All information with an orange labelis required.

Applicant Information

Check the box below if you are an International Student.

Permanent Home Address
Calendar Icon
E-mail Address
All initial communication from CSUSM Housing will be sent to your preferred email address.

School Information


Guarantor Information

A guarantor, usually a parent or guardian, is a person over the age of 25, residing in the US, who agrees to be financially responsible if you are ever unable to fulfill the financial obligations of your housing license. If you are unable to provide a guarantor, a deposit in lieu of guarantor in the amount of $500 will be required, payable to your MYCSUSM Account. If you are under the age of eighteen (18), a parent or legal guardian is required to serve as a guarantor and to grant permission for you to live in CSUSM Housing. A security deposit in lieu of a guarantor is not an option for students under 18.
Calendar Icon
The guarantor email address and cell phone must be different than the resident's email address and cell phone.

Emergency Contact Information


Missing Person Contact Information

This person will only be contacted in the event that you are reported to the university as a missing person.

Housing Preference

The following information will be used in assigning a space. All of the preferences and comments provided below will be considered; however, room assignment is solely based on availability at the sole discretion of Housing.

If possible, I would like to be assigned to the following bed type(s):

Room Type Preference(s)

Please review available floor plans here.

1st Choice:   

2nd Choice: 
Medical or Disability-Related Accommodations

Additional Comments

Service and/or Support Animals

Residential Learning Communities & Specialized Housing Options

If you are interested in Residential Learning Communities and/or Specialized Housing, please select one of the options below. If you are not interested, please select "None".

RLC assignment is not guaranteed and is based on interest and availability.

Please note, if you select Specialized Housing, your floor plan ranking above will be discarded and you will be placed in the floor plans available for this community.

Community Description
Substance Free Living Students that choose to live in the Substance Free Living Community make the commitment to not use alcohol or drugs.
Gender Inclusive This community meets the needs of all of our residents, inclusive of all genders, gender identities and gender expressions by striving to provide a safe, inclusive, comfortable and supportive living environment.
LGBTQA This housing option creates opportunities for support, identity exploration, and community building for the LGBTQA community and those allies interested in supporting this community.
San Marcos Experience The San Marcos Experience (SME) Residential Learning Community is designed to help ease the transition into college by placing students into a living and learning cohort that promotes leadership development and civic engagement both inside and outside the classroom. SME is housed only in North Commons.
C-STEM Community This community is tailor-made for students pursuing studies in the sciences, engineering, and math. The community is designed to increase students' success through living and learning together, meeting key academic requirements and taking linked courses to facilitate a successful transition to CSUSM. C-STEM is housed only in North Commons.
None I am not interested in any of the RLCs or specialized housing options above.

Meal Plan Selection

Meal plans are available for purchase and are good for the Fall semester. An additional meal plan will need to be purchased for the Spring semester. Any student may purchase a semester-long meal plan if they choose. Residents assigned to the North Commons residence hall are required to select a mandatory meal plan. For more details about dining plans and venues, visit the dining website.

Please indicate which mandatory minimum meal plan you would like to select if you are assigned to live at North Commons. You will automatically be enrolled into the selected meal plan, and the amount due will be billed to your CSUSM account.

North Commons, Mandatory Meal Plan: 

Please indicate if you would like to be enrolled in a voluntary meal plan for the Fall semester if you are assigned to live at the QUAD or University Village Apartments. If you do not wish to select an optional meal plan, please select "No Meal Plan." If you make a meal plan selection below, you will automatically be enrolled into the selected meal plan. and the amount will be billed to your CSUSM account.

Voluntary Meal Plan: 

Meningococcal Disease Information

Meningococcal Disease is a serious bacterial infection that results in meningitis, nervous system injury, dysfunction of vital organs, severe disabilities, or death.

How is it spread? This and many other communicable diseases are spread by close contact with the respiratory and oral secretions of people who carry the bacterial organism in their bodies, sometimes without symptoms. Meningococcal infection can be transmitted via coughing, sneezing, kissing, and sharing beverages, food, eating utensils, cigarettes, toothbrushes, etc.

Symptoms initially resemble the flu but rapidly become severe and can include high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, rash, nausea, vomiting, lethargy, weakness, and confusion. People with these symptoms should seek immediate medical attention.

Why special concerns for college students? Although meningococcal infection is not particularly common, the risk of getting this potentially fatal disease peaks during the teens and early twenties. Risk is magnified for those living in group settings. In addition, protective immunity from meningococcal vaccine decreases after 4-5 years. This can leave those who were vaccinated at an early adolescent age with insufficient protection during their college years.

What are the CDC recommendations for college students? The CDC calls for everyone to get an initial dose of meningococcal vaccine at age 11 or 12, followed by a second dose at age 16 or soon thereafter. The CDC states that college students under age 22 who received all doses before age 16 should get an additional dose of vaccine now. College students under 22 who have never received a meningococcal vaccine should also get this immunization now. Individuals of any age planning to travel to high-risk locations or working in high-risk settings who've never been immunized or who were immunized more than 4-5 years ago should also receive a dose of meningococcal vaccine.

Meningococcal Vaccine and Where to Get It: Standard meningococcal vaccines protect against four of the five most common serogroups of meningococcal bacteria. Immunity takes two weeks to develop and protection lasts 4-5 years. This vaccine is offered by local pharmacies.

A vaccine active against only the serogroup B meningococcal strain can be given in addition to the standard vaccine, as the standard vaccine doesn't provide immunity against serogroup 8. Serogroup B vaccine is recommended for those with immune compromising conditions and those exposed during a serogroup B outbreak. It requires a series of 2 or 3 doses and should be given in addition rather than in place of the standard meningococcal vaccine. It can also be given to young people who do not have the risk factors above, but simply wish to reduce their risk of type B meningococcal meningitis.

Risk Reduction Strategies: Since no vaccine is 100% effective, all individuals should reduce their risk of exposure to harmful infectious organisms by washing their hands regularly and avoiding oral contact with the food, drinks, eating utensils, etc. of others. They should also avoid circumstances that lower resistance to infection such as smoking, lack of rest, erratic diet, unwise use of alcohol and other drugs, etc.

Important Acknowledgements


Submit Pay Fee     Clear Form