Move In Checklist

Housing Represenative

Hello CSU Students! As you prepare for move-in, please remember to complete the following steps prior to your move-in date. No students will be permitted under any circumstance to move into the residence hall if these steps are not complete. 


Financial Aid Questions

Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020 – 2021 school year. Students must complete a FAFSA prior to applying for on-campus housing. Each housing applicant must complete a Financial Aid Housing Eligibility Form.  For questions contact:  

Application Fee

A $75 non-refundable application fee will be applied to the student's account upon applying for housing and must be paid prior to move-in. Please do not mail the application fee (applies to new residents only). Contact the Bursar Office to complete payment: (773) 995-2470 or email at

Criminal Background Check

All new and returning housing students must complete a criminal background check. There are two parts of the criminal background check. Part I is the Campus Safety Questionnaire. Complete your background check by visiting, fees will apply. Use package code: cg78 

Medical/ Immunization Questions - Please do not send any medical records to housing. 

The campus Wellness Health Center issues a medical compliance card once the student has submitted the appropriate medical/immunization. You will not be issued a compliance card if these items are not taken care of and this will prohibit you from obtaining housing.

  • 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  To meet in person by appointment only. No walk-ins. 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. 

New for Spring 2021- A COVID test 3-7 days prior to arrival will be required. More information included in the arrival information sent to the student's Chicago State University email.