By choosing to live on campus, you have opened the door to numerous opportunities, which will serve you well in all facets of your life.
On this page, we provide essential information for you to learn about your housing community and your responsibilities as a community member.
Amenities & Services
Basketball & Volleyball Courts
The basketball and volleyball courts are located in Phase II, behind Building 5. Lights turn off at 10 p.m. To check out equipment or balls, visit the CC.
Community Center (CC)
The Community Center (CC), located in Phase I, is a resource office where you can find out what's going on in the community. You can also check out equipment to play ping-pong or pool in the Game Room or a vacuum to clean your apartment. At night and on the weekends, when the Office of Housing and Residence Life is closed, a Resident Assistant is usually at the CC to help answer questions. Weekday daytime hours vary, so see the posted schedule. Evening hours, Monday through Friday, are 5 to 10 p.m., and the CC is open on the weekends from 1 to 10 p.m.
The Computer Lab is located in the Phase I Community Center. It has 10 computer stations, which are equipped with USB ports, as well as a scanner and printer. Weekday daytime hours vary, so see the posted schedule. Evening hours, Monday through Friday, are 5 to 10 p.m. and weekend hours are from 1 to 10 p.m.
The Game Room, located in the Community Center (CC), has a television and a number of board games as well as a pool and pingpong table. It is open on weekdays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and weekends from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Daytime and summer hours may vary, so see the posted schedule. If you have any questions, stop by the Game Room or call 323-343-4800.
Visit movies.calstatela.edu to see the hundreds of movies and TV shows that you can stream for free while on campus. We recommend using Google Chrome. For mobile devices, download the free Swank app. If you have a film you'd like us to feature, send us an email at [email protected] and we will see if it's available at that time.
Wireless internet is available 24/7 in all apartments and throughout campus at no extra cost. Log in with your Cal State LA student information to access Wi-Fi. Personal routers interfere with the campus internet and are therefore prohibited.
Washing machines and driers are available throughout Phase I, II and at the Golden Eagle Apartments (GEA). Machines only accept debit or credit cards. For the best results, we recommend high-efficiency detergents to go with the high-efficiency machines. You may check on the status of your laundry from your computer or cellphone by logging into Wave Vision. Schedule an appointment to do laundry at tinyurl.com/CSULA-LaundryBooking. The fees are as follows:
|Machine||Cost per Load|
Mail and Packages
Where do I pick up mail and packages?
Stop by the Phase II Housing Office with a picture ID and let us know you want to check mail and pick up packages.
When can I pick up mail and packages?
Monday - Friday from 1-4:30 p.m. We are closed on the weekends.
Monday – Friday
1 – 4:30 p.m.
How do I know if I have mail and packages?
- Mail - Stop by the main office desk and let us know you'd like to check to see if you have letter mail. Letter mail will be distributed at the main front desk counter.
- Packages - When packages arrive, we will log each package and then send you an email to your Cal State LA email address, informing you that you have a package. Please do not stop by to pick up a package when you are notified by the delivery carrier that it has arrived. Our office will need time to process packages before they are ready to be distributed to you.
- Packages will be distributed at the service counter to the right of the main office desk.
- Large Packages that are unable to fit through the service counter may need to be distributed through the main office access door. A staff member will place your package outside of the access door. To follow physical distancing guidelines, please wait until the staff member has returned inside the office before retrieving your package.
What is my mailing address?
Your first and last name (not a nickname or family member's name)
5300 Paseo Rancho Castilla
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Can someone else pick up my package for me?
No. You must be present to pick up your own package with a picture ID.
Protect your belongings with renter's insurance from GradGuard.
Water, trash, electricity and gas are included in your License Agreement.
Beverage and snack machines can be found in the Housing Office Hallway and in the Community Center, accessible 24/7. A water machine is located by the Phase I Laundry Room. We are not responsible for money lost to the vending machines. For refund information, contact First Class Vending at 323-268-7632.
We encourage you to sign up for Direct Deposit to get your financial aid disbursement faster. It can be electronically deposited into a valid US checking or savings account. Visit Eagle Express Direct Deposit for more information.
