Step 4—Apply for Housing

All admitted first-time freshmen from outside SDSU's local admission area are required to live on campus for their first year. In addition, all first-time freshman participants in the University Honors Program are required to live on campus.

  1. If you have not already done so, indicate your interest in on-campus housing in the "Admission Status" section of your WebPortal account. This will tell us that you are requesting an on-campus housing license agreement. If you are from outside the service area, this step will be completed for you.
  2. The license agreement will be made available to you online via the WebPortal beginning in March. The license agreement is made available to students who: 1) are required to live in on-campus housing; 2) have indicated interest in on-campus housing; and 3) have been admitted to SDSU.
  3. Once your completed License Agreement and $375 initial payment are received by the university, the Office of Housing Administration will send you an email acknowledgement and space confirmation. If you are required to live in on-campus housing, you must submit the license agreement and $375 initial payment by the May 1 Intent to Enroll deadline or your admission will be canceled.
  4. Student housing preferences will be considered, but students will be assigned to a single, double, or triple space.

If you are looking for housing options while you attend SDSU, you will find information and assistance at the Office of Housing Administration (OHA). Visit their website for information on the housing application process, and a description of the various housing options.

Residential Learning Communities

SDSU provides a variety of living communities tailored to your major and interests. Space is limited in these communities. If you choose to live on campus, SDSU recommends you live in a residential learning community. Residential learning communities (RLCs) are designed to assist students living on campus as they make the transition from high school to college. Participants are enrolled as a group in a set of connected courses. Being a part of an RLC will help you to develop life-long friendships and help make SDSU feel like a smaller place. Resident Advisors and Academic Mentors create great communities through floor events, guest lectures, field trips, and one-on-one support.

Residence Halls

Research shows that freshmen who live on campus tend to perform better academically and have a smoother transition to college than those who live off campus. In addition, living on campus at SDSU means freedom from frustrating commutes, costly utility bills, and daily meal preparation. Residence hall rooms are furnished and provide a number of amenities to make your on-campus living experience a positive one.

Amenities include:

  • choice of several meal plans
  • WiFi connections in each room
  • kitchenette for hall events
  • live-in staff
  • basic cable services
  • mail services
  • membership to the state-of-the-art Aztec Recreation Center
  • microfridge (combination microwave and mini-refrigerator/freezer) in most rooms
  • security-monitored front desk
  • study lounges and recreation rooms
  • swimming pools and volleyball courts
  • weekly residence hall newsletter

Regardless of which community you live in, the SDSU residence halls provide a strong support network within your living environment and the opportunity to establish close-knit friendships.