Priority Application Process

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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 Wednesday, February 23, 2022, and it will close on Thursday, March 10, 2022. 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.






Monday, February  21, 2022

Information Session (Live Zoom)

5:00 PM

Tuesday, February  22, 2022

Information Session (Live Zoom)

12:15 PM

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Priority Application Opens (current residents only)

10:00 AM

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Info Session: Roommate Group Creation

12:15 PM

Thursday, Mar 10, 2022

Priority Application Closes 

5:00 PM

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Roommate Group Creation Deadline

5:00 PM

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Room Selection Time and Waitlist emails go out

End of Day

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Room Selection Begins

10:00 AM

Friday, April 8, 2022

Room Selection Ends

End of Day

Monday, May 2, 2022

Room Swap Begins

10:00 AM

Friday, May 6, 2022

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/Triple occupancy bedroom apartment (Calaveras)
  • 3rd year+
    • Single occupancy bedroom apartments (Shasta and Diablo)
    • Double occupancy bedroom apartments (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 complaint, 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 $500 initial payment are required to complete the contract.

  • If you are not able to make the full payment there is a payment plan option but you must first complete the form.
  • The $500 initial payment will be applied towards Fall 22 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 Fall balance will not be able to apply
    • Students with a Spring 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 $500 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.