Student Housing and Residential Life

Move-In Information

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the freshman/sophomore live-on requirement has been temporarily waived for the 2021-2022 academic year. The requirement will be reinstated for 2022-2023 academic year.

Student Housing is open to full capacity for the 2021-2022 academic year to support in-person instruction. Students should expect to share living space as appropriate in each residential community and abide by all COVID-19 guidelines.

For 2021-2022 housing, unless approved for a vaccination exemption, residents are required to be immunized for COVID-19. All students are required to submit their information to the Otter Vaccination Registry to live on campus.

Spring 2022 Move-In: January 21, 2022

Are you an International Program Student? If so, head to International Programs page for more information.

 Steps for your upcoming move in:

1) Read your CSUMB email and sign up for your Check-In Time

Our team is working hard to prepare for move-in. You will hear from us via your CSUMB email. If you have a housing assignment please watch for information regarding signing up for your check-in appointment time. This should be coming to you in early January.

2) Arrive on campus 

Due to social distance guidelines, you must arrive during your time slot only. 

Please follow all Social Distance guidelines. All residents are required to be vaccinated, or have an approved exemption, to move into housing. Those who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear a mask and social distance. For vaccine and COVID guideline information please see CSUMB Guidelines.

  • Drive to the Parking Lot 59, located on Main Campus, at 7th Ave and A Street. 

The only vehicle that will proceed to the check in tables is the vehicle that you, the CSUMB resident, will be riding in. The resident moving in, should be riding in the small vehicle (non-trailer, non-moving truck). 

If you are bringing a moving truck/trailer or multiple cars: Main Quad assignments with additional vehicles will be guided to a waiting area. For Promontory, North Quad, and East Campus assignments, please have additional vehicles go directly to the drop off site.  Large moving trucks and trailers are not permitted in Lot 59.

We recommend only bringing one car to move-in.

  • Relax in your vehicle and have your CSUMB OtterCard and QR Code (above) ready when you enter the parking lot.

If you have not uploaded your photo, or is has not been approve, please submit ASAP 

  • You will be directed to the appropriate check-in line where you will meet Student Housing and Residential Life staff, ready to check you in

Please Note: If you have not paid your first housing installment, completed the Otter Vaccination Registry, and/or are not fully enrolled in Spring 2022 courses, you will not be able to receive your keys until these items are settled.

  • After getting checked-in, you will be directed to your housing area to unload your items via your CSUMB email. We recommend having a map app for turn-by-turn instructions in addition to our signage.
  • You must have a valid parking permit for every vehicle parked on campus. Learn more at the Parking Service site.

 3) Move into your space

Action Item: When you arrive at your assignment, please inspect the space. Any damages should be noted on your eRCI via MyHousing.

  • Meet you Resident Advisor, who will be in your community to greet you and help you feel welcome.
  • Get ready for First Floor Meeting, Welcome Back Week, and the other events happening just for you!
  • Keep an eye on your CSUMB email for additional events throughout the semester!


What to Bring and What not to bring

Packing can be overwhelming so here is a list of items to bring and what not to bring. Remember you can always have more stuff sent to you or you can pick it up when you go back home for a visit.

Be sure to follow our social media accounts to stay up to date on all things Move-In related!