News & Announcements

  Here are the latest announcements from December 11, 2018


Nuts & Bolts

New Information: Winter Break Housing (December 15, 2018 – January 18, 2019)
The 2018-2019 winter break housing fee has been waived. If you wish to stay during the winter break, you MUST submit a Winter Agreement Addendum. The Agreement Addendum is available now via the Housing Portal and must be completed by December 14, 2018 (new date).

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.

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.

Scheduled Inspection Of Pests
Housing staff and Pest Management staff will be entering apartments to inspect for pests the week of December 17.

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.

Trash Dumpster Relocation
The trash dumpsters located outside of the Community Center and behind apartments 131–134 will be relocated behind apartments 113–114 and near the stairs leading into parking lot 5 as of December 17. Please use the newly relocated dumpsters.

Closed For The Holidays

  • The Community Center, which houses the Game Room and computer lab will be closed after 2 p.m., Saturday, December 15 through Monday, January 21.
  • The Dining Commons will be closed beginning at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 15 until Monday, January 21.
  • The Mail Room will operate on a reduced schedule during winter break, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed on Saturdays. Also, it will be closed Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, January 1. Please make sure to pay extra attention on the dates your packages or letters are anticipated to arrive as USPS, UPS, FedEx, Amazon and other delivery services will be suspended and no staff will be available or eligible for receiving mail and packages.
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.

Fire Alarm Testing: January 2 & 3
Housing staff will be entering apartments to test the fire alarms January 2 and 3, 2019.

Money Matters

Spring Housing Charges Were Due Dec. 1—Check Your GET Account
Spring 2019 housing fees were posted to your GET account and were due November 1 and 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.
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.

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):
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