Applying for On-Campus Housing

We believe that on-campus housing provides the support, academic environment and location necessary for students to be successful at California State University, East Bay. In addition, our staff members and student leaders are committed to working with you to create an experience that can enhance this journey in your life.

Become part of our student Housing Community! Once the Student Housing Portal opens and you have been admitted to CSUEB and paid the enrollment fee, you may apply to live on-campus. For your convenience, this process is completely online.

Housing spaces and preferences are available on a first come first, served basis.

Steps to take before you start the application and contract process:

  • Have your Net ID and password
  • Understand your meal plan options
  • Understand your occupancy options
  • Understand and learn the important dates
  • Be sure you are able to make the required payments* to complete your application and contract
    • $ 40.00 application fee**
    • $ 500.00 initial payment

*Electronic check – no service fee and if using a Credit Card – 2.75% service fee

**The application fee is non-refundable.

Applicants under 18 years of age will need parent or guardian approval prior to submitting a contract. Your parent or guardian will receive an email with a link to our database to submit approval. Once approved and submitted, the applicant can log back into the Student Housing Portal to submit and complete the contract.


Fall 2020
Date Details

March 2, 2020

New Resident Contracting Process Begins - 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR. Application fee, initial payment due upon completion of the contract.

April 3, 2020

New Resident Contracting Process - 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR: Deadline to complete the 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR application and contract to participate in the room lottery process.  

April 9, 2020

New Resident Contracting Process - 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR: Student receives a room selection lottery time and instructions on how to complete the self-select room selection process (Subject to availability)

April 13 - 15, 2020

New Resident Self-Selection Process (Subject to space availability)

July 13, 2020

Fall 2020 payment due date

July 15, 2020

Last day to cancel the 2020 – 2021 License Agreement with $100 cancellation fee. (Application fee is non-refundable.)

August 14, 2020


First Time Freshmen Licensees move-in process begins at 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

August 15, 2020

General move-in process for all licenses begins at 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. 

August 16 - 18, 2020

Check-in continues 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

August 18, 2020

Fall semester 2020 first day of classes

August 19, 2020

All fall semester 2020 Licensees must be checked in by 10:00 p.m. Licensees who do not check in by 10 p.m. on August 19, 2020, and have not communicated prior with the Assignments Coordinator, will have their contract cancelled.

Should you have any questions, contact us at 510-885-7444 or

Any of our staff will be more than happy to assist you during business hours.

First-Year students will have the opportunity to live in our First-Year Suites. Each suite consists of 3 or 4 double and triple occupancy bedrooms, two bathrooms, a common living area, and a kitchenette. All students living on-campus are required to have a meal plan. First-Year students can select the Red Plan that allows unlimited entries to the Dining Commons, Sunday through Saturday, or select the Black Plan that allows unlimited entry to the Dining Commons. Monday - Friday. The Red and Black Plans include Flex Dollars to use at any on-campus dining facility.

Incoming First-Year Students will have the opportunity to live in Juniper and Sequoia Halls. We offer Double and Triple occupancy rooms in these buildings. We are dedicated to providing first-year students with support and resources for smooth transitions into college life at Cal State East Bay and for success beyond graduation.

Incoming Transfer Students will have the opportunity to live in the Transfer Living Learning Community in Sonora Hall. We offer Double and Triple occupancy rooms in this building. The Transfer Living Learning Community is dedicated to providing transfer students with support and resources for smooth transitions into college life at Cal State East Bay and for success beyond graduation.

ALP Students

International students in the American Language Program (ALP) will live in Double Occupancy Room in University Village for the Academic Year (Fall through Spring). Students wishing to live on-campus for only one semester must complete the cancellation process and are subject to approval. On-Campus Housing is on a first-come, first-served based. Limited spaces are available.

Eligibility and Payments

To be eligible for on-campus housing, ALP Students must submit the Housing Interest Form to the ALP Office. Once processed, students will be sent an email regarding specific information on how to complete the application and online contract. A $40.00 application payment and $500.00 initial payment is required in order for the online contract to be completed.

Regular Housing payments, other than the initial payment, are due according to the Housing Payment Schedule. The Housing Payment Schedule includes rent, meals, utilities, basic cable, and Internet connection. Please note that a meal plan is required to live on-campus.


Assignments are given on a first-come, first-served basis and are based on availability. We cannot guarantee placement in the Student Housing community.

If we are at capacity, students who have completed their online contract will be placed on our waiting list.


University Village Apartments have 1 or 2 double-occupancy bedrooms with 1 or 2 bathrooms, living room, and kitchenette. Each bedroom has two twin XL beds, dressers, desks, and chairs. The living room has a couch, armchair and coffee table. The kitchenette has a dining table with chairs, full-sized refrigeration, and a microwave.


Wireless Internet is available in all apartments. Information regarding internet set-up will be provided at check-in. Computer equipment and CAT5 cable are not provided by Student Housing. Please note, there will not be a reduction in rent for persons that do not have the ability or need to use the Internet in the apartment.


University Village Apartments are suite-style living. These apartments do not have a stove or ovens, therefor cooking is limited. The payment plan schedule includes the Pioneer meal plans, students may upgrade to the Red or Black plan at an additional cost.


Parking is available on-site at University Village and requires a campus quarterly permit. Permits can be purchased through the Bookstore.


Telephones and telephone service are not included in your paid utilities. If you would like to connect service, you will need to contact the local service companies.


Linen packets are available upon request. If you need a linen packet, please notify the Student Housing Office prior to your arrival. The price of the linen packet is $10.00 per week and includes: 2 flat sheets, 1 blanket, 1 pillow, 1 pillowcase, 1 body towels, and 1 face towel


There are 4 on-site laundry rooms within the facility.