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Weekly Emails

Weekly Housing Emails 2015-2016

Weekly emails are sent to residents' Cal State L.A. email addresses with important deadlines, processes and events. We ask that residents take a few minutes to read our announcements to keep up with important information in the Housing community. We have compiled a list of emails for your convenience. Please note that the time on each email may be slightly different from the time you may have received the email in your inbox.

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Tue 2/9/2016 7:22 PM

Residents, please take a few minutes to read these important announcements so you are informed of what is happening in Housing.

Included in this week's email:

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

SPRING HOUSING CHARGES – CHECK YOUR GET ACCOUNT!
Spring 2016 charges have been posted to your GET account this week. You may receive an email from the Cashier’s Office that your Spring balance will be due Monday, March 7, 2016 for Quarterly and 1st Installment residents. Please follow payment deadlines to avoid a HOLD or Late Fee placed on your account! 

ROOM CHANGE REQUESTS
Interested in changing rooms, changing apartments or swapping rooms with another resident?  Residents interested in changing rooms will be able to submit their Room Change Request online starting 9:00 am on Monday, February 22nd through 9:00 am on Wednesday, February 24th. 

To request a room change please use this online form starting Monday, February 22, 2016 (link will not be activated until then):  http://checkbox.calstatela.edu/checkbox/Room-Change-Request.aspx

NOW HIRING MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT
Need a job?  Housing is currently hiring for Maintenance Assistant at $10/hour.  Please apply at the Career Center or at Eagle iJobs .

IMPORTANT MAIL ROOM REMINDERS
The Mail Room must adhere to US Postal Policy, therefore we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of some important policies that may impact your ability to receive mail.

Please assist us in keeping your mail and that of your roommates’ safe by always locking your mailbox and not sharing your combination. 

INCREASED DEMAND FOR HOUSING ANTICIPATED FOR 2016-2017 AND SPACES WILL BE LIMITED!
We anticipate that demand for housing will result in a waitlist once again this year. In order to accommodate incoming freshman, a limited number of spaces will be reserved for current housing residents to re-contract and reserve a space for the 2016-2017 Academic Year.  This will mean that submitting contracts early will be very important. The online License Agreement (contract) will be made accessible early March.  Completing the License Agreement and paying the initial fee of $140.00 is essential to be considered for housing next year (Summer and/or the Academic Year). Read more in the February and March newsletters and check your Cal State LA email account for details. Based on demand, assignments may be based on first-come, first-serve, by class level or by lottery.  To learn more attend ONE of the following Information Sessions:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING SUMMER 2016 HOUSING
Summer quarter will be shorter than normal due to the transition to semester. In order to have ample time to prepare apartments for the fall semester, Housing will only accept Housing License Agreements (contracts) from students that also have contracts for the fall semester and summer residents must select a space that will be their permanent space for the entire academic year. This will enable Housing to accomplish its preparation without the need to move students back and forth between the different locations.

HIRING FOR SUMMER COMMUNITY ASSISTANT
Are you tired of the same old boring summer?  Looking for something exciting to do?  Do you want to meet new people and show off your knowledge of Cal State LA?  Then you should apply for the new Summer Community Assistant position. 

Housing Services has combined what was formerly the Summer Conference Assistant and Resident Assistant positions.  The Summer Community Assistant will work with our community residents comprised of Summer Conference guests and Cal State LA residents residing in Housing during the summer.  Application packets are now available at the Housing Services Office.  Only completed applications will be accepted.  Stop by the office to pick up a packet or join us at an info session if you have questions.

Info Sessions: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 @ 7PM – 8PM Phase II Lounge
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 @ 7PM – 8PM Phase II Lounge

FAFSA WORKSHOPS
Financial Aid students, remember to fill out your FAFSA before the MARCH 2, 2016 Priority Funding Consideration Deadline!  The FAFSA application is now available online.  To facilitate the application process, FAFSA Workshops have been scheduled on campus in January and February.  The FAFSA Workshop schedule now available online.

Remember that the sooner you apply, the sooner your file is reviewed and your aid awarded (determined). Keep in mind that the longer you wait to apply, the more students apply before you and you run the risk of certain types of aid being exhausted.  Therefore;

For more information on FAFSA Workshops and Financial Aid, visit: http://www.calstatela.edu/financialaid.

VALENTINE DEDICATIONS
Have a crush on someone?  Are you in LOVE?  Want to tell that special someone how you feel?  Why not send them a Valentine Dedication that would air on the Housing Channel (8)?  To send a dedication, go to http://checkbox.calstatela.edu/checkbox/valentinededications.aspx by Thursday, February 11th.

VALENTINE’S DAY PREMIUM DINNER
This is a good time to sign up for a meal plan if you haven’t already.  We will be having a Valentine’s Day Premium Dinner for meal plan participants on Thursday, February 11 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  If you would like to sign up for the meal plan, please stop by the Housing Services Office.

DINING COMMONS REMINDER
Students are limited to taking one piece of fruit or dessert when leaving the Dining Commons.  Please do not take more than one.

PROJECT CHOICE PHA TRAINING COMES TO HOUSING
Project Choice – Cal State LA is an HIV AND substance Abuse Prevention program that provides training designed to prepare college students for outreach immersion into the community as trained Peer or Veteran Health Advocates.  Become a Peer Health Advocate!  Join us in the fights to prevent new HIV infections by learning how to disseminate up to date information on harm reduction and safe sex! 

Training Schedule
Phase II Conference Room
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

To be certified, you must attend all sessions.

For more information email Luis at Luis.pccsula@gmail.com or Ileana at Igil.pccsula@gmail.com.

RESIDENCE HALL ASSOCIATION MEETINGS
The Residence Hall Association (RHA) exists to give residents an opportunity to take an active role in shaping their residential community.  RHA creates events and is the voice of the student community.  Come find out more about what we do at the next RHA meeting.  Meetings are on Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm in the Phase II Conference Room.

FREE INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE ON CAMPUS
The Cal State L.A. VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program is offering free income-tax preparation services every Saturday through April 11 to individuals who make $53,000 or less and need assistance preparing and filing tax returnsFor more information, go to: http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/ppa/publicat/free-income-tax-filing-assistance-cal-state-la-through-apr-11

GROUP THERAPY AT CAPS
-Learn skills to think clearly
-Enhance relationships
-Increase concentration
-Improve mood

Where
Counseling and Psychological Services
Student Health Center, top floor, Station #4
*Mindfulness and Relaxation is in the Student Union

Questions?
Call 323-343-3314 or walk in to CAPS, Student health Center, Upstairs, Station #4 and speak with Wendy Gee or Mia Gonzales

List of Events
Mindfulness and Relaxation
David Rudesill, LCSW
Tuesdays
2:00-3:00 PM
1/5-3/22
Student Union, Reflection Room*

Grief and Loss
Paris Silva, LCSW
Wednesdays
2:15-3:15 PM
2/3, 2/10

Healthy Romantic Relationships
Yadira Anguiano, PSY.D.
Tuesdays
3:15-4:15 PM
2/16

Anxiety Management
Jonna Fries, Psy.D.
Wednesdays
3:15-4:15 PM
2/10, 2/17, 2/24

Emotional Wellness
Jackie Meltz, LCSW, Psy.D.
Thursdays
2:00-3:00 PM
2/11, 2/18, 2/25 

IMPORTANT DATES

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Tue 2/2/2016 5:28 PM

Residents, please take a few minutes to read these important announcements so you are informed of what is happening in Housing.

Included in this week's email:

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

IMPORTANT MAIL ROOM REMINDERS
The Mail Room must adhere to US Postal Policy, therefore we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of some important policies that may impact your ability to receive mail.

Please assist us in keeping your mail and that of your roommates’ safe by always locking your mailbox and not sharing your combination. 

ELECTRONICALLY MOTORIZED SKATEBOARDS PROHIBITED IN HOUSING
As you may be aware, as of January 1, 2016 a new state law went into effect regarding hover boards.
A new state law (Electrically motorized skateboards (AB 604) starting 1/1/2016 states: Beginning New Year's Day, the law will restrict use of the boards in public facilities and require them to be operated with safety equipment (i.e. helmets). In addition, riders must be 16 years or older to operate them, wear equipment to help with visibility at night and travel less than 35 miles per hour. It is also illegal to ride or operate one while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Violating the law could cost you a fine up to $250.

In accordance with our Housing polices, all motorized vehicles are prohibited inside the apartments or within the Housing grounds.  If you currently have a hover board, they need to be removed from Housing and stored off site.

Bicycles and Motor Vehicles

California Vehicle Code.

INCREASED DEMAND FOR HOUSING ANTICIPATED FOR 2016-2017 AND SPACES WILL BE LIMITED!
We anticipate that demand for housing will result in a waitlist once again this year. In order to accommodate incoming freshman, a limited number of spaces will be reserved for current housing residents to re-contract and reserve a space for the 2016-2017 Academic Year.  This will mean that submitting contracts early will be very important. The online License Agreement (contract) will be made accessible early March.  Completing the License Agreement and paying the initial fee of $140.00 is essential to be considered for housing next year (Summer and/or the Academic Year). Read more in the February and March newsletters and check your Cal State LA email account for details. Based on demand, assignments may be based on first-come, first-serve, by class level or by lottery.  To learn more attend ONE of the following Information Sessions:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING SUMMER 2016 HOUSING
Summer quarter will be shorter than normal due to the transition to semester. In order to have ample time to prepare apartments for the fall semester, Housing will only accept Housing License Agreements (contracts) from students that also have contracts for the fall semester and summer residents must select a space that will be their permanent space for the entire academic year. This will enable Housing to accomplish its preparation without the need to move students back and forth between the different locations.

HIRING FOR SUMMER COMMUNITY ASSISTANT
Are you tired of the same old boring summer?  Looking for something exciting to do?  Do you want to meet new people and show off your knowledge of Cal State LA?  Then you should apply for the new Summer Community Assistant position. 

Housing Services has combined what was formerly the Summer Conference Assistant and Resident Assistant positions.  The Summer Community Assistant will work with our community residents comprised of Summer Conference guests and Cal State LA residents residing in Housing during the summer.  Application packets are now available at the Housing Services Office.  Only completed applications will be accepted.  Stop by the office to pick up a packet or join us at an info session if you have questions.

Info Sessions: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 @ 7pm – 8PM Phase II Lounge
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 @ 7pm – 8PM Phase II Lounge

APPLY TO BE A RESIDENT ASSISTANT (RA)
Are you interested in contributing to your housing community as a student leader? Do you feel as though you can have a positive impact through peer interaction? Want to get to know yourself better, learn new skills, realize your potential…AND HAVE FUN? If you answered YES to any of these questions, it sounds like you may be interested in becoming a Resident Assistant.  Applications are available on the Housing Services website.

NOW HIRING ORIENTATION LEADERS
The New Student and Parent Program office is looking to hire ORIENTATION LEADERS for Summer 2016. They are looking for students who are:
• Eager to help others
• Energetic
• Enthusiastic...

To apply, please visit the Career Center’s online job posting site, Eagle iJobs .  The deadline to apply is Monday, February 8th.

FAFSA WORKSHOPS
Financial Aid students, remember to fill out your FAFSA before the MARCH 2, 2016 Priority Funding Consideration Deadline!  The FAFSA application is now available online.  To facilitate the application process, FAFSA Workshops have been scheduled on campus in January and February.  The FAFSA Workshop schedule now available online.

Remember that the sooner you apply, the sooner your file is reviewed and your aid awarded (determined). Keep in mind that the longer you wait to apply, the more students apply before you and you run the risk of certain types of aid being exhausted.  Therefore;

For more information on FAFSA Workshops and Financial Aid, visit: http://www.calstatela.edu/financialaid.

VALENTINE DEDICATIONS
Have a crush on someone?  Are you in LOVE?  Want to tell that special someone how you feel?  Why not send them a Valentine Dedication that would air on the Housing Channel (8)?  To send a dedication, go to http://checkbox.calstatela.edu/checkbox/valentinededications.aspx by Thursday, January 11th.

VALENTINE’S DAY PREMIUM DINNER
This is a good time to sign up for a meal plan if you haven’t already.  We will be having a Valentine’s Day Premium Dinner for meal plan participants on Thursday, February 11 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

PROJECT CHOICE PHA TRAINING COMES TO HOUSING
Project Choice – Cal State LA is an HIV AND substance Abuse Prevention program that provides training designed to prepare college students for outreach immersion into the community as trained Peer or Veteran Health Advocates.  Become a Peer Health Advocate!  Join us in the fights to prevent new HIV infections by learning how to disseminate up to date information on harm reduction and safe sex! 

Training Schedule
Phase II Conference Room
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

To be certified, you must attend all sessions.

For more information email Luis at Luis.pccsula@gmail.com or Ileana at Igil.pccsula@gmail.com .

16th Annual Cal State LA Bowl Out!  Housing Resident Appreciation Night
Thursday, February 4 from 9 pm to 1 am
Golden Mile Bowling
1400 East Valley Blvd.
"Shake, Rattle, and Bowl!" Once again we’re taking over the Golden Mile Bowling Lanes! The night is FREE to all Cal State LA students with special prizes awarded to all students dressed in their 'Eagle Pride' BLACK and GOLD. Free transportation provided. More information at www.asicalstatela.org/bowl .

RESIDENCE HALL ASSOCIATION MEETINGS
The Residence Hall Association (RHA) exists to give residents an opportunity to take an active role in shaping their residential community.  RHA creates events and is the voice of the student community.  Come find out more about what we do at the next RHA meeting.  Meetings are on Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm in the Phase II Conference Room.

MARDI GRAS:  BACK TO NEW ORLEANS
Thursday, February 4
6:30 pm
U-SU

Step into downtown New Orleans for Mardi Gras! Grab a taste of Creole Cuisine, hop on a swamp tour, eat a beignet at Café du monde, or listen to some Big Easy jazz at the Preservation Hall. Make sure to stop by the ticket booth when you arrive to pick up your grand prize raffle ticket and a chance to attend our invitation only ball! Remember to take your student ID to participate in the prize drawing!

FREE INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE ON CAMPUS
The Cal State L.A. VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program is offering free income-tax preparation services every Saturday through April 11 to individuals who make $53,000 or less and need assistance preparing and filing tax returnsFor more information, go to: http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/ppa/publicat/free-income-tax-filing-assistance-cal-state-la-through-apr-11

GROUP THERAPY AT CAPS
-Learn skills to think clearly
-Enhance relationships
-Increase concentration
-Improve mood

Where
Counseling and Psychological Services
Student Health Center, top floor, Station #4
*Mindfulness and Relaxation is in the Student Union

Questions?
Call 323-343-3314 or walk in to CAPS, Student health Center, Upstairs, Station #4 and speak with Wendy Gee or Mia Gonzales

List of Events
Mindfulness and Relaxation
David Rudesill, LCSW
Tuesdays
2:00-3:00 PM
1/5-3/22
Student Union, Reflection Room*

Grief and Loss
Paris Silva, LCSW
Wednesdays
2:15-3:15 PM
2/3, 2/10

Healthy Romantic Relationships
Yadira Anguiano, PSY.D.
Tuesdays
3:15-4:15 PM
2/9, 2/16

Anxiety Management
Jonna Fries, Psy.D.
Wednesdays
3:15-4:15 PM
2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24

Emotional Wellness
Jackie Meltz, LCSW, Psy.D.
Thursdays
2:00-3:00 PM
2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25 

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Fridays  No parking in lot 7A during lot cleaning 7:30 am-9:30 am
  • February 8-19 Deadline to submit Petition to Cancel form
  • February 10 Room Selection Information Session
  • February 10 Summer Community Assistant Information Session
  • February 16 Room Selection Information Session
  • February 16 Summer Community Assistant Information Session
  • February 19 Room Selection Information Session
  • February 22-23 Room Changes Accepted (online form)
  • February 22-26 Meal Plan Changes Accepted  (Housing Services office)
  • February 25 Room Selection Information Session
  • February Room Selection Information Sessions  (dates to be announced)
  • March Fall 2016 License Agreement available online (submission requires a $ 140 payment)
  • March 2, 2016 FAFSA Priority Funding Consideration Deadline

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Tue 1/26/2016 6:52 PM

Residents, please take a few minutes to read these important announcements so you are informed of what is happening in Housing.

Included in this week's email:

  • ELECTRONICALLY MOTORIZED SKATEBOARDS PROHIBITED IN HOUSING
  • ARE YOU ALWAYS OPENING THE DOOR FOR YOUR HOUSEMATE?
  • OPEN FORUM FOR HOUSING DIRECTOR
  • CONTRACTING FOR 2016-17 COMING SOON!
  • HIRING FOR SUMMER COMMUNITY ASSISTANT
  • APPLY TO BE AN RA
  • RANGE HOODS ABOVE THE STOVES
  • FINANCIAL AID – FAFSA WORKSHOPS
  • VALENTINE DEDICATIONS
  • SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE – APPLY NOW
  • D.I.Y. COLLEGE SWEATERS
  • MEN OF COLOR
  • LUNAR NEW YEAR:  YEAR OF THE MONKEY
  • U-LEAD:  EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
  • MARDI GRAS:  BACK TO NEW ORLEANS
  • GROUP THERAPY AT CAPS
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

ELECTRONICALLY MOTORIZED SKATEBOARDS PROHIBITED IN HOUSING
As you may be aware, as of January 1, 2016 a new state law went into effect regarding hover boards.
A new state law (Electrically motorized skateboards (AB 604) starting 1/1/2016 states: Beginning New Year's Day, the law will restrict use of the boards in public facilities and require them to be operated with safety equipment (i.e. helmets). In addition, riders must be 16 years or older to operate them, wear equipment to help with visibility at night and travel less than 35 miles per hour. It is also illegal to ride or operate one while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Violating the law could cost you a fine up to $250.

In accordance with our Housing polices, all motorized vehicles are prohibited inside the apartments or within the Housing grounds.  If you currently have a hover board, they need to be removed from Housing and stored off site.

Bicycles and Motor Vehicles

  • Bicycles are not to obstruct or be parked in public passageways, walkways or in the Community Center. Bicycles are not to be locked to or attached to any gate, pole, tree, or other Housing Services equipment.
  • Riding of bicycles on all campus walkways shall be prohibited pursuant to Section 21113(f) of the

California Vehicle Code.

  • Mopeds, motorcycles, motor scooters, or similar motor-driven vehicles cannot be taken into apartment units or the Community Centers for any reason, or operated on sidewalks, patios, or lawns in and around on-campus residential areas. Because of the fire hazards associated with gasoline, Public Safety officers or authorized staff will remove motor-driven vehicles from buildings without notice. Mopeds, as defined in the California Vehicle Code, shall be regarded as motor vehicles. Electric scooters used for the purpose of a disability-related need are allowed.
  • All motor vehicles shall be operated with due regard for the safety of all members of the community. All motor vehicles parked in the residential parking lot must have a valid Residential parking permit. Student and Residential parking permits for motor vehicles may be purchased from the Parking and Transportation Center. Badly damaged or inoperable vehicles, as determined by University Police or Parking Enforcement officers, will not be allowed in the residential parking lot more than two weeks irrespective of permits or registration.
  • E. All vehicles shall conform to and abide with University rules and regulations relating to vehicles.

ARE YOU ALWAYS OPENING THE DOOR FOR YOUR HOUSEMATE?
Residents are responsible to carry their keys at all times.  In addition, residents are required to immediately report (to the Housing Services office) if keys are misplaced or lost.  Everybody’s safety is important to us, therefore we ask for your assistance to report any issues.

OPEN FORUM FOR HOUSING DIRECTOR
Housing Services invites you to participate in an Open Forum for the new Housing Director. There are a total of five different candidates. A bio (summary) of each candidate will be distributed at the Open Forum. Please join us and help greet the candidates.
Dates: January 27, 28, 29
Time:  2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Location:  Housing, Phase II Conference Room

CONTRACTING FOR 2016-17 COMING SOON!
If you wish to contract for the next academic year, please stay informed by reading your weekly emails. There will be some important changes this year due to the upcoming Quarter to Semester transition, short summer quarter and demand from first time freshman. Plan to attend an Information Session, to be scheduled for early February and detailed information will also be summarized in next month’s newsletter. Don’t miss your chance to lock in your space for next year. The demand will be high and availability may be limited. More information to follow soon!

HIRING FOR SUMMER COMMUNITY ASSISTANT
Are you tired of the same old boring summer?  Looking for something exciting to do?  Do you want to meet new people and show off your knowledge of Cal State LA?  Then you should apply for the new Summer Community Assistant position. 

Housing Services has combined what was formerly the Summer Conference Assistant and Resident Assistant positions.  The Summer Community Assistant will work with our community residents comprised of Summer Conference guests and Cal State LA residents residing in Housing during the summer.  Application packets are now available at the Housing Services Office.  Only completed applications will be accepted.  Stop by the office to pick up a packet or join us at an info session if you have questions.

Info Sessions: 

Monday, February 1, 2016 @ 4pm – 5PM Phase II Lounge
Thursday, February 4, 2016 @ 4pm – 5PM Phase II Conference Room
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 @ 7pm – 8PM Phase II Lounge
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 @ 7pm – 8PM Phase II Lounge

APPLY TO BE A RESIDENT ASSISTANT (RA)
Are you interested in contributing to your housing community as a student leader? Do you feel as though you can have a positive impact through peer interaction? Want to get to know yourself better, learn new skills, realize your potential…AND HAVE FUN? If you answered YES to any of these questions, it sounds like you may be interested in becoming a Resident Assistant.

RA Info Sessions are designed to give you an overview of the position and provide a detailed timeline of the selection process. Resident Directors and current Resident Assistants will be present to offer insight, provide advice, and answer any questions you may have.

Information Sessions:

  • Thursday, January 28th @ 7pm – 8pm, Phase II Lounge, Housing
  • Friday, January 29th @ 2pm – 3pm, U-SU Room 203, ASI Conference Room
  • Tuesday, February 2nd @ 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Cross Cultural Centers

Application packets are available at the information sessions and on the Housing website.

RANGE HOODS ABOVE THE STOVES
Please keep the Range Hood (fan), located above your stove, on while using the oven.  Remember to keep the fan running at least 15 minutes after you turn off the oven.

FINANCIAL AID – FAFSA WORKSHOPS
Financial Aid students, remember to fill out your FAFSA before the MARCH 2, 2016 Priority Funding Consideration Deadline!  The FAFSA application is now available online.  To facilitate the application process, FAFSA Workshops have been scheduled on campus in January and February.  The FAFSA Workshop schedule now available online.

Remember that the sooner you apply, the sooner your file is reviewed and your aid awarded (determined). Keep in mind that the longer you wait to apply, the more students apply before you and you run the risk of certain types of aid being exhausted.  Therefore;

  • We encourage you to apply as soon as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is made available online on January 1st. 
  • We suggest that you encourage parents to file their taxes early.  When filing your FAFSA, you can enter estimated information but it is better (whenever possible) to enter actual information.
  • Remember that you must submit the FAFSA on a yearly basis to be considered for financial aid.

For more information on FAFSA Workshops and Financial Aid, visit: http://www.calstatela.edu/financialaid.

VALENTINE DEDICATIONS
Have a crush on someone?  Are you in LOVE?  Want to tell that special someone how you feel?  Why not send them a Valentine Dedication that would air on the Housing Channel (8)?  To send a dedication, go to http://checkbox.calstatela.edu/checkbox/valentinededications.aspx by Thursday, January 11th.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE – APPLY NOW
Raul Henderson Spirit Scholarship
Applications due on Friday, January 29
A.S.I. Administration Office, Room 203, University-Student Union

To commemorate the many years Mr. Raul Henderson devoted to the Cal State LA community, this distinguished scholarship was created. Eight (8) $500 awards will be given to three graduate and five (5) undergraduate students that best exemplify Henderson’s vision, spirit and devoted time to educationally meaningful activities. The applicants will be judged on scholastic achievement, campus contributions, community involvement/philanthropy and a written essay. For more information and to download an application, visit www.asicalstatela.org/scholarships.

D.I.Y. COLLEGE SWEATERS
Thursday, January 29th
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
LA Room, U-SU

Show your Golden Eagle pride by making a customized Cal State LA sweatshirt! All materials will be provided. Sign-up at the Center for Student Involvement, U-SU room 204.

MEN OF COLOR
Thursday, January 29th
12:00 pm
San Gabriel Room, U-SU

Join the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center and the Men of Color Success Network to discuss topics to expressions of masculinity. This non-judgmental space will examine the ways healthy and unhealthy expressions of masculinity can help and harm individuals and communities.

LUNAR NEW YEAR:  YEAR OF THE MONKEY
Monday, February 1st
U-SU Plaza / Walkway

Join the Asian Pacific Islander Student Resource Center and explore the variety of traditions and entertainment Lunar New Year has to offer. Enjoy great performances, explore Chinese zodiac signs, and participate in interactive arts and crafts activities.

U-LEAD:  EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Tuesday, February 2nd
3:15 pm
Pasadena Room, U-SU

Plot your student leadership journey through the U-Lead program as you explore personal, group, and community leadership competencies. Leadership is all about relationships and developing and maintaining healthy effective relationships is all about Emotional Intelligence. Come learn about the importance of incorporating the Emotional Intelligence Leadership Model into your own leadership journey!

MARDI GRAS:  BACK TO NEW ORLEANS
Thursday, February 4
6:30 pm
U-SU

Step into downtown New Orleans for Mardi Gras! Grab a taste of Creole Cuisine, hop on a swamp tour, eat a beignet at Café du monde, or listen to some Big Easy jazz at the Preservation Hall. Make sure to stop by the ticket booth when you arrive to pick up your grand prize raffle ticket and a chance to attend our invitation only ball! Remember to take your student ID to participate in the prize drawing!

GROUP THERAPY AT CAPS
-Learn skills to think clearly
-Enhance relationships
-Increase concentration
-Improve mood

Where
Counseling and Psychological Services
Student Health Center, top floor, Station #4
*Mindfulness and Relaxation is in the Student Union

Questions?
Call 323-343-3314 or walk in to CAPS, Student health Center, Upstairs, Station #4 and speak with Wendy Gee or Mia Gonzales

List of Events
Mindfulness and Relaxation
David Rudesill, LCSW
Tuesdays
2:00-3:00 PM
1/5-3/22
Student Union, Reflection Room*

Grief and Loss
Paris Silva, LCSW
Wednesdays
2:15-3:15 PM
1/27, 2/3, 2/10

Healthy Romantic Relationships
Yadira Anguiano, PSY.D.
Tuesdays
3:15-4:15 PM
1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16

Anxiety Management
Jonna Fries, Psy.D.
Wednesdays
3:15-4:15 PM
2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24

Emotional Wellness
Jackie Meltz, LCSW, Psy.D.
Thursdays
2:00-3:00 PM
2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25 

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Fridays  No parking in lot 7A during lot cleaning 7:30 am-9:30 am
  • January 28, 2016 RA Information Session
  • January 29, 2016 RA Information Session
  • February 2, 2016 RA Information Session
  • February 8-19 Deadline to submit Petition to Cancel form
  • February 22-23 Room Changes Accepted (online form)
  • February 22-26 Meal Plan Changes Accepted  (Housing Services office)
  • February Room Selection Information Sessions  (dates to be announced)
  • March Fall 2016 License Agreement available online (submission requires a $ 140 payment)
  • March 2, 2016 FAFSA Priority Funding Consideration Deadline

_________________________________________________

Tue 1/19/2016 6:06 PM

Residents, please take a few minutes to read these important announcements so you are informed of what is happening in Housing.

Included in this week's email:

  • CONTRACTING FOR 2016-17 COMING SOON!
  • APPLY TO BE AN RA
  • DID YOUR ROOMMATE MOVE OUT?
  • KEYS
  • GUEST POLICY
  • LAST WEEK OF MAIL ROOM EXTENDED HOURS
  • RANGE HOODS ABOVE THE STOVES
  • FINANCIAL AID – FAFSA WORKSHOPS
  • VALENTINE DEDICATIONS
  • JANUARY HOUSING NEWSLETTER ONLINE
  • SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE – APPLY NOW
  • GROUP THERAPY AT CAPS
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

CONTRACTING FOR 2016-17 COMING SOON!
If you wish to contract for the next academic year, please stay informed by reading your weekly emails. There will be some important changes this year due to the upcoming Quarter to Semester transition, short summer quarter and demand from first time freshman. Plan to attend an Information Session, to be scheduled for early February and detailed information will also be summarized in next month’s newsletter. Don’t miss your chance to lock in your space for next year. The demand will be high and availability may be limited. More information to follow soon!

APPLY TO BE A RESIDENT ASSISTANT (RA)
Are you interested in contributing to your housing community as a student leader? Do you feel as though you can have a positive impact through peer interaction? Want to get to know yourself better, learn new skills, realize your potential…AND HAVE FUN? If you answered YES to any of these questions, it sounds like you may be interested in becoming a Resident Assistant.

RA Info Sessions are designed to give you an overview of the position and provide a detailed timeline of the selection process. Resident Directors and current Resident Assistants will be present to offer insight, provide advice, and answer any questions you may have.

Information Sessions:

  • Wednesday, January 20th @ 5pm – 6pm, Phase II Conference Room, Housing
  • Thursday, January 21st @ 7pm – 8pm, Phase II Lounge, Housing
  • Thursday, January 28th @ 7pm – 8pm, Phase II Lounge, Housing
  • Friday, January 29th @ 2pm – 3pm, U-SU Room 203, ASI Conference Room
  • Tuesday, February 2nd @ 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Cross Cultural Centers

Application packets are available at the information sessions and on the Housing website.

DID YOUR ROOMMATE MOVE OUT?
If your roommate moved out, please be sure to keep the space vacant AT ALL TIMES and keep the original room configuration.  Students are still moving in at their pace, so we are not always able to give you advance notice.  Please keep in mind that if you rearrange the furniture or spread your belongings, you will be charged a single room rate.

KEYS
If you misplace or lose your keys, you must report it immediately.  In addition, never loan your apartment/bedroom key to anyone (including your roommates/housemates) under any circumstances (it is a policy violation to do so).

GUEST POLICY
Residents have the basic right to privacy in their assigned room. Guests are not allowed in apartments between the hours of 12am-9am unless they are approved in advance by roommate(s), housemates and Housing Services.

LAST WEEK OF MAIL ROOM EXTENDED HOURS
This is the last week of the Mail Room’s extended hours.  The Mail Room will stay open until 6:30 pm until Friday, January 22, 2016 to help with the extra packages during this peak time. Starting next week, the Mail Room Hours will be reverting to Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-5:30 pm.

RANGE HOODS ABOVE THE STOVES
Please keep the Range Hood (fan), located above your stove, on while using the oven.  Remember to keep the fan running at least 15 minutes after you turn off the oven.

FINANCIAL AID – FAFSA WORKSHOPS
Financial Aid students, remember to fill out your FAFSA before the MARCH 2, 2016 Priority Funding Consideration Deadline!  The FAFSA application is now available online.  To facilitate the application process, FAFSA Workshops have been scheduled on campus in January and February.  The FAFSA Workshop schedule now available online.

Remember that the sooner you apply, the sooner your file is reviewed and your aid awarded (determined). Keep in mind that the longer you wait to apply, the more students apply before you and you run the risk of certain types of aid being exhausted.  Therefore;

  • We encourage you to apply as soon as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is made available online on January 1st. 
  • We suggest that you encourage parents to file their taxes early.  When filing your FAFSA, you can enter estimated information but it is better (whenever possible) to enter actual information.
  • Remember that you must submit the FAFSA on a yearly basis to be considered for financial aid.

For more information on FAFSA Workshops and Financial Aid, visit: http://www.calstatela.edu/financialaid.

VALENTINE DEDICATIONS
Have a crush on someone?  Are you in LOVE?  Want to tell that special someone how you feel?  Why not send them a Valentine Dedication that would air on the Housing Channel (8)?  To send a dedication, go to http://checkbox.calstatela.edu/checkbox/valentinededications.aspx by Thursday, January 11th.

JANUARY HOUSING NEWSLETTER ONLINE
The January Housing Newsletter is now online. Get more information on New Year’s Resolutions, FAFSA Workshops, Valentine Dedications, Eagle Alerts and more.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE – APPLY NOW
Raul Henderson Spirit Scholarship
Applications due on Friday, January 29
A.S.I. Administration Office, Room 203, University-Student Union

To commemorate the many years Mr. Raul Henderson devoted to the Cal State LA community, this distinguished scholarship was created. Eight (8) $500 awards will be given to three graduate and five undergraduate students that best exemplify Henderson’s vision, spirit and devoted time to educationally meaningful activities. The applicants will be judged on scholastic achievement, campus contributions, community involvement/philanthropy and a written essay. For more information and to download an application, visit www.asicalstatela.org/scholarships.

