Move-In Fall 2024

Last Updated: June 16, 2024

welcome home iconWelcome Home

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.

important dates iconImportant Dates

  • Early July

    Students will receive an email (to their @sdsu account) with the following assignments: Move-in date, Building, Room type, Bed size, Meal plan (if applicable, Learning Community (if applicable).

  • Early August

    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

  • Monday, Aug. 19: 11 a.m. or 5 p.m.

    Virtual Building Meeting *All Residents must attend!*
    Join your Residence Hall Coordinator and Student Leaders for a virtual building meeting on Monday, Aug. 19 to get ready for living on campus and learn about housing policies and move in! All residents should plan to attend one meeting, either at 11 a.m. PST or 5 p.m. PST. Please check your @sdsu email for a Zoom link to join.

  • Wednesday, Aug. 21

    Sophomore & upper-division student move-in day
  • Thursday, Aug. 22 and Friday, Aug. 23

    First-year student move-in day. First-year students will be assigned either the August 22 or August 23 move-in date in their housing assignment email sent in early July.
  • Friday, Aug. 23: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

    Floor Meetings*For First-Year Students Only*
    Attention all first-year residents! Your Resident Advisor (RA) will be hosting your floor meeting on Friday, Aug. 23, from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. This is an important meeting to establish community living expectations and review information regarding Convocation. Check-in with your RA for the exact time and location of your meeting.


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 early July. Please wait to make travel plans until you receive your move-in date assignment

In early August, you will receive an email with specific instructions for unloading, check-in and parking on your assigned move-in day.

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

what to bring iconWhat To Bring

Download the Move-In 2024 Checklist for a complete list of what to bring.

bed height iconBed Height Guide

Download the 2024 Bed Height Measurement Guide to learn about the amount of space under the beds in your building.


Cooking appliances including, but not limited to, rice cookers, toasters, toaster ovens, slow cookers, popcorn poppers, air fryers, and instant pots may only be used in apartment kitchens, Tepeyac & Tacuba kitchenettes, or community kitchens.

Mini fridges, space heaters, barbeques, portable stoves, hot plates, portable air conditioners, and electric water coolers are prohibited in all on-campus residential communities. Humidifiers and essential oil diffusers are not permitted due to the additional moisture generated.

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

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

First-year buildings have Twin XL-sized beds.

Sophomore & Upper-Division
In sophomore and upper-division buildings, bed sizes vary. Please wait for your assignment email (sent in early July) prior to purchasing bedding. Your assignment email will include your building and bed size information.

Hall Essentials

SDSU is partnered with Dormify, your one-stop shop for everything for your living space! Dormify offers a wide selection of residential essentials such as bedding, storage and decor. Through Dormify, 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 UPS pick-up on your move-in day, all orders must be placed by August 7, 2024.

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 SDSU2024 for 10% off of your Ship to School order

Please note: When entering your information on CollegeBoxes be sure to include the student's full name and building assignment (if available at the time of order). The building assignment and room number is not required to ensure successful delivery, as we will match the student's name with their housing assignment.

  • Supply kits can be ordered from Collegeboxes today!
  • The deadline to order supply kits from Collegeboxes is July 24, 2024.
  • The deadline to ship boxes to campus for move-in delivery is August 2, 2024.

sdsucard iconSDSUcard

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

Step 1: Order
Download the GET mobile app, create an account with your sdsu email address and upload a passport style photo and acceptable form of ID (see below) for your card by June 9, 2024 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. For questions, please email the SDSUcard office at [email protected].

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

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 iconParking & Transportation

First-Year Parking:
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 the First-Year On-Campus Resident Parking Policy.

Sophomore, Upper-Division & Grad Parking:
Aztec Corner, Granada, Piedra del Sol, Sunset Plaza, The Tecs & Viva
Students residing in Aztec Corner, Granada, Piedra del Sol, Sunset Plaza, The Tecs and Viva may reserve parking at their residential community. Parking permits for the 2024-25 academic year will be available starting Friday, July 19, 2024

South Campus Plaza, Tepeyac, Tacuba and Villa Alvarado
Students residing in South Campus Plaza (sophomore and upper-division students only), Tepeyac, Tacuba and Villa Alvarado may purchase a student overnight SDSU parking permit for the campus parking structures. 

Incoming residents wishing to purchase a parking permit at M@College for the August 2024 - July 2025 leasing term should email Brennan Ralphs at [email protected]. In the email, please include your first and last name, phone number, and your unit and bed assignment at M@College. At this time, only tandem permits are currently available, but residents can request to be added to the waitlist for single permits by emailing Brennan at the address above. 

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.

bike surf iconBike & Surfboard Storage

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

Bicycles: Bicycle storage is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Beginning August 12, 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 22 and 23. You must register your bicycle with the University Police. Bicycles are not allowed inside suites and apartments. 

M@College: Bicycle storage is available with your key fob on the first level (P1) of the parking garage near the elevator.

Surfboards: Beginning August 12, you may submit interest in a surfboard locker via the Surfboard Storage Form. Due to limited availability, surfboard lockers will be assigned by lottery. Surfboards may also be stored in rooms

renters insuranceRenters 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

To opt in, visit Once on the site, search for San Diego State University in the “for schools” area in the top right corner.

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