Why Live On Campus

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Read our 2020-21 Campus Living magazine to see what we have to offer.
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When you live on campus, you are able to immerse yourself in college life and take advantage of the opportunities right outside your door. You will enjoy the convenience of all-inclusive living, while having direct access to your classes, the library, student organizations, and events that make campus life rewarding. You will join a community of fellow residents, faculty, and staff members and make friendships that last a lifetime.

SDSU has found that students who live on campus have a higher GPA and are more likely to stay in school than those off-campus. 

Residential students who live on campus for two (2) years have a continuation rate to junior year of 90%; those who live on for one (1) year have a continuation rate of 70%. Students who live off campus have a continuation rate of 58%.

Residential students living in a learning community at SDSU are twice as likely to graduate in four years than their non-learning community residential peers.

Residential students averaged a 2.81 GPA while off campus students averaged a 2.36. Residential students living in one of the learning communities averaged a 2.89 GPA.

Top 10 Reasons to Live On Campus


Live close.
Sleep more.
Drive less.



It's All Included

Pay one bill for:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Philo TV/Premium TV service
  • Utilities

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Meal Plans

SDSU has more than 30 dining locations with over 20,000 menu options to choose from daily.

Best of all, you don't have to clean a messy kitchen.

View Meal Plans 



Lots of Learning Communities

Live in a community tailored to your interests. 

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Aztec Nights

Aztec Nights offers provides safe, healthy on-campus parties, movies and attractive social events for all students.

These programs are offered from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights certain weeks throughout the year.

View Aztec Nights Events



Leadership Opportunities

  • Follow your interests. SDSU offers more than 300 clubs and organizations. If you can't find what you're looking for, start your own.
  • Join our team. Become a Resident Adviser, Community Assistant, or Academic Mentor. We hire over 300 student employees each year.

 Student Leader Recruitment



Lifelong Friendships

The support network, which often develops in your living environment, enhances your college experience and contributes to your success.



Academic Success

Compared to students who live off campus, those who live on-campus:

  • Have higher GPAs
  • Take more units
  • Are more likely to graduate
  • Are less likely to be on academic probation



We're Here to Help

Each hall has the following people to help you:

  • A full-time professional Residence Hall Coordinator (RHC)
  • A team of paraprofessional Resident Advisors (RAs) or Community Assistants (CAs)
  • A Faculty-in-Residence (FIR)

These in-hall staff members are a great resource, leading you to all the benefits of living at SDSU – from learning about campus clubs and organizations, to finding campus resources – they are eager to help.



When you live at college, you live the college life.