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Weekly Emails

Weekly Housing Emails

Weekly emails are sent to residents' CSULA 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 12/16/2014 8:12 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:

·         CHANGES TO THE STUDENT GUIDE- COURTESY KEYS (LOCK OUT POLICY)
·         WI-FI UPGRADE AND INTERRUPTION
·         DECEMBER HOUSING NEWSLETTER
·         PREPARE YOUR APARTMENT FOR NEW RESIDENTS!
·         HOLIDAY CLOSURES FOR DECEMBER
·         STAY SAFE & KEEP YOUR BELONGINGS SAFE
·         GOING AWAY FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS OR THE BREAK?
·         NOT RETURNING FOR WINTER? 
·         FINANCIAL AID – IT’S ALMOST TIME TO APPLY!
·         HIRING FOR SUMMER CONFERENCES
·         CAMPUS FOOD SERVICE OPTIONS
·         MAINTENANCE/WORK ORDERS DURING WINTER BREAK
·         IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT RECEIVING MAIL OR PACKAGES DURING THE HOLIDAYS
·         IMPORTANT DATES

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


CHANGES TO STUDENT GUIDE – COURTESY KEYS (LOCK OUT POLICY)

The lock out policy in the Housing Student Guide under section 4, titled “Courtesy Keys” has changed.  The text has been changed to include “academic year” instead of “academic quarter” in the statement referring to the number of allowed lock outs.

COURTESY KEYS

  1. As a courtesy, the Housing Services Office provides access to residents locked out of their apartment or bedroom. This courtesy, however, should be requested infrequently and not to be used instead of reporting lost keys in order to avoid charges, or because residents have loaned out their keys. More than three lock outs in an academic year may result in disciplinary action and charges (see "Keys" in the Housing Policies section). Please note that this courtesy shall not be provided to individuals trying to gain access to an apartment/bedroom to which they are not assigned.

More than 3 lockouts in an academic year may result in disciplinary action and the following charges:
Up to 3 lock outs = No charge          
4th lock out = $ 10 (includes disciplinary meeting)       
5th lock out = $ 20               
6th lock out = $ 30

WI-FI UPGRADE AND INTERRUPTION
There will be a WIFI upgrade and interruption on Wednesday, December 17th, from 10am-12pm. It will be intermittent, causing brief connection issues during that time. 

DECEMBER HOUSING NEWSLETTER
The December 2014 Housing newsletter is now available online.  Get important information if you are going home for the holidays, tips for securing your online information, find out about Cal State L.A. switching to semesters and more.

PREPARE YOUR APARTMENT FOR NEW RESIDENTS!
New residents will move in after the winter break, on January 4, 2015. Housing Facilities and Business staff may enter your apartment in order to assess readiness for an incoming resident.

If you are going away for the break, please plan ahead and help welcome your new housemate(s) by doing the following:
·         Clean common areas, including vacuuming living and dining rooms and bedroom if there is a space that is empty in your bedroom; clean and tidy up the bathroom
o    If additional cleaning is required, Housing may bring in an outside vendor to prepare/clean the apartment
·         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. Occupying an emptied bedroom space not assigned to you may result in removal of your belongings and charges for labor and cleaning.
·         Clear some space in the kitchen – in the refrigerator and cabinets.

HOLIDAY CLOSURES FOR DECEMBER
The Housing Services office, Mail Room and Community Information Center (CIC) will close for the break starting at noon on December 24, 2014.  We will resume our normal hours starting on January 2, 2015.   ***In case of an emergency or you are locked out during evening hours or the break, contact the RA On-Duty at (323) 343-4807.

STAY SAFE & KEEP YOUR BELONGINGS SAFE
Keep your doors, windows and patio doors closed/locked even when you are at home. It only takes minutes for someone to walk in and walk out with your belongings. 

Be aware of your surroundings and avoid walking alone if you can.  Add the following numbers to your cell phone contacts: Campus Police (323) 343-3700 and the RA On-Duty (323) 343-4807.

GOING AWAY FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS OR THE BREAK?

NOT RETURNING FOR WINTER? 
If you are not taking classes in Winter and Spring 2015 at Cal State L.A., you MUST complete the Request for Exception form in order to request the cancellation of your Housing License Agreement. Please submit your request immediately to the Housing Services Office. The deadline to request a cancellation was November 7, 2014. Please keep in mind that moving out without approval does not release you from the financial responsibility of your Housing License Agreement. If you are not taking classes in Winter Quarter but will take classes in Spring, please submit a request in writing in order to remain in Housing – Askhousing@cslanet.calstatela.edu.

FINANCIAL AID – IT’S ALMOST TIME TO APPLY!
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;

HIRING FOR SUMMER CONFERENCES
Housing will be hiring for late Spring and Summer quarters. More details will be announced in January. 

CAMPUS FOOD SERVICE OPTIONS - (Subject to change without notice)

Food Court:
Open December 15th-19th, from 8:00am - 3:00pm (Rice Garden, Kikka Sushi and Carl's Jr)
Closed December 22nd - January 1st
Open January 2nd, 8:00am - 3:00pm

The Bookstore will remain open December 22nd- 23rd, 9:00am-3:00pm

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.

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 during Christmas week (see schedule below). 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 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 15-23, 2014. On December 24, 2014, the mailroom will close at 12:00 pm.
During the winter break, reduced mailroom hours are as follows:
·         December 25-January 1 - CLOSED
·         Friday, January 2 - OPEN 10am-5:00pm
·         Saturday, January 3 - OPEN 10am-2pm
·         Sunday, January 4 – OPEN 10AM-2pm (additional day)

IMPORTANT DATES
·         Fridays – No parking in lot 7A from 7:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M.
·         December 24, 2014 – Housing Services office will close at 12 noon
·         December 25-January 1- Housing Services Office, Mail Room and CIC closed
·         January 2, 2015 – Housing Services office open 9 am – 5:30 pm
·         January 2, 2015 – Mail Room open 10 am – 5 pm
·         January 3 & 4, 2015 – Mail Room open 10 am – 2 pm
·         January 5, 2015 – Winter quarter classes begin
·         January 5, 2015 – First meal of Winter quarter for Meal Plan participants

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Tue 12/9/2014 6:30 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:

·         PREPARE YOUR APARTMENT FOR NEW RESIDENTS!
·         HOLIDAY CLOSURES FOR DECEMBER
·         STAY SAFE & KEEP YOUR BELONGINGS SAFE
·         GOING AWAY FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS OR THE BREAK?
·         CHECKING OUT AT THE END OF FALL QUARTER?
·         NOT RETURNING FOR WINTER? 
·         FINANCIAL AID – IT’S ALMOST TIME TO APPLY!
·         HIRING FOR SUMMER CONFERENCES
·         HOLIDAY BREAK FOOD COURT HOURS (ON CAMPUS)
·         MAINTENANCE/WORK ORDERS DURING WINTER BREAK
·         HOUSING BALANCES / CHARGES – CHECK YOUR GET ACCOUNT!
·         IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT RECEIVING MAIL OR PACKAGES DURING THE HOLIDAYS
·         EPIC TOY AND FOOD DRIVE
·         RA PROGRAM
·         IMPORTANT DATES

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

PREPARE YOUR APARTMENT FOR NEW RESIDENTS!
New residents will move in after the winter break, on January 4, 2015. Housing Facilities and Business staff may enter your apartment in order to assess readiness for an incoming resident.

If you are going away for the break, please plan ahead and help welcome your new housemate(s) by doing the following:
·         Clean common areas, including vacuuming living and dining rooms and bedroom if there is a space that is empty in your bedroom; clean and tidy up the bathroom
o    If additional cleaning is required, Housing may bring in an outside vendor to prepare/clean the apartment
·         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. Occupying an emptied bedroom space not assigned to you may result in removal of your belongings and charges for labor and cleaning.
·         Clear some space in the kitchen – in the refrigerator and cabinets.

HOLIDAY CLOSURES FOR DECEMBER
The Housing Services office, Mail Room and Community Information Center (CIC) will close for the break starting at noon on December 24, 2014.  We will resume our normal hours starting on January 2, 2015.   ***In case of an emergency or you are locked out during evening hours or the break, contact the RA On-Duty at (323) 343-4807.

STAY SAFE & KEEP YOUR BELONGINGS SAFE
Keep your doors, windows and patio doors closed/locked even when you are at home. It only takes 2 minutes for someone to walk in and walk out with your belongings. 

Be aware of your surroundings and avoid walking alone if you can.  Add the following numbers to your cell phone contacts: Campus Police (323) 343-3700 and the RA On-Duty (323) 343-4807.

GOING AWAY FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS OR THE BREAK?

CHECKING OUT AT THE END OF FALL QUARTER?
You are financially responsible for the space you live in now until June 13, 2015. If you have been approved to move out of Housing before the expiration of the 2014-15 License Agreement, you must follow proper check-out procedures. Please read the Move-out Information page and links for more information. If you have any questions, please stop by the Housing Services Office.

NOT RETURNING FOR WINTER? 
If you are not taking classes in Winter and Spring 2015 at Cal State L.A., you MUST complete the Request for Exception form in order to request the cancellation of your Housing License Agreement. Please submit your request immediately to the Housing Services Office. The deadline to request a cancellation was November 7, 2014. Please keep in mind that moving out without approval does not release you from the financial responsibility of your Housing License Agreement. If you are not taking classes in Winter Quarter but will take classes in Spring, please submit a request in writing in order to remain in Housing – Askhousing@cslanet.calstatela.edu.

FINANCIAL AID – IT’S ALMOST TIME TO APPLY!
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;

HIRING FOR SUMMER CONFERENCES
Housing will be hiring for late Spring and Summer quarters. More details will be announced in January. 

HOLIDAY BREAK FOOD COURT HOURS (ON CAMPUS)
(Subject to change without notice)

December 15th-19th, 8:00am - 3:00pm

December 22nd - January 1st, Closed
(Only the Bookstore and Starbucks will be open on the 22nd- 23rd)

January 2nd, 8:00am - 3:00pm

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.

HOUSING BALANCES / CHARGES – CHECK YOUR GET ACCOUNT!
·         Students that have an outstanding Housing balance for the Fall 2014 quarter; a hold has been placed on your account.  If you haven’t already registered, or if you need to add a class, this hold will prevent you from modifying your class schedule. Please review your GET account for outstanding balances and registration holds. It can take up to a day for any registration holds to be removed. Any questions, please come to the Housing Services office immediately and ask for Anne or Monica to discuss your outstanding balance.
·         Winter 2015 charges have been placed to your GET account as of Wednesday, November 26th. You may have received an email from the Cashier’s Office that your Winter balance is due. Please review your charges. If there are any discrepancies, please contact the Housing Services Office immediately to resolve. Please follow payment deadlines. Don’t get a HOLD or Late Fee placed on your account!
Please check the payment schedules online. 
·         Phase I/II Payment Schedules 
·         GEA Payment Schedule

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 during Christmas week (see schedule below). 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 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 15-23, 2014. On December 24, 2014, the mailroom will close at 12:00 pm.
During the winter break, reduced mailroom hours are as follows:
·         December 25-January 1 - CLOSED
·         Friday, January 2 - OPEN 10am-5:00pm
·         Saturday, January 3 - OPEN 10am-2pm
·         Sunday, January 4 – OPEN 10AM-2pm (additional day)

EPIC TOY AND FOOD DRIVE
Help provide food and toys to low-income families during the holiday season.  There is a box located in the hallway in front of the Housing Services Office for donations.  Please donate by December 14th as the box will be collected by the EPIC office on Monday, December 15th.

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.

RA PROGRAM
Take a break from studying and come out to enjoy these upcoming programs.  Have fun and meet new people.  Remember to bring your roommates with you!  Keep an eye out for flyers and banners with additional information.

1st Annual Battle of the Buildings
November 1 – December 13
Show pride for your building by donating your recyclables & canned food items to contribute to the children at Normandie Elementary and those in need at the LA Mission.  Donations can be made at the CIC.

IMPORTANT DATES
·         Fridays – No parking in lot 7A from 7:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M.
·         December 8-12, 2014 – Finals Week
·         December 13, 2014 – Residents with APPROVED cancellation requests must check out before 2:00 pm
·         December 24, 2014 – Housing Services office will close at 12 noon
·         December 25-January 1- Housing Services Office, Mail Room and CIC closed
·         January 2, 2015 – Housing Services office open 9 am – 5:30 pm
·         January 2, 2015 – Mail Room open 10 am – 5 pm
·         January 3 & 4, 2015 – Mail Room open 10 am – 2 pm
·         January 5, 2015 – Winter quarter classes begin
·         January 5, 2015 – First meal of Winter quarter for Meal Plan participants

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR FINALS!  

 

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Tue 12/2/2014 6:39 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:

·         MAINTENANCE/WORK ORDERS DURING WINTER BREAK
·         HOUSING BALANCES / CHARGES – CHECK YOUR GET ACCOUNT!
·         “GREEK NIGHT” BASKETBALL GAME
·         HOLIDAY CLOSURES FOR DECEMBER
·         GOING HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS?
·         NOT RETURNING FOR WINTER – TRANFERING OR GRADUATING?
·         IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT RECEIVING MAIL OR PACKAGES DURING HOLIDAYS
·         EPIC TOY AND FOOD DRIVE
·         RA PROGRAMS
·         IMPORTANT DATES

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

 

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.

HOUSING BALANCES / CHARGES – CHECK YOUR GET ACCOUNT!
·         Students that have an outstanding Housing balance for the Fall 2014 quarter; a hold has been placed on your account.  If you haven’t already registered, or if you need to add a class, this hold will prevent you from modifying your class schedule. Please review your GET account for outstanding balances and registration holds. It can take up to a day for any registration holds to be removed. Any questions, please come to the Housing Services office immediately and ask for Anne or Monica to discuss your outstanding balance.
·         Winter 2015 charges have been placed to your GET account as of Wednesday, November 26th. You may have received an email from the Cashier’s Office that your Winter balance is due. Please review your charges. If there are any discrepancies, please contact the Housing Services Office immediately to resolve. Please follow payment deadlines. Don’t get a HOLD or Late Fee placed on your account!

Please check the payment schedules online.

Phase I/II Payment Schedules: http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/documents/
Application%20PACKETS_nEw/Portal%20Application%20Information/
Payment%20Schedule%20Breakdowns/2014-15_AcademicYr_Ph%20I-II%20(NR).pdf


GEA Payment Schedule: http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/documents/
Application%20PACKETS_nEw/Portal%20Application%20Information/
Payment%20Schedule%20Breakdowns/2014-15_AcademicYr_GEA_(NR).pdf

“GREEK NIGHT” BASKETBALL GAME
Friday, December 5, 2014
Tip off at 5:30 pm, Game 7:30 pm
Eagle’s Nest Gym
Sororities and fraternities will be present to support our athletic teams on campus at this Greek Night event.  You are invited, so make sure you take your roommates for an evening of basketball.  There will be a halftime step-off performance, contests and giveaways.  Free admission with your student ID.

HOLIDAY CLOSURES FOR DECEMBER
·         Housing Services Office & Hours During the Winter Break
The Housing Services Office will remain open for normal business hours December 15-23, 2014. 
On December 24, 2014, the Housing Services Office will close at 12:00 pm. 
December 25-January 1 - CLOSED

·         Community Information Center (CIC)
December 25-January 1 - CLOSED
RA on Duty throughout the break and holidays: (323) 343-4807

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:

10 Safety Tips for Living in Housing
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.

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.

NOT RETURNING FOR WINTER – TRANFERING OR GRADUATING?
If you are not taking classes Winter and Spring 2015 at Cal State L.A., you MUST complete the Request for Exception form in order to request the cancellation of your Housing License Agreement.  Please submit your request immediately to the Housing Services Office. The deadline to request a cancellation was November 7, 2014.  Please keep in mind that moving out without approval does not release you from the financial responsibility of your Housing License Agreement. If you are not taking classes in Winter Quarter but will take classes in Spring, please submit a request in writing in order to remain in Housing – Askhousing@cslanet.calstatela.edu.

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 during Christmas week (see schedule below). 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 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 15-23, 2014. On December 24, 2014, the mailroom will close at 12:00 pm.
During the winter break, reduced mailroom hours are as follows:
·         December 25-January 1 - CLOSED
·         Friday, January 2 - OPEN 10am-5:00pm
·         Saturday, January 3 - OPEN 10am-2pm
·         Sunday, January 4 – OPEN 10AM-2pm (additional day)

EPIC TOY AND FOOD DRIVE
Help provide food and toys to low-income families during the holiday season.  There is a box located in the hallway in front of the Housing Services Office for donations.  Please donate by December 14th as the box will be collected by the EPIC office on Monday, December 15th.

