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Spring 2023 Move-In Information

Congratulations and welcome home to your on-campus student housing at Cal State East Bay! We are excited to have you join our vibrant community as engaged learners.

Below you will learn more about the Move-In process for Spring 2023.

Move-In Dates & Times

Move-In will be Sunday, January 8th between 10 AM - 4 PM for all residents. The Move-In appointment schedule options are created based on social distancing guidelines to ensure a safe and smooth move-in process. Please login to your StarRez portal to select available appointment times.

Not sure which floor you are on? Click “Understand Your Assignment” below.

**Remember, you must schedule an appointment on the Housing Portal.

After Hours & Non-Move-In Days

Appointment availability has been carefully designed to optimize your move-in experience and offer continued safety measures. We ask that you look at available options to plan accordingly. Should you have unresolved conflicts, we ask that you contact the Housing office at housing@csueastbay.edu to provide context for your conflict, and a team member will reach out to discuss alternative options with you. 

Alternate Arrivals

If you are unable to make your appointment within the given time block please email us at housing@csueastbay.edu.

Login to the Housing Portal

Select the Appointments tab, then choose SELECT for your booking.

Step 1

You will select the time best fit your availability.

step 2

Select YES to confirm.

step 3

You will see your appointment date and select SAVE & CONTINUE.

step 4

Congratulations you have successfully booked your appointment, please read the rest of the page for further information.

step 5

what to bring

Absolute Necessitates:

  • Bath Towels
  • Bedding (Pillows/Blankets/Sheets-Twin Extra Long)
  • Face Mask/ Face Covering
  • Flashlight
  • Hand Sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol)
  • Hangers
  • Laundry Bag/Hamper/Basket
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Thermometer
  • Wastebaskets (for bedroom & bathroom)

Items to Discuss with your Roommates:

  • Cleaning Supplies (Cleansers/Broom/Mop)
  • Dishes/Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave (for those living in the Pioneer Heights Apartment Singles)
  • Iron/Ironing Board

Optional Items

  • Television
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Must not exceed 3.2 cubic feet
  • Appliances allow in all Residence Halls
  • Coffee Makers
  • Crock Pots
  • Rice Cookers
  • Slot Toasters

Appliances NOT allowed in Tamalpais, Sequoia, Juniper, or University Village:

  • Electric Grills
  • Hot Plates or Similar Appliances
  • Toaster Ovens or Similar Appliances

What Not to Bring:

  • Candles
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Nails/Screws
  • Pets (small fish in freshwater aquariums no more than 10 gallons are allowed)
  • Space heaters
  • Swamp Coolers/Private Air Conditioners


Conversation Starter with Roommate

We are so excited to see you soon! Just a few weeks until move-in begins! As we move closer to August, we wanted to encourage you to reach out to your roommates to start building connections! Below are instructions and suggested prompts to begin the conversation. Focus this time and energy on connecting with each other and who is bringing which items for your space. There will be plenty of time once you arrive to campus to discuss expectations of living together and what feels best as you make this transition! Your RAs look forward to guiding you through that discussion.

Connecting with your Roommates!

See who your roommates are

Log in to your housing portal

Once you log in to the housing portal, click on "room" at the top. Then select the appropriate term. You will then see a list of other residents assigned to your suite.

Send a message

Via the Housing Portal

Once you see the list of people on the Housing Portal, click "send a message." This will allow you to connect with your roommates through the Portal's messaging feature. This is a great way to introduce yourself!

Exchange contact information

As you feel comfortable

If you feel comfortable, it might be a great idea to exchange phone numbers or create a GroupMe with your roommates. This can ease communication as you approach move-in!

Start to build connections

Some questions to help

  • Why did they decide on East Bay as a campus?
  • What are they most excited about?
  • What classes are they in this semester/what is their major?
  • What are some of their favorite interests or hobbies?
  • What are your favorite shows or genres of music?

Have something to look forward to

Weeks of welcome info is coming soon

Get excited to explore the campus and all the great ways to connect with the campus during your first weeks! What are some things that you and your roommates are looking forward to?

To help with the flow of the move-in process, we designate your move in time according to the building that you will be moving into, in addition to the floor number.

To determine your building number, you will look at the first number of your room assignment. 


Building numbers are assigned as seen below.

Building Number

Building Name




114 A



224 C



334 A



424 C



648 D



712 A



822 A



947 B



1032 D


University Village

UV 318 B

To determine your floor number for buildings 1-9, you will look at the second digit of your room assignment. 
To determine your floor number for building 10, you will look to the third digit of your room assignment.
To determine your floor number for UV (University Village), you will look to the first digit of your room assignment.


Floor Number
Example Floor

114 A


224 C


334 A


424 C


648 D


712 A


822 A


947 B


1032 D


UV 318 B



Parking Map

Exciting day! You are about to arrive for your Move-In appointment. As you approach Student Housing, you can park your car at the designated parking lots. If there are guests that have traveled with you to support your move, please ask that they wait in the car until you have received a cleared COVID Rapid testing by the Housing staff. You can then begin your day by going to the Lassen Housing Office to complete the COVID Rapid Testing. The testing area will kick off your move-in process, and while you wait for your results (approximately 15 minutes), we will be gathering your welcome items and your apartment keys for your move-In. Once keys are provided, you can return to your guests and car and move to the closest unloading zone to your apartment to begin your move.

Out of an abundance of care, the resident and up to two personal Move-In assistance guests, will be allowed entry into their community building to assist move-in.

For driving directions, click here.


Upon arrival at Move-In, you will notice that all staff and volunteers will be using protective equipment to ensure the safety of the community. Disinfectants wipes and sprays will be readily available to ensure prominent areas and equipment are cleaned. Likewise, you and your guest will have access to hand sanitizing stations throughout the Student Housing premise. To begin your move-in process,

  1. Park your vehicle in the appropriate parking lot. We request that your guests wait in the car until you have received your keys.
  2. Approach the Housing Lassen Office to complete a required COVID antigen rapid testing. All Housing members are asked to wear masks at all times while approaching staff and upon entry into buildings.
  3. Once cleared with COVID negative test results, you will be provided the apartment keys. You can contact your guest(s) to join you at this time.
  4. Use the closest unloading zone to temporarily park your cars for ease of moving in.
  5. After 20 minutes of unloading, move the car to the parking lot & return housing bins/dollies if applicable.


To prepare for your move-in, please remember to pack a photo ID. If you are a returning on-campus housing resident, you will need to bring your Bay card to the Move-In process. Up to two guests will be permitted per resident to assist with the move-in process. We urge no guest under the age of 12.

Resources for You

Residents and their guest(s) will have the opportunity to borrow rolling bins for a designated time to assist with moving personal items. Unloading permits will also be available for temporary parking by designated curbside closest to your community. Should you have questions or inquiries about other accommodations or seek accessibility needs, please contact the Housing office at housing@csueastbay.edu.

Room Inventory

Once you have checked into your apartment, please go to this page and follow the steps to complete your room
inventory process.