GROUP THERAPY AT CAPS
-Learn skills to think clearly
-Enhance relationships
-Increase concentration
-Improve mood

Where
Counseling and Psychological Services
Student Health Center, top floor, Station #4
*Mindfulness and Relaxation is in the Student Union

Questions?
Call 323-343-3314 or walk in to CAPS, Student health Center, Upstairs, Station #4 and speak with Wendy Gee or Mia Gonzales

List of Events
Mindfulness and Relaxation
David Rudesill, LCSW
Tuesdays
2:00-3:00 PM
1/5-3/22
Student Union, Reflection Room*

Grief and Loss
Paris Silva, LCSW
Wednesdays
2:15-3:15 PM
1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10

Healthy Romantic Relationships
Yadira Anguiano, PSY.D.
Tuesdays
3:15-4:15 PM
1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16

Anxiety Management
Jonna Fries, Psy.D.
Wednesdays
3:15-4:15 PM
2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24

Emotional Wellness
Jackie Meltz, LCSW, Psy.D.
Thursdays
2:00-3:00 PM
2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25 

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Fridays  No parking in lot 7A during lot cleaning 7:30 am-9:30 am
  • January 20, 2016 RA Information Session
  • January 21, 2016 RA Information Session
  • January 28, 2016 RA Information Session
  • January 29, 2016 RA Information Session
  • February 2, 2016 RA Information Session
  • March 2, 2016 FAFSA Priority Funding Consideration Deadline

__________________________________________________

Tue 1/12/2016

Residents, please take a few minutes to read these important announcements so you are informed of what is happening in Housing.

Included in this week's email:

  • APPLY TO BE AN RA
  • NEW RESIDENTS ARE STILL MOVING IN
  • MAIL ROOM HOURS EXTENDED TEMPORARILY
  • NEW AT THE DINING COMMONS
  • HOUSING FEES
  • FINANCIAL AID – FAFSA WORKSHOPS
  • JANUARY HOUSING NEWSLETTER ONLINE
  • MTV-U CONTEST
  • VALENTINE DEDICATIONS
  • GROUP THERAPY AT CAPS
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

APPLY TO BE A RESIDENT ASSISTANT (RA)
Are you interested in contributing to your housing community as a student leader? Do you feel as though you can have a positive impact through peer interaction? Want to get to know yourself better, learn new skills, realize your potential…AND HAVE FUN? If you answered YES to any of these questions, it sounds like you may be interested in becoming a Resident Assistant.

RA Info Sessions are designed to give you an overview of the position and provide a detailed timeline of the selection process. Resident Directors and current Resident Assistants will be present to offer insight, provide advice, and answer any questions you may have.

Information Sessions:

  • Wednesday, January 20th @ 5pm – 6pm, Phase II Conference Room, Housing
  • Thursday, January 21st @ 7pm – 8pm, Phase II Lounge, Housing
  • Thursday, January 28th @ 7pm – 8pm, Phase II Lounge, Housing
  • Friday, January 29th @ 2pm – 3pm, U-SU Room 203, ASI Conference Room
  • Tuesday, February 2nd @ 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Cross Cultural Centers

Application packets will be available at the information sessions and on the Housing website on January 18, 2016.

NEW RESIDENTS ARE STILL MOVING IN
New residents will be moving in over the next few weeks.  Please help us in welcoming them to our community by:

  • Cleaning common areas, including vacuuming living and dining rooms and bathrooms
  • Clearing some space in the kitchen – in the refrigerator and cabinets.
  • If there is a space that is empty in your bedroom; clean and tidy up the bedroom and make room for your roommate(s)
  • Making sure your belongings are not on the vacant bed(s), dresser(s) and closet(s). Occupying/spreading out to an emptied bedroom space not assigned to you may result in removal of your belongings and charges for labor and cleaning.

MAIL ROOM HOURS EXTENDED TEMPORARILY
The Mail Room will be open an extra hour during the first three weeks of classes, until 6:30 pm Monday through Friday, to help with the extra packages during this peak time.

NEW AT THE DINING COMMONS
We have made some changes in the Deli Bar and added several vegetarian items:

  • Spinach
  • Sliced Green Apples
  • Grilled Egg Plant
  • Bell Peppers

New sandwich spreads made with vegan mayonnaise;

  • Spicy Mayo
  • Herb Garlic Mayo
  • Vegenaise

New Deli meats and cheeses have also been added to a weekly deli salad, which help satisfy the dietary needs of vegetarians and round off a Deli Sandwich meal.

A Nutritional Information binder on our products will also be available at the Dining Commons. It is almost complete but will grow and change along with our menu.

Due to the low demand for soup, we have cut down to one vegetarian soup a day.  The lunch soup will be different from the one served at dinner.

HOUSING FEES
Remember to check your GET account to make sure your rent is paid for Winter.  Housing fees were due on Monday, January 11, 2016 (installment and financial aid).  Your housing fees should reflect as RENT and BOARD (if you have a meal plan).  If you don’t see the charges, contact the Housing Services Office immediately. If you are a Financial Aid recipient and you have an outstanding balance, but have received a reimbursement check, please verify with the Housing Services Office that your account has been paid in full. 

FINANCIAL AID – FAFSA WORKSHOPS
Financial Aid students, remember to fill out your FAFSA before the MARCH 2, 2016 Priority Funding Consideration Deadline!  The FAFSA application is now available online.  To facilitate the application process, FAFSA Workshops have been scheduled on campus in January and February.  The FAFSA Workshop schedule now available online.

Remember that the sooner you apply, the sooner your file is reviewed and your aid awarded (determined). Keep in mind that the longer you wait to apply, the more students apply before you and you run the risk of certain types of aid being exhausted.  Therefore;

  • We encourage you to apply as soon as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is made available online on January 1st. 
  • We suggest that you encourage parents to file their taxes early.  When filing your FAFSA, you can enter estimated information but it is better (whenever possible) to enter actual information.
  • Remember that you must submit the FAFSA on a yearly basis to be considered for financial aid.

For more information on FAFSA Workshops and Financial Aid, visit: http://www.calstatela.edu/financialaid.

JANUARY HOUSING NEWSLETTER ONLINE
The January Housing Newsletter is now online. Get more information on New Year’s Resolutions, FAFSA Workshops, Valentine Dedications, Eagle Alerts and more.

MTV-U CONTEST
Enter to win one of several mtvU goodie bags. SWAG varies in mtvU bags. Enter before January 15, 2016. You will need to add us on Facebook and/or Twitter to let us know why you like living on campus.  You can enter more than once but change your answer as to why you like living on campus. 
Enter here: https://checkbox.calstatela.edu/checkbox/mtvU-Giveaway.aspx

VALENTINE DEDICATIONS
Have a crush on someone?  Are you in LOVE?  Want to tell that special someone how you feel?  Why not send them a Valentine Dedication that would air on the Housing Channel (8)?  To send a dedication, go to http://checkbox.calstatela.edu/checkbox/valentinededications.aspx by Thursday, January 11th.

GROUP THERAPY AT CAPS
-Learn skills to think clearly
-Enhance relationships
-Increase concentration
-Improve mood

Where
Counseling and Psychological Services
Student Health Center, top floor, Station #4
*Mindfulness and Relaxation is in the Student Union

Questions?
Call 323-343-3314 or walk in to CAPS, Student health Center, Upstairs, Station #4 and speak with Wendy Gee or Mia Gonzales

List of Events
Mindfulness and Relaxation
David Rudesill, LCSW
Tuesdays
2:00-3:00 PM
1/5-3/22
Student Union, Reflection Room*

Grief and Loss
Paris Silva, LCSW
Wednesdays
2:15-3:15 PM
1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10

Healthy Romantic Relationships
Yadira Anguiano, PSY.D.
Tuesdays
3:15-4:15 PM
1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16

Anxiety Management
Jonna fries, Psy.D.
Wednesdays
3:15-4:15 PM
2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24

Emotional Wellness
Jackie meltz, LCSW, Psy.D.
Thursdays
2:00-3:00 PM
2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25 

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Fridays  No parking in lot 7A during lot cleaning 7:30 am-9:30 am
  • January 1, 2016-March 2, 2016 FAFSA application available
  • January 11, 2016 Housing Fees Due (Installment and Financial Aid)
  • January 15, 2016 Deadline to enter mtvU Contest
  • January 18, 2016 Campus Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 20, 2016 RA Information Session
  • January 21, 2016 RA Information Session
  • January 28, 2016 RA Information Session
  • January 29, 2016 RA Information Session
  • February 2, 2016 RA Information Session
  • March 2, 2016 FAFSA Priority Funding Consideration Deadline

__________________________________________________

Tue 1/5/2016 6:14 PM

Happy New Year!

Residents, please take a few minutes to read these important announcements so you are informed of what is happening in Housing.

Included in this week's email:

  • NEW RESIDENTS ARE STILL MOVING IN
  • MAIL ROOM HOURS EXTENDED TEMPORARILY
  • NEW AT THE DINING COMMONS
  • HOUSING FEES
  • FINANCIAL AID – FAFSA WORKSHOPS
  • FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENTS – PLEASE READ! IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ACADEMIC PROGRESS (SAP)
  • PROGRAM:  SINGING IN THE NEW YEAR
  • PROGRAM:  THE ABC’S OF LEADERSHIP
  • GROUP THERAPY AT CAPS
  • MTV-U CONTEST
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

NEW RESIDENTS ARE STILL MOVING IN
New residents will be moving in over the next few weeks.  Please help us in welcoming them to our community by:

  • Cleaning common areas, including vacuuming living and dining rooms and. bathrooms
  • Clearing some space in the kitchen – in the refrigerator and cabinets.
  • If there is a space that is empty in your bedroom; clean and tidy up the bedroom and make room for your roommate(s)
  • Making sure your belongings are not on the vacant bed(s), dresser(s) and closet(s). Occupying/spreading out to an emptied bedroom space not assigned to you may result in removal of your belongings and charges for labor and cleaning.

MAIL ROOM HOURS EXTENDED TEMPORARILY
The Mail Room will be open an extra hour during the first three weeks of classes, until 6:30 pm Monday through Friday, to help with the extra packages during this peak time.

NEW AT THE DINING COMMONS
We have made some changes in the Deli Bar and added several vegetarian items:

  • Spinach
  • Sliced Green Apples
  • Grilled Egg Plant
  • Bell Peppers

New sandwich spreads made with vegan mayonnaise;

  • Spicy Mayo
  • Herb Garlic Mayo
  • Vegenaise

New Deli meats and cheeses have also been added to a weekly deli salad, help satisfy the dietary needs of vegetarians and round off a Deli Sandwich meal.

A nutritional Information binder on our products will also be available at the Dining Commons. It is about 50% complete but will grow and change along with our menu.

Due to the low demand for soup, we have cut down to one vegetarian soup a day.  The lunch soup will be different from the one served at dinner.

HOUSING FEES
Remember to check your GET account to make sure your rent is paid for Winter.  Housing fees are due on Monday, January 11, 2016 (installment and financial aid).  Your housing fees should be reflected as RENT and BOARD (if you have a meal plan).  If you don’t see the charges, contact the Housing Services Office immediately. If you are a Financial Aid recipient and you have an outstanding balance, but have received a reimbursement check, please verify with the Housing Services Office that your account has been paid in full. 

FINANCIAL AID – FAFSA WORKSHOPS
Financial Aid students, remember to fill out your FAFSA before the MARCH 2, 2016 Priority Funding Consideration Deadline!  The FAFSA application will be available online on January 1st.  To facilitate the application process, FAFSA Workshops have been scheduled on campus in January and February.  The FAFSA Workshop schedule will be available shortly.  Please check the financial aid website for details

Remember that the sooner you apply, the sooner your file is reviewed and your aid awarded (determined). Keep in mind that the longer you wait to apply, the more students apply before you and you run the risk of certain types of aid being exhausted.  Therefore;

  • We encourage you to apply as soon as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is made available online on January 1st. 
  • We suggest that you encourage parents to file their taxes early.  When filing your FAFSA, you can enter estimated information but it is better (whenever possible) to enter actual information.
  • Remember that you must submit the FAFSA on a yearly basis to be considered for financial aid.

For more information on FAFSA Workshops and Financial Aid, visit: http://www.calstatela.edu/financialaid (or visit the Housing Facebook page for a schedule of FAFSA Workshops sent to us).

FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENTS – PLEASE READ! IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ACADEMIC PROGRESS (SAP)
Give 110% to maintain your Financial Aid funding and SAP standards. Your grades matter! Falling below a certain level will jeopardize your financial aid and could jeopardize housing as well.

Please familiarize yourself with the current Satisfactory Academic Policy (SAP) in order to maintain continued funding during your attendance at CSU, Los Angeles. The SAP Policy is available for your review at http://www.calstatela.edu/sites/default/files/groups/Center%20for%
20Student%20Financial%20Aid%20%26%20Scholarships/Docs/sap_policy.pdf

The Financial Aid office will be emailing/mailing Financial Aid recipients after Fall quarter grades are posted regarding SAP status. If you receive an email regarding SAP warning or SAP not being met, take action immediately and contact the Financial Aid office to review your status and find out what you need to do protect your financial aid. If you receive an SAP notice, please contact the Housing Services office (Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm), and ask to speak with Anne Gonzalez-Vazquez or Monica Corona-Michel.

  • Please note, SAP appeals take 6 – 8 weeks to process from the date you submit form and supporting documentation to the Financial Aid office.
  • IF your financial aid is not awarded, OR if the award does not cover all expenses, you are required to pay the balance out of pocket until you receive decision response from Financial Aid regarding your appeal by January 11, 2016 for Winter Quarter 2016.  

PROGRAM:  SINGING IN THE NEW YEAR
Thursday, January 7, 2016
7:00-9:00 pm
Phase II Lounge, Housing

Come sing Karaoke and get to know people in the community better.  Snacks provided.

PROGRAM: THE ABC’S OF LEADERSHIP
Thursday, January 7, 2016
5:00-7:00 pm
LA Room, 3rd Floor, University Student Union

An Evening with Joshua Fredenburg: The ABC's of Leadership - What Truly Makes Someone A Leader?  Joshua Fredenburg will lead a discussion on how to think about leadership, purpose, and vision as an engaged student. With an energetic, engaging, and dynamic approach, Joshua talks about the evolution of leadership and provides a clear picture of what it means to be considered a great leader. Attend and develop five practical and applicable leadership skills, qualities, and behaviors that every leader must possess in order to be exceptional.

The event is free and open to the public. Reception directly following the program. If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Joseph, ASI Programs Coordinator, at (323) 343-4784.

GROUP THERAPY AT CAPS
-Learn skills to think clearly
-Enhance relationships
-Increase concentration
-Improve mood

Where
Counseling and Psychological Services
Student Health Center, top floor, Station #4
*Mindfulness and Relaxation is in the Student Union

Questions?
Call 323-343-3314 or walk in to CAPS, Student health Center, Upstairs, Station #4 and speak with Wendy Gee or Mia Gonzales

List of Events
Mindfulness and Relaxation
David Rudesill, LCSW
Tuesdays
2:00-3:00 PM
1/5-3/22
Student Union, Reflection Room*

Grief and Loss
Paris Silva, LCSW
Wednesdays
2:15-3:15 PM
1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10

Healthy Romantic Relationships
Yadira Anguiano, PSY.D.
Tuesdays
3:15-4:15 PM
1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16

Anxiety Management
Jonna fries, Psy.D.
Wednesdays
3:15-4:15 PM
2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24

Emotional Wellness
Jackie meltz, LCSW, Psy.D.
Thursdays
2:00-3:00 PM
2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25 

MTV-U CONTEST
Enter to win one of several mtvU goodie bags.  SWAG varies in mtvU bags.  Enter before January 15, 2016.  You will need to add us on Facebook and/or Twitter to let us know why you like living on campus.  You can enter more than once but change your answer as to why you like living on campus. 
Enter here: https://checkbox.calstatela.edu/checkbox/mtvU-Giveaway.aspx

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Fridays  No parking in lot 7A during lot cleaning 7:30 am-9:30 am
  • January 1, 2016-March 2, 2016 FAFSA application available
  • January 7, 2016 Program: Singing in the New Year
  • January 7, 2016 Program: The ABC’s of Leadership
  • January 11, 2016 Housing Fees Due (Installment and Financial Aid)
  • January 15, 2016 Deadline to enter mtvU Contest
  • January 18, 2016 Campus Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • March 2, 2016 FAFSA Priority Funding Consideration Deadline

__________________________________________________

Wed 12/30/2015 7:03 PM

Current Residents,
We hope you are enjoying your break.  All of us in Housing Services wish you a happy new year and safe return to campus!

Included in this week's email:

  • NOT RETURNING FOR WINTER?
  • HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS
  • NEW RESIDENTS MOVING IN JANUARY 3RD
  • MAINTENANCE/WORK ORDERS DURING WINTER BREAK
  • WINTER HOUSING CHARGES – CHECK YOUR GET ACCOUNT!
  • FINANCIAL AID – FAFSA WORKSHOPS
  • FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENTS – PLEASE READ! IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ACADEMIC PROGRESS (SAP)
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT RECEIVING MAIL OR PACKAGES DURING THE HOLIDAYS
  • GOING HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS?
  • STAYING FOR THE HOLIDAYS?
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

NOT RETURNING FOR WINTER?
If you will not be taking classes for the winter at Cal State L.A., you MUST complete the Petition to Cancel form in order to request the cancellation of your Housing License Agreement.  You must submit the Petition to Cancel form IMMEDIATELY since the deadline was November 6, 2015. 

  • If you are receiving this email, your contract is still in effect and you will continue to be charged for housing.
  • Please keep in mind that moving out without approval does not release you from the financial responsibility of your Housing License Agreement.

HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS
Housing Services Office  - December 31 and January 1, 2016 CLOSED

Community Information Center (CIC) - December 31 and January 1, 2016 CLOSED

Mail Room Hours- December 31 and January 1, 2016 CLOSED

  • RA On-Duty throughout the break and holidays: (323) 343-4807

NEW RESIDENTS MOVING IN JANUARY 3RD  
New residents will move in on Sunday, January 3, 2016 and the days to follow.
Please help us in welcoming them to our community by:

  • Clean common areas, including vacuuming living and dining rooms and. bathrooms
  • Clear some space in the kitchen – in the refrigerator and cabinets.
  • If there is a space that is empty in your bedroom; clean and tidy up the bedroom and make room for your roommate(s)
  • Make sure your belongings are not on the vacant bed(s), dresser(s) and closet(s). Occupying/spreading out to an emptied bedroom space not assigned to you may result in removal of your belongings and charges for labor and cleaning.

MAINTENANCE/WORK ORDERS DURING WINTER BREAK
Please be aware that the Housing Facilities staff will continue to work on work orders and other projects during the winter break. We may be entering apartments during this period to address any maintenance issues that may occur. If staff is required to enter your apartment, we may also close/lock doors and windows as an added security step and turn off lights.

WINTER HOUSING CHARGES – CHECK YOUR GET ACCOUNT!
Winter 2016 charges were posted to your GET account on November 14th. You may have received an email from the Cashier’s Office that your Winter balance was due Monday, November 30th for Quarterly and 1st Installment residents. If your payment has not been submitted, please do so immediately. Late fees will be posted this week if you have not paid your current balance.

The next Winter 2016 Housing payment for Financial Aid recipients and 2nd Installment residents is due Monday, January 11th.

Please follow payment deadlines. Don’t get a HOLD or Late Fee placed on your account! 

Phase I/II Payment Schedules: http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/documents/Application%20
PACKETS_nEw/Portal%20Application%20Information/Payment%20
Schedule%20Breakdowns/2015-2016_PaySchedules/2015-2016_PaySchedule_Ph_I_and_II.pdf


GEA Payment Schedule: http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/documents/Application%20
PACKETS_nEw/Portal%20Application%20Information/Payment%20
Schedule%20Breakdowns/2015-2016_PaySchedules/2015-2016_PaySchedule_GEA.pdf

FINANCIAL AID – FAFSA WORKSHOPS
Financial Aid students, remember to fill out your FAFSA before the MARCH 2, 2016 Priority Funding Consideration Deadline!  The FAFSA application will be available online on January 1st.  To facilitate the application process, FAFSA Workshops have been scheduled on campus in January and February.  The FAFSA Workshop schedule will be available shortly.  Please check the financial aid website for details

Remember that the sooner you apply, the sooner your file is reviewed and your aid awarded (determined). Keep in mind that the longer you wait to apply, the more students apply before you and you run the risk of certain types of aid being exhausted.  Therefore;

  • We encourage you to apply as soon as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is made available online on January 1st. 
  • We suggest that you encourage parents to file their taxes early.  When filing your FAFSA, you can enter estimated information but it is better (whenever possible) to enter actual information.
  • Remember that you must submit the FAFSA on a yearly basis to be considered for financial aid.

For more information on FAFSA Workshops and Financial Aid, visit: http://www.calstatela.edu/financialaid (or visit the Housing Facebook page for a schedule of FAFSA Workshops just sent to us).

FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENTS – PLEASE READ! IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ACADEMIC PROGRESS (SAP)
Give 110% to maintain your Financial Aid funding and SAP standards. Your grades matter! Falling below a certain level will jeopardize your financial aid and could jeopardize housing as well.

Please familiarize yourself with the current Satisfactory Academic Policy (SAP) in order to maintain continued funding during your attendance at CSU, Los Angeles. The SAP Policy is available for your review at http://www.calstatela.edu/sites/default/files/groups/Center%20for%
20Student%20Financial%20Aid%20%26%20Scholarships/Docs/sap_policy.pdf

The Financial Aid office will be emailing/mailing Financial Aid recipients after Fall quarter grades are posted regarding SAP status. If you receive an email regarding SAP warning or SAP not being met, take action immediately and contact the Financial Aid office to review your status and find out what you need to do protect your financial aid. If you receive an SAP notice, please contact the Housing Services office (Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm), and ask to speak with Anne Gonzalez-Vazquez or Monica Corona-Michel.

  • Please note, SAP appeals take 6 – 8 weeks to process from the date you submit form and supporting documentation to the Financial Aid office.
  • IF your financial aid is not awarded, OR if the award does not cover all expenses, you are required to pay the balance out of pocket until you receive decision response from Financial Aid regarding your appeal by January 11, 2016 for Winter Quarter 2016.  

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT RECEIVING MAIL OR PACKAGES DURING THE HOLIDAYS
When the mailroom and office reopen after a holiday break, please remember that it may take several hours to possibly several days to sort and organize a large volume of mail and packages. Postal mail will be held until the office is open and not all mail will be delivered to us in one day. The Housing Services Office will do everything possible to sort and organize mail and packages as quickly as possible.

  • The mailroom will be open an extra hour during the first three weeks of classes, until 6:30 pm, to help deliver packages during this peak time.
  • Since there may be delays, please plan ahead for any important mail or packages to be delivered either before or after the holiday breaks.

GOING HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS?

  • Remove trash and leave a clean apartment.  Remove any perishables and open food containers; don’t leave any dirty dishes – wash before leaving – don’t come home to a pest infestation! 
  • Turn off all lights and close blinds. 
  • Turn off heat/AC to conserve energy and prevent overuse of AC/heating equipment. 
  • Close and lock windows and lock patio doors. 
  • Be safety aware no matter where you are.

STAYING FOR THE HOLIDAYS?

  1. Make sure the door to your apartment is locked at all times.  Keep your valuables and you safe! Keeping doors locked is also Housing policy! 
  2. Keep your windows closed and locked, especially if you are on the first floor.  Keep patio doors closed and locked as well.  Prevent entry into your apartment through open windows.  Check before you leave during the day and also keep windows and patio doors closed and locked at night. 
  3. Don't let anyone into your apartment that you don't know.  If that person is there to visit a housemate then the housemate should be there to verify and let them in. 
  4. Be careful with your keys.  If you lose your keys, report it immediately to the Housing Services Office in order to have your front door lock changed.  
  5. Get a locking device for your laptop.  This may be a physical lock or some kind of electronic tracking or locking device. 
  6. Put emergency phone numbers in your cell phone.  If your wallet is stolen, will you know what phone number to call to cancel your credit cards?  Put important phone numbers in your cell phone so that you can call the moment you notice something is missing. 
  7. Be smart with your car. Always keep your car locked.  Don’t leave it for long periods of time without checking on it occasionally and move it so it does not appear as if you are not around.  Check your surroundings before approaching your car and only unlock it when you are next to it.  
  8. Use the campus escort service at night or travel with a friend.  Always try to walk with others or when on campus, call the campus escort at 323-343-3700. 
  9. Make sure someone knows where you are at all times.  Heading to a club downtown?  Going out on a date?  It’s always a good idea to let someone (a friend, a roommate, etc.) know where you're going and what time you expect to get back.  Exercise caution and have a plan to get home safely. 
  10. Know the phone number for Campus Police and keep it on your phone.  Include Campus Police (323) 343-3700 and the RA on Duty (323) 343-4807 in your cellphone.  Remember, 9-1-1 connects you to the Highway Patrol.  Use this if you are away from campus. If you are on or near campus, use the number for Campus Police for faster response.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • December 31 and January 1, 2016 Campus Closed
  • January 1, 2016 Housing Services office, Mail Room and CIC closed
  • January 4, 2016 Winter quarter begins
  • January 4, 2016 Meal Plan returns with breakfast

__________________________________________________

Tue 12/15/2015 6:42 PM

Remember to check your Cal State L.A. email regularly or forward it to your personal email so you are up to date with important Housing information and announcements. Please add askhousing@cslanet.calstatela.edu to your contact list.

Included in this week's email:

  • WINTER HOUSING CHARGES – CHECK YOUR GET ACCOUNT!
  • FACILITIES ANNOUNCEMENTS
    • MAINTENANCE/WORK ORDERS DURING WINTER BREAK
    • FIRE ALARM TESTING
    • WI-FI UPGRADE
  • FIRE ALARM TESTING
  • FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENTS – PLEASE READ! IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ACADEMIC PROGRESS (SAP)
  • GUEST POLICY
  • TRANFERING OR GRADUATING - NOT RETURNING FOR WINTER  
  • HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT RECEIVING MAIL OR PACKAGES DURING THE HOLIDAYS
  • GOING HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS?
  • DECEMBER HOUSING NEWSLETTER
  • EATERIES ON CAMPUS – WINTER BREAK HOURS
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

WINTER HOUSING CHARGES – CHECK YOUR GET ACCOUNT!
Winter 2016 charges were posted to your GET account on November 14th. You may have received an email from the Cashier’s Office that your Winter balance was due Monday, November 30th for Quarterly and 1st Installment residents. If your payment has not been submitted, please do so immediately. Late fees will be posted this week if you have not paid your current balance.

The next Winter 2016 Housing payment for Financial Aid recipients and 2nd Installment residents is due Monday, January 11th.

Please follow payment deadlines. Don’t get a HOLD or Late Fee placed on your account! 

Phase I/II Payment Schedules: http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/documents/Application%20
PACKETS_nEw/Portal%20Application%20Information/Payment%20Schedule%
20Breakdowns/2015-2016_PaySchedules/2015-2016_PaySchedule_Ph_I_and_II.pdf


GEA Payment Schedule: http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/documents/Application%20
PACKETS_nEw/Portal%20Application%20Information/Payment%20Schedule%
20Breakdowns/2015-2016_PaySchedules/2015-2016_PaySchedule_GEA.pdf

FACILITIES ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • MAINTENANCE/WORK ORDERS DURING WINTER BREAK
    Please be aware that the Housing Facilities staff will continue to work on work orders and other projects during the winter break. We may be entering apartments during this period to address any maintenance issues that may occur. If staff is required to enter your apartment, we may also close/lock doors and windows as an added security step and turn off lights.
  • FIRE ALARM TESTING
    We will be testing fire alarms in Phase I, II and GEA on Wednesday, December 16 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  There will be no need to evacuate during this testing. 
  • WI-FI UPGRADE
    Upgrades to our current WI-FI are almost complete.  We will be switching over to the new WI-FI on December 14, 2015.  Facilities staff will be entering apartments to remove the old WI-FI. 

FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENTS – PLEASE READ! IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ACADEMIC PROGRESS (SAP)
Give 110% to maintain your Financial Aid funding and SAP standards. Your grades matter! Falling below a certain level will jeopardize your financial aid and could jeopardize housing as well.

Please familiarize yourself with the current Satisfactory Academic Policy (SAP) in order to maintain continued funding during your attendance at CSU, Los Angeles. The SAP Policy is available for your review at http://www.calstatela.edu/sites/default/files/groups/Center%20for%
20Student%20Financial%20Aid%20%26%20Scholarships/Docs/sap_policy.pdf

The Financial Aid office will be emailing/mailing Financial Aid recipients after Fall quarter grades are posted regarding SAP status. If you receive an email regarding SAP warning or SAP not being met, take action immediately and contact the Financial Aid office to review your status and find out what you need to do protect your financial aid. If you receive an SAP notice, please contact the Housing Services office (Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm), and ask to speak with Anne Gonzalez-Vazquez or Monica Corona-Michel.

  • Please note, SAP appeals take 6 – 8 weeks to process from the date you submit form and supporting documentation to the Financial Aid office.
  • IF your financial aid is not awarded, OR if the award does not cover all expenses, you are required to pay the balance out of pocket until you receive decision response from Financial Aid regarding your appeal by January 11, 2016 for Winter Quarter 2016.  

GUEST POLICY
Residents have the basic right to privacy in their assigned room. Guests are not allowed in apartments between the hours of 12am-9am unless they are approved in advance by roommate(s), housemates and Housing Services.

TRANFERING OR GRADUATING - NOT RETURNING FOR WINTER
If you will not be taking classes for the winter at Cal State L.A., you MUST complete the Petition to Cancel form in order to request the cancellation of your Housing License Agreement.  You must submit the Exception form immediately since the deadline was November 6, 2015.  Please keep in mind that moving out without approval does not release you from the financial responsibility of your Housing License Agreement.

HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS
Housing Services Office

  • The Housing Services Office and CIC will remain open for normal business hours December 14-18 and 28-30, 2015. 
  • December 21-25, 31 CLOSED
  • January 1, 2016 CLOSED

Community Information Center (CIC) 

  • December 21-25, 31 CLOSED 
  • January 1, 2016 CLOSED
  • RA on Duty throughout the break and holidays: (323) 343-4807

Mail Room Hours

  • The mailroom will remain open for normal business hours December 14-19
  • December 20th-27th  and January 1st  CLOSED

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT RECEIVING MAIL OR PACKAGES DURING THE HOLIDAYS
Please plan around the holiday closures when ordering items online. The mailroom will be closed for Christmas week. Packages and mail will not be delivered on the dates that our office and mailroom are closed. Please see schedule below.

When the mailroom and office reopen after a holiday break, please remember that it may take several hours to possibly several days to sort and organize a large volume of mail and packages. Postal mail will be held until the office is open and not all mail will be delivered to us in one day. The Housing Services Office will do everything possible to sort and organize mail and packages as quickly as possible.

The mailroom will be open an extra hour during the first three weeks of classes, until 6:30 pm, to help deliver packages during this peak time.

Since there may be delays, please plan ahead for any important mail or packages to be delivered either before or after the holiday breaks.

Mail Room Hours During the Winter Break

  • The mailroom will remain open for normal business hours December 14-19, 2015.
  • The Mail Room will be closed on the following days:  December 20th-27th  and January 1st

GOING HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS?
With campus being closed for holidays, please be mindful of limited public/individual presence on campus and in Housing. Please keep in the mind the following safety tips:

Before you go home for the holidays, remember to:

  • REMOVE TRASH AND LEAVE A CLEAN APARTMENT.  Remove any perishables and open food containers; don’t leave any dirty dishes – wash before leaving – don’t come home to a pest infestation! 
  • TURN OFF ALL LIGHTS and CLOSE BLINDS.  Turn OFF heat/AC.  Help conserve energy and prevent overuse of AC/heating equipment. 
  • LOCK DOORS, CLOSE WINDOWS, CLOSE AND LOCK PATIO DOORS. 
  • BE SAFETY AWARE no matter where you are.

10 Safety Tips for Living in Housing

  • Make sure the door to your apartment is locked at all times.  Keep your valuables and you safe! Keeping doors locked is also Housing policy! 
  • Keep your windows closed and locked, especially if you are on the first floor.  Keep patio doors closed and locked as well.  Prevent entry into your apartment through open windows.  Check before you leave during the day and also keep windows and patio doors closed and locked at night. 
  • Don't let anyone into your apartment that you don't know.  If that person is there to visit a housemate then the housemate should be there to verify and let them in. 
  • Be careful with your keys.  If you lose your keys, report it immediately to the Housing Services Office in order to have your front door lock changed.  
  • Get a locking device for your laptop.  This may be a physical lock or some kind of electronic tracking or locking device. 
  • Put emergency phone numbers in your cell phone.  If your wallet is stolen, will you know what phone number to call to cancel your credit cards?  Put important phone numbers in your cell phone so that you can call the moment you notice something is missing. 
  • Be smart with your car. Always keep your car locked.  Don’t leave it for long periods of time without checking on it occasionally and move it so it does not appear as if you are not around.  Check your surroundings before approaching your car and only unlock it when you are next to it.  
  • Use the campus escort service at night or travel with a friend.  Always try to walk with others or when on campus, call the campus escort at 323-343-3700
  • Make sure someone knows where you are at all times.  Heading to a club downtown?  Going out on a date?  It’s always a good idea to let someone (a friend, a roommate, etc.) know where you're going and what time you expect to get back.  Exercise caution and have a plan to get home safely. 
  • Know the phone number for Campus Police and keep it on your phone.  Include Campus Police (323) 343-3700 and the RA on Duty (323) 343-4807 in your cellphone.  Remember, 9-1-1 connects you to the Highway Patrol.  Use this if you are away from campus. If you are on or near campus, use the number for Campus Police for faster response.