One method of paying for your housing fees is with financial aid. The amount financial aid will cover depends on how much you have been awarded and how much is left after your tuition and University fees are paid. Any remaining housing fees that remain after your financial aid has been applied, must be paid for by you.
Policies & Procedures
The License Agreement is the contract between a resident and Cal State LA that lasts for the duration of the resident's stay (a semester, academic year or summer).
If you want to cancel your License Agreement or Meal Plan, you must submit a Petition to Cancel Form to the Office of Housing and Residence Life immediately.
Guest Policy 21-22 Academic Year
Following guidance from the California Department of Public Health and the University, Housing and Residence Life does not allow guests in housing and within individual apartments to promote physical distancing as a precaution to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Housing and Residence Life has a priority to support the well-being of our residential students and staff, therefore the suspension of day-time and overnight visitation privileges will remain until further notice. For the safety of our community, we ask that you refrain from having guests in your apartments and in the residential community including other Cal State LA students.
Living with people can be fun and challenging. We expect that roommates will share responsibilities and make compromises. If you experience challenges with a roommate, we recommend talking with them about it first. If the situation doesn’t improve, speak with your Resident Assistant. In some cases, situations will be escalated to the Residence Life Coordinator for help.
Student Conduct Process
Housing and Residence Life strives to take an educational approach to student discipline. This includes providing information that residents need in order to function effectively as responsible members of the community. In the event that a resident chooses to violate housing policies, the Housing Services Staff will take quick action to hold them accountable for their behavior. This is done both to assist the student in their personal development and to maintain the integrity of community living. The following information describes the rights, responsibilities and procedures of the resident and the Housing Services Staff in addressing inappropriate behavior and violations of housing policies.
To learn more about the Student Conduct Process, visit our Student Guide.
If something in your apartment needs repair, please fill out a Work Order. Create a separate Work Order for each issue in your apartment.
Safety & Security
Emergency Phones are yellow posts with a blue light and are located throughout the housing complex. These non-dial phones are directly linked to the University Police and may be used in the event of an emergency.
Lost Keys & Lockouts
If a resident has lost their keys, they must immediately report it to the Office of Housing and Residence Life to ensure the safety and security of the resident’s apartment. Lost keys may result in a charge of up to $88.
If you are locked out during normal business hours, contact the Housing and Residence Life Office. If it is after 5 p.m. or on the weekends, call the Resident Assistant on duty at 323-791-4056.
Forgetting your keys and getting locked out more than three times during the academic year may result in disciplinary action and charges. Fees per academic year are as follows:
|Number of Times Locked Out||Cost|
|Up to three||No charge|
|Additional $10 charge for every lockout thereafter.|
The Public Safety Police Station is located on the south end of campus (north end of lot 1).
If you would like to contact the Police Station or Public Safety, call 323-343-3700.
Public Safety Escort Service
Our University Police's Public Safety Escort Service provides a personal student escort service for students, faculty, staff and visitors, 24/7. This free service is available to you at night and when walking to parking lots or to the housing complex. Making use of this service can greatly improve your personal safety.
Please call 323-343-3700 for more information.
Resident Assistant on Duty
If you are experiencing an emergency or are locked out of your apartment after 5 p.m., you can reach the Resident Assistant on Duty at 323-791-4056.
Please take these precautions to keep our community secure:
- If you have a door or window that doesn’t lock, please let us know immediately and complete a Work Order.
- Please make sure that all doors and windows are closed and locked. Always check before you leave for the day and go to sleep at night.
- Secure your personal items in your bedroom and lock the door when you leave. Remember that your roommates may or may not be responsible in securing the apartment before they leave.
- Never loan your personal apartment key to anyone (including your roommates): it is a policy violation to do so.
- Be aware of your surroundings, particularly at night, in and around campus. You may call the Eagle Patrol to escort you to and from classes or your vehicle.
- If you have concerns, contact your Resident Assistant. Report all suspicious activity to the Campus Police at 323-343-3700.