Application & Forms: Are you wondering how do I apply for housing? You are in the right place!

Housing repMoving into a Residence Hall can be an exciting but daunting experience. Here, we will attempt to address the questions you may have concerning the housing application process and important dates.

Chicago State University partners with eRezlife to provide a paperless and more efficient Housing Application. Visit Cougar Connect today to apply for Housing: Apply for Housing with Cougar Connect 

New & Transfer Student Housing Selection

After a future student has been admitted into CSU, the next steps are to commit to attending Chicago State University ( contact the Office of Admission) and complete the housing application, then pay the $75 application fee. The Office of Residence Life cannot guarantee on-campus housing. For new students, the housing application opens on March 20, 2023 and will close August 1, 2023. Students must be registered and completely up to date with Health & Wellness requirements before moving into housing.

Returning Student Housing Selection

The Housing Selection Process is different for returning students compared to the process for new students. Complete the housing application, then pay the $75 application fee for the new academic year. The Office of Residence Life cannot guarantee on-campus housing. For returning students, the housing application opens on April 10, 2023 and will close August 1, 2023. Students must be registered and completely up to date with Health & Wellness requirements before moving into housing.

Mid-Year Spring Admitted Housing Option

A limited number of rooms may become available during the end of the fall semester. Students must be registered and completely up to date with Health & Wellness requirements before moving into housing. Students considering housing for the spring should contact housing@csu.edu and apply for placement via the waiting list. Visit Cougar Connect today to apply for Housing: Apply for Housing with Cougar Connect

Summer School Housing

The Summer Housing Process- Coming Soon!

Housing Forms

  • Background Check-Housing Instructions

  • Cancellation form - If you do not intend to move in, or you intend to leave the university, you must cancel your housing stay.

  • Interim Housing Extension Form

  • Physical Exam History Form

    • Diphtheria and Tetanus (TD), must have been within the last 10 years.
    • Tuberculin (TB), skin test with results within the last year.
    • Complete Physical, completed within the last year.
    • 2 doses of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), or a test verifying immunity. 

    Contact the Chicago State University Wellness and Health Center for assistance in obtaining any needed immunizations or laboratory (serologic) testing prior to arrival at Please call (773) 995-2010 or email  wellness@csu.edu  Masks required for service. Please take care of all Health and Wellness related obligations prior to arrival for housing.

    Be sure to make two copies of records. Send one copy to the Wellness/Health Center and maintain one copy for your record. *Please do not send any medical records to housing. 

  • Roommate Agreement Form
  • Room Change Form