- Are pets allowed in the halls?
The only allowed pets are fish in a maximum 2-gallon tank.
- What are the policies for guests and overnight stays?
All guests must be checked in at the Front Desk of the residence hall. Guests, including residents of other halls, must present a photo ID – driver’s license, state ID or non-SDSU school ID. No other form of identification will be accepted. Visitors and guests, including residents of other halls, must be escorted and in attendance by the hosting resident at all times.
Residents are allowed no more than three guests in their room at any given time (two guests per resident in Cuicacalli and Villa Alvarado).
Overnight guest(s) privileges are extended to all residents on a temporary and occasional basis only after securing approval from any and all roommates and registering the guest(s) at the hall desk. An overnight guest is considered anyone whose visit begins between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. or a visit that lasts more than 6 hours that begins or ends within those hours. The same guest may not stay in a residence hall for more than four (4) nights per calendar month and may only stay two (2) consecutive nights per calendar month.
You can find more information about guests in our Guide to Living in the Halls.
Housing Application/License Agreement
- Can I apply for housing before I submit my intent to enroll?
Yes, you may apply for on-campus housing before submitting your intent to enroll (Exception: If you are a first time freshmen who is within the service area, you must submit your Intent to Enroll first, in order to access the Housing Portal).
- When is the deadline to apply for on-campus housing?
If you are a first time freshman who is required to live on campus, you must complete your License Agreement by May 1, 2016. If you are not required to live on-campus, we encourage you to apply before May 1st, but will be accepting License Agreements throughout the summer as space allows. Students who are not required to live-on campus, and submit their License Agreement after May 1st reduce their chance of being assigned one of their six living preferences.
- How can I change my answer to the meningitis questions located in the License Agreement
Contact the Office of Housing Administration to change the responses to the meningitis questions of your License Agreement.
- Can I apply for only one semester?
License Agreements are for the academic year only. If you are a student who is graduating in December or are a one semester exchange student and only need housing in the fall, you may request a contract release 30 days prior to the end of the Fall semester. For more information, visit our Contract Release page.
- Do you offer housing for community college students?
We are not currently offering housing for community college students.
Housing Payments/Financial Aid
- Where can I pay for my housing bill?
The University Cashier’s office (Student Services West, Room 2536) handles payments. You can deliver your payment in person, mail a check, or pay online. To pay your bill online, log into the Student Account Services website here.
- How do I know when a University payment is due?
- How can parents make payments?
Parents can find more information about making payments on the Student Account Services website by clicking here.
- How do I know if I qualify for a fee postponement?
You will know if you are eligible for a fee postponement through your AidLink account. If eligible, fee postponement will display as a payment option when asked to make your initial payment in the License Agreement process on your WebPortal.
Room/Roommate/Living Community Preference
- How can I request a specific hall?
First time freshmen, continuing, graduate, and transfer students are able to specify room type and learning community preferences in the License Agreement application process in WebPortal. In addition to those preferences, students are asked to prioritize among Housing Over the Break, Roommate, and Room Type preferences. Returning residents can chose among the preferences mentioned above and specific halls. See our Steps to Apply page for more information.
- Will the triple room be larger than a double room?
No, triple rooms are the same size as double rooms. We accommodate three sets of furniture by lofting two of the three beds.
- When is the deadline to change my preferences and/or roommate?
First time freshmen, continuing, graduate, and transfer students can make changes to their living preferences until May 1.
- Are assignments made first come first served?
First time freshmen are NOT assigned on a first come, first served basis. All first time freshmen required to live on campus and first time freshmen who apply for housing by May 1 are guaranteed a space in housing. Assignments are made at random, based on the selected preferences listed in the living choices section of the submitted License Agreement.
Returning students with a housing account in good standing are assigned on a first come, first served basis. Space confirmations will be sent out in May.
Transfer, graduate and continuing students will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Space confirmations will be sent out in May.
- When will I know who my roommate is?
If your assigned roommate has given our office permission to have their information released, you will be notified with their information via WebPortal in early August.
- What if my roommate and I do not get along?
If you are having a roommate conflict, see your Resident Advisor (RA). Your RA is available to you as a resource and can help mediate roommate conflict.
- When will I know where I will be living?
Your housing assignment will be posted on your WebPortal under “Housing Application” in early July.
- Is Gender-Neutral housing available for freshmen?
If you are an incoming freshman student interested in Gender-Neutral housing, please contact the Residential Education Office for more information at (619) 594-5742.
- Will I be asked to leave my Residential Learning Community if I change my major?
You will not be required to move out of your Residential Living Community. However, it may be beneficial to move to a community that better fits your needs.
- Which utilities are included in the apartments?
Water, trash, electricity, cable, and Internet.
- What is included in the apartment meal plan?
The apartment meal plan is a declining balance of $1600 per semester. To find more information about meal plans, please visit the SDSU Dining website.
- Can I change my meal plan after the semester has started?
Your meal plan may be changed at the Dining Services Office ONLY during the following designated dates:
- September 12-16, 2016 (effective Monday, September 26, 2016)
- November 14-18, 2016 (effective Wednesday, January 16, 2017)
- January 30 - February 3, 2017 (effective Monday, February 13, 2017)
Contact SDSU Dining at (619) 594 – 7640 or view the meal plan changes website if you have any questions.
- Do I need to sign up to take a housing tour?
Visit the SDSU tour website to reserve your space on the Undergradaute Tour (campus and housing) with an admissions presentation.
For security and privacy reasons, public access to the residence halls is not permitted except on regularly scheduled tours.
Housing tours are also offered during New Student Orientation days and the Explore SDSU Open House. You can find the place and time for your New Student Orientation in the materials you receive in your admission packet.
For further information about New Student Orientation, or to schedule a tour of the campus, please contact the Prospective Student Center.
- Where can I post flyers for off-campus housing?
You may post fliers on any public bulletin board located throughout campus.
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