Application Process

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You’ve decided to live on campus—congratulations! Now it’s time to reserve your spot.

Housing is assigned on a first come, first served basis for new students, based on the date you complete your application.

To make the application process smoother and help you and your family make the right housing decisions, consider the following steps.

Checkout our Live On Campus Brochure for lots of helpful information!

The Housing Application for 2023-2024 will open on February 7, 2023 at 11am.
Students can start their application, and complete most of the application before submission day.

The application formally opens to submit:
  • Freshmen Students - February 21 at 3pm
  • Transfer & Continuing Students - February 22 at 9am
  • Current Residents - February 23 at 9am


The Housing Application for Spring 2023 will open on October 13, 2023 at 9am.
Make sure you:


Think about details—it will help you make big decisions.

Research housing options: Take an online tour of the residence halls, including photos of each room type in each area; consider community type, bathroom privacy, and meal plan requirements. The application will ask you to rank your first four preferences for room types and areas.

Review meal plans: Meal plans are required in all living areas except Campus Apartments and College Creek Apartments. 

Compare housing and meal plan costs and review the breakdown of housing charges and fees.

Review payment options 

Review the Housing & Residence Life and Dining License Agreement and Terms

Understand cancellation and vacate policies.


Fill out the application on

  • Select a meal plan
  • Rank your housing preferences
  • Select optional theme or community living areas
  • Fill out your roommate profile
  • Need rental insurance? Although you can get any insurance coverage if you choose to, you can sign up in the Housing Application with GradGuard.
  • Review all documents in the Required Reading Section.


  • Select a payment plan
  • Sign the license agreement
  • Formally submit your online application


Confirmation of your room assignment or your wait list notification will be heading you way!

If you have any questions please contact the Housing Office at 707.826.3451 or

  • Is Housing guaranteed? No Housing is first come, first served based on the date and time the Housing Application is submitted.
  • What if I'm not sure if I want to live on-campus? If you're considering coming to Cal Poly Humboldt, and may want to live on-campus, you should apply. We often have waitlists, and there is no application fee. Just make sure to cancel by January 2, 2023 to avoid any penalty fees, and provide 30 days notice.
  • Is there an application fee? There is no application fee for your Housing Application.  Just make sure to cancel by January 2, 2023 to avoid any penalty fees, and provide 30 days notice.
  • Can I pick my roommate? The Roommate Finder is not available for the Spring Semester. New residents for Spring 2023 will be placed into available spaces based on their responses to the Profile Questions in the Housing Application.
  • What are my chances of getting a single room? There are a limited number of single rooms available for the Spring 2023 semester.
  • How do I indicate in the application that I want a single room? On the Room Preferences page, you will be able to indicate your top 3 choices by area in the drop down. If you would like a single room, make sure that you say "Yes" to the Single Room question under the Preferences.
  • When will I find out if I get Housing on-campus? Room Assignment or Waitlist Notification emails will be sent on December 19, 2022.
  • Will I be able to select my room? No. New residents for Spring 2023 will be placed into available spaces based on their responses to the Profile Questions in the Housing Application.

Make sure to carefully read all the information and answer all of the questions in your Application. You will be entering into a legally binding agreement and therefore it's crucial for you to understand every aspect of the agreement.

2022-2023 License Agreement

2022-2023 License Agreement - en español