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FAQs

What are the application deadlines and move-in dates?

SemesterPriority Application DateOfficial Move-In Date
Fall 2013*April 30, 2013August 19, 2013
Summer 2013*April 15, 2013May 31, 2013

*Dates subject to change

  • Please make sure to apply early as on-campus housing is limited.
  • Applications received after the above-noted priority deadlines will be placed on a waiting list.
  • Three-bedroom single occupancy spaces are very scarce and rarely available to new residents. First-year students are not eligible for single bedrooms.
  • Applying by the priority deadline will improve your chances, but will not guarantee you a space in a three-bedroom single or one-bedroom double.

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When do I pay the $30 Application Fee?

  • After you submit your housing application online, you must pay your housing application fee of $30.00 online at My.CSUDH.EDU in order to complete your application. Your housing application fee must be paid within 5 working days in order for your application to be considered for on-campus housing. Please note: it may take up to 48 hours for this fee to appear in your My.CSUDH.EDU account.
  • If you previously paid the $30 Application Fee and were NOT offered a space in Housing for the semester you'd originally applied for, then you may carry that fee over for ONE (1) semester only.

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When do I pay the $300 Security Deposit?

  • After we have received your application for University Housing, we will contact you via email and ask you to submit a $300 Security Deposit. You do not need to send in your security deposit with your application.
  • Depending on when your application is received, you may be asked to submit your security deposit at the same time as your first rent payment

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Will my Financial Aid help pay for rent?

  • When you apply for Financial Aid, you will need to indicate on the application that you want on-campus housing so that your total award reflects the cost of living on campus.
  • If you are receiving Financial Aid, you may defer your rent payment until your award is disbursed. You will just need to give University Housing Services a copy of your Financial Aid Award Letter.
  • Please be aware that the $300 Security Deposit cannot be deferred and you are responsible for paying it when it is requested by our office.
  • Three-bedroom single occupancy applicants will also be asked to submit a $700 advance rent payment that cannot be deferred to Financial Aid.

For more information, visit our Financial Aid Office.

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How are roommates assigned?

  • If you know other students who currently live or will be living in University Housing, you can request them by name and every effort will be made to place you in the same apartment. Please make sure that you and your preferred roommate(s) request each other and that you are choosing the same apartment type.
  • If you do not know anyone with whom you might want to share an apartment, roommates will be assigned to you based on your answers to the questions in the Profile section of the Application.
  • While every effort is made to accommodate specific roommate requests and to match you with compatible roommates, University Housing cannot guarantee that you will get the people you requested or that you will get a completely compatible roommate.

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Can I apply for Housing before I am admitted to CSUDH?

  • No, you must be an admitted undergraduate or graduate student for the term you are applying for.

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What if I am not offered a space in Housing?

  • If you are on the waiting list for a particular semester and you are not offered a space in Housing, your application is NOT automatically forwarded to the next semester; i.e., if you were on the waiting list for Spring 2013, your application will not be carried over to Summer 2013 or Fall 2013 automatically. If you want to live on campus for Summer 2013 or Fall 2013, you must submit a new application.
  • If you previously paid the $30 Application Fee for Spring 2013 and were NOT offered a space in Housing for the semester, then you may carry that fee over for ONE (1) semester only.

Does CSUDH offer meal plans to students?

Yes, Campus Dining Services' Nutritional Meals Program ensures our students eat well-balanced meals. For more information and the application, visit the Campus Dining website.

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How do I get to CSUDH and University Housing?

We are located at the following address:

  • University Housing Services
    CSU Dominguez Hills
    1100 East Victoria Street
    Carson, CA 90746
  • We are located in Building A. View our campus map.

Directions from 405 Freeway

  1. Exit Avalon Blvd (from 405 south turn left at Avalon) (from 405 north take the Avalon North exit). Continue going north on Avalon for approximately 1 to 1.5 miles. Go past the main entrance for the Home Depot Center.
  2. Turn right on Victoria Street. The CSUDH campus will be on your right.
  3. Go past the second light (Tamcliff) and then turn right on the next light which is the CSUDH East Victoria Campus Entrance.
  4. Go straight forward about 100 yards to the Stop sign, turn left at the stop sign and go up the hill. You will see the Housing kiosk to your right (gated community).
  5. The guard will let you in. If no guard present push the red button at the gate so somebody can buzz you in from the office.
  6. The office is located to your right in the middle of the complex. Just park your car and go to Building A.

Directions from 91 Freeway

  1. Exit Central Ave. (from 91 west turn left on Central) (from 91 east turn right on Central).
  2. Go to Victoria Street and turn right.
  3. Turn left at the first light (CSUDH East Victoria entrance).
  4. Go straight forward about 100 yards to the Stop sign, turn left at the stop sign and go up the hill. You will see the Housing kiosk to your right (gated community).
  5. The guard will let you in. If no guard present push the red button at the gate so somebody can buzz you in from the office.
  6. The office is located to your right in the middle of the complex. Just park your car and go to Building A.

Directions from 110 Freeway

  1. Take 110 Freeway (North or South) to 91 Freeway going east.
  2. Exit Central Avenue (from 91 East turn right on Central)
  3. Turn right on Victoria Street.
  4. Turn left at the first light (CSUDH East Victoria entrance).
  5. Go straight forward about 100 yards to the Stop sign, turn left at the stop sign and go up the hill. You will see the Housing kiosk to your right (gated community).
  6. The guard will let you in. If no guard present push the red button at the gate so somebody can buzz you in from the office.
  7. The office is located to your right in the middle of the complex. Just park your car and go to Building A.

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