DECEMBER HOUSING NEWSLETTER
The December Housing Newsletter is now online.  Get important information on ‘Going Home For The Holidays, Occupying Roommate Space, Office Holiday Hours and more. 
http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/documents/Newsletters/
Newsletter_December_2015.pdf

EATERIES ON CAMPUS – WINTER BREAK HOURS
Hours of Operation (*Subject to change without notice)

Salazar Espresso*
Phone: 323-343-6784
Hours of Operation:

  • 12/14-12/18: Mon – Fri: 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • 12/21-12/25: Closed
  • 12/28-12/30:  7:30 am – 12:30pm

El Pollo Loco*
Phone: 323-343-6728
Hours of Operation:

  • 12/14-12/18:  Mon – Fri: 10 am – 3 pm
  • 12/21-12/25: Closed
  • 12/28-1/1: Closed

Rice Garden*
Phone: 323-343-6659
Hours of Operation:
12/14-12/18:  Mon – Fri: 10 am – 3 pm
12/21-12/25:  Closed
12/28-12/30:  Mon – Thursday: 10 am – 3 pm

SBARRO
Hours of Operation:

  • 12/14-12/18:  Mon – Fri: 10 am – 7 pm
  • 12/21-12/25:  Closed
  • 12/28-1/1:  Mon – Thursday: 7 am – 7 pm, Friday:  Closed

Carl’s Jr.*
Phone: 323-343-6780
Hours of Operation:

  • 12/14-12/18;  Mon – Fri: 10 am – 3 pm
  • 12/21-12/25: Closed
  • 12/28-1/1: Closed

Kikka Sushi*
Hours of Operation:

  • 12/14-12/18:  Mon – Fri: 10 am – 3 pm
  • 12/21-12/25: Closed
  • 12/28-1/1: Closed

John’s Kitchen*
Phone: 323-343-6923
Hours of Operation:

  • 12/14-12/18:  Mon – Fri: 10 am – 3 pm
  • 12/21-12/25: Closed
  • 12/28-1/1: Closed

 
JUICE IT  UP!  
Phone: 323-343-6551
Hours of Operation:

  • 12/14-12/18:  Mon – Fri: 10 am – 3 pm
  • 12/21-12/25: Closed
  • 12/28-1/1: Closed

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Fridays – No parking in lot 7A from 7:30 am to 9:30 am
  • December 20-27 Mail Room Closed
  • December 21-25 Housing Services office and CIC Closed
  • January 1, 2016 Housing Services office, Mail Room and CIC closed
  • January 4, 2016 Winter quarter begins
  • January 4, 2016 Meal Plan returns with breakfast

__________________________________________________

Tue 12/8/2015 5:23 PM

Remember to check your Cal State L.A. email regularly or forward it to your personal email so you are up to date with important Housing information and announcements. Please add askhousing@cslanet.calstatela.edu to your contact list.

Included in this week's email:

  • WINTER HOUSING CHARGES – CHECK YOUR GET ACCOUNT!
  • FACILITIES ANNOUNCEMENTS
    • MAINTENANCE/WORK ORDERS DURING WINTER BREAK
    • FIRE ALARM TESTING
    • WI-FI UPGRADE
  • FIRE ALARM TESTING
  • QUIET HOURS DURING FINALS
  • FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENTS & ACADEMIC PROGRESS (SAP)
  • GUEST POLICY
  • TRANFERING OR GRADUATING - NOT RETURNING FOR WINTER  
  • HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT RECEIVING MAIL OR PACKAGES DURING THE HOLIDAYS
  • GOING HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS?
  • DECEMBER HOUSING NEWSLETTER
  • LIBRARY HOURS
  • D-STRESS 2016
  • EPIC TOY AND FOOD DRIVE
  • EATERIES ON CAMPUS – WINTER BREAK HOURS
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

Good luck with finals!

WINTER HOUSING CHARGES – CHECK YOUR GET ACCOUNT!
Winter 2016 charges were posted to your GET account on November 14th. You may have received an email from the Cashier’s Office that your Winter balance was due Monday, November 30th for Quarterly and 1st Installment residents. If your payment has not been submitted, please do so immediately. Late fees will be posted this week if you have not paid your current balance.

The next Winter 2016 Housing payment for Financial Aid recipients and 2nd Installment residents is due Monday, January 11th.

Please follow payment deadlines. Don’t get a HOLD or Late Fee placed on your account! 

Phase I/II Payment Schedules: http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/documents/Application%20PACKETS_nEw/Portal%20Application%20Information/Payment%20Schedule%20Breakdowns/2015-2016_PaySchedules/2015-2016_PaySchedule_Ph_I_and_II.pdf

GEA Payment Schedule: http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/documents/Application%20PACKETS_nEw/Portal%20Application%20Information/Payment%20Schedule%20Breakdowns/2015-2016_PaySchedules/2015-2016_PaySchedule_GEA.pdf

FACILITIES ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • MAINTENANCE/WORK ORDERS DURING WINTER BREAK
    Please be aware that the Housing Facilities staff will continue to work on work orders and other projects during the winter break. We may be entering apartments during this period to address any maintenance issues that may occur. If staff is required to enter your apartment, we may also close/lock doors and windows as an added security step and turn off lights.
  • FIRE ALARM TESTING
    We will be testing fire alarms in December from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  There will be no need to evacuate during this testing.  Additional updates will be posted on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
  • WI-FI UPGRADE
    Upgrades to our current WI-FI are almost complete.  We will be switching over to the new WI-FI on December 14, 2015.  Facilities staff will be entering apartments to remove the old WI-FI. 

QUIET HOURS DURING FINALS
During Finals Week, a twenty-four (24) hour quiet policy is in effect beginning on the Friday before Finals Week, December 4th through the end of the last day of finals, Saturday, December 12th.

FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENTS & ACADEMIC PROGRESS (SAP)
This is finals week for Fall quarter - give 110% to maintain your Financial Aid funding and SAP standards. Your grades matter! Falling below a certain level will jeopardize your financial aid and could jeopardize housing as well.

Please familiarize yourself with the current Satisfactory Academic Policy (SAP) in order to maintain continued funding during your attendance at CSU, Los Angeles. The SAP Policy is available for your review at http://www.calstatela.edu/sites/default/files/groups/
Center%20for%20Student%20Financial%20Aid%20%26%20
Scholarships/Docs/sap_policy.pdf

The Financial Aid office will be emailing/mailing Financial Aid recipients after Fall quarter grades are posted regarding SAP status. If you receive an email regarding SAP warning or SAP not being met, take action immediately and contact the Financial Aid office to review your status and find out what you need to do protect your financial aid. If you receive an SAP notice, please contact the Housing Services office (Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm), and ask to speak with Anne Gonzalez-Vazquez or Monica Corona-Michel.

  • Please note, SAP appeals take 6 – 8 weeks to process from the date you submit form and supporting documentation to the Financial Aid office.
  • IF your financial aid is not awarded, OR if the award does not cover all expenses, you are required to pay the balance out of pocket until you receive decision response from Financial Aid regarding your appeal by January 11, 2016 for Winter Quarter 2016.  

GUEST POLICY
Residents have the basic right to privacy in their assigned room. Guests are not allowed in apartments between the hours of 12am-9am unless they are approved in advance by roommate(s), housemates and Housing Services.

TRANFERING OR GRADUATING - NOT RETURNING FOR WINTER
If you will not be taking classes for the winter at Cal State L.A., you MUST complete the Petition to Cancel form in order to request the cancellation of your Housing License Agreement.  You must submit the Exception form immediately since the deadline was November 6, 2015.  Please keep in mind that moving out without approval does not release you from the financial responsibility of your Housing License Agreement.

HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS
Housing Services Office

  • The Housing Services Office and CIC will remain open for normal business hours December 14-18, 2015. 
  • December 21-25, 31 CLOSED
  • January 31, 2016 CLOSED

Community Information Center (CIC) 

  • December 21-25, 31 CLOSED 
  • January 31, 2016 CLOSED
  • RA on Duty throughout the break and holidays: (323) 343-4807

Mail Room Hours

  • The mailroom will remain open for normal business hours December 14-19
  • December 20th-27th  and January 1st  CLOSED

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT RECEIVING MAIL OR PACKAGES DURING THE HOLIDAYS
Please plan around the holiday closures when ordering items online. The mailroom will be closed for Thanksgiving and during Christmas week. Packages and mail will not be delivered on the dates that our office and mailroom are closed. Please see schedule below.

When the mailroom and office reopen after a holiday break, please remember that it may take several hours to several days to sort and organize mail and packages. Postal mail will be held until the office is open and not all mail will be delivered to us in one day. The Housing Services Office will do everything possible to sort and organize mail and packages as quickly as possible.

Since there may be delays, please plan ahead for any important mail or packages to be delivered either before or after the holiday breaks.

Mail Room Hours During the Winter Break

  • The mailroom will remain open for normal business hours December 14-19, 2015.
  • The Mail Room will be closed on the following days:  December 20th-27th  and January 1st

GOING HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS?
With campus being closed for holidays, please be mindful of limited public/individual presence on campus and in Housing. Please keep in the mind the following safety tips:

Before you go home for the holidays, remember to:

  • REMOVE TRASH AND LEAVE A CLEAN APARTMENT.  Remove any perishables and open food containers; don’t leave any dirty dishes – wash before leaving – don’t come home to a pest infestation! 
  • TURN OFF ALL LIGHTS and CLOSE BLINDS.  Turn OFF heat/AC.  Help conserve energy and prevent overuse of AC/heating equipment. 
  • LOCK DOORS, CLOSE WINDOWS, CLOSE AND LOCK PATIO DOORS. 
  • BE SAFETY AWARE no matter where you are.

10 Safety Tips for Living in Housing

  • Make sure the door to your apartment is locked at all times.  Keep your valuables and you safe! Keeping doors locked is also Housing policy! 
  • Keep your windows closed and locked, especially if you are on the first floor.  Keep patio doors closed and locked as well.  Prevent entry into your apartment through open windows.  Check before you leave during the day and also keep windows and patio doors closed and locked at night. 
  • Don't let anyone into your apartment that you don't know.  If that person is there to visit a housemate then the housemate should be there to verify and let them in. 
  • Be careful with your keys.  If you lose your keys, report it immediately to the Housing Services Office in order to have your front door lock changed.  
  • Get a locking device for your laptop.  This may be a physical lock or some kind of electronic tracking or locking device. 
  • Put emergency phone numbers in your cell phone.  If your wallet is stolen, will you know what phone number to call to cancel your credit cards?  Put important phone numbers in your cell phone so that you can call the moment you notice something is missing. 
  • Be smart with your car. Always keep your car locked.  Don’t leave it for long periods of time without checking on it occasionally and move it so it does not appear as if you are not around.  Check your surroundings before approaching your car and only unlock it when you are next to it.  
  • Use the campus escort service at night or travel with a friend.  Always try to walk with others or when on campus, call the campus escort at 323-343-3700
  • Make sure someone knows where you are at all times.  Heading to a club downtown?  Going out on a date?  It’s always a good idea to let someone (a friend, a roommate, etc.) know where you're going and what time you expect to get back.  Exercise caution and have a plan to get home safely. 
  • Know the phone number for Campus Police and keep it on your phone.  Include Campus Police (323) 343-3700 and the RA on Duty (323) 343-4807 in your cellphone.  Remember, 9-1-1 connects you to the Highway Patrol.  Use this if you are away from campus. If you are on or near campus, use the number for Campus Police for faster response.

DECEMBER HOUSING NEWSLETTER
The December Housing Newsletter is now online.  Get important information on ‘Going Home For The Holidays, Occupying Roommate Space, Office Holiday Hours and more. 
http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/documents/Newsletters/Newsletter_December_2015.pdf

LIBRARY HOURS
The library has extended hours for finals.  If you need to do research or need somewhere to study, stop by the library.  For additional information, visit: http://web.calstatela.edu/library/hours/ .
December 8-10, 8:00 am – 2:00 am
December  11, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

D-STRESS 2016
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
December 8, King Hall Stage Area
December 9, Main Walkway, Eagle Statue

D-STRESS with A.S.I.! As you study for fall finals, visit the A.S.I. D-Stress booths around Cal State LA.  There will be FREE refreshments, Hot Coffee, and Scantrons/Bluebooks.

EPIC TOY AND FOOD DRIVE 
We’re off to a good start for the Holidays…Thank you to those Housing residents that have donated items to help support families in need during this Holiday season! As of today, we have collected: (3) New/Used Toys and (41) Non-perishable/canned food.

If you would like to contribute, there is still time! The box is located in the hallway in front of the Housing Services Office for donations.  Please donate by December 11th as the box will be collected by the EPIC office on Monday, December 14th.

Items collected include:
·         New or used toys in good condition
·         Non-perishable/canned foods
Monetary donations (cash or checks) are also accepted.  Please call the EPIC office at (323) 343-3380 for more information.

EATERIES ON CAMPUS – WINTER BREAK HOURS
Hours of Operation (*Subject to change without notice)

Salazar Espresso*
Phone: 323-343-6784
Hours of Operation:

  • 12/14-12/18: Mon – Fri: 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • 12/21-12/25: Closed
  • 12/28-12/30:  7:30 am – 12:30pm

El Pollo Loco*
Phone: 323-343-6728
Hours of Operation:

  • 12/14-12/18:  Mon – Fri: 10 am – 3 pm
  • 12/21-12/25: Closed
  • 12/28-1/1: Closed

Rice Garden*
Phone: 323-343-6659
Hours of Operation:
12/14-12/18:  Mon – Fri: 10 am – 3 pm
12/21-12/25:  Closed
12/28-12/30:  Mon – Thursday: 10 am – 3 pm

SBARRO
Hours of Operation:

  • 12/14-12/18:  Mon – Fri: 10 am – 7 pm
  • 12/21-12/25:  Closed
  • 12/28-1/1:  Mon – Thursday: 7 am – 7 pm, Friday:  Closed

Carl’s Jr.*
Phone: 323-343-6780
Hours of Operation:

  • 12/14-12/18;  Mon – Fri: 10 am – 3 pm
  • 12/21-12/25: Closed
  • 12/28-1/1: Closed

Kikka Sushi*
Hours of Operation:

  • 12/14-12/18:  Mon – Fri: 10 am – 3 pm
  • 12/21-12/25: Closed
  • 12/28-1/1: Closed

John’s Kitchen*
Phone: 323-343-6923
Hours of Operation:

  • 12/14-12/18:  Mon – Fri: 10 am – 3 pm
  • 12/21-12/25: Closed
  • 12/28-1/1: Closed

 
JUICE IT  UP!  
Phone: 323-343-6551
Hours of Operation:

  • 12/14-12/18:  Mon – Fri: 10 am – 3 pm
  • 12/21-12/25: Closed
  • 12/28-1/1: Closed

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Fridays – No parking in lot 7A from 7:30 am to 9:30 am
  • December 7-12 Final Examinations
  • December 8-9 D-Stress during finals
  • December 11 Deadline to submit items for EPIC’s Toy and Food Drive
  • December 13-January 3 Student Recess
  • December 20-27 Mail Room Closed
  • December 21-25 Housing Services office and CIC Closed
  • January 1, 2016 Housing Services office, Mail Room and CIC closed
  • January 4, 2016 Winter quarter begins
  • January 4, 2016 Meal Plan returns with breakfast

___________________________________________________

Tue 12/1/2015 7:09 PM

Remember to check your Cal State L.A. email regularly or forward it to your personal email so you are up to date with important Housing information and announcements. Please add askhousing@cslanet.calstatela.edu to your contact list.

Included in this week's email:

  • QUIET HOURS DURING FINALS
  • GUEST POLICY
  • TRANFERING OR GRADUATING - NOT RETURNING FOR WINTER  
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT RECEIVING MAIL OR PACKAGES DURING THE HOLIDAYS
  • GOING HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS?
  • THE HILL – A CAL STATE LA ORIGINAL SERIES
  • EPIC TOY AND FOOD DRIVE
  • MOONLIGHT BREAKFAST
  • UGLY SWEATER PARTY
  • EATERIES ON CAMPUS – WINTER BREAK HOURS
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

QUIET HOURS DURING FINALS
During Finals Week, a twenty-four (24) hour quiet policy is in effect beginning on the Friday before Finals Week, December 4th through the end of the last day of finals, Saturday, December 12th.

GUEST POLICY
Residents have the basic right to privacy in their assigned room. Guests are not allowed in apartments between the hours of 12am-9am unless they are approved in advance by roommate(s), housemates and Housing Services.

TRANFERING OR GRADUATING - NOT RETURNING FOR WINTER
If you will not be taking classes for the winter at Cal State L.A., you MUST complete the Petition to Cancel form in order to request the cancellation of your Housing License Agreement.  You must submit the Exception form immediately since the deadline was November 6, 2015.  Please keep in mind that moving out without approval does not release you from the financial responsibility of your Housing License Agreement.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT RECEIVING MAIL OR PACKAGES DURING THE HOLIDAYS
Please plan around the holiday closures when ordering items online. The mailroom will be closed for Thanksgiving and during Christmas week. Packages and mail will not be delivered on the dates that our office and mailroom are closed. Please see schedule below.

When the mailroom and office reopen after a holiday break, please remember that it may take several hours to several days to sort and organize mail and packages. Postal mail will be held until the office is open and not all mail will be delivered to us in one day. The Housing Services Office will do everything possible to sort and organize mail and packages as quickly as possible.

Since there may be delays, please plan ahead for any important mail or packages to be delivered either before or after the holiday breaks.

Mail Room Hours During the Winter Break

  • The mailroom will remain open for normal business hours December 14-19, 2015.
  • The Mail Room will be closed on the following days:  December 20th-27th  and January 1st

GOING HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS?
With campus being closed for holidays, please be mindful of limited public/individual presence on campus and in Housing. Please keep in the mind the following safety tips:

Before you go home for the holidays, remember to:

  • REMOVE TRASH AND LEAVE A CLEAN APARTMENT.  Remove any perishables and open food containers; don’t leave any dirty dishes – wash before leaving – don’t come home to a pest infestation! 
  • TURN OFF ALL LIGHTS and CLOSE BLINDS.  Turn OFF heat/AC.  Help conserve energy and prevent overuse of AC/heating equipment. 
  • LOCK DOORS, CLOSE WINDOWS, CLOSE AND LOCK PATIO DOORS. 
  • BE SAFETY AWARE no matter where you are.

10 Safety Tips for Living in Housing

  • Make sure the door to your apartment is locked at all times.  Keep your valuables and you safe! Keeping doors locked is also Housing policy! 
  • Keep your windows closed and locked, especially if you are on the first floor.  Keep patio doors closed and locked as well.  Prevent entry into your apartment through open windows.  Check before you leave during the day and also keep windows and patio doors closed and locked at night. 
  • Don't let anyone into your apartment that you don't know.  If that person is there to visit a housemate then the housemate should be there to verify and let them in. 
  • Be careful with your keys.  If you lose your keys, report it immediately to the Housing Services Office in order to have your front door lock changed.  
  • Get a locking device for your laptop.  This may be a physical lock or some kind of electronic tracking or locking device. 
  • Put emergency phone numbers in your cell phone.  If your wallet is stolen, will you know what phone number to call to cancel your credit cards?  Put important phone numbers in your cell phone so that you can call the moment you notice something is missing. 
  • Be smart with your car. Always keep your car locked.  Don’t leave it for long periods of time without checking on it occasionally and move it so it does not appear as if you are not around.  Check your surroundings before approaching your car and only unlock it when you are next to it.   
  • Use the campus escort service at night or travel with a friend.  Always try to walk with others or when on campus, call the campus escort at 323-343-3700
  • Make sure someone knows where you are at all times.  Heading to a club downtown?  Going out on a date?  It’s always a good idea to let someone (a friend, a roommate, etc.) know where you're going and what time you expect to get back.  Exercise caution and have a plan to get home safely. 
  • Know the phone number for Campus Police and keep it on your phone.  Include Campus Police (323) 343-3700 and the RA on Duty (323) 343-4807 in your cellphone.  Remember, 9-1-1 connects you to the Highway Patrol.  Use this if you are away from campus. If you are on or near campus, use the number for Campus Police for faster response.

THE HILL – A CAL STATE LA ORIGINALSERIES
Episode 3 – December 1, 2015
7:30 pm, Channel 8
Six young adults embark on their first year of university all while dealing with the traumas that come along with life. Along their journey they learn how to deal with mature relationships and finding out who they are. For more information, check out: Youtube.com/TheHillSeries (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsoorV4nib5TwP6U7yArbHw/feed) and now on the new Golden Eagle Productions website, http://www.calstatela.edu/goldeneagleproductions!

EPIC TOY AND FOOD DRIVE
The Housing Services office is helping collect items for EPIC’s Toy and Food.  Donations being collected are new or used toys in good condition and non-perishable/canned foods.  Please drop off your donation at the Housing Services Office before December 11, 2015. 

MOONLIGHT BREAKFAST
December 2, 2015
8:00 pm, Golden Eagle Ballrooms
Take a break from the stress of final exams with a Free Pancake Breakfast!  Play fun games, eat good food and more.  Please remember to take your current student ID. More information: http://www.calstatelausu.org/events/fa1441822340/2015/12/2/moonlight-breakfast

UGLY SWEATER PARTY
December 2, 2015. 
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
University Bookstore
Please join the Bookstore by wearing your ugly Christmas sweater and enjoy coffee and treats.  The best ugly sweater will win a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble.  If you have questions, you can reach the Bookstore at (323) 343-2500. 

EATERIES ON CAMPUS – WINTER BREAK HOURS
Hours of Operation (*Subject to change without notice)

Salazar Espresso*
Phone: 323-343-6784
Hours of Operation:

  • 12/14-12/18: Mon – Fri: 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • 12/21-12/25: Closed
  • 12/28-12/30:  7:30 am – 12:30pm

El Pollo Loco*
Phone: 323-343-6728
Hours of Operation:

  • 12/14-12/18:  Mon – Fri: 10 am – 3 pm
  • 12/21-12/25: Closed
  • 12/28-1/1: Closed

Rice Garden*
Phone: 323-343-6659
Hours of Operation:
12/14-12/18:  Mon – Fri: 10 am – 3 pm
12/21-12/25:  Closed
12/28-12/30:  Mon – Thursday: 10 am – 3 pm

SBARRO
Hours of Operation:

  • 12/14-12/18:  Mon – Fri: 10 am – 7 pm
  • 12/21-12/25:  Closed
  • 12/28-1/1:  Mon – Thursday: 7 am – 7 pm, Friday:  Closed

Carl’s Jr.*
Phone: 323-343-6780
Hours of Operation:

  • 12/14-12/18;  Mon – Fri: 10 am – 3 pm
  • 12/21-12/25: Closed
  • 12/28-1/1: Closed

Kikka Sushi*
Hours of Operation:

  • 12/14-12/18:  Mon – Fri: 10 am – 3 pm
  • 12/21-12/25: Closed
  • 12/28-1/1: Closed

John’s Kitchen*
Phone: 323-343-6923
Hours of Operation:

  • 12/14-12/18:  Mon – Fri: 10 am – 3 pm
  • 12/21-12/25: Closed
  • 12/28-1/1: Closed

 
JUICE IT  UP!  
Phone: 323-343-6551
Hours of Operation:

  • 12/14-12/18:  Mon – Fri: 10 am – 3 pm
  • 12/21-12/25: Closed
  • 12/28-1/1: Closed

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Fridays – No parking in lot 7A from 7:30 am to 9:30 am
  • December 2 Ugly Sweater Party
  • December 2 Moonlight Breakfast
  • December 7-12 Final Examinations
  • December 11 Deadline to submit items for EPIC’s Toy and Food Drive
  • December 13-January 3 Student Recess
  • December 20-27 Mail Room Closed
  • December 21-25 Housing Services office and CIC Closed
  • January 1, 2016 Housing Services office, Mail Room and CIC closed
  • January 4, 2016 Winter quarter begins
  • January 4, 2016 Meal Plan returns with breakfast

____________________________________________________

Tue 11/24/2015 6:10 PM

Remember to check your Cal State L.A. email regularly or forward it to your personal email so you are up to date with important Housing information and announcements. Please add askhousing@cslanet.calstatela.edu to your contact list.

Included in this week's email:

  • PARKING LOT CLEANING CANCELLED FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2015
  • TRANFERING OR GRADUATING - NOT RETURNING FOR WINTER  
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT RECEIVING MAIL OR PACKAGES DURING THE HOLIDAYS
  • GOING HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS?
  • WINTER 2016 CHARGES
  • NOVEMBER HOUSING NEWSLETTER
  • CAMPUS CLOSED NOVEMBER 26-29, 2015
  • THE HILL – A CAL STATE LA ORIGINAL SERIES
  • EPIC TOY AND FOOD DRIVE
  • MOONLIGHT BREAKFAST
  • UGLY SWEATER PARTY
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

PARKING LOT CLEANING CANCELLED FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2015
The cleaning of Parking Lot 7 has been cancelled on Friday, November 27, 2015.  There is no need to move your cars to Parking Lot 7. 

TRANFERING OR GRADUATING - NOT RETURNING FOR WINTER
If you will not be taking classes for the winter at Cal State L.A., you MUST complete the Petition to Cancel form in order to request the cancellation of your Housing License Agreement.  You must submit the Exception form immediately since the deadline was November 6, 2015.  Please keep in mind that moving out without approval does not release you from the financial responsibility of your Housing License Agreement.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT RECEIVING MAIL OR PACKAGES DURING THE HOLIDAYS
Please plan around the holiday closures when ordering items online. The mailroom will be closed for Thanksgiving and during Christmas week. Packages and mail will not be delivered on the dates that our office and mailroom are closed. Please see schedule below.

When the mailroom and office reopen after a holiday break, please remember that it may take several hours to several days to sort and organize mail and packages. Postal mail will be held until the office is open and not all mail will be delivered to us in one day. The Housing Services Office will do everything possible to sort and organize mail and packages as quickly as possible.

Since there may be delays, please plan ahead for any important mail or packages to be delivered either before or after the holiday breaks.

Mail Room Hours During the Winter Break
The mailroom will remain open for normal business hours December 14-19, 2015.

During the winter break, reduced mailroom hours are as follows:

  • December 20-27 CLOSED
  • December 28-30 OPEN 10am-5:00pm
  • December 31 OPEN MORMING HOURS
  • January 1 CLOSED
  • January 2 OPEN 10 am – 2 pm

GOING HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS?
With campus being closed for holidays, please be mindful of limited public/individual presence on campus and in Housing. Please keep in the mind the following safety tips:

Before you go home for the holidays, remember to:

  • REMOVE TRASH AND LEAVE A CLEAN APARTMENT.  Remove any perishables and open food containers; don’t leave any dirty dishes – wash before leaving – don’t come home to a pest infestation! 
  • TURN OFF ALL LIGHTS and CLOSE BLINDS.  Turn OFF heat/AC.  Help conserve energy and prevent overuse of AC/heating equipment.  
  • LOCK DOORS, CLOSE WINDOWS, CLOSE AND LOCK PATIO DOORS. 
  • BE SAFETY AWARE no matter where you are.

10 Safety Tips for Living in Housing

  • Make sure the door to your apartment is locked at all times.  Keep your valuables and you safe! Keeping doors locked is also Housing policy! 
  • Keep your windows closed and locked, especially if you are on the first floor.  Keep patio doors closed and locked as well.  Prevent entry into your apartment through open windows.  Check before you leave during the day and also keep windows and patio doors closed and locked at night. 
  • Don't let anyone into your apartment that you don't know.  If that person is there to visit a housemate then the housemate should be there to verify and let them in. 
  • Be careful with your keys.  If you lose your keys, report it immediately to the Housing Services Office in order to have your front door lock changed.  
  • Get a locking device for your laptop.  This may be a physical lock or some kind of electronic tracking or locking device. 
  • Put emergency phone numbers in your cell phone.  If your wallet is stolen, will you know what phone number to call to cancel your credit cards?  Put important phone numbers in your cell phone so that you can call the moment you notice something is missing. 
  • Be smart with your car. Always keep your car locked.  Don’t leave it for long periods of time without checking on it occasionally and move it so it does not appear as if you are not around.  Check your surroundings before approaching your car and only unlock it when you are next to it.   
  • Use the campus escort service at night or travel with a friend.  Always try to walk with others or when on campus, call the campus escort at 323-343-3700.
  • Make sure someone knows where you are at all times.  Heading to a club downtown?  Going out on a date?  It’s always a good idea to let someone (a friend, a roommate, etc.) know where you're going and what time you expect to get back.  Exercise caution and have a plan to get home safely. 
  • Know the phone number for Campus Police and keep it on your phone.  Include Campus Police (323) 343-3700 and the RA on Duty (323) 343-4807 in your cellphone.  Remember, 9-1-1 connects you to the Highway Patrol.  Use this if you are away from campus. If you are on or near campus, use the number for Campus Police for faster response.

WINTER 2016 CHARGES
Winter charges have been posted.  Reminder, quarterly payment and first installment are due November 30, 2015.

NOVEMBER HOUSING NEWSLETTER
The latest Housing Newsletter is available online.  Get important information on ‘Going Home for the Break, Keys and Lockouts, RA Programs,’ see if we have a picture of you in this newsletter and more. 

CAMPUS CLOSED ON NOVEMBER  26-29, 2015
The Housing Services Office, CIC, Mail Room and Dining Commons will be closed November 26-29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  The Dining Commons will not be serving meals during these dates.  If you have an emergency and need to contact the RA on Duty, please call (323) 343-4807.

THE HILL – A CAL STATE LA ORIGINALSERIES
Episode 2 – November 24, 2015
7:30 pm, Channel 8
Six young adults embark on their first year of university all while dealing with the traumas that come along with life. Along their journey they learn how to deal with mature relationships and finding out who they are. For more information, check out: Youtube.com/TheHillSeries ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsoorV4nib5TwP6U7yArbHw/feed) and now on the new Golden Eagle Productions website, http://www.calstatela.edu/goldeneagleproductions!

EPIC TOY AND FOOD DRIVE
The Housing Services office is helping collect items for EPIC’s Toy and Food.  Donations being collected are new or used toys in good condition and non-perishable/canned foods.  Please drop off your donation at the Housing Services Office before December 11, 2015. 

MOONLIGHT BREAKFAST
December 2, 2015
8:00 pm, Golden Eagle Ballrooms
Take a break from the stress of final exams with a Free Pancake Breakfast!  Play fun games, eat good food and more.  Please remember to take your current student ID. More information: http://www.calstatelausu.org/events/fa1441822340/2015/12/2/moonlight-breakfast

UGLY SWEATER PARTY
December 2, 2015. 
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
University Bookstore
Please join the Bookstore by wearing your ugly Christmas sweater and enjoy coffee and treats.  The best ugly sweater will win a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble.  If you have questions, you can reach the Bookstore at (323) 343-2500. 

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Fridays – No parking in lot 7A from 7:30 am to 9:30 am
  • November 26-29 Campus Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
  • November 27 Parking Lot 7A Cleaning Cancelled
  • December 2 Ugly Sweater Party
  • December 2 Moonlight Breakfast
  • December 7-12 Final Examinations
  • December 11 Deadline to submit items for EPIC’s Toy and Food Drive
  • December 13-January 3 Student Recess

____________________________________________________

Tue 11/17/2015 5:41 PM

Remember to check your Cal State L.A. email regularly or forward it to your personal email so you are up to date with important Housing information and announcements. Please add askhousing@cslanet.calstatela.edu to your contact list.

Included in this week's email:

  • WIFI PROJECT-IMPACT ON RESIDENTS
  • WINTER 2016 CHARGES
  • PREMIUM THANKSGIVING DINNER FOR MEAL PLAN PARTICIPANTS
  • NOVEMBER HOUSING NEWSLETTER
  • RA PROGRAMS:
    • ULTIMATE GAME NIGHT
    • PROJECT CHOICE
    • IMPROV NIGHT
  • CAMPUS CLOSED NOVEMBER 26-29, 2015
  • THE HILL – A CAL STATE LA SERIES PREMIERS TONIGHT
  • EPIC TOY AND FOOD DRIVE
  • INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL NIGHT AND DINNER
  • DISNEY’S BEAUTY & THE BEAST
  • LOOKING FOR A PAID INTERNSHIP WITH FOX?
  • MOONLIGHT BREAKFAST
  • BOOKSTORE SALE
  • UGLY SWEATER PARTY
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

WIFI PROJECT-IMPACT ON RESIDENTS
The WIFI project is nearing an end! There are a few minor adjustments to make before the system is activated. We anticipate that by middle of next week, we will have our expanded WIFI in service. We appreciate your patience during this process.

WINTER 2016 CHARGES
Winter charges have been posted.  Reminder, quarterly payment and first installment are due November 30, 2015.

PREMIUM THANKSGIVING DINNER FOR MEAL PLAN PARTICIPANTS
Thursday, November 19, 2015
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Dining Commons

Meal plan participants please join us for a Premium Thanksgiving Dinner and enjoy the following menu:

  • Honey baked ham
  • Roast turkey
  • Homestyle stuffing
  • Mashed potatoes and gravy
  • Mashed sweet potatoes
  • Assorted steamed vegetables
  • Corn on the cobb
  • Dinner rolls
  • And more…

NOVEMBER HOUSING NEWSLETTER
The latest Housing Newsletter is now online.  Get important information on ‘Going Home for the Break, Keys and Lockouts, RA Programs,’ see if we have a picture of you in this newsletter and more. 

RA PROGRAMS

  • Ultimate Game Night

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
6:00 pm, Phase II Lounge
Opportunity for residents to have fun playing board games, enter a video game tournament, and have playful competition with fellow residents.  Residents will have a chance to win gift cards and learn how to play fun games that they can play with friends at home with minimal supplies.

