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Living Communities

SDSU Housing strives to provide a safe, inclusive and supportive experience for all students. We offer specialized learning and thematic communities for freshman, as well as continuing and transfer students. In addition, we offer gender-inclusive housing, housing over university breaks and provides other accommodations to meet your needs.


Residential Learning Communities

Residential Learning Communities (RLCs) at San Diego State University provide you with a unique opportunity to connect and learn, both inside and outside the classroom. In an RLC, you will live alongside other students with shared academic or co-curricular interests and are enrolled in a connected set of academic courses to help produce smaller, more intentional communities that promote student success.Your education will be supported by faculty-in-residence (FIRs) and academic mentors (AMs) through related social activities and one-on-one mentorship. 

    • Adventures in Surfing and Sustainability
    • Business
    • Discover San Diego State
    • Emerging Leaders Program
    • Future Education Professionals
    • Health and Healing Professions
    • Honors Residential College
    • Journalism and Media Studies
    • Journey Into Entrepreneurship
    • Men Engaging in Technology and Science (METS)
    • Nursing
    • Physical Fitness (P-Fit)
    • Pre-Law Community
    • Pride House
    • Toltec House for Undeclared Majors
    • Visual and Performing Arts
    • Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)
    • Women's and Gender Equity House (WAGE)

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Thematic Living Communities

Thematic Living Communities (TLCs) provide you with the opportunity to live with students with common interests without paired academic courses. In a TLC, you are likely to find a cohesive group of friends with whom you can participate in academic and social programs focused around your community theme.

  • Aztec Engineering
  • Extended Quiet Hours
  • Substance Free

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Applying for a Living Community

You can indicate your preference for a living community in the Living Choices section of the housing application. You will be notified in July of your admission to a living community.

If accepted to a RLC, you will be automatically enrolled in courses related to your RLC. You must remain enrolled in all courses in your cohort in order to remain in your learning community.