General Application Process

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

The General Application is aimed toward first-time freshmen and new transfer students, however, it is open to all individuals interested in living on campus. This application offers some benefits if the application is submitted by a certain deadline! The application will open on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, and interested students are highly encouraged to apply by Friday, June 30, 2023, to self-select but applications will be accepted until spaces fill. Room assignment times will t be on a first-come-first-serve basis.






Monday, March 27, 2023

Information Session (Live Zoom)

5:00 PM

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

General Application Opens

2:00 PM

Tuesday, April 25, 2022

Information Session (Live Zoom)

5:00 PM

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Apply by this date for the best availability

End of Day

Friday, June 30, 2023

Apply by this date to select your own room

End of Day

Saturday, July 1, 2023

All applicants starting this date will be manually assigned

End of Day

Monday, April 17, 2023

Request to Room Swap Request Opens

10:00 AM

Friday, June 30, 2023

Room Swap Process 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 suite (Juniper/ Sequoia)
  • New Transfers
    • Double occupancy bedroom suite (Tamalpais)
  • 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.