1200 E California Blvd
Mail Code 160-86
Pasadena, California 91125
Welcome to Caltech's residential community! Before you move into your new room or suite, please take note of important deadlines and policies below.
If you are eligible to arrive before your designated move-in day, you must submit an early arrival request form. This form will be sent out to eligible residents.
Fall Season Athletes - Early arrival housing will be available for fall season athletes. The Athletics Department will cover early housing fees for athletes starting on the day that their particular sport begins. For more information on the dates that the Athletics Department will cover housing fees for you, please contact them directly.
International Students - Early arrival housing will be available for new students participating in International Orientation. You may arrive one day before orientation begins.
Submit the Remote Housing Check In form to confirm your arrival on campus.
Relevant COVID-19 guidelines for check in will be sent to newly arriving students along with their check in information.
If you need to send some items in advance of your arrival, you should make all of the following necessary arrangements (do not send it collect) and ship them to the address below.
Any package weighing over 50 pounds should be shipped to the following address:
c/o Shipping & Receiving
391 S. Holliston Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91125
Please Note: Central Shipping and Receiving will hold packages for up to one week, so do not send packages too far in advance. When you arrive and wish to retrieve your items, you should contact Central Shipping and Receiving at 626-395-4893 for pick-up instructions. Business hours are Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM.
Within 7 days of checking in to your new residence, or immediately after completing Rotation or a room change, complete:
On-Campus Housing Room Condition Form
By completing the form on time, you protect yourself from being charged for missing items or damages that you have not caused. As you fill out the form, look for dust, grease, holes, stains, burns, damages, and wear. Not all items listed are standard for every room.
You and all students have a responsibility to help protect the health and well-being of the entire Caltech community. Learn about the latest COVID-related protocols for housing and dining.