Early Arrival Fall 2021

Eligible students who would like to arrive to campus prior to their assigned move-in day must complete an Early Arrival Application on the Housing Portal for consideration.

  • Freshmen, upper-division and graduate students may be approved for early arrival as soon as Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.
  • Graduate students assigned to Zapotec may be approved for early arrival as soon as August 1, 2021.


Students must meet one or more of these requirements in order to be eligible to apply for Early Arrival:

  • International student
  • Graduate student assigned to Zapotec
  • Participating in athletic training
  • Involvement with an approved university program

The Early Arrival Application will open on the Housing Portal on Tuesday, Jul. 6, 2021 and will be available to residents who are assigned to the following housing facilities:

  • Aztec Corner
  • Granada
  • [email protected]
  • South Campus Plaza North
  • South Campus Plaza South
  • Piedra del Sol
  • Tacuba
  • Tepeyac
  • University Towers
  • Villa Alvarado
  • Zapotec
  • Zura

The Early Arrival Application must be completed by Friday, Aug. 6, 2021.


Early Arrival Charge: $60/per night.

Upon approval, the early arrival charge will be billed to the Online Student Account. Refunds are not available for early arrival. 

Meal plans are not activated until Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. Residents who choose to arrive early will not be able to use a meal plan prior to Aug. 19, 2021.  Plan accordingly to have extra funds available for this period.


All requests are subject to space availability. If your assigned space is not ready by the requested move-in date due to construction, maintenance or housekeeping concerns, we may not be able to approve the request. 

The Office of Housing Administration reserves the right to deny an early arrival due to administrative necessity. Approval for an Early Arrival Application is granted in writing. Verbal commitments are not valid. If an Early Arrival Application is approved, the resident will receive an email confirmation to the @sdsu email account. Residents must present the approval email upon check-in.