Move-in

Last Updated: August 18, 2021

Vaccine & Re-Entry Testing Requirement

vaccine & re-entry requirment

As announced on July 27, all fall 2021 on-campus residents (including those who are vaccinated) must have a negative COVID-19 test administered within seven days prior to moving into campus housing. You can quickly and easily upload your test results to the university’s HealtheConnect portal, the university’s secure online health platform at least 48 hours before move-in.

Any residential student who receives a positive COVID-19 test or fails to upload proof of a negative COVID-19 test, will not be permitted to move into on-campus housing during their assigned move-in period. To be clear: In order to check-in on your assigned move-in day, all residential students must comply with both the vaccination and re-entry testing requirements.

Next Steps: Uploading to HealtheConnect

HealtheConnect, the university’s secure online health portal, will be your tool to upload both your completed COVID-19 vaccine record and the negative COVID-19 test result.

Remember the following steps:

  1. The COVID-19 vaccine record, which shows proof of a completed vaccine series, must be uploaded 48 hours before your move-in date or August 16, whichever comes first, to be compliant with the SDSU vaccination requirement.
  2. The negative COVID-19 test result must be administered during the seven-day period prior to move-in and uploaded at least 48 hours before your assigned move-in date. The COVID-19 test can be either self-administered or administered by a health professional. However, the test must be a molecular (PCR, RT-PCR,TMA, LAMP or NAAT) test; antigen and antibody testing will not be accepted. Please reference the testing deadline schedule below based on move-in date.
testing schedule

FAQ

On July 27, the California State University (CSU) system announced that the COVID-19 vaccine will be required for students, faculty, and staff, including auxiliary employees in order to access campus this fall.

Members of the SDSU community with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to complete regular COVID-19 testing.

For more information, visit https://www.sdsu.edu/covid19.

Yes, all students, including those who are vaccinated, must comply with both the vaccination and re-entry testing requirements.

The COVID-19 test can be either self-administered or administered by a health professional. However, the test must be a molecular (PCR, RT-PCR,TMA, LAMP or NAAT) test; antigen and antibody testing will not be accepted.

As SDSU is following California State University system policy regarding vaccination and testing protocols, exemptions for COVID-19 testing will not be offered. This fall, students who do not have COVID-19 vaccine records on file but have an approved medical or religious exemption with the university will receive weekly reminders about ways to get tested.

If a student receives a positive COVID-19 test or fails to upload proof of a negative COVID-19 test that was administered during the seven-day window, they will not be permitted to move into on-campus housing during their assigned move-in period. Students must complete their isolation period prior to move-in.

Yes. Each student may be accompanied by up to two family members or guests during move-in.

During the week of August 2, you will receive an email with specific instructions for arrival, check-in and unloading instructions on your assigned move-in day. In order to check-in on your assigned move-in day, all residential students must comply with both the vaccination and re-entry testing requirements.

before you arrive icon Before you arrive

  1. Upload your COVID-19 vaccination records to HealtheConnect 48 hours prior to your assigned move-in date and no later than Aug. 16, unless you have been approved for an exemption by the university.
  2. Take a COVID-19 test within 7 days of your assigned move-in date and upload your negative test results to HealtheConnect at least 48 hours prior to your assigned move-in date. The COVID-19 test can be either self-administered or administered by a health professional. However, the test must be a molecular (PCR, RT-PCR, TMA, LAMP or NAAT) test; antigen and antibody testing will not be accepted.
  3. Bring your SDSUcard. Your SDSUcard will give you access to your community entrance, laundry services, meal plan and more. If you do not already have your SDSUcard, you must pick it up at the SDSUcard Office prior to check-in at Student Services West Rm. 2620.

On moving day icon On moving day

Guest & Facial Covering Policy

As a reminder, each student may be accompanied by no more than two family members or guests during move-in.

Facial coverings will be required for all students and their guests (including those who are vaccinated) throughout the move-in process.

Check-in

Check your email for your assigned move-in day and check-in time assignments (sent Aug. 4). Move-in day and check-in time assignments are staggered to improve traffic flow on campus. Please adhere to your assigned day/time, or you will be asked to wait until your assignment.

Refer to the check-in map (according to your assigned building for your detailed check-in instructions. You must check in at the location specified on the check-in map prior to proceeding to your building assignment. Please follow the travel directions provided on the map to minimize traffic and prevent delays.

Check-in Lot 15
  • South Campus Plaza
  • University Towers
  • Huaxyacac
  • Chapultepec
  • Granada
  • Piedra del Sol
  • Zapotec
  • Aztec Corner
Check-in Lot 17
  • Villa Alvarado
  • Tepeyac & Tacuba
  • Maya & Olmeca
  • Tenochca
  • Zura
Step 1:

At the check-in location, you will be asked to present your SDSUcard and we will verify your compliance with the vaccine and testing requirement. Once verified, you will receive the following:

  • Dash Pass: You will receive a temporary parking permit to place on your dashboard, allowing you to park on campus for free during move-in through Saturday, August 21.
  • Keys (or pin code) to your room/suite/apartment.
  • Wristband to participate in Welcome Week events.
Step 2:

After you have been verified and pick up your items at the check-in location, you will be given specific parking and unloading instructions for your building.

