Room Selection Process

Notice: The 2024-2025 StarRez Housing Application is tentatively scheduled to open in early March. Exact date is TBD as we are undergoing StarRez updates.

All cadets residing on campus for Fall 2024 will select their room & meal plan and sign their Housing License Agreement (HLA) via the StarRez application. The StarRez application will open Spring Semester and can be accessed through your Cal Maritime Portal page under the Important Links section.

Room Selection Information:

Processes, Dates, & Guides:

The room selection process for current students will occur during the Spring 2024 semester, with room selection week tentatively scheduled for early April (dates TBD). During the process, current students will select their room and roommate for the upcoming year.

When the room selection process begins, students will receive a room selection time slot window. Each selection window is assigned according to the class status and cumulative GPA (GPA) from PeopleSoft Software. Please check your PeopleSoft account to know your classification and cumulative GPA.


Room Selection Dates:

Below are the dates and times of the room selection time slots for our current Cal Maritime students. StarRez imports the "Class Of" and "Cumulative GPA" data from the PeopleSoft System.

Exact dates are TBD as we are undergoing StarRez updates. We hope to have this section updated by the end of February with more information.


StarRez Guides:

If you need assistance for completing your StarRez housing application, selecting a room, or roommate, please see the guides below. 

StarRez guides will be uploaded once StarRez updates are complete.

The StarRez application will open in the Spring 2024 semester, and can be found on your Cal Maritime Portal page under the Important Links section.

The StarRez housing portal gives you access to the 2024-2025 housing application and provides important information regarding the on-campus living requirement, residential life policies, and requirements for off-campus petitions.

The first step of the StarRez housing application is completing your housing license agreement (HLA), understanding residential life policies, and completing your web profile. The second part of the application process is roommate selection process. The roommate selection process will begin during the summer for incoming cadets (June-July).

If you need assistance in navigating the StarRez housing application and roommate selection process, please check out the following guides below for more information.  

StarRez guides will be uploaded once StarRez updates are complete.


Roommate Selection Dates & Deadlines:

In June, all incoming transfer students will receive an email to their @csum.edu accounts regarding the next steps in selecting a roommate within their division. 

Roommate selection for 2024-2025 academic year will begin for incoming students during Summer 2024 (July). Rooms will be automatically assigned to you by Residence Life.

All room assignment and Move-in Day information for incoming students will be sent in summer (late July / early August). Fall 2024 Move-in Day for incoming students is TBD. Incoming students will receive a specific timeslot for Move-in Day.

All information regarding housing applications and selection will be sent to your Cal Maritime email account (@csum.edu).

Frequently Asked Questions:

Please follow instructions in your official off-campus approval notification email. Any room and meal plan charges will be reversed. If you would like to decline your off-campus approval offer and will need on-campus accommodations, please send an email to housing@csum.edu

Primarily, Lower Res Hall & Maritime North will be available for selection via the StarRez Portal. Additionally, there some spaces available in McAllister Residence Hall in the StarRez system for current students. Once rooms are filled for a particular res hall, you can submit a request for a specific residence hall via the "Wait List Options" page through your StarRez application. 

In the StarRez housing application, there is a "Wait List Options" page through your StarRez application. If you would like to change your tentative room, request a different residence hall, or roommate selection, please submit your request via this page along with any details necessary. Any hall / room and roommate requests submitted via the waitlist page will be reviewed by Residence Life.

Please understand that residents are selecting a "tentative" bed space when participating in room selection. Requests are dependent on availability and it is not a guarantee that our office will be able to grant your request. Residence Life will review all requests submitted and will communicate any updates throughout the remainder of semester and throughout summer months. We will do our best to accommodate change requests. 

If there were not any tentative bed spaces available for selection, you will need to complete the "Wait List Options" page in your StarRez application. For any resident who was not able to select a bed, their names will be added to a temporary waitlist for room selection. You will be able to input your requests for hall & roommate preferences on this page.

Any hall / room and roommate requests submitted via the waitlist page will be reviewed. Please understand that residents are selecting a "tentative" bed space when participating in room selection. Requests are dependent on availability and it is not a guarantee that our office will be able to grant your request, but we will try our best to accommodate.  

In the StarRez housing application, there's a "Single Room Requests" waitlist page for residents to opt into. This page will become active when the room selection process begins. If you would like to be on the waitlist for a single room, please submit your request via the wait list page through your StarRez application. 

Please understand that a single occupant room is not a guaranteed housing option here at Cal Maritime. Cadets should expect to have a roommate. If opportunity allows, single rooms are dependent on availability each semester. Residence Life will review all requests submitted and will communicate any updates throughout the remainder of semester and throughout summer months. 

If you need to change your meal plan selection, please send email to housing@csum.edu. Once the year begins, you will need speak with the Cashier's Office in the Financial Services Department to update your meal plan. 

While Residence Life collects your initial meal plan choice in StarRez during the room selection process, our office does not oversee the meal plan, its prices, or any process related to dining. All dining related services are managed by Sodexo. For more information regarding meal plan, dining, and the food services program, please visit their webpage

All tentative room assignments will be reviewed throughout the remainder of the semester and throughout summer. Once assignments are confirmed, all room assignment emails will be sent to students by August via your @csum.edu account. The email includes details regarding your specific room assignment, your roommate information, and your check-in time for Fall 2024 Move-in Day. 

For questions or more information about the room selection process please contact Residence Life.

If you don’t participate in the room / roommate process, Residence Life will assign you a room and roommate. Our office will try our best to pair you with someone within your divisional company, major, and / or interests.

After room selection week concludes and you find someone you would like to room with at a later point, use the "Wait List Option" page in your StarRez application to input your requests for updated hall & roommate preferences. 

There may be a couple of reasons for your issue. Below are a couple of troubleshooting tips to try. Additionally, please review our "how-to" guides in the current student drop-down menu at the top of the page.

1. If you log into your StarRez application and you don't have access to the "Room Selection Page" or the "Room Search Wizard" feature, please log out of your StarRez Portal and log in again. If you log in early before your time slot opens, you will be delayed. It is best to log in after your designated time slot (after 8 AM or after 2 PM).

2. Double check your "Class Of" and GPA data. The time slot information is recorded and imported from your PeopleSoft account. The timeslot are assigned according to the data important via PeopleSoft.

3. If you completed your housing application completed after the initial deadline, you will have a delayed timeslot. Please send an email to housing@csum.edu to receive a new time slot. 

At the start of each semester, there is a window for open room transfers where requests are accepted during the room consolidation period. After the room consolidation / open room transfer period is complete, any requests for a room change will be reviewed by Residence Life and subject to availability.

Should the room change request occur due to roommate conflicts, residents must address the conflict with your roommate directly. If issues continue, your RHO will conduct a roommate mediation and complete a Roommate Agreement between you and your roommate. If either roommate is not adhering to the Roommate Agreement, then notify your RHO who will determine best course of action (either to amend the agreement or potential escalate to Professional Staff).