Sophomore Housing Lottery

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Last Updated: January 12, 2022

*The sophomore housing lottery is open to rising sophomores currently living on campus. All non-local first-year students with an active two-year license agreement are REQUIRED to participate in the sophomore housing lottery.

Important Documents

Download helpful documents for the sophomore housing lottery process.

 

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9-Month License
Agreement Only
 
9 or 11.5-Month
License Agreement
 
11.5-Month License
Agreement Only
 

9-month license agreements are for the academic year (August 2022 - May 2023). 11.5-month license agreements are through summer (August 2022 - August 2023).

*Please be aware that sophomore residential communities are subject to change as we continue to monitor housing demand.

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Sophomore & upper-division housing rates for the 2022-23 academic year will be available in January 2022.

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During the sophomore housing lottery, rising sophomores will select their housing assignment for the 2022-23 academic year. The sophomore housing lottery is a two-stage process.

During Stage I (Feb. 1- 28), students will review their license agreement term length, search and confirm their roommate(s) (optional), and opt into a meal plan (optional).

During Stage II (March 17 - April 6), students will receive a randomly assigned lottery date and time for which they will be able to select from available rooms on the Housing Portal.

The sophomore housing lottery is administered randomly using an algorithm. As the sophomore housing lottery is based on availability during the assigned lottery date and time, specific room types and buildings cannot be guaranteed. Students are strongly encouraged to be familiar with all sophomore residential communities to inform their selection from what is available during their designated lottery date and time.

Housing Lottery Timeline

Housing Lottery Timeline

Explore Sophomore Housing Options
Take a virtual tour, view floorplans and photos, and see amenities available in each sophomore residential community.

Attend the Rising Sophomore Virtual Open House on Saturday, Jan. 29
Come to one of our info sessions to learn everything you need to know about the sophomore housing lottery process. Invitations to this virtual event (via Zoom) to be emailed in mid January.

Log in to the Housing Portal and complete the following by February 28, 2022.

1) Review your license agreement term length
The default term length for sophomores is nine (9) months for the academic year (August 2022 - May 2023). You may opt into an eleven-and-a-half-month (11.5) term length that extends through summer (August 2022 - August 2023) at Aztec Corner and [email protected] If you select an 11.5-month license agreement, you will not be able to switch to a 9-month license agreement and vice versa.

2) Search and mutually confirm your roommate(s) (optional)
If you would like to live with a particular roommate(s), you may join a roommate group. Roommate groups may be two (2) or four (4) people only. If you are in a roommate group, only the roommate group leader will receive a lottery date and time and that person will select and assign a room for all roommates. The roommate group leader is determined by whoever initiates the roommate request.

Note that by initiating a roommate group, you will be responsible for assigning yourself and your roommate(s) to a space. Alternatively, by accepting a roommate group invitation, you are agreeing to accept the assigned space completed by the roommate group leader.

3) Select a meal plan (optional)
You may select one of the following meal plan options. Meal plans are optional for sophomore and upper-division students. Meal plan selections require an academic year commitment and cannot be cancelled after July 1, 2022

2nd Year Plan

  •   $4,160 total cost per academic year 
  •   2 meals per week accepted at The Garden Restaurant or
      University
    Towers Kitchen (68 meals at $16 each total)
  •   Plus $72.75 per week in declining dollars

Flex 5

  •   $5,488 total cost per academic year
  •   $29.65 allowance per day, Monday thru Friday 

Flex 7

  •   $6,168 total cost per academic year
  •   $27.60 allowance per day, Monday thru Friday
  •   $17.00 allowance per day, Saturday & Sunday 

Meals Plus

  •   $6,688 total cost per academic year
  •   3 meals per week accepted at The Garden Restaurant or
      University
    Towers Kitchen (102 meals at $16 each total)
  •   Plus $131.25 per week in declining dollars

With the 2nd Year and Meals Plus plans, the meals and declining dollars roll over each week until the end of the spring semester. Any unused balances at the end of the spring semester are forfeited with no refunds.

With the Flex 5 and Flex 7 plans, the daily allowance does not roll over to the following day and any unused balances are forfeited with no refunds. 

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In March, you will receive an email indicating your randomly assigned lottery date and time for which you will be able to select from available rooms on the Housing Portal. Lottery dates will be between March 17 - April 6, 2022.

1) Create a plan
Room selection is based on availability during your lottery date and time. Specific room types and buildings cannot be guaranteed. Become familiar with all sophomore residential community options to ease your selection process.

Roommate group leaders and students without a roommate group will be able to log in to the Housing Portal and preview available spaces one (1) hour prior to your lottery date and time.

