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Fall Semester 2020 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 for the fall semester. We encourage students who have a need for on-campus housing during the fall term to let us know. In May 2020, the California State University announced that COVID-19 precautions throughout the CSU will continue, noting courses will primarily be delivered virtually for the fall 2020 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 10:00 am PST on July 22, 2020.
2020-2021 Housing Application
Currently, applications for on-campus housing remain open. We encourage you to apply today! Due to our need to offer housing at a lower density and physical distancing practices, it is highly unlikely that we will be able to accommodate all students who desire to live on-campus for the 2020-2021 academic year. Additionally, any existing housing assignments may be subject to change. If a student no longer intends to live on campus for fall 2020, we encourage them to cancel their 2020-2021 housing application through the Housing Portal.
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.
Our fall 2020 plan is to house eligible students in on-campus apartments (Arrowhead Village and University Village), providing each resident with an individual bedroom and bathroom. Additional information about apartment-mates, floor plans, 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 new 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.
Specific information regarding resident move-in can be found at the Fall 2020 Move-In Information web page. Resident move-in will focus on health and safety measures and will include social distancing, face covering requirements, and a limitation of one immediate household member to assist as a move-in helper. Additionally, 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 will continue operating in our Villages and will 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.
Spring 2021 Housing
Decisions about Spring 2021 instruction and housing operations have not been made at this time. DHRE will follow guidance set by the California State University and CSUSB regarding spring term housing. We will make a concerted effort to provide timely updates as we know more about spring and encourage students to check this web page and their Coyote email account for the latest information.
Residential Education and Staffing
DHRE staff, including Student Leaders, Faculty In Residence, and Area Coordinators for Residential Education will be available in the Villages; they will serve as resources, provide support, and help address questions or concerns. DHRE staff will primarily interact with residents via virtual platforms during the fall term.
Much of the residential education experience will encourage 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 during the fall term in alignment with social and physical distancing guidelines.
CSUSB is excited to welcome a new campus dining services provider, Chartwells Higher Education. For fall term dining information and meal plan options, please visit Yotie Eats.