Apply for On-campus Housing

2022-2023 HOUSING APPLICATION TIMELINE

  • MARCH 1
    Housing Application Opens

  • APRIL 15
    Housing Reservation Notifications Start

  • MAY 15
    Community Assignment Notifications Start

  • JUNE 1
    Housing Application   Deadline

  • JULY 15
    Move-in Confirmation Deadline

We are excited that you’ve decided to apply for on-campus housing at San Francisco State University! Our residential communities have everything you need to support and enhance your academic endeavors and to make you feel comfortable in your new home.

Please read the information below to familiarize yourself with the application process, requirements, and important dates. Once you're ready to apply, click the 'APPLY NOW' button.

COVID-19 VACCINE REQUIREMENT

In order to provide the safest possible congregate housing experience, SF State Housing requires that ALL potential residents are fully vaccinated (including booster) prior to moving on campus. Any student who receives an SF State Housing reservation must upload proof of COVID-19 vaccination or request a medical or religious exemption prior to move-in when completing the Move-in Confirmation form. Failure to upload proof of COVID-19 vaccination or exemption request will result in the administrative cancellation of your housing reservation. Visit our COVID-19 information page for more information.
 

HOW TO APPLY

On-campus housing at San Francisco State University is limited and in high demand. While living on campus is not required, it is also not guaranteed and offered only on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Student Housing Office highly recommends students complete all steps of the housing application and submit it as soon as the housing portal opens in order to increase their chances of obtaining a space and selecting their preferred room type.
 

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES

 

EXPLORE & REVIEW

  1. Explore available housing options and identify your preferred community and room type. (you will be asked for 5 preferred community/room types when you apply)
  2. Review the important application dates and deadlines above.  

COMPLETE THE APPLICATION & PAY THE INITIAL FEE

  1. Log into the housing portal using your SF State ID number and password and click on the apply link to start your application.
  2. Sign the License Agreement and pay the initial payment. Information about the initial fee can be found on the fee schedule

Please Note: Your housing application will not be complete until you have signed the license agreement and submitted the initial fee. 

RECEIVE A RESERVATION & COMMUNITY ASSIGNMENT NOTIFICATION

If space is available for the community and room type you've selected, applicants will receive a housing reservation. A notification with your assigned community will be sent at a later date.  See Important Dates & Deadlines (above) for when these notices will be sent out.

CONFIRM YOUR SPACE

Between June 15 and July 15, 2022, log back into the housing portal and complete the Move-in Confirmation form* to confirm your space. See the Important Dates & Deadlines (above) for information on when this form is available and the final day to submit. 

*Applicants will receive their room assignment information once the Move-in Confirmation form is has been submitted.  Room assignment information will include the assigned building, room number, roommate/apartment-mate information (if applicable). 

Please Note: Failure to complete this step may result in the cancellation of your room assignment.

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES

 

*Returning residents are students who are currently living on campus. 

EXPLORE & REVIEW

  1. Explore available housing options and identify your preferred community and room type. (you will be asked for 5 preferred community/room types when you apply)
  2. Review the important application dates and deadlines above.  

COMPLETE THE APPLICATION & PAY THE INITIAL FEE

  1. Log into the housing portal using your SF State ID number and password and click on the 'Apply for Housing' link to start your application.
  2. Sign the License Agreement and pay the initial payment. Information about the initial fee can be found on the fee schedule.

Please Note: Your housing application will not be complete until you have signed the license agreement and submitted the initial fee. 

RECEIVE A RESERVATION & COMMUNITY ASSIGNMENT NOTIFICATION

If space is available for the community and room type you've selected, applicants will receive a housing reservation. A notification with your assigned community will be sent at a later date.  See Important Dates & Deadlines (above) for when these notices will be sent out.

SELECT YOUR ROOMMATE

Once the roommate selection process opens, returning residents will be allowed to select 1 person as their roommate. See Important Dates & Deadlines (above) for roommate selection process start date and deadline. 

TO SELECT YOUR ROOMMATE:

Both Roommates

Choose which roommate will be roommate 1 (Group Leader) and roommate 2.

Roommate 1 (Group Leader)

  1. Log into the Housing Portal and click on the 'Select a Roommate for 2022-2023' link. Click the term selector button to continue.
  2. Click continue on the welcome page and click the 'Search for Roommate by Details' link.
  3. To find your preferred roommate, enter their SF State ID and click 'Search'. 
  4. When your roommate's information is displayed, click the button to send them a roommate invitation.

Roommate 2

  1. Once your roommate sends you an invitation, you will receive an email sent to your campus email address as well as a notification message on the Housing Portal. Once you receive the invitation, click on the 'Select a Roommate for 2022-2023' link on the Housing Portal.
  2. Click the term selector button to continue, then click continue on the welcome page to view your roommate's invitation.
  3. Click the button to accept your roommate's invitation.

