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Fall 2020 Housing Information

The California State University announced on May 12, 2020 that COVID-19 precautions throughout the CSU will continue, noting courses will primarily be delivered virtually for the fall 2020 term, with limited exceptions.  Given the evolving situation, it is not possible to fully determine what changes to operations in CSUSB Housing and Residential Education may occur in Academic Year 2020-2021.  We do know we will only house a small population of residents, with specific needs, during the fall term. 

Currently, applications for on-campus housing remain open, however room selection and confirmation through the Housing License Agreement are suspended.  Additionally, we are not offering a housing guarantee and any existing housing assignments are subject to change.  We encourage students to cancel their 2020-2021 housing application through the Housing Portal if they no longer intend to live on campus for fall 2020. 

It is currently too early to know the availability of on-campus housing for spring 2021.  We will make a concerted effort to provide timely updates as we know more about housing for fall 2020 and spring 2021 terms; please continue to check our web page and your Coyote email account for the latest information.

Live with the Pack 2020-2021 Application Now Available

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Live with the Pack

  • Graduate in 4-years
  • Achieve higher GPAs
  • Engage in Living Learning Communities
  • Receive academic support


  • Live in a safe environment; 24/7 security
  • Participate in free, exclusive activities and events
  • All inclusive rent includes utilities

Convenient Living 
Students recognize us for convenience, beyond just proximity to classes. We have made renting easier by creating one-bill to include room rent, utilities (electricity, water, heat, A/C, garbage and recycling), Wi-Fi, community and study spaces, academic support, and free social events.

Meaningful Connections 
Research shows that students who live on campus have stronger connections with faculty, better relationships with their peers, and participate in more student activities.

Graduation Goals 
Students who live on campus have higher graduation rates and graduate faster than those who live off campus.

Safe Environment
Our residents' safety and security in University housing and around campus is important to us.  All of our Villages are locked 24 hours a day and require card access.  Housing and Residential Education, in coordination with the University Police Department, work to provide a safe and healthy living environment for all our residents.

Peace of Mind 
There are no hidden fees or change of contract rates once you move in. If someone moves out of your room or apartment, you will never be obligated to pay their bill; and if you are having issues in your room, our staff can help mediate or find a new space. Additionally, we encourage you to contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships regarding how best to finance living on-campus.

Dining and Healthy Eating
The CSUSB dining experience is more than great food.  It is a community experience centered around a variety of food choices and healthy options.  Coyote Commons offers an array of all-you-care-to-eat selections. First-year students are required to choose a meal plan, and continuing and transfer students can opt-in to a plan. Visit Coyote Dining's Meal Plans & Dining Options page to learn more. 


View the video below to listen to a resident's perspective regarding living on-campus. 

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