Move-in Spring 2023

Last Updated: November 15, 2022

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.

Students who completed a spring 2023 license agreement by Nov. 30, 2022 will receive an assignment email the week of Dec. 5, 2022 with their move-in day, building, room type, bed size and meal plan assignments. Specific instructions for arrival, check-in and unloading will be provided in the Move-in Guide email sent the week of Jan. 2, 2023

Move-in day is Jan. 16, 2023. Students may check in this day beginning at 2 p.m.

vaccine iconVaccinE & Testing Requirement

In order to check in on your assigned move-in day, you must comply with both the vaccination and 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. 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) Complete a COVID-19 rapid test upon check-in at SDSU Housing. All residents will be provided a COVID-19 rapid test on move-in day. 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.

what to bring iconWhat to Bring

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

First-year Checklist
second-year + checklist
first year checklist
sophomore checklist


No, hot pots and small appliances are not permitted in the first-year 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.

No, a mini-fridge is provided in each first-year room and a full-size fridge is provided in the apartments and suites. Students are not permitted to bring their own mini-fridge.

No, electronic skateboards and scooters are not permitted in the residential communities due to fire risk.

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 Dec. 5.

shipping iconShipping 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 SDSU2023 for 10% off your order. 

Please note: When entering your information on CollegeBoxes be sure to include your full name and building assignment. A 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 Jan. 2, 2023.
  • The deadline to ship boxes to campus for move-in delivery is Jan. 6, 2023.

mail iconMail & Packages

Your on-campus mailing address can be found at Mail & Packages. Mail and packages will be accepted starting on your assigned move-in date

Please note that items ordered or delivered from Collegeboxes are an exception to this policy. These items may be delivered to your community prior to move-in.

sdsucard iconSDSUcard

You will need to have your SDSUcard in order to check-in on move-in day. Your SDSUcard will give you access to your building entrance, laundry services, meal plan and more. Download the GET mobile app and upload a passport-style photo and an acceptable form of ID (see below). Pick up your card at the SDSU Card Office prior to your move-in day. For questions, please email the SDSUcard office at [email protected].

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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 iconParking & Transportation


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.


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 spring only will be available starting Dec. 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. 


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 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 storageBike & Surfboard Storage

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

Bicycle storage is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please submit your interest in bicycle storage via the Bicycle Storage Form. Once you have completed the form, please visit the Office of Housing Administration to pick up your storage key. The office is open Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to  4 p.m. You must register your bicycle with University Police. Bicycles are not allowed inside suites and apartments. 

Surfboards: 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 iconRenter'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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