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COVID-19 Housing Information

2021-2022 Housing Information

Thank you for your interest in on-campus housing at CSUSB; we care about your safety and success!  We decided in early 2021 to continue with lower density housing as we ease back to pre-pandemic housing occupancy and functions during the 2021-2022 academic year.  Consequently, we have less space available than during a typical year.  We make on-campus housing assignments based on application submission date and space availability via cancellations.  The 2021-2022 housing application was available starting February 1, 2021 and is now closed.  Our first round of assignments were sent the week of April 19, 2021.

We encourage students to regularly check their Coyote email and visit CSUSB's Return of the Pack Information page for campus announcements.

COVID-19 Vaccination Required for Housing Residents

All 2021-2022 CSUSB housing residents must submit their COVID-19 vaccination or exemption status via the self-certification link in MyCoyote as soon as possible or within 72 hours, prior to your scheduled move in appointment time.

If you have an exemption to the vaccination requirement or you are not fully vaccinated (less than two weeks have passed after the final dose in your respective vaccine regimen) by your move-in appointment, it is advised that you have a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of your arrival.  If you receive a positive test result, please report that information on the COVID-19 Daily Health Screen for further support and instruction.  If you are unable to take a COVID-19 test or haven’t received your results by your move-in appointment time, you should remain off-campus until you receive negative results.

Residents who fail to submit their self-certification will not be allowed to check-in to the residence halls until it is completed in MyCoyote.

You are able to return to the Self-Certification tile in MyCoyote to update your status and/or input additional information as needed.

As per President Morales’ email to all students on July 14, 2021, all students in Housing will be expected to be fully vaccinated prior to move-in.

COVID-19 vaccinations are now readily available for the majority of the population and are our best tool to overcome the pandemic. In order to be able to provide the safest possible congregate housing experience, CSUSB is requiring that all housing residents are vaccinated prior to the start of the Fall 2021 semester.  All housing residents who are not fully vaccinated – including those with a medical or religious exemption, or are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated – will be subject to additional safety measures including regular COVID-19 testing.

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:
    • 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.
  • 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 Student Housing License Agreement Addendum

2021-2022 Student Housing License Addendum PDF

Residents should access the Housing Portal to read and acknowledge the COVID-19 Student Housing License Agreement Addendum.  Residents will need to acknowledge the addendum in advance of their move-in appointment.  The addendum outlines important policies and procedures related to COVID-19 health and safety measures, as well as expectations for living in on-campus housing.  It is each resident's responsibility to read the addendum and to be familiar with the requirements outlined in the document.

COVID-19 Daily Health Screen

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 Coyote Village: 909.273.4513, 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

Our move-in days are scheduled for Thursday, August 19 – Sunday, August 22 by appointment.  An email with complete move-in details and move-in appointment scheduling instructions was sent to residents on July 28, 2021.  All residents must sign up for a move-in appointment and the appointments will be staggered to promote a safe and healthy move-in process.

When you arrive to check-in, pull up to the next available blue check-in tent.  Please remain in your vehicle with your facial covering on while interacting with the Housing Staff representative.  Check-in locations:

  • For Arrowhead Village and Coyote Village:  Coyote Drive loading/unloading zone
  • For University Village:  University Village Circle in front of the Community Center

Residents will be allowed two move-in helpers to assist with the move-in process during your scheduled appointment.  Your move-in helpers should be close relatives or family members, if possible.  We ask that move-in helpers be at least 18 years of age.  To register your move-in helpers, please complete this form: Move-in/out Helper Registration 2021 - 2022.

You and your move-in helpers will be responsible for completing the daily online health screener upon, or prior to, arriving to campus, available in myCoyote.  Each person will have to show that they have completed the screener to Housing Staff.  Please follow the instructions after completing the daily online health screener regarding arriving to campus.

We encourage you to bring your own moving carts or hand trucks to assist with the move-in process.  A limited number of moving bins for unloading  will be available by request for 20 minutes.

Utilize the Fall 2021 Packing List to help you decide on what to bring to campus; we encourage you to avoid over-packing and limit belongings to one car load.

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 (AV or UV), 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 of Coyote Village are responsible for cleaning their rooms; cleaning of community bathrooms and common areas is done by custodial staff.  All 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.

Much of the residential education experience encourages resident engagement and community building via programming, passive messaging, and 1:1 meetings.  In-person social interactions, events, and programming will be facilitated in alignment with appropriate health and safety guidelines.

Yotie Eats

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


Please note effective August 1, 2021 a parking permit will need to be displayed in vehicles at all times when parked on campus. Daily parking permits are available at parking permit dispenser machines located on various parking lots around campus.

Resident permits must be PICKED UP from the Information Center 1 Kiosk on University Parkway. A CSUSB ID is required when picking up your permit. Summer hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 7:30am- 5:00pm; Fall hours will be Monday through Friday 7:00am – 7:00pm.

If you have any questions or encounter a problem, please contact Parking and Transportation at 909.537.5912 or

High Demand for On-Campus Housing - Fall 2021

With the high demand for on-campus housing and limited space, we are doing the following:

  • Students who have been offered room assignments are contacted weekly to compete their confirmation or cancel.  Additionally, any student who has received a room offer prior to July 7, 2021 will lose their reservation if they do not confirm by 11:59 p.m. on July 20, 2021.
  • Students who have already received a housing assignment were recently emailed to opt in to expand occupancy in their apartment or Coyote Village room for a rent rate discount.  This option allows students who would like a roommate or additional apartment-mates to expand occupancy in their assignment. 
  • We have added additional bed spaces into our inventory, including rooms/apartments used for showings/tours.
  • We continue to check enrollment status to ensure residents meet our CSUSB enrollment requirements for on-campus housing.