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.

RA PROGRAMS
Take a break from studying and come out to enjoy these upcoming programs.  Have fun and meet new people.  Remember to bring your roommates with you!  Keep an eye out for flyers and banners with additional information.

1st Annual Battle of the Buildings
November 1 – December 13
Show pride for your building by donating your recyclables & canned food items to contribute to the children at Normandie Elementary and those in need at the LA Mission.  Donations can be made at the CIC.

How Do You Learn
Tuesday, December 2
8-9 pm, Phase II Lounge
What's your learning style?  Find out if you are an Auditory, Visual, or Kinesthetic learner!  Knowing how you receive and interpret information can help you to take better notes and increase the effectiveness of the way you study!

 

IMPORTANT DATES
·         Fridays – No parking in lot 7A from 7:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M.
·         December 5, 2014 – Housing fees due for Winter
·         December 8-12, 2014 – Finals Week
·         December 13, 2014 – Residents with APPROVED cancellation requests must check out before 2:00 pm
·         December 24, 2014 – Housing Services office will close at 12 noon
·         December 25-January 1- Housing Services Office, Mail Room and CIC closed
·         January 2, 2015 – Housing Services office open 9 am – 5:30 pm
·         January 2, 2015 – Mail Room open 10 am – 5 pm
·         January 3 & 4, 2015 – Mail Room open 10 am – 2 pm
·         January 5, 2015 – Winter quarter classes begin
·         January 5, 2015 – First meal of Winter quarter for Meal Plan participants

______________________________________________________________

Mon 11/24/2014 5:37 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:

·         MEAL PLAN CHANGES
·         HOLIDAY CLOSURES
·         GOING HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
·         NOT RETURNING FOR WINTER – TRANFERING OR GRADUATING
·         IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT RECEIVING MAIL OR PACKAGES DURING HOLIDAYS
·         EPIC TOY AND FOOD DRIVE
·         RA PROGRAMS
·         PROBLEMS WITH WI-FI?
·         IMPORTANT DATES

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

MEAL PLAN CHANGES
Meal Plan change requests will be accepted between November 24 – December 2, 2014.  If you would like to decrease or cancel a meal plan, please fill out the Request for Exception form.  Submitting your request is not a guarantee your meal plan will be cancelled.  You will be asked to submit supporting documentation.  If you would like to add or increase your meal plan, please stop by the Housing Services Office to fill out a Meal Plan Agreement. 

HOLIDAY CLOSURES - THANKSGIVING
·        The Housing Services Office and Mail Room will be closed on November 27-30.
·        The Dining Commons will be closed on November 27-30, 2014. No meals will be served during these dates.
·        The Community Information Center (CIC) will be closed on November 27 & 28.  (The CIC will be open November 29 & 30 from 1pm to 10 pm.)
·        To reach the RA on Duty, please call 323-343-4807.

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:
10 Safety Tips for Living in Housing
1. Make sure the door to your apartment is locked at all times. Leaving the bolt in the unlocked position is unsafe and also a violation of housing policy.
2. Keep your windows locked. Don't be so focused on locking your door that you forget to check the windows, too.
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 can let them in.
4. Be careful with your keys. Also, if you lose them, don't depend on your roommate to keep letting you in. Notify housing so you can get a new set, you have no idea who could have your old one.
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 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 so that you can call the moment you notice something is missing.
7. Be smart with your car. Don’t leave it unlocked. Check on it every so often if you don’t use it that often. Only unlock it when you are next to it not as you are walking towards it.
8. Use the campus escort service at night or travel with a friend. Friends are great and the campus escort service is very friendly. Call 323-343-3700.
9. Make sure someone knows where you are at all times. Heading to a club downtown? Going out on a date? There's no need to spill all the intimate details, but do let someone (a friend, a roommate, etc.) know where you're going and what time you expect to get back.
10. Know the phone number for Campus Police. You never know: you may need it for yourself or for something you see from far away. Calling 911 on campus will connect you with California Highway Patrol. Call Campus Police at 323-343-3700 the response time will be much faster.

ü  Remove all trash before you leave on break. Remove any perishables and open food containers; don’t leave any dirty dishes – wash before leaving – don’t come home to a pest infestation!
ü  TURN OFF ALL LIGHTS and CLOSE BLINDS. Turn OFF heat/AC. Help conserve energy and prevent overuse of AC/heating equipment.
ü  BE SAFETY AWARE! Exercise caution especially during times when the campus is closed. Always check your surroundings when walking. Keep emergency phone numbers on your cell phones:
ü  Campus Police (323/343-3700) and RA on Duty (323/343-4807).
ü  Please be advised that Housing Facilities staff will continue to work on work orders during breaks and may be entering apartments.
NOT RETURNING FOR WINTER – TRANFERING OR GRADUATING
If you will not be taking classes for the winter at Cal State L.A., you MUST complete the Request for Exception form in order to request the cancellation of your Housing License Agreement.  You must submit the Exception form immediately, the deadline was November 7, 2014.  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 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 15-23, 2014. On December 24, 2014, the mailroom will close at 12:00 pm.
During the winter break, reduced mailroom hours are as follows:
·         December 25-January 1 - CLOSED
·         Friday, January 2 - OPEN 10am-5:00pm
·         Saturday, January 3 - OPEN 10am-2pm
·         Sunday, January 4 – OPEN 10AM-2pm (additional day)

EPIC TOY AND FOOD DRIVE
Help provide food and toys to low-income families during the holiday season.  There is a box located in the hallway in front of the Housing Services Office for donations.  Please donate by December 14th as the box will be collected by the EPIC office on Monday, December 15th.

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.

RA PROGRAMS
Take a break from studying and come out to enjoy these upcoming programs.  Have fun and meet new people.  Remember to bring your roommates with you!  Keep an eye out for flyers and banners with additional information.

1st Annual Battle of the Buildings
November 1 – December 13
Show pride for your building by donating your recyclables & canned food items to contribute to the children at Normandie Elementary and those in need at the LA Mission.  Donations can be made at the CIC.

Movie Screening and Discussion: Crash
Monday, November 24th
7-10pm, Lounge
Movie night! We’re watching the movie ‘Crash,’ followed by a discussion on identity, stereotypes and discrimination.

PROBLEMS WITH WI-FI?
There may be some areas in Housing that get stronger Wi-Fi signals than others. Please note that we are currently having meetings with ITS to improve Wi-Fi in Housing this quarter. If you are currently having a problem with Wi-Fi, please visit the following ITS Wi-Fi page specifically designed for students that live on campus: http://www.calstatela.edu/its/services/network/wifi

 

IMPORTANT DATES
·         Fridays – No parking in lot 7A from 7:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M.
·         November 24, 2014 – Movie Screening and Discussion: Crash (RA Event)
·         November 24-December 2, 2014 – Meal Plan changes accepted
·         November 27-30, 2014 – Thanksgiving, Campus Closed (includes the Dining Commons)
·         December 5, 2014 – Housing fees due for Winter
·         December 8-12, 2014 – Finals Week
·         December 13, 2014 – Residents with APPROVED cancellation requests must check out before 2:00 pm
·         December 24, 2014 – Housing Services office will close at 12 noon
·         December 25-January 1- Housing Services Office, Mail Room and CIC closed
·         January 2, 2015 – Housing Services office open 9 am – 5:30 pm
·         January 2, 2015 – Mail Room open 10 am – 5 pm
·         January 3 & 4, 2015 – Mail Room open 10 am – 2 pm
·         January 5, 2015 – Winter quarter classes begin
·         January 5, 2015 – First meal of Winter quarter for Meal Plan participants

___________________________________________________________

Tue 11/18/2014 6:50 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:

·         MEAL PLAN CHANGES
·         HOLIDAY CLOSURES
·         IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT RECEIVING MAIL OR PACKAGES DURING HOLIDAYS
·         EPIC TOY AND FOOD DRIVE
·         INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK
·         RA PROGRAMS
·         PROBLEMS WITH WI-FI?
·         IMPORTANT DATES

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

MEAL PLAN CHANGES
Meal Plan change requests will be accepted between November 24 – December 2, 2014.  If you would like to decrease or cancel a meal plan, please fill out the Request for Exception form.  Submitting your request is not a guarantee your meal plan will be cancelled.  You will be asked to submit supporting documentation.  If you would like to add or increase your meal plan, please stop by the Housing Services Office to fill out a Meal Plan Agreement. 

HOLIDAY CLOSURES
Thanksgiving
·         The Housing Services Office and Mail Room will be closed on November 27-30.
·         The Dining Commons will be closed on November 27-30, 2014. No meals will be served during these dates.
·         The Community Information Center (CIC) will be closed on November 27 & 28.  (The CIC will be open November 29 & 30 from 1pm to 10 pm.)
·         To reach the RA on Duty, please call 323-343-4807.

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 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 15-23, 2014. On December 24, 2014, the mailroom will close at 12:00 pm.
During the winter break, reduced mailroom hours are as follows:
·         December 25-January 1 - CLOSED
·         Friday, January 2 - OPEN 10am-5:00pm
·         Saturday, January 3 - OPEN 10am-2pm
·         Sunday, January 4 – OPEN 10AM-2pm (additional day)

EPIC TOY AND FOOD DRIVE
Help provide food and toys to low-income families during the holiday season.  There is a box located in the hallway in front of the Housing Services Office for donations.  Please donate by December 14th as the box will be collected by the EPIC office on Monday, December 15th.

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.

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK
International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.  Stop by and enjoy some of the activities this week!

Wednesday, November 19
Stop by the main walkway for great food, music and activities!

Food Trucks
11am-5pm. 
You’ll have the opportunity to buy amazing food and desserts from famous food trucks, and listen to music from Golden Eagle Radio.

Henna Table
11am-1pm
Stop by our henna table to select a temporary henna tattoo!

Language Meet-Up
11am-1pm
Stop by our Language Meet-Up Station where you can have your name translated into a couple different languages and artistically written out for you to keep!

Thursday, November 20
1ST Annual International Cultural Night & Dinner
6-9pm / Golden Eagle Ballrooms
Enjoy a wonderful night of cultural performances and celebration. In association with ASI, Inc. and International Friends, this evening will feature an amazing 3-course seated dinner and a night of cultural performances by Cal State L.A. students. Traditional cultural attire welcomed.
Tickets:
$10 – Students
$15 – Faculty/Staff/Guest
Tickets can be purchased by phone with a Visa or MasterCard at (323) 343-4900 or in person at USU, Room 105.
Click here to download the flier/payment form.

Friday, November 21

J-1 SCHOLAR WORKSHOP
10-11am / Bio Sciences 245
The exchange of professors and research scholars promotes the exchange of ideas, research, mutual enrichment and linkages between research and academic institutions in the United States and foreign countries.

RA PROGRAMS
Take a break from studying and come out to enjoy these upcoming programs.  Have fun and meet new people.  Remember to bring your roommates with you!  Keep an eye out for flyers and banners with additional information.

1st Annual Battle of the Buildings
November 1 – December 13
Show pride for your building by donating your recyclables & canned food items to contribute to the children at Normandie Elementary and those in need at the LA Mission.  Donations can be made at the CIC.

Use it OR Lose it
Tuesday, November 18th
7:00pm-9:00pm, Lounge
Come out and join us for helpful tips and important information on maintaining and achieving a NEW physical balance! Learn about better eating habits and physical activities.
 
Taste the World
Wednesday November 19th
7-9pm, Lounge
Taste different cultural foods without having to travel! Join us in tasting cultural cuisine from around the world while learning about the cuisine’s country of origin.

Word Up!
Friday, November 21st
7:30-9pm, Lounge
Gather up for coffee and pastries while listening to your fellow colleagues present words and share pieces close to their heart. Come out and interact!

Movie Screening and Discussion: Crash
Monday, November 24th
7-10pm, Lounge
Movie night! We’re watching the movie ‘Crash,’ followed by a discussion on identity, stereotypes and discrimination.

PROBLEMS WITH WI-FI?
There may be some areas in Housing that get stronger Wi-Fi signals than others. Please note that we are currently having meetings with ITS to improve Wi-Fi in Housing this quarter. If you are currently having a problem with Wi-Fi, please visit the following ITS Wi-Fi page specifically designed for students that live on campus: http://www.calstatela.edu/its/services/network/wifi

 

IMPORTANT DATES
·         Fridays – No parking in lot 7A from 7:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M.
·         November 18, 2014 – Use it OR Lose it (RA Event)
·         November 19, 2014 – Taste the World (RA Event)
·         November 21, 2014 – Housing fees for Winter posted on GET
·         November 21, 2014 – Word Up! (RA Event)
·         November 24, 2014 – Movie Screening and Discussion: Crash (RA Event)
·         November 24-28, 2014 – Meal Plan changes accepted
·         November 27-30, 2014 – Thanksgiving, Campus Closed (includes the Dining Commons)
·         December 5, 2014 – Housing fees due for Winter
·         December 8-12, 2014 – Finals Week
·         December 13, 2014 – Residents with APPROVED cancellation requests must check out before 2:00 P.M.

____________________________________________________________

Wed 11/12/2014 5:31 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:

·         HOUSING TO HOST SPECIAL OLYMPIC ATHLETES AND COACHES IN SUMMER 2015
·         CAMPUS CLOSED ON NOVEMBER 27-30, 2014
·         RA PROGRAMS
·         NOVEMBER 2014 NEWSLETTER
·         PROBLEMS WITH WI-FI?
·         IMPORTANT DATES

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

 

HOUSING TO HOST SPECIAL OLYMPIC ATHLETES AND COACHES IN SUMMER 2015
Next summer, Cal State L.A., along with the cities of Alhambra and Monterey Park will join over 100 communities in hosting Special Olympic athletes and coaches that are coming from 177 countries.  On Friday, November 7th, there was a Press Conference in Phase II Housing to make this announcement.  You can view the press conference at the following link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kaIfOpp-2M&feature=youtu.be

CAMPUS CLOSED ON NOVEMBER 27-30, 2014
The Housing Services Office, CIC, Mail and Dining Commons will be closed November 27-30 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  If you have an emergency and need to contact the RA on Duty, please call (323) 343-4807.

RA PROGRAMS
Take a break from studying and come out to enjoy these upcoming programs.  Have fun and meet new people.  Remember to bring your roommates with you!  Keep an eye out for flyers and banners with additional information.

Salsa Dancing
Wednesday, November 12th
6:30-8:30pm, Game Room
Come out and learn to dance salsa from the Salsa Club!

Casino Night
Thursday, November 13th
7-10pm, Lounge
Come play with REAL dealers, REAL tables, FAKE money!!  Lots of great prizes will be raffled off…tickets to Disneyland, Movie tickets, CSULA Swag, and much, much more!!  You can also Win a trip to Vegas!!  The theme is HOLLYWOOD!  So dress in your Oscar Winning Best!!

Mama Didn’t Raise No Fool
Monday, November 17th
6-8pm, Lounge
Don’t miss out on important safety information!  Get tips from Public Safety/Campus Police.

You Mad Bro?
Monday, November 17th
8-9pm, Lounge
Learn how to handle conflicts better! There will be presentations, role playing and a discussion to polish your conflict management skills.
 
Use it OR Lose it
Tuesday, November 18th
7:00pm-9:00pm, Lounge
Come out and join us for helpful tips and important information on maintaining and achieving a NEW physical balance! Learn about better eating habits and physical activities.
 
Taste the World
Wednesday November 19th
7-9pm, Lounge
Taste different cultural foods without having to travel! Join us in tasting cultural cuisine from around the world while learning about the cuisine’s country of origin.

Word Up!
Friday, November 21st
7:30-9pm, Lounge
Gather up for coffee and pastries while listening to your fellow colleagues present words and share pieces close to their heart. Come out and interact!

Movie Screening and Discussion: Crash
Monday, November 24th
7-10pm, Lounge
Movie night! We’re watching the movie ‘Crash,’ followed by a discussion on identity, stereotypes and discrimination.

NOVEMBER 2014 NEWSLETTER
Do you want to see pictures taken in Housing, see a list of RA Events, learn about ITS Workshops and more?  Get the latest information in the November Housing Newsletter.

