News & Announcements

 

  Here are the latest announcements from February 19, 2019

 

Nuts & Bolts

Electrical Power Shutdown
On February 23, 2019 from 6 a.m. - 10 a.m., there will be no electricity to Phase I and II. Golden Eagle Apartments (GEA) will not experience a shutdown, but cable service will be down during times listed.
 
Phase I and II residents, please note:
  • There will be no internet or wireless connection.
  • Charge your mobile devices prior to the shutdown.
  • Community Center amenities (laundry room, computer lab, vending machines) will be temporarily offline.
  • Unplug all sensitive electronic equipment prior to date and time listed.
  • AC/Heating Units will not be operational.
  • Lights and hot water will be OFF (plan your showers accordingly).
  • Have a battery operated light source on hand.
  • Kitchen appliances (stoves and microwaves) will not be available. Plan your meals accordingly.
  • Fire alarm systems and emergency lighting will not operate during listed time.
  • The Dining Commons will open at their regular time (10 a.m.).
We apologize for any inconvenience.
 
CONTACTS:
To report an issue related to construction: askhousing@calstatela.edu
Emergencies:
Housing & Residence Life, (323)343-4800 M-F: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Duty Staff, (323)343-4807 M-F/Weekends: After 5 p.m.
Department of Public Safety, (323)343-3700
 
Start Saving! $340 Initial Payment Required To Apply For 2019-2020 Housing
Do you want to live on campus for the 2019-2020 Academic Year? Start saving money for your initial payment. To apply for Housing for the 2019-2020 Academic Year, you will need to do the online application, make your initial payment of $340 and submit a new Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire Form. The application will be available on the Housing Portal later this month. More details to follow.
 
Room And Board Rates
Room and board rates will be available on our website for your review this week. Rates for the 2019-2020 Academic Year have increased by 15% for room and 5% for dining plans. Please attend one to the two Town Hall meetings this week as we discuss in detail the new rates
 
Residential Community Town Hall Forum
Please join Housing and Residence Life and representatives from Financial Aid and Student Life on February 21 and 22 from 4–6 p.m. in the Phase II Lounge.  We will present information on the many changes in Housing next academic year. Some of the highlights will include:
  • 19-20 Housing Room and Board Fee Increase
  • 19-20 Winter Housing
  • New housing dining vendor
  • New Construction: Student Housing East
  • Parking Updates
Fire Alarm Testing
We will be testing fire alarms Friday, February 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You don’t need to evacuate during the test. Be prepared for an emergency and watch our video Fire Safety and Evacuations.
 
New Housing Construction Updates
Construction for Student Housing East (SHE) is underway on the Eastside of Phase I and Lots 7 and 7a. The new buildings will incorporate traditional-style housing for first-year and sophomore students. Students are able to view updates regarding construction and noise, photos of the construction progressions, any service interruptions that may affect the community, and information on where and how to report an issue related to the ongoing construction.
 
Residents who live in Phase I, Eastside and face parking lot 7A, please keep your windows, blinds and sliding doors closed to prevent dust and minimize noise from entering your apartments.
 
At this time, you can expect high noise levels due to jack hammering and breaking concrete. For your safety, do not move or cross any barricades.
 
Construction and progress updates are available on the Constructions Updates webpage.
 
If you have any questions, please stop by the Housing Office or call (323) 343-4800.
 
New Roommates Are Still Moving In
If there is a vacant space in your apartment it is more than likely you will be welcoming a new roommate for the Spring.  Please keep all vacant spaces clean and clear, make room in shared areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, storage rooms and closets.
 

Money Matters

 
Don’t Lose Your Financial Aid & Housing
Stay enrolled at full-time status (undergrad 12 units, grad 8 units) and abide by the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP) to keep your financial aid and Housing.
 
2019-2020 FAFSA Application Deadline Information
The 2019–2020 FAFSA is currently available online. The Center for Student Financial Aid has scheduled information sessions on campus to help answer your FAFSA questions. Visit their webpage for details. Remember that the 2019–2020 priority funding consideration deadline is March 2, 2019. Apply early! 
 

Events & Opportunities

 
Share Your Story In Our Humans Of Cal State LA Housing Video Project
We are looking for volunteers to share their stories for an upcoming video series that will be released in spring. If you are interested in being part of this project, email Maria Ruiz and let us know. We will work around your schedule.
 
This is a great time to catch up on movies and TV shows while staying on campus. We add new movies monthly and we have just added 100 additional movies and more TV shows for 2019. Bookmark this link: https://movies.calstatela.edu.
 
Spring Career Fair
Join the College of Business and Economics for their Spring Career Fair on Thursday, February 21 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Golden Eagle Ballrooms (3rd floor).  Meet and network with employers. Open to all business majors. Business professional attire required. Remember to take copies of your resume.
 
International Cultural Night & Dinner
Join the International Office for the International Cultural Night and Dinner on February 27! Ticket are $17 per person and you can buy them online at http://www.calstatela.edu/international
 
Eagle-Con
Do you want to work in the entertainment industry as a writer, artist, actor or doing something different within this industry? Then you should attend Eagle-Con March 7–9 at the U-SU.  The Art Director’s Guild will have different exhibition workshops, panels and presentations. The cost is $5 for Cal State LA students, alumni and family. $10 for guests. Attend 2 panels and get a free ticket to Saturday’s event. Updated website coming soon.
 

Reminders

 
Friday Lot 7A Cleaning Changes
As a result of the limited parking in Lot 7, Parking and The Office of Housing and Residence Life have suspended Friday lot cleanings for the Spring 2019 semester with scheduled cleanings to occur during spring break and after final exams.  During this time we are asking the community to be vigilant and courteous by utilizing the various trash bins in and near Lot 7A to discard of trash in an effort to maintain a clean community.
 
Spring 2019 Parking Permit Information
The Spring 2019 parking permits are available online.
 
Housing Loop Closure Update
The Housing Loop (access road between Phase I and II) is closed due to the upcoming new construction.
 
Phase I South Trash Dumpster Relocation Update
The trash dumpsters located outside of the Community Center and behind apartments 131–134 have been relocated behind apartments 113–114 and near the stairs leading into parking lot 5. Please use the newly relocated dumpsters.
 
If something in your apartment needs repair, let us know! Click on the link above to watch a step-by-step video on how to submit a Work Order.
 
Need To Connect A Console, 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. Please have the following information handy and go to: www.calstatela.edu/its/console
  • CIN
  • Phone Number
  • Apartment Location: Phase # or GEA, Room #
  • Console//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, please call ITS at 1-323-343-6170

 

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 emails (including the latest one above):
Questions? Contact us at askhousing@calstatela.edu.
Remember to add askhousing@calstatela.edu to your address book so that our emails don’t end up in your junk or spam folder.
 
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