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Application Procedure and Timeline

Housing at Cal Poly Pomona is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Prospective residents are encouraged to submit their Student Housing License Agreement (contract), as soon as it becomes available online. All contract submissions are date and time stamped.

The demand for housing has been increasing and there is a possibility that demand will exceed spaces available. It is recommended that students submit contracts even if they are unsure of their attendance or intended residency. Cancellations are accepted up to thirty days prior to the beginning of the quarter in which they are contracted. A waiting list will be maintained throughout the year. For further information, please contact the Housing Office at (909) 869-3307 or by e-mail

When to Apply

1st Quarter That Housing is Desired

Application Period

Contract Period

(Sept to Dec)

April to September (current year)

Academic Year
(Sept to June)

(Jan to Mar)

November to December (prior year)

Winter and Spring Quarters
(Jan to June)

(April to June)

November (prior year) to
March (current year)

Spring Quarter
(Mar/April to June)

(June to August)

April –June (same year)

Summer Quarter(June to Aug)

*May apply for Summer Quarter only OR Summer through the following Academic Year



  • Newly admitted undergraduate students to Cal Poly Pomona (Freshmen and transfer) will be notified of the upcoming housing contract period for the next academic year.


  • Look out for the first day of contracting!You may check the website for any announcements regarding the first day of contracting.


  • None


  • The first day for contracting for the summer quarter and next academic year begins in early to mid April. Check the UHS website and for e-mail updates if you previously requested updates. All submitted License Agreements (contracts) are reviewed for completion and for space availability on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Current students are given the opportunity to re-contract for the summer quarter and next academic year (Room Selection).


  • None

June to August

  • Students that have been offered a space will receive their room assignments packet in the mail at least three weeks before the beginning of the quarter (usually in mid-August).
  • Students will be contacted by telephone and e-mail if UHS is unable to honor their request for housing. Those who do not get a space will be added to the waitlist in the order the completed contract was received.
  • UHS will have a table with staff during check-out from the orientation program that takes place throughout the month of July. Those who have applied for housing are asked to check-out with our staff. We will be available for any general questions. We will not be able to tell if an applicant received a space during the orientation period.


  • First time freshmen who received a space have the opportunity to sign up for Welcome Week.
  • Students may request to cancel their License Agreement by providing written notification at least thirty days in advance from of their move in date.


  • Fall quarter usually begins the third week of September.
  • Welcome Week for freshmen (optional) begins the Sunday before the first day of classes.
  • Upperclass residents and freshmen who chose not to participate in Welcome Week move in the day before the first day of classes.