Spring 2024

Living on campus? That's wassup. Cartoon of South Village at Cal State LA. Cal State LA Division of Student Life Housing and Residence Life.


Welcome! Thanks for your interest in living on campus at California State University, Los Angeles.

The Office of Housing and Residence Life at Cal State LA offers residence halls for students under 21 years old and apartment-style housing accommodations for students 21 and over, as well as graduate students.

Steps to Apply for Spring 2024

Log into the Housing Portal using your "MyCalStateLA" username and password and select the Housing Application Spring 2024. The system will take you step-by-step through each section of the application and Agreement. You will have the opportunity to indicate your preference for room type, Meal Plan, payment plan and other important reminders.

After you’ve completed the signature page in the Housing Portal, you will be redirected to the University’s Transact system. There you’ll make a $40 payment (non-refundable fee). Follow these steps:

  1. When in Transact, indicate the payment option (credit, debit, or e-check) and click on “Continue Checkout.”
  2. Then enter your payment information and click on “Continue Checkout.”
  3. Review and confirm that your payment information is correct and submit your payment.
  4. A payment receipt will appear that reflects the transaction.
  5. Click the option that allows you to return to the application.
  6. Click “Complete Application” at the bottom of the "Almost There!" page. Please be sure to do this step to ensure your confirmation information has been sent to our office.

This step must only be completed by applicants who are under the age of 18. The Consent Form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian who agrees with the terms and conditions of the spring 2024 License Agreement to provide authorization for medical treatment in case of an emergency. The form must be completed, signed and returned to the Office of Housing and Residence Life by the time you move in.

A Completed Application Includes:

  • Completion of the online housing application and spring 24 License Agreement
  • Payment of the $40 application fee

You must complete the following prior to moving in:

  • Residents who are under 18 years old only: submission of a completed Consent Form to the housing office

Additional Information

Please note, if you are a newly admitted undergraduate student for spring 2024, you must pay the $100 Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD) before applying to live on campus. Only students who have paid their $100 ECD to confirm enrollment with Cal State LA will obtain access to the online housing application and license agreement. Once you pay the ECD, it will take 2–3 days for you to gain access to apply online through the Housing Portal. You will not receive an email alert about this, so we encourage you to try logging on to the Housing portal daily.

To complete the online housing application and license agreement please have the following items available:

  • “MyCalStateLA” username and password
  • Emergency Contact Information (First and last name, address, phone number, etc.)
  • Missing Persons Contact Information (First and last name, address, phone number, etc.)
  • Debit, Credit, or Checking Account Information – In order to officially complete your online application, you will need to submit a payment at the end of the application after submitting your License Agreement.

Important Dates


Applicants are considered for housing placement on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once you apply and pay the $40 fee, you'll be assigned a space. You'll be assigned to a bed space based on availability. Students will receive an email to their Cal State LA email account, confirming their room reservation.

The Office of Housing and Residence Life is committed to equal opportunity in our housing facilities and will provide reasonable accommodations as determined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Housing Act (FHA) policies and guidelines, on a case-by-case basis. If you are a “qualified individual” with a documented disability who requires ADA housing accommodations, please contact the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) for more information on the registration process. You can find out more on the OSD website or by contacting them at 323-343-3140 or [email protected].

Once you have received a housing assignment confirmation, you will be able to view your spring housing charges and make a payment on GET. Payment must be submitted by February 9, 2024. Students assigned after the payment deadline will be given 48 hours to make their spring payment. The due date and amount due will be posted on students' GET accounts.

Failure to submit your payment by the deadline will result in the cancellation of your housing assignment and License Agreement. For Rates & Payments, visit our website.

Applicants who wish to cancel their spring 2024 Housing License Agreement may request to cancel by filling out the Cancellation Form Before the Start of the License Agreement by the cancellation deadline of December 18, 2023. Log into the Housing Portal, then click on the Housing Forms tab to access the License Agreement Cancellation Request Form.

After December 18, students with a room reservation who wish to cancel will be required to fill out the Petition to Cancel Form and upload supporting documentation. All Petitions to Cancel are requests and must meet the conditions as specified in the License Agreement in the section entitled Cancellation Prior to Occupancy Without 30-day Notice [Section III.C.2 (Housing) and/or Section III.E.2 (Meal Plan)]. The Office of Housing and Residence Life reserves the right to approve or deny cancellation requests.

All cancellation requests must include supporting documentation for the reason for the cancellation request. Failure to provide supporting documentation will result in a delay of the petition review process. After the request form and supporting documentation have been submitted, it will take one to two weeks to review the petition. If approved for a housing cancellation, a student’s housing fees will be removed or adjusted according to the License Agreement Cancellation Policy.

Move-in is January 19, 2024. The move-in period is between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

New incoming residents have been given an appointment time and a barcode to check-in. Please check your Cal State LA email for the appointment time and barcode. 

If you would like to change your appointment time, you may log into the Housing Portal to reschedule.

The following address will take you to the housing area where the check-in line begins along Paseo Rancho Castilla: 5300 Paseo Rancho Castilla, Los Angeles, CA 90032. Check-in will be at the University Apartments basketball court in Phase II, look for the signs. Please have your barcode ready.

There will be no check-ins from 12-1 p.m. Please make sure to adhere to the time you were assigned (in your Housing portal and email) to help reduce crowding and limit the number of people in areas.


Check-in Instructions – see map below

Spring 2024 Move-in Map. Cal State LA Division of Student Life Housing and Residence Life.


The move-in process will begin in the basketball courts in Phase II (Green star on the map). Please park along Paseo Rancho Castilla before checking in (see map above). You will need your One Card, barcode, and your check-in time ready, included in this email. If you haven’t picked up your One Card, please visit the One Card Office website to get information on how to get your student ID before attempting to check into Housing. Arrive early and visit the Golden Eagle One Card Office if necessary. Your One Card is also your meal plan card. 

Once you check in, you’ll be handed a 20-minute Loading Zone permit. Please do not leave your vehicle parked along the Housing loop longer than that time to avoid a backlog.

There will be loading zones for you to use throughout the Housing loop and into South Village to unload your items. There will also be carts available to check out in the Phase II Housing Office, the Multi=Purpose Room (MPR) and at the check-in station. After unloading your items, please park your vehicle in Lot 5.



There will be space along Paseo Rancho Castilla by the Housing loop that will be blocked off for Apartment Rideshare drop-offs. Please walk to the Check-in station in the basketball court to receive your keys.