As the spring semester has only barely begun, students at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) are more likely to be thinking about their new classes and activities, rather than where they will live during the next academic year. However, the time to reserve a place to live on campus for the 2019-2020 school year is quickly approaching! Here are the basics of what you need to know in order to get through this process as smoothly as possible.
Reservation Days, which will begin in February, is a “chance to secure your spot on campus for the fall,” according to an email that was sent out in November by Student Housing. Deposits for Reservation Days opened December 3, but it is not too late to make these deposits, as Reservation Days is still upcoming.
A benefit to participating in Reservation Days is rate lock, which “secures your housing rate for a designated number of years while you progress academically as an undergraduate student.” Rate lock is a way to save money on housing and rates vary depending on how many years a student has attended CSUMB. Graduate students are not eligible for rate lock; housing options and rates for graduate students are available on the CSUMB website.
Because Reservation Days is coming up soon, it is a good idea to decide who you plan on living with next year, along with what housing option you and your future roommates will plan on selecting. Check the CSUMB website to review the rules regarding age, what units you are permitted to live in and what meal plan requirements may accompany your choice of residence. It is also important that you and your selected roommates each put down the same names for who to live with and if you are planning on living co-ed, be sure that your roommate gender preferences all match or the roommate request will not be honored.
More information on Reservation Days will become available on the CSUMB website as the date draws closer. In addition to online resources, in-person sessions will become available to help you through the process and answer any questions you may have.