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COVID-19 Housing Information


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2020-2021 Housing Information

Thank you for your interest in on-campus housing at CSUSB; we care about your safety and success!  On-campus housing is available and our housing application is currently open.  We encourage students who have a need for on-campus housing to let us know.  In September 2020, the California State University announced that COVID-19 precautions throughout the CSU will continue, noting courses will primarily be delivered virtually for the spring 2021 term, with limited exceptions. 

We encourage students to regularly check their Coyote email and visit CSUSB's Coronavirus Information page for campus announcements.  Information is being updated based on the rapidly changing circumstances. This information is current as of 12:00 p.m. PST on January 25, 2021.

Spring Semester 2021 Housing Application 

Currently, applications for on-campus housing are open for the spring 2021 term.  DHRE continues to follow guidance set by the California State University and CSUSB regarding lower density housing, health, and safety for the spring term. We currently have space available for Spring 2021 and encourage you to apply today if you need on-campus housing.

Housing Application Prioritization

In an effort to boost social distancing and to reduce the density of on-campus housing, as well as to promote the health and safety of the residential community; housing assignments will be made based on individual student’s housing needs. 

We will work with students with specific needs to provide housing assignments on a first-eligible, first served basis based on initial housing application date.  Once we reach our established occupancy, we will notify students that they have been placed on our waitlist.

Housing Assignments

For the 2020-2021 academic year, eligible students are housed in on-campus apartments (Arrowhead Village and University Village), providing each resident with an individual bedroom and bathroom.  Additional information about apartment-mates, room/apartment layouts, and rates will be sent via email to those who wish to continue with their housing application.  Residents will also have the opportunity to purchase a voluntary meal plan through Yotie Eats, our on-campus food service provider.

Health and Safety Measures

  • Residents must agree to adhere to University expectations intended to minimize risk of exposure to COVID-19 consistent with health and safety guidance including, but not limited to:
    • Practicing physical distancing as recommended by CDC
    • Wearing appropriate face covering when within six feet of another individual and in common spaces (hallways) within the Villages and on University grounds
    • Washing hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and water
  • It is the residents’ responsibility to keep personal living space in a sanitary condition and to adhere to sanitation standards in shared spaces. DHRE staff retain the right to conduct health and safety inspections of the living space.
  • On-campus residents must comply with all health and safety orders, ordinances, policies, regulations, and guidance adopted by the University or Department of Housing and Residential Education as it relates to COVID-19. This guidance may evolve as circumstances warrant.

DHRE Specific Terms and Provisions

  • DHRE may restrict the full use of spaces and amenities within the residential community including, but not limited to:
    • No visitors, including overnight guests, are permitted.
    • Access to residential spaces is restricted to residential students, University staff, and approved vendors.
    • Residents may only enter the residential building to which they are assigned unless otherwise posted.
  • Access to and use of amenities/space may be restricted or limited in capacity (community space, lounges, swimming pools, laundry rooms, elevators, etc.)

Failure to comply with any health and safety measures or specific terms and provisions could result in termination of the Student Housing License Agreement and/or University disciplinary action.

COVID-19 Daily Health Screen

All students received an email on Thursday, August 20 regarding COVID-19 health and safety requirements (you can access the email message here).  On-campus housing residents need to complete the COVID-19 daily health screen through MyCoyote in the following scenarios:

  • You will take the daily screening before you leave your individual on-campus apartment to go elsewhere, on or off campus (i.e. classroom, dining hall, work, to visit a family member or friend, etc.)
  • You will take the daily screening before you re-enter campus and/or return to your individual on-campus apartment if you haven’t taken the COVID-19 daily health screen within the last 24 hours (i.e. visiting family member or friend, away from your CSUSB apartment)

If you get a “Not Permitted” stop sign upon completing the daily health screener, please contact Housing and Residential Education staff at Arrowhead Village: 909.772.2079 or University Village: 909.322.0376 so that we can connect you with professional staff to determine next steps regardless of where you take the daily screening. 

If at any point you feel ill or develop COVID-19 symptoms, please make sure you take the daily health screening and contact your healthcare provider or the CSUSB Student Health Center at 909.537.5241.

Resident Move-In

Resident move-in focuses on health and safety measures and includes social distancing, face covering requirements, and a limitation of one immediate household member to assist as a move-in helper.  Visit our Move-In Packing List web page for suggested items to bring during your move to campus.

Cleaning and Maintenance

DHRE maintenance and custodial staff continue operating in our Villages and respond to maintenance requests.  Our custodial cleaning program uses an EPA-registered disinfectant to clean high-touch surfaces including hallways, elevators, doors, entrances, stairwells, etc.

Once residents occupy an apartment, it is their responsibility to clean their individual bedroom and bathroom; cleaning of the shared kitchen and living room spaces are the responsibility of the assigned occupants.  Residents should not share dishes, silverware, pots and pans, and other cooking or food service items. 

We advise students to review the CDC guidelines for cleaning and recommended household disinfectants.

Residential Education and Staffing

DHRE staff, including Student Leaders, Faculty In Residence, and Area Coordinators for Residential Education are available in the Villages; they serve as resources, provide support, and help address questions or concerns.  DHRE staff primarily interact with residents via virtual platforms.

Much of the residential education experience encourages resident engagement and community building via virtual programming, passive messaging, and 1:1 virtual meetings.  In-person social interactions, events, and programming will not be facilitated in alignment with social and physical distancing guidelines.

Yotie Eats

In Fall 2020, CSUSB welcomed a new campus dining services provider, Chartwells Higher Education.  For dining information and meal plan options, please visit Yotie Eats.