News & Announcements


  Here are the latest announcements from February 12, 2019


Nuts & Bolts

2019-2020 Housing Application Available Soon
Do you want to live on campus for the 2019-2020 academic year? Start saving money for your initial payment. The application will be available on our website later this month. More details to follow.

Residential Community Town Hall Forum
Please join Housing and Residence Life and representatitves 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.

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.

New Roommates 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

Spring 2019 Housing Bills Are Past Due
Spring 2019 housing fees were posted to your GET account and are now past due. If you still have a balance, any amount not covered by financial aid is your responsibility and will be an out-of-pocket cost. Fees not paid by the due date will incur a monthly $20 late fee.   
Instructions on How to Pay your Spring 2019 Housing Fees
Charges are past due for the spring semester, so if you haven’t made your payment(s), please watch this video. 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.

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

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. Watch this SCA Testimonial video to get more information about the position. The deadline to apply has been extended until February 15, 2019.
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 while staying on campus. We add new movies monthly and we have just added 100 additional movies and more TV shows for 2018. Bookmark this link:

International Cultural Night & Dinner
Join the International Office for the International Cultural Night and Dinner on February 27! Ticket prices start at $13 per person if purchase on or before February 10. Tickets can be purchased online at


Spring 2019 Parking Permit Information
The Spring 2019 parking permits are now 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.

Mail Room
The Mail Room hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Community Center (CC)
The CC in Phase I is open Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends.

Dining Commons
The Dining Commons is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday–Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. Visit the Dining & Meal Plan webpage for more information.

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:

  • 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):
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