2) Select your room
If you completed Stage I by Feb. 28, you or your roommate group leader (if applicable) will receive a lottery date between March 17 - April 6, 2022. If you are a roommate group leader or not in a roommate group, log in to the Housing Portal during your lottery date and time to self-select your room and assign your roommate group (if applicable) to your living space, floor or building.

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All sophomore residential communities offer Sophomore QUEST programming that consists of workshops and high-impact learning opportunities designed specifically for second-year students. Sophomore QUEST programming will provide you with opportunities to create plans for degree completion, study abroad, undergraduate research, internships, healthy living, financial and credit management, and other programs that will contribute to your personal and academic success.

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[email protected] is an off-campus, SDSU-affiliated residential community. Living at [email protected] can fulfill the campus residency requirement. Room selection for [email protected] is unique and can be completed in one of two ways. 

Complete the sophomore housing lottery process (outlined above) with the Office of Housing Administration. Space is limited; only seven (7) apartment units or twenty-six (26) total beds are available at [email protected] through the Housing License Agreement. An assignment to [email protected] cannot be guaranteed and is based on availability.

[email protected] is now accepting applications. Apply as soon as possible as space is expected to fill up quickly. [email protected] will notify you as to the status of your application prior to winter break.

If your application is approved, you may sign a lease directly with [email protected] In order for [email protected] to fulfill the campus residency requirement, you must complete a Contract Release Request within seven (7) days of your signed lease with [email protected] Please submit the Contract Release Request to the Office of Housing Administration by Feb. 11, 2022. Failing to complete the Contract Release Request upon a lease with [email protected] will have costly consequences. If space is full at [email protected] and you are required to live on campus during your sophomore year, you must complete the sophomore housing lottery process (outlined above).

Though [email protected] is affiliated with SDSU, it is considered an off-campus community and is owned and operated outside the university. Leasing directly with [email protected] may have financial aid impacts depending on your financial aid package. [email protected] cannot reassign you to another building if your needs or circumstances change. Only a lease with the Office of Housing Administration can allow you to apply for a building switch if needed.


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Fraternity & Sorority Housing Exemption

Students who joined a fraternity or sorority during the Fall 2021 semester can request to live in the chapter facility during their sophomore year, however, both the student and the chapter must meet specific requirements in the Fall 2021 semester in order to be eligible for this exemption process. 

Students must have a fall 2021 semester and total GPA at or above 2.80 and be in good standing with the university. This means you cannot be on academic probation/disqualification or judicial probation. Clarification: Rounding GPA figures does not occur.

The fraternity or sorority chapter must acquire a minimum of "accredited" status on their Greek Accreditation evaluation for the fall 2021 semester and have a fall 2021 semester and total GPA at or above 2.80. Clarification: Rounding GPA figures does not occur.

On or before January 10, 2022: Students (Fall 2021, first-year new members) interested in being a resident of their respective fraternity/sorority chapter facility starting fall 2022 during their sophomore year must individually submit their interest to the Fraternity & Sorority Life Advisory Team via the FSL Exemption Request Google Form. This form is not the full exemption request. The Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life Advisory Team will route (via AdobeSign) the Letter of Intent/Contract Release Request to all individuals that need to initial/sign this document within three business days of receiving the Google Form entry.

By January 19, 2022: The routed Letter of Intent/Contract Release Request (electronic, 3-page document) must be electronically signed by the student, parent/guardian and chapter advisor.

By January 21, 2022: Students and chapters will be notified of eligibility.

By 5:00p.m. on January 27, 2022: Advisors of chapters will submit the final list of names of those they wish to become residents of their chapter facility.

By January 28, 2022: All eligible, participating chapters will be notified if there are additional spaces that weren’t filled and be provided information on a second application round (including deadlines and any additional directions), if applicable. These additional spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served manner.

By February 14, 2022: The deadline for names of final eligible students with signed Letter of Intent/Contract Release Request form. Shortly thereafter, OHA will send a confirmation letter for the Greek Exemption to eligible students, releasing them from the second-year portion of their license agreement.

Additional information and resources can be found at the Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life or by contacting the Advisory Team at 619-594-5221 or [email protected].


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FAQs

The sophomore housing lottery is based on availability during the assigned lottery date and time. Roommate groups, room types and buildings cannot be guaranteed.

You may submit a Room Switch Request starting April 11, 2022. We will accommodate your requests based on space availability.

The Office of Housing Administration will receive the names of final eligible students with signed Letter of Intent/Contract Release Request forms by Feb. 14, 2022. Students will receive a confirmation letter for the Greek Exemption and will not need to go through the housing lottery process.