Spring 2023 Only

On-campus housing is available for the spring 2023 semester in our first-year, sophomore, and upper-division communities. The spring application will be available on the Housing Portal beginning Nov. 1, 2022. To apply, complete the "Spring License Agreement" on the Housing Portal.  Assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. 

In first-year communities, a majority of available rooms are triple-occupancy. In sophomore and upper-division communities, a majority of available rooms are double-occupancy. 


All incoming first-year students from outside SDSU’s local admissions area are required to live on campus their first and second year at the university. Please note that required students with an incomplete license agreement may result in having your admission to the university rescinded. 

SDSU recognizes that exemptions to the university residency requirement may be appropriate in certain circumstances and may be requested by emailing the Office of Housing Administration at [email protected] by Dec. 2, 2022. 


Students who are not required to live on campus may cancel their spring 2023 only license agreement before the cancellation deadline of Dec. 16, 2022. Additional information regarding cancellations can be found on the License Agreement page. 

2023-24 Academic Year

Prior to applying to live on campus, please review the University Residency Requirement

Application Steps for Incoming First-Year Students

Incoming first-year students who are required to live on campus must complete the student housing license agreement and submit the initial non-refundable payment fee on the Housing Portal by May 1, 2023.

Incoming first-year students who are not required to live on campus, but would like to, are encouraged to complete the Housing Interest List on the Housing Portal as early as March 1, 2023. On-campus housing for local students is not guaranteed, and will be offered upon availability on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Completing the Student Housing License Agreement

Starting March 1, 2023, students who are required to live on campus must log in to the Housing Portal and complete the following steps by May 1, 2023. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the offer of admission.

 Stage I: March 1 - May 1

  1. Accept your Offer of Admission by submitting the Intent to Enroll non-refundable payment. You will be granted access to the Housing Portal approximately one hour after submitting your Intent to Enroll payment in my.SDSU.

  2. Before logging into the Housing Portal, use your SDSUid login credentials to activate DUO multi-factored authentication. Please plan for additional time to complete this step.

  3. Log onto the Housing Portal with your SDSUid and apply for on-campus housing. Pay the non-refundable $375 initial payment fee.

  4. E-sign and submit your completed license agreement by the Intent to Enroll deadline of May 1, 2023. Please note that priority is not given based on the date of submission of the license agreement.

Stage II: May 3 - May 14 

Starting May 3, 2023, please log in to the Housing Portal and complete the following by May 14, 2023. This information will be used to assign your room and, if applicable, your roommate(s) and learning community. Please note: Input is required for the first three selections, while learning community and roommate search/confirmation is optional.

1. Meal plan (Required): Meal plans are required for first-year students living on campus. Many different options are available, with varying levels of flexibility and cost, to provide maximum choice to our residents while supporting their health and well-being on campus. With the Flex 5 and Flex 7 plans, students are provided daily allowances with broad flexibility, but those balances do not roll over to the following day, and any unused balances are forfeited. With the Meals Plus plan, both the meals and declining dollars roll over each week until the end of the spring semester. Please note: Any unused balances at the end of the spring semester do not roll over to the next academic year. Visit for more information.

2. Room type (Required): You may select your interest for single, double, triple, or quad-occupancy room types. As the most commonly preferred room type, a majority of rooms are triple-occupancy. All other room types are very limited. First-year students can submit and indicate their room type interests, but are not able to indicate specific building interests. Housing rates vary by room type and meal plan.

3. Housing over university break periods (Required). Certain buildings will close over university break periods (i.e. Thanksgiving, winter and spring breaks) whereas others will remain open for students to occupy the rooms. As the buildings which will remain open over university breaks are pre-identified and grouped for safety reasons, students should indicate in advance if they plan to stay or leave during these periods. Please note: While unlikely, specific buildings that will be open over break periods are subject to change prior to move-in, and would be communicated to all students and families this summer if there was any change.

4. Learning community (Optional): Dozens of learning communities exist for you to choose from! Love to surf and want to be housed with other surfers? Let us know! Want to be with other engineers, or others who prefer quiet study time, or others associated with a particular identity or academic track? We've got a learning community for you. Placement in a learning community is based on availability, and for that reason can not be guaranteed. By selecting one (or multiple) learning community interests, you are agreeing to be placed in that community and the classes associated with it (if applicable).

5. Search and confirm roommates (Optional): If you would like to live with a particular roommate(s), you may join a roommate group. You may also search for roommates with shared interests. Roommate groups may be two (2) or three (3) people only. As a majority of rooms are triple-occupancy, please be aware that roommate groups of two (2) may be assigned a third roommate. If you are interested in having a roommate group of four (4) in a quad room, please email [email protected]. In the email, please copy all roommates and provide their full names and RedID numbers.

All roommates must mutually confirm room placement with each other. To accommodate roommate requests, each student in the roommate group must have the same room type and learning community interests. If you do not wish to form a roommate group, Housing Staff will assign your roommate(s) based on your answers to the lifestyle questions indicated on the Housing Portal.


Housing assignments will be released in early July on the Housing Portal and via your @sdsu email. There will be an opportunity for pre-occupancy room switch requests after assignments are released.

Cancellation Deadline

Students who are not required to live on campus or students who have withdrawn from the university may cancel their housing license agreement before the cancellation deadline of July 17, 2023 for the applicable contract period (30-days prior to move-in). For more information, please visit the License Agreement web page.

Application Steps for Rising Sophomores

The sophomore housing lottery is open to rising sophomores currently living on campus. All non-local first-year students with an active two-year license agreement are required to participate in the sophomore housing lottery. Stage I of the sophomore housing lottery application opens on the Housing Portal beginning February 1, 2023. 

Please visit the Sophomore Housing Lottery page for detailed application instructions.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

In an effort to create living environments that support all students, we provide programs, resources and campus partnerships to serve students in on-campus housing. Please visit the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion page for information regarding: 

  • Learning Communities
  • Affinity Groups
  • Gender-Inclusive Housing
  • Lived Names
  • Equitable & Affordable Housing 
  • Student Leader Training
  • Student Ability Success Center
  • Economic Crisis Response Team

For questions regarding availability or the application process, please contact [email protected].