Housing COVID-19 Information & Updates

University Housing is committed to providing a safe and healthy housing community for our residents. Following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as State and County guidelines, we have implemented various practices and protocols in effort to protect the well-being of the residential community. The information on this page along with University Housing’s COVID-19 policies and guidelines are subject to change depending on the current conditions of the pandemic and any new recommendations from the State, County, or CDC.



  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Public areas (lobbies, elevators, laundry rooms, etc.) and high-touch areas (door knobs, elevator buttons, etc.) will be disinfected frequently by the University. We also recommend that you clean and disinfect any frequently touched objects and surfaces in your apartment.

Face Coverings

Members of the San Francisco State University community are required to wear something that covers their nose and mouth when on campus. In addition, residents must wear a mask or face covering when entering and traversing buildings in the housing community and must follow guidelines provided by the City and County of San Francisco and the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   


  • When outside your home, stay at least 6 feet away from others who don’t live in your household. 
  • Until further notice, the limited number of housing communities that will be in operation will not be filled to capacity and only one resident will be assigned to each bedroom in order to provide for greater physical distancing.
  • During Stay-at-Home or Shelter-in-Place guidelines, external (nonaffiliated) visitors to the University and overnight guests are prohibited from in the residence halls or apartments. In addition, no more than one resident student visitor is acceptable at any one time.

COVID-19 Testing

Depending on the conditions of the pandemic, students living in on-campus housing may be required to participate in COVID-19 testing. Check this page frequently for updates. 

Vaccination Requirement

To support SF State's commitment to health and safety for all members of the campus community, on-campus housing residents will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 upon full approval of one or more vaccines by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as adequate availability of the fully approved vaccines. This requirement will become effective at the beginning of the fall 2021 term, or upon full FDA approval of the vaccine, whichever occurs later. Further details about this requirement are forthcoming.

Health Screening

During Stay-at-Home or Shelter-in-Place guidelines, residents are expected to be engaged daily with the University’s health declaration process and must demonstrate a health “green badge” to gain access to University facilities outside of their own residence apartment building. 

COVID-19 Policies


4/12/21 | Post-Spring Break COVID-19 Make-up Test
4/9/21 | COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunity for SF State Housing Students
3/29/2021 | Mandatory Post-Spring Break COVID-19 Testing
12/17/20 | Spring 2021 COVID-19 Testing for Returning Residents
12/04/20 | COVID-19 During the Holiday Season
11/30/20 | COVID-19 Curfew Order Reminder
11/01/20 | COVID-19 Holiday Guidelines & Reminders
10/16/20 | Spring 2021 Housing Availability
8/12/20 | COVID-19 Residential Responsibilities
6/26/20 | Notice Regarding Fall 2020 Housing Eligibility
6/04/20 | Notice Regarding Fall 2020 Housing
4/29/20 | Notice to Residents to Pick up Their Belongings
4/23/20 | Notice Regarding Face Coverings
4/17/20 | COVID-19 Check-Out Form [PDF]
3/23/20 | Notification of Housing Fees Adjustments/refund [PDF]
3/17/20 | Updates following the shelter-in-place order [PDF]



(Range from Mild to Severe)

  • Fever - Common
  • Headache - Sometimes
  • General Aches & Pains - Sometimes
  • Fatigue & Weakness - Sometimes
  • Extreme Exhaustion - Sometimes
  • Stuffy Nose - Rare
  • Sneezing - Rare
  • Sore Throat - Sometimes
  • Cough - Common
  • Shortness of Breath - Sometimes


If you are feeling symptoms related to COVID-19, you should contact covid19@sfsu.edu as well as your primary care provider or urgent care. In addition, we recommend you self-isolate for at least 14 days until your symptoms clear and take a COVID-19 test to ensure you are negative for the virus.