COVID-19 Housing FAQ

covid-19​Housing Remains Open

We will continue to offer a safe community for Stan State students to reside in during these unsure times. These measures are being taken to reduce risk to protect the health of our students, faculty, and staff and to limit the spread of the COVID-19 within our campus communities.

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Fall 2021 

What if I decided to postpone my move-in day closer to October 1?
Residents have the option to postpone their move-in day to September if they were not fully vaccinated in time for August 19 Move-In Day or if they wanted to move in closer to the return of face-to-face classes. Residents who choose to do this will receive a rent rate and meal plan credit/adjustment.

Every Friday of September is Move-In Day. Check your email for more information, including a form to register your desired move-in date. 

How do I submit my test results?
Do not email your results to a staff member or the Housing Office. Instead, submit your test results to the online Student COVID-19 Testing Form.

How many students will be living on campus this fall?
We anticipate housing approximately 400 students in the fall, with at least one student per bedroom and a maximum of four students per unit. This number is subject to change based on COVID-19 safety measures. 

Is a COVID-19 vaccine required to live on campus?
Due to the highly contagious nature of the Delta Variant and in order to provide the safest possible congregate housing experience, Stan State Housing is requiring that residents are FULLY vaccinated prior to move-in and self-certify their vaccination record, and that all incoming residents test 72 hours PRIOR to their arrival to campus. 

Individuals who are not able to get vaccinated due to religious or medical exemptions will be required to test weekly. The vaccination exemption request is integrated into the self-certification form.

Partially-vaccinated students will not be able to move in for the first-round of fall move-in, but will be able to move in September during the second round of move-in. More information about the second round of move-in will be communicated as it becomes available. 

To read the full message from the university regarding vaccination requirements, check your Stan State email or visit the Campus Communications website

How do I certify that I received a COVID-19 vaccination or that I qualify for an exemption?
Students must submit their proof of vaccination (at least the first dose) or request a medical or religious exemption in myStanState Student Center no later than August 13.

  • Students will type their information from their vaccination record/card (type of vaccine, dates of vaccination, etc.) and may be asked to submit documentation (e.g., image of the vaccine record)
  • The vaccination exemption request is integrated into the self-certification form on MyStanState. Individuals not able to get vaccinated due to religious or medical exemptions will be required to test weekly

For full instructions of how to submit your vaccination record or exemption, visit the Student Vaccination Certification Process website

What if I am not fully vaccinated prior to Move-In Day?
Partially-vaccinated students will not be able to move in on August 19, but will be eligible for the second round of move-in in September. 

Am I required to take a COVID-19 test because I live on campus? 
All residents must take a COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to their arrival to campus. 

Individuals who are not able to get vaccinated due to religious or medical exemptions will be required to test weekly. The vaccination exemption request is integrated into the self-certification form.

Health and safety testing throughout the semester will likely be required and will be communicated to residents as information becomes available. 

Residents who are traveling back to campus from breaks or who travel during the semester are encouraged to get tested immediately upon return from their destination. If possible, residents should test prior to coming back to campus; although we understand that this is not always possible.  

Residents who are student-athletes, taking in-person courses, or nursing students may have mandatory testing requirements. Please review the COVID-19 Protocol for Testing for more information. 

If I want to postpone my move-in day because of the face-to-face classes delay, can I do that?
Yes. If you would like to postpone your Move-In Day, you will receive a rental rate and meal plan credit or pro-rated rate based on your adjustment. Check your email for September move-in dates, times, and the form to register your desired move-in date. 

Can I bring a guest with me to Move-In Day?
Residents are limited to bringing two guests with them when they move in. Guests who plan to accompany residents on Move-In Day are required to be vaccinated AND must complete the Daily Self Screen, available on any page of the Stan State website. 

If I live on campus, will I have a roommate?
Yes. If you know someone living on campus, or if you have friends who you want to live with, you can be roommates. Otherwise, you will be placed with other roommates based on the profile you filled out in your housing application.

There will be a maximum of four residents per unit. Shared bedrooms (Double Deluxe) are now available if you'd like to share a bedroom space with one other person.

Will I be sharing a bedroom with someone else, or will I have my own room?
Residents have the option to choose a single or double-occupancy bedroom in their housing application. Double rooms are limited and residents can select their own roommate utilizing the Roommate Group feature in the housing application. If you'd like to live in a double but can't find a roommate, a Placement Request Form can be submitted beginning June 1. 

We recommend all roommates of a double-occupancy room discuss their COVID-19 concerns while searching for a roommate. It is strongly encouraged that residents planning to move into a double-occupancy room get their COVID-19 vaccine prior to moving in.  

Will housing rates be discounted again if the university stays virtual?
Yes. The current 2021-22 rates have been adjusted to match the 2019-2020 housing rates, which offer large savings for residents. 

When is my first payment due?
The first housing payment is due Tuesday, July 20th. Visit the Payment Plans page for ways to pay and more information. If you have questions about your housing payment, please email the Housing Office

Following the first payment, Housing payments are due on the 1st of each month and residents have until the 10th to submit their payments without penalty. To make a payment, simply log into your Student Account and pay online. You can also submit a check payment, made out to CSUS Housing, to the Housing Office. Please be sure to include your Student ID # on your check. 

Will a meal plan still be required? What dining facilities will be open?
Yes, all residents are required to have a meal plan when they live on-campus. Meal plan did not increase this year and will be the same as 2020-21. At this time it is unknown which dining facilities will be open.