  • Project Choice

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
6pm, Phase II Conference Room
Residents will have a chance to learn about risky behavior and how to protect themselves from HIV/AIDS and STI’s, by playing some fun games and walking away with prizes.

  • Improv Night
    6:30 pm, Phase II Lounge
    Wednesday, November 18, 2015
    Join in and play Improv games and learn techniques that are both fun and useful for gaining confidence and learning to be more assertive!

CAMPUS CLOSED ON NOVEMBER  26-29, 2015
The Housing Services Office, CIC, Mail Room and Dining Commons will be closed November 26-29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  The Dining Commons will not be serving meals during these dates.  If you have an emergency and need to contact the RA on Duty, please call (323) 343-4807.

THE HILL – A CAL STATE LA SERIES PREMIERS TONIGHT
6 young adults embark on their first year of university all while dealing with the traumas that come along with life. Along their journey they learn how to deal with mature relationships and finding out who they are. The Hill Premieres Tuesday, November 17 @ 7:30PM on the Cal State Los Angeles Housing Channel 8 or Youtube.com/TheHillSeries (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsoorV4nib5TwP6U7yArbHw/feed ) and now on our new Golden Eagle Productions website, http://www.calstatela.edu/goldeneagleproductions !

EPIC TOY AND FOOD DRIVE
The Housing Services office is helping collect items for EPIC’s Toy and Food.  Donations being collected are new or used toys in good condition and non-perishable/canned foods.  Please drop off your donation at the Housing Services Office before December 11, 2015. 

INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL NIGHT AND DINNER
November 19, 2015
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Golden Eagle Ballrooms
$10 for Students, $15 for Staff
Enjoy cultural performances and cuisine from around the world.  The menu includes:  Chinese, Indian, Mexican and Mediterranean buffet.  Cultural performances include:  Cal State LA Saxophone Quartets, Mariachi Band, Aguila de Oro, BeiBei, Guzheng Performer and the Cal State LA MDI Dance Group.  Purchase your tickets online: https://commerce.cashnet.com/csulaexted

DISNEY’S BEAUTY & THE BEAST
November 19, 2015
6:00 pm, Hollywood
Must use U-SU Transportation
$70 with your student ID
Experience the Broadway Musical Beauty and The Beast like never before at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood.  Pay at the U-SU Administration office (3rd floor).  For more information, go to: http://www.calstatelausu.org/events/fa1441823861/2015/11/19/disneys-beauty

LOOKING FOR A PAID INTERNSHIP WITH FOX?
November 18, 2015
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm,
Sound Stage, TVFM
The Fox Internship Program offers an exciting opportunity for you to gain practical experience while interning for one of the biggest media and entertainment companies in the world.  FOX is looking to hire interns in the following areas: Marketing & Business, Journalism, Communications, Human Resources and more.  You must be at least a sophomore to apply.  For more information, please go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/523913497767441/

MOONLIGHT BREAKFAST
December 2, 2015
8:00 pm, Golden Eagle Ballrooms
Take a break from the stress of final exams with a Free Pancake Breakfast!  Play fun games, eat good food and more.  Please remember to take your current student ID. More information: http://www.calstatelausu.org/events/fa1441822340/2015/12/2/moonlight-breakfast

BOOKSTORE SALE
The Cal State LA Bookstore is currently having a sale on sweats.  Get 25% off all regularly priced sweatshirt and sweatpants.  Sale ends Saturday, November 21, 2015.  If you have questions, you can reach the Bookstore at (323) 343-2500.  See pictures of some of the sweats on sale:  http://tinyurl.com/optabh5

UGLY SWEATER PARTY
Save the date:  December 2, 2015.  The best ugly sweater will win a gift card.  More information to follow.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Fridays – No parking in lot 7A from 7:30 am to 9:30 am
  • November 17 RA Program:  Ultimate Game Night
  • November 17 RA Program:  Project Choice
  • November 18 RA Program:  Improv Night
  • November 18 Looking for a Paid Internship with FOX?
  • November 19 International Cultural Night and Dinner
  • November 19 Disney’s Beauty & the Beast
  • November 26-29 Campus Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 2 Ugly Sweater Party
  • December 2 Moonlight Breakfast
  • December 7-12 Final Examinations
  • December 11 Deadline to submit items for EPIC’s Toy and Food Drive
  • December 13-January 3 Student Recess

____________________________________________________

Tue 11/10/2015 6:21 PM

Remember to check your Cal State L.A. email regularly or forward it to your personal email so you are up to date with important Housing information and announcements. Please add askhousing@cslanet.calstatela.edu to your contact list.

Included in this week's email:

  • MANDATORY ORIENTATION FOR ALL NEW FIRST YEAR AND TRANSFER STUDENTS
  • OUTSTANDING BALANCES
  • WINTER 2016 CHARGES
  • PREMIUM THANKSGIVING DINNER FOR MEAL PLAN PARTICIPANTS
  • DINING COMMONS DO’S AND DON’TS
  • RA PROGRAMS:
    • TASTE OF THE WORLD
    • ULTIMATE GAME NIGHT
    • PROJECT CHOICE
    • IMPROV NIGHT
  • WIFI PROJECT-IMPACT ON RESIDENTS
  • CAMPUS CLOSED ON NOVEMBER 11 AND 26-29, 2015
  • EPIC TOY AND FOOD DRIVE
  • ITS ANNOUNCES 24/7 INCIDENT REPORTING AND MONITORING
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

MANDATORY ORIENTATION FOR ALL NEW FIRST YEAR AND TRANSFER STUDENTS
If you missed the September 22nd Housing Orientation, you will need to attend one of the following orientations:

  • Wednesday, November 11, 4-5 pm in the Phase II Housing Lounge (HOLIDAY-Veterans Day)
  • Friday, November 13, 6-7 pm in the Phase II Housing Lounge          

OUTSTANDING BALANCES
All students are encouraged to check their GET account for any outstanding balances. Failure to make payments may result in jeopardy of your Housing and a hold on your account that will jeopardize your registration date. Financial Aid students should check to ensure to Housing is paid in full.

WINTER 2016 CHARGES
Winter charges will be posted within a week.  Reminder, quarterly payment and first installment will be due November 30, 2015.

PREMIUM THANKSGIVING DINNER FOR MEAL PLAN PARTICIPANTS
Thursday, November 19, 2015
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Dining Commons

Meal plan participants please join us for a Premium Thanksgiving Dinner and enjoy the following menu:

  • Honey baked ham
  • Roast turkey
  • Homestyle stuffing
  • Mashed potatoes and gravy
  • Mashed sweet potatoes
  • Assorted steamed vegetables
  • Corn on the cobb
  • Dinner rolls
  • And more…

DINING COMMONS DO’S AND DON’TS

  • Please remember to clear your table and throw all trash into the trash bins when done eating.  It is a policy violation to purposely throw food on the floor/tables, as well as encourage or provoke others to engage in irresponsible behavior. 
  • If you are using ice packs while you are in the Dining Commons, please make sure to dispose of the packs properly before they melt and cause slippery floors. 
  • Food cannot be taken out of the Dining Commons except for a single piece of fruit or dessert item.

RA PROGRAMS

  • Taste of the World
    Wednesday, November 11, 2015
    7:00 pm, Phase II Lounge
    Residents will have the opportunity to sample cuisine from various cultures, learn about those cultures, and also meet their RA's and neighbors.

  • Ultimate Game Night

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
6:00 pm, Phase II Lounge
Opportunity for residents to have fun playing board games, enter a video game tournament, and have playful competition with fellow residents.  Residents will have a chance to win gift cards and learn how to play fun games that they can play with friends at home with minimal supplies.

  • Project Choice

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
6pm, Phase II Conference Room
Residents will have a chance to learn about risky behavior and how to protect themselves from HIV/AIDS and STI’s, by playing some fun games and walking away with prizes.

  • Improv Night
    6:30 pm, Phase II Lounge
    Wednesday, November 18, 2015
    Join in and play Improv games and learn techniques that are both fun and useful for gaining confidence and learning to be more assertive!

WIFI PROJECT-IMPACT ON RESIDENTS
Housing Services is in the process of upgrading WIFI access for residents. This includes new cabling pathways and additional access points that should provide faster, more consistent service. As part of this project, the contracted installers will need to access apartments to add connections and new access points. This will involve drilling and installation that may cause minor disruptions, some noise and debris. These steps may be done in stages, resulting in accessing apartments more than once. We anticipate completing the entire community by early November. We have posted notices with details and will only enter apartments between 9am-5pm. Installers are responsible for cleaning up any debris that occurs. If there is any concerns about the project please contact the Housing Services Office for assistance. We appreciate your patience as we strive to provide you better internet service.

CAMPUS CLOSED ON NOVEMBER 11 AND 26-29, 2015
The Housing Services Office, CIC, Mail Room and Dining Commons will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in observance of Veteran’s Day and November 26-29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. If you have an emergency and need to contact the RA on Duty, please call (323) 343-4807.

EPIC TOY AND FOOD DRIVE
The Housing Services office is helping collect items for EPIC’s Toy and Food.  Donations being collected are new or used toys in good condition and non-perishable/canned foods.  Please drop off your donation at the Housing Services Office before December 11, 2015. 

ITS ANNOUNCES 24/7 INCIDENT REPORTING AND MONITORING
The ITS Help Desk and the Annex Link 24/7 Open Access Lab staff are available to assist you 24 hours a day.  Service is available via email, walk-in consultations, phone calls, social media monitoring and a new online ticketing system.  After-hours issues involving critical University systems will be assigned immediately to the appropriate technical staff so remediation of high-impact problems can begin without delay.  Routine problems reported after normal working hours will be directed to staff for next-morning remediation.

To support this effort, Information Technology Services recently completed installation of a new incident ticketing system that allows users to report IT problems and service requests online 24/7.
Access to the new system homepage is available on every ITS webpage.  Click on the Open an IT Support Ticket button on the left sidebar.  Log in using your myCSULA Identity user name and password to reach your personal self-service page.  Under Can We Help You, click Report an Incident.  Fill in the form, provide specific information about your incident or request and indicate the Impact level.  Fields with red asterisks are required to be completed.

The system sends a confirmation email to the requestor that includes an incident number.  Users can return to the homepage at any time to view the status of My Open Incidents by clicking on the incident number.  The system records activity so requestors can see the current status of their incident.  If further information is needed to clear the ticket, follow-up emails will be sent to the requestor and tracked in the system.

Users may continue to report problems to the ITS Help Desk or the Annex Link 24/7 OAL by phone (3-6170), email ( helpdesk@calstatela.edu), social media or walk-in consultation.  For Wi-Fi connection problems, you can also visit: http://www.calstatela.edu/its/services/network/wifi

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Fridays – No parking in lot 7A from 7:30 am to 9:30 am
  • November 11  Campus Closed for Veterans Day
  • November 11 RA Program: Taste of the World
  • November 17 RA Program:  Ultimate Game Night
  • November 17 RA Program:  Project Choice
  • November 18 RA Program:  Improv Night
  • November 26-29 Campus Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 7-12 Final Examinations
  • December 11 Deadline to submit items for EPIC’s Toy and Food Drive
  • December 13-January 3 Student Recess

____________________________________________________

Tue 11/3/2015 6:36 PM

Welcome to Cal State LA Housing!!! You will be receiving weekly emails from the Housing Services Office, so please add askhousing@cslanet.calstatela.edu to your contact list. Remember to check your Cal State L.A. email regularly or forward it to your personal email so you are up to date with important Housing information and announcements.

Included in this week's email:

  • CANCELLATION REQUEST ACCEPTED OCTOBER 26 – NOVEMBER 6, 2015
  • NOT RETURNING FOR WINTER – TRANFERING OR GRADUATING
  • OUTSTANDING BALANCES
  • DINING COMMONS DO’S AND DON’TS
  • RA PROGRAMS:
    • SKIP THE FRIES & EXERCISE
    • GRADUATE RESOURCE INTRODUCTION
    • POP THE STRESS AWAY
    • TASTE OF THE WORLD
  • WIFI PROJECT-IMPACT ON RESIDENTS
  • CAMPUS CLOSED ON NOVEMBER 11 AND 26-29, 2015
  • ITS ANNOUNCES 24/7 INCIDENT REPORTING AND MONITORING
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

CANCELLATION REQUEST ACCEPTED OCTOBER 26 – NOVEMBER 6, 2015
The 2015-16 Housing Services License Agreement (contract) is for an entire academic year. The Housing Services Office is accepting petitions to cancel housing and/or meal plan for Winter 2016 from October 26 – November 6, 2015. Documentation must be provided with petition. Petitions will be reviewed and approval is required in order to be released from the contract. If you would like to petition to cancel for the Winter 2016 quarter, please fill out the Petition to Cancel and submit to the Housing Services Office.

Please be aware of the policies regarding cancellations by reading Section III.C.4 (Housing) and/or Section III.E.2 (Meal Plan) of the 2015-16 Housing Services License Agreement. Specifically, if cancelling after occupancy (moving in), residents must provide a written request with at least 30 day notice and the University may grant or deny a cancellation based on the following standards and with appropriate verification (supporting documentation):
1.       End of student status or withdrawal from the University
2.       Marriage
3.       Military Service
4.       Extreme Hardship

There is a $50.00 cancellation fee and residents may be charged a prorated daily rate from the date of the request through the end of the required 30 day notice period if requests are received after the cancellation deadline.  Please fill out the Petition to Cancel and submit to the Housing Services Office.

NOT RETURNING FOR WINTER – TRANFERING OR GRADUATING
If you will not be taking classes for Winter at Cal State L.A., you MUST complete the Petition to Cancel form in order to request the cancellation of your Housing License Agreement. You must submit the Petition to Cancel form with proof that you are not attending before this Friday, November 6, 2015. Please keep in mind that moving out without approval does not release you from the financial responsibility of your Housing License Agreement.

OUTSTANDING BALANCES
All students are encouraged to check their GET account for any outstanding balances. Failure to make payments may result in jeopardy of your Housing and a hold on your account that will jeopardize your registration date. Financial Aid students should check to ensure t

DINING COMMONS DO’S AND DON’TS

  • Please remember to clear your table and throw all trash into the trash bins when done eating.  It is a policy violation to purposely throw food on the floor/tables, as well as encourage or provoke others to engage in irresponsible behavior. 
  • If you are using ice packs while you are in the Dining Commons, please make sure to dispose of the packs properly before they melt and cause slippery floors. 
  • Food cannot be taken out of the Dining Commons except for a single piece of fruit or dessert item.

RA PROGRAMS

  • Skip the Fries & Exercise
    Tuesday, November 3, 2015
    6:00 pm, Phase II Lounge

Learn how to live a healthy lifestyle through healthy eating tips and fun exercise activities!

  • Graduate Resource Introduction
    Wednesday, November 4, 2015
    3:15 pm, Phase II Lounge

Students will learn about what is available to them at the Graduate Resource Center.

  • Pop the Stress Away
    Wednesday, November 4, 2015
    7:00 pm, Phase II Lounge

Residents will have the opportunity to share with their fellow residents the things that are causing stress in their life and then watch their stressors POP away on balloons!

  • Taste of the World
    Wednesday, November 11, 2015
    7:00 pm, Phase II Lounge
    Residents will have the opportunity to sample cuisine from various cultures, learn about those cultures, and also meet their RA's and neighbors.

WIFI PROJECT-IMPACT ON RESIDENTS
Housing Services is in the process of upgrading WIFI access for residents. This includes new cabling pathways and additional access points that should provide faster, more consistent service. As part of this project, the contracted installers will need to access apartments to add connections and new access points. This will involve drilling and installation that may cause minor disruptions, some noise and debris. These steps may be done in stages, resulting in accessing apartments more than once. We anticipate completing the entire community by early November. We have posted notices with details and will only enter apartments between 9am-5pm. Installers are responsible for cleaning up any debris that occurs. If there is any concerns about the project please contact the Housing Services Office for assistance. We appreciate your patience as we strive to provide you better internet service.

CAMPUS CLOSED ON NOVEMBER 11 AND 26-29, 2015
The Housing Services Office, CIC, Mail Room and Dining Commons will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in observance of Veteran’s Day and November 26-29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. If you have an emergency and need to contact the RA on Duty, please call (323) 343-4807.

ITS ANNOUNCES 24/7 INCIDENT REPORTING AND MONITORING
The ITS Help Desk and the Annex Link 24/7 Open Access Lab staff are available to assist you 24 hours a day.  Service is available via email, walk-in consultations, phone calls, social media monitoring and a new online ticketing system.  After-hours issues involving critical University systems will be assigned immediately to the appropriate technical staff so remediation of high-impact problems can begin without delay.  Routine problems reported after normal working hours will be directed to staff for next-morning remediation.

To support this effort, Information Technology Services recently completed installation of a new incident ticketing system that allows users to report IT problems and service requests online 24/7.
Access to the new system homepage is available on every ITS webpage.  Click on the Open an IT Support Ticket button on the left sidebar.  Log in using your myCSULA Identity user name and password to reach your personal self-service page.  Under Can We Help You, click Report an Incident.  Fill in the form, provide specific information about your incident or request and indicate the Impact level.  Fields with red asterisks are required to be completed.

The system sends a confirmation email to the requestor that includes an incident number.  Users can return to the homepage at any time to view the status of My Open Incidents by clicking on the incident number.  The system records activity so requestors can see the current status of their incident.  If further information is needed to clear the ticket, follow-up emails will be sent to the requestor and tracked in the system.

Users may continue to report problems to the ITS Help Desk or the Annex Link 24/7 OAL by phone (3-6170), email (helpdesk@calstatela.edu), social media or walk-in consultation.  For Wi-Fi connection problems, you can also visit: http://www.calstatela.edu/its/services/network/wifi

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Fridays – No parking in lot 7A from 7:30 am to 9:30 am
  • October 26 - November 6 Accepting Petitions to Cancel Housing/Meal Plan for Winter 2016
  • November 1 Remember to change your clock and ‘fall back’
  • November 6 Deadline to submit Petition to Cancel Housing/Meal Plan for Winter 2016
  • November 11  Campus Closed for Veterans Day
  • November 26-29 Campus Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 7-12 Final Examinations
  • December 13-January 3 Student Recess

____________________________________________________

Tue 10/27/2015 8:17 PM

Welcome to Cal State LA Housing!!! You will be receiving weekly emails from the Housing Services Office, so please add askhousing@cslanet.calstatela.edu to your contact list. Remember to check your Cal State L.A. email regularly or forward it to your personal email so you are up to date with important Housing information and announcements.

Included in this week's email:

  • DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS – CHANGE CLOCKS ON NOVEMBER 2, 2015
  • OUTSTANDING BALANCES
  • CANCELLATION REQUEST ACCEPTED OCTOBER 26 – NOVEMBER 6, 2015
  • PREMIUM DINNER FOR MEAL PLAN PARTICIPANTS
  • DINING COMMONS DO’S AND DON’TS
  • RA PROGRAMS:
    • SKIP THE FRIES & EXERCISE
    • GRADUATE RESOURCE INTRODUCTION
    • POP THE STRESS AWAY
  • LOCKED OUT OF YOUR BEDROOM/APARTMENT?
  • DON’T LOSE YOUR FINANCIAL AID
  • WORK ORDERS
  • WIFI PROJECT-IMPACT ON RESIDENTS
  • WIRELESS LAUNDRY FACILITIES
  • CAREER FAIR
  • MIDNIGHT MADNESS
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS – CHANGE CLOCKS ON NOVEMBER 2, 2015
Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 2, 2015, so you will need to change your clocks back from 2:00 am to 1:00 am. 

OUTSTANDING BALANCES
All students are encouraged to check their GET account for any outstanding balances. Failure to make payments may result in jeopardy of your Housing and a hold on your account that will jeopardize your registration date. Financial Aid students should check to ensure their Housing has been paid in full.

CANCELLATION REQUEST ACCEPTED OCTOBER 26 – NOVEMBER 6, 2015
The 2015-16 Housing Services License Agreement (contract) is for an entire academic year. The Housing Services Office is accepting petitions to cancel housing and/or meal plan for Winter 2016 from October 26 – November 6, 2015. Documentation must be provided with petition. Petitions will be reviewed and approval is required in order to be released from the contract. If you would like to petition to cancel for the Winter 2016 quarter, please fill out the Petition to Cancel and submit to the Housing Services Office.

Please be aware of the policies regarding cancellations by reading Section III.C.4 (Housing) and/or Section III.E.2 (Meal Plan) of the 2015-16 Housing Services License Agreement. Specifically, if cancelling after occupancy (moving in), residents must provide a written request with at least 30 day notice and the University may grant or deny a cancellation based on the following standards and with appropriate verification (supporting documentation):
1.       End of student status or withdrawal from the University
2.       Marriage
3.       Military Service
4.       Extreme Hardship

There is a $50.00 cancellation fee and residents may be charged a prorated daily rate from the date of the request through the end of the required 30 day notice period if requests are received after the cancellation deadline.  Please fill out the Petition to Cancel and submit to the Housing Services Office.

PREMIUM DINNER FOR MEAL PLAN PARTICIPANTS
Thursday, October 29
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Dining Commons

Meal plan participants please join us for a Premium Dinner and enjoy the following menu:

  • Slow Roasted Casino Beef, Cut to Order and Served with Au jus and Horseradish
  • Twice Baked Mashed Potatoes, a Blend of Mild Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream and topped with Fresh Cut Chives and Bacon Bits
  • Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Cheese Vegetables/ Glazed Baby Carrots with Thyme
  • Oven Roasted Stuffed Bell Peppers a tasty combination of Black Beans, Brown Rice seasoned to perfection
  • And more…

DINING COMMONS DO’S AND DON’TS

  • Please remember to clear your table and throw all trash into the trash bins when done eating.  It is a policy violation to purposely throw food on the floor/tables, as well as encourage or provoke others to engage in irresponsible behavior. 
  • If you are using ice packs while you are in the Dining Commons, please make sure to dispose of the packs properly before they melt and cause slippery floors. 
  • Food cannot be taken out of the Dining Commons except for a single piece of fruit or dessert item.

RA PROGRAMS

  • Skip the Fries & Exercise
    Tuesday, November 03, 2015
    6:00 pm, Phase II Lounge

Learn how to live a healthy lifestyle through healthy eating tips and fun exercise activities!

  • Graduate Resource Introduction
    Wednesday, November 4, 2015
    3:15 pm, Phase II Lounge

Student will learn about what is available to them at the Graduate Resource Center.

  • Pop the Stress Away
    Wednesday, November 4, 2015
    7:00 pm, Phase II Lounge

Residents will have the opportunity to share with their fellow residents the things that are causing stress in their life and then watch their stressors POP away on balloons!

LOCKED OUT OF YOUR BEDROOM/APARTMENT?
If you are locked out of your bedroom/apartment, you may come to the Housing Services Office and get a spare key Monday-Friday, between 9:00am-5:00pm.  After 5:00pm, you may call the RA On-Duty for assistance (323) 343-4807. This courtesy, however, should be requested infrequently and not to be used instead of reporting lost keys in order to avoid charges. More than three (3+) lockouts in an academic year may result in disciplinary action and charges (see "Courtesy Keys and Keys" in the Housing Student Guide).

DON’T LOSE YOUR FINANCIAL AID
Make sure you are enrolled to full-time status (undergrad 12 units, grad 8 units) and maintain the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy.  You do not want to lose your financial aid due to failing a SAP standard.  For more information, click on this link: http://www.calstatela.edu/sites/default/files/groups/Center%20for%
20Student%20Financial%20Aid%20%26%20Scholarships/Docs/sap_policy.pdf

WORK ORDERS
Minor repairs and maintenance issues should be reported using the online Work Order system. Urgent issues, such as overflowing or leaking toilets, gas odors, front door or patio door locks, should be reported immediately to the Housing Office. Anything that can become a larger problem or impacts your health and safety should be brought to our attention. Please do not try to fix items yourself. If in doubt about its priority, please call the Housing Office for assistance.  To fill out a Work Order log in to the Housing Portal and click on the 'Maintenance Work Order' tab and fill out a work order. https://housing.calstatela.edu/StarRezPortal

WIFI PROJECT-IMPACT ON RESIDENTS
Housing Services is in the process of upgrading WIFI access for residents. This includes new cabling pathways and additional access points that should provide faster, more consistent service. As part of this project, the contracted installers will need to access apartments to add connections and new access points. This will involve drilling and installation that may cause minor disruptions, some noise and debris. These steps may be done in stages, resulting in accessing apartments more than once. We anticipate completing the entire community by early November. We have posted notices with details and will only enter apartments between 9am-5pm. Installers are responsible for cleaning up any debris that occurs. If there is any concerns about the project please contact the Housing Services Office for assistance. We appreciate your patience as we strive to provide you better internet service.

WIRELESS LAUNDRY FACILITIES
Did you know that you can check on the status of your laundry from the comfort of your own home computer or cell phone by logging into www.washview.com? Check how many minutes you have left on your machine or have an email or text sent to you when your laundry is complete.  For additional information, please visit: http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/services.php#Laundry

CAREER FAIR
Career Fair for Veterans & Persons with Disabilities
Friday, October 30, 2015
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Golden Eagle Ballroom, 3rd fl.
Government agencies and federal contractors will be present, so dress to impress.  Please bring your resume. To attend, register at: http://bit.ly/1EpHROb.   See flyer here.

MIDNIGHT MADNESS
Midnight Madness & Costume Contest
Tuesday, October 27
9:30 pm
Eagles Nest Gym
Midnight Madness to tip off basketball seasons.  The annual kickoff of the basketball seasons will also feature a fun evening of contests, music, food and raffles. Doors will open and food service will begin at 9:30 pm.  For more information, click here.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Fridays – No parking in lot 7A from 7:30 am to 9:30 am
  • October 26 - November 6 Accepting Petitions to Cancel Housing/Meal Plan for Winter 2016
  • October 29 Premium Dinner for Meal Plan Participants
  • November 1 Remember to change your clock and ‘fall back’
  • November 6 Deadline to submit Petition to Cancel Housing/Meal Plan for Winter 2016
  • November 11  Campus Closed for Veterans Day
  • November 26-27 Campus Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 7-12 Final Examinations
  • December 13-January 3 Student Recess

____________________________________________________

Tue 10/20/2015 6:23 PM

Welcome to Cal State LA Housing!!! You will be receiving weekly emails from the Housing Services Office, so please add askhousing@cslanet.calstatela.edu to your contact list. Remember to check your Cal State L.A. email regularly or forward it to your personal email so you are up to date with important Housing information and announcements.

Included in this week's email:

  • SUCCESSFUL EVACUATION DRILL ON OCTOBER 15, 2015
  • CANCELLATION REQUEST ACCEPTED OCTOBER 26 – NOVEMBER 6, 2015
  • PREMIUM DINNER FOR MEAL PLAN PARTICIPANTS
  • RA PROGRAMS: MINUTE TO WIN IT & TRICK OR TREAT WITH RHA
  • TROUBLE OPENING YOUR MAILBOXES?  
  • LOCKED OUT OF YOUR BEDROOM/APARTMENT?
  • EMPTY SPACE IN YOUR ROOM/APARTMENT?
  • DON’T LOSE YOUR FINANCIAL AID
  • YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP FOR THE MEAL PLAN
  • WORK ORDERS
  • WIFI PROJECT-IMPACT ON RESIDENTS
  • WIRELESS LAUNDRY FACILITIES
  • HOUSING NEWSLETTER
  • STAY INFORMED WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
  • DON’T GET CITED!
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

SUCCESSFUL EVACUATION DRILL ON OCTOBER 15, 2015
Thank you for your cooperation and participation in the campus evacuation drill last week. It is important to practice procedures for a safe evacuation in the event of an emergency. As many of you experienced, the evacuation site for the Housing community is the back portion of Lot 7. Keeping the driveway clear will be essential for emergency vehicles to enter in the event of an actual emergency. During a drill or actual event, please follow the directions of Housing personnel, even if other information may be filtering to you.

This drill was also part of a larger, statewide event called “The Great Shakeout” which is to practice earthquake preparedness. In the event of an earthquake, you must first Drop, Cover and Hold (finding a sturdy shelter away from windows) until the shaking subsides. Only then should you leave your location if it is safe to do so. Be prepared! For more information please visit their website at: http://www.shakeout.org/california/

CANCELLATION REQUEST ACCEPTED OCTOBER 26 – NOVEMBER 6, 2015
The 2015-16 Housing Services License Agreement (contract) is for an entire academic year. The Housing Services Office will accept petitions to cancel housing and/or meal plan for Winter 2016 from October 26 – November 6, 2015. Documentation must be provided with petition. Petitions will be reviewed and approval is required in order to be released from the contract. If you would like to petition to cancel for the Winter 2016 quarter, please fill out the Petition to Cancel and submit to the Housing Services Office.

Please be aware of the policies regarding cancellations by reading Section III.C.4 (Housing) and/or Section III.E.2 (Meal Plan) of the 2015-16 Housing Services License Agreement. Specifically, if cancelling after occupancy (moving in), residents must provide a written request with at least 30 day notice and the University may grant or deny a cancellation based on the following standards and with appropriate verification (supporting documentation):
1.       End of student status or withdrawal from the University
2.       Marriage
3.       Military Service
4.       Extreme Hardship

There is a $50.00 cancellation fee and residents may be charged a prorated daily rate from the date of the request through the end of the required 30 day notice period if requests are received after the cancellation deadline.  Please fill out the Petition to Cancel and submit to the Housing Services Office.

PREMIUM DINNER FOR MEAL PLAN PARTICIPANTS
Thursday, October 29
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Dining Commons

Meal plan participants please join us for a Premium Dinner on Thursday, October 29th and enjoy the following menu:

  • Slow Roasted Casino Beef, Cut to Order and Served with Au jus and Horseradish
  • Twice Baked Mashed Potatoes, a Blend of Mild Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream and topped with Fresh Cut Chives and Bacon Bits
  • Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Cheese Vegetables/ Glazed Baby Carrots with Thyme
  • Oven Roasted Stuffed Bell Peppers a tasty combination of Black Beans, Brown Rice seasoned to perfection
  • And more…

RA PROGRAMS

  • Minute to Win It!
    Wednesday, October 21, 2015
    5:00 pm, Game Room

Residents will compete with each other in minute long challenges. Winners will be entered into a raffle where they will be able to win an Apartment Care Package!

  • Trick or Treat with RHA
    Wednesday, October 21, 2015
    8:00 pm, The Dining Commons

Pick up some tasty treats, enjoy some ice cream, and learn about the Residence Hall Association and how you can get involved and share your input with Housing Services as well as be a part of planning amazing events for your fellow residents!

TROUBLE OPENING YOUR MAILBOXES?  
Staff is available to help residents with their mailboxes Monday through Friday between 9:00 am-5:30 pm and on Saturday between 10:00 am-2:00 pm.

LOCKED OUT OF YOUR BEDROOM/APARTMENT?
If you are locked out of your bedroom/apartment, you may come to the Housing Services Office and get a spare key Monday-Friday, between 9:00am-5:00pm.  After 5:00pm, you may call the RA On-Duty for assistance (323) 343-4807. This courtesy, however, should be requested infrequently and not to be used instead of reporting lost keys in order to avoid charges. More than three (3+) lockouts in an academic year may result in disciplinary action and charges (see "Courtesy Keys and Keys" in the Housing Student Guide).

EMPTY SPACE IN YOUR ROOM/APARTMENT?
If you have an empty space in your room or apartment, please be sure to keep the space vacant.  Residents are being approved for room changes and new students are still moving in.  Please do not spread out your belongings.
DON’T LOSE YOUR FINANCIAL AID
Make sure you are enrolled to full-time status (undergrad 12 units, grad 8 units) and maintain the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy.  You do not want to lose your financial aid due to failing a SAP standard.  For more information, click on this link: http://www.calstatela.edu/sites/default/files/groups/Center%20for%
20Student%20Financial%20Aid%20%26%20Scholarships/Docs/sap_policy.pdf

YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP FOR THE MEAL PLAN
If you did not sign up for a Meal plan, you may add it at any time by visiting the Housing Services Office. Choose from 17, 12 or 10 meals a week.  Meals are available in the Dining Commons in Phase II. For your convenience, residents may get a quick fixed meal at Salazar Café on campus. Please visit the Meal Plan web page for more information or stop by the Housing Services Office to add a meal plan.  http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/mealplan.php

WORK ORDERS
Minor repairs and maintenance issues should be reported using the online Work Order system. Urgent issues, such as overflowing or leaking toilets, gas odors, front door or patio door locks, should be reported immediately to the Housing Office. Anything that can become a larger problem or impacts your health and safety should be brought to our attention. Please do not try to fix items yourself. If in doubt about its priority, please call the Housing Office for assistance.  To fill out a Work Order log in to the Housing Portal and click on the 'Maintenance Work Order' tab and fill out a work order. https://housing.calstatela.edu/StarRezPortal

WIFI PROJECT-IMPACT ON RESIDENTS
Housing Services is in the process of upgrading WIFI access for residents. This includes new cabling pathways and additional access points that should provide faster, more consistent service. As part of this project, the contracted installers will need to access apartments to add connections and new access points. This will involve drilling and installation that may cause minor disruptions, some noise and debris. These steps may be done in stages, resulting in accessing apartments more than once. We anticipate completing the entire community by early November. We have posted notices with details and will only enter apartments between 9am-5pm. Installers are responsible for cleaning up any debris that occurs. If there is any concerns about the project please contact the Housing Services Office for assistance. We appreciate your patience as we strive to provide you better internet service.

