots, pans and other cooking utensils
  • Dishes, utensils, glasses, etc...
  • Alarm clock
  • Computer, printer, Internet patch cord, etc.
  • Lockable chest or footlocker
  • Television, DVD player, etc.
  • Vacuum
  • Surge protector extension cords (UL approved)
  • Flashlight

What Should Stay At Home?

While it is tempting to bring everything from home, there are some things, including the kitchen sink, that are not allowed in the Pioneer Heights Facility:

  • Personal refrigerators
  • BBQs
  • Pets, only fish in a less than 10 gallon tank are allowed in the Residence Halls
  • Any item with an open flame or exposed hot surface
  • Weapons or explosives of any kind, including replicas
  • Candles, Incense, Oil Lamps, etc...
·         Any illegal items/substances (drugs)

Getting Connected (ResNet)

Please see the ResNet Section of the website for further information about connecting to the Resident Network.

Renter’s Insurance

It is highly recommended that you have renter’s insurance for your personal property. The University has no insurance to cover damage or loss of your personal belongings. Sometimes this will be covered under a parent’s homeowner/rental policy, but you will want to check with your insurance agent about the details.

Still Have Questions?

Just call us at (510) 885-7444 or email us at

Questions can also be directed to: Kenrick Ali, Associate Director, Residence Life:   

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