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Housing Selection Application/Agreement Process

Given the evolving situation with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is not possible to determine at this time what changes to operations in student housing and residential life may occur in Academic Year 2020-2021. Consequently, we are not offering a housing guarantee and as of July 2nd we will no longer accept new applicants for housing. We will make a concerted effort to provide timely updates as we know more; please check our webpage and your email account for the latest information. 

Current Cal State LA students:  As an enrolled student, you already have access to the Housing Portal and can access housing applications as soon as they are available. 

The Fall 2020-Spring 2021 Application/Agreement process will begin February 20 at 5 p.m. for all continuing Cal State LA students. We invite all students to participate in the housing application process. Process updates will be posted to the website soon. May 7, 2020 is the priority deadline to submit your completed Online Housing Application/Agreement and $340 initial fee. 

All students will be required to satisfy a $340 initial payment along with their completed application/agreement to participate in the 2020-2021 Housing Selection process. 

Online Application Closing July 2

New Undergraduate First-Year/Transfers Admits:  In order to receive access to the Housing Portal, you must meet the following criteria.

  • 2020-2021 Housing Application/Agreement is LIVE! for new admits as of March 6.
  • 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 Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD), it will take 4–5 days for you to gain access to apply online through the Housing Portal. You won't receive an email alert about this, so we encourage you to try logging on to the portal daily.
  • After completing the online application and agreement you will be prompted to submit a $340.00 initial fee ($40 application fee, $300 pre-payment).
  • Once we receive your application and $340 initial fee, we'll include you in the process for a bed space assignment. 
  • May 7, 2020 is the priority deadline to submit your completed Online Housing Application/Agreement and $340 initial fee 
  • The housing assignment process for new applicants is scheduled to occur during the second week of June. 
  • Visit our How to Apply page for more details.

Online Application Closing July 2

New Graduate/Doctoral Admits:  Newly admitted graduate students are not required to pay the $100 ECD but will need to wait for their Official Admissions Email that will be sent by the Cal State LA Admissions Office, which identifies a student as a pre-matriculated student in order to receive access to the Housing Portal.

Online Application Closing July 2

New International Exchange Program and Study in LA Students:  If you are not able to access the portal please send an email to askhousing@calstatela.edu to get information about on-campus housing. Please know that your Cal State LA program directors and coordinators will also be sending out information on how to apply for on-campus housing and can be used as a resource for information and assistance.  If you are able to access the online portal please follow the due dates and processes outlined in the New Undergraduate/ Transfer section above.

Online Application Closing July 2


Work Orders


Need to report a maintenance issue or damage? Current residents must submit a work order online details for how to submit work orders are below.


Work Orders: Current residents who need to submit a Work Order, can log in and follow these instructions:

  1. Click the Maintenance tab at the top.
  2. Choose the category and item.
  3. Add a description and cause.
  4. If you're okay with us resolving the issue when you're not home, click the box where it says, "I agree to allow a staff member into my room while I am not there." If not, in the comments field below that, request a time and day that you'd like our staff to come. We will try to accommodate your request.
  5. Click on "Save & Continue" to submit the Work Order.

Please create a separate Work Order for each issue in your apartment.


Problems Logging In:     Check to see if you can log on to your "myCalStateLA" account and Cal State LA email account.  If you can, please stop by the IT Office in the Library, Palmer Wing for assistance.