PROBLEMS WITH WI-FI?
There may be some areas in Housing that get stronger Wi-Fi signals than others. Please note that we are currently having meetings with ITS to improve Wi-Fi in Housing this quarter. If you are currently having a problem with Wi-Fi, please visit the following ITS Wi-Fi page specifically designed for students that live on campus: http://www.calstatela.edu/its/services/network/wifi

IMPORTANT DATES

If you have any questions, please let us know.

____________________________________________________________

Wed 11/5/2014 6:11 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:

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

RA PROGRAMS
Take a break from studying and come out to enjoy these upcoming programs.  Have fun and meet new people.  Remember to bring your roommates with you!  Keep an eye out for flyers and banners with additional information.

How to Get Into Med School
Monday, November 10th
5-6pm, Lounge
Are you a pre-med or pre-nursing student interested in learning more about getting into Med School? An NSS advisor will come and provide helpful information regarding Med School and the nursing program. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Salsa Dancing
Wednesday, November 12th
6:30-8:30pm, Game Room
Come out and learn to dance salsa from the Salsa Club!

Casino Night
Thursday, November 13th
7-10pm, Lounge
Come play with REAL dealers, REAL tables, FAKE money!!  Lots of great prizes will be raffled off…tickets to Disneyland, Movie tickets, CSULA Swag, and much, much more!!  You can also Win a trip to Vegas!!  The theme is HOLLYWOOD!  So dress in your Oscar Winning Best!!

Mama Didn’t Raise No Fool
Monday, November 17th
6-8pm, Lounge
Don’t miss out on important safety information!  Get tips from Public Safety/Campus Police.

You Mad Bro?
Monday, November 17th
8-9pm, Lounge
Learn how to handle conflicts better! There will be presentations, role playing and a discussion to polish your conflict management skills.
 
Use it OR Lose it
Tuesday, November 18th
7:00pm-9:00pm, Lounge
Come out and join us for helpful tips and important information on maintaining and achieving a NEW physical balance! Learn about better eating habits and physical activities.
 
Taste the World
Wednesday November 19th
7-9pm, Lounge
Taste different cultural foods without having to travel! Join us in tasting cultural cuisine from around the world while learning about the cuisine’s country of origin.

Word Up!
Friday, November 21st
7:30-9pm, Lounge
Gather up for coffee and pastries while listening to your fellow colleagues present words and share pieces close to their heart. Come out and interact!

Movie Screening and Discussion: Crash
Monday, November 24th
7-10pm, Lounge
Movie night! We’re watching the movie ‘Crash,’ followed by a discussion on identity, stereotypes and discrimination.

NOVEMBER 2014 NEWSLETTER
Do you want to see pictures taken in Housing, see a list of RA Events, learn about ITS Workshops and more?  Get the latest information in the November Housing Newsletter, which will be available online on Thursday, November 6, 2014.

MAILROOM INFORMATION
HOURS
Monday through Friday 9:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.
Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

SERVICES

PACKAGES

PROBLEMS OPENING YOUR MAILBOX

PROBLEMS WITH WI-FI?
There may be some areas in Housing that get stronger Wi-Fi signals than others. Please note that we are currently having meetings with ITS to improve Wi-Fi in Housing this quarter. If you are currently having a problem with Wi-Fi, please visit the following ITS Wi-Fi page specifically designed for students that live on campus: http://www.calstatela.edu/its/services/network/wifi

LICENSE AGREEMENT AND STUDENT GUIDE
The License Agreement is a contract between you and the University (and Housing Services) for the entire academic year, and it outlines your responsibilities as a licensee and community member. It has all of the details about the term of your license agreement (one year), what is included as part of your agreement to live here, payment agreement and obligations, how you may cancel your agreement, the services available to you, expectations for conduct, policies regarding maintenance of premises, smoking, drugs and alcohol and other restrictions, appropriate internet use and other community expectations.

Remember, reading and agreeing to the provisions in the online Housing Services License Agreement was part of the process to receive housing.

Be informed! Take a few minutes to review these two documents:

NEED TO CANCEL HOUSING FOR WINTER 2015?
The 2014-2015 Housing Services License Agreement (contract) is for an entire academic year. The Housing Services Office will accept requests to cancel Winter 2015 from October 27 through November 7, 2014. Requests will be reviewed and approval is required in order to be released from the contract. If you would like to request to cancel for the Winter 2015 quarter, please fill out the Request For Exception and submit to the Housing Services Office.

Please be aware of the policy regarding cancellations by reading Section III.C.4 of the 2014-2015 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.

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. Contact Financial Aid for any undisbursed aid.  Housing fees for Winter quarter will be posted on November 21, 2014 and payment is due by December 5, 2014.

KSU-LA • THE EAGLE (NEW RADIO STATION ON CAMPUS)
The U-SU proudly presents KSU-LA, “The Eagle,” a new online radio station for the Cal State L.A. community that brings hits from music's best decades, from the ‘60s to today’s music! From rock, to rap, to reggae, and new emerging professional and student artists, KSU-LA has got you covered, so click, listen and enjoy -The Eagle!

Station Link: http://www.calstatelausu.org/ksula
Facebook: Ksu-La The Eagle
i-phone/Android:  Download Live365 app.  Once installed, under search, type in: KSU-LA

CAMPUS CLOSED ON NOVEMBER 11 AND 27-30, 2014
The Housing Services Office, CIC, Mail and Dining Commons will be closed on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in observance of Veteran’s Day and November 27-30 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  If you have an emergency and need to contact the RA on Duty, please call (323) 343-4807.

IMPORTANT DATES

If you have any questions, please let us know.

____________________________________________________________

Tue 10/28/2014 5:46 PM

Welcome to Cal State LA Housing!!! You will be receiving weekly emails from the Housing Services Office, so please add mailto:askhousing@cslanet.calstatela.edu to your contact list. Remember to check your CSULA 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:

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

MAILROOM INFORMATION
HOURS
Monday through Friday 9:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.
Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
·         You must present your campus I.D. or California I.D. in order to pick you your package.
·         All packages and letters should be addressed with your name and mailbox number on it. If you have more than one name you must have an I.D. with that name on it.
·         Any packages and letters received without a resident’s name will not be accepted and will be returned.
SERVICES
·      All residents have access to a mailbox. All residents in the bedroom will share the same mailbox (one mailbox per bedroom.)
·      Mail is sorted into mailboxes Monday through Friday and on Saturday.
·      The Mail Room will accept packages from carriers on your behalf and notify you by placing a “Mail Pick-Up Slip” in your mailbox.
·      Mail Room is not equipped to send out mail or packages.
·      The Mail Room does not sell stamps or shipping supplies.
PACKAGES
·      Packages must be in your legal name as indicated on your I.D.
·      Packages received in the A.M. will be ready for pick up after 3:00 P.M. that same day (weekends excluded). On weekends, packages are ready for pick up after 1:00 P.M.
·      You must have a “Mail Pick-Up Slip” in order to pick up your packages.
·      All packages must be picked up within 15 days, otherwise they will be returned to sender.
·      If you leave your mailbox open, mail will not be distributed into your mailbox.
·      Packages weighing over 25lbs will not be accepted. The Mail Room is not equipped or large enough for really large packages.
·      The Mail Room is not able to send outgoing mail or packages, even returns. Please take any packages you wish to send out or return to a nearby mailing center.
PROBLEMS OPENING YOUR MAILBOX
·         Mail Room staff is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. If you are unavailable during these times and require assistance, please contact the Housing Office to schedule an appointment.
·         If your box is not working, please report it directly to the Mail Room or email us.
·         If you have any other problems or concerns, please stop by the Mail Room or email us at: HousingMailroom@cslanet.calstatela.edu.

PROBLEMS WITH WI-FI?
There may be some areas in Housing that get stronger Wi-Fi signals than others. Please note that we are currently having meetings with ITS to improve Wi-Fi in Housing this quarter. If you are currently having a problem with Wi-Fi, please visit the following ITS Wi-Fi page specifically designed for students that live on campus: http://www.calstatela.edu/its/services/network/wifi

LICENSE AGREEMENT AND STUDENT GUIDE
The License Agreement is a contract between you and the University (and Housing Services) for the entire academic year, and it outlines your responsibilities as a licensee and community member. It has all of the details about the term of your license agreement (one year), what is included as part of your agreement to live here, payment agreement and obligations, how you may cancel your agreement, the services available to you, expectations for conduct, policies regarding maintenance of premises, smoking, drugs and alcohol and other restrictions, appropriate internet use and other community expectations.

Remember, reading and agreeing to the provisions in the online Housing Services License Agreement was part of the process to receive housing.

Be informed! Take a few minutes to review these two documents:

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

NEED TO CANCEL HOUSING FOR WINTER 2015?
The 2014-2015 Housing Services License Agreement (contract) is for an entire academic year. The Housing Services Office will accept requests to cancel Winter 2015 from October 27 through November 7, 2014. Requests will be reviewed and approval is required in order to be released from the contract. If you would like to request to cancel for the Winter 2015 quarter, please fill out the Request For Exception and submit to the Housing Services Office.

Please be aware of the policy regarding cancellations by reading Section III.C.4 of the 2014-2015 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.

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. Contact Financial Aid for any undisbursed aid.  Housing fees for Winter quarter will be posted on November 21, 2014 and payment is due by December 5, 2014.

CAL STATE L.A. VS. USC - BASKETBALL GAME
SAVE THE DATE!!!
Saturday, November 8th
Bus leaves Housing at 12 Noon
$5 gets you T-shirt, ticket and transportation!
Sign up by November 3 @ PE Room 104

Show your pride and your spirit!  Let’s support our Basketball team!  If you haven’t attended a game yet, gather your roommates and sign up to cheer on our Golden Eagles Basketball team when they play against USC. 

KSU-LA • THE EAGLE (NEW RADIO STATION ON CAMPUS)
The U-SU proudly presents KSU-LA, “The Eagle,” a new online radio station for the Cal State L.A. community that brings hits from music's best decades, from the ‘60s to today’s music! From rock, to rap, to reggae, and new emerging professional and student artists, KSU-LA has got you covered, so click, listen and enjoy -The Eagle!

Station Link: http://www.calstatelausu.org/ksula
Facebook: Ksu-La The Eagle
i-phone/Android:  Download Live365 app.  Once installed, under search, type in: KSU-LA

CAMPUS CLOSED ON NOVEMBER 11 AND 27-30, 2014
The Housing Services Office, CIC, Mail and Dining Commons will be closed on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in observance of Veteran’s Day and November 27-30 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  If you have an emergency and need to contact the RA on Duty, please call (323) 343-4807.

REPORT URGENT MAINTENANCE ISSUES 
Minor repairs and maintenance issues should be reported using the online Work Order system. However, some issues should be reported immediately to the Housing Services Office. Urgent issues include: overflowing or leaking toilet, water leaks, gas odors, front door lock problems – anything that can become a larger problem or impacts your health and safety. 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, visit: housing.calstatela.edu/StarRezPortal

COMMUNITY SAFETY – SIMPLE PRECAUTIONS CAN SAFEGUARD YOUR APARTMENT!
There have been a few reports of personal items being stolen from apartments due to unlocked or open doors. Our goal is to make this a safe, supportive, and enjoyable place for everyone to live.  Therefore, we are asking that everyone take an active role in this goal.

  1. Front Doors and Sliding Glass Doors: Please make sure that your doors are closed and locked at all times.
    1. The front door can be accidentally unlocked by moving the inside lock all the way to the right (Do not ever do this- it leaves your door unlocked)
    2. Always check your door as you leave to make sure it is locked; always check your front and patio doors before going to bed.
  2. Windows: Many of you leave your windows open, sometimes all night long.  This may create a potentially unsafe environment for you and others living in your apartment.  For those of you with first floor apartments – take extra precaution - close and lock your windows at night. (This includes bathroom windows in Phase I)
  3. Personal Items: Always secure your personal items in your bedroom and lock the door when you leave and at night when sleeping.  Remember that you have several housemates who may or may not be securing the apartment before they leave.
  4. 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).
  5. Work Order/Repairs: Immediately notify the office and enter a work order for any window or door lock malfunctions.

If you have any particular 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.

WE NEED YOUR COOPERATION-HELP KEEP BUGS OUT OF YOUR APARTMENT!
Please help us prevent bugs from coming into your apartments by:

 If you have any questions, please stop by the Housing Services Office.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
The 2014 - 2015 Cal State L.A. Undergraduate and Graduate Alumni Association Scholarships applications are now available!  The Alumni Association will award undergraduate and graduate student scholarships in the amount of $1,000 per student.  Applications can be found on the Association’s website at http://alumni.calstatela.edu/student_programs/scholarship.htm and must be submitted by November 13, 2014 to the Alumni Center (University-Student Union, Room 102) by 5:00 p.m.  The scholarships will be awarded on February 17, 2015. 

MEAL PLAN INFORMATION.
The Dining Commons will be closed on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in observance of Veteran’s Day and November 27-30, 2014 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

You may add a meal plan at any time by visiting the Housing Services Office. No additional changes will be allowed during the Fall Quarter, unless you need to increase the meal plan. If you wish to change your meal plan for Winter Quarter, you may do so during the last two weeks of the Fall Quarter. 

Please visit the Meal Plan web page for hours and location of meals. 
http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/mealplan.php

DON’T GET A PARKING TICKET
Parking lot 7A gets cleaned Friday mornings from 7:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. 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.

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 forget to save this number on your cell phone.

STAY INFORMED
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

IMPORTANT DATES

____________________________________________________________

Tue 10/21/2014 6:53 PM

Welcome to Cal State LA Housing!!! You will be receiving weekly emails from the Housing Services Office, so please add mailto:askhousing@cslanet.calstatela.edu to your contact list. Remember to check your CSULA 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 16, 2014
·         WIRELESS LAUNDRY FACILITIES
·         NEED TO CANCEL HOUSING FOR WINTER 2015?
·         GENDER NEUTRAL INCLUSIVE HOUSING-NEW OPENING
·         OUTSTANDING BALANCES
·         CAL STATE L.A. VS. USC - BASKETBALL GAME
·         CAMPUS CLOSED ON NOVEMBER 11, 2014
·         TUBERCULOSIS REQUIREMENT UPDATE
·         FOODSERVICE FOCUS GROUP
·         REPORT URGENT MAINTENANCE ISSUES
·         COMMUNITY SAFETY
·         WE NEED YOUR COOPERATION–HELP KEEP THE BUGS OUT OF YOUR APARTMENT!
·         SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
·         MEAL PLAN INFORMATION
·         NEW RESIDENTS ARE STILL MOVING IN! PROVIDE SPACE FOR NEW HOUSEMATES.
·         DON’T GET A PARKING TICKET!
·         RA ON DUTY
·         STAY INFORMED
·         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 16, 2014
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 do 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/

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

NEED TO CANCEL HOUSING FOR WINTER 2015?
The 2014-2015 Housing Services License Agreement (contract) is for an entire academic year. The Housing Services Office will accept requests to cancel Winter 2015 from October 27 through November 7, 2014. Requests will be reviewed and approval is required in order to be released from the contract. If you would like to request to cancel for the Winter 2015 quarter, please fill out the Request For Exception and submit to the Housing Services Office.

Please be aware of the policy regarding cancellations by reading Section III.C.4 of the 2014-2015 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.

GENDER NEUTRAL INCLUSIVE HOUSING-NEW OPENING
We have one opening in the GNIH apartment!  If you are still interested, please apply by Monday October 27th at 5pm.

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.

Applications are due to Rebecca Palmer at rpalmer@cslanet.calstatela.edu by October 27, 2014.   If your application is accepted, you will be notified no later than Friday October 31, 2014.

National Center for Transgender Equality http://transequality.org and Basic Rights Oregon, http://www.basicrights.org/uncategorized/trans-101-cisgender/

Stop by the Housing Services Office if you have questions.

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. Contact Financial Aid for any undisbursed aid.

CAL STATE L.A. VS. USC - BASKETBALL GAME
SAVE THE DATE!!!
Saturday, November 8th
Bus leaves Housing at 12 Noon
$5 gets you T-shirt, ticket and transportation!
Sign up by November 3 @ PE Room 104

Show your pride and your spirit!  Let’s support our Basketball team!  If you haven’t attended a game yet, gather your roommates and sign up to cheer on our Golden Eagles Basketball team when they play against USC. 

CAMPUS CLOSED ON NOVEMBER 11, 2014
The Housing Services Office, CIC, Mail and Dining Rooms will be closed on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in observance of Veteran’s Day.  If you have an emergency and need to contact the RA on Duty, please call (323) 343-4807.

