Student Housing Application Process

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.

HOUSING PRIORITY GROUPS

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the following priority groups for 2021-2022 housing have been established. Please Note: If you are not in one of the below groups, you are not excluded you from housing eligibility. You will need to select the group you best identify with at the time of application to assist with the room assignment process.

Priority Group 1

  • Guardian Scholars
  • Homeless or home may be an unsafe situation
  • International Students

Priority Group 2

  • Residential Leaders and Employees
  • Presidential Scholar
  • Enrolled in classes that require face-to-face instruction
  • Class granted exemptions with Academic Affairs

Priority Group 3

  • Not within commuting distance and require on-campus housing
  • Home environment does not support virtual learning modalities

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. The Housing Office highly recommends students submit their housing application as soon as the housing portal opens in order to increase their chances of obtaining a space and selecting your preferred room type. 
 

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES

 

BECOME A GATOR

  1. Apply for admission to San Francisco State University at CalState Apply. Once your application is complete, you will receive a San Francisco State ID#, which you will need to apply for housing online. 
  2. Receive your admission notification to San Francisco State University and Accept the Admission Offer (AAO).

COMPLETE THE APPLICATION

  1. Once you have accepted your admission offer (AAO) to San Francisco State University, log into the housing portal using your SF State ID number and password.
  2. Select the community you wish to apply to and fill out the application. Be sure to select 3 alternate communities in case your preferred community is closed due to COVID-19.

Please Note: Due to the pandemic, roommate/apartment-mate selection is not available at this time.

SIGN THE LICENSE AGREEMENT & PAY THE INITIAL FEE

After completing the application, click to accept the terms of the License Agreement and pay the $200 initial fee. 

The $200 initial fee includes:

  • A $130 credit applied to your first installment
  • A $40 activity fee
  • A $30 non-refundable application fee

Please Note: Your application will not be finalized until you complete this step. 

CONFIRM YOUR SPACE

Housing room assignments will be emailed to applicants who have received a reservation notification and will include the assigned building, room number, roommate/apartment-mate information (if applicable). After receiving your room assignment notification, log back into the housing portal and complete the form to confirm your space.

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. 

COMPLETE THE APPLICATION

  1. Log into the housing portal using your SF State ID number and password.
  2. Select the community you wish to apply to and fill out the application. Be sure to select 3 alternate communities in case your preferred community is closed due to COVID-19.

Please Note: Due to the pandemic, roommate/apartment-mate selection is not available at this time.

SIGN THE LICENSE AGREEMENT & PAY THE INITIAL FEE

After completing the application, click to accept the terms of the License Agreement and pay the $200 initial fee. 

The $200 initial fee includes:

  • A $130 credit applied to your first installment
  • A $40 activity fee
  • A $30 non-refundable application fee

Please Note: Your application will not be finalized until you complete this step. 

CONFIRM YOUR SPACE

Housing room assignments will be emailed to applicants who have received a reservation notification and will include the assigned building, room number, roommate/apartment-mate information (if applicable). After receiving your room assignment notification, log back into the housing portal and complete the form to confirm your space.

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 2021, individuals need to be admitted to SF State and meet one of the following criteria: 
  • A current spring 2021 resident
  • 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.
    • Select the community you wish to apply to and fill out the application.
  2. SIGN THE LICENSE AGREEMENT & PAY THE INITIAL FEE

After completing the application, click to accept the terms of the License Agreement and pay the $200 initial fee. Your application will not be finalized until you complete this step. 

The $200 initial fee includes:

  • A $150 credit applied to your room fees
  • A $20 activity fee
  • A $30 non-refundable application fee

Please Note: Due to the pandemic, roommate/apartment-mate selection is not available at this time.

Returning residents are residents that currently live on campus. The following License Agreement options are available:

  1. Log into the housing portal using your SF State ID number and password.
  2. Select the community you wish to apply to and fill out the application
  3. Sign the License Agreement and pay the Initial Fee.  After completing the application, click to accept the terms of the License Agreement and pay the $200 initial fee. Your application will not be finalized until you complete this step. 

The $200 initial fee includes:

  • A $150 credit applied to your room fees
  • A $20 activity fee
  • A $30 non-refundable application fee

Please Note:

  • Due to the pandemic, roommate/apartment-mate selection is not available at this time.
  • Residents who submit a new application for summer 2021 will transition to a summer License Agreement for the number of weeks requested. Fees for all weeks of the License Agreement contract period as well as for the transition week between License Agreements (spring to summer) will be due on May 30, 2021. Eligibility requirements are applicable.
  • Residents who receive a summer 2021 room assignment will move to either Manzanita Square (MSQ) or University Park South (on an as needed basis) on May 30, 2021 as TCS & UPN housing communities will be closed for the summer. 

Residents who wish to stay for the entire summer have the option to request a room change into MSQ. If the room change is requested by no later than May 14, 2021, residents will be placed on the remainder of the 2020 – 2021 academic year 11.5 month License Agreement which ends on July 31, 2021 and will skip the following extra fees and eligibility requirements:

  • The $200 initial payment due with the summer 2021 application.
  • The spring to summer transition fees.
  • The requirement to be enrolled in an R1, R2, R3 or R4 summer session.

To request a room change, log into the Housing Portal and click on the ‘Change Rooms’ link. Please Note: You will NOT need to submit a summer 2021 housing application.