What day is move-in?
The Fall 2018 move-in day is Saturday,
August 25th, 2018. Residents will receive more information
regarding move-in day, such as roommates and what time to arrive in
August. Please see the
Housing Checklist for exact dates and deadlines.
Are the prices per person or split between everyone in the
The costs are per person, as we offer
individual license agreements. This means the resident is only
responsible for their license agreement. This is beneficial to our
residents because they don't have to worry about their roommate(s)
paying their rent on time, moving out in the middle of the year,
etc. Our residents are only responsible for their contract and
Is there parking at The QUAD?
The QUAD has short term parking along
Campus Way for retail and unloading purposes. All other parking is
through campus. Residents can park overnight in Lot O and in the
parking structure. The price for the general student parking permit
for a semester is $338 and for the academic year is $643. You can
purchase your parking permit through your MyCSUSM account or at
Parking and Commuter Services. You will need your license plate
number, along with the make and model of your vehicle at the time
If you are visiting a resident, you will need to purchase a parking
permit. The nearest parking machines are located in lots K (the
parking lot next to UPD) and N (the parking lot next to the parking
structure). The permit costs are: $9 for all day, $6 for four
hours, and $4 for 2 hours.
For more information, please visit www.csusm.edu/parking.
Should I bring a handcart or do you provide them on move-in
The QUAD will be providing push carts
for move-in day. There will be a limited amount, so we recommend
bringing your own if you have one just in case if there isn't one
immediately available when you arrive. If you move in early,
we will not have any push carts available.
I want to bring my own furniture. Is that
The QUAD does not restrict residents
from bringing additional furniture items, however, existing
furniture cannot be removed from apartments. If you are bringing
additional furniture, make sure you have enough room for all of
your belongings. Also, it is encouraged to discuss any furniture
purchases or thoughts on bringing additional furniture with your
roommates. Remember, you all have to share the
Are there meal plans?
The QUAD does not provide meal plans, as the apartments have a full
a refrigerator, convection oven/microwave, and dish washer. The
store, Ralph’s, is a 10 minute walk from The QUAD. For more
on-campus dining, please click here.
Can I stay on campus during holiday
Yes, The QUAD is apartment style
student housing, so students are not required to leave. We ask
students to let their RA's know if they will be staying during
Winter Break in case of an emergency.
What will my mailing address
200 East Barham Drive #UNIT
San Marcos, CA 92078
You will receive your
unit number on move-in day. You must include your unit number on
your mail or any mail/packages may be returned to the sender due to
an incomplete address.
All residents must register for Parcel Pending in order to receive
packages. If a resident decides to not register for Parcel Pending,
all packages will be returned to the sender. For a video on how
Parcel Pending works, please click here.
How do I pick my roommates?
Residents can choose their roommates
with RoomSync. RoomSync is an app through Facebook where you can
view other residents' profiles and choose one another to live
with. Click here to view a video on how it
works. Residents must have a Facebook account in order to
use the program. If you do not have a Facebook account, you can
either create one or you will not be able to choose your roommates.
Roommate assignments will be decided by housing staff based on
availability. Residents will receive a link to join RoomSync in
their confirmation email from housing within a week from being
countersigned. The link is specific to the resident and cannot be
forwarded. We do not advise to sign up for RoomSync on your own
directly with RoomSync. Only use the links provided in your
confirmation email. The deadline to select roommates is July 1,
If a resident decides to not choose their roommates, all remaining
roommate assignment will be done randomly based on availability. It
is HIGHLY recommended to choose ALL roommates in the apartment and
fill all spaces. The student knows themselves better than we do, so
it is in the student's best interest to select all
How do the payments work?
We offer three different payment plans
for the license amount: a payment in full, two equal semester
payments, and eight equal installments. All of the payment options
are based on the total license amount. The first installment for
all payment plan options, is due August 1, 2018.
The $300 administrative fee does not go towards the first
installment, as the administrative fee is a separate processing
fee. Residents and guarantors can pay online using their
Resident Portal. If payment is not received by the due date or
within the five day grace period, the resident will be assessed a
late fee of $50 on the 6th of the month.
If you are paying with the eight equal installments, they are due
on the first of August, September, October, November, January,
February, March, and April. This is NO payment due in December or
May. If you set up automatic reoccurring payments, you will need to
adjust your account accordingly to not be charged these
What if I'm depending on Financial Aid to cover my housing
The QUAD offers a housing installment
extension for the first (August) and fifth (January) installments.
Residents who would like an extension can submit the form by
here. Please keep in mind
only those who have reserved spaces can complete the form. Late
fees for the first installment will be waived, however, late fees
for the fifth (January 2019) installment will
not be waived.
What do I need to bring?
We have a list of suggested items to
here, however, it is recommended to speak with all roommates to
coordinate who is going to bring what so you don't show up on
move-in day with five toasters and three vacuums. The QUAD does
have a Paw Print printing system on property, so purchasing and
bring a printer is not required. More information on CSUSM's Paw
Print printing system can be
What do I do for housing if I'm an international
Any international students who do not
have housing reserved on-campus must confirm their own housing
before arriving. It is strongly recommended that students new to
the U.S. apply for U.S. Homestay. Those details and other housing
information is found at the Global Programs and Services website
further questions can be directed to the following emails: ALCI
International Students: email@example.com OR Global Education
International Students: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have additional questions? Please contact us at email@example.com or