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60 min.

Application Overview

Important Notice: There are several important pre-application tasks that you must complete before you can submit your University Housing Application.

Prospective Residents:

  1. Submit your “Intent to Enroll” to the university 24 hours prior to submitting your housing application.
  2. All communication regarding the application process will be sent via Wildcat email. Check it often!
  3. Review the University Housing 2017-2018 License Agreement and Housing Policy Guide.
  4. Review the 2017-2018 rates
  5. Preview our communities and room type options that include our new Living, Learning Communities (LLC) and theme housing.
  6. Things you will need during the application:
    1. If under 18, parent email is required
    2. Must have the ability to make $300 non-refundable initial housing payment
    3. Emergency contact information (Name, Address, Phone/Cell number)
  7. Begin the University Housing Application
    1. Check your wildcat email for the second step of the housing application. The email will indicate a 15-minute wait period as your application will be loading into the housing system.
    2. Click on the link to complete the second step of the housing application.
    3. Check your wildcat email again for the final link of the application process. Click on the link provided to pay your $300 non-refundable initial housing payment.
    4. Once your application and initial housing payment are submitted you qualify for a bed assignment.
  8. Your wildcat email will be used for all housing communication. Don’t miss out, check your email often.

Continuing Residents

  1. All communication regarding the application process will be sent via Wildcat email. Check it often!
  2. Review the University Housing 2017-2018 License Agreement and Housing Policy Guide.
  3. Review the 2017-2018 rates
  4. Preview our communities and room type options that include our new Living, Learning Communities (LLC) and theme housing.
  5. Things you will need during the application:
    1. If under 18, parent email is required
    2. Must have the ability to make $300 non-refundable initial housing payment
    3. Emergency contact information (Name, Address, Phone/Cell number)
  6. Begin the University Housing Application
    1. Check your wildcat email for the second step of the housing application. The email will indicate a 15-minute wait period as your application will be loading into the housing system.
    2. Click on the link to complete the second step of the housing application.
    3. Check your wildcat email again for the final link of the application process. Click on the link provided to pay your $300 non-refundable initial housing payment.
    4. Once your application and initial housing payment are submitted you qualify for a bed assignment.
  7. Your wildcat email will be used for all housing communication. Don’t miss out, check your email often.

Roommate Options

In this step, you will complete the necessary housing questionnaires that contain information about roommate requests, living communities, and personal information.

Roommate Requests (Optional)

Due to facility limitations and requirements, roommate requests are taken into consideration but are not always accommodated. Roommate requests are not guaranteed.

If you wish to specify preferred roommates, please enter both his or her Wildcat email address and full name. Listing a preferred roommate is optional.

To increase your chances of getting paired with your requested roommate please note the following:

  • For roommate matching each person whom you request must also request yourself and any other students whom you request. Basically, each roommate must select all other roommates.
  • If one student requests two roommates and the other requests one, none of the matches will be made. The 2nd and 3rd roommate requests do not serve as alternates if the 1st choice is not available. Two students wishing to live together must select each other and no one else, for the greatest chance to be placed together.
  • You and your requested roommates must also choose the room types that will accommodate all roommates. For example, if you are selecting two other roommates do not request a “double” room type because the room type you selected won’t be appropriate for your roommate request (in this case all roommates would select a “triple” or similarly appropriate room).
  • Select similar Roommate Preferences. If you select No to the “I can live with someone that smokes” question and your chosen Roommate has selected Yes to the “I smoke” question you will not be paired.
  • If your roommate request is for a roommate who is in an academic theme your request will not be accommodated, unless you are also in that academic theme.
  • General Reminder: Roommate requests are not guaranteed.

How The Online Application Process Works

Application Saving and Recovery

Your application information and progress are saved whenever you use the “Next” or “Back” buttons at the bottom of each step. All saved information is linked to your Chico State Portal account. If you get disconnected while you are filling out the application, you can always come back and pick up where you left off.

Application Printing

You can print any part of the application using your browser's “Print” option.

Application Received

Thank you for submitting the first step of the University Housing Online Housing Application. An email has been sent to you from housing@csuchico.edu confirming completion of step one of the University Housing Online Housing Application submission. Please make sure this email address is added to your "Safe Senders" list. All official email from UH will come from this address. Most emails will contain a PDF file that contains University Housing information regarding your application or assignment.

Web Browser Requirements

The University Housing Online Application and the Portal require the use of one of the following browsers:

PC

  • Internet Explorer 6 or higher
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or higher

Mac

  • Safari 1.x or higher
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or higher

(Mozilla Firefox can be downloaded from http://www.getfirefox.com.)