If you are moving in after 6 p.m. during this period or after August 20, please proceed directly to your community front desk for check-in. Please note that check-in will only be permitted upon your compliance with both the mandatory vaccination and re-entry testing requirements outlined below.

Step 3:

Rapid Test Mini Banner

In addition to the COVID-19 test results that you have uploaded prior to move-in, residents will be required to take a COVID-19 rapid test. After check-in, parking and unloading at your building, you will be asked to self-administer a COVID-19 rapid test that will be provided at your community front desk. You will be given instructions on how to self-administer the rapid test, which must be completed upon arriving at your building. Students who test positive through the on-site rapid testing will be provided with instructions on isolation as per the Office of Housing Administration COVID-19 protocol.

welcome video icon Welcome Video

Welcome home! We have missed the presence of our students on campus, and are thrilled to welcome you to your new home at San Diego State University. Please become familiar with the information on this video to assist you in preparing for move-in day.

SDSU Move-in 2021

covid-19 modifications COVID-19 Modifications

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affecting nearly all nations across the world, we are more dedicated than ever to ensuring your safe arrival to campus and well-being during your overall residential experience.

Following U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state of California, and San Diego county guidelines, Housing plans to continue the implementation of COVID-19 modifications to our residential communities during the 2021-22 academic year. These modifications include but are not limited to:

  • Enhanced cleaning for health in all of our community areas
  • Sanitation dispensers in building entrances and exits
  • Signage throughout each residential community with reminders and instructions on healthy practices, self-checks and public health guidance
  • Facial covering policy:

    • If vaccinated: Facial coverings must be worn over the nose and mouth while in all indoor settings, including residence hall common areas, in dining facilities except when activity eating or drinking, and in assigned living spaces when others are present.

    • If not vaccinated: Facial coverings must be worn at all times while indoors. Unvaccinated individuals must wear facial coverings outdoors when unable to maintain six feet of distance from others.

Our university will continue to be attentive to guidance and recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state of California, and San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency to continue quickly responding to pandemic conditions and recommendations. Additional information about SDSU’s response to COVID-19 is on the university’s public-facing site: SDSU.edu/COVID19.

important dates icon Important Dates

Week of July 6: 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 2: 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 18: Sophomore, upper-division and grad move-in day

August 19 or 20: Freshman move-in days

FAQ

Students are assigned a specific move-in date and check-in time based on their building assignment. Move-in date/time assignments will be staggered to improve traffic flow. Move-in date assignments will be emailed the week of July 6. Please wait to make travel plans until you receive your assigned move-in date.
Applications for early arrivals will be accepted in July after assignments are released. Upon an approved application, students will be charged a prorated fee.

what to bring icon What to Bring

Download the Move-In 2021 Checklist for a complete list of what to bring.

freshman Checklist
non-freshman Checklist
freshman checklist
sophomore grad checklist
Mail & Packages

Your on-campus mailing address can be found at Mail Services. Mail and packages will be accepted starting on your assigned move-in date. Mail delivered prior to this date will be returned to the sender.

Please note that items ordered/delivered from our campus partners, DormCo and Collegeboxes, are an exception to this policy. These items may be delivered to your community prior to move-in. Please see sections below for order deadlines and details.

DormCo Hall Essentials

SDSU has partnered with DormCo and OCM, one stop shops for everything for your on-campus residence. Both offer a wide selection of residential essentials at great prices.

Shop at dormco.com/sdsu now to have items shipped to your home. Starting August 10, orders can be shipped to the UPS store on campus.

Collegeboxes Shipping Service

SDSU has 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 collegeboxes.com and use the discount code SDSU2021 for 10% off your order.

  • Supply kits can be ordered from Collegeboxes as early as June 1
  • The deadline to order supply kits from Collegeboxes is July 30
  • The deadline to ship boxes to campus for move-in delivery is August 5

FAQ

Hot pots and small appliances are not permitted in the freshman living communities. Please review the checklist linked above for a complete list of what to bring.

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

Bed sizes vary by building. Please check your building assignment prior to purchasing bedding. Your bed size information will be emailed to you the week of July 6 along with your other housing assignments.

parking and transportation icon Parking & Transportation

Freshman Parking Policy

In support of sustainability initiatives, incoming freshmen 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, freshmen with documented hardships are able and encouraged to apply for a waiver. For more information, please visit Freshman On-Campus Resident Parking Policy.

Sophomore, Upper-Division & Grad Parking

Aztec Corner, Granada, Piedra del Sol, Zapotec
Students residing in Aztec Corner, Granada, Piedra del Sol and Zapotec may reserve parking at their residential community. Parking permits for the 2021-22 academic year will be available starting July 1, 2021.

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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Reserved parking at [email protected] is currently fully for fall 2021. To join this waitlist, please email [email protected]. Single permits are $95 per month and tandem permits are $70 per month.

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 and surfboard storage Bike & 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 9, 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 19 and 20. You must register your bicycle with University Police. Bicycles are not allowed inside suites and apartments.

Surfboards: Beginning August 9, 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.

*Additional move-in information will be shared the week of August 2. Please continue to check this page regularly.