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Housing + Dining


Housing + Dining Application

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

1. Become eligible to complete the Housing + Dining 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 beginning February 17 to review the information in the 2014-2015 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. When the 2014-2015 Application formally opens at 4pm on March 3, all you'll have left to do is select your payment plan, make your initial payment, 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!

The Spring 2014 application is available upon request only. Please contact the Housing Office directly for assistance.

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

2014-2015 License Agreement - the legally binding contract for both academic year and spring only students

2014-2015 New Resident Process Timeline - make sure you know the important deadlines for the application and room assignment processes for academic year application

2014-2015 Schedule of Fees - a list of all fees associated with living on-campus for the entire academic year

2014-2015 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.

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

2014-2015 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 - on 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 and this tour will help you make some key decisions!

3. Complete the online Housing + Dining Application as soon as possible! Space is limited!

Students interested in attending HSU for 2014-2015 will have access to review the academic year application materials beginning at 9am on Monday, February 17 at The application formally opens to submit and secure a room at 4pm on March 3, 2014.

Students interested in living on-campus for Spring 2014 will need to contact the Housing Office for application assistance.

Summer applications are not online and can be picked up at the Housing + Dining Services Front Desk Office after March 15, 2014 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 make your initial payment. 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, there is a 60 day penalty.

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 initial 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. The amount of your initial payment will be either $200 (if you are awarded financial aid) or $500 (if you will not be receiving financial aid).

Once you complete the application and make the initial payment, if you decide to cancel, you will be charged a $200 cancellation fee, minimally. Please carefully read the cancellation information before you submit your application and initial payment.

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 print out a License Agreement Signature page to sign and have a legal parent or guardian sign and return to the Housing Office within 10 calendar days. 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 initial payment). We do not guarantee housing to students.

The room assignment process occurs twice for the fall semester and once for spring. Students applying for housing for the fall semester, and who return their application by April 15, 2014, will receive a room assignment in late May. Students who submit their application after April 15, 2014 will receive room assignments in late July, early August. 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.

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. There is always a $200 cancellation fee and there can be significant additional penalties for canceling after the stated deadlines.

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