New Applicant Process


  1. Explore available housing options and identify your preferred community and room type. You will be asked for 5 preferred community/room types when you apply.

  2. Review the fees and meal plan requirements for the community where you would like to live. Some communities have mandatory meal plans whereas others may not include a meal plan. 

  3. Review the Important Dates and Deadlines. 


  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, sign the License Agreement and pay the initial payment. Information about the initial payment can be found on the fee schedule. 

Please Note: You will be eligible to receive a housing reservation once you have accepted your admission offer and completed all parts of this step.


Room reservations are on a first-come, firstserve basis. Students who receive a reservation will be notified via
email. You will receive your room and community information after you complete the Move-in Confirmation form.

See the Important Dates & Deadlines for when these notices will be sent out.


When the Move-in Confirmation form* becomes available, log back into the housing portal to confirm that you will be joining us in the fall. See the Important Dates & Deadlines for information on when this form is available and the final day to submit. 

*You will receive your move-in date/time and room assignment information once the Move-in Confirmation form is has been submitted. Room assignment information will include the assigned building, room number, roommate/apartment-mate information (if applicable). 

Do not skip this step! Skipping this step may result in the cancellation of your reservation .


PLEASE NOTE: All dates are subject to change.