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Housing & Residence Life


housing & RESIDENCE lIFE Application

Interested in living on-campus? Here's what to do to secure a spot...

1. Become eligible to complete the Housing & Residence Life application.

All newly admitted, provisionally admitted and continuing HSU students have access to complete any available online Academic Year or Spring Semester application at or through your myHumboldt account on the Support/Services tab. If you're not yet admitted to HSU, contact the Office of Admissions to make sure you know everything you need to do to get admitted..

If you are admitted after the application is already open, within 24-48 hours of being admitted to HSU you will have access to the online application materials.

2. Start researching your options!

You can visit to complete the Fall 2016 Housing application!

Beginning February 16, 2016, you can log into to review the information in the 2016-17 Application. You can select your meal plan, rank your housing preferences, complete your roommate profile and look at all the documents in the Required Reading Section. The 2016-17 Housing Application formally opens at 4pm on March 1, 2016 for Freshman and 9am on March 2, 2016 for Transfers. At this time, you can pick your payment plan, pay the $200 nonrefundable application fee, sign the license agreement and and formally submit your online application. We encourage students and their families to review and talk about this information prior to submitting the Housing Application. Please contact our office if you have any questions!

Log in on at, or click on the links below to learn about the current academic year or spring processes:

2016-2017 New Resident Process Timelin
eMake sure you know the important deadlines for the application and room assignment processes for academic year application


2016-2017 Schedule of Fees - a list of all fees associated with living on-campus for the entire academic year

2016-2017 Payment Plans + Due Dates - Annual, Semester, Monthly, Financial Aid and Financial Aid Plus plans - you will be asked to select a payment plan during the application process. This provides information on what your exact financial commitment will be, based on the payment plan you select and the room type, room location and meal plan you are assigned.

2016-2017 License Agreement - the legally binding contract for both academic year and spring only students

Theme & Community Housing - read up on what Theme & Community Housing is and where we offer it. You'll be asked to indicate an interest in any Theme & Community Housing you would like to be assigned to. We assign our Theme & Community Housing first and encourage students to get involved!

2016-2017 Dining Options - you will be asked to select a meal plan during the application process. This spells out how our meal plans work and what your options are.

Summary of Housing Regulations - this is an overview of the types of rules you'll be agreeing to follow when living in the residence halls. Please review these and make sure you are on board!

Housing Options Tour - an online tour of the residence halls, including photos of each room type in each area. The application will ask you to rank your first four preferences for room types and areas. This tour will help you make some key decisions!


3. Complete the online Housing & Residence Life Application as soon as possible! Space is limited!

Students interested in attending HSU for 2016-2017 will have access to review the academic year application materials beginning at 9am on Tuesday, February 16 at The application formally opens to submit and secure a room at 4pm on March 1, 2016 for Freshman and 9am on March 2, 2016 for Transfers.

Summer applications are not available online and can be picked up at the Housing & Residence Life Office after March 15, 2016 or requested via email at

The application materials contain all the information necessary for you to request a room and, if applicable, a dining plan. Make sure to carefully read the information and answer all of the questions. It's a legal document and you need to be aware of what you're agreeing to.

What do you need to know about the application process?

HSU does not guarantee housing to all students. Housing is assigned on a first come, first served basis for new students, based on the date you complete your application and pay your nonrefundable applicatin fee. We have experienced significant wait lists in the past years, so please complete your application as soon as possible.

Watch for important deadlines! Please visit our rates and important dates page to learn more about what our rates are, when the application opens and what happens next.

The application is for the entire academic year. If you are leaving HSU and the halls, you are required to give 30 days written notice. If you are planning on staying at HSU and want to break your academic year license by moving off campus, or if you are removed based on conduct, you will be held financially responsible for the entire academic year room and board fees, per license agreement.

You can request a roommate. Your friend will need to have completed an application for the same time period to be found in our system. You can also use our search and messaging feature to find and chat with other students to find a roommate..

Be ready to pay your first payment by e-check or Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. E-check payments are accepted without a service fee while the credit card payment option has a 2.75% service fee.

2016-2017 Academic Year: You will need to pay a $200 nonrefundable application fee. Once you complete the application and pay your $200 nonrefundable application fee, if you decide to cancel, you will forfeit the nonrefundable application fee of $200, minimimally. Please carefully read the cancellation information before you submit your application and $200 nonrefundable application fee.

Students 18 and over will be allowed to electronically sign the Housing License Agreement and this legally binds you to the contract. Students under the age of 18, will need to have a legal parent or guardian electronically sign your license. You must complete the online license process and submit an email address for legal parent or guardian to electronically sign.  The signature page will ask you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the 2016-2017 Housing & Residence Life and Dining License Agreement The application is not considered complete until this signature page is received. The legal parent or guardian signing the page is also bound to the terms of the license and is agreeing to also be financially responsible.

4. Watch your email for your room assignment or wait list notification.

To ensure your best opportunity to secure on-campus housing and to be assigned to your preferred housing location, you must submit the application as soon as possible. Rooms are assigned on a first come, first served basis (determined by the date we receive your completed application materials and $200 nonrefundable application fee). We do not guarantee housing to students.

The room assignment process occurs twice for the fall semester and once for spring. For the spring semester, room assignments are sent out in late December. Or, if spaces are not available, an email will be sent notifying you of your placement on a waiting list. Should a wait list be necessary, we offer priority status to new freshman students. We have experienced significant wait lists in the past four years, so please submit your application as soon as possible.
Students applying for housing for the fall semester, and who return their application by April 8, 2016, will receive a room assignment in late May. Students who submit their application after April 8, 2016 will receive room assignments in late July, early August.

The room assignment email you receive contains information about your room, mailing address, roommate(s), and other information designed to assist you in having a smooth transition as you move into the residence halls.

5. Keep in contact

If you return your application and decide that you: 1) will not be attending Humboldt State University; or 2) will not be living in the residence halls; you must notify the Housing Office in writing of your decision. NOTIFYING ANY OTHER UNIVERSITY OFFICE DOES NOT SUBSTITUTE FOR YOUR OBLIGATION TO NOTIFY HOUSING IN WRITING. You can also cancel your application in your myHousing account. Please carefully review the cancellation information in the application.

2016-2017 Academic Year: Students wishing to cancel their request to live on campus for 2016-2017 must notify the Housing Office in writing, by fax or by email of this decision by July 16, 2016. Notifying any other university office does not satisfy your obligation to notify the Housing Office in writing. Such requests which are postmarked or received by July 16 will be honored, all cancellations will forfeit the nonrefundable application fee of $200. Requests postmarked or received between July 17 - August 15, 2016, will be honored; however, these requests will forfeit the $200 nonrefundable application fee plus be charged a prorated daily penalty fee for each day of notice which is less than the required 30 days. Beginning August 16, 2016, cancellations are no longer valid and students will be held financially responsible for their academic year housing contract. The only time the fees are waived is if we are unable to offer or guarantee you a space by August 16, 2016 and you then cancel your request to live on-campus. If you remain on the wait list after August 18 and we offer or guarantee you a room and you decline it, you will be held financially responsible for the entire academic year room and board fees, as per the license agreement.

If you have any questions please see our Frequently Asked Questions or call the Housing Office at 707-826-3451. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our e-mail address is