TUBERCULOSIS REQUIREMENT UPDATE
We are currently going through our files to see if you have turned in a TB form.  If you have not, you might have already received (or will receive) an email from us asking you to fill out a TB questionnaire to determine if you will need visit the Health Center for a test.  If you do not turn in a TB form or TB questionnaire, you may lose your space in Housing. Please do not procrastinate.  Stop by the Housing Services Office if you have questions.
TB Form: http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/documents/form/TB_Form.pdf
TB Questionnaire:  http://www.calstatelausu.org/events/fa1410885764/2014/10/24/cal-state-la-gives-back-a-day-of-community-service

FOODSERVICE FOCUS GROUP
If you are a resident that is currently NOT on a meal plan, we are looking for 8-10 individuals to participate in focus group interviews to help enhance food service on campus and in housing. Interviews will take place on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11:00-12:00pm.  For more information, please check your Cal State L.A. email. For those of you on a meal plan, other opportunities will follow.

REPORT URGENT MAINTENANCE ISSUES 
Minor repairs and maintenance issues should be reported using the online Work Order system. However, some issues should be reported immediately to the Housing Services Office. Urgent issues include: overflowing or leaking toilet, water leaks, gas odors, front door lock problems – anything that can become a larger problem or impacts your health and safety. 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, visit: housing.calstatela.edu/StarRezPortal

COMMUNITY SAFETY
There have been a few reports of personal items being stolen from within an apartment due to doors left open or unlocked. Our main goal is to make this a safe, supportive, and enjoyable place for everyone to live.  Therefore, we are asking that everyone take an active role in this goal.

  1. Front Doors and Sliding Glass Doors: Please make sure that your doors are closed and locked at all times.
    1. The front door can be left unlocked by moving the inside lock all the way to the right (Do not ever do this- it leaves your door unlocked)
    2. Always check your door locks before leaving your apartment or going to bed.
  2. Windows: Many of you are leaving your windows open, sometimes all night long.  We are worried that you are creating a potentially unsafe environment for you and others living in your apartment when you do so.  Particularly those on the first floor- close and lock your windows at night. (This includes bathroom windows in Phase I)
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. Work Order/Repairs: Immediately notify the office and enter a work order for any window or door lock malfunctions.

If you have any particular 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.

WE NEED YOUR COOPERATION-HELP KEEP BUGS OUT OF YOUR APARTMENT!
Please help us prevent bugs from coming into your apartments by:
·         Sealing food in zip lock bags
·         Using a trash bag in your trash bin
·         Not leaving food out in the open
·         Disposing of trash on a regular basis and not letting it get too full
·         Cleaning counters and floors
 
If you have any questions, please stop by the Housing Services Office.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
The 2014 - 2015 Cal State L.A. Undergraduate and Graduate Alumni Association Scholarships applications are now available!  The Alumni Association will award undergraduate and graduate student scholarships in the amount of $1,000 per student.  Applications can be found on the Association’s website at http://alumni.calstatela.edu/student_programs/scholarship.htm and must be submitted by November 13, 2014 to the Alumni Center (University-Student Union, Room 102) by 5:00 p.m.  The scholarships will be awarded on February 17, 2015. 

MEAL PLAN INFORMATION.
The Dining Commons will be closed on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in observance of Veteran’s Day and will re-open on Wednesday.

You may add a meal plan at any time by visiting the Housing Services Office. No additional changes will be allowed during the Fall Quarter, unless you need to increase the meal plan. If you wish to change your meal plan for Winter Quarter, you may do so during the last two weeks of the Fall Quarter. 

Please visit the Meal Plan web page for hours and location of meals. 
http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/mealplan.php

NEW RESIDENTS ARE STILL MOVING IN! PROVIDE SPACE FOR NEW HOUSEMATES.
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) clear of your belongings. New residents will continue to move in while spaces are still available.

If you occupy the vacant space and prevent a new resident from moving in, you will be charged and subject to disciplinary action. If necessary, Housing Services staff may move your belongings in order to clear the space for an incoming resident and you may be charged for cleaning and labor charges.

Please welcome your new housemates by doing the following:

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.

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.

STAY INFORMED
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

IMPORTANT DATES

If you have any questions, please let us know.

____________________________________________________________

Tue 10/14/2014 5:42 PM

Welcome to Cal State LA Housing!!! You will be receiving weekly emails from the Housing Services Office, so please add mailto:askhousing@cslanet.calstatela.edu to your contact list. Remember to check your CSULA 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:

·         NEED TO CANCEL HOUSING FOR WINTER 2015?
·         ROOM CHANGE REQUEST
·         TUBERCULOSIS REQUIREMENT UPDATE
·         FOODSERVICE FOCUS GROUP
·         CAL STATE L.A. GIVES BACK! A DAY OF COMMUNITY SERVICE.
·         REPORT URGENT MAINTENANCE ISSUES
·         COMMUNITY SAFETY
·         WE NEED YOUR COOPERATION
·         SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
·         HUNGRY? YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP FOR A MEAL PLAN.
·         DO NOT SPREAD OUT.  NEW RESIDENTS ARE STILL MOVING IN!
·         DON’T GET CITED!
·         COMMUNITY INFORMATION CENTER (CIC)
·         STAY INFORMED
·         IMPORTANT DATES

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

NEED TO CANCEL HOUSING FOR WINTER 2015?
The 2014-2015 Housing Services License Agreement (contract) is for an entire academic year. The Housing Services Office will accept requests to cancel Winter 2015 from October 27 through November 7, 2014. Requests will be reviewed and approval is required in order to be released from the contract.

Please be aware of the policy regarding cancellations by reading Section III.C.4 of the 2014-2015 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.

ROOM CHANGE REQUEST
Interested in changing rooms, changing apartments or swapping rooms to another community?  Submit a Room Change Request online.  Residents interested in changing rooms may submit their Room Change Request online now through 9:00 am on Wednesday, October 15th.  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.

1.     Submit your Room Change Request online before 9am on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 to be considered.
2.     Your request will be reviewed and you will receive an email at your Cal State L.A. email.
3.     If approved, you will pick up the keys to your new room Friday, October 17, 2014 and will need to complete your move by 5:00 PM on Friday, October 17, 2014.

To request a room change please use this online form before 9:00 am, Wednesday, October 15, 2014: http://survey.calstatela.edu/Checkbox/Room-Change-Request.aspx

TUBERCULOSIS REQUIREMENT UPDATE
We are currently going through our files to see if you have turned in a TB form.  If you have not, you might have already received (or will receive) an email from us asking you to fill out a TB questionnaire to determine if you will need visit the Health Center for a test.  If you do not turn in a TB form or TB questionnaire, you may lose your space in Housing. Please do not procrastinate.  Stop by the Housing Services Office if you have questions.
TB Form: http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/documents/form/TB_Form.pdf
TB Questionnaire:  http://www.calstatelausu.org/events/fa1410885764/2014/10/24/cal-state-la-gives-back-a-day-of-community-service

FOODSERVICE FOCUS GROUP
In an effort to enhance dining in Housing, we are inviting 8-10 residents to be included as part of our focus group interviews on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11:00-12:00pm. (This is for residents NOT currently on the meal plan)
Please check your Cal State L.A. email for details.

CAL STATE L.A. GIVES BACK!  A DAY OF COMMUNITY SERVICE.
Friday, October 24
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Join students, faculty and staff for a day of community service!  All Golden Eagles are invited to come together to serve our community. Spaces are still available, so sign up with a friend or two and secure your spot(s) today. Transportation is provided. Sign-up in the Center for Student Involvement, U-SU, Room 204 by October 17.  Visit this link for more information: http://www.calstatelausu.org/events/fa1410885764/2014/10/24/cal-state-la-gives-back-a-day-of-community-service

REPORT URGENT MAINTENANCE ISSUES 
Minor repairs and maintenance issues should be reported using the online Work Order system. However, some issues should be reported immediately to the Housing Services Office. Urgent issues include: overflowing or leaking toilet, water leaks, gas odors, front door lock problems – anything that can become a larger problem or impacts your health and safety. 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, visit: housing.calstatela.edu/StarRezPortal

COMMUNITY SAFETY
There have been a few reports of personal items being stolen from within an apartment due to doors left open or unlocked. Our main goal is to make this a safe, supportive, and enjoyable place for everyone to live.  Therefore, we are asking that everyone take an active role in this goal.

  1. Front Doors and Sliding Glass Doors: Please make sure that your doors are closed and locked at all times.
    1. The front door can be left unlocked by moving the inside lock all the way to the right (Do not ever do this- it leaves your door unlocked)
    2. Always check your door locks before leaving your apartment or going to bed.
  2. Windows: Many of you are leaving your windows open, sometimes all night long.  We are worried that you are creating a potentially unsafe environment for you and others living in your apartment when you do so.  Particularly those on the first floor- close and lock your windows at night. (This includes bathroom windows in Phase I)
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. Work Order/Repairs: Immediately notify the office and enter a work order for any window or door lock malfunctions.

If you have any particular 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.

WE NEED YOUR COOPERATION
Please help us prevent bugs from coming into your apartments by:
·         Sealing food in zip lock bags
·         Using a trash bag in your trash bin
·         Not leaving food out in the open
·         Disposing of trash on a regular basis and not letting it get too full
·         Cleaning counters and floors
 
If you have any questions, please stop by the Housing Services Office.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
The 2014 - 2015 Cal State L.A. Undergraduate and Graduate Alumni Association Scholarships applications are now available!  The Alumni Association will award undergraduate and graduate student scholarships in the amount of $1,000 per student.  Applications can be found on the Association’s website at http://alumni.calstatela.edu/student_programs/scholarship.htm and must be submitted by November 13, 2014 to the Alumni Center (University-Student Union, Room 102) by 5:00 p.m.  The scholarships will be awarded on February 17, 2015. 

HUNGRY?  YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP FOR A MEAL PLAN.
You may add a meal plan at any time by visiting the Housing Services Office. No additional changes will be allowed during the Fall Quarter, unless you need to increase the meal plan. If you wish to change your meal plan for Winter Quarter, you may do so during the last two weeks of the Fall Quarter. 

Please visit the Meal Plan web page for hours and location of meals. 
http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/mealplan.php

DO NOT SPREAD OUT.  NEW RESIDENTS ARE STILL MOVING IN!
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 continue to move in while spaces are still available.

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:

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.

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

STAY INFORMED
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

IMPORTANT DATES

If you have any questions, please let us know.

____________________________________________________________

Tue 10/7/2014 6:35 PM

Welcome to Cal State LA Housing!!! You will be receiving weekly emails from the Housing Services Office, so please add mailto:askhousing@cslanet.calstatela.edu to your contact list. Remember to check your CSULA 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:

·         ROOM CHANGE REQUEST
·         COACHING CORPS
·         COLLEGESPRING MENTORS
·         REPORT URGENT MAINTENANCE ISSUES
·         COMMUNITY SAFETY
·         WE NEED YOUR COOPERATION
·         SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
·         FALL 2014 HOUSING CHARGES
·         MEAL PLANS
·         RA ON DUTY
·         RA PROGRAMS
·         NEW RESIDENTS ARE STILL MOVING IN!
·         HOUSING NEWSLETTER
·         TUBERCULOSIS REQUIREMENT
·         NO PARKING IN LOT 7A ON FRIDAY MORNINGS – LOT CLEANING
·         COMMUNITY INFORMATION CENTER (CIC)
·         STAY INFORMED
·         IMPORTANT DATES

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

ROOM CHANGE REQUEST
Interested in changing rooms, changing apartments or swapping rooms to another community?  Submit a Room Change Request online.  Residents interested in changing rooms may submit their Room Change Request online starting Friday, October 10th through 9:00 am on Wednesday, October 15th.  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.

1.     Submit your Room Change Request online before 9am on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 to be considered.
2.     Your request will be reviewed and you will receive an email at your Cal State L.A. email.
3.     If approved, you will pick up the keys to your new room Friday, October 17, 2014 and will need to complete your move by 5:00 PM on Friday, October 17, 2014.

To request a room change please use this online form starting Friday, October 10, 2014 (link will not be activated until then): http://survey.calstatela.edu/Checkbox/Room-Change-Request.aspx

COACHING CORPS
Change The World: One team at a time.

Remember what sports did for you as a kid? Did you have a coach or special mentor that helped you get to where you are today? Well, you can be that special person for kids in your local community.

Volunteer to Coach today! Sign up at www.coachingcorps.org

COLLEGESPRING MENTORS
CollegeSpring is hiring mentors to tutor high school students in SAT Writing, Critical Reading and Math.  Pay is $10/hour.  Deadline to apply (L.A. region) is Friday, October 10th.  Get more information here: http://collegespring.org/join-our-team/apply-to-mentor/

REPORT URGENT MAINTENANCE ISSUES 
Minor repairs and maintenance issues should be reported using the online Work Order system. However, some issues should be reported immediately to the Housing Services Office. Urgent issues include: overflowing or leaking toilet, water leaks, gas odors, front door lock problems – anything that can become a larger problem or impacts your health and safety. 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, visit: housing.calstatela.edu/StarRezPortal

COMMUNITY SAFETY
There have been a few reports of personal items being stolen from within an apartment due to doors left open or unlocked. Our main goal is to make this a safe, supportive, and enjoyable place for everyone to live.  Therefore, we are asking that everyone take an active role in this goal.

  1. Front Doors and Sliding Glass Doors: Please make sure that your doors are closed and locked at all times.
    1. The front door can be left unlocked by moving the inside lock all the way to the right (Do not ever do this- it leaves your door unlocked)
    2. Always check your door locks before leaving your apartment or going to bed.
  2. Windows: Many of you are leaving your windows open, sometimes all night long.  We are worried that you are creating a potentially unsafe environment for you and others living in your apartment when you do so.  Particularly those on the first floor- close and lock your windows at night. (This includes bathroom windows in Phase I)
  3. 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.
  4. 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)
  5. Work Order/Repairs: Immediately notify the office and enter a work order for any window or door lock malfunctions.

If you have any particular 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.

WE NEED YOUR COOPERATION
Please help us prevent bugs from coming into your apartments by:
·         Sealing food in zip lock bags
·         Using a trash bag in your trash bin
·         Not leaving food out in the open
·         Disposing of trash on a regular basis and not letting it get too full
·         Cleaning counters and floors
 
If you have any questions, please stop by the Housing Services Office.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
The 2014 - 2015 Cal State L.A. Undergraduate and Graduate Alumni Association Scholarships applications are now available!  The Alumni Association will award undergraduate and graduate student scholarships in the amount of $1,000 per student.  Applications can be found on the Association’s website at http://alumni.calstatela.edu/student_programs/scholarship.htm and must be submitted by November 13, 2014 to the Alumni Center (University-Student Union, Room 102) by 5:00 p.m.  The scholarships will be awarded on February 17, 2015. 

FALL 2014 HOUSING CHARGES
If You Were Recently Taken Off The Waiting List:
If you were recently taken off the waiting list, moved in and charges have not been posted to your account, please be expecting charges to be posted by the end of this week.  Some of you may have received your Financial Aid Disbursement, please do not spend your aid, as you will be held responsible to pay your balance not covered by Financial Aid.  If you currently have a balance (deadline was October 3rd), you will incur a $20 late fee. 

All Residents:
Please check your GET account to verify Fall 2014 Housing charges have been posted and/or payments have been applied. If you anticipate receiving Financial Aid, 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 Friday, October 3rd. 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.

MEAL PLANS
Please visit the Meal Plan web page for hours and location of meals. http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/mealplan.php

You may add a meal plan at any time by visiting the Housing Services Office. No additional changes will be allowed during the Fall Quarter, unless you need to increase the meal plan. If you wish to change your meal plan for Winter Quarter, you may do so during the last two weeks of the Fall Quarter.

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.

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.

NEW RESIDENTS ARE STILL MOVING IN!
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 continue to move in while spaces are still available.

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:

HOUSING NEWSLETTER
Check out the latest information in the Housing Newsletter.  Meet the Resident Assistants and Residence Hall Association members, find out important information on Student Resources, Room Change Requests, Housing Policies, Facility Improvements, Resident Services and more.  Get details here: http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news.php#Newsletters   

TUBERCULOSIS REQUIREMENT
The University requires all residents to submit a Tuberculosis (TB) form annually. If you have not turned one in, you must complete a TB questionnaire immediately. If you are not approved by the Health Center, you may lose your space in Housing. Please do not procrastinate.  Stop by the Housing Services Office if you have questions.
Form: http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/documents/form/TB_Form.pdf

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.

