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Second-Year Housing

*The contents of this page apply to incoming sophomores who are required to live on campus for the 2019-2020 academic year

If you graduated from a high school located outside the SDSU service area, you are required to live on campus your first and second years at SDSU. Required freshmen must complete the assignment process below for the 2019-2020 academic year at SDSU. 
Housing Assignment Process

Now - January 28, 2019

  • Explore your living options. Take a virtual tour or sign up for our weekly walking tours below.
  • Create a back-up plan. The housing assignment process is a lottery systemAssignments are based on availability and specific buildings/units cannot be guaranteed. Granada, Piedra del Sol and Montage on College are our most popular buildings. Create a back-up plan if your preferred buildings fill up prior to your lottery date and time to select your room. 

January 28, 2019 - February 22, 2019

  • Review your License Agreement term length on the Housing Portal. The default term length for sophomores is 9-months for the academic year. You may opt into an 11.5-month term length that extends through summer 2020 at Aztec Corner, Granada or Montage on College. 9-month terms are NOT available at these communities.
  • Search and mutually confirm your roommates and select an upper division meal plan (optional).   

February - March

  • In late February, you will receive an email indicating your assigned lottery date and time for which you will be able to select from available rooms on the Housing Portal.
    TIP:  If you have a mutually confirmed roommate(s), the roommate with the earliest lottery date and time can assign your living space to maximize room availability.
  • In March, you will be able to log in during your lottery date and time to self-select your room and assign your mutually confirmed roommates to your living space. You can review our video instructions prior to your assigned date and time to better understand how to navigate the Room Selection process.

Second-Year Living Options

Click on the links below to take a virtual tour.


    • The Tecs
      • Hauxtepec
      • Metepec 
      • Mixquic 
      • Tarastec
      • Toltec
      • Zacatepec 
      • Zapotec

2019-2020 Housing Rates

Space Breakdown

Second-Year Space Breakdown

Montage on College

Montage on College is an off-campus, SDSU-affiliated residential community. Living at Montage can fulfil the second-year university housing requirement. The second-year assignment process for Montage is unique and can be completed in one of two ways. 

Option 1: Lease with the Office of Housing Administration
Complete the Housing Assignment 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 Montage through the SDSU Housing License Agreement. An assignment to Montage cannot be guaranteed and is based on availability.

Option 2: Lease Directly with Montage
Lease directly with Montage on College. Montage is now accepting applications. Apply as soon as possible as space is expected to fill up quickly. Montage will notify you as to the status of your application over Winter Break.

If your application is approved, you may sign a lease directly with Montage. In order for Montage to fulfil the second-year live on requirement, you must complete the Housing Contract Release Request Form within seven (7) days of your signed lease with Montage. Please return the completed Contract Release Request Form to the Office of Housing Administration. Failing to complete the Contract Release Request Form upon a lease with Montage will have costly consequences. If space is full at Montage and you are required to live on campus during your second year, you must complete the Housing Assignment Process (outlined above) for on-campus housing.

Is there a difference between leasing with SDSU Housing versus Montage?
Though Montage on College is affiliated with SDSU, it is considered an off-campus community. Leasing directly with Montage may have financial aid impacts depending on your financial aid package. Contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information. Montage 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.

Walking Tours

Spring semester weekly apartment tours will begin on January 29, 2019 through March 28, 2019.

Mondays at 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

  • South Campus Plaza
  • Granada
  • Piedra del Sol

Wednesdays at 10:30 am - 12:30 p.m.

  • Aztec Corner

Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

  • The Tecs
  • Villa Alvarado 
  • Cuicacalli 

For more information and to sign up for a walking tour, please complete the Walking Tour RSVP Form.

Sophomore QUEST

Sophomore QUEST programming is provided in all second-year living communities to help keep you on track for graduation and prepare you for life after SDSU. Sophomore QUEST programming includes workshops on critical life skills and high-impact learning opportunities. Through partnerships with critical departments on campus, Sophomore QUEST programming will give you an opportunity to create plans for healthy living, financial and credit management, study abroad, internships and other programs that are known to contribute to sophomore success.