WIRELESS LAUNDRY FACILITIES
Did you know that you can check on the status of your laundry from the comfort of your own home computer or cell phone by logging into www.washview.com? Check how many minutes you have left on your machine or have an email or text sent to you when your laundry is complete.  For additional information, please visit: http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/services.php#Laundry

HOUSING NEWSLETTER
Check out the latest information in the Housing Newsletter.  Meet the Resident Assistants (RAs), find out important information on Student Resources, Room Change Requests, Housing Policies, Facility Improvements, Resident Services and more. 

STAY INFORMED WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
Please check out our social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to get immediate updates.
Housing Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CSULA-Housing/78419347524
Housing Twitter: https://twitter.com/CSULAHousing

DON’T GET CITED!
Parking lot 7A gets cleaned Friday mornings from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. Please do NOT park in lot 7A at this time. You can move your car to the other side of the fence and park in lot 7. Vehicles will be cited if left in Lot 7A during this time.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Fridays – No parking in lot 7A from 7:30 am to 9:30 am
  • October 21 RA Program: Minute to Win It!
  • October 21 RA Program: Trick or Treat with RHA
  • October 26 - November 6 Accepting Petitions to Cancel Housing/Meal Plan for Winter 2016
  • October 29 Premium Dinner for Meal Plan Participants
  • November 1 Remember to change your clock and ‘fall back’
  • November 6 Deadline to submit Petition to Cancel Housing/Meal Plan for Winter 2016
  • November 11  Campus Closed for Veterans Day
  • November 26-27 Campus Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 7-12 Final Examinations
  • December 13-January 3 Student Recess

_____________________________________________________

Tue 10/13/2015 6:23 PM

Welcome to Cal State LA Housing!!! You will be receiving weekly emails from the Housing Services Office, so please add askhousing@cslanet.calstatela.edu to your contact list. Remember to check your Cal State L.A. email regularly or forward it to your personal email so you are up to date with important Housing information and announcements.

Included in this week's email:

  • TROUBLE OPENING YOUR MAILBOXES?  
  • LOCKED OUT OF YOUR BEDROOM/APARTMENT?
  • EMPTY SPACE IN YOUR ROOM/APARTMENT?
  • DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ROOM CHANGE REQUEST
  • EVACUATION DRILLS
  • DON’T LOSE YOUR FINANCIAL AID
  • FALL 2015 HOUSING CHARGES
  • COMMUNITY SAFETY
  • RA PROGRAMS
  • PROGRAM:  THE PERSONAL IS POLITICAL
  • RA ON DUTY
  • YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP FOR THE MEAL PLAN
  • WORK ORDERS
  • WIFI PROJECT-IMPACT ON RESIDENTS
  • WIRELESS LAUNDRY FACILITIES
  • HOUSING NEWSLETTER
  • STAY INFORMED WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
  • DON’T GET CITED!
  • NOW HIRING MARKETING ASSISTANTS
  • EATERIES ON CAMPUS
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

TROUBLE OPENING YOUR MAILBOXES?  
Staff is available to help residents with their mailboxes Monday through Friday between 9:00 am-5:30 pm and on Saturday between 10:00 am-2:00 pm,

LOCKED OUT OF YOUR BEDROOM/APARTMENT?
If you are locked out of your bedroom/apartment, you may come to the Housing Services Office and get a spare key Monday-Friday, between 9:00am-5:00pm.  After 5:00pm, you may call the RA On-Duty for assistance (323) 343-4807. This courtesy, however, should be requested infrequently and not to be used instead of reporting lost keys in order to avoid charges. More than three (3+) lockouts in an academic year may result in disciplinary action and charges (see "Courtesy Keys and Keys" in the Housing Student Guide).

EMPTY SPACE IN YOUR ROOM/APARTMENT?
If you have an empty space in your room or apartment, please be sure to keep the space vacant.  Residents are being approved for room changes and new students are still moving in.  Please do not spread out your belongings.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ROOM CHANGE REQUEST
The deadline to submit a Room Change Request is this Wednesday, October 14th before 9:00 am.  Any resident interested in changing rooms, room types, changing apartments or swapping rooms with another person MUST submit the online Room Change Request by the deadline to be considered.  To request a room change please use this online form http://checkbox.calstatela.edu/checkbox/Room-Change-Request.aspx .

EVACUATION DRILLS
It is important to practice procedures for a safe evacuation in the event of an emergency.  Students must comply with the evacuation alarm and/or the directions of Housing Services staff. In the event of an earthquake, you must first Drop, Cover and Hold (finding a sturdy shelter away from windows) until the shaking subsides. When it is safe to leave your location, follow the directions of Housing Services staff.

The Evacuation Site for Phase I & 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 L.A. staff member or Housing Services staff will give you instructions after your arrival in this area. Remain in these designated areas until you are accounted for and/or given permission to leave the area and re-enter your apartment.

DON’T LOSE YOUR FINANCIAL AID
Make sure you are enrolled to full-time status (undergrad 12 units, grad 8 units) and maintain the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy.  You do not want to lose your financial aid due to failing a SAP standard.  For more information, click on this link: http://www.calstatela.edu/sites/default/files/groups/Center%
20for%20Student%20Financial%20Aid%20%26%20Scholarships
/Docs/sap_policy.pdf

FALL 2015 HOUSING CHARGES
Payment for Fall Housing charges were due Monday, October 5th.  If you didn’t pay, you could be jeopardizing your Housing space and/or meal plan.  Please check your GET account to verify Fall 2015 Housing charges have been posted and/or payments have been applied. Any amount not covered by your anticipated Financial Aid is your responsibility and you will need to pay out-of-pocket. If you feel there is an error with your Housing charges or have additional concerns, please contact Anne Gonzalez-Vazquez as soon as possible AGonzalez2@cslanet.calstatela.edu, 323-343-4800.

COMMUNITY SAFETY
Please help keep you, your apartment and the community safe and secure. All front doors will default to the locked position. Always carry your keys with you! Please take these precautions and help prevent unauthorized entry and thefts. If you have a window or door lock that malfunctions, report it immediately and complete a work order.

  • Front Doors and Sliding Glass Doors: Please make sure that your doors, including patio doors, are closed and locked. Always check before you leave for the day or go to sleep at night.
  • Windows: Always close and lock windows, particularly those on the first floor. This includes bedroom and bathroom windows. Always close and lock your windows at night and when you are out.
  • Personal Items: Always secure your personal items in your bedroom and lock the door when you leave.  Remember that you have several roommates who may or may not be responsible in securing the apartment before they leave.
  • Sharing Apt Keys: Never, never, never loan your personal apartment key to anyone (including your roommates) under any circumstances (it is a policy violation to do so)
  • If you have any specific concerns, please feel free to contact your Resident Director or Resident Assistant directly.  Please report all suspicious activity to the Campus Police at 323-343-3700.
  • Personal Safety: Always be aware of your surroundings, particularly at night, in and around campus. You may request a campus escort to and from classes or your vehicle by calling Campus Police/Public Safety at (323) 343-3700.

RA PROGRAMS
Keep an eye out for programs in your area. Your RA will post banners and flyers to let you know of upcoming events/programs.

PROGRAM:  THE PERSONAL IS POLITICAL
Wednesday, October 14
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Phase II Lounge

In this poetry workshop with spoken word artist, Matt Sedillo, will show participants how to turn their personal narratives into compelling and politicized poems. Participants will write about incidents from childhood and community where race, class, gender or any intersection of their identities came to shape their experience. They will see how broader forces came to shape the past but how they alone can shape their future.

RA ON DUTY
You can reach the RA on duty in case of an emergency after hours and on weekends. Please save this number: 323-343-4807.

YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP FOR THE MEAL PLAN
If you did not sign up for a Meal plan, you may add it at any time by visiting the Housing Services Office. Choose from 17, 12 or 10 meals a week.  Meals are available in the Dining Commons in Phase II. For your convenience, residents may get a quick fixed meal at Salazar Café on campus. Please visit the Meal Plan web page for more information or stop by the Housing Services Office to add a meal plan.  http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/mealplan.php

WORK ORDERS
Minor repairs and maintenance issues should be reported using the online Work Order system. Urgent issues, such as overflowing or leaking toilets, gas odors, front door or patio door locks, should be reported immediately to the Housing Office. Anything that can become a larger problem or impacts your health and safety should be brought to our attention. Please do not try to fix items yourself. If in doubt about its priority, please call the Housing Office for assistance.  To fill out a Work Order log in to the Housing Portal and click on the 'Maintenance Work Order' tab and fill out a work order. https://housing.calstatela.edu/StarRezPortal

WIFI PROJECT-IMPACT ON RESIDENTS
Housing Services is in the process of upgrading WIFI access for residents. This includes new cabling pathways and additional access points that should provide faster, more consistent service. As part of this project, the contracted installers will need to access apartments to add connections and new access points. This will involve drilling and installation that may cause minor disruptions, some noise and debris. These steps may be done in stages, resulting in accessing apartments more than once. We anticipate completing the entire community by early November. We have posted notices with details and will only enter apartments between 9am-5pm. Installers are responsible for cleaning up any debris that occurs. If there is any concerns about the project please contact the Housing Services Office for assistance. We appreciate your patience as we strive to provide you better internet service.

WIRELESS LAUNDRY FACILITIES
Did you know that you can check on the status of your laundry from the comfort of your own home computer or cell phone by logging into www.washview.com? Check how many minutes you have left on your machine or have an email or text sent to you when your laundry is complete.  For additional information, please visit: http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/services.php#Laundry

HOUSING NEWSLETTER
Check out the latest information in the Housing Newsletter.  Meet the Resident Assistants (RAs), find out important information on Student Resources, Room Change Requests, Housing Policies, Facility Improvements, Resident Services and more. 

STAY INFORMED WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
Please check out our social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to get immediate updates.
Housing Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CSULA-Housing/78419347524
Housing Twitter: https://twitter.com/CSULAHousing

DON’T GET CITED!
Parking lot 7A gets cleaned Friday mornings from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. Please do NOT park in lot 7A at this time. You can move your car to the other side of the fence and park in lot 7. Vehicles will be cited if left in Lot 7A during this time.

NOW HIRING MARKETING ASSISTANTS
Pick up and return application to the Housing Services Office. 

Marketing Assistant

  • Job ID #:  7075
  • $9.50/hour
  • Job Description: Helps to promote Housing through the design of flyers, newsletters and PowerPoint slides, banners, assists with the programming of the movies on the Housing Channel, takes pictures at events and more.
  • Qualifications: Must be familiar with graphic design software: Photoshop, Illustrator and/or InDesign.  You will also be using MS Publisher, PowerPoint and Word. Must have good oral and written communication skills, be dependable and have good attendance.    

EATERIES ON CAMPUS
There are different places on campus where you can pick up a bite to eat.  For hours and locations, please visit:  http://www.calstatela.edu/food-on-campus.  (Subject to change without notice)

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Fridays – No parking in lot 7A from 7:30 am to 9:30 am
  • October 14  9:00 am Deadline to Submit Room Change Request
  • November 1 Remember to change your clock and ‘fall back’
  • November 11  Campus Closed for Veterans Day
  • November 26-27 Campus Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 7-12 Final Examinations
  • December 13-January 3 Student Recess

_____________________________________________________

Tue 10/6/2015 5:53 PM

Welcome to Cal State LA Housing!!! You will be receiving weekly emails from the Housing Services Office, so please add askhousing@cslanet.calstatela.edu to your contact list. Remember to check your Cal State L.A. email regularly or forward it to your personal email so you are up to date with important Housing information and announcements.

Included in this week's email:

  • FOCUS GROUP FOR FUTURE HOUSING
  • EVACUATION DRILLS
  • LETTERS, PACKAGES, MAILBOXES
  • KEYS
  • DID YOU MOVE IN TO THE RIGHT SPACE?
  • ROOM CHANGE REQUEST
  • NEW RESIDENTS ARE STILL MOVING IN!
  • DON’T LOSE YOUR FINANCIAL AID
  • FALL 2015 HOUSING CHARGES
  • COMMUNITY SAFETY
  • RA PROGRAMS
  • RA ON DUTY
  • IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP FOR THE MEAL PLAN
  • WORK ORDERS
  • WIFI PROJECT-IMPACT ON RESIDENTS
  • WIRELESS LAUNDRY FACILITIES
  • HOUSING NEWSLETTER
  • STAY INFORMED WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
  • NO PARKING IN LOT 7A ON FRIDAY MORNINGS – LOT CLEANING
  • NOW HIRING HOUSING OFFICE ASSISTANTS
  • EATERIES ON CAMPUS
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

FOCUS GROUP FOR FUTURE HOUSING
As a resident in Housing, we would like to invite you to participate in a student focus group for the future of housing on campus. This is the second in a series of meetings to help us formulate a vision for the size, type and design of an expanded student housing.

The session is from 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm on Thursday, October 8th. 

  • FIRST TIME FRESHMAN STUDENTS will meet in the Dining Commons
  • UPPER DIVISION AND TRANSFER STUDENTS will meet in the Housing Conference Room (located next to the lounge by the main office)

Please RSVP to Rebecca Palmer, Associate Director for Housing Services at your earliest convenience- rpalmer@cslanet.calstatela.edu

****All attendees will be entered into a drawing to win one of four $25 gift cards for the University Book Store****

Here is a short synopsis of the purpose and content of the session:

Focus Group For Students
Overview
The University, with the help of architects from Ayer Saint Gross, will be developing a long term plan for student housing for Cal State L.A. Among the goals of the plan will be to provide desirable affordable housing for students, to connect students with campus, and improve academic success.
We are interested in the students’ ideas regarding life-style and design.

EVACUATION DRILLS
It is important to practice procedures for a safe evacuation in the event of an emergency.  Students must comply with the evacuation alarm and/or the directions of Housing Services staff. In the event of an earthquake, you must first Drop, Cover and Hold (finding a sturdy shelter away from windows) until the shaking subsides. When it is safe to leave your location, follow the directions of Housing Services staff.

The Evacuation Site for Phase I & 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 L.A. staff member or Housing Services staff will give you instructions after your arrival in this area. Remain in these designated areas until you are accounted for and/or given permission to leave the area and re-enter your apartment.

LETTERS, PACKAGES, MAILBOXES
All residents are assigned a mailbox for use and will be given a mailbox card with their mailbox number and combination upon check in.  Due to last minute additions/changes, some students did not have a mailbox card included in their check-in packet.  You may come to the Mail Room window to pick up your mailbox information. 

  • Mail Room hours are: Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:30 pm  & Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Assistance/Training with mailboxes: Monday-Friday 4pm-5pm.
  • UPS/FEDEX/DHL/etc. deliver packages in the afternoon and will be logged in by Housing Staff.  Packages will be available for pick up starting at 4pm.
  • You must have a picture ID to pick up packages & mail
  • Mail/packages MUST have your full name as it appears on your ID. If addressed under nickname or another person’s name will be returned to sender.

KEYS
If you misplace or lose your keys, you must report it immediately.  In addition, never loan your apartment/bedroom key to anyone (including your roommates/housemates) under any circumstances (it is a policy violation to do so).

DID YOU MOVE IN TO THE RIGHT SPACE?
It is important that students move in to their assigned spaces and not swap rooms unless approved by the Housing Services Office.  Rosters are printed in case of emergencies and if you are locked out, you will only be given access to the room that you were given as your assignment.  Your assignment was included on the top right hand corner of your Apartment Condition Report (ACR) Instruction sheet.

ROOM CHANGE REQUEST
Interested in changing rooms, changing apartments or swapping rooms to another community?  Residents interested in changing rooms may submit their Room Change Request online starting Friday, October 9th through 9:00 am on Wednesday, October 14th.  All requests will be reviewed and approved based on available spaces.  Please keep in mind that spaces are limited and you must have approval moving.

  • Submit your Room Change Request online before 9am on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 to be considered.
  • Your request will be reviewed and you will receive an email at your Cal State L.A. email.
  • If approved, you will pick up the keys to your new room Friday, October 16, 2015 and will need to complete your move by 5:00 PM on Friday, October 16, 2015.

To request a room change please use this online form starting Friday, October 9, 2015 (link will not be activated until then):  http://checkbox.calstatela.edu/checkbox/Room-Change-Request.aspx

NEW RESIDENTS ARE STILL MOVING IN!
Residents are still moving in over the next few weeks. Please do not spread out your belongings. Welcome your new housemates by doing the following:

  • Keep common areas clean. Please vacuum the living and dining rooms, as well as the bedroom. If there is a space that is empty in your bedroom please keep it clean, and tidy up the bathroom.
  • Make room for your housemates – if there is a space in your bedroom, make sure your belongings are not on those beds, dressers and closets.
  • Clear some space in the kitchen – in the refrigerator and cabinets.

DON’T LOSE YOUR FINANCIAL AID
Make sure you are enrolled to full-time status (undergrad 12 units, grad 8 units) and maintain the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy.  You do not want to lose your financial aid due to failing a SAP standard.  For more information, click on this link: http://www.calstatela.edu/sites/default/files/groups/Center%20fo
r%20Student%20Financial%20Aid%20%26%20Scholarships/Docs/sap_policy.pdf

FALL 2015 HOUSING CHARGES
Payment for Fall Housing charges were due Monday, October 5th.  If you didn’t pay, you could be jeopardizing your Housing space and/or meal plan.  Please check your GET account to verify Fall 2015 Housing charges have been posted and/or payments have been applied. Any amount not covered by your anticipated Financial Aid is your responsibility and you will need to pay out-of-pocket. If you feel there is an error with your Housing charges or have additional concerns, please contact Anne Gonzalez-Vazquez as soon as possible AGonzalez2@cslanet.calstatela.edu, 323-343-4800.

COMMUNITY SAFETY
Please help keep you, your apartment and the community safe and secure. All front doors will default to the locked position. Always carry your keys with you! Please take these precautions and help prevent unauthorized entry and thefts. If you have a window or door lock that malfunctions, report it immediately and complete a work order.

  • Front Doors and Sliding Glass Doors: Please make sure that your doors, including patio doors, are closed and locked. Always check before you leave for the day or go to sleep at night.
  • Windows: Always close and lock windows, particularly those on the first floor. This includes bedroom and bathroom windows. Always close and lock your windows at night and when you are out.
  • Personal Items: Always secure your personal items in your bedroom and lock the door when you leave.  Remember that you have several roommates who may or may not be responsible in securing the apartment before they leave.
  • Sharing Apt Keys: Never, never, never loan your personal apartment key to anyone (including your roommates) under any circumstances (it is a policy violation to do so)
  • If you have any specific concerns, please feel free to contact your Resident Director or Resident Assistant directly.  Please report all suspicious activity to the Campus Police at 323-343-3700.
  • Personal Safety: Always be aware of your surroundings, particularly at night, in and around campus. You may request a campus escort to and from classes or your vehicle by calling Campus Police/Public Safety at (323) 343-3700.

RA PROGRAMS
Keep an eye out for programs in your area. Your RA will post banners and flyers to let you know of upcoming events/programs.

RA ON DUTY
You can reach the RA on duty in case of an emergency after hours and on weekends. Please save this number: 323-343-4807.

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP FOR THE MEAL PLAN
If you did not sign up for a Meal plan, you may add it at any time by visiting the Housing Services Office. Choose from 17, 12 or 10 meals a week.  Meals are available in the Dining Commons in Phase II. For your convenience, residents may get a quick fixed meal at Salazar Café on campus. Please visit the Meal Plan web page for more information or stop by the Housing Services Office to add a meal plan.  http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/mealplan.php

WORK ORDERS
Minor repairs and maintenance issues should be reported using the online Work Order system. Urgent issues, such as overflowing or leaking toilets, gas odors, front door or patio door locks, should be reported immediately to the Housing Office. Anything that can become a larger problem or impacts your health and safety should be brought to our attention. Please do not try to fix items yourself. If in doubt about its priority, please call the Housing Office for assistance.  To fill out a Work Order log in to the Housing Portal and click on the 'Maintenance Work Order' tab and fill out a work order. https://housing.calstatela.edu/StarRezPortal

WIFI PROJECT-IMPACT ON RESIDENTS
Housing Services is in the process of upgrading WIFI access for residents. This includes new cabling pathways and additional access points that should provide faster, more consistent service. As part of this project, the contracted installers will need to access apartments to add connections and new access points. This will involve drilling and installation that may cause minor disruptions, some noise and debris. These steps may be done in stages, resulting in accessing apartments more than once. We anticipate completing the entire community by early November. We have posted notices with details and will only enter apartments between 9am-5pm. Installers are responsible for cleaning up any debris that occurs. If there is any concerns about the project please contact the Housing Services Office for assistance. We appreciate your patience as we strive to provide you better internet service.

WIRELESS LAUNDRY FACILITIES
Did you know that you can check on the status of your laundry from the comfort of your own home computer or cell phone by logging into www.washview.com? Check how many minutes you have left on your machine or have an email or text sent to you when your laundry is complete.  For additional information, please visit: http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/services.php#Laundry

HOUSING NEWSLETTER
Check out the latest information in the Housing Newsletter .  Meet the Resident Assistants (RAs), find out important information on Student Resources, Room Change Requests, Housing Policies, Facility Improvements, Resident Services and more. 

STAY INFORMED WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
Please check out our social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to get immediate updates.
Housing Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CSULA-Housing/78419347524
Housing Twitter: https://twitter.com/CSULAHousing

NO PARKING IN LOT 7A ON FRIDAY MORNINGS – LOT CLEANING
Parking lot 7A gets cleaned Friday mornings from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. Please do NOT park in lot 7A at this time. You can move your car to the other side of the fence and park in lot 7. Vehicles will be cited if left in Lot 7A during this time.

NOW HIRING HOUSING OFFICE ASSISTANTS
Pick up an application at the Housing Services Office. 
Housing Office Assistant

  • Job ID #:  22846
  • 4 Openings
  • $9.00/hour
  • Job Description:  Looking for friendly, dedicate students to assist with answering phones, replying to emails, greeting customers at the front desk, data entry, sorting and distributing mail and other clerical duties.  For complete job description and qualifications, please visit:  http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/cdc/eagleijobsreg

EATERIES ON CAMPUS
There are different places on campus where you can pick up a bite to eat.  For hours and locations, please visit:  http://www.calstatela.edu/food-on-campus.  (Subject to change without notice)

IMPORTANT DATES

  • October 8 – Last Day to Pay Tuition & Ensure Enrollment
  • October 8 – Last Day to Add Classes for Fall*
  • October 9 – Accepting Room Change Request Forms
  • October 14 – 9:00 am Deadline to Submit Room Change Request

*Not enrolling as a full-time student will affect your Financial Aid award and Housing. 

_____________________________________________________

Tue 9/29/2015 7:32 PM

Welcome to Cal State LA Housing!!! You will be receiving weekly emails from the Housing Services Office, so please add askhousing@cslanet.calstatela.edu to your contact list. Remember to check your Cal State L.A. email regularly or forward it to your personal email so you are up to date with important Housing information and announcements.

Included in this week's email:

  • FOCUS GROUP FOR FUTURE HOUSING
  • EVACUATION DRILLS
  • LETTERS, PACKAGES, MAILBOXES
  • KEYS
  • DID YOU MOVE IN TO THE RIGHT SPACE?
  • ROOM CHANGE REQUEST
  • NEW RESIDENTS ARE STILL MOVING IN!
  • DON’T LOSE YOUR FINANCIAL AID
  • FALL 2015 HOUSING CHARGES
  • COMMUNITY SAFETY
  • RA PROGRAMS
  • RA ON DUTY
  • REMINDER FOR MEAL PLAN PARTICIPANTS:  STUDENT ID IS NEEDED
  • IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP FOR THE MEAL PLAN
  • WORK ORDERS
  • WIFI PROJECT-IMPACT ON RESIDENTS
  • WIRELESS LAUNDRY FACILITIES
  • STAY INFORMED WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
  • NO PARKING IN LOT 7A ON FRIDAY MORNINGS – LOT CLEANING
  • CODEATHON AT CAL STATE L.A.
  • FREE HEART HEALTH SCREENING
  • NOW HIRING MARKETING AND HOUSING OFFICE ASSISTANTS
  • EATERIES ON CAMPUS
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

FOCUS GROUP FOR FUTURE HOUSING
As a resident in Housing, we would like to invite you to participate in a student focus group for the future of housing on campus. This is the second in a series of meetings to help us formulate a vision for the size, type and design of an expanded student housing.

The session is from 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm on Thursday, October 8th. 

  • FIRST TIME FRESHMAN STUDENTS will meet in the Dining Commons
  • UPPER DIVISION AND TRANSFER STUDENTS will meet in the Housing Conference Room (located next to the lounge by the main office)

Please RSVP to Rebecca Palmer, Associate Director for Housing Services at your earliest convenience- rpalmer@cslanet.calstatela.edu

****All attendees will be entered into a drawing to win one of four $25 gift cards for the University Book Store****

Here is a short synopsis of the purpose and content of the session:

Focus Group For Students
Overview
The University, with the help of architects from Ayer Saint Gross, will be developing a long term plan for student housing for Cal State L.A. Among the goals of the plan will be to provide desirable affordable housing for students, to connect students with campus, and improve academic success.
We are interested in the students’ ideas regarding life-style and design.

EVACUATION DRILLS
It is important to practice procedures for a safe evacuation in the event of an emergency.  Students must comply with the evacuation alarm and/or the directions of Housing Services staff. In the event of an earthquake, you must first Drop, Cover and Hold (finding a sturdy shelter away from windows) until the shaking subsides. When it is safe to leave your location, follow the directions of Housing Services staff.

The Evacuation Site for Phase I & 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 L.A. staff member or Housing Services staff will give you instructions after your arrival in this area. Remain in these designated areas until you are accounted for and/or given permission to leave the area and re-enter your apartment.

LETTERS, PACKAGES, MAILBOXES
All residents are assigned a mailbox for use and will be given a mailbox card with their mailbox number and combination upon check in.  Due to last minute additions/changes, some students did not have a mailbox card included in their check-in packet.  You may come to the Mail Room window to pick up your mailbox information. 

  • Mail Room hours are: Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:30 pm  & Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Assistance/Training with mailboxes: Monday-Friday 4pm-5pm.
  • UPS/FEDEX/DHL/etc. deliver packages in the afternoon and will be logged in by Housing Staff.  Packages will be available for pick up starting at 4pm.
  • You must have a picture ID to pick up packages & mail
  • Mail/packages MUST have your full name as it appears on your ID. If addressed under nickname or another person’s name will be returned to sender.

KEYS
If you misplace or lose your keys, you must report it immediately.  In addition, never loan your apartment/bedroom key to anyone (including your roommates/housemates) under any circumstances (it is a policy violation to do so).

DID YOU MOVE IN TO THE RIGHT SPACE?
It is important that students move in to their assigned spaces and not swap rooms unless approved by the Housing Services Office.  Rosters are printed in case of emergencies and if you are locked out, you will only be given access to the room that you were given as your assignment.  Your assignment was included on the top right hand corner of your Apartment Condition Report (ACR) Instruction sheet.

ROOM CHANGE REQUEST
Interested in changing rooms, changing apartments or swapping rooms to another community?  Residents interested in changing rooms may submit their Room Change Request online starting Friday, October 9th through 9:00 am on Wednesday, October 14th.  All requests will be reviewed and approved based on available spaces.  Please keep in mind that spaces are limited and you must have approval moving.

  • Submit your Room Change Request online before 9am on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 to be considered.
  • Your request will be reviewed and you will receive an email at your Cal State L.A. email.
  • If approved, you will pick up the keys to your new room Friday, October 16, 2015 and will need to complete your move by 5:00 PM on Friday, October 16, 2015.

To request a room change please use this online form starting Friday, October 9, 2015 (link will not be activated until then):  http://checkbox.calstatela.edu/checkbox/Room-Change-Request.aspx

NEW RESIDENTS ARE STILL MOVING IN!
Residents are still moving in over the next few weeks. Please do not spread out your belongings. Welcome your new housemates by doing the following:

  • Keep common areas clean. Please vacuum the living and dining rooms, as well as the bedroom. If there is a space that is empty in your bedroom please keep it clean, and tidy up the bathroom.
  • Make room for your housemates – if there is a space in your bedroom, make sure your belongings are not on those beds, dressers and closets.
  • Clear some space in the kitchen – in the refrigerator and cabinets.

DON’T LOSE YOUR FINANCIAL AID
Make sure you are enrolled to full-time status (undergrad 12 units, grad 8 units) and maintain the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy.  You do not want to lose your financial aid due to failing a SAP standard.  For more information, click on this link: http://www.calstatela.edu/sites/default/files/groups/
Center%20for%20Student%20Financial%20Aid%20%
26%20Scholarships/Docs/sap_policy.pdf

FALL 2015 HOUSING CHARGES
Don’t jeopardize your housing. Please check your GET account to verify Fall 2015 Housing charges have been posted and/or payments have been applied. If you anticipate receiving Financial Aid or was issued a refund, please make sure your Housing charges have been paid. Any amount not covered by your anticipated Financial Aid is your responsibility and you will need to pay out-of-pocket no later than Monday, October 5th. If you feel there is an error with your Housing charges or have additional concerns, please contact Anne Gonzalez-Vazquez as soon as possible AGonzalez2@cslanet.calstatela.edu, 323-343-4800.

COMMUNITY SAFETY
Please help keep you, your apartment and the community safe and secure. All front doors will default to the locked position. Always carry your keys with you! Please take these precautions and help prevent unauthorized entry and thefts. If you have a window or door lock that malfunctions, report it immediately and complete a work order.

  • Front Doors and Sliding Glass Doors: Please make sure that your doors, including patio doors, are closed and locked. Always check before you leave for the day or go to sleep at night.
  • Windows: Always close and lock windows, particularly those on the first floor. This includes bedroom and bathroom windows. Always close and lock your windows at night and when you are out.
  • Personal Items: Always secure your personal items in your bedroom and lock the door when you leave.  Remember that you have several roommates who may or may not be responsible in securing the apartment before they leave.
  • Sharing Apt Keys: Never, never, never loan your personal apartment key to anyone (including your roommates) under any circumstances (it is a policy violation to do so)
  • If you have any specific concerns, please feel free to contact your Resident Director or Resident Assistant directly.  Please report all suspicious activity to the Campus Police at 323-343-3700.
  • Personal Safety: Always be aware of your surroundings, particularly at night, in and around campus. You may request a campus escort to and from classes or your vehicle by calling Campus Police/Public Safety at (323) 343-3700.

RA PROGRAMS
Keep an eye out for programs in your area. Your RA will post banners and flyers to let you know of upcoming events/programs.

RA ON DUTY
You can reach the RA on duty in case of an emergency after hours and on weekends. Please save this number: 323-343-4807.

REMINDER FOR MEAL PLAN PARTICIPANTS:  STUDENT ID IS NEEDED
Your student ID is required to pick up your meals.  If you have not yet picked up your student ID, please go to the One Card office located in the Golden Eagle (GE) Building, room 220.1 by Friday, October 2, 2015.  If you have questions, you can reach them at (323) 343-6800.

Extended Hours of Operation
September 29 and 30, 8 am to 7 pm

Regular Hours of Operation (Starting October 1, 2015)
Monday-Thursday 8 am to 6 pm
Friday 8 am to 5 pm

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP FOR THE MEAL PLAN
If you did not sign up for a Meal plan, you may add it at any time by visiting the Housing Services Office. Choose from 17, 12 or 10 meals a week.  Meals are available in the Dining Commons in Phase II. For your convenience, residents may get a quick fixed meal at Salazar Café on campus. Please visit the Meal Plan web page for more information or stop by the Housing Services Office to add a meal plan.   http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/mealplan.php

WORK ORDERS
Minor repairs and maintenance issues should be reported using the online Work Order system. Urgent issues, such as overflowing or leaking toilets, gas odors, front door or patio door locks, should be reported immediately to the Housing Office. Anything that can become a larger problem or impacts your health and safety should be brought to our attention. Please do not try to fix items yourself. If in doubt about its priority, please call the Housing Office for assistance.  To fill out a Work Order log in to the Housing Portal and click on the 'Maintenance Work Order' tab and fill out a work order. https://housing.calstatela.edu/StarRezPortal

WIFI PROJECT-IMPACT ON RESIDENTS
Housing Services is in the process of upgrading WIFI access for residents. This includes new cabling pathways and additional access points that should provide faster, more consistent service. As part of this project, the contracted installers will need to access apartments to add connections and new access points. This will involve drilling and installation that may cause minor disruptions, some noise and debris. These steps may be done in stages, resulting in accessing apartments more than once. We anticipate completing the entire community by early November. We have posted notices with details and will only enter apartments between 9am-5pm. Installers are responsible for cleaning up any debris that occurs. If there is any concerns about the project please contact the Housing Services Office for assistance. We appreciate your patience as we strive to provide you better internet service.

WIRELESS LAUNDRY FACILITIES
Did you know that you can check on the status of your laundry from the comfort of your own home computer or cell phone by logging into www.washview.com? Check how many minutes you have left on your machine or have an email or text sent to you when your laundry is complete.  For additional information, please visit: http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/services.php#Laundry

STAY INFORMED WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
Please check out our social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to get immediate updates.
Housing Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CSULA-Housing/78419347524
Housing Twitter: https://twitter.com/CSULAHousing

NO PARKING IN LOT 7A ON FRIDAY MORNINGS – LOT CLEANING
Parking lot 7A gets cleaned Friday mornings from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. Please do NOT park in lot 7A at this time. You can move your car to the other side of the fence and park in lot 7. Vehicles will be cited if left in Lot 7A during this time.

