Move-in Process

Important Reminders

Don't come to move-in if you are sick

DON'T COME TO CAMPUS IF YOU'RE FEELING SICK

If you or your move-in guest(s) is feeling sick or displaying symptoms of COVID-19, do not come to campus. Contact the Student Housing Office at housing@sfsu.edu to reschedule your move-in.

Arrive on time

ARRIVE ON TIME

If you arrive earlier than your scheduled time (see below), you will be required to wait until your designated time. If you arrive later than your scheduled time, you may need to wait until move-in staff can accommodate you. Wait time could range from 1-2 hours. 

2 guests and 1 car max

BRING ONLY 2 GUESTS AND 1 VEHICLE

For health and safety purposes and to minimize congestion in unloading areas and elevators, only 1-2 move-in guests (in addition to yourself) and 1 vehicle per resident is allowed for move-in. 

Move-in Process Overview

Move-in Process Timeline: Check in, key pick-up, unload, park

When to Come

Calendar

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2023

To help ensure a smooth move-in process, residents have been assigned a move-in timeslot. Please do not arrive any earlier or later than your scheduled time.

AFTER HOURS MOVE-IN 

If you have been pre-approved to move-in after hours or on a later day, you may pick up your keys directly at your community desk*. Please email the Student Housing Office with your name, SF State ID and your planned arrival time.

*Key pick-up for Mary Ward Hall residents will be at the Mary Park Hall community desk.

What to Do

CHECK-IN & PICK UP YOUR KEYS

Location | Towers Conference Center on State Drive. [VIEW GOOGLE MAP]

  • Drive to the check-in location and temporarily park in any available parking space along State Drive or in Lot 19 [VIEW GOOGLE MAP].
  • Proceed to the check-in area and show your ID and Check-in Pass to receive your keys and move-in packet.

UNLOAD YOUR VEHICLE

Location | Top level of Lot 20 on State Drive. [VIEW GOOGLE MAP]

  • Fill out the unloading zone permit and place it in your vehicle according to the instructions on the permit. 
  • Detach the completed bin rental card from the unloading zone permit and hand it to move-in staff to check out a moving bin (see details below).
  • Unload your belongings.
  • Parking in the unloading area is restricted to 1 hour.

MOVE YOUR VEHICLE TO LONG TERM PARKING

After unloading your belongings, return your move-in bin to the rental location and move your vehicle to any available parking in Lot 20, levels 1-3.

CHECK-IN & PICK UP YOUR KEYS

Location | MSQ community desk at 2 Varela Ave. [VIEW GOOGLE MAP]

  • Drive to the check-in location and temporarily park in any available street parking on Varela Ave. or Holloway Ave.
  • Proceed to the check-in area and show your ID and Check-in Pass to receive your keys and move-in packet.

UNLOAD YOUR VEHICLE

Location | MSQ parking garage at 2 Varela Ave. Enter at Cardenas Ave.

  • After receiving your keys, proceed to the unloading area and temporarily park.
  • Fill out the unloading zone permit and place it in your vehicle according to the instructions on the permit. 
  • Detach the completed bin rental card from the unloading zone permit and hand it to move-in staff to check out a moving bin (see details below).
  • Unload your belongings.
  • Parking in the unloading area is restricted to 1 hour.

MOVE YOUR VEHICLE TO LONG TERM PARKING

After unloading your belongings, return your moving bin to the rental location and move your vehicle to any available street parking.

CHECK-IN & PICK UP YOUR KEYS

Location | UPN community desk at 295 Buckingham Way. [VIEW GOOGLE MAP]

  • Drive to the check-in location and temporarily park in any available parking space on Buckingham Way.
  • Proceed to the check-in area and show your ID and Check-in Pass to receive your keys and move-in packet.

UNLOAD YOUR VEHICLE

Location | Any available parking space near 225 Buckingham Way (for bin rental) or near your building.

  • Fill out the unloading zone permit and place it in your vehicle according to the instructions on the permit. 
  • If you would like to rent a moving bin, detach the completed bin rental card from the unloading zone permit and hand it to move-in staff at the moving bin rental location (see details below).
  • Unload your belongings.
  • Parking in the unloading area is restricted to 1 hour.

MOVE YOUR VEHICLE TO LONG TERM PARKING

After unloading your belongings, return your move-in bin to the rental location and move your vehicle to any available street.

CHECK-IN & PICK UP YOUR KEYS

Location | Manzanita Square (MSQ) community desk at 2 Varela Ave. [VIEW GOOGLE MAP]

  • Drive to the check-in location and temporarily park in any available street parking on Varela Ave. or Holloway Ave.
  • Proceed to the check-in area and show your ID and Check-in Pass to receive your keys and move-in packet.

UNLOAD YOUR VEHICLE

Location | Any available parking space on Serrano Dr. or near your building. [VIEW GOOGLE MAP]

  • After receiving your keys, proceed to the unloading area and temporarily park.
  • Fill out the unloading zone permit and place it in your vehicle according to the instructions on the permit. 
  • If you would like to rent a moving bin, detach the completed bin rental card from the unloading zone permit and hand it to move-in staff at the moving bin rental location (see details below). Note: moving bin rental is located at the MSQ parking garage.
  • Unload your belongings.
  • Parking in the unloading area is restricted to 1 hour.

MOVE YOUR VEHICLE TO LONG TERM PARKING

After unloading your belongings, return your moving bin to the rental location and move your vehicle to any available street.

Moving Bin Rental

Students moving belongings on move-in day.

To make it easier to move your belongings, moving bins will be available for check-out (see locations below). We encourage you to bring your own dolly or hand truck.

TO CHECK OUT A MOVING BIN

  • You will need to provide your SF State ID or government-issued ID. Your ID will be returned to you when you bring your bin back to the bin check-out area.
  • Up to 2 bins can be checked out for a maximum of 1 hour. There is an $90 charge for any bins that are not returned.

MOVING BIN RENTAL LOCATIONS

MSQ & UPS | Manzanita Square parking garage.
MPH, MWH, TCS, TJS, & VCS | Top of Lot 20 near the unloading area.
UPN | 225 Buckingham Way.

Additional Things to Know

check-in table at move-in

CHECK-IN

ITEMS REQUIRED | Your SF State ID –OR– government-issued ID –AND– your Check-in Pass (sent to your SF State email). Please have these items ready to show to move-in staff when you arrive.

REMINDER | A family member or friend cannot check-in for you.

Street with parked cars

PARKING

  • Parking in Lot 19 and 20 is free during move-in (January 21st only).
  • Follow parking restrictions. SF State is not be responsible for any parking violations.
  • Due to a max clearance of 6’8”, large trucks, trailers, or recreational vehicles cannot be accommodated in Lot 20 or the MSQ parking garage.