When living on campus, independence and structure go hand-in-hand. We provide a home base where students can grow academically, socially and emotionally.
If you're looking for instructions on how to apply for housing for the 2018–2019 school year, and your student is currently a Cal State LA student, go to the Housing Selection Process. If your student was just admitted to Cal State LA, congratuations! Visit How to Apply for New Admits.
Below, you'll find information about your student’s essential moving items and important dates and events. You'll also find an explanation of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and our community standards for living.
What Your Student Should Bring
All apartments are fully furnished. Each bedroom has an extra-long twin bed, dresser drawers and a desk for each resident. The living and dining room have tables and chairs, as well as a storage room. Kitchens include a stove, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher. (Cookware, plates, cups and utensils are not included.)
We recommend bringing the following:
Twin XL bed sheets and blankets
Mattress pad (optional)
Under-the-bed storage trays
Small waste basket
Alarm clock (optional)
Laundry basket or bag
Shampoo and conditioner
Hand, face and bath soap
Comb or brush
Toothpaste and toothbrush
First Aid Kit: band aids, alcohol swabs, Q-tips, ace bandage, etc.
Bowls and plates
Cups, glasses, mugs
Plastic storage bags
Non-abrasive all-purpose cleaner
Laundry detergent and fabric softener
Iron and ironing board
Do Not Bring
Weapons, ammunition, fireworks, explosives or dangerous or flammable chemicals
Cost and Deadlines
See Rates & Dates.
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that aims to protect the privacy of student education records. FERPA grants parents the right to their student’s academic records, but only until they turn 18, when the rights are transferred to the student. If your student wants to share their academic information with you, they must fill out and turn in a FERPA Form to the Office of Housing Services. To learn more about FERPA, visit the U.S. Department of Education's website.