Housing Information

Fall 2020 Update

Following physical distancing guidelines set by county, state and federal authorities, SDSU has suspended the live-on requirement for first and second-year students for the 2020-21 academic year. With the reduction in density, we anticipate we will be able to accommodate up to 3,500 residents for Fall 2020 out of our 7,000 total bed spaces. As such, we have prioritized housing for: 

  • Non-local incoming freshman
  • Non-local rising sophomores who will have at least one in-person class
  • Students in specific SDSU programs such as Guardian Scholars, Presidential Scholars, student-athletes, students with accessibility-related needs
  • Students with emergency housing needs or other unique needs 

All other students can request to be considered for on-campus housing by indicating their interest in the Housing Portal. Students will be notified if there is availability within the 3,500 reduced capacity limit. 

We will also reduce the density of our residential population and potential exposure to others by not utilizing the six (6) traditional residence halls with common/shared restrooms. Instead, we will only offer apartment and suite-style living communities. 

In an apartment-style community, residents have a kitchen, living area, and bathroom(s) in their unit. In suite-style communities, residents have a private bathroom(s) in their suite, and certain buildings also include a kitchenette and living area. In all cases, there will be no more than four (4) students to a restroom.

Following CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting, Housing will implement practices to reduce the potential for exposure to COVID-19. This includes rigorous cleaning of communal areas twice a day, signage throughout the residential communities to ensure physical distancing, sanitation dispensers in building entrances and exits, as well as cleaning stations and protective screens at front desks. Additional information about SDSU’s response to COVID-19 is on the university’s public-facing site: SDSU.edu/COVID19

For Non-Local Incoming Freshmen OR Students in Specific SDSU Programs (Guardian Scholars, Presidential Scholars, SASC Registered Students, Student-Athletes)

Please log into the Housing Portal to confirm housing by completing Stage II of the license agreement process OR cancel your license agreement. Housing is guaranteed for non-local freshmen and students within the specific SDSU programs who confirm their license agreement on the Housing Portal by June 15, 2020.

For Local Incoming Freshmen

Unfortunately, the reduction in capacity from 7,000 to 3,500 bed spaces is requiring us to rescind/cancel the license agreements for all local freshmen. For those local freshmen who are still interested in on-campus housing, please complete the Housing Interest List on the Housing Portal by June 15, 2020. We will notify students on a first-come, first-served basis regarding housing availability. 

As we anticipate a number of students will choose to cancel their license agreement, the university has developed the following prioritization for repopulation of residential facilities based on space availability:

  1. Non-local incoming freshmen
  2. Non-local rising sophomores with one or more in-person courses
  3. Students in specific SDSU programs (Guardian Scholars, Presidential Scholars, SASC registered students, student-athletes)
  4. Non-local rising sophomores with virtual courses only
  5. Non-local incoming transfer students
  6. Local incoming freshmen

Honors Residential Living Community for Fall 2020-South Campus Plaza, South

South Campus Plaza

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