Returning Resident Process

Information for current students who wish to return to Housing for 2016-2017 is now available. Please see the Returning Resident Process page.


2016-2017 Academic Year Housing Application

SF State Housing is limited and in high demand. SF State housing is not required and not guaranteed. Spaces are assigned on a first-come, first served basis. The Housing Office highly recommends applicants to SF State University also submit their housing application as soon as possible, even before being admitted to the University. Students are encouraged to apply for housing before January 2016 to increase their chances of obtaining a space and avoid being on a waiting list for Fall 2016.

The priority deadline period to apply for housing is October 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016. The housing application final deadline for Fall 2016 is May 15, 2016. Students must have their student identification numbers (SF State ID) in order to apply for housing. ID numbers are given out after student has applied to the University.

Current housing residents should NOT apply now. Returning Resident process information will be available in February 2016.

Please see our application page for timeline and link to the SF State Housing Portal.


Summer 2016 Housing

SF State offers housing to students who are attending at least 1 unit of classes in SF State’s Summer Session (information on Summer Session will be released on the SF State website in Spring 2016). For Summer 2016, residents will be housed in double-occupancy, two-bedroom apartments in the Towers at Centennial Square. Cost includes a choice of dining plans in the City Eats dining Center. Students may reside on campus for any or all summer sessions.


Spring 2016 Calendar Adjustment

With approval from the Chancellor’s Office, the SF State Academic Senate has resolved to adjust the Spring 2016 academic calendar in order to accommodate a May 27 commencement at AT&T Park. This has caused changes in the Housing calendar. Please see the Terms & Conditions as well as the Housing Calendar for new Spring 2016 dates, including new move-in and move-out dates.


Mashouf Wellness Center Construction

SF State has broken ground on the Mashouf Wellness Center. Construction is taking place at the corner of Font and Lake Merced Boulevards, across the street from the West Campus Green and Residence Halls. The project completion date is in 2017.

SF State Housing recognizes and understands that you may have concerns about this project as residents during the academic year. Further details and ongoing updates about the project are available online:

Capital Planning, Design and Construction (CPDC) project website.

Disability Programs Resource Center (DPRC) website.

Residents may also contact the University Property Management Service Desk at 415-405-0579 or


Housing Payments

Housing installment payments are due the first of each month, September through April. For the Fee Schedule, Installment Breakdown, and answers to your payment questions, please see the Paying for Housing section of our website.

Payments must be made by 5pm on the 5th of each month to avoid the $20 late fee.


Student Feedback

Student Concerns & Complaints

San Francisco State University believes all feedback, whether positive or negative, is valuable in order to successfully assist our student body. The Division of Student Affairs has created a unique website providing students with resources concerning grievances and problem solving. We encourage all students to utilize these resources.


Virtual Tour of the Residential Housing Community

Please check out SF State's On-campus housing Virtual Tour