Move-In Fall 2022

Last Updated: August 11, 2022

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Welcome home! We are thrilled to welcome you to your new home at San Diego State University. Please become familiar with the information on this page to assist you in preparing for move-in day.

arrival iconArrival Instructions

Refer to the check-in map provided in the Move-in Guide email (sent August 5, 2022) for your specific arrival instructions. You must check-in at the location listed on the map prior to proceeding to your building assignment. Please arrive on your assigned move-in day and check-in time to minimize traffic and prevent delays.

If you are assigned to a building below, follow the P15 check-in instructions.

  • Aztec Corner
  • Chapultepec
  • Granada
  • Huaxyacac
  • Piedra del Sol
  • South Campus Plaza North & South
  • The Tecs (Huaxtepec, Mixquic, Tarastec, Toltec, Zacatepec, Zapotec) 
  • University Towers

P15 check-in instructions

If you are assigned to a building below, follow the P17 check-in instructions.

  • Maya & Olmeca
  • Tenochca
  • Tepeyac & Tacuba
  • Villa Alvarado
  • Zura

P17 check-in instructions

M@College residents, follow the instructions in your Move-in Guide. 

covid-19 modifications COVID-19 Information

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In order to check in on your assigned move-in day, you must comply with both the vaccination and re-entry testing requirements outlined below. You will not be able to move into on-campus housing if you do not complete these requirements by the deadlines indicated.

You must take two actions:

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1) Upload your COVID-19 vaccination and booster records as required by the California State University system, of which SDSU is a part, to HealtheConnect. For new students, your records must be uploaded prior to your New Student Orientation date. All new and returning students eligible for the COVID-19 booster are required to upload at least one booster record. 

COVID-19 vaccines are required for all students, with the exception of those that have been approved for an exemption by the university.

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2) Take a COVID-19 test within three (3) days of your assigned move-in date and upload your negative test results to HealtheConnect prior to your assigned move-in date. The COVID-19 test can be either a rapid test, including at-home tests, or a molecular (PCR) test. To upload results: 

  • Select the "COVID-19" tab.
  • Submit the "External COVID-19 Lab result." For rapid tests conducted at home, please attach a photo of your negative test result next to your SDSUcard or driver's license to show the test belongs to you. For tests conducted by a laboratory, please attach the complete lab results document. 

Watch this video for a step-by-step walkthrough of how to upload your test results.

COVID-19 testing is required for all residential students prior to move-in, including those who are vaccinated.

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Additional Rapid Test Upon Arrival

In addition to the COVID-19 test result that must be uploaded during the three-day window prior to move-in, all residents will be provided a COVID-19 rapid test upon check-in at SDSU housing. Students will receive instructions on how to self-administer the rapid test, which must be completed within one (1) hour of check-in. Students who test positive through the on-site rapid testing will be provided with instructions on isolation per the Office of Housing Administration COVID-19 protocol, which is aligned with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. 

When uploading the rapid test results, please ensure the file meets the following requirements.

File Requirements:

  • Must be smaller than 4 MB.
  • Images must be: .gif, .png, .tiff, .tif, .jpg, or .jpeg
  • Documents must be: .txt or .pdf
  • No special characters in the file name (such as #, %, &, !, -, *)
  • HEIC photo format (iPhone) is not accepted.  Please convert the HEIC photo to one of the accepted formats listed above.

Students will not be permitted to move into their assigned on-campus housing during the move-in period if they receive a positive COVID-19 test as a result of the test administered during the three-day window or the rapid test administered upon arrival before entering campus housing, or if they fail to upload proof of a negative COVID-19 test. 

important dates icon Important Dates

Week of July 5: Students will receive an email (to @sdsu account) with the following assignments:

  • Move-in date assignment
  • Building
  • Room type
  • Bed size
  • Meal plan (if applicable)
  • Learning community (if applicable)

Week of August 1: Students will receive an email (to @sdsu account) with the following additional information: 

  • Check-in time assignment
  • Roommate information
  • Specific move-in instructions for arrival

August 17: Sophomore, upper-division and graduate student move-in day.

August 18 or 19: First-year students will receive a move-in date assignment for either August 18 or August 19 in their housing assignment email sent the week of July 5.


Students are assigned a specific move-in date and check-in time based on their building assignment. Move-in date and check-in time assignments will be staggered to facilitate traffic. Move-in date assignments will be emailed the week of July 5. Please wait to make travel plans until you receive your move-in date assignment.

Yes. Each student may be accompanied by family members and guests to assist with move-in.

During the week of August 1, you will receive an email with specific instructions for unloading, check-in, and parking on your assigned move-in day.

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Download the Move-In 2022 Checklist for a complete list of what to bring.

First Year checklist
Soph, upper div. & grad checklist
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sophomore grad checklist


 Hot pots and small appliances (including coffee makers and keurings) are not permitted in first-year rooms. Students may only use small appliances in the communal kitchens. 

Yes, but coordinate with your roommate(s) in case they are planning to bring one as well. 

No, a MicroFridge (min- fridge, freezer, and microwave) is provided in each first-year room. Students are not permitted to bring an additional mini-fridge. 

Bed sizes vary by building. Please wait for your assignment emaill (sent week of July 5) prior to purchasing bedding. Your assignment email will include your building and bed size information.

