News & Announcements


  Here are the latest announcements from November 12, 2019


Nuts & Bolts

Cal State LA residential communities close for winter recess at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2019. Only students who have submitted the Winter Break Addendum, paid the application fee, and have received confirmation may stay beyond that date.

Student with extenuating circumstances that conflict with the end of fall checkout date and time may submit a request for a possible extension. However, extensions are only for a short period of time, with 2:00pm, Wednesday, December 18th, as the last possible day for a late checkout. If you are unable to move out by 2 p.m. on December 16, 2019 and wish to request an extension, please fill out the Stay Over Request Form by Monday, December 2, 2019.
Supporting documentation is required for stayover requests and must also be submitted by Monday, December 2, 2019. All requests will be reviewed for consideration, but approvals are not guaranteed. If approved, a daily rate will be charged based on your room type. Remember extensions will only be for a short period, no later than 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.
Daily Rate Chart
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Golden Eagles Apt. Room Type
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Current Housing Students Looking To Live On Campus During The Winter Break?
Winter break housing is not part of the Academic Year 2019-2020 License Agreement. If you wish to contract for housing during the 5-week winter break (December 16 – January 17), you will then be required to submit a Winter Break Addendum and payment of $40 application fee. The winter break addendum is available from October 30 to November 29 via the Housing Portal.
Who’s Eligible: Students who have housing agreements through spring semester 2020 and reside in apartments that are open during winter break are eligible to live on campus during winter break.
Who’s Not Eligible: Students residing in apartments that were identified as unavailable due to facilities work (see below), students finishing their coursework at the end of fall 2019, Exchange Program completion, studying abroad in the spring, withdrawing from the University or approved for early termination of their housing agreement, and new spring 2020 applicants are not eligible for winter break.
  • Communities Closed for Winter Break:
    •  Phase I-Westside all 2nd-floor apartments
    • Phase II - Buildings 4 and 5, all 3rd-floor apartments
  • There are no alternative spaces available for apartments that will be closed for facilities repairs. Students living in these spaces must complete the winter check out procedures. A facilities roofing project scheduled for winter break prevents the occupancy of those communities resulting in the closure of those spaces for the duration of the winter break period.
When can I apply: The Winter Break Addendum is open from October 30 to November 29
How to Apply:
Log in to the portal>>Select the Application Tab>>Open your 2019-2020 application. You should see the Winter Addendum>>Read and review the terms of the addendum (Check for eligibility)>>If you are eligible and wish to apply, Enter your CIN>>Click submit. You should receive a confirmation email within 10 minutes.
Health And Safety Inspections
Housing and Residential Life Staff will be entering apartments from November 18, 2019 to November 20, 2019 from 9 a.m.–10 p.m. to conduct Health and Safety checks. They will be inspecting the fire extinguishers, fire safety equipment, and documenting any policy violations. These policy violations could include, but are not limited to, the cleanliness of your space, electrical outlet overuse, and the presence of drugs and alcohol. Please be aware that if your apartment unit does not pass the initial check or re-inspection, you will receive a conduct notice that could result in cleaning fees. If you have any questions please direct them to your RA or Resident Director.
Closed For Thanksgiving
The University will be open during Fall Recess, November 25–27 but there will be no classes. The following will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday:
  • Dining Commons: 11/28 – 30
  • Office of Housing and Residence Life and CC: 11/28 – 29 
  • Mail Room: 11/28 – 30 
If you have an emergency, please call the RA on Duty at (323) 343–4807.
Golden Eagle Feed A Need
Meal Plan participants may donate one meal to benefit a fellow Golden Eagle in need. Tuesday, November 12 – Friday, November 15, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Dining Commons.
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. Due November 16.
Meal Plan Changes
Residents interested in adding or increasing their Meal Plan for the spring semester may stop by the Housing Office to submit the Meal Plan Change Form, which is due by November 16. 
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.
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.
Spring Enrollment
Remember you must be a full-time student (12 units undergrad and 8 units grad) to live on campus and get your full financial aid disbursement. Log in to GET to find your enrollment date and time for spring 2019, which will be located in the Student Center on the left sidebar.
Toy & Food Drive
Support families in our community by donating toys and non-perishable/canned food to EPIC's Annual Toy and Food Drive. The donation box is located in front of the Phase II Lounge.