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

STAY INFORMED
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

IMPORTANT DATES

____________________________________________________________

Tue 9/30/2014 5:29 PM

Welcome to Cal State LA Housing!!! You will be receiving weekly emails from the Housing Services Office, so please add mailto:askhousing@cslanet.calstatela.edu to your contact list. Remember to check your CSULA 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:

·         REPORT URGENT MAINTENANCE ISSUES
·         COMMUNITY SAFETY
·         WE NEED YOUR COOPERATION
·         SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
·         ROOM CHANGE REQUEST
·         FALL 2014 HOUSING CHARGES
·         MEAL PLANS
·         RA ON DUTY
·         RA PROGRAMS
·         NEW RESIDENTS ARE STILL MOVING IN!
·         HOUSING NEWSLETTER
·         TUBERCULOSIS REQUIREMENT
·         NO PARKING IN LOT 7A ON FRIDAY MORNINGS – LOT CLEANING
·         COMMUNITY INFORMATION CENTER (CIC)
·         STAY INFORMED
·         FALL FOOD COURT HOURS
·         IMPORTANT DATES

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

REPORT URGENT MAINTENANCE ISSUES 
Minor repairs and maintenance issues should be reported using the online Work Order system. However, some issues should be reported immediately to the Housing Office. Urgent issues include: overflowing or leaking toilet, water leaks, gas odors, front door lock problems – anything that can become a larger problem or impacts your health and safety. 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, visit: housing.calstatela.edu/StarRezPortal

COMMUNITY SAFETY
There have been a few reports of personal items being stolen from within an apartment due to doors left open or unlocked. Our main goal is to make this a safe, supportive, and enjoyable place for everyone to live.  Therefore, we are asking that everyone take an active role in this goal.

  1. Front Doors and Sliding Glass Doors: Please make sure that your doors are closed and locked at all times.
    1. The front door can be left unlocked by moving the inside lock all the way to the right (Do not ever do this- it leaves your door unlocked)
    2. Always check your door locks before leaving your apartment or going to bed.
  2. Windows: Many of you are leaving your windows open, sometimes all night long.  We are worried that you are creating a potentially unsafe environment for you and others living in your apartment when you do so.  Particularly those on the first floor- close and lock your windows at night. (This includes bathroom windows in Phase I)
  3. 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.
  4. 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)
  5. Work Order/Repairs: Immediately notify the office and enter a work order for any window or door lock malfunctions.

If you have any particular 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.

WE NEED YOUR COOPERATION
Please help us prevent bugs from coming into your apartments by:
·         Sealing food in zip lock bags
·         Using a trash bag in your trash bin
·         Not leaving food out in the open
·         Disposing of trash on a regular basis and not letting it get too full
·         Cleaning counters and floors
 
If you have any questions, please stop by the Housing Services Office.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
The 2014 - 2015 Cal State L.A. Undergraduate and Graduate Alumni Association Scholarships applications are now available!  The Alumni Association will award undergraduate and graduate student scholarships in the amount of $1,000 per student.  Applications can be found on the Association’s website at http://alumni.calstatela.edu/student_programs/scholarship.htm and must be submitted by November 13, 2014 to the Alumni Center (University-Student Union, Room 102) by 5:00 p.m.  The scholarships will be awarded on February 17, 2015. 

ROOM CHANGE REQUEST
Interested in changing rooms, changing apartments or swapping rooms to another community?  Submit a Room Change Request online.  Residents interested in changing rooms may submit their Room Change Request online starting Friday, October 10th through 9:00 am on Wednesday, October 15th.  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.

1.     Submit your Room Change Request online before 9am on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 to be considered.
2.     Your request will be reviewed and you will receive an email at your Cal State L.A. email.
3.     If approved, you will pick up the keys to your new room Friday, October 17, 2014 and will need to complete your move by 5:00 PM on Friday, October 17, 2014.

To request a room change please use this online form starting Friday, October 10, 2014 (link will not be activated until then): http://survey.calstatela.edu/Checkbox/Room-Change-Request.aspx

FALL 2014 HOUSING CHARGES
If You Were Recently Taken Off The Waiting List:
If you were recently taken off the waiting list, moved in and charges have not been posted to your account, please be expecting charges to be posted by the end of this week.  Some of you may have received your Financial Aid Disbursement, please do not spend your Aid, as you will be held responsible to pay your balance in full by October 3, 2014. 

All Residents:
Please check your GET account to verify Fall 2014 Housing charges have been posted and/or payments have been applied. If you anticipate receiving Financial Aid, 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 Friday, October 3rd. 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.

MEAL PLANS
Please visit the Meal Plan web page for hours and location of meals. http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/mealplan.php

You may add a meal plan at any time by visiting the Housing Services Office. No additional changes will be allowed during the Fall Quarter, unless you need to increase the meal plan. If you wish to change your meal plan for Winter Quarter, you may do so during the last two weeks of the Fall Quarter.

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.

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.

NEW RESIDENTS ARE STILL MOVING IN!
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 continue to move in while spaces are still available.

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:

HOUSING NEWSLETTER
Check out the latest information in the Housing Newsletter.  Meet the Resident Assistants and Residence Hall Association members, find out important information on Student Resources, Room Change Requests, Housing Policies, Facility Improvements, Resident Services and more.  Get details here: http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news.php#Newsletters   

TUBERCULOSIS REQUIREMENT
The University requires all residents to submit a Tuberculosis (TB) form annually. If you have not turned one in, you must complete a TB questionnaire immediately. If you are not approved by the Health Center, you may lose your space in Housing. Please do not procrastinate. 
Form: http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/documents/form/TB_Form.pdf

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.

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

STAY INFORMED
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

FALL FOOD COURT HOURS
(Subject to change without notice)

El Pollo Loco
Mon – Thur.  9:00am to 8:00pm.  Friday  9:00am to 4:00pm, Sat. 10:00am – 2:00pm

Carl’s Jr.
Mon – Thur.   7:00am to 8:00pm.   Friday 7:00am to 4:00pm, Sat. 9:00am – 3:00pm

Kikka Sushi
Mon – Thur. 10am to 7:00pm. Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm, Sat. Closed

Rice Garden 
Mon –Thur. 10:am to 7:00pm.  Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm, Sat. Closed

Johny’s Kitchen 
Mon to Thur.  8:00am to 7:00pm. Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm, Sat. Closed

IMPORTANT DATES

If you have any questions, please let us know.

_____________________________________________________________

Tue 9/23/2014 7:22 PM

Welcome to Cal State LA Housing!!! You will be receiving weekly emails from the Housing Services Office, so please add mailto:askhousing@cslanet.calstatela.edu to your contact list. Remember to check your CSULA 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:

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

MEAL PLANS
Meal Plans begin on Thursday, September 25, 2014. Please visit the Meal Plan web page for hours and location of meals. http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/mealplan.php

You may add a meal plan at any time by visiting the Housing Services Office. No additional changes will be allowed during the Fall Quarter, unless you need to increase the meal plan. If you wish to change your meal plan for Winter Quarter, you may do so during the last two weeks of the Fall Quarter.

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.

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.

FALL 2014 HOUSING CHARGES
Please check your GET account to verify Fall 2014 Housing charges have been posted and/or payments have been applied. If you anticipate receiving Financial Aid, 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 Friday, October 3rd. 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.

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

HOUSING NEWSLETTER
Check out the latest information in the Housing Newsletter.  Meet the Resident Assistants and Residence Hall Association members, find out important information on Student Resources, Room Change Requests, Housing Policies, Facility Improvements, Resident Services and more.  Get details here: http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/news.php#Newsletters    

TUBERCULOSIS REQUIREMENT
The University requires all residents to submit a Tuberculosis (TB) form annually. If you have not turned one in, you must complete a TB questionnaire immediately. If you are not approved by the Health Center, you may lose your space in Housing. Please do not procrastinate. 
Form: http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/documents/form/TB_Form.pdf

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.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION CENTER (CIC) CLOSED
The CIC is will open on Thursday, September 25, 2014. The RA is on duty after hours and weekends for emergencies. To reach the RA on duty, call 323-343-4807.

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

STAY INFORMED
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

FALL FOOD COURT HOURS
(Subject to change without notice)

El Pollo Loco
Mon – Thur.  9:00am to 8:00pm.  Friday  9:00am to 4:00pm, Sat. 10:00am – 2:00pm

Carl’s Jr.
Mon – Thur.   7:00am to 8:00pm.   Friday 7:00am to 4:00pm, Sat. 9:00am – 3:00pm

Kikka Sushi
Mon – Thur. 10am to 7:00pm. Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm, Sat. Closed

Rice Garden 
Mon –Thur. 10:am to 7:00pm.  Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm, Sat. Closed

Johny’s Kitchen 
Mon to Thur.  8:00am to 7:00pm. Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm, Sat. Closed

IMPORTANT DATES

_____________________________________________________________

Tue 9/16/2014 5:56 PM

Included in this week's email:

·         PREPARE YOUR APARTMENT FOR NEW RESIDENTS!
·         POWER WASHING STAIRWELLS AND LANDINGS (BUILDING 2 & EASTSIDE)
·         MEAL PLAN INFORMATION
·         TUBERCULOSIS REQUIREMENT
·         NO PARKING IN LOT 7A ON FRIDAY MORNINGS
·         FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENTS
·         WORK ORDERS
·         THINGS YOU CAN DO NOW TO PREPARE FOR CHECK-OUT
·         FOOD COURT SUMMER HOURS
·         IMPORTANT DATES

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

 

PREPARE YOUR APARTMENT FOR NEW RESIDENTS!
Residents are moving in over the next week, with the majority of them moving in on Saturday, 20, 2014 and Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Please welcome your new housemates by doing the following:
·         Clean common areas, including vacuuming living and dining rooms and bedroom if there is a space that is empty in your bedroom; 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.

POWER WASHING STAIRWELLS AND LANDINGS (Building 2 and Eastside)
Power washing using high power water spray will continue through tomorrow. Please exercise caution around Facilities staff performing this cleaning. Staff will knock on doors to alert you if they will be in the area. Cleaning should only take 20-25 minutes per area and there is a moderate level of noise.

MEAL PLAN INFORMATION
The first meal for Fall 2014 will be breakfast on September 25, 2014. Please remember to take your One Card (student ID).  Each meal will be equivalent to one (1) swipe.  You will be able to swipe your card 17, 12 or 10 times a week, depending on the meal plan option you selected.  Meals cannot be carried over to the following week.  All meals will be served in the Dining Commons in Phase II.  No food can leave the Dining Commons.

Dining Commons - Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday
Breakfast 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Lunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dinner 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Saturday and Sunday
Brunch 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

If you didn’t sign up for a meal plan, it’s not too.  Just stop by the Housing Services Office for more information.

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. 

NO PARKING IN LOT 7A ON FRIDAY MORNINGS
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.

FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENTS
If you are receiving aid, please print your Financial Aid Award Summary from GET and turn it into the Housing Services office if you haven’t already done so. We will defer your payment until your aid is released in September. Please keep in mind that you are responsible to pay any difference (balance) from what Financial Aid does not cover.  If you turned in a Financial Aid Summary and are unsure if you have enough to cover your rent, please contact the Housing Services Office for assistance.

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

Below is a list of items to assist you in your preparation with your summer transition.

Look for more recommendations on the Housing website and Weekly Web Updates. 

FOOD COURT HOURS DURING BREAK
(Subject to change without notice)

El Pollo Loco, 323-343-6728
Mon – Fri: 10 am – 2 pm, Sat: Closed

Carl’s Jr., 323-343-6780
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 7 pm, Sat: 9 am – 1 pm

Kikka Sushi, 323-343-6727
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 3:30 pm, Sat: Closed

Rice Garden, 323-343-6659
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 3 pm, Sat: Closed

John’s Kitchen, 323-343-6923
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 4 pm, Sat: Closed

IMPORTANT DATES:
·                Fridays – No parking in lot 7A from 7:30 am to 9:30 am
·                September 17 Pressure washing stairwells and landings continue
·                September 20 New students move in
·                September 23 Returning students move in

_____________________________________________________________

Tue 9/9/2014 6:38 PM

Included in this week's email:

·         MEAL PLAN INFORMATION
·         TUBERCULOSIS REQUIREMENT
·         NO PARKING IN LOT 7A ON FRIDAY MORNINGS
·         FALL 2014 RENT PAYMENT
·         IS THERE AN EMPTY SPACE IN YOUR APARTMENT?
·         WORK ORDERS
·         THINGS YOU CAN DO NOW TO PREPARE FOR CHECK-OUT
·         FOOD COURT SUMMER HOURS
·         IMPORTANT DATES

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

MEAL PLAN INFORMATION
The first meal for Fall 2014 will be breakfast on September 25, 2014. Please remember to take your One Card (student ID).  Each meal will be equivalent to one (1) swipe.  You will be able to swipe your card 17, 12 or 10 times a week, depending on the meal plan option you selected.  Meals cannot be carried over to the following week.  All meals will be served in the Dining Commons in Phase II.  No food can leave the Dining Commons.

Dining Commons - Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday
Breakfast 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Lunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dinner 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Saturday and Sunday
Brunch 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

If you didn’t sign up for a meal plan, it’s not too.  Just stop by the Housing Services Office for more information.

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.  Approved TB forms were due last week and take 10 days to process by the Health Center.

NO PARKING IN LOT 7A ON FRIDAY MORNINGS
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.

FALL 2014 RENT PAYMENT
Any Summer residents who have not paid for the Fall quarter, please stop by the Housing Services Office right away.

Financial Aid recipients: If you are receiving aid, please print your Financial Aid Award Summary from GET and turn it into the Housing Services office if you haven’t already done so. We will defer your payment until your aid is released in September. Please keep in mind that you are responsible to pay any difference (balance) from what Financial Aid does not cover.  If you turned in a Financial Aid Summary and are unsure if you have enough to cover your rent, please contact the Housing Services Office for assistance.

IS THERE AN EMPTY SPACE IN YOUR APARTMENT?
If there is an empty space in your apartment, please do not spread out 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. Residents have started moving in and will continue throughout September and October.  Please welcome new residents as they transition into their new apartments. 

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

Below is a list of items to assist you in your preparation with your summer transition.

Look for more recommendations on the Housing website and Weekly Web Updates. 

FOOD COURT HOURS DURING BREAK
(Subject to change without notice)

El Pollo Loco, 323-343-6728
Mon – Fri: 10 am – 2 pm, Sat: Closed

Carl’s Jr., 323-343-6780
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 7 pm, Sat: 9 am – 1 pm

Kikka Sushi, 323-343-6727
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 3:30 pm, Sat: Closed

Rice Garden, 323-343-6659
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 3 pm, Sat: Closed

John’s Kitchen, 323-343-6923
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 4 pm, Sat: Closed

IMPORTANT DATES:
·                Fridays – No parking in lot 7A from 7:30am to 9:30 am
·                September 9-19 International and Athletes move in
·                September 20 New students move in
·                September 23 Returning students move in

 

______________________________________________________________

Tue 9/2/2014 7:02 PM

Included in this week's email:

·         SUMMER 2014 PAYMENT/RENT BALANCES
·         FALL 2014 RENT PAYMENT
·         IS THERE AN EMPTY SPACE IN YOUR APARTMENT?
·         MOVE-OUT IS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2014- FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT STAYING FOR FALL QUARTER
·         TWO (2) WAYS TO CHECK-OUT
·         AVOID CLEANING CHARGES
·         WORK ORDERS
·         TRANSFER DAY: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 STARTS AT 9:00 AM
·         THINGS YOU CAN DO NOW TO PREPARE FOR CHECK-OUT
·         FOOD COURT SUMMER HOURS
·         IMPORTANT DATES

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

SUMMER 2014 PAYMENT/RENT BALANCES
If you have not paid your Summer 2014 quarter rent, a HOLD will be placed on your account that will prevent you from registering for Fall 2014 classes. If you plan to continue as a student through the Academic Year, you risk losing your fall assignment. Please check your account and pay any outstanding balances.

FALL 2014 RENT PAYMENT
All students should have made their payment for their Fall Quarter Housing on or before August 15, 2014. Failure to have done so jeopardizes your housing. If payment has not been submitted, you will be required to move out by 2pm on September 6, 2014. Stop by our office if you have any questions about your account.

Financial Aid recipients: If you are receiving aid, please print your Financial Aid Award Summary from GET and turn it into the Housing Services office if you haven’t already done so. We will defer your payment until your aid is released in September. Please keep in mind that you are responsible to pay any difference (balance) from what Financial Aid does not cover.  If you turned in a Financial Aid Summary and are unsure if you have enough to cover your rent, please contact the Housing Services Office for assistance.