Roommate 1 (Group Leader)

  1. You will receive an email sent to your campus email address once your invitation has been accepted.
  2. After your roommate has accepted your invitation, log back into the Housing Portal and click the 'Select a Roommate for 2022-2023' link.
  3. Click continue on the term selector page and the welcome page.
  4. Click the 'Verify Group' button on the roommates page.  

Please Note:

  • To select a preferred roommate, both roommates must have a complete housing application (signed License Agreement/paid the initial payment).
  • Once your roommate group has been verified, you will no longer be able to change your roommate.

CONFIRM YOUR SPACE

Between June 15 and July 15, 2022, log back into the housing portal and complete the Move-in Confirmation form* to confirm your space. See the Important Dates & Deadlines (above) for information on when this form is available and the final day to submit. 

*Applicants will receive their room assignment information once the Move-in Confirmation form is has been submitted.  Room assignment information will include the assigned building, room number, roommate/apartment-mate information (if applicable). 

Please Note: Failure to complete this step may result in the cancellation of your room assignment.

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES

To be eligible to live on campus for summer, individuals need to be admitted to SF State and must be registered for classes in one of the following summer sessions:
 
R1: 5 weeks | R2: 8 weeks | R3: 5 weeks | R4: 10 weeks
 
  1. SUBMIT AN APPLICATION
  • Log into the housing portal using your SF State ID number and password.
  • Click the 'Apply for Housing' link and the 'Summer 2022' button to fill out the application.
  1. SIGN THE LICENSE AGREEMENT & PAY THE INITIAL PAYMENT
    After completing the application, click to accept the terms of the License Agreement and pay the initial payment. Your application will not be finalized until you complete this step.

Returning residents are residents that currently live on campus. 

  1. SUBMIT AN APPLICATION
  • Log into the housing portal using your SF State ID number and password.
  • Click the 'Apply for Housing' link and the 'Summer 2022' button to fill out the application.
  1. SIGN THE LICENSE AGREEMENT & PAY THE INITIAL PAYMENT
    After completing the application, click to accept the terms of the License Agreement and pay the initial payment. Your application will not be finalized until you complete this step.

Please Note: Returning residents will transition to a summer License Agreement for the number of weeks requested. Fees for all weeks of the summer License Agreement contract period as well as for the transition week between License Agreements (spring to summer) will be applicable. See the 'Summer Fee Schedule' for further details.

SPECIAL INTEREST HOUSING

Special Interest Communities help support students as they transition in to college life and are a great way to connect with faculty, staff, and fellow students. All students who are interested in a Special Interest Community, must complete an application in addition to the housing application. 

RETURNING RESIDENTS 
(current in-room residents who are sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduates)

Communities | Afrocentric, Rainbow
Location | University Park North
Requirements | Mentorship and programming participation

NEW RESIDENTS 
(freshmen or first-time freshmen)

Communities  | Afrocentric, Rainbow, LatinX, Aspire
Location | Village at Centennial Square

AFROCENTRIC
Afrocentric Special Interest Community invites students to enhance their living and learning experiences by joining and building relationships with one another around common interests in the cultural, social, and political realities and liberation of people of African descent. This community provides students with an environment where they can safely explore, celebrate, and think critically about key issues related to excellence, cultural awareness, and social responsibility.

RAINBOW
The Rainbow Special Interest Community focuses on gender, sexuality, and the intersectionality of identities within the LGBTQ+ community. This community offers students the opportunity to live in a supportive space and to explore the issues that face LGBTQ+ identified individuals in our society. Through active involvement in educational programming and community mobilization, the community strives to provide an environment where residents feel supported and empowered.

ASPIRE
The Asian American & Pacific Islander (A.S.P.I.R.E.) SIH partners with Asian American & Pacific Islander Student Services, and is specifically focused on promoting the academic success of high need Asian American and Pacific Islander students.  The A.S.P.I.R.E. SIH provides programming to focus on academic, community, and personal engagement –with specific goals of navigating SFSU, health and wellness, belonging, and future goals.

LATIN-X
The Latin-X Special Interest Community aims to celebrate the different communities and identities of Latin-X students. It provides educational opportunities for students to engage in dialogue regarding their interest and understanding of the history and origins of Latin-X communities.

To apply, log into the Housing Portal and click on the 'Apply for 2022-2023 Special Interest Community Housing' link.

Please Note:

  • Special Interest housing is limited. Students who apply by April 15th have a greater chance of receiving a space in one of the available Special Interest Communities.
  • If you are approved for a Special Interest Community, your assigned bedspace may not match the preferred room type you selected when you completed the housing application.
  • If you are looking for a Co-Ed living assignment (a mixed gender room assignment that is not program based) and already know who you would like to have as a roommate, please contact the Student Housing Office at housing@sfsu.edu with subject line "Co-Ed Living Request".