CODEATHON AT CAL STATE L.A.
Apply Now to Participate in a Codeathon at Cal State L.A. and Get a Chance to Win Free Parking!
Friday, October 2nd, [12 pm – 7 pm]
Saturday, October 3rd, [10 am – 6 pm]
and Sunday, October 4th, [10 am – 6 pm]

Are you a future designer, developer, or entrepreneur with a passion for health and social change? Apply now to participate in the Cal State L.A. Fight the Ladykiller Codeathon taking place from Friday, Oct. 2, through Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, at California State University, Los Angeles in the University Student Union.  For more information, please go to: tinyurl.com/o7yekcr

FREE HEART HEALTH SCREENING
October 5, 2015
10 am-5 pm
University-Student Union Plaza

The Women’s Heart Alliance/Clinton Foundation heart screening is rapidly approaching and we have a goal of screening at least 240 women’s hearts.   Heart disease is a serious threat to young women.  When you know your risk, you can do something about it.  Come to the U-SU Plaza to learn about your risk and what you can do to be heart-healthy. 

The Surgeon General and Barbra Streisand are confirmed speakers for a panel discussion during the official launch of the Women’s Alliance/Clinton Foundation partnership (1:30 pm in the GE Ballroom).

For more information, go to: www.calstatela.edu/getheartchecked

NOW HIRING MARKETING AND HOUSING OFFICE ASSISTANTS
Pick up an application at the Housing Services Office. 
Marketing Assistant

  • Job ID #:  7075
  • 3 Openings
  • $9.50/hour
  • Job Description: Helps to promote Housing through the design of flyers, newsletters and PowerPoint slides, banners, assists with the programming of the movies on the Housing Channel, takes pictures at events and more.
  • Qualifications: Must be familiar with graphic design software: Photoshop, Illustrator and/or InDesign.  You will also be using MS Publisher, PowerPoint and Word. Must have good oral and written communication skills, be dependable and have good attendance.    

Housing Office Assistant

  • Job ID #:  22846
  • 4 Openings
  • $9.00/hour
  • Job Description:  Looking for friendly, dedicate students to assist with answering phones, replying to emails, greeting customers at the front desk, data entry, sorting and distributing mail and other clerical duties.  For complete job description and qualifications, please visit:  http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/cdc/eagleijobsreg

EATERIES ON CAMPUS
There are different places on campus where you can pick up a bite to eat.  For hours and locations, please visit:  http://www.calstatela.edu/food-on-campus.  (Subject to change without notice)

IMPORTANT DATES

  • September 29 – November 13 Upgrading Wi-Fi/Impact on Students
  • September 24 – Fall Classes Begin
  • September 24 – Meal Plan Begins with Breakfast
  • October 5 – Rent Due for Financial Aid and Installment Payment Option
  • October 14 – 9:00 am Deadline to Submit Room Change Request

______________________________________________________

Wed 9/23/2015 6:28 PM

Welcome to Cal State LA Housing!!! You will be receiving weekly emails from the Housing Services Office, so please add askhousing@cslanet.calstatela.edu to your contact list. Remember to check your Cal State L.A. email regularly or forward it to your personal email so you are up to date with important Housing information and announcements.

Included in this week's email:

  • MAILBOXES
  • NEW RESIDENTS ARE STILL MOVING IN!
  • DON’T LOSE YOUR FINANCIAL AID
  • FALL 2015 HOUSING CHARGES
  • RA PROGRAMS
  • RA ON DUTY
  • COMMUNITY INFORMATION CENTER (CIC) CLOSED
  • MEAL PLAN BEGINS ON THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
  • WORK ORDERS
  • NOW HIRING MARKETING AND HOUSING OFFICE ASSISTANTS
  • WIFI PROJECT-IMPACT ON RESIDENTS
  • STAY INFORMED WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
  • NO PARKING IN LOT 7A ON FRIDAY MORNINGS – LOT CLEANING
  • CODEATHON AT CAL STATE L.A.
  • FREE HEART HEALTH SCREENING
  • FREE ADVANCE MOVIE SCREENING OF ‘THE WALK’
  • EATERIES ON CAMPUS
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

MAILBOXES
Mailboxes will be ready on Friday, September 25th after 12 noon.  Please stop by the Mail Room in Phase II and bring a picture ID.

NEW RESIDENTS ARE STILL MOVING IN!
Residents are still moving in over the next few weeks. Please do not spread out your belongings. Welcome your new housemates by doing the following:

  • Keep common areas clean. Please vacuum the living and dining rooms, as well as the bedroom. If there is a space that is empty in your bedroom please keep it clean, and tidy up the bathroom.
  • Make room for your housemates – if there is a space in your bedroom, make sure your belongings are not on those beds, dressers and closets.
  • Clear some space in the kitchen – in the refrigerator and cabinets.

DON’T LOSE YOUR FINANCIAL AID
Make sure you are enrolled to full-time status (undergrad 12 units, grad 8 units) and maintain the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy.  You do not want to lose your financial aid due to failing a SAP standard.  For more information, click on this link: http://www.calstatela.edu/sites/default/files/groups/
Center%20for%20Student%20Financial%20Aid%20%26%
20Scholarships/Docs/sap_policy.pdf

FALL 2015 HOUSING CHARGES
Don’t jeopardize your housing. Please check your GET account to verify Fall 2015 Housing charges have been posted and/or payments have been applied. If you anticipate receiving Financial Aid or was issued a refund, please make sure your Housing charges have been paid. Any amount not covered by your anticipated Financial Aid is your responsibility and you will need to pay out-of-pocket no later than Monday, October 5th. If you feel there is an error with your Housing charges or have additional concerns, please contact Anne Gonzalez-Vazquez as soon as possible AGonzalez2@cslanet.calstatela.edu , 323-343-4800.

COMMUNITY SAFETY
Please help keep you, your apartment and the community safe and secure. All front doors will default to the locked position. Always carry your keys with you! Please take these precautions and help prevent unauthorized entry and thefts. If you have a window or door lock that malfunctions, report it immediately and complete a work order.

  • Front Doors and Sliding Glass Doors: Please make sure that your doors, including patio doors, are closed and locked. Always check before you leave for the day or go to sleep at night.
  • Windows: Always close and lock windows, particularly those on the first floor. This includes bedroom and bathroom windows. Always close and lock your windows at night and when you are out.
  • Personal Items: Always secure your personal items in your bedroom and lock the door when you leave.  Remember that you have several roommates who may or may not be responsible in securing the apartment before they leave.
  • Sharing Apt Keys: Never, never, never loan your personal apartment key to anyone (including your roommates) under any circumstances (it is a policy violation to do so)
  • If you have any specific concerns, please feel free to contact your Resident Director or Resident Assistant directly.  Please report all suspicious activity to the Campus Police at 323-343-3700.
  • Personal Safety: Always be aware of your surroundings, particularly at night, in and around campus. You may request a campus escort to and from classes or your vehicle by calling Campus Police/Public Safety at (323) 343-3700.

RA PROGRAMS
Keep an eye out for programs in your area. Your RA will post banners and flyers to let you know of upcoming events/programs.

RA ON DUTY
You can reach the RA on duty in case of an emergency after hours and on weekends. Please save this number: 323-343-4807.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION CENTER (CIC) CLOSED
The CIC is will open on Thursday, September 24, 2015. The RA is on duty after hours and weekends for emergencies. To reach the RA on duty, call 323-343-4807.

MEAL PLAN BEGINS ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
Meal Plan begins with breakfast on Thursday, September 24th.  If you did not sign up for a Meal plan, you may add it at any time by visiting the Housing Services Office. Choose from 17, 12 or 10 meals a week.  Meals are available in the Dining Commons in Phase II. For your convenience, residents may get a quick fixed meal at Salazar Café on campus. Please visit the Meal Plan web page for more information or stop by the Housing Services Office to add a meal plan.   http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/mealplan.php

WORK ORDERS
Minor repairs and maintenance issues should be reported using the online Work Order system. Urgent issues, such as overflowing or leaking toilets, gas odors, front door or patio door locks, should be reported immediately to the Housing Office. Anything that can become a larger problem or impacts your health and safety should be brought to our attention. Please do not try to fix items yourself. If in doubt about its priority, please call the Housing Office for assistance.  To fill out a Work Order log in to the Housing Portal and click on the 'Maintenance Work Order' tab and fill out a work order. https://housing.calstatela.edu/StarRezPortal

WIFI PROJECT-IMPACT ON RESIDENTS
Housing Services is in the process of upgrading WIFI access for residents. This includes new cabling pathways and additional access points that should provide faster, more consistent service. As part of this project, the contracted installers will need to access apartments to add connections and new access points. This will involve drilling and installation that may cause minor disruptions, some noise and debris. These steps may be done in stages, resulting in accessing apartments more than once. We anticipate completing the entire community by mid October. We will post notices with details and will only enter apartments between 9am-5pm. Installers are responsible to cleaning up any debris that occurs. Should there be any issues with this project, please submit a work order or contact the Housing Services Office for assistance. We appreciate your patience as we strive to provide you better internet service.

STAY INFORMED WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
Please check out our social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to get immediate updates.
Housing Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CSULA-Housing/78419347524
Housing Twitter: https://twitter.com/CSULAHousing

NO PARKING IN LOT 7A ON FRIDAY MORNINGS – LOT CLEANING
Parking lot 7A gets cleaned Friday mornings from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. Please do NOT park in lot 7A at this time. You can move your car to the other side of the fence and park in lot 7. Vehicles will be cited if left in Lot 7A during this time.

CODEATHON AT CAL STATE L.A.
Apply Now to Participate in a Codeathon at Cal State L.A. and Get a Chance to Win Free Parking!
Friday, October 2nd, [12 – 7pm]
Saturday, October 3rd, [10am – 6pm]
and Sunday, October 4th, [10am – 6pm]
Deadline to Apply:  September 25, 2015

Are you a future designer, developer, or entrepreneur with a passion for health and social change? Apply now to participate in the Cal State L.A. Fight the Ladykiller Codeathon taking place from Friday, Oct. 2, through Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, at California State University, Los Angeles in the University Student Union.  For more information, please go to: tinyurl.com/o7yekcr

FREE HEART HEALTH SCREENING
October 5, 2015
10am-5pm
University-Student Union Plaza

Heart disease is a serious threat to young women.  When you know your risk, you can do something about it.  Come to the U-SU Plaza to learn about your risk and what you can do to be heart-healthy.  For more information, go to: www.calstatela.edu/getheartchecked

NOW HIRING MARKETING AND HOUSING OFFICE ASSISTANTS
Pick up an application at the Housing Services Office. 
Marketing Assistant

  • Job ID #:  7075
  • 3 Openings
  • $9.50/hour
  • Job Description: Helps to promote Housing through the design of flyers, newsletters and PowerPoint slides, banners, assists with the programming of the movies on the Housing Channel, takes pictures at events and more.
  • Qualifications: Must be familiar with graphic design software: Photoshop, Illustrator and/or InDesign.  You will also be using MS Publisher, PowerPoint and Word. Must have good oral and written communication skills, be dependable and have good attendance.    

Housing Office Assistant

  • Job ID #:  22846
  • 4 Openings
  • $9.00/hour
  • Job Description:  Looking for friendly, dedicate students to assist with answering phones, replying to emails, greeting customers at the front desk, data entry, sorting and distributing mail and other clerical duties.  For complete job description and qualifications, please visit:  http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/cdc/eagleijobsreg

FREE ADVANCE MOVIE SCREENING OF ‘THE WALK’
We will be giving away limited passes to the advance movie screening of THE WALK with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ben Kingsley. You and a guest will get to watch the movie before it is released to the general audience. The screening will be next week on Tuesday night, September 29th in Burbank.

To get passes, please go to the following link and use the password provided.  Tickets are limited and link will close once all tickets have been distributed.  Please remember to get there early as seating is first-come, first-serve.
Link: http://www.sonyscreenings.com/CSULATHEWALK
Code: CSULATHEWALK

EATERIES ON CAMPUS
There are different places on campus where you can pick up a bite to eat.  For hours and locations, please visit:  http://www.calstatela.edu/food-on-campus .
(Subject to change without notice)

IMPORTANT DATES

  • September 8 – October 8 Upgrading Wi-Fi/Impact on Students
  • September 24 – Fall Classes Begin
  • September 24 – Meal Plan Begins with Breakfast
  • October 5 – Rent Due for Financial Aid and Installment Payment Option

 _______________________________________________________

Tue 9/15/2015 7:49 PM

Residents, please take a few minutes to read these important announcements so you are informed of what is happening in Housing.

Included in this week's email:

  • YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP FOR A MEAL PLAN
  • WORK ORDERS
  • TUBERCULOSIS REQUIREMENT
  • NOW HIRING MARKETING AND HOUSING OFFICE ASSISTANTS
  • WIFI PROJECT-IMPACT ON RESIDENTS
  • IS THERE AN EMPTY SPACE IN YOUR APARTMENT?
  • FACILITIES PROJECTS/INSPECTIONS
  • FILMING ON THE 710 FREEWAY ON SEPTEMBER 19-20, 2015 – ROAD CLOSURES / DETOURS / DELAYS
  • PORTAL UPGRADE NOTIFICATION
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP FOR A MEAL PLAN.
If you didn’t sign up for a Meal plan, you may add it at any time by visiting the Housing Services Office. Choose from 17, 12 or 10 meals a week.  Please visit the Meal Plan web page for more information or stop by the Housing Services Office to add a meal plan.  http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/mealplan.php

WORK ORDERS
If anything needs to be repaired in your apartment, please remember to fill out an online Work Order.

TUBERCULOSIS REQUIREMENT
University policy requires all residents to submit a NEW Tuberculosis (TB) form annually. If you took the TB test more than a year ago, you need to get a new one and submit the TB form to the Health Center right away.  Stop by the Housing Services Office if you have any questions.

NOW HIRING MARKETING AND HOUSING OFFICE ASSISTANTS
Pick up an application at the Housing Services Office. 
Marketing Assistant

  • Job ID #:  7075
  • 3 Openings
  • $9.50/hour
  • Job Description: Helps to promote Housing through the design of flyers, newsletters and PowerPoint slides, banners, assists with the programming of the movies on the Housing Channel, takes pictures at events and more.
  • Qualifications: Must be familiar with graphic design software: Photoshop, Illustrator and/or InDesign.  You will also be using MS Publisher, PowerPoint and Word. Must have good oral and written communication skills, be dependable and have good attendance.    

Housing Office Assistant

  • Job ID #:  22846
  • 4 Openings
  • $9.00/hour
  • Job Description:  Looking for friendly, dedicate students to assist with answering phones, replying to emails, greeting customers at the front desk, data entry, sorting and distributing mail and other clerical duties.  For complete job description and qualifications, please visit:  http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/cdc/eagleijobsreg

WIFI PROJECT-IMPACT ON RESIDENTS
Housing Services is in the process of upgrading WIFI access for residents. This includes new cabling pathways and additional access points that should provide faster, more consistent service. As part of this project, the contracted installers will need to access apartments to add connections and new access points. This will involve drilling and installation that may cause minor disruptions, some noise and debris. These steps may be done in stages, resulting in accessing apartments more than once. We anticipate completing the entire community by mid October. We will post notices with details and will only enter apartments between 9am-5pm. Installers are responsible to cleaning up any debris that occurs. Should there be any issues with this project, please submit a work order or contact the Housing Services Office for assistance. We appreciate your patience as we strive to provide you better internet service.

IS THERE AN EMPTY SPACE IN YOUR APARTMENT?
If there is an empty space in your apartment, please do not use this space to place your belongings and remember to keep bedroom and closet areas cleared for new resident(s). As a courtesy, please keep your kitchen clean and allow new residents space to store items. Some new residents will be moving in starting next week and throughout September. Please help welcome new residents as they transition into their new apartments.

FACILITIES PROJECTS/INSPECTIONS
Housing Services will be focusing on preparing apartments for the fall quarter move-in of new and returning students. Some of these projects may affect your apartment. Housing Facilities staff will need to enter some apartments to confirm the need for repairs and any replacement items, such as mattresses. You may also see canine inspections and cleaning crews. If anyone moves out of your apartment, those bedrooms and commons areas will be cleaned prior to the fall move-in. The Housing staff will post signs on exterior doors with details and specific dates of projects, inspections and cleaning that may affect you.

FILMING ON THE 710 FREEWAY ON SEPTEMBER 19-20, 2015 – ROAD CLOSURES / DETOURS / DELAYS
A portion of parking Lot 7 will be used by a production company to house movie trailers on Saturday, September 19th through Sunday, September 20th.  The north end of the 710 freeway will be closed for filming. You may experience delays/detours accessing parking lot 7A, so plan accordingly.

PORTAL UPGRADE NOTIFICATION
Cal State L.A. will go live with an upgraded and renamed MyCalStateLA Portal on September 17.  The existing MyCSULA Portal will be temporarily shut down for a few hours starting at 6 p.m. on September 16 to allow for the system upgrade.

The enhanced Portal will be responsive to smart devices, such as mobile phones, iPads and tablets. With this upgrade, the Portal will feature a cleaner look and a more user-friendly interface. Access to such applications as Moodle, Outlook email, and lynda.com will still be available.

The Portal name has also been changed to reflect the University’s new brand.

Questions? Please contact the ITS Help Desk at extension 3-6170.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • September 8 – October 8 Upgrading Wi-Fi/Impact on Students
  • September 24 – Fall Classes Begin
  • September 24 – Meal Plan Begins with Breakfast
  • October 5 – Rent Due for Financial Aid and Installment Payment Option

________________________________________________________

Tue 9/1/2015 6:20 PM

Residents, please take a few minutes to read these important announcements so you are informed of what is happening in Housing.

Included in this week's email:

  • NOW HIRING IN HOUSING!
  • WIFI PROJECT-IMPACT ON RESIDENTS
  • IS THERE AN EMPTY SPACE IN YOUR APARTMENT?
  • FACILITIES PROJECTS/INSPECTIONS
  • MOVE-OUT IS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2015 FOR STUDENTS WHO DO NOT HAVE AN ASSIGNED SPACE FOR FALL QUARTER
  • ORDERING SOMETHING ONLINE? PLEASE READ!
  • AVOID EXTRA CHARGES OR LOSS OF DEPOSIT
  • FALL 2015 PAYMENT FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS
  • CLOSED ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2015
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

NOW HIRING IN HOUSING!
Looking for friendly, dedicate students to assist with answering phones, replying to emails, greeting customers at the front desk, data entry, sorting and distributing mail and other clerical duties.  For complete job description and qualifications, please visit:  http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/cdc/eagleijobsreg

  • Title:  Housing Office Assistant
  • Job ID #:  22846
  • 4 Openings
  • $9.00/hour
  • Pick up an application at the Housing Services Office. 

WIFI PROJECT-IMPACT ON RESIDENTS
Housing Services is in the process of upgrading WIFI access for residents. This includes new cabling pathways and additional access points that should provide faster, more consistent service. As part of this project, the contracted installers will need to access apartments to add connections and new access points. This will involve drilling and installation that may cause minor disruptions, some noise and debris. These steps may be done in stages, resulting in accessing apartments more than once. We anticipate beginning this project the week of September 8th and will take up to 30 days to complete the entire community. We will post notices with details and will only enter apartments between 9am-5pm. Installers are responsible to cleaning up any debris that occurs. Should there be any issues with this project, please submit a work order or contact the Housing Services Office for assistance. We appreciate your patience as we strive to provide you better internet service.

IS THERE AN EMPTY SPACE IN YOUR APARTMENT?
If there is an empty space in your apartment, please do not use this space to place your belongings and remember to keep bedroom and closet areas cleared for new resident(s). As a courtesy, please keep your kitchen clean and allow new residents space to store items. Some new residents will be moving in starting next week and throughout September. Please help welcome new residents as they transition into their new apartments.

FACILITIES PROJECTS/INSPECTIONS
Housing Services will be focusing on preparing apartments for the fall quarter move-in of new and returning students. Some of these projects may affect your apartment. Housing Facilities staff will need to enter some apartments to confirm the need for repairs and any replacement items, such as mattresses. You may also see canine inspections and cleaning crews in the next 2-3 weeks. If anyone moves out of your apartment at the end of the summer quarter, those bedrooms and commons areas will be cleaned prior to the fall move-in. The Housing staff will post signs on exterior doors with details and specific dates of projects, inspections and cleaning that may affect you.

MOVE-OUT IS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2015 FOR STUDENTS WHO DO NOT HAVE AN ASSIGNED SPACE FOR FALL QUARTER
The end of the Summer Quarter is this Saturday! For those of you that are not living here in the Fall, you must prepare to move out on or before 2pm on Saturday, September 5, 2015. You must check-out properly using either an appointment with a Resident Assistant or using an Express Check-out Envelope.

HAVE AN ASSIGNMENT FOR FALLTHROUGH SPRING? You may remain in your current space UNTILTransfer Day.  If you are moving to a new location for fall, you must be available on Transfer Day, Tuesday, September 8, 2015 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm to move to your new assigned space. Please report to the Housing Services Office for assistance.

For more information regarding Move-out or Transferring to a new space: Current Residents/Move Out Information

ORDERING SOMETHING ONLINE? PLEASE READ!

If you are ordering an item online, make sure you will be receiving it before your check-out date. The last day mail will be accepted for students not staying for the fall will be September 3, 2015.

Starting Tuesday, September 8th, all mail received for summer only residents will be returned to sender unless you submitted a Mail Forwarding Request form.

AVOID EXTRA CHARGES OR LOSS OF DEPOSIT
Please plan ahead and begin packing non-essentials well in advance of check-out weekend. After you have checked out, your apartment will be inspected for cleanliness and damage. If your apartment has been left in good condition and is free of trash, including food items inside the refrigerator and pantry, you should qualify to have your housing deposit refunded back to you. If there are any damages or excessive cleaning required, charges will be posted to your account and the deposit will be applied toward these charges.

FALL 2015 PAYMENT FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS
If you selected your space for the 2015-2016 academic year, your payment was due August 10, 2015. Failure to make your payment jeopardizes your housing assignment. If payment is not received by Tuesday, September 1st, you must check out on Saturday, September 5th before 2:00 pm. Your Fall assignment for will be released. Please be sure to bring your payment receipt to the Housing Services Office to secure your space.

CLOSED ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2015
The Housing Services Office, Mail Room, CIC and the university will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2015 for the Labor Day holiday. If you have an emergency and need to reach the RA on duty, please call (323) 343-4807.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • August 31 – September 5 - Summer Final Exams
  • September 5 – Check Out Day for Residents NOT Assigned for Fall 2015
  • September 7 – Campus Closed in observance of Labor Day
  • September 8 – Transfer to Fall 2015 Assignment
  • September 24 – Fall Classes Begin

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Tue 8/25/2015 5:39 PM

Residents, please take a few minutes to read these important announcements so you are informed of what is happening in Housing.

Included in this week's email:
•          FACILITIES PROJECTS/INSPECTIONS
•          END OF SUMMER PROCEDURES
•          ORDERING SOMETHING ONLINE?  PLEASE READ!
•          AVOID EXTRA CHARGES OR LOSS OF DEPOSIT
•          CURLING IRONS AND EXTENSION CORDS
•          REDUCE CAMPUS ENERGY USAGE
•          FALL 2015 PAYMENT FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS
•           WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE NEW RESIDENT DIRECTOR
•          CLOSED ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2015
•          IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

FACILITIES PROJECTS/INSPECTIONS
Housing Services will be focusing on preparing apartments for the fall quarter move-in of new and returning students. Some of these projects may affect your apartment. Housing Facilities staff will need to enter some apartments to confirm the need for repairs and any replacement items, such as mattresses. You may also see canine inspections and cleaning crews in the next 2-3 weeks. If anyone moves out of your apartment at the end of the summer quarter, those bedrooms and commons areas will be cleaned prior to the fall move-in. The Housing staff will post signs on exterior doors with details and specific dates of projects, inspections and cleaning that may affect you.

END OF SUMMER  PROCEDURES
The current Summer 2015 License Agreement expires on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. This means that if you have not completed a 2015-2016 License Agreement and have a confirmed space for the Fall 2015-Spring 2016, you are expected to be completely checked-out of your space on or before September 5th.

Which situation applies to you?

•          NO ROOM RESERVED FOR FALL: You must check-out properly on or before 2:00 pm, September 5, 2015 using either an RA by appointment or Express Check-out Envelope.
•          HAVE A FALL-SPRING ASSIGNMENT - You may remain in your current space, through Transfer Day.  If you are moving to a new location for fall-spring, you must be available on Transfer Day, Tuesday, September 8, 2015 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm to move to that space. Report to the Housing Services Office.

For details on procedures for moving out or staying, please visit our website under Current Residents/Move Out Information.

ORDERING SOMETHING ONLINE? PLEASE READ!
If you are ordering an item online, make sure you will be receiving it before your check-out date. The last day mail will be accepted for students not staying for the fall will be September 3, 2015.

Starting Tuesday, September 8th, all mail received for summer only residents will be returned to sender unless you submitted a Mail Forwarding Request form.

AVOID EXTRA CHARGES OR LOSS OF DEPOSIT
Please plan ahead and begin packing non-essentials well in advance of check-out weekend. After you have checked out, your apartment will be inspected for cleanliness and damage. If your apartment has been left in good condition and is free of trash, including food items inside the refrigerator and pantry, you should qualify to have your housing deposit refunded back to you. If there are any damages or excessive cleaning required, charges will be posted to your account and the deposit will be applied toward these charges.

CURLING IRONS AND EXTENSION CORDS 
•          Please unplug curling irons when not in use.  They are a fire hazard and waste energy even while plugged and turned off.
•          Please do not connect multiple extension cords as they can overheat and cause a fire.  Instead, buy the longer extension cords that are three-wire grounded terminating in a single receptacle and sized adequately to handle the load applied. We require a surge protector in conjunction with the use of an extension cord.

REDUCE CAMPUS ENERGY USAGE
Cal State L.A. is participating in LADWP’s Demand Response Pilot Program.  As a result, Facilities Services will reduce the campus energy load for a maximum of 4 hours during a period of peak demand to relieve stress on the electric grid, promote system reliability, and reduce our greenhouse gas footprint.  Please support the program by taking part in voluntary energy saving habits, such as turning off unnecessary lighting and unplugging seldom-used appliances.  If you have any questions about this program, please contact Brad Haydel, Energy and Sustainability Manager, Cal State L.A., at extension 3-5782 or brad.haydel@calstatela.edu.

FALL 2015 PAYMENT FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS
If you selected your space for the 2015-2016 academic year, your payment was due August 10, 2015. Failure to make your payment jeopardizes your housing assignment. If payment is not received by Tuesday, September 1st, you must check out on Saturday, September 5th before 2:00 pm. Your Fall assignment for will be released. Please be sure to bring your payment receipt to the Housing Services Office to secure your space.

WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE NEW RESIDENT DIRECTOR
Hi everyone. You might have seen me, I’m the new resident director, Maria Cerce, and I am so excited to be here!

Here are a few things about me: I’m from a small town in MA called Oakham, population 800, where trees far outnumber people. My hometown doesn’t even have a traffic light, let alone a gas station or store. So Alhambra is a much welcome beacon of civilization for this country girl. I completed my Bachelor of Art degree in English/Writing and Mass Communication at Assumption College in Worcester, MA (Fun fact: Worcester is the second geographically largest city in New England). At Assumption, I worked as an RA for three years and the equivalent of an RLC for one year. Needless to say, I loved it, and have been a Res-lifer ever since. After graduation, I accepted a position as a Resident Director at Clark University (also in Worcester, MA), where I worked for the past 3 years and received my Master of Public Administration degree. Again, I am so happy to be here! Please don’t hesitate to reach out.

CLOSED ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2015
The Housing Services Office, Mail Room, CIC and the university will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2015 for the Labor Day holiday. If you have an emergency and need to reach the RA on duty, please call (323) 343-4807.

IMPORTANT DATES
•          August 31 – September 5 - Summer Final Exams
•          September 5 – Check Out Day for Residents NOT Assigned for Fall 2015
•          September 7 – Campus Closed in observance of Labor Day
•          September 8 – Transfer to Fall 2015 Assignment
•          September 24 – Fall Classes Begin

________________________________________________________

Tue 8/18/2015 7:35 PM

Residents, please take a few minutes to read these important announcements so you are informed of what is happening in Housing.

Included in this week's email:

  • CLOSED ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2015
  • AUGUST 24, 2015 - DEADLINE TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE 2015-2016 LICENSE AGREEMENT
  • END OF SUMMER PROCEDURES
  • ORDERING SOMETHING ONLINE?  PLEASE READ!
  • AVOID EXTRA CHARGES OR LOSS OF DEPOSIT
  • CURLING IRONS AND EXTENSION CORDS
  • REDUCE CAMPUS ENERGY USAGE
  • SEMESTER CONVERSION
  • DON’T GET A PARKING TICKET!
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

CLOSED ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2015
The Housing Services Office, Mail Room, CIC and the university will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2015 for the Labor Day holiday. If you have an emergency and need to reach the RA on duty, please call (323) 343-4807.

AUGUST 24, 2015 - DEADLINE TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE 2015-2016 LICENSE AGREEMENT
If you signed a license agreement for 2015-2016 and you would like to cancel your agreement or if you would like to make changes to your meal plan or payment plan, you must submit an email to Housing Services (askhousing@cslanet.calstatela.edu) by Monday, August 24, 2015. All requests will be reviewed and students will be notified by email. Changes made after this date, will incur added fees and possible denial of changes. Please stop by the Housing Services Office if you have questions.

END OF SUMMER  PROCEDURES
The current Summer 2015 License Agreement expires on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. This means that if you have not completed a 2015-2016 License Agreement and have a confirmed space for the Fall 2015-Spring 2016, you are expected to be completely checked-out of your space on or before September 5th.

Which situation applies to you?

  • NO ROOM RESERVED FOR FALL: You must check-out properly on or before 2:00 pm, September 5, 2015 using either an RA by appointment or Express Check-out Envelope.
  • HAVE A FALL-SPRING ASSIGNMENT - You may remain in your current space, through Transfer Day.  If you are moving to a new location for fall-spring, you must be available on Transfer Day, Tuesday, September 8, 2015 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm to move to that space. Report to the Housing Services Office.

For details on procedures for moving out or staying, please visit our website under Current Residents/Move Out Information.

ORDERING SOMETHING ONLINE? PLEASE READ!
If you are ordering an item online, make sure you will be receiving it before your check-out date. The last day mail will be accepted for students not staying for the fall will be September 3, 2015.

Starting Tuesday, September 8th, all mail received for summer only residents will be returned to sender unless you submitted a Mail Forwarding Request form.

AVOID EXTRA CHARGES OR LOSS OF DEPOSIT
Please plan ahead and begin packing non-essentials well in advance of check-out weekend. After you have checked out, your apartment will be inspected for cleanliness and damage. If your apartment has been left in good condition and is free of trash, including food items inside the refrigerator and pantry, you should qualify to have your housing deposit refunded back to you. If there are any damages or excessive cleaning required, charges will be posted to your account and the deposit will be applied toward these charges.

CURLING IRONS AND EXTENSION CORDS 

  • Please unplug curling irons when not in use.  They are a fire hazard and waste energy even while plugged and turned off.
  • Please do not connect multiple extension cords as they can overheat and cause a fire.  Instead, buy the longer extension cords that are three-wire grounded terminating in a single receptacle and sized adequately to handle the load applied. We require a surge protector in conjunction with the use of an extension cord.

REDUCE CAMPUS ENERGY USAGE
Cal State L.A. is participating in LADWP’s Demand Response Pilot Program.  As a result, Facilities Services will reduce the campus energy load for a maximum of 4 hours during a period of peak demand to relieve stress on the electric grid, promote system reliability, and reduce our greenhouse gas footprint.  Please support the program by taking part in voluntary energy saving habits, such as turning off unnecessary lighting and unplugging seldom-used appliances.  If you have any questions about this program, please contact Brad Haydel, Energy and Sustainability Manager, Cal State L.A., at extension 3-5782 or brad.haydel@calstatela.edu.

SEMESTER CONVERSION
Cal State L.A. will change from quarters to semesters starting Fall 2016.  Find out how the conversion may affect your classes by going online and checking the Quarter to Semester webpage:  http://www.calstatela.edu/semesterconversion.

DON’T GET A PARKING TICKET!
Parking lot 7A gets cleaned Friday mornings from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. Please do NOT park in lot 7A at this time. You can move your car to the other side of the fence and park in lot 7. Vehicles will be cited if left in Lot 7A during this time.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • August 24 – Last day to cancel Fall 2015 Housing License Agreement without penalty
  • August 31 – September 5 - Summer Final Exams
  • September 5 –  Check Out Day for Residents NOT Assigned for Fall 2015
  • September 7, 2015  – Campus Closed in Observance of Labor Day
  • September 8 –  Transfer to Fall 2015 Assignment
  • September 24 – Fall Classes Begin

_________________________________________________________

Tue 8/11/2015 6:18 PM

Residents, please take a few minutes to read these important announcements so you are informed of what is happening in Housing.

