Priority Application Process

Continue your journey as a Pioneer in Student Housing and Residence Life!

We highly encourage our current residents to apply while the Priority Application is open as it grants priority over non-residents during this limited time. The application will open on Monday, February 20, 2023, and it will close on Thursday, March 16, 2023. The room assignment times will not be on a first-come-first-serve basis but instead randomly generated by our database, however, in an attempt to best manage the process in terms of room selection consolidation, priority may be assigned to those with larger roommate groups. Aside from the consolidation piece, all those who complete their contract during the Priority Application Process will have equal chances when it comes to room selection times regardless of when the application was submitted as long as it’s within the application timeframe.






Wednesday, February 20, 2023

Priority Application Opens (current residents only)

10:00 AM

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Information Session (Live Zoom)

5:00 PM

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Information Session (Live Zoom)

12:15 PM

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Info Session: Roommate Group Creation (Live Zoom)

12:15 PM

Thursday, Mar 16, 2023

Priority Application Closes 

11:00 PM

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Roommate Group Creation Deadline

11:00 PM

Friday, March 31, 2023

Room Selection Time and Waitlist Notification Sent

End of Day

Monday, April 3, 2023

Room Selection Begins

10:00 AM

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Room Selection Ends

5:00 PM

Monday, April 17, 2023

Room Swap Begins

10:00 AM

Friday, June 30, 2023

Room Swap Ends

5:00 PM


Living communities are designed to help residents meet other residents in their same academic standing and for the residence halls to provide educational opportunities for their specific needs.

  • 2nd year
    • Double occupancy bedroom suite (Tamalpais)
    • Double occupancy bedroom apartment (Calaveras)
    • Triple occupancy bedroom apartment (Calaveras)
  • 3rd year+
    • Single occupancy bedroom apartments (Shasta and Diablo)
    • Double occupancy bedroom apartments (Coloma, Sierra, Sonora)
    • Triple occupancy bedroom apartment (Coloma, Sierra, Sonora)

Virtual Tours

To give all students the opportunity to see their housing options for the upcoming year Student

Housing has launched its first-ever virtual tours. Check out the links below:


To best accommodate our diverse student population, we offer Open Gender, Co-Ed, non-traditional age, ADA compliant, service animals, and emotional support animals housing options.

If any of the accommodations mentioned are required it is important that applicants self-identify during the housing application and contract.

Application Information

The $40 non-refundable application fee and a $250 initial payment are required to complete the contract.

  • The $250 initial payment will be applied towards Fall 23 rent fees.

Methods of payment

  • Electronic check – no service fee
    • Routing and account numbers are needed
  • Credit/Debit Card – 2.75% service fee

Have your Net ID and password ready

Review the License Agreement

Understand the meal plan options

Know the important dates

Understand the different occupancy types to select occupancy preferences

Clear any past-due balance

Application and Contract Process

  1. Application: Log on to the Student Housing Portal using your Net ID and password.
    • Students with a balance will be able to apply and join a roommate group but have to clear the balance prior to room selection or they will not be able to receive an assignment.
  2. Once you log on, follow the prompts through to completion.
  3. Contract: Once the application fee has been paid, the portal will redirect to the online contract
    • Complete all portions of the online contract.
    • Submit a $250 initial payment through the housing portal.
    • Electronically sign the contract to complete the process.
    • Note: Contract is not complete without initial payment.

Roommate Group creation and Room Selection Process

For more information regarding this part of the process, please visit the Roommate Group and Room Selection page for detailed information.