University Residency Requirement

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. Additionally, all local students in the Weber Honors College are required to live on campus during their first year.

Students who are in SDSU’s local admissions area are not required to live on campus, but are encouraged to still apply. Local students who complete their license agreement and submit their initial payment by the Intent to Enroll deadline of May 1 are guaranteed on-campus housing their first year.

local admissions area map
Students are in the local admissions area if they will graduate from a high school in San Diego County located south of state route 56 and extending eastward or from a high school in Imperial County.

Exemptions

SDSU recognizes that exemptions to the residency requirement may be appropriate in certain circumstances and may be requested by completing the Exemption Request Form. More information regarding exemptions may be found on the License Agreement page.