Included in this week's email:

  • END OF SUMMER PROCEDURES
  • ORDERING SOMETHING ONLINE?  PLEASE READ!
  • AVOID EXTRA CHARGES OR LOSS OF DEPOSIT
  • APARTMENT INSPECTIONS
  • CURLING IRONS AND EXTENSION CORDS
  • GENDER NEUTRAL INCLUSIVE HOUSING
  • REDUCE CAMPUS ENERGY USAGE
  • DO YOU HAVE A SUMMER MEAL PLAN?
  • NEW RESIDENTS MOVING IN AUGUST 12
  • FALL 2015 PAYMENT FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS
  • SEMESTER CONVERSION
  • FILMING ON CAMPUS – DELAYS ENTERING PARKING LOT 7
  • DON’T GET A PARKING TICKET!
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

END OF SUMMER  PROCEDURES
The current Summer 2015 License Agreement expires on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. This means that if you have not completed a 2015-2016 License Agreement and have a confirmed space for the Fall 2015-Spring 2016, you are expected to be completely checked-out of your space on or before September 5th.

Which situation applies to you?

  • NO ROOM RESERVED FOR FALL: You must check-out properly on or before 2:00 pm, September 5, 2015 using either an RA by appointment or Express Check-out Envelope.
  • HAVE A FALL-SPRING ASSIGNMENT - You may remain in your current space, through Transfer Day.  If you are moving to a new location for fall-spring, you must be available on Transfer Day, Tuesday, September 8, 2015 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm to move to that space. Report to the Housing Services Office.

For details on procedures for moving out or staying, please visit our website under Current Residents/Move Out Information.

ORDERING SOMETHING ONLINE? PLEASE READ!
If you are ordering an item online, make sure you will be receiving it before your check-out date. The last day mail will be accepted for students not staying for the fall will be September 3, 2015.

Starting Tuesday, September 8th, all mail received for summer only residents will be returned to sender unless you submitted a Mail Forwarding Request form.

AVOID EXTRA CHARGES OR LOSS OF DEPOSIT
Please plan ahead and begin packing non-essentials well in advance of check-out weekend. After you have checked out, your apartment will be inspected for cleanliness and damage. If your apartment has been left in good condition and is free of trash, including food items inside the refrigerator and pantry, you should qualify to have your housing deposit refunded back to you. If there are any damages or excessive cleaning required, charges will be posted to your account and the deposit will be applied toward these charges.

APARTMENT INSPECTIONS
Facilities staff and a Fire Marshal will enter and inspect apartments on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 from 9 am to 2 pm.  If you have any questions, please call the Housing Services Office at (323) 343-4800.

CURLING IRONS AND EXTENSION CORDS 

  • Please unplug curling irons when not in use.  They are a fire hazard and waste energy even while plugged and turned off.
  • Please do not connect multiple extension cords as they can overheat and cause a fire.  Instead, buy the longer extension cords that are three-wire grounded terminating in a single receptacle and sized adequately to handle the load applied. We require a surge protector in conjunction with the use of an extension cord.

GENDER NEUTRAL INCLUSIVE HOUSING
We have four openings in the GNIH apartment!  GNIH is intended for students who are interested in having a safe, inclusive, comfortable and supportive community living experience for people of all gender identities and expressions. This community supports students who identify as transgender* and gender non-conforming* in choosing (or being placed with) a roommate of any gender.

GNIH gives students the option to reside with a person of a different gender or sex in order to provide a welcoming living environment. GNIH may be especially important for:

  • Students in the process of discovering their gender identity
  • Students who do not wish to identify themselves by gender
  • Gay, lesbian  bisexual or transgendered students
  • Students who feel more comfortable with a roommate of a different gender

GNIH is designed to create a safe and inclusive living environment for individuals and is not designed to accommodate romantic partnerships. If you are interested in living in the GNIH option this year, we ask that submit the attached application.  We will review each application and make the most appropriate matches possible.  If you are not selected for fall placement in GNIH we will still consider your application for any openings that occur throughout the year.

Applications are due to Rebecca Palmer at rpalmer@cslanet.calstatela.edu by Monday, August 17, 2015.  

REDUCE CAMPUS ENERGY USAGE
Cal State L.A. is participating in LADWP’s Demand Response Pilot Program.  As a result, Facilities Services will reduce the campus energy load for a maximum of 4 hours during a period of peak demand to relieve stress on the electric grid, promote system reliability, and reduce our greenhouse gas footprint.  Please support the program by taking part in voluntary energy saving habits, such as turning off unnecessary lighting and unplugging seldom-used appliances.  If you have any questions about this program, please contact Brad Haydel, Energy and Sustainability Manager, Cal State L.A., at extension 3-5782 or brad.haydel@calstatela.edu.

DO YOU HAVE A SUMMER MEAL PLAN?
If you have purchased any meals for the summer, please read the following important information carefully and contact Housing Services with any questions or concerns.

  • The Dining Commons will be closed for lunch Monday-Friday.
  • The last meal for the summer quarter will be dinner on Friday, August 14, 2015.
  • Please be sure to use all your meals by dinner on Friday, August 14th.  Any unused meals will be forfeited.
  • Don’t forget, for the summer you can use a meal to invite a friend to eat at the Dining Commons.

NEW RESIDENTS MOVING IN AUGUST 12
If there is an empty bed space in your room or an empty room in your apartment, please be sure to keep the space (bed and furniture) empty. New residents will be moving in on Wednesday, August 12th. 

If you spread out your belongings into the vacant space preventing a new resident from moving in, you will be charged and will be subject to disciplinary action. If necessary, Housing Services staff may move resident belongings in order to clear the space for newly assigned residents and you may be charged for cleaning and labor charges.

Please welcome your new housemates by doing the following:

  • Keep common areas clean.  Please vacuum the living and dining rooms, as well as the bedroom.  If there is a space that is empty in your bedroom please keep it clean, and tidy up the bathroom.
  • Make room for your housemates – if there is a space in your bedroom, make sure your belongings are not on those beds, dressers and closets.
  • Clear some space in the kitchen – in the refrigerator and cabinets.

FALL 2015 PAYMENT FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS
If you selected your space for the 2015-2016 academic year, reminder to submit your Financial Aid Award Summary as soon as possible or submit your payment right away as the payment was due August 10, 2015.  Failure to make your payment jeopardizes your housing assignment. If payment is not received, assignments will be released and you will be placed at the end of the waitlist. Please be sure to bring your payment receipt to the Housing Services Office to secure your space.

SEMESTER CONVERSION
Cal State L.A. will change from quarters to semesters starting Fall 2016.  Find out how the conversion may affect your classes by going online and checking the Quarter to Semester webpage:  http://www.calstatela.edu/semesterconversion.

FILMING ON CAMPUS – DELAYS ENTERING PARKING LOT 7
A movie company will be filming on campus on Wednesday, August 12th and will need to bring in crew cars and trailers into parking Lot 7 on Tuesday, August 11 and Wednesday, August 12th.  You may experience delays entering/exiting parking lot 7 while during this time, so please plan accordingly.   

DON’T GET A PARKING TICKET!
Parking lot 7A gets cleaned Friday mornings from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. Please do NOT park in lot 7A at this time. You can move your car to the other side of the fence and park in lot 7. Vehicles will be cited if left in Lot 7A during this time.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • August 14 – Last day of Summer Meal Plan
  • August 24 – Last day to cancel Fall 2015 Housing License Agreement without penalty
  • August 31 – September 5 - Summer Final Exams
  • September 5 –  Check Out Day for Residents NOT Assigned for Fall 2015
  • September 7, 2015  – Campus Closed in Observance of Labor Day
  • September 8 –  Transfer to Fall 2015 Assignment
  • September 24 – Fall Classes Begin

_________________________________________________________

Tue 8/4/2015 4:27 PM

Residents, please take a few minutes to read these important announcements so you are informed of what is happening in Housing.

Included in this week's email:

  • DINING COMMONS-UPDATES
  • START PREPARING FOR THE END OF SUMMER
  • AVOID ANY LAPSES IN IMPORTANT MAIL SERVICES
  • NEW RESIDENT MOVING IN AUGUST 12
  • SAFETY ALERT
  • FALL 2015 PAYMENT FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS
  • SEMESTER CONVERSION
  • DON’T GET A PARKING TICKET!
  • CAREER CENTER – SUMMER WORKSHOPS
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php)

DINING COMMONS-UPDATES
The Dining Commons is open to serve conference guests over the summer.  Residents can eat at the Dining Commons as long as it is open.  No meals have been scheduled for guests for lunch and on the weekends for the rest of August, therefor the Dining Commons will be closed for lunch Monday-Friday and on the weekend, August 8 and 9.

The last day of meals for the summer will be Friday, August 14, 2015.  The Dining Commons will re-open on Thursday, September 24, 2015, the first day of the Fall quarter.

START PREPARING FOR THE END OF SUMMER
MOVE OUT DAY IS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2015, BEFORE 2:00 PM, which is the end of your Summer License Agreement. If you do not have a space reserved for Fall 2015, you must be completely moved out by this date and time.

Plan ahead and pack early!

  • Don’t forget to notify your family, friends of your check-out date.  Remember that they may have to make arrangements to assist you in moving out.
  • As you make your travel plans, please be sure that your arrangements allow you to check-out before 2pm on Saturday, September 5, 2015.

AVOID ANY LAPSES IN IMPORTANT MAIL SERVICES
Start contacting major service providers NOW! It can take up to six weeks for cell phone companies, credit card companies, employers, banks and other institutions to process requests to change your mailing address. Take a few minutes to contact any service providers to update your mailing address. You may submit a Mail Forwarding Request form to Housing Services to have your mail forwarded for 4 weeks, allowing time for these companies to update their records with your new address. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT A CHANGE OF ADDRESS FORM TO THE POST OFFICE.

NEW RESIDENTS MOVING IN AUGUST 12
If there is an empty bed space in your room or an empty room in your apartment, please be sure to keep the space (bed and furniture) empty. New residents will be moving in on Wednesday, August 12th. 

If you spread out your belongings into the vacant space preventing a new resident from moving in, you will be charged and will be subject to disciplinary action. If necessary, Housing Services staff may move resident belongings in order to clear the space for newly assigned residents and you may be charged for cleaning and labor charges.

Please welcome your new housemates by doing the following:

  • Keep common areas clean.  Please vacuum the living and dining rooms, as well as the bedroom.  If there is a space that is empty in your bedroom please keep it clean, and tidy up the bathroom.
  • Make room for your housemates – if there is a space in your bedroom, make sure your belongings are not on those beds, dressers and closets.
  • Clear some space in the kitchen – in the refrigerator and cabinets.

SAFETY ALERT
Our main goal is to make this a safe, supportive, and enjoyable place for everyone to live. Therefore, we asking that everyone take an active role in this goal.

  • Front Doors and Sliding Glass Doors: Please make sure that your doors are closed and locked at all times.
    • The front door unlocks by moving the inside lock all the way to the right (DO NOT DO THIS- it leaves your door unlocked)
    • Always check your door locks before leaving your apartment or going to bed.
  • Windows: Many of you leave your windows open, sometimes all night long. This creates a potentially unsafe environment for you and others living in your apartment, particularly those on the first floor. Please close and lock your windows at night.
  • Personal Items: Always secure your personal items in your bedroom and lock the door when you leave. Remember that you have several housemates who may or may not be responsible in securing the apartment before they leave.
  • Sharing Apt Keys: Never, never, never loan your personal apartment key to anyone (including your roommates) under any circumstances (it is a policy violation to do so).

You play an important part in keeping you and your community safe. Please report any suspicious activities or persons to Campus Police at (323) 343-3700.

FALL 2015 PAYMENT FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS
If you selected your space for the 2015-2016 academic year, reminder to submit your Financial Aid Award Summary as soon as possible or submit your payment before August 10, 2015.  Failure to make your payment jeopardizes your housing assignment. If payment is not received, assignments will be released and you will be placed at the end of the waitlist. Please be sure to bring your payment receipt to the Housing Services Office to secure your space.

SEMESTER CONVERSION
Cal State L.A. will change from quarters to semesters starting Fall 2016.  While we are used to having ten weeks of classes, under the semester system, we will have 15 weeks for the primary terms (Fall and Spring).  Find out how the conversion may affect your classes by checking the Quarter to Semester webpage:  http://www.calstatela.edu/semesterconversion.

DON’T GET A PARKING TICKET!
Parking lot 7A gets cleaned Friday mornings from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. Please do NOT park in lot 7A at this time. You can move your car to the other side of the fence and park in lot 7. Vehicles will be cited if left in Lot 7A during this time.

CAREER CENTER – SUMMER WORKSHOPS
The Career Center will be offering summer workshops to help you find jobs on/off-campus, give you information on internships, job search strategies, resume basics and more.  All workshops will take place at the Career Center Resource Library.  Check out the summer workshop schedule.  If you have questions, please call the Career Center at (323) 343-3237.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • August 10 – First Fall Payment for Continuing Students Deadline
  • August 14 - Last day of Summer Meal Plan
  • August 24 – Last day to cancel Fall 2015 Housing License Agreement without penalty
  • August 31 – September 5 - Summer Final Exams
  • September 5 –  Check Out Day for Residents NOT Assigned for Fall 2015
  • September 7, 2015  – Campus Closed in Observance of Labor Day
  • September 8 –  Transfer to Fall 2015 Assignment
  • September 24 – Fall Classes Begin

__________________________________________________________

Tue 7/28/2015 5:25 PM

Residents, please take a few minutes to read these important announcements so you are informed of what is happening in Housing.

Included in this week's email:

  • FALL 2015 PAYMENT FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS
  • SUMMER MEAL PLAN
  • SEMESTER CONVERSION
  • DON’T GET A PARKING TICKET!
  • CAREER CENTER – SUMMER WORKSHOPS
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

FALL 2015 PAYMENT FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS
If you selected your space for the 2015-2016 academic year, reminder to submit your Financial Aid Award Summary as soon as possible or submit your payment before August 10, 2015.  Failure to make your payment jeopardizes your housing assignment. If payment is not received, assignments will be released and you will be placed at the end of the waitlist. Please be sure to bring your payment receipt to the Housing Services Office to secure your space.

SUMMER MEAL PLAN
You can still sign up for a Summer Block Meal Plan.  Since there are fewer residents in Housing during the summer, the Dining Commons will be available to summer conference guests. The demand for meal service will be catered toward these guests and there may be occasional closures or reduced hours (although breakfast has just been extended Monday-Friday from 7am to 9am). This plan provides you the flexibility to eat in the dining commons whenever they are open and as your schedule permits. You purchase ten (10) meals for $62.50 and may use them when you want throughout the summer quarter. If you eat frequently and need more meals, you may purchase another block of 10. Additional information is available on the Meal Plan webpage.  Please stop by the Housing Services Office to sign up. 

SEMESTER CONVERSION
Cal State L.A. will change from quarters to semesters starting Fall 2016.  While we are used to having ten weeks of classes, under the semester system, we will have 15 weeks for the primary terms (Fall and Spring).  Find out how the conversion may affect your classes by checking the Quarter to Semester webpage:  http://www.calstatela.edu/semesterconversion .

DON’T GET A PARKING TICKET!
Parking lot 7A gets cleaned Friday mornings from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. Please do NOT park in lot 7A at this time. You can move your car to the other side of the fence and park in lot 7. Vehicles will be cited if left in Lot 7A during this time.

CAREER CENTER – SUMMER WORKSHOPS
The Career Center will be offering summer workshops to help you find jobs on/off-campus, give you information on internships, job search strategies, resume basics and more.  All workshops will take place at the Career Center Resource Library.  Check out the summer workshop schedule.  If you have questions, please call the Career Center at (323) 343-3237.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • August 10 – First Fall Payment for Continuing Students Deadline
  • August 24 – Last day to Cancel Fall 2015 Housing Contract Without Penalty
  • August 31 – September 5 Summer Final Exams
  • September 7 Labor Day – Campus Closed

__________________________________________________________

Tue 7/21/2015 5:13 PM

Residents, please take a few minutes to read these important announcements so you are informed of what is happening in Housing.

Included in this week's email:

  • FALL 2015 PAYMENT FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS
  • SAFETY REMINDER
  • NEED A REPAIR?
  • SUMMER MEAL PLAN
  • FALL 2015 PAYMENT FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS
  • CAREER CENTER – SUMMER WORKSHOPS
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

FALL 2015 PAYMENT FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS
If you selected your space for the 2015-2016 academic year, reminder to submit your Financial Aid Award Summary as soon as possible or submit your payment before August 10, 2015.  Failure to make your payment jeopardizes your housing assignment. If payment is not received, assignments will be released and you will be placed at the end of the waitlist. Please be sure to bring your payment receipt to the Housing Services Office to secure your space.

SAFETY REMINDER
Please remember to always check and lock your patio doors and keep windows closed at night, especially those on the first floor.  Never loan your apartment keys to anyone (including your roommates) under any circumstances (it is a policy violation).  Please remember to report any problems with locks, doors or keys, immediately by filling out a work order.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call (323) 343-4800.

NEED A REPAIR?
Keep your apartment in good condition!  Help prevent minor issues from becoming larger ones - please use the work order system to request repairs.

SUMMER MEAL PLAN
You can still sign up for a Summer Block Meal Plan.  Since there are fewer residents in Housing during the summer, the Dining Commons will be available to summer conference guests. The demand for meal service will be catered toward these guests and there may be occasional closures or reduced hours (although breakfast has just been extended Monday-Friday from 7am to 9am). This plan provides you the flexibility to eat in the dining commons whenever they are open and as your schedule permits. You purchase ten (10) meals for $62.50 and may use them when you want throughout the summer quarter. If you eat frequently and need more meals, you may purchase another block of 10. Additional information is available on the Meal Plan webpage.  Please stop by the Housing Services Office to sign up. 

CAREER CENTER – SUMMER WORKSHOPS
The Career Center will be offering summer workshops to help you find jobs on/off-campus, give you information on internships, job search strategies, resume basics and more.  All workshops will take place at the Career Center Resource Library.  Check out the summer workshop schedule.  If you have questions, please call the Career Center at (323) 343-3237.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • August 10 – First Fall Payment for Continuing Students Deadline
  • August 31 – September 5 Summer Final Exams
  • September 7 Labor Day – Campus Closed

__________________________________________________________

Tue 7/14/2015 4:44 PM

Residents, please take a few minutes to read these important announcements so you are informed of what is happening in Housing.

Included in this week's email:

  • SAFETY REMINDER
  • NEED A REPAIR?
  • SUMMER MEAL PLAN
  • FALL 2015 PAYMENT FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS
  • FILMING ON THE 710 FREEWAY ON JULY 19, 2015 – ROAD CLOSURES / DETOURS / DELAYS
  • CAREER CENTER – SUMMER WORKSHOPS
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

SAFETY REMINDER
Please remember to always check and lock your patio doors and keep windows closed at night, especially those on the first floor.  Never loan your apartment keys to anyone (including your roommates) under any circumstances (it is a policy violation).  Please remember to report any problems with locks, doors or keys, immediately by filling out a work order.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call (323) 343-4800.

NEED A REPAIR?
Keep your apartment in good condition!  Help prevent minor issues from becoming larger ones - please use the work order system to request repairs.

SUMMER MEAL PLAN
You can still sign up for a Summer Block Meal Plan.  Since there are fewer residents in Housing during the summer, the Dining Commons will be available to summer conference guests. The demand for meal service will be catered toward these guests and there may be occasional closures or reduced hours (although breakfast has just been extended Monday-Friday from 7am to 9am). This plan provides you the flexibility to eat in the dining commons whenever they are open and as your schedule permits. You purchase ten (10) meals for $62.50 and may use them when you want throughout the summer quarter. If you eat frequently and need more meals, you may purchase another block of 10. Additional information is available on the Meal Plan webpage.  Please stop by the Housing Services Office to sign up. 

FALL 2015 PAYMENT FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS
If you selected your space for the 2015-2016 academic year, reminder to submit your Financial Aid Award Summary as soon as possible or submit your payment before August 10, 2015.  Failure to make your payment jeopardizes your housing assignment. If payment is not received, assignments will be released and you will be placed at the end of the waitlist. Please be sure to bring your payment receipt to the Housing Services Office to secure your space.

FILMING ON THE 710 FREEWAY ON JULY 19, 2015 – ROAD CLOSURES / DETOURS / DELAYS
A portion of parking Lot 7 will be used by a production company to house movie trailers on Sunday, July 19, 2015.  The 710 freeway will be closed for filming. You may experience delays/detours accessing parking lot 7A, so plan accordingly.

CAREER CENTER – SUMMER WORKSHOPS
The Career Center will be offering summer workshops to help you find jobs on/off-campus, give you information on internships, job search strategies, resume basics and more.  All workshops will take place at the Career Center Resource Library.  Check out the summer workshop schedule.  If you have questions, please call the Career Center at (323) 343-3237.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • August 10 – First Fall Payment for Continuing Students Deadline
  • August 31 – September 5 Summer Final Exams
  • September 7 Labor Day – Campus Closed

 

__________________________________________________________

Tue 7/7/2015 4:56 PM

Residents, please take a few minutes to read these important announcements so you are informed of what is happening in Housing.

Included in this week's email:

  • SAFETY REMINDER
  • NEED A REPAIR?
  • SUMMER MEAL PLAN
  • FALL 2015 PAYMENT FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS
  • RA ON DUTY
  • COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT) TRAINING
  • DON’T GET A PARKING TICKET!
  • CAREER CENTER – SUMMER WORKSHOPS
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

SAFETY REMINDER
Please remember to always check and lock your patio doors and keep windows closed at night, especially those on the first floor.  Never loan your apartment keys to anyone (including your roommates) under any circumstances (it is a policy violation).  Please remember to report any problems with locks, doors or keys, immediately by filling out a work order.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call (323) 343-4800.

NEED A REPAIR?
Keep your apartment in good condition!  Help prevent minor issues from becoming larger ones - please use the work order system to request repairs.

SUMMER MEAL PLAN
You can still sign up for a Summer Block Meal Plan.  Since there are fewer residents in Housing during the summer, the Dining Commons will be available to summer conference guests. The demand for meal service will be catered toward these guests and there may be occasional closures or reduced hours (although breakfast has just been extended Monday-Friday from 7am to 9am). This plan provides you the flexibility to eat in the dining commons whenever they are open and as your schedule permits. You purchase ten (10) meals for $62.50 and may use them when you want throughout the summer quarter. If you eat frequently and need more meals, you may purchase another block of 10. Additional information is available on the Meal Plan webpage.  Please stop by the Housing Services Office to sign up. 

FALL 2015 PAYMENT FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS
If you selected your space for the 2015-2016 academic year, reminder to submit your Financial Aid Award Summary as soon as possible or submit your payment before August 10, 2015.  Failure to make your payment jeopardizes your housing assignment. If payment is not received, assignments will be released and you will be placed at the end of the waitlist. Please be sure to bring your payment receipt to the Housing Services Office to secure your space.

RA ON DUTY
The Resident Assistant (RA) is on duty after hours and weekends for emergencies. To reach the RA on duty, please call 323-343-4807.

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT) TRAINING
The Department of Public Safety in partnership with the Los Angeles City Fire Department is proud to present CERT Training.  Get trained in disaster preparedness, fire suppression, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue operations and more. This training is free, but requires firm commitment to attend all 7 sessions for certification.  Spaces are limited, so sign-up right away.

Dates: July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21
Time:  9 am – 11:30 am
Sign-up:  Contact Jonathan Avalos at (323) 343-6290, javalos@cslanet.calstatela.edu
Website: www.cert-la.com

DON’T GET A PARKING TICKET!
Parking lot 7A gets cleaned Friday mornings from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. Please do NOT park in lot 7A at this time. You can move your car to the other side of the fence and park in lot 7. Vehicles will be cited if left in Lot 7A during this time.

CAREER CENTER – SUMMER WORKSHOPS
The Career Center will be offering summer workshops to help you find jobs on/off-campus, give you information on internships, job search strategies, resume basics and more.  All workshops will take place at the Career Center Resource Library.  Check out the summer workshop schedule.  If you have questions, please call the Career Center at (323) 343-3237.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • August 10 – First Fall Payment for Continuing Students Deadline
  • August 31 – September 5 Summer Final Exams
  • September 7 Labor Day – Campus Closed

__________________________________________________________

Residents, please take a few minutes to read these important announcements so you are informed of what is happening in Housing.

Included in this week's email:

  • CLOSED ON JULY 3 AND 4, 2015
  • SAFETY REMINDER
  • PHASE I LAUNDRY ROOM – HOT WATER OUT
  • IS THERE AN EMPTY SPACE IN YOUR APARTMENT?
  • SUMMER MEAL PLAN
  • PAYMENTS FOR FALL 2015
  • RA ON DUTY
  • COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT) TRAINING
  • DON’T GET A PARKING TICKET!
  • EATERIES ON CAMPUS – SUMMER HOURS OF OPERATION
  • PARKING LOT 5 CONSTRUCTION WORK
  • STUDENT HEALTH CENTER
  • IMPORTANT DATES

 Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

CLOSED ON JULY 3 AND 4, 2015
The Housing Services Office, Community Information Center (CIC) Mail Room and Dining Commons will be closed on July 3 and 4, 2015 in observance of Independence Day. If you have an emergency, you can reach the RA on-Duty at 323-343-4807.

SAFETY REMINDER
Please remember to always check and lock your patio doors and keep windows closed at night, especially those on the first floor.  Never loan your apartment keys to anyone (including your roommates) under any circumstances (it is a policy violation).  Please remember to report any problems with locks, doors or keys, immediately by filling out a work order.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call (323) 343-4800.

PHASE I LAUNDRY ROOM – HOT WATER OUT
Due to repairs, the hot water is temporarily out in the Phase I Laundry Room.  Depending on the work required, hot water may be unavailable in the laundry room for a few days.  Signs are posted in the laundry room and we will update or remove the signs after accessing this issue.  Please note that you are able to wash with cold water in the Phase I laundry room.  You are also welcomed to use any of the laundry rooms in Phase II.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

IS THERE AN EMPTY SPACE IN YOUR APARTMENT?
If there is an empty bed space in your room or an empty room in your apartment, please be sure to keep the space (bed and furniture) empty.   New residents may continue to move in during the next few weeks.  

If you spread out your belongings into the vacant space preventing a new resident from moving in, you will be charged and will be subject to disciplinary action. If necessary, Housing Services staff may move resident belongings in order to clear the space for newly assigned residents and you may be charged for cleaning and labor charges.

Please welcome your new housemates by doing the following:

  • Keep common areas clean.  Please vacuum the living and dining rooms, as well as the bedroom.  If there is a space that is empty in your bedroom please keep it clean, and tidy up the bathroom.
  • Make room for your housemates – if there is a space in your bedroom, make sure your belongings are not on those beds, dressers and closets.
  • Clear some space in the kitchen – in the refrigerator and cabinets.

SUMMER MEAL PLAN
Hungry?  Sign up for a Summer Block Meal Plan.  Since there are fewer residents in Housing during the summer, the Dining Commons will be available to summer conference guests. The demand for meal service will be catered toward these guests and there may be occasional closures or reduced hours (although breakfast has just been extended Monday-Friday from 7am to 9am). This plan provides you the flexibility to eat in the dining commons whenever they are open and as your schedule permits. You purchase ten (10) meals for $62.50 and may use them when you want throughout the summer quarter. If you eat frequently and need more meals, you may purchase another block of 10. Additional information is available on the Meal Plan webpage.  Please stop by the Housing Services Office to sign up. 

PAYMENTS FOR FALL 2015
If you selected your space for the 2015-2016 academic year, you should have already submitted your payment or your Financial Aid Award Summary.  Failure to make your payment jeopardizes your housing assignment. If payment is not received, assignments will be released and you will be placed at the end of the waitlist. Please be sure to bring your payment receipt to the Housing Services Office to secure your space.

RA ON DUTY
The Resident Assistant (RA) is on duty after hours and weekends for emergencies. To reach the RA on duty, please call 323-343-4807.

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT) TRAINING
The Department of Public Safety in partnership with the Los Angeles City Fire Department is proud to present CERT Training.  Get trained in disaster preparedness, fire suppression, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue operations and more. This training is free, but requires firm commitment to attend all 7 sessions for certification.  Spaces are limited, so sign-up right away.

Dates: July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21
Time:  9 am – 11:30 am
Sign-up:  Contact Jonathan Avalos at (323) 343-6290, javalos@cslanet.calstatela.edu
Website: www.cert-la.com

DON’T GET A PARKING TICKET!
Parking lot 7A gets cleaned Friday mornings from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. Please do NOT park in lot 7A at this time. You can move your car to the other side of the fence and park in lot 7. Vehicles will be cited if left in Lot 7A during this time.

EATERIES ON CAMPUS – SUMMER HOURS OF OPERATION
Carl’s Jr.           M-F      7 am – 7 pm
El Pollo Loco    M-F      9:30 am – 3 pm
Johny’s Kitchen M-Th   7 am – 4:30 pm
Juice It Up!       M-F      8 am – 3 pm
Kikka Sushi       M-F      7 am – 3 pm
Rice Garden      M-F      11 am – 3 pm
Sbarro’s            M-F      10 am – 3 pm
Starbucks         M-Th     7:30 am – 6 pm, Friday 7:30 am – 2 pm
University Club  M-F      11 am – 2 pm

Get information on the current ‘food trucks’ on campus here: http://foodtruckconnection.com/current-calendar/

PARKING LOT 5 CONSTRUCTION WORK
The North portion of Lot 5 will be closed for lot improvement work effective Monday, June 15 thru September 1, 2015. Access to the south section of Lot 5 will not be affected. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have questions, you can call (323) 343-5776.

STUDENT HEALTH CENTER
The Student Health Center, located on the main walkway, provides high-quality, affordable health care and health education for Cal State L.A. students.  Did you know that the Student Health Center offers the following services?
-Chiropractic services    -CPR Training
-Dental services             -Immunizations
-Massage therapy          -Optometry services
-Psychiatric services      -Victim assistance
-Counseling and psychological services
-Tuberculosis screening and counseling
-and more

Hours of Operation
M-Th 8:30 am – 5:45 pm
F 8:30 am – 12:15 pm

To make an appointment or for more information, please call the Health Center at (323) 343-3300 or visit their website: http://training.calstatela.edu/studenthealthcenter

IMPORTANT DATES

  • July 3 and 4 Housing Services, CIC, Dining Commons, Mail Room and campus closed in observance of Independence Day
  • August 31 – September 5 Summer Final Exams
  • September 7 Labor Day – Campus Closed

__________________________________________________________

Tue 6/23/2015 6:40 PM

Residents, please take a few minutes to read these important announcements so you are informed of what is happening in Housing.

Included in this week's email:

  • IS THERE AN EMPTY SPACE IN YOUR APARTMENT?
  • SUMMER MEAL PLAN
  • PAYMENTS FOR FALL 2015
  • RA ON DUTY
  • DON’T GET A PARKING TICKET!
  • EATERIES ON CAMPUS – SUMMER HOURS OF OPERATION
  • BOOKSTORE HOURS
  • PARKING LOT 5 CONSTRUCTION WORK
  • STUDENT HEALTH CENTER
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

IS THERE AN EMPTY SPACE IN YOUR APARTMENT?
If there is an empty bed space in your room or an empty room in your apartment, please be sure to keep the space (bed and furniture) empty.   New residents may continue to move in during the next few weeks.  

If you spread out your belongings into the vacant space preventing a new resident from moving in, you will be charged and will be subject to disciplinary action. If necessary, Housing Services staff may move resident belongings in order to clear the space for newly assigned residents and you may be charged for cleaning and labor charges.

Please welcome your new housemates by doing the following:

  • Keep common areas clean.  Please vacuum the living and dining rooms, as well as the bedroom.  If there is a space that is empty in your bedroom please keep it clean, and tidy up the bathroom.
  • Make room for your housemates – if there is a space in your bedroom, make sure your belongings are not on those beds, dressers and closets.
  • Clear some space in the kitchen – in the refrigerator and cabinets.

SUMMER MEAL PLAN
Hungry?  Sign up for a Summer Block Meal Plan.  Since there are fewer residents in Housing during the summer, the Dining Commons will be available to summer conference guests. The demand for meal service will be catered toward these guests and there may be occasional closures or reduced hours. This plan provides you the flexibility to eat in the dining commons whenever they are open and as your schedule permits. You purchase ten (10) meals for $62.50 and may use them when you want throughout the summer quarter. If you eat frequently and need more meals, you may purchase another block of 10. Additional information is available on the Meal Plan webpage.  Please stop by the Housing Services Office to sign up. 

PAYMENTS FOR FALL 2015
If you selected your space for the 2015-2016 academic year, you should have already submitted your payment or your Financial Aid Award Summary.  Failure to make your payment jeopardizes your housing assignment. If payment is not received, assignments will be released and you will be placed at the end of the waitlist. Please be sure to bring your payment receipt to the Housing Services Office to secure your space.

RA ON DUTY
The Resident Assistant (RA) is on duty after hours and weekends for emergencies. To reach the RA on duty, please call 323-343-4807.

DON’T GET A PARKING TICKET!
Parking lot 7A gets cleaned Friday mornings from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. Please do NOT park in lot 7A at this time. You can move your car to the other side of the fence and park in lot 7. Vehicles will be cited if left in Lot 7A during this time.

