Winter and Spring Housing

Updated Dec. 12, 2016

In addition to housing contracts that run for the academic year (from September to June), students can also apply to the interest list for housing during the winter and spring or housing for spring only. Available to all students including freshmen, continuing and transfer students.

  • Winter and Spring Housing
    Includes housing during both the winter and spring quarter, starting Jan. 7.
    Cal Poly does not offer housing for just the winter quarter because housing contracts, once in effect, are for the duration of the academic year.
    Eligible for the installment payment plan.

  • Spring Housing
    Includes housing during the spring quarter, starting April 2.
    Because the duration of the contract is shorter, the installment payment plan is not available.

Apply for the Interest List

Students interested in living on campus for the winter and spring quarter or for the spring quarter can email University Housing to be placed on the interest list. Be sure to:

  • Email:
  • Use your Cal Poly email
  • Include your full name and Cal Poly ID. You can find it on the personal tab of your Cal Poly Portal.

Interest List Email Example

Subject: Winter and Spring Housing 2017 Interest List
Email Message: Hello, I would like to be placed on the housing 2017 interest list for ["winter and spring" or "spring"]. My name is Musty the Mustang. My Cal Poly ID is 123456789. Thank you.

Winter and Spring 2017 Housing Application Steps

  • First week of November
    Students on the winter and spring 2017 housing interest list will be sent an email asking if they are still interested in campus housing.
  • Monday, Nov. 14, 2016
    Those who respond to the email will be emailed application instructions.
  • Friday, Dec. 2, 2016
    Housing contract is due.
  • Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016
    Last date to cancel without financial penalty. (A 30-day notice is required.)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016
    Room assignments are viewable in the online application system.
  • Monday, Dec. 19, 2016
    Payment is due. Those choosing not to make the annual payment will be automatically enrolled in the installment payment plan with the first installment due Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017
  • Saturday & Sunday, Jan. 7 & 8, 2017, noon
    Residents move into campus housing.

Spring 2017 Housing Application Steps

  • Mid-February
    Students on the spring 2017 housing interest list will be sent an email asking if they are still interested in campus housing.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017
    Those who respond back to the email will be emailed application instructions.
  • Friday, March 3, 2017
    Last date to cancel without financial penalty. (A 30-day notice is required.)
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017
    Housing contract is due.
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    Room assignments are viewable in the online application system.
  • Wednesday through Friday, March 22 - 24, 2017
    Payment is due. There is no installment payment plan for the spring quarter.
  • Sunday, April 2, 2017, 3 p.m.
    Residents move into campus housing.

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