Early Bird Application Process

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The Early Bird Application is aimed towards first-time freshmen and new transfer students, however, it is open to all individuals interested in living on-campus. This application offers priority benefits for a limited time only! The application will open on Monday, March 14, 2022, and it will close on Sunday, April 10, 2022. 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 roommates groups. Aside from the consolidation piece, all those who complete their contract during the Early Bird 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, March 9, 2022

Information Session (Live Zoom)

7:00 PM

Monday, March 14, 2022

Early Bird Application Opens

10:00 AM

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Early Bird Application Closes

5:00 PM

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Roommate Group Creation Deadline

5:00 PM

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Room Selection Time and Waitlist Notification

End of Day

Monday, April 25, 2022

Room Selection Begins

10:00 AM

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Room Selection Ends

End of Day

Monday, May 2, 2022

Room Swap Request Begins

10:00 AM

Friday, May 6, 2022

Room Swap Request Closes

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.

  • First Time Freshmen
    • Double/ triple occupancy bedroom suit (Juniper/ Sequoia)
  • New Transfers
    • Double occupancy bedroom suite (Tamalpais)
  • 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.