For up-to-date information on meal plans, nutrition, menus, safety, and more, visit the Warrior Eats website. Hours and locations may be affected by events such as campus closures or holiday shutdowns. 

Will there be on-campus activities in the fall?
Housing will continue to offer a hybrid of in-person and virtual events for residents, including outdoor movie nights, outdoor and virtual games and tournaments, virtual workshops, social events, Study Nights and study snack pick-ups at the Hub, craft kit pick-ups, and giveaways along with a ton of other great programming! To see what's happening around Housing, check out the Monthly Program Calendar website

My plans changed. Can I cancel my housing application?
Yes. You can easily cancel your housing application up to 30 days prior to Move-In Day in August without penalty. If you cancel within 30 days of Fall Move-In, you may be subject to a late cancellation fee. To cancel your application:

  • Log into the Housing Portal - select the “CSUSTAN – Student SSO Login option
  • The link to cancel the application can be found in two places: the first one can be found by selecting the “Apply Here” tab. At the bottom of that page, select the banner that reads “To cancel your application, click here and complete the cancellation process.”
  • The second location is the Application Status page of your application (the last page of the application). At the bottom of the Application Status page, select the banner that reads “To cancel your application, click here and complete the cancellation process.”
  • It is required to share why you are cancelling your Housing Application.
  • Select the “Cancel Application” option which will then take you to the “Cancellation Acknowledgement” page. This page confirms your cancellation. 

The housing deposit includes a $40 non-refundable application fee. The remainder of the deposit will be refunded to you or credited back to your financial aid. 

I am an International Student. Who should I contact?
If you are an International Student and have questions about move-in, please contact the International Office at (209) 667-3117 or IntlStudent@csustan.edu.  

Can I stop by for a tour of the Village?
Please make a virtual tour appointment instead of stopping by. In-person tours are not available at this time. To schedule a Zoom virtual tour with a Housing Ambassador, please contact Katie Billiet, Communications and Occupancy Management Specialist, at kbilliet@csustan.edu.

 


Summer 2021 

Who can live on campus over the summer?
Stan State students who are enrolled during Spring 2021, Summer 2021, or Fall 2021 semesters are eligible to live on campus over the summer break. Interested students can fill out a summer housing application in the Housing Portal

How much does it cost to live on campus over the summer?
There are two Summer Contract options: Summer Term A (06/03/2021 - 08/14/2021) and Summer Term B (07/18/2021 - 08/14/2021). Term A covers all of summer, from Spring 2021 move out to Fall 2021 move in, and costs $1,775.00. Term B covers only the second half of summer, starting in mid-July, and costs $650.00. 

Do I have to pay a housing deposit right away or can I fill out a Deposit Deferment Form?
A housing deposit payment is not due at the time of your summer application. Your housing deposit will be billed to you, along with your summer housing charges. Because of this, you must opt for the deposit deferment option in the housing application. The summer deposit is $160 ($40 application fee + $135 deposit).

Will Financial Aid help cover the cost of summer housing?
Possibly. If a student filed a FAFSA for the 2020-21 Academic Year, summer aid will be auto-awarded if they are eligible. Students who filed and enroll in summer courses are automatically reviewed for summer aid eligibility. Visit the Summer 2021 Financial Aid Information page for more information. 

Do I need a meal plan?
No. Campus dining is closed during the summer, therefore no meal plans are offered. 

If I live on campus during the spring, or if I'm planning to live on campus during the fall, can I live in the same unit so I don't have to move more than once?
We do not have any information about summer or fall placement at this time, as guidelines as still being put into place by the university and Housing for fall semester. More information about room placement will be emailed to applicants once available.

Can I take an in-person tour of housing over the summer?
At this time, in-person tours are still unavailable due to COVID-19. However, you can schedule a virtual Zoom walk-through of the Village by emailing Katie Billiet at kbilliet@csustan.edu
 


Quarantine & Isolation FAQ 

If I have recently traveled, do I need to quarantine when I return? 
Residents who come back to campus after traveling should sequester and limit themselves to essential outings only, such as work, health care appointments, or picking up mail and groceries, for 14 days in their unit in conjunction with testing. Testing should be done on days 5-6 and then again during the range of days 11-14. This protocol is based on guidelines from the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency. 

I tested positive while staying off-campus but need to return to campus. I am unable to stay off-campus. What do I do? 
You will be able to return to campus and safely isolate in your unit, but please notify Housing immediately and prior to your return, if possible. You can call any time, any day of the week, at (209) 667-3675 and speak with a Housing staff member who will help you safely plan your return to campus.  

Staff will help you isolate inside your unit and will coordinate meal and grocery deliveries to your apartment or suite, laundry pick-up, trash and recycling disposal, and mail services. If you have roommates, we have units reserved specifically for them so they can safely quarantine as well. 

I’m living on campus and tested positive. What happens now? 
Notify Housing immediately. You can call any time, any day of the week, at (209) 667-3675 and speak with a Housing staff member. Staff will help you isolate inside your unit and will coordinate meal and grocery deliveries to your apartment or suite, laundry pick-up, trash and recycling disposal, and mail services.   

You will not be directed to leave campus, or asked to figure it out on your own – we want you to isolate in the safety and comfort of your apartment or suite - and, if you have roommates, we have units reserved specifically for them so they can safely quarantine as well. 

If you have any questions about COVID-19 testing for Housing residents, please contact the Housing Office. 


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If you have questions, please email the Housing Office at housing@csustan.edu.