IS THERE AN EMPTY SPACE IN YOUR APARTMENT?
If there is an empty space in your apartment, please do not spread out 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 this week and throughout September and October.  Please welcome new residents as they transition into their new apartments. 

MOVE-OUT IS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2014 – FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT STAYING 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 move by 2pm on Saturday, September 6, 2014.  More information is available on the Move-out Information webpage:  http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/move_out.php

·         Don’t forget to notify your family and/or 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 6, 2014. There are not extensions to stay past this date and time.
·         You may come to the Housing Services Office to schedule a check-out appointment if you would like to check-out with an RA instead of the Express Check-Out process.

TWO (2) WAYS TO CHECK-OUT
Option 1: Check-out with a Resident Assistant (RA):
If you wish to check-out with a staff member on or BEFORE September 6, 2014 and review your apartment/bedroom condition in person, you will need to make an appointment in advance.  Go to the Housing Services Office to schedule your check-out appointment.  The check-out appointment is to be set for the date and time of your departure (all belongings have been removed and apartment has been cleaned). Keep in mind that there are a limited number of appointments, so don’t wait.

Option 2: Check-Out by Express Check-out System:
You may pick up an Express Check-out envelope from the Housing Services Office. Fill out the information on the envelope, sign, date it, place your keys inside and seal it closed. Return this envelope to the Housing Services Office. After hours, you may deposit the envelope in the designated drop box under the counter at the Housing Services Office (Phase II). Using the Express envelope waives your right to contest any damage charges that are attributed to you, including any shared charges with roommates.

·         THINGS YOU CAN DO NOW TO PREPARE FOR CHECK-OUT
· Change your mailing address on GET
· Clean your room and common areas
· If you notice any repairs that need to be made, submit a Work Order
· Check your mailbox for any mail and/or packages
· We recommend you begin packing and taking non-essential items home.

AVOID CLEANING CHARGES
Before returning keys for move-out, there are a few things that need to be done.

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

TRANSFER DAY: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 STARTS AT 9:00 AM
If you are staying on-campus for the Fall through Spring quarters, you MUST have already selected your room and paid your first installment/quarter fall housing fees. You will be allowed to stay in your current room through 9am on September 9th. On Tuesday, September 9th, you MUST transfer from your summer to your fall-spring assignment between the hours of 9am and 2pm.

Two important summer transition dates to keep in mind:

Below is a list of items to assist you in your preparation with your summer transition.

Look for more recommendations on the Housing website and Weekly Web Updates. 

FOOD COURT SUMMER HOURS
(Subject to change without notice)

EL POLLO LOCO, 323-343-6728
Mon – Fri: 10 am – 2 pm, Sat: Closed

Carl’s Jr., 323-343-6780
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 7 pm, Sat: 9 am – 1 pm

Kikka Sushi, 323-343-6727
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 3:30 pm, Sat: Closed

Rice Garden, 323-343-6659
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 3 pm, Sat: Closed

John’s Kitchen, 323-343-6923
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 4 pm, Sat: Closed

 

IMPORTANT DATES:
·                September 6, 2014 – Check-out day for students not contracted for Fall 2014
·                September 9, 2014 (9am-3pm) – Transfer to Fall 2014 assignments

______________________________________________________________

Tue 8/26/2014 5:29 PM

Included in this week's email:

·         CLOSED ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
·         GOING HOME FOR THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND
·         11 DAYS LEFT IN THE QUARTER… ARE YOU READY?
·         2 CHECK-OUT OPTIONS
·         ATTENTION FALL RESIDENTS
·         THINGS YOU CAN DO NOW TO PREPARE FOR CHECK-OUT
·         FOOD COURT SUMMER HOURS
·         IMPORTANT DATES

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

 

CLOSED ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
The Housing Services Office, Mail Room, CIC and the university will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014 for the Labor Day holiday.  If you have an emergency and need to reach the RA on duty, please call (323) 343-4807.

GOING HOME FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Take advantage of the long weekend to take home items you will not need over the next weeks. Avoid the stressful and time consuming process of packing all of your belongings during finals week. Don’t forget to talk to your housemates about cleaning your apartment on a specific day or designating areas for each person to clean. All residents will be held financially responsible for charges assessed for lack of cleaning, remaining trash and/or items.

11 DAYS LEFT IN THE QUARTER… ARE YOU READY?
The end of the Summer Quarter is just around the corner, and this means the close of another great quarter at Cal State L.A.! This also means that you must prepare yourself for the expiration of the Summer 2014 License Agreement you have with Housing, which ends at 2pm on Saturday, September 6, 2014.  More information is available on the Move-out Information webpage:  http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/move_out.php

·         Don’t forget to notify your family and/or 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 6, 2014.
·         Starting this Wednesday, August 27, you may come to the Housing Services Office to schedule a check-out appointment if you would like to check-out with an RA instead of the Express Check-Out process.

2 CHECK-OUT OPTIONS
Option 1: Check-out with a Resident Assistant (RA):
If you wish to check-out with a staff member on or BEFORE September 6, 2014 and review your apartment/bedroom condition in person, you will need to make an appointment in advance.  Go to the Housing Services Office to schedule your check-out appointment.  The check-out appointment is to be set for the date and time of your departure (all belongings have been removed and apartment has been cleaned). Keep in mind that there are a limited number of appointments, so don’t wait.

Option 2: Check-Out by Express Check-out System:
You may pick up an Express Check-out envelope from the Housing Services Office. Fill out the information on the envelope, sign, date it, place your keys inside and seal it closed. Return this envelope to the Housing Services Office. After hours, you may deposit the envelope in the designated drop box under the counter at the Housing Services Office (Phase II). Using the Express envelope waives your right to contest any damage charges that are attributed to you, including any shared charges with roommates.

ATTENTION FALL RESIDENTS:
If you are staying on-campus for the fall-spring, you MUST have selected your room and paid your first installment/quarter fall housing fees. You will be allowed to stay in your current room through 9am on September 9th. On Tuesday, September 9th, you MUST transfer from your summer to your fall-spring assignment between the hours of 9am and 2pm.

THINGS YOU CAN DO NOW TO PREPARE FOR CHECK-OUT
· Change your mailing address on GET
· Clean your room and common areas
· If you notice any repairs that need to be made, submit a Work Order
· Check your mailbox for any mail and/or packages

Two important summer transition dates to keep in mind:

Below is a list of items to assist you in your preparation with your summer transition.

Look for more recommendations on the Housing website and Weekly Web Updates. 

FOOD COURT SUMMER HOURS
(Subject to change without notice)

EL POLLO LOCO, 323-343-6728
Mon – Fri: 10 am – 2 pm, Sat: Closed

Carl’s Jr., 323-343-6780
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 7 pm, Sat: 9 am – 1 pm

Kikka Sushi, 323-343-6727
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 3:30 pm, Sat: Closed

Rice Garden, 323-343-6659
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 3 pm, Sat: Closed

John’s Kitchen, 323-343-6923
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 4 pm, Sat: Closed

 

IMPORTANT DATES:
·         August 29, 2014 Last day of Summer Meals
·         September 1, 2014 Labor Day holiday – Campus closed
·         September 6, 2014 – Check-out day for students not contracted for Fall 2014
·         September 9, 2014 (9am-3pm) – Transfer to Fall 2014 assignments

______________________________________________________________

Tue 8/19/2014 8:51 PM

Included in this week's email:

·         CLOSED ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
·         AUGUST 25, 2014 - DEADLINE TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE 2014-2015 LICENSE AGREEMENT
·         START PREPARING FOR THE END OF SUMMER
·         DON'T LET THE SUMMER SNEAK UP ON YOU
·         YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP FOR THE SUMMER MEAL PLAN
·         FOOD COURT SUMMER HOURS
·         IMPORTANT DATES

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

CLOSED ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
The Housing Services Office, Mail Room, CIC and the university will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014 for the Labor Day holiday.  If you have an emergency and need to reach the RA on duty, please call (323) 343-4807.

AUGUST 25, 2014 - DEADLINE TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE 2014-2015 LICENSE AGREEMENT
If you signed a license agreement for 2014-2015 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 25, 2014.  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.

START PREPARING FOR THE END OF SUMMER
Summer Housing License Agreement ends on Saturday, September 6, 2014.  All residents must check out before 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 6, 2014 with the exception of residents confirmed for fall-spring housing.  Whether you are checking out or staying for the fall, your apartment will be inspected for cleanliness and damages.  Plan ahead and pack early.  Talk to your housemates about their plans and when they are moving out. Coordinate cleaning and report any maintenance issues by completing a work order before August 29th. To avoid additional charges, clean your apartment thoroughly, throw out trash, remove all of your belongings and check out properly (with an RA by appointment or using the Express Check-out Envelope).

DON'T LET THE SUMMER SNEAK UP ON YOU
The summer quarter will fly by.  Start planning ahead and schedule what you need to accomplish before the end of summer.  Some arrangements such as flights home, vacation trips or request for time off require advance planning.

Two important summer transition dates to keep in mind:

Below is a list of items to assist you in your preparation with your summer transition.

Look for more recommendations on the Housing website and Weekly Web Updates. 

YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP FOR THE SUMMER MEAL PLAN
During the summer, you are able to purchase a block of 10 meals for $62.50 that can be used for breakfast and lunch. To purchase the summer block plan, please come to the Housing Office during business hours. Your ID card will be used to access the Dining Commons. If you run out of swipes, you may purchase additional blocks of 10 meals.

The Dining Commons is currently open for summer conferences and the hours are posted outside the main door as well as posted on the Meal Plan web page. Residents with the block plan are welcome to use the plan anytime it is open. Since some menus will be limited, other items may be ordered from the chefs. Just ask what’s available!

Monday – Friday Hours
·         Breakfast: 7:00 am to 9:00 am
·         Lunch: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
·         (Closed for dinner and on weekends)
The block plan must be used by Friday, August 29, 2014.

FOOD COURT SUMMER HOURS
(Subject to change without notice)

EL POLLO LOCO, 323-343-6728
Mon – Fri: 10 am – 3 pm, Sat: Closed

Carl’s Jr., 323-343-6780
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 7 pm, Sat: 9 am – 1 pm

Kikka Sushi, 323-343-6727
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 3:30 pm, Sat: Closed

Rice Garden, 323-343-6659
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 3 pm, Sat: Closed

John’s Kitchen, 323-343-6923
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 4 pm, Sat: Closed

IMPORTANT DATES:
·         August 25, 2014 – Deadline to make changes to the 2014-2015 License Agreement
·         August 26, 2014 – Last day to cancel Fall 2014 Housing Contract without penalty
·         August 29, 2014 Last day of Summer Meals
·         September 1, 2014 Labor Day holiday – Campus closed
·         September 6, 2014 – Check-out day for students not contracted for Fall 2014
·         September 9, 2014 (9am-3pm) – Transfer to Fall 2014 assignments

______________________________________________________________

Tue 8/12/2014 5:56 PM

Included in this week's email:

·         AUGUST 25, 2014 - DEADLINE TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE 2014-2015 LICENSE AGREEMENT
·         FALL HOUSING PAYMENT DUE AUGUST 15, 2014
·         START PREPARING FOR THE END OF SUMMER
·         DON'T LET THE SUMMER SNEAK UP ON YOU
·         SAFETY ALERT
·         YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP FOR THE SUMMER MEAL PLAN
·         FOOD COURT SUMMER HOURS
·         IMPORTANT DATES

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

AUGUST 25, 2014 - DEADLINE TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE 2014-2015 LICENSE AGREEMENT
If you signed a license agreement for 2014-2015 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 25, 2014.  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.

FALL HOUSING PAYMENT DUE AUGUST 15, 2014
If you are contracted to live on-campus for fall-spring, your housing payment for the fall is due Friday, August 15, 2014.  Failure to make your payment will result on late fees added to your account.  In addition, non-payment may jeopardize your housing and result on a registration hold.

Financial Aid Recipients:  If you do not receive enough aid to cover your tuition and your fall quarter housing, you must pay the price difference out of pocket before August 15, 2014.  We will wait for your aid to be disbursed in October.  If you are not sure of the amount you must pay, please bring a copy of your award summary to the Housing Services Office and we review the information with you.

START PREPARING FOR THE END OF SUMMER
Summer Housing License Agreement ends on Saturday, September 6, 2014.  All residents must check out before 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 6, 2014 with the exception of residents confirmed for fall-spring housing.  Whether you are checking out or staying for the fall, your apartment will be inspected for cleanliness and damages.  Plan ahead and pack early.  Talk to your housemates about their plans and when they are moving out. Coordinate cleaning and report any maintenance issues by completing a work order before August 29th. To avoid additional charges, clean your apartment thoroughly, throw out trash, remove all of your belongings and check out properly (with an RA by appointment or using the Express Check-out Envelope).

DON'T LET THE SUMMER SNEAK UP ON YOU
The summer quarter will fly by.  Start planning ahead and schedule what you need to accomplish before the end of summer.  Some arrangements such as flights home, vacation trips or request for time off require advance planning.

Two important summer transition dates to keep in mind:

Below is a list of items to assist you in your preparation with your summer transition.

Look for more recommendations on the Housing website and Weekly Web Updates. 

SAFETY ALERT
A few thefts have occurred within the Housing community in the past several weeks.  In both instances the front door was either left open or unlocked.  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.

  1. Front Doors and Sliding Glass Doors: Please make sure that your doors are closed and locked at all times.
    1. The front door unlocks by moving the inside lock all the way to the right (DO NOT DO THIS- it leaves your door unlocked)
    2. Always check your door locks before leaving your apartment or going to bed.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP FOR THE SUMMER MEAL PLAN
During the summer, you are able to purchase a block of 10 meals for $62.50 that can be used for breakfast and lunch. To purchase the summer block plan, please come to the Housing Office during business hours. Your ID card will be used to access the Dining Commons. If you run out of swipes, you may purchase additional blocks of 10 meals.

The Dining Commons is currently open for summer conferences and the hours are posted outside the main door as well as posted on the Meal Plan web page. Residents with the block plan are welcome to use the plan anytime it is open. Since some menus will be limited, other items may be ordered from the chefs. Just ask what’s available!

Monday – Friday Hours
·         Breakfast: 7:00 am to 9:00 am
·         Lunch: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
·         (Closed for dinner and on weekends)
The block plan must be used by Friday, August 29, 2014.

FOOD COURT SUMMER HOURS
(Subject to change without notice)

EL POLLO LOCO, 323-343-6728
Mon – Fri: 10 am – 3 pm, Sat: Closed

Carl’s Jr., 323-343-6780
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 7 pm, Sat: 9 am – 1 pm

Kikka Sushi, 323-343-6727
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 3:30 pm, Sat: Closed

Rice Garden, 323-343-6659
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 3 pm, Sat: Closed

John’s Kitchen, 323-343-6923
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 4 pm, Sat: Closed

IMPORTANT DATES:
·         August 15, 2014 – Fall 2014 Housing Payment is Due (bring receipt to Housing Office)
·         August 25, 2014 – Deadline to make changes to the 2014-2015 License Agreement
·         August 26, 2014 – Last day to cancel Fall 2014 Housing Contract without penalty
·         August 29, 2014 Last day of Summer Meals
·         September 1, 2014 Labor Day holiday – Campus closed
·         September 6, 2014 – Check-out day for students not contracted for Fall 2014
·         September 9, 2014 (9am-3pm) – Transfer to Fall 2014 assignments

 

______________________________________________________________

Tue 8/5/2014 7:28 PM

Included in this week's email:

·         FALL HOUSING PAYMENT DUE AUGUST 15, 2014
·         START PREPARING FOR THE END OF SUMMER
·         DON'T LET THE SUMMER SNEAK UP ON YOU
·         SAFETY ALERT
·         YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP FOR THE SUMMER MEAL PLAN
·         FOOD COURT SUMMER HOURS
·         IMPORTANT DATES

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

FALL HOUSING PAYMENT DUE AUGUST 15, 2014
If you are contracted to live on-campus for fall-spring, your housing payment for the fall is due Friday, August 15, 2014.  Failure to make your payment will result on late fees added to your account.  In addition, non-payment may jeopardize your housing and result on a registration hold.

