How to Apply: 2017-18 First Time Freshmen
All admitted first-time freshmen from outside SDSU's local admission area are required to live on campus.
First year and second year students who live in SDSU campus housing are proven to academically out-perform their peers who live off campus. Research shows that the average GPA is 11 percent higher for residential students and 13 percent higher for students living in learning communities.
Sophomore Success Program
Because of this proven success, the SDSU Sophomore Success Program was created, which enables program participants to receive customized career development support, flexible guest, meal and roommate policies, and enhanced safety and security. This two-phase program will begin by welcoming the 2017 freshman class from specific communities if they graduate from a high school outside SDSU's local admission area to live on campus their first two years. These communities include:
- Guardian Scholars
- International students
- Out-of-state residents
- Weber Honors College
For more information about the Sophomore Success Program, visit the Sophomore Success Program website.
Phase One - March 2, 2017
Log into SDSU WebPortal and click on “Housing Application” on the left-side menu. Select the appropriate term. Then click apply. You will be redirected to the Housing Portal. If this is your first-time logging in you will use your e-mail address registered in the WebPortal and click “New User” under the password entry box. You will be prompted to set-up your password and then be asked to login. Click on the “License Agreement” tab to select the application.
Select Housing Application Period. Select the application period you wish to apply for and click “Apply Now”. Your application status will appear on screen. Please verify the information. If you have any concerns about the accuracy of your status as displayed contact the Office of Housing Administration at 619-594-5742 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use the Toolbar along the top of the page to navigate through each of the sequentially numbered sections of the application. Sections must be completed in order. You may quit at any time. Just save your information and logout. When you return to complete the application you will be automatically directed to the section where you left off. You may also click on any numbered section to revisit that portion of your application.
Below is a list of possible sections that may be displayed in your toolbar.
Welcome: This page will confirm the period you are applying for and give you additional instruction on how to complete the process.
Personal Details: Verify personal information such as name, birthdate, ID, address, and gender. If any information is incorrect you will need to log in to your WebPortal and make changes under the e-mail and address link.
Emergency Contact Information: Verify your emergency contact name and emergency contact phone number. If these fields appear blank you will need to return to your WebPortal and add an emergency contact name and emergency contact number. You will need to wait 24-hours in order to proceed in your Housing Portal. In addition, complete the remaining emergency contact fields and missing person contact information in the Housing Portal page. In addition, opt in to receive text messages from the Office of Housing Administration.
Meningitis Information: This page provides important information about Meningococcal. You must indicate whether or not you have received a meningitis vaccine and if you have whether or not you plan to receive a booster and if you have not if you intend to receive the vaccine.
Medical Accommodation: Provides information regarding the process to make a request for a reasonable housing accommodation. We also ask that you indicate whether or not you will be seeking a reasonable housing accommodation so that we may follow-up with your request.
Room Type Interest: Here we list all of the room types in our housing inventory. The majority of our inventory is triple occupancy. We ask that you indicate interest in at least two different room types to be taken into consideration when we make your housing assignment.
Personal and Roommate Preferences: Provide information about your personal preferences, including habits and lifestyle. This information will be a resource and tool for you when the roommate search page becomes available in phase 2. In the case that you opt of searching for a roommate, we will use the information you submit on this page to find a match for you.
Student Profile: Allows you to introduce yourself to potential roommates (this is optional) and to indicate whether or not you want others to see your profile.
Terms and Conditions: States the Terms & Conditions and the Policies & Regulations that govern all residential facility occupants. By completing and signing the Student Housing License Agreement, you agree to all of these provisions. Please read these provisions carefully before submitting a completed License Agreement.
Sophomore Success Addendum: If you are a student who is required to live-on campus their freshman and sophomore year, you will see this addendum. The Sophomore Success Addendum outlines all of the additional terms you are agreeing to as someone who is required to live-on for two academic years.
Student Housing License Agreement Form: You will be asked to confirm that you understand the financial and legal obligations of residing in on-campus housing as well as the Terms & Conditions of the Student Housing License Agreement.
Guarantor Information: A guarantor is required for applicants under the age of 18 years old to guarantee payment. You will be prompted to enter first name, last name and email address. Your guarantor will be sent an e-mail and asked to agree to the Terms and Conditions of the License Agreement along with additional identification and contact details.
Initial Payment: You will need to provide the initial payment and non-refundable service fee of $375 to submit the License Agreement.
Receipt: Displays a printable receipt for the initial payment and non-refundable service fee.
License Agreement Submission: Click the Complete License Agreement button to confirm the submission of your completed License Agreement.
Phase Two - May 2, 2017
Community Interest: Here you can indicate which communities you are interested in. You can find information regarding each community here.
Additional Accommodation Information: This page gives you the opportunity to share with our assignments team any assignment interests you may have. We also ask for your consent to provide your assigned roommates your first name and telephone number and if you will need Housing Over the Breaks.
Meal Plan: Here you select your meal plan. As a first time freshman, you are required to have a meal plan.
Roommate Search: Use this page if you would like to search for a roommate(s). You have four ways to search for a roommate.
- Search for Know Roommates - if you already know the person you would like to be roommates with select this option and enter your roommate's RedId. Once you click search, and if your requested roommate has completed their License Agreement, you will be able to send them a roommate request. Please note, they must accept the request to be confirmed as roommates.
- Roommate Suggestions - with this option the Housing Portal displays suggested roommates based on your responses to the questions you answered on the Personal and Roommate Preferences page. In addition, you will be able to see what other students wrote under their Student Profile section. If you find a potential roommate here, send them a roommate request. Please note, they must accept the request to be confirmed as roommates.
- Search by Profile Questions - Are you looking for someone else who prefers quiet for studying, or likes to wake up early? This is the search tool to use to look for potential roommates based on the criteria you set up in the search under profile questions and personal preferences. If you find a potential roommate here, send them a roommate request. Please note, they must accept the request to be confirmed as roommates.
- Search by Description- this option will allow you to search for specific keywords within a student's profile. For example, if you are looking for a roommate that likes to go to the gym, then search "gym". This will pull students that have the keyword "gym" in their student profile.