Hall Essentials

SDSU is partnered with DormCo, your one-stop-shop for everything for your living space! DormCo offers a wide selection of residential essentials such as bedding storage and decor. Through DormCo, you can ship your order directly to your home OR ship your order to campus for pick up on move-in day at your building’s designated UPS Store.

For pick up on your move-in day, all orders must be placed by August 9, 2022.

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SDSU is partnered with Collegeboxes to make move-in as easy as possible. Collegeboxes will pick up items from your home and deliver them directly to your room on campus. If you would like to take advantage of this great service, go to and use the discount code SDSU2022 for 10% off your order

Please note: When entering your information on CollegeBoxes be sure to include your full name and building assignment. Room number is not required to ensure successful delivery.

  • Supply kits can be ordered from Collegeboxes today!
  • The deadline to order supply kits from Collegeboxes is July 22, 2022
  • The deadline to ship boxes to campus for move-in delivery is July 28, 2022

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If you forget any items, OCM will have a temporary shop set up on Cuicacalli Walkway on August 18 and August 19 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. for your last-minute hall essentials!

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Your SDSUcard will give you access to your building entrance, laundry services, meal plan and more. 

Step 1: Order
Download the GET mobile app and upload a passport style photo and acceptable form of ID (see below)  for your card by July 1, 2022 to be ready for pick up on your orientation day. 

Step 2: Pick Up
Pick up your card at check-in on your orientation day. If you are not attending an in-person orientation, The SDSUcard Office will mail the card to the address on file with the university up through July 29, 2022 (international mail excluded).

For questions, please email the SDSUcard office at sd[email protected].

Please note: You will need to have your SDSUcard in order to check-in on move-in day.

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Acceptable Forms of Identification:
U.S. State IDs, U.S. Driver's License, U.S Passport, U.S. Temp Driver's License with photo, U.S. Law Enforcement ID, Department of Justice ID, Department of Homeland Security ID, and Department of Treasury ID.

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for first-year students:

In support of sustainability initiatives, incoming first-year who live on campus will not be permitted to bring a car the first year of study at SDSU. To assist students who may have unique needs, first-year students with documented hardships are able and encouraged to apply for a waiver. For more information, please visit First-Year On-Campus Resident Parking Policy.

Sophomore, Upper-Division & Grad Parking

Aztec Corner, Granada, Piedra del Sol, The Tecs
Students residing in Aztec Corner, Granada, Piedra del Sol and The Tecs may reserve parking at their residential community. Parking permits for the 2022-23 academic year will be available starting July 1, 2022. 

Tepeyac, Tacuba, Villa Alvarado
Students residing in Tepeyac, Tacuba and Villa Alvarado may purchase an student overnight SDSU parking permit for the campus parking structures. 

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Incoming residents wishing to purchase a parking permit at [email protected] for the August 2022 - July 2023 leasing term should e-mail [email protected]. The cost for single parking permits is $95.00 monthly, and tandem permits are $75.00 monthly. At this time, only tandem permits are currently available, but residents can request to be added to the waitlist for single permits by e-mailing the above address.


Students may also consider alternative modes of transportation to having a vehicle on campus.  

  • Take the San Diego MTS bus and trolley systems conveniently from the SDSU Transit center on-campus. Use your smartphone pass for discounted transit trips via the Aztec Parking Portal.  
  • Take advantage of other rail student discounts on MetroLink and Amtrak for trips throughout California.
  • E-Scooters can now be found along the periphery of SDSU's campus to help assist in your mobility needs! Rides start at just $1 (with a min charge of $3.50), and may take place outside of the new geo-fence (red lined zone below). 
  • SDSU has partnered with Lyft and Uber and has established set pick-up/drop-off points at key locations on campus for your safety.
  • SDSU has also partnered with Zipcar, a car sharing service available to students 18 years and older. Membership starts at just $15. 
  • More information can be found at SDSU's Commuting & Transportation page.

*Additional move-in information will be shared in the coming weeks. Please continue to check this page regularly.

bike surf storage iconBike & Surfboard Storage

Covered bicycle and surfboard storage is available on campus at no additional charge. 

Bicycles: Covered bicycle and surfboard storage is available on campus at no additional charge. Bicycle storage is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Beginning August 8, please submit your interest in bicycle storage via the Bicycle Storage Form. Once you have completed the form, please visit the Bicycle Storage Tent during move-in to pick up your storage key. The Bicycle Storage Tent will be located on Cuicacalli Walkway from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. on August 18 and 19. You must register your bicycle with University Police. Bicycles are not allowed inside suites and apartmentments. 

Surfboards: Beginning August 8, you may submit interest in a surfboard locker via the Surfboard Storage Form. Surfboard lockers will be assigned by lottery. Surfboards may also be stored in rooms.

renters insurance Renter's Insurance

Students are responsible for any damages to the residential communities. We encourage parents and families to contact your insurance provider to learn more about renter’s insurance options or to see if your current homeowner’s policy will provide any coverage for your student. 

If you are interested in purchasing renter’s insurance for your student, SDSU is partnered with GradGuard. GradGuard offers renter’s insurance coverage as well as protection for personal property, including electronics. GradGuard is $165.40 annually and covers the following: 

  • Property: $5,000
  • Liability: $100,000
  • Deductible: $100

Your student may opt into GradGuard in the Housing Portal. For additional information, visit

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