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 2022-2023 will open on February 7, 2022 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 22 at 3pm
  • Transfer & Continuing Students - February 23 at 9am
  • Current Residents - February 24 at 9am
Make sure you know the important deadlines.


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
  • 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 July 15, 2022 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 July 15, 2022 to avoid any penalty fees, and provide 30 days notice.
  • Can I pick my roommate? The Roommate Finder will open in the application on March 1, 2022 for new residents that have a completed Housing Application. Current residents will be able to make roommate groups when room selection timeslots are sent out on March 30, 2022. The Roommate Finder will close on April 4, 2022.
  • What if I don't pick a roommate? Students will be matched based on the preferences indicated in the Profile Questions in the application.
  • What are my chances of getting a single room? There are limited number of single rooms available on-campus especially for Freshmen. There are more single rooms available in Upper Classmen areas.
  • 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? All students that submit their application by the April 4, 2022 priority deadline will get a room assignment or waitlist notification email in late May. Students that apply after April 4, 2022 will get their room assignment or waitlist notification email in June.
  • Will I be able to select my room? The first 600 current residents to submit their Housing Application will be able to select their room in April. The first 600 Freshmen and 200 Upperclassmen (Transfer & Continuing students) to submit their Housing Application will be able to select their room in April.
  • Can I just sign up for Housing on-campus for just the Fall semester? No, the Housing Application is for the full 2022/2023 Academic Year. Those students graduating, withdrawing, or transferring at the end of the Fall semester, that will no longer be attending Cal Poly Humboldt, will need to submit a Vacate Form in their myHousing account by November 17, 2022 to provide 30 days notice, and not be subject to penalties. 

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