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, based on the date you submit your application.

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


The Housing Application for 2024-2025 will open on February 6, 2024 at 11am.
Students that have accepted their admission to Cal Poly Humboldt can start their application, and complete most of the application before submission day.

The application formally opens to submit:
  • First Year Students: February 20 at 3pm
  • Transfer Students: February 21 at 9am

On March 1, 2024, all New Students with completed Housing Applications, can go back into their Application in their myHousing portal to find a roommate. Students that don’t find a roommate will be placed with one when they are assigned a room based on the preference they indicated in their application.

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, College Creek and Off-Campus Hotels. 

Compare housing and meal plan costs.

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

Understand cancellation and vacate policies.

If you need accommodation in Housing, based on a disability, please contact the Campus Disability Resource Center as soon as possible through email, phone 707-826-4678, or fax 707-826-5397. Also see the CDRC web site for more information. Please follow Housing application guidelines and deadlines.


Fill out the application in your

  • 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.


  • Pay the $100 nonrefundable Housing Application Fee. The $100 will be applied to the Housing charges that post to accounts in July.


  • Read and 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

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.

2024-2025 License Agreement