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How and When to Apply

We encourage you to begin looking into student housing the minute you think you want to attend CSUSM. Applying to Student Housing and applying to the University are separate processes. It is strongly recommended that you apply to either UVA or The QUAD as soon as you have been accepted into CSUSM and have submitted your intent to enroll. We are unable to process applications or payments for students who have not submitted their Intent to Enroll.

Before You Apply: Things to Know

Application & Licensing 101

Step 1: Submit an application

once you've submitted your Intent to Enroll, submit an application for the UVA or the QUAD online along with your $300 Administrative Fee. Make sure all information is complete and accurate to avoid delays!

Step 2: Read and Sign

When your application has been reviewed, you will receive a License Agreement for you and your Guarantor to sign via email (from a vendor called HelloSign). Please read it carefully and sign; it will be automatically returned to us for countersignature. Your space is not reserved until your license has been countersigned by our office.

Step 3: Request Your Roomies

After your license has been countersigned you will recieve an email to sign up for MyCollegeRoomie. While we can't guarantee your roommate grouping. We always make out best effort to place requested roommates together!

Step 4: Check Your Email Regularly

In the weeks prior to move-in you will recieve important information via email regarding your placement, installment schedule, and move-in time. Email is primarily how we communicate with our residents, so make sure you're checking your email daily!

Step 5: Move In

Move-in is set for August 28th at the UVA and August 29th at the QUAD. Each resident will be assigned a specific time during which they can arrive, so read your email carefully!

Welcome home, Cougars!

A Note on the San Marcos Experience Community

Due to space constraints, we recommend all students interested in our San Marcos Experience Community apply for the University Village Apartments (double bed space preferred.)

Ready to Go? Apply for Housing!

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We look forward to welcoming you to CSUSM!