Financial Aid Recipients:  If you do not receive enough aid to cover your tuition and your fall quarter housing, you must pay the price difference out of pocket before August 15, 2014.  We will wait for your aid to be disbursed in October.  If you are not sure of the amount you must pay, please bring a copy of your award summary to the Housing Services Office and we review the information with you.

START PREPARING FOR THE END OF SUMMER
Summer Housing License Agreement ends on Saturday, September 6, 2014.  All residents must check out before 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 6, 2014 with the exception of residents confirmed for fall-spring housing.  Whether you are checking out or staying for the fall, your apartment will be inspected for cleanliness and damages.  Plan ahead and pack early.  Talk to your housemates about their plans and when they are moving out. Coordinate cleaning and report any maintenance issues by completing a work order before August 29th. To avoid additional charges, clean your apartment thoroughly, throw out trash, remove all of your belongings and check out properly (with an RA by appointment or using the Express Check-out Envelope).

DON'T LET THE SUMMER SNEAK UP ON YOU
The summer quarter will fly by.  Start planning ahead and schedule what you need to accomplish before the end of summer.  Some arrangements such as flights home, vacation trips or request for time off require advance planning.

Two important summer transition dates to keep in mind:

Below is a list of items to assist you in your preparation with your summer transition.

Look for more recommendations on the Housing website and Weekly Web Updates. 

SAFETY ALERT
A few thefts have occurred within the Housing community in the past several weeks.  In both instances the front door was either left open or unlocked.  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.

  1. Front Doors and Sliding Glass Doors: Please make sure that your doors are closed and locked at all times.
    1. The front door unlocks by moving the inside lock all the way to the right (DO NOT DO THIS- it leaves your door unlocked)
    2. Always check your door locks before leaving your apartment or going to bed.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP FOR THE SUMMER MEAL PLAN
During the summer, you are able to purchase a block of 10 meals for $62.50 that can be used for breakfast and lunch. To purchase the summer block plan, please come to the Housing Office during business hours. Your ID card will be used to access the Dining Commons. If you run out of swipes, you may purchase additional blocks of 10 meals.

The Dining Commons is currently open for summer conferences and the hours are posted outside the main door as well as posted on the Meal Plan web page. Residents with the block plan are welcome to use the plan anytime it is open. Since some menus will be limited, other items may be ordered from the chefs. Just ask what’s available!

Monday – Friday Hours
·         Breakfast: 7:00 am to 9:00 am
·         Lunch: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
·         (Closed for dinner and on weekends)
The block plan must be used by Friday, August 29, 2014.

FOOD COURT SUMMER HOURS
(Subject to change without notice)

EL POLLO LOCO, 323-343-6728
Mon – Fri: 10 am – 3 pm, Sat: Closed

Carl’s Jr., 323-343-6780
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 7 pm, Sat: 9 am – 1 pm

Kikka Sushi, 323-343-6727
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 3:30 pm, Sat: Closed

Rice Garden, 323-343-6659
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 3 pm, Sat: Closed

John’s Kitchen, 323-343-6923
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 4 pm, Sat: Closed

IMPORTANT DATES:
·         August 15, 2014 – Fall 2014 Housing Payment is Due (bring receipt to Housing Office)
·         August 26, 2014 – Last day to cancel Fall 2014 Housing Contract without penalty
·         August 29, 2014 Last day of Summer Meals
·         September 1, 2014 Labor Day holiday – Campus closed
·         September 6, 2014 – Check-out day for students not contracted for Fall 2014
·         September 9, 2014 (9am-3pm) – Transfer to Fall 2014 assignments

______________________________________________________________

Tue 7/29/2014 5:59 PM

Included in this week's email:

·         SAFETY ALERT
·         YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP FOR THE SUMMER MEAL PLAN
·         FOOD COURT SUMMER HOURS
·         IMPORTANT DATES

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

 

SAFETY ALERT
A few thefts have occurred within the Housing community in the past several weeks.  In both instances the front door was either left open or unlocked.  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.

  1. Front Doors and Sliding Glass Doors: Please make sure that your doors are closed and locked at all times.
    1. The front door unlocks by moving the inside lock all the way to the right (DO NOT DO THIS- it leaves your door unlocked)
    2. Always check your door locks before leaving your apartment or going to bed.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP FOR THE SUMMER MEAL PLAN
During the summer, you are able to purchase a block of 10 meals for $62.50 that can be used for breakfast and lunch. To purchase the summer block plan, please come to the Housing Office during business hours. Your ID card will be used to access the Dining Commons. If you run out of swipes, you may purchase additional blocks of 10 meals.

The Dining Commons is currently open for summer conferences and the hours are posted outside the main door as well as posted on the Meal Plan web page. Residents with the block plan are welcome to use the plan anytime it is open. Since some menus will be limited, other items may be ordered from the chefs. Just ask what’s available!

Monday – Friday Hours
·         Breakfast: 7:00 am to 9:00 am
·         Lunch: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
·         (Closed for dinner and on weekends)
The block plan must be used by Friday, August 29, 2014.

FOOD COURT SUMMER HOURS
(Subject to change without notice)

EL POLLO LOCO, 323-343-6728
Mon – Fri: 10 am – 3 pm, Sat: Closed

Carl’s Jr., 323-343-6780
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 7 pm, Sat: 9 am – 1 pm

Kikka Sushi, 323-343-6727
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 3:30 pm, Sat: Closed

Rice Garden, 323-343-6659
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 3 pm, Sat: Closed

John’s Kitchen, 323-343-6923
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 4 pm, Sat: Closed

IMPORTANT DATES:
·         August 26, 2014 – Last day to cancel Fall 2014 Housing Contract without penalty
·         August 29, 2014 Last day of Summer Meals
·         September 1, 2014 Labor Day holiday – Campus closed
·         September 6, 2014 – Check-out day for students not contracted for Fall 2014
·         September 9, 2014 (9am-3pm) – Transfer to Fall 2014 assignments

 

______________________________________________________________

Tue 7/22/2014 7:46 PM

Included in this week's email:

·         NEW CAL STATE L.A. GEAR
·         CHANNEL 8 - TEMPORARILY OFFLINE
·         NOW HIRING – MARKETING ASSISTANT
·         YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP FOR THE SUMMER MEAL PLAN
·         FOOD COURT SUMMER HOURS
·         IMPORTANT DATES

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

NEW CAL STATE L.A. GEAR
Visit the University Bookstore and check out the latest Cal State L.A. gear!  Show your school spirit and be one of the first to wear the new caps and shirts.  You can see some of them on the Bookstore’s Facebook page.

CHANNEL 8 - TEMPORARILY OFFLINE
The Housing Channel is currently offline for upgrades.  The slides will continue once we complete the upgrade.

NOW HIRING – MARKETING ASSISTANT
Housing is looking to hire a student with graphic design experience. Must be familiar with Photoshop and Illustrator. Visit the Career Development Center on campus or check out their job postings online to apply. Perfect for Graphic Design majors!

YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP FOR THE SUMMER MEAL PLAN
During the summer, you are able to purchase a block of 10 meals for $62.50 that can be used for breakfast and lunch. To purchase the summer block plan, please come to the Housing Office during business hours. Your ID card will be used to access the Dining Commons. If you run out of swipes, you may purchase additional blocks of 10 meals.

The Dining Commons is currently open for summer conferences and the hours are posted outside the main door as well as posted on the Meal Plan web page. Residents with the block plan are welcome to use the plan anytime it is open. Since some menus will be limited, other items may be ordered from the chefs. Just ask what’s available!

Monday – Friday Hours
·         Breakfast: 7:00 am to 9:00 am
·         Lunch: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
·         (Closed for dinner and on weekends)
The block plan must be used by Friday, August 29, 2014.

FOOD COURT SUMMER HOURS
(Subject to change without notice)

EL POLLO LOCO, 323-343-6728
Mon – Fri: 10 am – 3 pm, Sat: Closed

Carl’s Jr., 323-343-6780
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 7 pm, Sat: 9 am – 1 pm

Kikka Sushi, 323-343-6727
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 3:30 pm, Sat: Closed

Rice Garden, 323-343-6659
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 3 pm, Sat: Closed

John’s Kitchen, 323-343-6923
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 4 pm, Sat: Closed

 

IMPORTANT DATES:
·         August 29, 2014 Last day of Summer Meals
·         September 1, 2014 Labor Day holiday – Campus closed

______________________________________________________________

Tue 7/15/2014 5:31 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 – MARKETING ASSISTANT
·         FILMING NEAR CAMPUS JULY 21-23, 2014
·         HUNGRY? SIGN UP FOR THE SUMMER MEAL PLAN.
·         NEED A REPAIR?
·         FOOD COURT SUMMER HOURS
·         IMPORTANT DATES.

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

NOW HIRING – MARKETING ASSISTANT
Housing is looking to hire a student with graphic design experience.  Must be familiar with Photoshop and Illustrator.  Visit the Career Development Center on campus or check out their job postings online to apply.  Perfect for Graphic Design majors!

FILMING NEAR CAMPUS JULY 21-23, 2014
A portion of parking Lot 7 will be used by a production company that will be filming on July 21-23, 2014 on the 710 freeway. The north end of the 710 fwy will be closed for filming, so you may experience delays/detours accessing the parking lot 7A and freeway.

HUNGRY? SIGN UP FOR THE SUMMER MEAL PLAN.
During the summer, you are able to purchase a block of 10 meals for $62.50 that can be used for breakfast and lunch. To purchase the summer block plan, please come to the Housing Office during business hours. Your ID card will be used to access the Dining Commons. If you run out of swipes, you may purchase additional blocks of 10 meals.
The Dining Commons is currently open for summer conferences and the hours are posted outside the main door as well as posted on the Meal Plan web page. Residents with the block plan are welcome to use the plan anytime it is open. Since some menus will be limited, other items may be ordered from the chefs. Just ask what’s available!

Monday – Friday Hours
·Breakfast: 7:00 am to 9:00 am
·Lunch: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
(Closed for dinner and on weekends)

The block plan must be used by Friday, August 29, 2014.

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. If you were missed for carpet cleaning, please contact the Housing Office for assistance.

FOOD COURT SUMMER HOURS
(Subject to change without notice)

El Pollo Loco, 323-343-6728
Mon – Fri: 10 am – 3 pm, Sat: Closed

Carl’s Jr., 323-343-6780
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 7 pm, Sat: 9 am – 1 pm

Kikka Sushi, 323-343-6727
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 3:30 pm, Sat: Closed

Rice Garden, 323-343-6659
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 3 pm, Sat: Closed

John’s Kitchen, 323-343-6923
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 4 pm, Sat: Closed

IMPORTANT DATES:
July 21-23 Filming near campus may cause delays/detours accessing parking lot 7.

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Tue 7/8/2014 6:53 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).

 

FILMING NEAR CAMPUS JULY 21-23, 2014
A portion of parking Lot 7 will be used by a production company that will be filming on July 21-23, 2014 on the 710 freeway.  The north end of the 710 fwy will be closed for filming, so you may experience delays/detours accessing the parking lot 7A and freeway. 

HUNGRY?  SIGN UP FOR THE SUMMER MEAL PLAN.
During the summer, you are able to purchase a block of 10 meals for $62.50 that can be used for breakfast and lunch.  To purchase the summer block plan, please come to the Housing Office during business hours. Your ID card will be used to access the Dining Commons. If you run out of swipes, you may purchase additional blocks of 10 meals. 

The Dining Commons is currently open for summer conferences and the hours are posted outside the main door as well as posted on the Meal Plan web page.  Residents with the block plan are welcome to use the plan anytime it is open. Since some menus will be limited, other items may be ordered from the chefs. Just ask what’s available!

Monday – Friday Hours

(Closed for dinner and on weekends)

The block plan must be used by Friday, August 29, 2014.

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. If you were missed for carpet cleaning, please contact the Housing Office for assistance.

FOOD COURT SUMMER HOURS
(Subject to change without notice)

El Pollo Loco, 323-343-6728
Mon – Fri: 10 am – 3 pm, Sat: Closed

Carl’s Jr., 323-343-6780
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 7 pm, Sat: 9 am – 1 pm

Kikka Sushi, 323-343-6727
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 3:30 pm, Sat: Closed

Rice Garden, 323-343-6659
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 3 pm, Sat: Closed

John’s Kitchen, 323-343-6923
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 4 pm, Sat: Closed

IMPORTANT DATES:

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Tue 7/1/2014 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:

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

HUNGRY?  SIGN UP FOR THE SUMMER MEAL PLAN.
During the summer, you will be able to purchase a block of 10 meals for $62.50 that can be used for breakfast or lunch.  To purchase the summer block plan, please come to the Housing Office during business hours. Your ID card will be used to access the Dining Commons. If you run out of swipes, you may purchase additional blocks of 10 meals. 

The Dining Commons is currently open for summer conferences and the hours are posted outside the main door as well as posted on the Meal Plan web page.  Residents with the block plan are welcome to use the plan anytime it is open. Since some menus will be limited, other items may be ordered from the chefs. Just ask what’s available!

Monday – Friday Hours

(Closed for dinner and on weekends)

The block plan must be used by Friday, August 29, 2014.

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. If you were missed for carpet cleaning, please contact the Housing Office for assistance.

CLOSED ON 4TH OF JULY
The Housing Services Office, CIC and Mail Room will be closed on July 4, 2014 in observance of Independence Day. If you have an emergency, you can reach the RA on Duty at 323-343-4807.

JULY 7th, 2014 PAYMENT DUE
All Summer Housing payments* are due on Monday, July 7th, for students on Financial Aid and on the Installment Plan.

*For all unpaid balances, late fees will be assessed on Friday, July 11th, 2014.

Please pay your outstanding balances for the Summer quarter to prevent HOLDS on your account that will prevent you from registering for classes and to avoid being served a 3 day notice to vacate Housing.

IMPORTANT DATES:

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Tue 6/24/2014 6:45 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:

·         APARTMENT CLEANING
·         CLOSED ON 4TH OF JULY
·         FREE MICROSOFT SOFTWARE DOWNLOADS EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2014
·         SUMMER HOUSING CHARGES POSTED
·         IS THERE AN EMPTY SPACE IN YOUR APARTMENT?
·         IMPORTANT DATES

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

APARTMENT CLEANING
All apartments are in the process of being inspected and cleaned, including carpets. To clean carpets, we are requesting residents to remove items from sofas and chairs and keep all personal belongings off of the floor. If you received a notice to clean your carpet and your apartment was not prepared properly, we will make another attempt to clean next week, on July 1, 2014. If there are any issues that require attention in your apartment, please submit a work order.

CLOSED ON 4TH OF JULY
The Housing Services Office, CIC and Mail Room will be closed on July 4, 2014 in observance of Independence Day.  If you have an emergency, you can reach the RA on Duty at 323-343-4807.

FREE MICROSOFT SOFTWARE DOWNLOADS EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2014
Information Technology Services (ITS) is pleased to announce that actively enrolled students can obtain the following Microsoft software for home-use at no cost.  Get free downloads from Microsoft by June 30, 2014.    

For more information, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/nrdsfau.

SUMMER HOUSING CHARGES POSTED
Summer charges have been posted to your GET account. If you have not made your payment, please do so Monday, July 7, 2014.  Stop by the Housing Services office if you have any questions.

IS THERE AN EMPTY SPACE IN YOUR APARTMENT?
If there is an empty space in your apartment, please do not spread out 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. New residents are still moving in for the summer so please welcome them. 

IMPORTANT DATES:
·         June 30 Free Microsoft software downloads expire.
·         July 4 Housing Services Office and campus closed.
·         July 7 Summer charges due.

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Fri 6/13/2014 11:03 AM

Beginning Monday, June 16, 2014 Housing staff will be entering all apartments to inspect for end of year damages and maintenance issues. All apartments will receive a canine (dog) inspection for bed bugs and an outside cleaning agency will be cleaning all vacant spaces and common areas, to include bathrooms, kitchens, living and dining rooms. This will include carpet cleaning. We anticipate this may take up to two weeks to complete all apartments.

If you are staying for the entire year (summer through next academic year), Housing staff will also be entering your bedroom to assess its condition. If any maintenance issues or cleaning is required, you will be notified. Please keep your valuables secured and personal belongings restricted to your assigned area. Items in the bathroom and kitchen will not be thrown out, though may be moved in order to clean. Please try to keep these areas as clear as possible.

If you are transferring to your summer space on Wednesday, June 18th, we will attempt to clean after you have left. If your space is needed for another resident or conference group, a cleaning crew may begin as early as Monday but anticipated to be on Wednesday and will work around your move.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we conduct our annual cleaning and inspections in order to maintain our community. We will work at minimizing inconveniences for you.

