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  1. What if I’m not sure that I will attend Cal Poly?

  2. I received an email from Admission stating I was rescinded, what do I do?

  3. When are housing applications available?

  4. How do I apply for the Residence Halls?

  5. How do I apply for the Residential Suites?

  6. How do I apply for the Center for Regenerative Studies (CRS)?

  7. When will I know I have received housing?

  8. What is the deadline to apply for housing?

  9. What if I am placed on a waiting list?

  10. How does the waiting list work?

  11. What are my chances of getting a space if I’m on the waitlist?

  12. If I am waitlisted, will I get a refund?

  13. What if I have a roommate request?

  14. How are roommates selected?

  15. How many years can I live on-campus?

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What if I’m not sure that I will attend Cal Poly?
Since applications are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis, it is highly recommended that you apply, even if you have not made your final decision to attend. It is easier to cancel than to apply later and find that there is a waitlist. Full refunds are given up to four weeks (30 days) prior to the beginning of the quarter.

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I received an email from Admission stating I was rescinded, what do I do?
If your admission status is rescinded (cancelled), it is your responsibility to cancel your Student Housing License Agreement with the Housing Office. Your Agreement is NOT cancelled automatically if your admission status has been rescinded or if you withdraw. Since students may appeal these decisions, the Housing Office will not move to cancel contracts unless the student has confirmed their status. Please keep in mind that a written notification to cancel must be received in the Housing Office at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the occupancy period (normally the beginning of the quarter).

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When are housing applications available?
All incoming first year students are notified of dates/deadlines through the admissions process; returning students are notified through their Cal Poly Pomona email address. Contact University Housing Services at 909-869-3307 or housing@cpp.edu for current information.

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How do I apply for the Residence Halls?
Once a student has their Bronco ID number, they will be able to access the University Housing Services License Agreement. The process will include: reading and agreeing to the terms and conditions; completing personal information required to process assignments, such as choosing meal plan, room types, payment plans, etc. and following up with an initial payment.

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Note to International Students: Since you may not receive your Bronco ID until later in your process, you may request a hardcopy Student Housing License Agreement. Please call the Housing Office for assistance at (909) 869-3307 or send an email request to housing@cpp.edu.

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How do I apply for the Residential Suites?

If you are a freshman, please complete an application for the Residence Halls. If demand for the residence halls exceeds the number of spaces available for freshman, spaces in the suites may be used. Students that have submitted a halls contract will be considered based on space availability.

Note to International Students: Since you may not receive your Bronco ID until later in your process, you may request a hardcopy Student Housing License Agreement. Please call the Housing Office for assistance at (909) 869-3307 or send an email request to housing@cpp.edu.

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How do I apply for the Center for Regenerative Studies (CRS)?
Transfer and current Cal Poly students may apply for CRS using the same procedure as outlined for “How do I apply for the Residence Halls.” Students may use the link for the CRS Student Housing License Agreement to access the online contract.

Note to International Students: Since you may not receive your Bronco ID until later in your process, you may request a hardcopy Student Housing License Agreement. Please call the Housing Office for assistance at (909) 869-3307 or send an email request to housing@cpp.edu.

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When will I know I have received housing?
Housing assignments are processed on a first-come, first-served, space available basis, based on the date and time the online License Agreement was submitted.

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What is the deadline to apply for housing?
The Housing Office processes License Agreements throughout the year. Due to the large demand for housing in the Fall, we encourage students to submit a License Agreement as soon as they are made available. The demand for housing has increased over the years and a waitlist is possible. It is highly recommended that you complete the online contract as soon as it becomes available.

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What if I am placed on a waiting list?
Based on demand for housing, a waitlist may occur. Students may cancel their housing contracts for various reasons. Students often apply to more than one campus and cancellations are very common during the summer and throughout the year. The Housing Office will work closely with students on the waitlist, assessing their status and providing updates on a continuous basis.

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How does the waiting list work?
After the first run of assignments, a waitlist is compiled with the names of the students that did not receive a space. Students on the waitlist will be given a waitlist position number in the same order as their date and time the License Agreement was submitted online. Students will continue to be on the waitlist until we are able to offer a space or the student withdraws their name from the waitlist. As we receive cancellations, we contact the next person on the waitlist and offer them the space. We will continue to offer spaces as long as cancellations are received in our office.

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What are my chances of getting a space if I’m on the waitlist?
This will depend on the number of cancellations received. Every effort is made to place students in the quarter they have requested. If this is not possible, the waitlist is also used to fill spaces mid-quarter or carried over for the following quarter.

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If I am waitlisted, will I get a refund?
If we are unable to offer you a space or you withdraw your name from the waitlist, you will receive a full refund.

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What if I have a roommate request?
These matches are also based on a first-come, first-served basis.

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How are roommates selected?
The Student Housing License Agreement (contract) will have a section on roommate preferences and personal habits. Questions related to your sleep, study and cleanliness habits will help to match others similar to you. Your choices of room type and building preferences will also be used to select your space, based on what is available at the time of your processing. The system processes contracts according to the date and time stamp on your electronic contract, comparing it with other contracts until a match is made.

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How many years can I live on-campus?
Currently, there is no limitation on the number of years you can live on-campus. Residents are given an opportunity to re-contract and select their space for the following academic year. The only restriction in place is that the resident must be enrolled in at least 6 units for three quarters out of the four quarters each academic year.

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