Continuing Resident Process


  1. Explore available housing options and identify your preferred community and room type.

  2. Review the fees and meal plan requirements for the community where you would like to live. 
  3. Review the Important Dates and Deadlines. 

PLEASE NOTE: Continuing residents are students who are currently living on campus.


  1. Log into the Housing Portal using your SF State Student ID number and password and click on the apply link to start your application.

  2. After completing the application, pay the initial payment. Information about the initial payment can be found on the fee schedule. 

Please Note: Your housing application will not be complete until you have submitted the initial payment. 


(UPN & UPS communities only)

Once the roommate selection process opens, returning residents who applied for UPN & UPS will be allowed to select their roommate.

View below for more information about the Roommate Selection Process. 

Please Note: Roommates will be assigned for Residents who apply for MSQ, TCS, or those who apply after the Roommate Selection Process ends.  


(UPN & UPS communities only)

Returning residents who apply to the UPN or UPS communities will receive a room selection timeslot to select their room. Room availability is first-come, first-serve.

Click the 'Important Dates & Deadlines' button to see when the room selection timeslots will be available on the Housing Portal.

View below for more information about the Room Selection Process. 

Please Note: Rooms will be assigned for residents who apply for MSQ, TCS, or those who apply after the Room Selection Process ends.

Roommate & Room Selection Process

step 1 - apply for housing by March 10, step 2 select your roommate(s) March 11-14, Step 3 Receive a room selection timeslot - March 25, Step 4 - select your room April 2-5
Communities Available for Roommate & Room Selection | UPN & UPS


To be eligible to select your roommate(s) and rooms, all applicants will need to:

  • Be a current in-room resident for spring 2024.
  • Complete a 2024-2025 housing application, sign the License Agreement, and pay the initial payment.
  • Consent to Roommate Selection during application.

Roommate Selection Steps

Roommate Group Size

Roommate groups can consist of 2, 3, or 5 people total. Below are the recommended group sizes for each unit layout:

  • 1 bedroom | 2 people
  • 2 bedrooms | 2 or 3 people
  • 3 bedrooms | 2 or 3 or 5 people

Room Selection Steps