News & Announcements

Here are the latest announcements from Tuesday, October 17, 2017:

 

Nuts & Bolts

Fire, Health and Safety Inspections: Week of 10/23
RAs will be entering apartments Oct. 23 – Oct. 27 from 9 AM – 10 PM. They'll be inspecting the fire extinguisher and the cleanliness of the space. Use this wekend to clean your apartment before they arrive!
 
New Students Are Still Moving In
If there is an empty space in your apartment, please do not spread out your belongings. Welcome your new housemates by keeping the bedrooms and common areas clean, and remember to make room for them in the kitchen and bathroom.
 

Meal Plan Changes
Residents interesed in increasing or decreasing their Meal Plan for the spring semester may stop by the housing office to complete a Meal Plan Change Form. We encourage students to submit the form as soon as possible as spring 2018 charges are due on November 13th. Cancellation requests will be accepted starting October 30th by submitting a Petition to Cancel with supporting documentation.

Not Returning for Spring?
Students requesting to break their License Agreement for spring 2018 for housing or Meal Plan may submit the Petition to Cancel Form with supporting documentation starting October 30th.

Each petition will be reviewed based on criteria outlined in your License Agreement, Section III, C, 4; along with required documentation justifying your reason. You must be approved in order to cancel your License Agreement and move out at the end of the fall semester. Moving out without approval does not release you from the terms of the License Agreement or your financial responsibility of your License Agreement.

Winter Intersession
There is no additional charge to stay in your apartment during winter break, December 9, 2017, to January 21, 2018. The Dining Commons will be closed. If you do stay, the same guidelines and expectations outlined in the Student Guide and License Agreement apply.

You've Got Mail! New Video On Getting Mail And More
Check out our new video that covers how to open your mailbox, receive packages and forward your mail once you move out.

Money Matters

Room and Board Fees
Remember your spring 2018 housing fees are due Monday, November 13, 2017. 

Don't Jeopardize Your Financial Aid
You may lose your financial aid if you’re not enrolled in at least 12 units for the upcoming spring semester, or if your grades are below the GPA requirement. Please read the current Satisfactory Academic Policy (SAP) in order to maintain continued funding during your attendance at Cal State LA. The SAP Policy is available for your review at http://www.calstatela.edu/financialaid/policies.

 

Events & Opportunities

You can now schedule an appointment to get your flu shot on campus for $5.00. Please bring exact change nad your student ID. Cash or check only. Call (323) 343-3302 for an appointment. (Student Health Center)

Come cheer on women’s volleyball team as we play Cal State Dominguez Hills. Admission is free and the first 250 guests will receive a free t-shirt. Food trucks will be on-site giving away free food. This event is in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so feel free to wear pink.  (Cal State LA Gymnasium)

On Thursday, Oct. 19 at 10:19 AM, our cmapus and housing complex will participate in the Great California ShakeOut, simulating an earthquake. Afterwards, the fire alarms will sound and we'll evacuate. Remember to copmly with the evacuation alarm and the directions of Housing and Resience Life staff. The Evacuation Site for Phase I and Phase II is in the far Northeast corner of Lot 7. The evacuation location for GEA is on the grassy median on Mariondale, just South of GEA. A Cal State LA or Housing and Residence Life staff memeber will give you instructions after your arrival to the evacuation sites. Remain in these designated areas until you are accounted for and given permission to leave the area and re-enter your apartment.
 

RHA is an organization made up of housing residents who get together every other week to voice any concerns of the housing community and also host periodic events. The first RHA meeting of the year will take place on October 24 so come and bring your housemates. (Lounge)

Buy your locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables at the farmer’s market on campus. Remember to bring your reusable bags. (Campus Walkway)

To attend the Women of Color Conference, you must RSVP by 10/27 at 5 PM at the Cross Cultural Centers or online. Learn about women's identities, experiences and empowerment, as well as issues related to political involvement, community activism, and more. The event is all day on 11/3. (U-SU, Cross Cultural Centers, second floor)

RHA Pumpkin Patch: 10/30, 6 PM

Celebrate the fall by decorating a pumpkin and taking it home. Bring your roommates. (In front of the Dining Commons)

 

Reminders

2018-2019 Free Application For Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) Information
The 2018-2019 FAFSA launches on October 1, 2017, so apply early. The Center for Student financial aid will have Information Sessions to help answer your FAFSA questions. Remember that the 2018-2019 priority funding consideration deadline is March 2, 2018, so don't procrastinate. You can get additional information on applying for FAFSA by visiting the Financial Aid website.
 
Need a quiet place to study? Think Tank now open from 7 PM – midnight, Sunday – Thursday. (Phase II Conference Room)
 

Expecting A Package? Check Your Cal State LA Email
If you are expecting a package, we will send you an email. Please remember to check your Cal State LA email periodically. To pick up your package, bring your picture ID to the Mail Room located in Phase II.

 
If you have questions, contact us at askhousing@calstatela.edu.

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Weekly Emails

We send an email to your Cal State LA email address every week during the semester to keep you in the loop. Here are the three most recent (including the latest one above):