Room Selection Process
Cal Maritime is a residential campus where all cadets are required to live on campus and participate in a meal plan throughout the duration of their education at Cal Maritime.
All cadets residing on campus for Fall 2021 will select their room & meal plan and sign their Housing License Agreement (HLA) via the StarRez application. The StarRez application will open Spring Semester (April) and the StarRez application can be access through your Cal Maritime Portal page under the Important Links section.
Housing and Room Selection Information
Room Selection Dates & Deadlines:
Room selection process for Current Cadets will begin the week of April 26th, 2021. During the process, Current Cadets will select their room and roommate for the upcoming year. More information and instructions for the room selection process will be posted to this page mid-April and to the CSUM account.
When the room selection process begins, each Current Cadet 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.
Below are the specific selection dates and time slots for current enrolled cadets:
-Tuesday 4.27.2021: starting at 8am Class of Fall 2021
-Tuesday 4.27.2021: starting at 8am Class of 2022 with a 3.0 GPA or higher
-Tuesday 4.27.2021: starting at 2pm Class of 2022 with a 2.99 GPA or below
-Wednesday 4.28.2021: starting at 8am Class of 2023 with a 3.0 GPA or higher
-Wednesday 4.28.2021: starting at 2pm Class of 2023 with a 2.99 GPA or below
-Thursday 4.29.2021: starting at 8am Class of 2024 with a 3.0 GPA or higher
-Thursday 4.29.2021: starting at 2pm Class of 2024 with a 2.99 GPA or below
-Friday 4.30.2021 & until end of Spring 2021 semester: open to all current classes to select a room
Room Selection Guides:
If you need assistance for completing your StarRez housing application, room or roommate selection then please see the guides below.
The StarRez housing portal gives you access to the 2021-2022 housing application and provides important information regarding the on-campus living requirement, residential life policies, and petition requirements for off-campus requests.
The StarRez application will open early Spring semester (April) and can be found on your Cal Maritime Portal page under the Important Links section.
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 summer for incoming new 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.
Roommate Selection Dates & Deadlines:
Any off-campus petitions via StarRez housing application for incoming cadets are due May 15th, 2021. All required documentation for medical and financial aid petitions must be submitted to the designated offices by deadline.
Late May/early June, all incoming 1st year and transfer cadets will receive an email to their @csum.edu accounts regarding the next steps in selecting a roommate within their division.
Roommate selection for 2021-2022 academic year will begin for incoming students during Summer 2020 (June-July). Rooms will be automatically assigned to you by the Office of Residence Life .
All room assignment and Move-in Day information for incoming first-year cadets will be sent in summer (late-July/ early August).
Move-in Day for incoming New Students is set for late August.
Move-in Day is scheduled from 8am-3pm. Each student will receive a specific check-in time slot to move into their room assignment. Check-in instructions will be sent in the room assignment email to students' @csum.edu account.
All information regarding housing applications and selection will be sent to the Cal Maritime email account (@csum.edu).
The rates for the 2021-2022 academic year are listed below.
Room: $3,171 per semester
Meal Plan: $2,800 per semester
Please note - for the meal plan option, there is one standard plan for cadets. There is the ability to add funds to your meal plan. Please visit the Dining Services webpage for more information about adding additional funds.
For more information about Dining Services at Cal Maritime, please view webpage here.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Any off-campus petition submitted via StarRez by the petition deadline are currently under review. If you applied for financial hardship or a medical accommodation and have not received an official notification regarding your petition status before your room selection time slot opens, you will need to participate in room selection.
Once petition decision letters are sent, any cadet not approved for off-campus will need to participate in room selection. If you are not approved for off-campus status and do not participate in the StarRez (SR) room selection process, the Office of Residence Life will assign you a room assignment and a roommate.
Please follow instructions in your official off-campus approval notification email. If you would like to accept your off-campus approval offer, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Any room and meal plan charges will be reversed.
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 the "Wait List Options" page. Any hall/room and roommate requests submitted via the waitlist page will be reviewed. On the "Wait List Options' page you can submit details of your request.
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. Our office 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. Via the "Wait List Option" page, you will be able to input your requests for hall & roommate preferences.
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.
For Current Cadets - In the StarRez housing application, there's a "Single Room Buyout Requests" waitlist page for residents to opt into. This page will become active when the room selection process begins during the week of April 26th. If you would like to be on the waitlist for a single room buyout, please submit your request via the wait list page through your StarRez application.
Please understand that single room buyout requests are dependent on availability each semester and it's not a guarantee that our office will be able to grant your request or single room buyouts will be available. Our office will review all requests submitted and will communicate any updates throughout the remainder of semester and throughout summer months.
If you log back into your StarRez application and you're not able to change your meal plan, please send an email to email@example.com with the new meal plan you would like for the academic year.
Please note - for the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year, there is only one standard meal plan option. You can view more information regarding the dining options and program via the 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 mid-July via your @csum.edu account. The email includes details regarding your specific room assignment, your roommate information, and your check-in time for Fall 2021 Move-in Day.
For questions or more information about the room selection process please contact the Office of Residence Life at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 707-654-1400.
If you don’t participate in the room/roommate process, our office 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 if 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 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 Cadets 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, there will be a delay for you. It is best to log in after your designated time slot (after 8am or after 2pm).
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. Completed a late application after the 11:59pm on April 26th deadline. Any applications completed after the 11:59pm April 26th deadline have a delayed timeslot. You will need to send an email at email@example.com to a new time slot.
For questions or more information about housing or room selection process, please contact the Office of Residence Life at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 707-654-1400.