- Are facial coverings required in on-campus housing?
Facial coverings are required in communal areas (front desk, communal kitchens, hallways, stairs, laundry facilities etc.). Facial coverings are not required in the assigned residence hall room, suite or apartment.
- Will I be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
All students will be required to be fully immunized against COVID-19 to access campus facilities this fall.
The CSU, of which SDSU is part, has indicated two important conditions: This requirement is contingent upon full approval of one or more vaccines by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA), and adequate availability of fully approved vaccines. The CSU indicated that the vaccine requirement will become effective at the beginning of the fall 2021 term, or upon full FDA approval of the vaccine, whichever occurs later.
The CSU has indicated that students will be permitted to seek an exception this fall to getting the COVID-19 vaccine, to include an exemption for medical reasons. We do not yet have more specific details about exceptions, as guidelines are currently being developed. We will continue to keep our SDSU community informed as more information becomes available about the vaccine requirement, and continue to update our COVID-19 website.
- Will we be allowed to bring in outside guests?
We will be reviewing all of our current COVID-19 related policies and taking into consideration the public health guidance we receive. We will be communicating all updates and changes to these policies. At this time, we would still allow two guests to join you and assist you on move-in day, with the expectation that they also follow the public health guidelines and policies we have in place.
- Are pets allowed in the halls?
The only allowed pets are fish in a maximum 2-gallon tank, unless for medical reasons. If you are needing medical accommodations, please register with the Student Ability Success Center (SASC).
- What is the cost of housing?
Housing rates are available on the Rates page. Rates very by room type, meal plan and building selections.
- How do I know when a housing payment is due?
Housing bills are due on the 20th of each month. Visit the Making Payments page to view the freshman, sophomore or upper division housing payment schedule. Students who receive financial aid will have that aid applied to their student account. If a credit is due, it will first go towards tuition and then to any outstanding SDSU bills.
- 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.
- I should have a scholarship and FAFSA money coming in to help pay for housing. When
will that show on my account?
Please contact the Financial Aid Office for all questions regarding scholarships, FAFSA or other payment inquiries.
Freshman Housing Application
- Do I get priority based on when my application is submitted?
Priority is not given based on the date of submission of the application.
- Can I select my hall?
First-year students are not able to indicate building preferences. Assignments will be made based on room type, roommate, and residential learning community interests. There will be an opportunity for pre-occupancy room switch requests after assignments are released.
- Are triple rooms larger than double rooms?
No, triple rooms are the same size as double rooms. We accommodate three sets of furniture by lofting 2 of the 3 beds.
- Is Housing open over Thanksgiving and Winter Break?
Yes, select communities are open during university break periods including Thanksgiving and Semester break. If you are needing housing over the break, you can select “housing over the break” in your preferences during the license agreement process.
- What is the likelihood that I will get placed into my preferred Residential Learning
Due to space limitations, note that placement in a learning community is not guaranteed. We recommend selecting multiple learning communities that you are interested in to increase the likelihood of being placed in a learning community.
- 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.
When do we get our hall assignments?
First-year students will receive building, Residential Learning Community (if any) and meal plan assignments in July.
Are all halls co-ed?
All freshman residence halls have co-ed floors, with single gender restrooms on each floor, and gender neutral restrooms in each lobby.
- Am I required to live on campus my sophomore year?
All non-local first time freshmen are required to live on campus their freshman and sophomore years.
- When is move-in in fall?
Move-in dates will be assigned between August 18-20, 2021. Students will receive their assigned move-in date in July. Please wait to make travel plans until you receive your assigned move-in date.
- What amenities are included?
- Do you offer bed height adjustments or furniture requests?
We are not able to accommodate bed height adjustment requests or furniture requests, unless for medical reasons. If you are needing medical accommodations, please register with the Student Ability Success Center (SASC).
- Are meal plans required?
As a freshman living on campus, you will be required to have a meal plan. We offer three different meal plans to accommodate your needs, providing you the flexibility to eat when and where you want. You will have the opportunity to select your meal plan on the housing application and can change your meal plan during three designated meal plan change periods throughout the academic year.
A meal plan will not be required for your sophomore year living on campus. However, meal plans are available for sophomore residents. Please note that sophomore meal plans cannot be changed once they are chosen.
- Can I change my meal plan after the semester has started?
Your meal plan may be changed at the Dining Services Office during the designated meal plan change dates. Visit Meal Plan Changes and contact SDSU Dining at 619-594-7640 for questions.
- I have specific dietary restrictions, can I elect not to have a meal plan?
Campus dining accommodates a wide array of dietary restrictions. Our executive chef is available to consult with students regarding individual needs.
Do you have a question that's not listed? Contact us at [email protected] or 619-594-5742.