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International, exchange, and NSE student housing

Due to COVID-19, the only available housing option for Fall 2020 are the East Campus units and NO on campus dining options will be available either. Fall 2020 Move-in date: August 21st.

The International Programs Office coordinates campus housing for all Exchange, Semester@ CSUMB, National Student Exchange (NSE), and first-time Degree-Seeking international students in coordination with the Office of Student Housing & Residential Life.

Student Housing


Spring 2021: November 10th 2021

Housing assignments are completed on a first come, first served basis. Students who apply early have a greater chance to be placed according to their preferences listed on the application. The housing application is open now.

All housing assignments are made based on:

  • Age requirements
  • Space availability
  • Application submission date (first come, first served)

Please note that your housing preference is not guaranteed.

Steps to apply

Step 1: Submit a housing application

After you have applied, you will be assigned a CSUMB username. Your CSUMB username will give you access to your student account. Once logged in, click on "My Housing," which will take you to your housing dashboard.

Step 2: Pay your $150 Reservation DepositĀ  & $50 Application Fee

Housing cannot be assigned to any student until the application is submitted, the Reservation Days Deposit is paid, and the $50 non-refundable application fee is paid.

Note that this charge may or may not appear on your student account, but you are responsible for paying it even if it does not appear on your account. This fee will be credited towards your housing balance.

The deposit can be paid via

For those who apply by the deadline, housing assignments are typically communicated in early-mid August for Fall semesters, and in early-mid January for Spring semesters.

International Programs

(831) 582-4778
Gavilan Hall