EATERIES ON CAMPUS – SUMMER HOURS OF OPERATION
Carl’s Jr.           M-F      7 am – 7 pm
El Pollo Loco    M-F      9:30 am – 3 pm
Johny’s Kitchen M-Th     7 am – 4:30 pm
Juice It Up!       M-F      8 am – 3 pm
Kikka Sushi       M-F      7 am – 3 pm
Rice Garden      M-F      11 am – 3 pm
Sbarro’s            M-F      10 am – 3 pm
Starbucks         M-Th     7:30 am – 6 pm      Friday 7:30 am – 2 pm
University Club  M-F      11 am – 2 pm

Get information on the current ‘food trucks’ on campus here: http://foodtruckconnection.com/current-calendar/

BOOKSTORE HOURS
Get your textbooks now at the bookstore. They are open Monday – Thursday 8 am – 8 pm, Friday 8 am – 2 pm, and Saturday 9 am - 2 pm.

PARKING LOT 5 CONSTRUCTION WORK
The North portion of Lot 5 will be closed for lot improvement work effective Monday, June 15 thru September 1, 2015. Access to the south section of Lot 5 will not be affected. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have questions, you can call (323) 343-5776.

STUDENT HEALTH CENTER
The Student Health Center, located on the main walkway, provides high-quality, affordable health care and health education for Cal State L.A. students.  They provide many services and are here to help.  Did you know that the Student Health Center offers the following services?
-Chiropractic services    -CPR Training
-Dental services                        -Immunizations
-Massage therapy          -Optometry services
-Psychiatric services      -Victim assistance
-Counseling and psychological services
-Tuberculosis screening and counseling
-and more

Hours of Operation
M-Th 8:30 am – 5:45 pm
F 8:30 am – 12:15 pm

To make an appointment or for more information, please call the Health Center at (323) 343-3300 or visit their website: http://training.calstatela.edu/studenthealthcenter

IMPORTANT DATES

  • July 3 Campus Closed – Independence Day Observed

__________________________________________________________

Tue 6/16/2015 5:34 PM

Residents, please take a few minutes to read these important announcements so you are informed of what is happening in Housing.

Included in this week's email:

  • TRANSFER DAY – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
  • DON’T LOSE YOUR DEPOSIT. CLEAN YOUR APARTMENT BEFORE YOU TRANSFER APARTMENTS
  • IS THERE AN EMPTY SPACE IN YOUR APARTMENT?
  • SUMMER MEAL PLAN
  • PAYMENTS FOR FALL 2015
  • RA ON DUTY
  • DONATE CLOTHING, BEDDING AND OTHER HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
  • E-WASTE BINS
  • DON’T GET A PARKING TICKET!
  • EATERIES ON CAMPUS (QUARTER BREAK)
  • PARKING LOT 5 CONSTRUCTION WORK
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

TRANSFER DAY – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
Residents that are moving to a new assignment for the summer must be available on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17TH, FROM 9:00AM-3:00PM to complete their move. Please begin packing now! Rolling container bins will be available at the Housing Services Office to assist with moving your articles. Please report to the Housing Services Office for paperwork and keys.

DON’T LOSE YOUR DEPOSIT. CLEAN YOUR APARTMENT BEFORE YOU TRANSFER APARTMENTS
Remember to clean your apartment before you transfer apartments.  This means you need to remove all items from the refrigerator and cabinets, wipe down the surfaces, vacuum, sweep and mop.  Don’t forget to throw out trash from all rooms, including the storage room. If trash is left behind and your apartment is not clean when you move-out, you will be charged. Remember vacuums are available at the CIC in Phase I.

IS THERE AN EMPTY SPACE IN YOUR APARTMENT?
If there is an empty bed space in your room or an empty room in your apartment, please be sure to keep the space (bed and furniture) empty. Current residents will be transferring to their summer spaces on Wednesday, June 17th.  New students will be moving in for the summer on Sunday, June 21st.  

If you spread out your belongings into the vacant space preventing a new resident from moving in, you will be charged and will be subject to disciplinary action. If necessary, Housing Services staff may move resident belongings in order to clear the space for newly assigned residents and you may be charged for cleaning and labor charges.

Please welcome your new housemates by doing the following:

  • Keep common areas clean.  Please vacuum the living and dining rooms, as well as the bedroom.  If there is a space that is empty in your bedroom please keep it clean, and tidy up the bathroom.
  • Make room for your housemates – if there is a space in your bedroom, make sure your belongings are not on those beds, dressers and closets.
  • Clear some space in the kitchen – in the refrigerator and cabinets.

SUMMER MEAL PLAN
Hungry?  Sign up for a Summer Block Meal Plan.  Since there are fewer residents in Housing during the summer, the Dining Commons will be available to summer conference guests. The demand for meal service will be catered toward these guests and there may be occasional closures or reduced hours. This plan provides you the flexibility to eat in the dining commons whenever they are open and as your schedule permits. You purchase ten (10) meals for $62.50 and may use them when you want throughout the summer quarter. If you eat frequently and need more meals, you may purchase another block of 10. Additional information is available on the Meal Plan webpage.  Please stop by the Housing Services Office to sign up. 

PAYMENTS FOR FALL 2015
If you selected your space for the 2015-2016 academic year, you should have already submitted your payment or your Financial Aid Award Summary.  Failure to make your payment jeopardizes your housing assignment. If payment is not received, assignments will be released and you will be placed at the end of the waitlist. Please be sure to bring your payment receipt to the Housing Services Office to secure your space.

RA ON DUTY
The Resident Assistant (RA) is on duty after hours and weekends for emergencies. To reach the RA on duty, please call 323-343-4807.

DONATE CLOTHING, BEDDING AND OTHER HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
Help the environment by recycling your old clothes, shoes, beddings, backpacks, etc. They will take these items in any condition! Please use the green and white USAgain bins that are located around Housing to deposit bags of unwanted items and reduce what you’ll have to pack at the end of the quarter. The bins will be available through Thursday, June 18th.

E-WASTE BINS
Save the planet.  Dispose of electronic waste properly.  If you have any electronics (televisions, radios, hair dryers, coffee makers, cell phones, computers…etc.) that you are throwing away, please place them in the GREEN e-waste bins located in Phase I and II.  Please do not throw any trash in the e-waste bins. The bins will be available through Wednesday, June 24th.

DON’T GET A PARKING TICKET!
Parking lot 7A gets cleaned Friday mornings from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. Please do NOT park in lot 7A at this time. You can move your car to the other side of the fence and park in lot 7. Vehicles will be cited if left in Lot 7A during this time.

EATERIES ON CAMPUS (QUARTER BREAK)
Carl’s Jr.          M-F      7 am – 3 pm
El Pollo Loco    M-F      9:30 am – 3 pm
Kikka Sushi      M-F      7 am – 3 pm
Sbarro’s           M-F      10 am – 3 pm
Starbucks        M-Th     7:30 am – 5 pm and Friday 7:30 am – 2 pm

PARKING LOT 5 CONSTRUCTION WORK
The North portion of Lot 5 will be closed for lot improvement work effective Monday, June 15 thru September 1, 2015. Access to the south section of Lot 5 will not be affected. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have questions, you can call (323) 343-5776.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • June 17 Continuing residents transfer to their Summer apartments
  • June 22 First day of Summer classes
  • July 3 Campus Closed – Independence Day Observed

__________________________________________________________

Tue 6/9/2015 6:48 PM

Residents, please take a few minutes to read these important announcements so you are informed of what is happening in Housing.

Included in this week's email:

  • BEFORE YOU CHECK-OUT
  • CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS WITH HOUSING SERVICES NOT THE POST OFFICE
  • MOVE-OUT DAY PARKING AND TRAFFIC
  • GRADUATING?  HAVE YOUR GOWN IRONED FOR YOUR CEREMONY
  • 4 DAYS LEFT IN THE QUARTER… ARE YOU READY?
  • DON’T LOSE YOUR DEPOSIT!  AVOID CLEANING CHARGES! 
  • DONATE CLOTHING, BEDDING AND OTHER HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
  • E-WASTE BINS
  • PAYMENTS FOR SUMMER 2015 OR FALL 2015
  • ORDERING SOMETHING ONLINE? PLEASE READ!
  • STAYING ON CAMPUS FOR THE SUMMER?
  • LIBRARY HOURS
  • OPEN ACCESS LAB HOURS
  • CCC FINALS WEEK
  • FREE BLUE BOOKS AND SCAN TRONS
  • EATERIES ON CAMPUS (QUARTER BREAK)
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

GOOD LUCK ON FINALS!

BEFORE YOU CHECK-OUT
The following are few things some residents forget to do before they check-out.

  • Stop by the Mail Room and verify you don’t have any packages to pick up.
  • Check your mailbox.  Any letters remaining in the mailboxes will be returned to sender.
  • Don’t forget your bike or any clothes in the laundry rooms.
  • Walk through your apartment to verify you checked all closets, cabinets, storage areas and refrigerator.
  • Don’t leave any items behind.  Any items left behind will be thrown out and you will be charged a cleaning fee.
  • Turn off any lights, AC units as well as lock all windows and doors.

CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS WITH HOUSING SERVICES NOT THE POST OFFICE
Please remember that you must provide Housing Services with your new address for forwarding mail. Do not change your address with the Post Office. It is recommended that you contact important institutions such as banks and employers directly to change your address.

MOVE-OUT DAY PARKING AND TRAFFIC

  • Students should be completely packed and ready to go before bringing vehicles in for loading. Park in Lot 7 until you are ready to move.
  • Please observe signage around Housing for designations of loading zones, closed roads and different traffic patterns. The Phase I loop will be designated as a LOADING ZONE only on Saturday, June 13th through Wednesday, June 17th. Please be extra careful driving through this area. There will be pedestrian traffic and vehicles with open doors. Drive slowly and cautiously through the loop!
  • The first row of parking on the Phase II side of Lot 7A will be designated as a loading zone to allow residents closer access to load vehicles. This area will be taped off beginning Friday. Please observe the signs and do not park in the first row on June 12th.  
  • Moving carts will be available on Saturday, June 13th and transfer day, June 17th. They will be stationed on the access road behind Building 2 and also by the basketball court.

GRADUATING? HAVE YOUR GOWN IRONED FOR YOUR CEREMONY
The Housing Services staff invites you to our 4th Annual Senior Send-Off Gown Ironing party. On Wednesday, June 10, 2015 between 12:00-4:00 pm stop by the Phase II Lounge and enjoy some punch and cupcakes while we iron the wrinkles out of your gown. We will also assist in attaching cords.

4 DAYS LEFT IN THE QUARTER… ARE YOU READY?
The end of the Spring Quarter is just around the corner, and this means the close of another great academic year at Cal State L.A.! If you are not a summer resident, this means that you must move out before Saturday, June 13, 2015, which is the end of your 2014-2015 License Agreement with Housing Services. If you did not already schedule an in-person walk-through, you need to use the Express Check-outs envelope. Please pick-up a packet at the CIC or Housing Services Office.
Prepare early:

  • By now you should have contacted friends or family members to help you move. You may be charged an improper check-out fee if you are not out by 2:00 pm on Saturday.
  • Submit the Mail Forwarding Request form to the Housing Services Office.  DO NOT CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS WITH THE POST OFFICE!
  • Start packing!
  • Avoid cleaning charges. Start cleaning and removing food from cupboards and refrigerators. Throw out trash. Remove all of your belongings.
  • Donate unwanted clothes, backpacks, shoes, sheets, blankets, etc. in the green and white bins from USAgain.

DON’T LOSE YOUR DEPOSIT!  AVOID CLEANING CHARGES!
Before you move-out, there are a few things that need to be done.

  • Move all belongings out of your apartment.
  • Empty the refrigerator, cabinets and storage area.  Remove all trash.
  • Clean the refrigerators, oven, sinks, shower/tub and toilets.
  • Vacuum, sweep and mop the floors.
  • Fill out work order for anything that needs to be repaired

Then you are ready to check-out, with an RA (by appointment) or by Express Check-out Envelope.

DONATE CLOTHING, BEDDING AND OTHER HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
Help the environment by recycling your old clothes, shoes, beddings, backpacks, etc. They will take these items in any condition! Please use the green and white USAgain bins that are located around Housing to deposit bags of unwanted items and reduce what you’ll have to pack at the end of the quarter.

E-WASTE BINS
Save the planet.  Dispose of electronic waste properly.  If you have any electronics (televisions, radios, hair dryers, coffee makers, cell phones, computers…etc.) that you are throwing away, please place them in the GREEN e-waste bins located in Phase I and II.  Please do not throw any trash in the e-waste bins.

PAYMENTS FOR SUMMER 2015 OR FALL 2015
If you selected your space for summer and/or academic year 2015-2016, you should have already submitted your payment or your Financial Aid Award Summary.  Failure to make your payment jeopardizes your housing assignment. If payment is not received, assignments will be released and you will be placed at the end of the waitlist. Please be sure to bring your payment receipt to the Housing Services Office to secure your space.

ORDERING SOMETHING ONLINE? PLEASE READ!
If you are ordering an item online, make sure you will be receiving it before your check-out date. The last day mail will be accepted for students not staying for the summer will be Wednesday, June 10, 2015.

  • The mailroom will be OPEN on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, so please be sure to collect your mail and packages before you check out.
  • Starting Monday, June 15th, all mail will be returned to sender unless you submitted a Mail Forwarding Request form.

STAYING ON CAMPUS FOR THE SUMMER?
You will receive a red notice to post on your bedroom door with your approval to remain in your current space. Residents that are moving to a new assignment for the summer must be available on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17TH, FROM 9:00AM-3:00PM to complete their move. Please report to the Housing Services Office for paperwork and keys. Residents that have been approved to stayover due to graduation or other reason, must be completely out by the agreed date and time.

LIBRARY HOURS
Finals are around the corner and you may need to study or do research for your class projects.  The library is extending their hours in preparation for finals.  Visit the library webpage to get their extended hours:  http://web.calstatela.edu/library/hours/

OPEN ACCESS LAB HOURS
Looking for a computer lab while you are on campus?  There are a few options available to you, including the Annex Link which is open 24 hours a day.  Visit the Open Access Lab webpage for additional information: http://www.calstatela.edu/its/oal/hours.php

CCC FINALS WEEK
Now through June 11, 2015
8:00 am
U-SU, Cross Cultural Centers, Room 206, 2nd floor
The CCC will have quiet hours, study spaces and study group leaders available to help you prepare for finals.  http://www.calstatelausu.org/events/sp1425513125/2015/6/4/ccc-finals-week-study-hours-and-study-assistance

FREE BLUE BOOKS AND SCAN TRONS
A.S.I. has free scantrons and bluebooks available to students.  Limited quantities.  Stop by the A.S.I. Administrative Office, U-SU Room 203 for more information.  http://www.asicsula.org/services

EATERIES ON CAMPUS (QUARTER BREAK)
Carl’s Jr.           M-F      7 am – 3 pm
El Pollo Loco    M-F      9:30 am – 3 pm
Kikka Sushi       M-F      7 am – 3 pm
Sbarro’s            M-F      10 am – 3 pm
Starbucks         M-Th     7:30 am – 5 pm             Friday 7:30 am – 2 pm

IMPORTANT DATES

  • June 13 All residents move out before 2:00 pm unless living on-campus for Summer
  • June 17 Continuing residents transfer to their Summer apartments
  • June 22 First day of Summer classes

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Tue 6/2/2015 6:06 PM

Residents, please take a few minutes to read these important announcements so you are informed of what is happening in Housing.

Included in this week's email:

  • LIBRARY HOURS
  • OPEN ACCESS LAB HOURS
  • CCC FINALS WEEK
  • FREE BLUE BOOKS AND SCAN TRONS
  • MOONLIGHT BREAKFAST
  • GRADUATING?  HAVE YOUR GOWN IRONED FOR YOUR CEREMONY
  • 11 DAYS LEFT IN THE QUARTER… ARE YOU READY?
  • DON’T LOSE YOUR DEPOSIT!  AVOID CLEANING CHARGES! 
  • DONATE CLOTHING, BEDDING AND OTHER HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
  • PAYMENTS FOR SUMMER 2015 OR FALL 2015
  • ORDERING SOMETHING ONLINE? PLEASE READ!
  • STAYING ON CAMPUS FOR THE SUMMER
  • JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN HOUSING
  • 2015-2016 GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
  • IMPORTANT DATES

 

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

LIBRARY HOURS
Finals are around the corner and you may need to study or do research for your class projects.  The library is extending their hours in preparation for finals.  Visit the library webpage to get their extended hours:  http://web.calstatela.edu/library/hours/

OPEN ACCESS LAB HOURS
Looking for a computer lab while you are on campus?  There are a few options available to you, including the Annex Link which is open 24 hours a day.  Visit the Open Access Lab webpage for additional information: http://www.calstatela.edu/its/oal/hours.php

CCC FINALS WEEK
June 4, 2015 – June 11, 2015
8:00 am
U-SU, Cross Cultural Centers, Room 206, 2nd floor
The CCC will have quiet hours, study spaces and study group leaders available to help you prepare for finals.  http://www.calstatelausu.org/events/sp1425513125/2015/6/4/ccc-finals-week-study-hours-and-study-assistance

FREE BLUE BOOKS AND SCAN TRONS
A.S.I. has free scantrons and bluebooks available to students.  Limited quantities.  Stop by the A.S.I. Administrative Office, U-SU Room 203 for more information.  http://www.asicsula.org/services

MOONLIGHT BREAKFAST
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
U-SU, Golden Eagle Ballroom, 3rd floor
Take a break from the stress of final exams with a FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST! Be sure to take your current student ID! Tickets will be available on the night of the event beginning at 7:30 pm in the U-SU Ticket Window in the 1st floor Lobby. http://www.calstatelausu.org/events/sp1425491714/2015/6/3/moonlight-breakfast

GRADUATING? HAVE YOUR GOWN IRONED FOR YOUR CEREMONY
The Housing Services staff invites you to our 4th Annual Senior Send-Off Gown Ironing party. On Wednesday, June 10, 2015 between 12:00-4:00 pm stop by the Phase II Lounge and enjoy some punch and cupcakes while we iron the wrinkles out of your gown. We will also assist in attaching cords.

11 DAYS LEFT IN THE QUARTER… ARE YOU READY?
The end of the Spring Quarter is just around the corner, and this means the close of another great academic year at Cal State L.A.! This also means that you must prepare to move out by the deadline of 2pm on Saturday, June 13, 2015, which is the end of your 2014-2015 License Agreement with Housing Services. You may move out earlier, as long as you follow the proper procedure.

Determine your check-out process: Choose a walk-through appointment with a RA or Express Check-Out. If you want an appointment with an RA, come to the CIC by June 5th to make your appointment. Appointments are limited – do not delay. If you wish to use the Express Check-out system, pick-up a packet at the CIC or main Housing Services Office.

Prepare early:

  • Look up your finals week schedule and determine the best move out date and time. Don’t forget to contact family and friends so they can request the time off from work to assist you. http://www.calstatela.edu/classschedule/pdf/spring_book/
    27FinalexamscheduleSpring2015.pdf
    .
  • Submit the Mail Forwarding Request form to the Housing Services Office.  DO NOT CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS WITH THE POST OFFICE!
  • Start packing and taking non-essential items home.
  • Avoid cleaning charges or being left to clean the apartment by yourself by scheduling a cleaning day with all your housemates.
  • Submit a Work Order online for any items that need to be repaired in your bedroom/apartment.

For more information take a look at our Move-out Information webpage http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/move_out.php or Check-Out bulletin board located in the Phase II hallway.

DON’T LOSE YOUR DEPOSIT!  AVOID CLEANING CHARGES!
Before you move-out, there are a few things that need to be done.

  • Move all belongings out of your apartment.
  • Empty the refrigerator, cabinets and storage area.  Remove all trash.
  • Clean the refrigerators, oven, sinks, shower/tub and toilets.
  • Vacuum, sweep and mop the floors.
  • Fill out work order for anything that needs to be repaired

Then you are ready to check-out, with an RA (by appointment) or by Express Check-out Envelope.

DONATE CLOTHING, BEDDING AND OTHER HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
Help the environment by recycling your old clothes, shoes, beddings, backpacks, etc. They will take these items in any condition! Please use the green and white USAgain bins that are located around Housing to deposit bags of unwanted items and reduce what you’ll have to pack at the end of the quarter.

PAYMENTS FOR SUMMER 2015 OR FALL 2015
If you selected your space for summer and/or academic year 2015-2016, you should have already submitted your payment.  Failure to make your payment jeopardizes your housing assignment. If payment is not received, assignments will be released and you will be placed at the end of the waitlist. Please be sure to bring your payment receipt to the Housing Services Office to secure your space.

ORDERING SOMETHING ONLINE? PLEASE READ!
If you are ordering an item online, make sure you will be receiving it before your check-out date. The last day mail will be accepted for students not staying for the summer will be June 9, 2015.

  • The mailroom will be closed on Saturday, June 13, 2015, so please be sure to collect your mail and packages before you check out.
  • Starting Monday, June 15th, all mail will be returned to sender unless you submitted a Mail Forwarding Request form.

STAYING ON CAMPUS FOR THE SUMMER?
You will receive a red notice to post on your bedroom door with your approval to remain in your current space. Residents that are moving to a new assignment for the summer must be available on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17TH, FROM 9:00AM-3:00PM to complete their move. Please report to the Housing Services Office for paperwork and keys. Residents that have been approved to stayover due to graduation or other reason, must be completely out by the agreed date and time.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN HOUSING

  • Housing Office Assistant (Job ID 6629)
    Looking for a job where you can gain skills that are applicable in any employment setting? Are you enthusiastic, outgoing and responsible, then apply to be a Housing Services Office Assistant. Housing Services currently has two open student assistant positions with an immediate start date.  We are interviewing this week, so turn in your application right away. Apply in Housing for this position.
  • Maintenance Assistant (Job ID 24107)
    Looking for a job that starts this quarter?  We are looking for students to assist the Facilities area with the day to day duties that include, but not limited to room inspections, light cleaning, stocking and moving inventory and supplies. Work environment requires work outdoors and climbing stairs. Some office duties such as working with spreadsheets, entering data/work orders and preparing notices for residents. Application Deadline: Friday, June 5, 2015.

Pick up an application at the Housing Services Office located in Phase II.  If you have any questions, please stop by the Housing Services Office or call (323) 343-4800.

2015-2016 GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
The Center for Student Financial Aid has launched AcademicWorks https://calstatela.academicworks.com/, an online scholarship application system. Students will now be able to submit one application and be considered for multiple scholarship opportunities. In addition, any and all documents (e.g., personal statement, letter of recommendation, and academic transcript) can be submitted online as well.

The priority application period: May 8, 2015 to June 12, 2015.  For more information, visit: http://www.calstatela.edu/financialaid/scholarships.

What are the advantages of the AcademicWorks online scholarship system?

  • It is available to prospective and current Cal State L.A. students 24/7 during the application period
  • It performs an auto-match process, which matches students with available Cal State LA "On-Campus" scholarship opportunities
  • It allows students to upload their Personal Statement/Essay electronically
  • It allows students to request a Letter of Recommendation electronically
  • It allows freshman students to upload their High School transcript electronically
  • It allows students to save the information and complete the application as time permits

If you have any questions, please contact our Scholarship Coordinator, Trisha Brewster, at TBrewster@cslanet.calstatela.edu.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • June 5 Deadline to sign up for RA to complete ACR inspection of your apartment
  • June 13 All residents move out before 2:00 pm unless living on-campus for Summer
  • June 17 Continuing residents transfer to their Summer apartments
  • June 22 First day of Summer classes

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Tue 5/26/2015 8:11 PM

Residents, please take a few minutes to read these important announcements so you are informed of what is happening in Housing.

Included in this week's email:

  • DON’T LOSE YOUR DEPOSIT!  AVOID CLEANING CHARGES!
  • PREMIUM DINNER FOR MEAL PLAN PARTICIPANTS
  • JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN HOUSING
  • 18 DAYS LEFT IN THE QUARTER… ARE YOU READY?
  • PAYMENTS FOR SUMMER 2015 OR FALL 2015
  • DEADLINE TO REQUEST A STAYOVER
  • ORDERING SOMETHING ONLINE? PLEASE READ!
  • PHASE I HOT WATER SHUTDOWN RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015
  • SPRING MADNESS RESCHEDULED TO FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015
  • GRADUATING IN JUNE?
  • 2015-2016 GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
  • BLOOD DRIVE
  • IMPORTANT DATES

Copies of the Housing Weekly Email are available online (http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news_WeeklyEmails.php).

DON’T LOSE YOUR DEPOSIT!  AVOID CLEANING CHARGES!
Before you move-out, there are a few things that need to be done.

  • Move all belongings out of your apartment.
  • Empty the refrigerator, cabinets and storage area.  Remove all trash.
  • Clean the refrigerators, oven, sinks, shower/tub and toilets.
  • Vacuum, sweep and mop the floors.
  • Fill out work order for anything that needs to be repaired

Then you are ready to check-out, with an RA (by appointment) or by Express Check-out Envelope.

PREMIUM DINNER FOR MEAL PLAN PARTICIPANTS
Thursday, May 28, 2015
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Dining Commons

Meal plan participants join us for a Premium Dinner on Thursday and enjoy rib eye steak, stuffed portabella mushrooms, baked potatoes and more.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN HOUSING

  • Housing Office Assistant (Job ID 6629)
    Looking for a job where you can gain skills that are applicable in any employment setting? Are you enthusiastic, outgoing and responsible, then apply to be a Housing Services Office Assistant. Housing Services currently has two open student assistant positions with an immediate start date.  We will be interviewing this week, so turn in your application right away. Apply in Housing for this position.
  • Maintenance Assistant (Job ID 24107)
    Looking for a job that starts this quarter?  We are looking for students to assist the Facilities area with the day to day duties that include, but not limited to room inspections, light cleaning, stocking and moving inventory and supplies. Work environment requires work outdoors and climbing stairs. Some office duties such as working with spreadsheets, entering data/work orders and preparing notices for residents. Application Deadline: Friday, June 5, 2015.

Pick up an application at the Housing Services Office located in Phase II.  If you have any questions, please stop by the Housing Services Office or call (323) 343-4800.

18 DAYS LEFT IN THE QUARTER… ARE YOU READY?
The end of the Spring Quarter is just around the corner, and this means the close of another great academic year at Cal State L.A.! This also means that you must prepare to move out BEFORE 2pm on Saturday, June 13, 2015, which is the end of your 2014-2015 License Agreement with Housing Services. Time flies and you don’t want to be preparing for check-out and finals at the same time.

Below is a list of a few things you can do now:

  • Look up your finals week schedule and determine the best move out date and time. Don’t forget to contact family and friends so they can request the time off from work. www.calstatela.edu/classschedule/pdf/spring_book/
    27FinalexamscheduleSpring2015.pdf
    .
  • Submit the Mail Forwarding Request form to the Housing Services Office. 
  • Start packing and taking non-essential items home.
  • Avoid cleaning charges or being left to clean the apartment by yourself by scheduling a cleaning day with all your housemates.
  • Submit a Work Order online for any items that need to be repaired in your bedroom/apartment.
  • Determine your check-out process: “walk through appointment with a RA” or by Express Check-Out.

For more information take a look at our Move-out Information webpage http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/move_out.php or Check-Out bulletin board located in the Phase II hallway.

PAYMENTS FOR SUMMER 2015 OR FALL 2015
If you selected your space for summer and/or academic year 2015-2016, you should have already submitted your payment.  Failure to make your payment places your selected room in jeopardy and being added to the bottom of the waitlist. Please be sure to bring your payment receipt to the Housing Services Office.

DEADLINE TO REQUEST A STAYOVER
This Friday, May 29, 2015 is the last day to submit a request to stay past the check-out deadline of Saturday, June 13, 2015 (2pm).  Click here for Stayover Request Form

  • Requests will be considered based on extenuating circumstances and residents graduating from Cal State L.A.
  • There is a charge to stay past June 13th (unless you are graduating from Cal State L.A.).
  • You must be approved to stay beyond the check-out date and time.
  • Plan early, pack early! Keep in mind that an approved extension is only through 10pm on Sunday, June 14, 2015. 

ORDERING SOMETHING ONLINE? PLEASE READ!
If you are ordering an item online, make sure you will be receiving it before your check-out date. The last day mail will be accepted for students not staying for the summer will be June 9, 2015.

  • The mailroom will be closed on Saturday, June 13, 2015, so please be sure to collect your mail and packages before you check out.
  • Starting Monday, June 15th, all mail will be returned to sender unless you submitted a Mail Forwarding Request form.

PHASE I HOT WATER SHUTDOWN RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015
In order to perform an essential repair on the main gas line in Phase I, the gas will need to be turned off. This will affect the hot water supply for the entire day. Hot water will not be available between the hours of 9am-6pm. Notices will be posted on all apartment doors in Phase I. We apologize for this inconvenience.

SPRING MADNESS - FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015
(Due to the rain, Spring Madness has been rescheduled to Friday, May 29, 2015.)
Flaunt your Cal State L.A. spirit as we embrace springtime with the WHO GOT GAME? 3 ON 3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT, while you enjoy music, food, prizes and more!  There will be giveaways and information about involvement opportunities within Associated Students, Inc. and the Residence Hall Association.  Teams can sign up at the CIC in Phase I
Friday, May 29, 2015
Who Got Game – 10:00 am - Basketball Court

Spring Madness – 12:00 pm - North Field (across from parking lot 7)
Presented by Residence Hall Association and Associated Students, Inc.

GRADUATING IN JUNE?
Congratulations! There is so much to do before the quarter ends so don’t forget to plan ahead for your check-out. If your graduation ceremony takes place on Saturday or Sunday, you may request to stay past the check-out deadline of Saturday, June 13, 2015 (2pm). Look for the online Stayover Request form. Submit your request early – you must be approved to stay beyond the check-out date and time. There is no charge to graduating students staying the extra day. Plan early, pack early! Keep in mind that an extension is only through Sunday, June 14, 2015, by 10pm. Contact the Housing Services Office with any questions. The deadline to submit the Stayover Request form is Friday, May 29, 2015.

2015-2016 GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
The Center for Student Financial Aid has launched AcademicWorks https://calstatela.academicworks.com/, an online scholarship application system. Students will now be able to submit one application and be considered for multiple scholarship opportunities. In addition, any and all documents (e.g., personal statement, letter of recommendation, and academic transcript) can be submitted online as well.

The priority application period: May 8, 2015 to June 12, 2015.  For more information, visit: http://www.calstatela.edu/financialaid/scholarships.

What are the advantages of the AcademicWorks online scholarship system?

  • It is available to prospective and current Cal State L.A. students 24/7 during the application period
  • It performs an auto-match process, which matches students with available Cal State LA "On-Campus" scholarship opportunities
  • It allows students to upload their Personal Statement/Essay electronically
  • It allows students to request a Letter of Recommendation electronically
  • It allows freshman students to upload their High School transcript electronically
  • It allows students to save the information and complete the application as time permits

If you have any questions, please contact our Scholarship Coordinator, Trisha Brewster, at TBrewster@cslanet.calstatela.edu.

BLOOD DRIVE
Did you know you can save several lives every time you donate blood?  Be someone’s hero by donating blood.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Phase II Lounge

IMPORTANT DATES

  • May 8-June 12 Academic Works (scholarship application period)
  • May 29 RHA & A.S.I. Program:  Spring Madness (New Date)
  • May 29 Deadline to submit the Stayover Request form
  • June 2 Blood Drive
  • June 13 All residents move out before 2:00 pm unless living on-campus for Summer
  • June 17 Continuing residents transfer to their Summer apartments

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Fri 5/22/2015 9:54 AM

END OF SPRING PROCEDURES

The current 2014-15 License Agreement expires on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. This means that if you have not completed a License Agreement for the Summer Quarter and have a confirmed space, you are expected to be completely checked-out of your space on or before June 13th.

Which situation applies to you?

RETURNING IN THE FALL - NO CONTRACT FOR SUMMER QUARTER: You must check-out properly on or before 2:00 pm, June 13, 2015 using either an RA by appointment or Express Check-out Envelope.

HAVE A SUMMER QUARTER ASSIGNMENT - You may remain in your current space, with one of the following additional steps:

If you have chosen to stay in the same apartment, you will be asked to complete a new Apartment Condition Report during the transfer week (June 15-19).

If you are moving to a new location for summer, you must be available on Transfer Day, Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm to move to that space. Report to the Housing Services Office.

For details on procedures for moving out or staying, please visit our website under Current Residents/Move Out Information.  
Exceptions: Students that are graduating and need an extension may request an extension. Extensions must be approved in advance. Other extenuating reasons may be considered, but not guaranteed for approval. A daily rate, based on your room type, may be assessed for reasons other than graduation. Requests received after June 1, 2015 may not be considered. Please use the online Stayover Request Form by Friday, May 29, 2015. Documentation will be required.

AVOID EXTRA CHARGES OR LOSS OF DEPOSIT:
Please plan ahead and begin packing non-essentials well in advance of check-out weekend. After you have checked out, your apartment will be inspected for cleanliness and damage. If your apartment has been left in good condition and is free of trash, including food items inside the refrigerator and pantry, you should qualify to have your housing deposit refunded back to you. If there are any damages or excessive cleaning required, charges will be posted to your account and the deposit will be applied toward these charges.

SUBMIT WORK ORDERS NOW! To avoid being charged for routine maintenance or repairs, submit an online work order. Please use the Housing Portal.  
Please feel free to contact the Housing Services Office with any questions at (323) 343-4800 or mailto:askhousing@cslanet.calstatela.edu.

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2014-2015 Annoucements

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