COVID-19 FAQs | Spring 2021

In order to ensure the safety of our residential students and our broader community, the University has identified that housing will be made available to a limited number of students for the spring 2020 semester. Students that will be granted a housing assignment will be identified as falling into one of the following groups:

  • Guardian Scholars
  • International Students (currently living with us or not able to return home)
  • At-Risk Students (i.e., home may be an unsafe situation)
  • Residential Leaders and Employees
  • Students with academic hardship (i.e., lack of internet, devices, and other academic-related resources that living on-campus would support.)
  • Students with classes granted exceptions and requiring face-to-face instruction

Students who fall within one of the priority groups can apply for housing starting October 26th through December 4th.  Please contact the Student Housing Office at housing@sfsu.edu if you have questions.

Confirmation emails will be going out on a rolling basis starting late November. If you’ve previously received a housing confirmation, that confirmation is no longer valid.

Confirmation emails will be going out on a rolling basis starting late November.

Confirmation emails will be going out on a rolling basis starting late November.

Academic Hardship is an event or experience that interferes with a student’s academic process (e.g. lack of internet, devices, and other academic-related resources that living on-campus would support).

Students who apply are able to select their desired building and room type.  Those who deferred from fall 2020 will be assigned based upon their preferred choice.  Please note that only a limited number of communities will be open; therefore, your assignment may not correspond with your preferred building choices listed in your original application.

Due to physical distancing guidelines, there will be one student per bedroom. Depending on the type of units, there will be 2 to 4 students per unit.

During Stay-at-Home or Shelter-in-Place guidelines, room assignment changes will be minimal due to the risk associated.

This process will not be available for Spring 2021.

In order for us to house residents in the University Park North community, SF State was required to submit a housing operational plan to the Chancellor’s office and the Department of Public Health. Mandatory meal plans for University Park North was a stipulation of this plan. Providing a meal plan to University Park North residents reduces the risk of exposure to COVID-19 as it will alleviate the need for residents to travel outside for of the SF State Housing community for food.

You can purchase a voluntary meal plan by visiting the Sodexo website. Students with flex dollars can use it at City Eats and Bricks.

Room assignments and move-in dates will be sent out in early December.  In order to adhere to physical distancing mandates and to provide the safest possible move-in process for students, families and staff, students will be required to arrive at their assigned date and time. Failure to arrive at your assigned date and time will result in a delay of your move-in process.

Your room assignment letter has instructions on how to purchase a pass.  The cost for a pass for Spring 2021 will be $384.00.

Parking will be pro-rated for any unused weeks.

No, students who wish to attend in fall 2021, will need to complete a new application for the upcoming academic year.

Instructions on how to cancel your application can be found at housing.sfsu.edu/cancel-housing-application. You can expect to receive your refund within a few days for accounts with direct deposit or 1-2 weeks for accounts without direct deposit. Please note that the $30.00 application fee is non-refundable.

Please visit our off-campus resource page for more information housing.sfsu.edu/off-campus-housing-resources.