News & Announcements

  Here are the latest announcements from December 5, 2018

 

Nuts & Bolts

When: December 15, 2018 – January 18, 2019; total of five weeks.
 
Who’s Eligible: Students who have housing agreements through spring semester 2019 are eligible to live on campus during winter break and intersession.
 
Who’s Not Eligible: Students finishing their coursework in fall 2018, studying abroad in the spring, withdrawing from the University or approved for an early termination of their housing agreement, and new spring 2019 applicants are not eligible for winter break.
 
How to Apply: Winter break housing is not part of the Academic Year 2018–2019 License Agreement. If you wish to contract for housing during the winter break, then you will be required to complete a Winter Agreement Addendum. The Agreement Addendum is available now via the Housing Portal and must be completed by December 3, 2018.
 
How to Pay: Winter break financial aid is not available due to a short agreement so fees for winter-break housing will have to be paid out-of-pocket and in-full by the requested deadline. Options for payment plans are not available. If you plan to stay during winter break, start saving money now or put aside a portion of your fall financial aid disbursement.
 
Residents not contracting for Winter Housing must vacate the apartments no later than 2:00 p.m. on December 15, 2018. Residents who remain in the apartments or fail to officially check out will be subject to a $50 late check out fee and daily charges for each additional day of occupancy.
 
Students will be required to check-out and return bedroom and apartment keys (including parking gate clickers for GEA). If your key is not returned by 2:00 p.m., a lock change will be performed and charges up to $88 applied to your student account.
 
Winter Break Closing Info Sessions are required prior to check-out for winter break. A Resident Director will present the information that you will need to avoid improper check-out fees. For more information, visit the Winter Closing Procedures page.
 
Housing Loop Closed: December 6 and 7, 12 Noon to 5 p.m.
The Housing Loop (access road between Phase I and II) will be temporarily closed December 6 and 7 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 
Cal State LA residential communities close for winter recess at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Only students who have submitted the Winter Break Addendum, have been accepted and paid in full may stay beyond that date.

Student experiencing delays in their end of fall departure due to extenuating circumstances can be considered for a possible checkout extension not to exceed past 2 p.m. Monday, December 17, 2018.
 
If you are unable to move out by 2 p.m. on December 15, 2018 and are requesting an exception, please fill out the Stay Over Request Form by Monday, December 10, 2018.
 
Requests must be submitted with supporting documentation by Monday, December 10. All requests will be reviewed for consideration, but approvals are not guaranteed.
 
If you have a residential fall parking pass, it expires January 20, 2019. The Spring 2019 parking permits are now available online.
 
Quiet Hours For Finals: December 9–15
A 24/7 quiet policy is in effect through the end of finals.
 
Keep Your Mail Safe
We need your cooperation with the following to ensure the security of your mail:
  • Check your mailbox at least once a week. By federal law, packages must be claimed within 10 days or we have to send them back to sender.
  • Make sure to lock your mailbox door by closing it and turning the combination lock.
  •  If your mailbox is open, we won’t deliver your mail, we’ll return it to sender.
  • If your mailbox needs repair, report it to the Mail Room immediately.
  • If you need help opening your box, come to the Mail Room between 9 a.m.–10 a.m. or 4 p.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday for personalized training.
Perishable Deliveries
The Mail Room is not equipped with proper refrigeration to accept perishable deliveries, such as food and flowers. Please make special arrangements to have your perishables delivered directly to your apartment.

Money Matters

Spring Housing Charges Are Due Dec. 1—Check Your GET Account
Spring 2019 housing fees are posted to your GET account. The full payment was due Thursday, November 1, for students paying per semester. If you are paying per installment, your first payment was due Thursday, November 1, and your second payment is due December 1. Fees not paid by the due date will incur a monthly $20 late fee. 
 
Charges have been posted for the spring semester, so it’s time to make your payment(s). Do you know how much is due, where to pay and how to get this information? Check out this informational video on how to make your housing payment.
 
The 2019–2020 FAFSA launched on October 1. The Center for Student Financial Aid will have 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

Are you a student leader interested in being a Resident Assistant? This is the time to apply. Visit our website for details and make sure you pay attention to the timeline.
 
Looking for a summer job? Applications are now available to become a Summer Community Assistant (SCA). Apply through Handshake but visit our website for details about the job.
 
Share Your Story
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.
 
Run/Walk with Res Ed: Every Mon. and Thurs. at 7:30 p.m.
Join us for a weekly walk or run around campus on Mondays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. (except November 22). Meet at the Housing Basketball Courts for a quick stretch before we begin. The last day will be December 6, 2019
 
Donate To EPIC’s Toy & Food Drive
Support families in our community by donating toys and non-perishable/canned food to EPIC's 47th Annual Toy and Food Drive. The donation box is located in front of the Phase II Lounge.

Reminders

No Outdoor Decoration Displays
With the holiday season coming up, please keep in mind that, it’s against housing policy to display any outdoor decorations on your balcony, patio and windows.
 
Reaching The RA On Duty After Hours And Weekends
In the event of an emergency or you get locked out of your apartment after business hours or on weekends, call the RA on Duty at (323) 343-4807.
 
Meal Plan Changes
Residents interested in increasing or decreasing their Meal Plan for the spring semester may stop by the Housing Office to submit the Meal Plan Change Form. The priority deadline for this form is November 16.  To request to cancel your Meal Plan, please submit the Petition to Cancel Form with supporting documentation to justify the reason for your request. 
 
Not Returning For Spring?
If you need to request to break your License Agreement for spring 2019 because you’re studying abroad in spring, graduating at the end of fall or withdrawing from the University, you must submit a Petition to Cancel Form with supporting documentation to justify the reason for your request.

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.
 
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