Move-In Day

Move-In Day Information Fall 2017

Move-In Day for First Time Students is Saturday, August 19, 2017, 9am to 7pm.

Move-In Day for Returning Residents is Sunday, August 20, 2017 9am to 4pm.

Confirmed residents will receive an email containing roommate information and designated move-in time August 1, 2017.

Students must log into the Housing portal to check “in room” and receive an “Express Boarding Pass” through email prior to Move-In. Students must show express boarding pass when they check in to help expedite the check in process on August 19, 2017.

Applicants on the wait list should not attend Move-In Day, as the Housing Office will not be assigning spaces that day.

Early Move-In (Before August 19, 9am)

Early Check in for all buildings will be at the Towers Community Desk, located at 798 Font Blvd, SF, CA 94132.

Check-In Locations for First time Students August 19, 2017

First time students will check in at the Annex I Student Event Center from 9am to 7pm. Students must bring the express boarding pass to get through the lines quicker!

Students should log in to the Housing Portal to print their “Boarding Pass”.

After Hours Move-In for First Time Students after 7pm, August 19

First Time Residents checking in after 7pm on Move-in Day will need to check in at the Community Desk of the building they are assigned to. Access to buildings is granted by the SF State OneCard (Student ID). Students who have not received their OneCard may use the utility phone available next to the front door to call the Community Desk for assistance.

Check –In Locations for Returning Residents August 20, 2017

Returning Resident will check in from 9am to 7pm at UPS and UPN. After 7pm, students must check in at the Towers at Centennial Square front desk.

Check in for University Park South will be located at the UPS office at 1703 Holloway Ave, SF, CA 94132.

Check in for University Park North will be located at the University Park Residence Life Office, located at 21 Buckingham Way, SF, CA 94132.

Note: Parking in the Stonestown Galleria Mall is prohibited. Stonestown Galleria Mall Security will tow.

After Hour Move-In for Returning Residents at UPS and UPN on August 20 after 4pm

Residents will check in at the Towers at Centennial Square Community Desk, located at 796 Font Blvd, after 4pm.

The University Housing Office will be open 9am to 6pm on Saturday, August 19, 2017. The University Housing Office will be closed on Sunday, August 20, 2017.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to move in on Move-In Day?
What is Express Check-In?
Who can move in early?
Will the Housing Office be open?
Can I get my SF State ID card on Move-In Day?
How do I get to campus and where do I park?
What is Express Unloading?
When does my meal plan start working?
Can I borrow an SF State Bin or Hand truck?
How do I set up my Internet?
Can someone help me move in?
Can I send a "Storage Pod" to campus?
Can I mail my possessions to SF State?
What is my address?
What do I do if I lose my keys?
What do I do if I’m locked out, out of my apartment?
Do I need Renters Insurance?

Do I have to move in on Move-In Day?

Students may begin to move in after 9am on Saturday, August 19. Students have been given times to move in, but these are suggested times. Students may move in after regular move-in hours, or on a later date. Students who plan to move in after classes begin (Wednesday, August 23) should notify the Housing Office via email (housing@sfsu.edu). Please note, students are required to show their boarding pass to move through the check in line as quickly as possible. Students may print or show a smart device with the boarding pass. Please see below “What is Express Check-In” for more information.

What is Express Check-In?

The Housing Office has created an online Express Check process. Students are required to show their boarding pass when they physically go through the check in line once they arrive to campus on August 19 and August 20, 2017. Students are required to check in to their assigned space online at any time after August 14 using our express check in process on the Housing Portal.

As part of the online check-in students will be issued a Boarding Pass (BP). Print or show the BP on your mobile device on Saturday, August 19 at your assigned check-in time and use the Express check-in line to speed up your check-in process.

If you have questions about the online Express check-in process, please email housing@sfsu.edu.

Who can move in early?

International, Graduate and Student Athletes sometimes are required to move in early. If you are not in one of these groups, but would like to move in early, please log into the Housing Portal and click on “Early Move-In”.

Will the Housing Office be open?

Move-In Day, August 19, 2017 the Housing Office will be open from 9am to 6pm. Our regular business hours are from 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday. The Housing Office will be closed on Sunday, August 20, 2017.

Can I get my SF State ID card on Move-In Day?

The OneCard office is open from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday. The OneCard office will be opened on Move-In day, August 19, from 9am to 4pm. Housing requires that students have their SF State ID card at the time of check-in to expedite the process. You may also use your state identification card if needed. The One Card office will not be open Sunday, August 20, 2017.

How do I get to campus and where should I park?

Please see the campus Parking and Transportation website for directions and general parking information.

For long term parking students and families will be able to use Lot 20 free of charge on Move-In day August 19, 2017 only.

Where to Park at SFSU

What is Express Unloading?

Saturday, August 19, first time students Express Unloading

EVERYONE STARTS AT ANNEX 1

  • Step 1 Start on North State Drive. (In Google Maps type Annex 1 San Francisco State University )
  • Step 2 Vehicle drops-off in front of the Annex 1
  • Step 3 Student brings printed or mobile boarding pass inside Annex 1 to get checked in and obtain keys
  • Step 4 Student/family move vehicle into Parking Garage (Google map parking garage San Francisco State University) and wait for student.

