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Live-on Requirements

Incoming Freshmen 2018-2019

Starting in the Fall of 2018, SDSU requires all first-time-freshmen from outside of the SDSU service area* to live on campus their first and second years. Additionally, all first-time-freshmen in the Weber Honors College will be required to live on campus their first year. SDSU has found that students who live on campus are proven to academically out-perform their peers. Learn more about our research at Student Success and Sophomore QUEST

Incoming Sophomores 2018-2019

Second-year students during the 2018-2019 academic year are required to live on campus if they meet any of the following criterion:

  • Out of State
  • International
  • Non-Local* Guardian Scholars
  • Weber Honors College
  • Nursing
  • Athletes

Exemption Requests from the live-on requirement will be considered under certain circumstances. 

*The SDSU service area includes all public high schools south of State Hwy 56 in San Diego County and all high schools in Imperial County.


How to Apply 

Click on the appropriate link below for step-by-step instructions on how to apply for on-campus housing.