Money Matters

Spring Housing Charges Are Due Dec. 10 - Check Your GET Account
Spring 2019 housing fees will be posted to your GET account by mid-November. The full payment is due on December 10, for students paying per semester. If you are paying per installment, your first payment is due December 10, and your second payment is due January 10, 2020. Fees not paid by the due date will incur a monthly $20 late fee. 
Don’t Jeopardize Your Financial Aid 
You may lose your financial aid if you’re not enrolled in at least 12 units for the upcoming spring semester, or if your grades are below the GPA requirement. Please read the current Satisfactory Academic Policy (SAP) in order to maintain continued funding during your attendance at Cal State LA. Review the SAP Policy here.
FAFSA and Dream Applications
Applications for both FAFSA and Dream have been open since October 1, so don’t forget to apply! Visit Cal State L.A’s Financial Aid webpage for more information. They are also offering Financial Aid workshops. ! No need to RVSP.
November 19, 10 – 11 a.m., U-SU Montebello Room 309

Events & Opportunities

A Seat At The Table:
Don’t have anything planned for Thanksgiving? Come spend it with your fellow peers in housing as we discuss and share family traditions and have a night filled with fun games and free food! The Res Life Team will be hosting this event on Monday, November 25 from 6-90 p.m. in the Phase II Lounge. RSVP for your seat at the table.
Housing Event: Running with Res Ed
Join us for our weekly walk/run around campus on Monday’s and Thursday’s at 6:30 p.m. We will meet at the Housing Basketball Courts for a quick stretch before we begin. Please bring your own water bottle to re-fill at the water station near the Housing Office. 
Let’s Talk
Let’s Talk is a drop-in service where currently enrolled students can have a brief informal consultation (not therapy) with a counselor. Let’s Talk is for consultation about a specific problem. Whether it’s anxiety, sadness or relationship problems, sharing your concerns can be helpful. A counselor will listen and provide support, perspective and suggestions for resources. Call CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) at 323-343-3300 if you have questions or to make an appointment.
Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m., Phase II Conference Room
Campus Events
Interested in participating in different events and getting involved on campus? Check out these events or go online for more program information: University-Student Union programs and Associated Students Inc.
Kent Twitchell – A Study of Murals
The Kent Twitchell – A Study of Murals exhibition tells the story of the creative process behind iconic Los Angeles murals. A Cal State LA alumnus, Kent Twitchell has been an important artist in the Los Angeles mural scene since the 1970s and he remains highly relevant and energetic today. He currently has three murals in the works in Los Angeles, Monuments to Martha Alf, Charles White and fellow Cal State LA alumnus, Edward James Olmos.
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 5:00pm
Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 12 noon-5 p.m.
Reception: Saturday, November 9, 3-5 p.m.
The CCC Gets Down: Karaoke
Release some stress, sing a song and cheer on your community in this gathering of song and dance. Snacks provided and back-up dancers encouraged.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 4:00 PM - 5:00 p.m., Asian Pacific Islander Student Resource Center, Room206, 2nd Floor, U-SU
What’s The Tea? Apida & Queerness Coming Together
So, you’re Asian American, Pacific Islander and/or Desi American (APIDA) and Queer, what’s the tea? Join the Cross Cultural Centers as we build community and share stories of being both APIDA and Queer.
Thursday, November 14, 2019 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Asian Pacific Islander Student Resource Center, 2nd Floor, Room 206, University-Student Union
Happy Hour
Happy hour is back AT A NEW TIME! Thursday Night Football and free game play will be at The Pit on campus!
  • Pittsburg vs. Chicago: November 14, 2019, 5-6 p.m., The Pit Basement, University-Student Union
International Cultural Night & Dinner
Join the International Office as they entertain us with music, dinner and performances from around the world! Tickets are $20 for dinner and show. Buy your tickets online. Click on International Education Week and scroll down to buy your tickets.
November 22, 6 -8 p.m., University-Student Union, Los Angeles Rooms A, B, C


Winter Session 2020
Have you considered taking classes during winter break through the College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE)? Courses are only three weeks long and can help you graduate faster. Register now. Visit the Winter Session 2020 webpage for more information.

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