News & Announcements

Here are the latest announcements from February 13:

Nuts & Bolts

The application to live on campus for the 2018–2019 academic year is now available on our website. Changes to the new Housing Selection Process include: returning residents are encouraged to apply, the application includes a $500 initial payment, upper- division students will not be blocked from applying and housing during winter break is not included in your agreement. Please check out our website to familiarize yourself with the process and adhere to deadlines to avoid being placed on a waitlist. Tell your friends! All current Cal State LA students may apply.

Housing Selection Information Sessions: Today & 2/15

Want to live on campus next year but not sure how the process works? Join us for one of these info sessions in the Lounge: Today at 6 PM and 2/15 at 3 PM.

Locked Out Of Your Apartment?

Residents locked out of their apartment or bedroom during the day may go to the Housing Office to borrow courtesy keys. Housing Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents locked out after 5 p.m. or on the weekend can request assistance by calling the RA on Duty at (323) 343–4807.

  • A courtesy of three lockouts per academic year are offered to residents.
  • After the fourth lockout, residents will be charged a $10 fee and be required to meet with their Resident Director. Additional lockouts will result in incremental charges in the amount of $10 for any additional lockouts. For more information, see “Courtesy Keys” in the Student Guide.
Did You Lose Your Keys?

For security of the apartment, residents must report lost, stolen or damaged keys to the Office of Housing and Residence Life within a business day. Please do not prop doors or leave your doors unlocked placing your safety and your belongings in jeopardy. Keep in mind that it is a policy violation to lend your keys out, even to your roommate(s) and housemates. For additional information, see “Keys” in the Student Guide.

Planning On Having Guests Over?

Your apartment is a shared living space, which requires roommates and housemates to agree on standards for visitors and overnight guests. There are limits to the number of guests you may have and how long they can stay, which is outlined in the Student Guide.

If you wish to have an overnight guest(s), you must submit Guest & Visitor Request Form to the Office of Housing and Residence Life at least one week before the planned overnight stay. The Housing Office must approve all overnight stays before guests spend the night. Failure by Licensee to secure approval for overnight guests shall be grounds for disciplinary action and being charged the daily rate for each day that a non-approved guest resides in Licensee’s apartment.

Money Matters

Make Sure To Keep Your Financial Aid And Housing

In order to live on campus, you must stay enrolled at full-time status (undergrad 12 units, grad 8 units) and abide by the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP).

March 2 is the priority-funding deadline. If you need help filling out the FAFSA application, attend one of the workshops on campus. Click the link above to find out more.

Events & Opportunities

Homecoming Tailgate: 2/15 at 3 p.m. Outside the CC

Join us for root-beer floats, face painting and fun as we get ready for the Homecoming basketball game. We’ll head to the Gym at 4:30 when spirit activities begin including free food and giveaways.

Show your Golden Eagle Pride by participating in different events this week. Wear your Cal State LA gear for instant giveaways and special prize drawings. Visit the ASI website for more information.

The dates of this course are Tues. and Thurs., Feb. 20, 22, 27 and Mar. 1 from 3:30–6:30 p.m. in our Lounge. This course covers risk reduction, avoidance and basic hands-on defense training for women, including those who identify as female. The program has 12 hours of instruction with an optional dynamic simulation. Sign up in the Community Sub-Station in Phase II for $10 (cash only), which will be refunded after the third class. Your friends are welcome to join. This is open to students, staff and community members. Direct questions to Stephanie Abraham at

Join us for an off-campus open mic event. Be a spectator or sign up to participate. Sign up at the CC, Housing Office, on-site at the venue or by emailing Michael at Visit this link for the address. (Holy Grounds Café)

Join the College of Professional and Global Education for a night of international cuisine and performances. Tickets are $17 and must be purchased by 2/26. Purchase your tickets online. (Golden Eagle Ballrooms)

Buy your locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables at the farmer’s market on campus. Remember to bring your reusable bags. (Campus Walkway)

Students graduating in May 2018 can participate in cultural graduation ceremonies that include: Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Grad, Black Grad, Queer Pride Grad and Chicanx Latinx Raza Grad. Space is limited and signups are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Deadline to apply is March 29. Visit the Cross Cultural Center’s website for details.

The Office of Recruitment and Admissions is looking for bright and enthusiastic students to represent Cal State LA at college fairs, high schools and community colleges. Pick up an application at the Career Development Center or at SA 123. If you have questions, call 323-343-3839.


Dining Commons And Community Center Updates And Reminders
  • The Dining Commons and the Community Center, which houses the Game Room and Computer Lab, are now open. The CC hours are Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Dining Commons operating hours can be found on our website.
  • It’s not too late to sign up for a Meal Plan. Just stop by the Housing Office to get started.
  • You can use the Meal Plan at two locations: the Dining Commons, which is located in Phase II, and Salazar Cafe, located in Salazar Hall on the south side of campus.
  • Remember to take your One Card (student ID) and have it swiped. One meal is equivalent to one swipe. If there is a problem with your ID, please stop by the Housing Office right away.
Need To Connect Consoles, Smart TVs Or Media Players To Wi-Fi?

To connect your interactive media to Wi-Fi, you will need to submit a Network Console Registration Request Form to ITS. Go to and make sure to have the following information handy:

  • CIN
  • Phone Number
  • Apartment Location: Phase # or GEA, Room #
  • Console or device wireless MAC address (all lowercase, no colons)

Please allow 1–2 days for the request to be processed. Once done, you will receive a second email with the access code. If you have questions, call ITS at 323-343-6170.

Throw Away Trash In The Dumpsters

Please throw away trash in the containers located nearest to your apartment, not in the Laundry Rooms. Trash containers are located on the outside perimeter of the access road and surrounding the Phase II complex as well as in the northwest corner of the GEA parking lot.

Arrival Of New Housemates

New residents are moving in to empty spaces in some apartments. Thanks for keeping your apartment clean and making room for them in the bedroom, kitchen and bathroom.

Mail Room Hours

The Mail Room hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Parking Permit Information

Residential parking permits must be purchased in person from the Parking and Transportation Center only, they are not for sale online (even though the P&T Center announcements indicate you can order your parking permit online). 

Don’t Tamper With Smoke Detectors

Just a reminder that tampering with smoke detectors is a contract violation. Please watch our Fire Safety and Evacuations video for additional information.

Building 2 Laundry Room Closed Through March 1

The laundry room in Building 2 is closed for repairs. Please use the laundry rooms in Buildings 1 or 3 instead. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.

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Weekly Emails

We send an email to your Cal State LA email address every week during the semester to keep you in the loop. Here are the three most recent (including the latest one above):