SUMMER RESIDENTS: please help conserve energy this summer by keeping windows and patio doors closed when using your A/C. Turn off all lights, computers and televisions when you leave for the day. Report leaking faucets and showerheads. Thank you for helping to conserve our natural resources!

Please contact the Housing Office if you have any questions.

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Tue 6/10/2014 5:23 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).

GOOD LUCK ON FINALS!

SENIOR GOWN IRONING
Housing staff will be ironing your gowns for Graduation. Stop by the Phase II Lounge on Wednesday, June 11th from 1-4 pm. Congratulations Grads!!!

CLEANING APARTMENTS BEGINNING MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014
All apartments in the community will be cleaned in preparation for new residents and conference guests. Cleaning will occur between June 16 – July 3. If you are staying for the summer, a cleaning crew will be entering your apartment to clean empty bedrooms and common spaces, including bathrooms and kitchens. If you are staying in the same apartment summer through next academic year, Facilities and Housing staff will be entering your apartment to inspect the condition of your bedroom space. If carpet cleaning is required, you will be notified in advance. Notices for general cleaning will be posted on your doors as a reminder. Please keep your personal belongings restricted to your bedroom area to allow for a comprehensive cleaning. We appreciate your cooperation.

DONATION AND E-WASTE BINS
Donate your unwanted shoes and clothes that are in good condition. Several donation bins have been placed in Phase I, II and GEA. 

If you have any electronics 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.

CARTS AND FLAT BEDS AVAILABLE FOR MOVE-OUT AND RELOCATING TO SUMMER APARTMENTS
The carts and flat beds (rolling bins) will be available between June 14th and June 18th. Residents can borrow them to move out and those staying for the Summer, can use them to relocate into their Summer apartments. Carts will be available for checking-out in the Housing Services Office in Phase II.

DON’T LOSE YOUR DEPOSIT. CLEAN YOUR APARTMENT BEFORE YOU LEAVE
Remember to clean your apartment before you move-out.  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 against your deposit.  Remember vacuums are available at the CIC in Phase I.

CHECK-OUT DAY IS SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014
Check-out day is a few days away!  If you are NOT staying for the summer quarter, you MUST BE MOVED OUT on or before Saturday, June 14, 2014, by 2:00 pm. The only exceptions are for students that have requested and been approved to stay due to graduation or extenuating circumstance. If you have not been approved to stay, you must vacate your apartment by this date and time.

Please review our Check-Out bulletin board by the Phase II Housing Office for detailed information on how to check out properly. Don’t lose your deposit! Work with your housemates to clean all areas, remove food from refrigerators and cupboards, remove all belongings and turn in your keys. You may request a walkthrough with an RA to assess room condition by making an appointment at the CIC or you may choose to do an Express Check-Out (pick up envelopes and instructions at the CIC or Phase II Housing Office).  Please contact the Housing Office with any questions.

DEADLINE FOR ONLINE PURCHASES
If you are ordering an item online, make sure your item will be delivered before you check out.

FORWARDING YOUR MAIL
Any time you move, you will need to change your address directly with companies.  Submitting the Mail Forwarding Request Form directly to Housing Services will allow us to forward your mail while you change your mailing address directly with companies. 

Please DO NOT submit a change of address request with the Post Office.  The addresses 5300 and 5600 Paseo Rancho Castilla is recognized as business addresses and your mail will not be forwarded. 

TWO CHECK-OUT OPTIONS:
All students MUST check-out before 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2014.  You may choose to check-out by one of the following options.

Read the Housing Newsletter for more details to assist you with your spring to summer transition. http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/documents/Newsletters/Newsletter_MAY-JUNE_2014.pdf

JUNE 18, 2014 IS TRANSFER DAY FOR CURRENT RESIDENTS STAYING FOR SUMMER:
If you are staying on-campus for the summer, you must have selected and paid your first installment or quarter summer housing fees.  If you have not made your payment for summer, please do so by 12:00 noon, tomorrow, Wednesday, June 11, 2014 to avoid moving out by 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 14, 2014.  If your account is paid, you will be allowed to stay in your current room through 9am on June 18th.  On Wednesday, June 18, you MUST transfer from your spring to your summer assignment between the hours of 9am and 2pm.  An email will be sent to your Cal State L.A. email with more details by Friday.

THINGS YOU CAN DO NOW TO PREPARE FOR CHECK-OUT

PAYMENTS FOR FALL 2014-SPRING 2015
If you selected your space for the 2014-2015 academic year, your payment was due May 16, 2014.  Please remember to bring your receipt to the Housing Services Office.  Failure to make your payment may result in your space being released and being placed on the waiting list.  Not sure, come to the Housing Services Office for assistance.

BAR-B-Q GRILL POLICY CHANGE STARTING SUMMER 2014
For safety reasons, all personal Bar-B-Q grills in Phase I, II and GEA will be prohibited in student apartments/patios beginning summer 2014. 

IMPORTANT DATES:

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Tue 6/3/2014 4:31 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:

·         THE 2013-2014 ACADEMIC YEAR IS COMING TO A CLOSE!  CHECK-OUT DAY IS JUNE 14TH!
·         PREMIUM DINNER
·         BEFORE ORDERING ONLINE, READ MESSAGE BELOW
·         PUPOSE OF MAIL FORWARDING REQUEST
·         TWO WAYS TO CHECK- OUT:
·         ATTENTION SUMMER RESIDENTS:
·         THINGS YOU CAN DO NOW TO PREPARE FOR CHECK-OUT
·         PAYMENTS FOR FALL 2014-SPRING 2015
·         BAR-B-Q GRILL POLICY CHANGE STARTING SUMMER 2014
·         CERT TRAINING (COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM)
·         IMPORTANT DATES

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

 

GOOD LUCK ON FINALS!

THE 2013-2014 ACADEMIC YEAR IS COMING TO A CLOSE!  CHECK-OUT DAY IS JUNE 14TH!

Plan early! Pack early! If you are NOT staying for the summer quarter MUST BE MOVED OUT on or before Saturday, June 14, 2014, by 2:00 pm. The only exceptions are for students that have requested and been approved to stay due to graduation or extenuating circumstance. If you have not been approved to stay, you must vacate your apartment by this date and time.

Please review our Check-Out bulletin board by the Phase II Housing Office for detailed information on how to check out properly. Don’t lose your deposit! Work with your housemates to clean all areas, remove food from refrigerators and cupboards, remove all belongings and turn in your keys. You may request a walkthrough with an RA to assess room condition by making an appointment at the CIC or you may choose to do an Express Check-Out (pick up envelopes and instructions at the CIC or Phase II Housing Office).  Please contact the Housing Office with any questions.

PREMIUM DINNER
Meal Plan Participants Only
To thank you for your patience during the construction of the Dining Commons, we would like to invite you to a Premium Dinner.
June 3, 2014
5:00-7:00 PM
Dining Commons

BEFORE ORDERING ONLINE, READ MESSAGE BELOW
If you are ordering an item online, make sure your item will be delivered before you check out.
·         The last day packages will be accepted for students not staying for the summer will be Thursday, June 12th.
·         Starting Monday, June 16th, all mail will be returned to sender unless you have submitted a Mail Forwarding Request form.

PURPOSE OF MAIL FORWARDING REQUEST
Any time you move, you will need to change your address directly with companies.  Submitting the Mail Forwarding Request Form directly to Housing Services will allow us to forward your mail while you change your mailing address directly with companies. 

Please DO NOT submit a change of address request with the Post Office.  The addresses 5300 and 5600 Paseo Rancho Castilla are recognized as business addresses and your mail will not be forwarded. 

TWO WAYS TO CHECK- OUT:
All students MUST check-out before 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2014.  You may choose to check-out by one of the following options.
1.     Check-out with an RA – You can schedule an appointment to meet with an RA and they will assess your bedroom and apartment for cleanliness, damages, verify that you have removed all your belongings from the apartment, then they will collect your keys.
·         We recommend that you check out with an RA if you are checking-out before June 14, 2014. This way, the condition you left the apartment in will be documented and this may help avoid any additional charges for damages or cleaning.
2.     Check-out by Express Check-Out process – The Express Check-Out procedure allows residents to check-out at their own pace. Once you have removed all your belongings, cleaned, and thrown out trash and unwanted items, then you are ready to check-out.
·         Once you are ready to go, you go!  You can even check-out at midnight.

Read the Housing Newsletter for more details to assist you with your spring to summer transition. http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/documents/Newsletters/Newsletter_MAY-JUNE_2014.pdf

ATTENTION SUMMER RESIDENTS:
If you are staying on-campus for the summer, you must have selected and paid your first installment or quarter summer housing fees.  You will be allowed to stay in your current room through 9am on June 18.  On Wednesday, June 18, you MUST transfer from your spring to your summer assignment between the hours of 9am and 2pm.  An email will be sent to your Cal State L.A. email with more details this Friday.

THINGS YOU CAN DO NOW TO PREPARE FOR CHECK-OUT
·         Change your mailing address on GET
·         Clean your room and common areas
·         If you notice any repairs that need to be made, submit a work order
·         Check your mailbox for any mail and/or packages

PAYMENTS FOR FALL 2014-SPRING 2015
If you selected your space for the 2014-2015 academic year, your payment was due May 16, 2014.  Please remember to bring your receipt to the Housing Services Office.  Failure to make your payment may result in your space being released and being placed on the waiting list.  Not sure, come to the Housing Services Office for assistance.

BAR-B-Q GRILL POLICY CHANGE STARTING SUMMER 2014
For safety reasons, all personal Bar-B-Q grills in Phase I, II and GEA will be prohibited in student apartments/patios beginning summer 2014. 

CERT TRAINING (COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM)
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is an all-risk, all-hazard training. This valuable course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors and your neighborhood in an emergency situation.  Topics covered include: Disaster Preparedness, Fire Suppression, Disaster Medical Operations and more.

Friday Mornings from 9:30 AM—12:00PM  7/11, 18, 25 & 8/1, 8, 15, 22, 2014.  Requires a firm commitment to attend all seven (7) sessions for certification. 

This program is free but seats are limited. To sign up contact Jonathan Avalos, Crime Prevention Coordinator at javalos@cslanet.calstatela.edu or call (323) 343-6290.  For more information visit: www.cert-la.com.

IMPORTANT DATES:
·         June 3 Premium Dinner for Meal Plan participants 5-7:00 PM @ the Dining Commons
·         June 14 All residents move-out before 2pm unless living on-campus for summer
·         June 18 Residents move from spring to summer assignment

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Fri 5/30/2014 10:03 AM

The 2013-2014 Academic Year is coming to a close! CHECK-OUT DAY IS JUNE 14TH!

Plan early! Pack early! If you are NOT staying for the summer quarter MUST BE MOVED OUT on or before Saturday, June 14, 2014, by 2:00 pm. The only exceptions are for students that have requested and been approved to stay due to graduation or extenuating circumstance. If you have not been approved to stay, you must vacate your apartment by this date and time.

Please review our Check-Out bulletin board by the Phase II Housing Office for detailed information on how to check out properly. Don’t lose your deposit! Work with your housemates to clean all areas, remove food from refrigerators and cupboards, remove all belongings and turn in your keys. You may request a walkthrough with an RA to assess room condition by making an appointment at the CIC or you may choose to do an Express Check-Out (pick up envelopes and instructions at the CIC or Phase II Housing Office).

Please contact the Housing Office with any questions.

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Tue 5/27/2014 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:

·         PAYMENTS FOR SUMMER 2014 OR FALL 2014
·         BAR-B-Q GRILL POLICY CHANGE STARTING SUMMER 2014
·         CERT TRAINING (COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM)
·         19 DAYS LEFT IN THE QUARTER
·         MOVE OUT DATE IS SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014
·         STAYOVER REQUESTS
·         DINING COMMONS OPEN FOR DINNER
·         PAYMENTS FOR SUMMER 2014 OR FALL 2014
·         READ, BEFORE YOU SUBMIT THAT ORDER!
·         FREE YOUR MIND (RA PROGRAM)
·         BEST & BRIGHTEST SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

 

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

PAYMENTS FOR SUMMER 2014 OR FALL 2014
If you selected your space for summer and/or academic year 2014-2015, don’t forget to make your payment.  Failure to make your payment places your selected room in jeopardy.  Please be sure to bring your payment receipt to the Housing Office.

BAR-B-Q GRILL POLICY CHANGE STARTING SUMMER 2014
For safety reasons, all personal Bar-B-Q grills in Phase I, II and GEA will be prohibited in student apartments/patios beginning summer 2014. 

CERT TRAINING (COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM)
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is an all-risk, all-hazard training. This valuable course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors and your neighborhood in an emergency situation.  Topics covered include: Disaster Preparedness, Fire Suppression, Disaster Medical Operations and more.

Friday Mornings from 9:30 AM—12:00PM  7/11, 18, 25 & 8/1, 8, 15, 22, 2014.  Requires a firm commitment to attend all seven (7) sessions for certification. 

This program is free but seats are limited. To sign up contact Jonathan Avalos, Crime Prevention Coordinator at javalos@cslanet.calstatela.edu or call (323) 343-6290.  For more information visit: www.cert-la.com.

19 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 yourself for the expiration of the 2013-14 License Agreement you have with Housing, which ends at 2pm on Saturday, June 14, 2014.  Time flies and you don’t want to be preparing for check-out and finals at the same time.  We have put a few resources available to you:
·         Take a look at the Check-Out bulletin board located in the Phase II hallway with important reminders regarding check-out.
·         Please take a few minutes to read the May/June Newsletter for some recommendations and things you can start doing now.

MOVE OUT DATE IS SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014
Residents’ housing license agreements end as of 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Therefore all residents must have removed all their belongings, cleaned the common areas and bedrooms and returned their keys BEFORE 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 14, 2014. More information is available on the Move-out Information webpage: http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/MO.php.
·         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, June 14, 2014.
·         Starting this Thursday, May 29, you may go to the CIC to schedule a check out appointment if you would like to check-out with a RA instead of the Express Check-Out process.

STAYOVER REQUESTS
If you have an extenuating circumstance that would prevent you from checking out before 2pm on June 14, 2014, you may request to stay past the check-out deadline of Saturday, June 14, 2014 (2pm). The Stayover Request Form is available online now through May 30, 2014. Submit your request early – 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 Sunday, June 15, 2014, by 10pm. Contact the Housing Office with any questions.

DINING COMMONS OPEN FOR DINNER
Dinner will be served in the Dining Commons starting tomorrow, Wednesday, May 28, 2014.  Please use the Dining Commons main entrance facing building 5.  You will be required to present your Cal State L.A. ID for meal plan verification.  As an appreciation for your patience, we are planning a premium dinner for residents on the meal plan. Please keep an eye out for a future notification of a premium dinner. 

READ, BEFORE YOU SUBMIT THAT ORDER!
If you are ordering an item online, make sure you will be receiving it before you check out.  The last day mail will be accepted for students not staying for the summer will be June 12, 2014.  The mailroom will be closed on Saturday, June 14, 2014, so please be sure to collect your mail and packages before you check out.  Starting Monday, June 16th, all mail will be returned to sender unless you submitted a Mail Forwarding Request form.

FREE YOUR MIND (RA PROGRAM)
Synopsis: A mental health inspired poetry slam and music festival. Show off your talent, share your story and support your peers! Grand prize #CSULAletstalk raffle draw!
Date: Thursday May 29th 2014
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Phase II Lounge

***?Have some mental health inspired poetry or music you would like to showcase? Open mic sign-up sheets located in the CIC.***

BEST & BRIGHTEST SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
Cal State L.A. is partnering with the Millennium Momentum Program to offer $3,000 scholarships to students with a grade point average of 3.0 and above.  Scholarships are for all levels of students from sophomore to graduate level.

Scholarship recipients will also have an opportunity to partake in training and professional develop.  For more information, please see the attached flyer and follow the link below.

http://www.millennium-momentum.org/programs/

The deadline for the scholarship applications is coming up --- May 31st!  So don’t delay. 

 

IMPORTANT DATES:
·         May 12-30 Accepting the Stayover Request Form (available online)
·         May 29 Free Your Mind (RA Program)
·         May 31 Best & Brightest Scholarship Deadline
·         June 14 All residents move-out before 2pm unless living on-campus for summer
·         June 18 Residents move from spring to summer assignment

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2013-2014 Annoucements

To view the 2013-2014 Weekly Email Announcements, click here.