Move-In Fall 2022

Last Updated: May 26, 2022. Please check back in early June for additional updates.

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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.

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covid-19 modifications COVID-19 Information

All students will be required to upload their COVID-19 vaccination records to HealtheConnect prior to move-in, unless an approved exemption is on file with the university.

In addition, students may be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to move-in. More information will be provided this summer.

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 two family members or guests during 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.

what to bring icon What to Bring

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

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

shipping services

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

  • 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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sdsu idSDSUcard

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.

parking and transportation icon Parking & Transportation

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. 

[email protected]
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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