On-Campus Housing

On-Campus Housing Options

Space reservations for the Cal State East Bay's on-campus student apartments, Pioneer Heights and University Village, are based upon receipt of the housing license and initial payment, and are given on a first-come, first-served basis.  All on-campus housings consist of apartments of 2-4 bedrooms. All rooms in the apartments are double occupancy except for two buildings within Pioneer Heights that offer single apartments reserved for upper classmen.  

Student Housing and Residence Life Brochure - shows photos and floor plans of both student housing options.

Accommodation and Rates -  Payments may be made in installments. Additional information regarding housing costs and installment plans is provided in the student housing license agreement packet.  Housing license agreements are based upon the academic calendar year only, August-June.  Cancellation fees apply for breaking the contract.

Pioneer Heightspioneer heights housing

This set of 10 buildings are located on the Southeast side of campus next to the Dining Commons and across the street from the Recreation and Wellness Center and CSUEB shuttle bus stop.  All the apartments are fully furnished including a kitchen with refrigerator, dining area, living room, bathroom, and storage. All bedrooms are double or triple occupancy except for two buildings allocated for upper division students and graduate students.  The apartment complex also has a two laundry locations, a study room, community room with a TV, a billiards table and a table tennis table.   

To apply you must complete an application on the Housing Portal. NOTE: Space in Pioneer Heights fills quickly, so you will need to apply soon after the Housing Portal opens (usually May 1) in order to avoid disappointment.  If you wish to apply for housing after the Housing Portal has closed, you will need to submit an International Student Housing Interest Form to apply for space in University Village (see below).

University Villagepeople in front of university village

This complex is located near campus just across Carlos Bee Boulevard and only a short five- to ten-minute walk (depending on where you need to be on campus) or a quick CSUEB shuttle bus ride away.  University Village is a unique complex open to international, graduate, and non-freshmen undergraduate students.  Because there is a block of rooms set aside for international students in University Village, you may be more likely to get a space in this complex.    

Apartments are all double occupancy and fully furnished one- or two-bedroom units including a kitchen with refrigerator and microwave oven, dining area, living room, bathroom, and storage. The apartment complex has laundry facilities on every floor, and a study room, community room with a TV, a billiards table, and a large community kitchen on the ground floor.    

To apply complete the International Student Housing Interest Form on the American Language Program (ALP) website.  You do not need to be an ALP student to use this service.  Upon receipt of your form a staff member from the Housing Office will contact you to give you access to the Housing Portal for University Village.   The Housing Portal will only be accessible to you if you have completed the Housing Interest Form link as above.