On-campus Housing Tours

Want to get an early look at your housing community?  Join us for a in-person guided housing tour when you visit campus for orientation. 


In-person guided housing tours are available for first-time freshman and transfer students who have a confirmed housing reservation or who are on the waitlist for housing for the 2022-2023 academic year. Registration Required. Click the button on the right to register.

Please Note: There is a maximum of 10 people per tour session. Tour participants must be students only. We are not able to accommodate guests at this time.


Housing tours are only offered during the summer from the first week of June through the end of July. At all other times you may take our virtual housing tour or sign up for a campus tour with Student Outreach Services.

FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN TOUR | Every Monday & Thursday in June at 11 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
TRANSFER STUDENT TOUR | Every Monday & Friday in July at 11 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.


Each tour begins with a quick overview of the community and an a tour of a model room. Please Note: the model room type that is visited is not guaranteed to match the room type that you have been or will be assigned.  

FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN TOUR | Visits Mary Ward Hall, Towers at Centennial Square and Village at Centennial Square
TRANSFER STUDENT TOUR | Visits University Park North


FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN TOUR | Outside the Student Housing Office located at 800 Font Blvd. See map
TRANSFER STUDENT TOUR | Outside the campus bookstore. See map

All tours will start promptly at the scheduled time, so please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to your tour time.


Come prepared for fluctuating temperatures or rainy weather and be sure to where comfortable walking shoes. 


In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a face covering is required inside all student housing buildings. We also ask that you manage your distance as best as possible during the tour. Those who do not adhere by our safety guidelines will not be able to participate. Please do not visit campus if you are sick.

Already registered and need to cancel?

If you are unable to attend the tour, please cancel no less than 24 hours prior to your scheduled tour time. To cancel your reservation, email housingtours@sfsu.edu with "Housing Tour Cancellation" in the subject line.


Our virtual experience allows you to explore each of our housing communities from the comfort of your home. It includes 360° degree views of interior and exterior spaces well as still images.

Explore our housing communities on your own time with a self-guided tour. Our self-guided tour map directs you through SF State's three residential neighborhoods and provides brief information about available housing options.

Please Note: Self-guided tours are of external publicly accessible spaces only and access to rooms or internal common spaces are not available. To view internal spaces, we recommend that you view the virtual housing tour as you walk around the housing community.