 

STUDENTS ASSIGNED into Mary Ward and Mary Park Halls, Towers at Centennial Square, Village at Centennial Square:

  • Step 5 Drive to roof level of Parking Garage for short term parking
  • Step 6 Show keys and meet a SF State volunteer to unload items into a SF State cart or a rented hand truck
  • Step 7 Student/family and volunteer proceed to assigned building
  • Step 8 Student/family move vehicle to lower levels of garage for long term parking

 

STUDENTS ASSIGNED into UPN and UPS:

  • Step 5 Vehicle exits garage and drive westbound on State Drive
  • Step 6 At intersection of Lake Merced and State Drive, Student/Family make a right turn to University Park North, or left turn to University Park South
  • Step 7 Student/Family drive to assigned address. UPS and UPN parking may be available on public street. All street posted signs are enforced by SFMTA (San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority). SF State does not take responsibility for vehicle parked in violation of SFMTA street parking signage

Sunday, August 20, returning residents Parking:

  • Step 1 Locate check-in location for UPS and/or UPN on Google map:
  • Step 2 Student brings printed or mobile boarding pass to get checked in and obtain keys
  • Step 3 Student/Family drive to assigned address.
  • UPS and UPN parking may be available on Public Street. All street posted signs are enforced by SFMTA (San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority). SF State does not take responsibility for vehicle parked d in violation of SFMTA street parking signage

When does my meal plan start working?

Meal Plans included in the License Agreement will be activated for dinner on Move-In Day. Welcome Home BBQ is free for all residents with a meal plan. Dinner is available for purchase for family and friends.

Residents can request to lower their Meal Plan starting August 19 through August 28, 2017. Students must log into the Housing Portal to submit their request. Please note, students are only able to change their meal plan once per semester. Students are able to go online to request a raise of meal plan at any time during the semester.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Continental Breakfast 7am to 10am in City Eats Dining Center
Welcome Home BBQ - West Campus Green - (Dining Center Closed for lunch) 11 AM to 2 PM
City Eats Dinner 5 PM to 8 PM
Café in the Park Closed
Bricks Closed
Sunday, August 20
Brunch 10 to 2 PM
Afternoon meal 2 to 5 PM
Dinner will be served at the West Campus Green
*City Eats is closed for Dinner
Bricks Closed
Café in the Park Closed
Monday, August 21
Breakfast 7 to 11 AM
Lunch Taste of San Francisco 12 pm to 2 pm Campus Quad
Dinner 5 to 8 PM

* For regular semester dining hours please visit the Dining Program page.

Can I borrow an SF State bin?

SF State Bins will be available on the top floor of Parking Lot 20. (Please see “What is Express Unloading?” above for more information)

How do I set up my Internet?

This information will become available a week or so before students move in August 19, 2017.

Can someone help me move in?

SF State Volunteers will be available on Saturday, August 19, 2017 to assist Parents and Students unload belongings.

Can I send a "Storage Pod" to campus?

Storage pods are closet sized crates that are delivered from one site to another by storage companies. While these sound convenient, please DO NOT utilize this service; we do not have any room on the campus grounds to receive these storage containers.

Can I mail my possessions to SF State?

Please do not have your items arrive before you do. We are unable to store items for students who have not checked in. You should arrange for packages and other mail to begin arriving after Move-In Day.

What is my address?

Mary Ward Hall
800 Font Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94132

Mary Park Hall
800 Font Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94132

Towers at Centennial Square Jr. Suites
798 Font Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94132

Towers at Centennial Square Apartments
796 Font Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94132

Village at Centennial Square
750 Font Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94132

For University Park South and North, please use address given in room assignment. All addresses will be in San Francisco CA, 94132

What do I do if I lose my keys?

Step 1: If you lose your original room key received at move in, proceed to the Community Front Desk of your assigned building

Step 2: Request a temporary key. The temporary key is loaned to you for no more than 72 hours

Step 3: Return the temporary key to the community desk within 72 hours of the time you checked it out.

NOTE: If temporary key is not returned within 72 hours, an automatic lock change may be initiated for security purposes and $50.00 will be charged to your housing account. In that case key cores to your room door and mailbox will be changed (Mary Park and Ward residents only). You and your roommate(s) will be notified to pick up new keys at the Resident Services Community desk.

What do I do if I’m locked out?

Step 1: If you lock yourself out of your room or apartment, or lost your apartment key, you may request access to your space from the Community Front Desk.

Step 2: Show identification. To ensure only you and your roommate(s) have access to your apartment when locked out, Resident Services will verify your identification and room number prior to providing access to your space.

Step 3: Be patient. You will be assisted within a time frame that is reasonable, but you must be prepared to wait for available staff. Resident Services Assistants do not have access to individual room/suite/apartment keys.

NOTE: residents are provided ONE courtesy lockout per academic semester. Any subsequent lockouts will be deemed excessive, and for safety and security reasons, may warrant a lock change, which will be charged to the resident at a cost of $50.00 per lock change. If you have requested an excessive number of lockout keys, you and your roommate may be required to verify possession of your room keys. Excessive lockouts may necessitate a meeting with the Area Coordinator for Resident Services due to the increased security risk to the community.

Renters Insurance

The Housing Office recommends Students obtain renter's insurance. Students who decline to purchase personal liability insurance through the housing portal may obtain renter’s insurance through their own family provider or seek their own provider independently. For more information please visit the Personal Liability page.

Please click on the link below to be re-directed to a third party renter’s insurance website.

Please note, SFSU is not affiliated with the third party vendor. We don’t recommend or endorse the company.

 

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