Step 4—Apply for Housing
All admitted first-time freshmen from outside SDSU's local admission area are required to live on campus.
First year and second year students who live in SDSU campus housing are proven to academically out-perform their peers who live off campus. Research shows that the average GPA is 11 percent higher for residential students and 13 percent higher for students living in learning communities.
Sophomore Success Program
Because of this proven success, the SDSU Sophomore Success Program was created, which enables program participants to receive customized career development support, flexible guest, meal and roommate policies, and enhanced safety and security. This two-phase program will begin by welcoming the 2017 freshman class from specific communities if they graduate from a high school outside SDSU's local admission area to live on campus their first two years. These communities include:
- Guardian Scholars
- International students
- Out-of-state residents
- Weber Honors College
For more information about the Sophomore Success Program, visit the Sophomore Success Program website.
Steps to Apply for Housing
- The License Agreement will be made available to you online via the SDSU WebPortal on March 2. The License Agreement is made available to admitted students who are required to live in on-campus housing.
- Once your completed License Agreement and nonrefundable $375 initial payment are received by the university, the Office of Housing Administration will send you an email acknowledgment and space confirmation. If you are required to live in on-campus housing, you must submit the License Agreement and nonrefundable $375 initial payment by the May 1 Intent to Enroll deadline or your admission will be canceled.
- Student housing interests will be considered, but the majority of students will be assigned to a triple occupancy room. Students will be assigned single, double, or quad occupancy rooms based on availability.
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.
Research shows that freshmen and sophomores 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. Rooms are furnished and provide a number of amenities to make your on-campus living experience a positive one.
- Choice of several meal plans
- WiFi connections in each room
- Kitchen for community events
- Live-in staff
- Basic television channel services
- Mail services
- Membership to the state-of-the-art Aztec Recreation Center (ARC)
- 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 e-newsletter
Regardless of which community you live in, living on campus provides a strong support network within your living environment and the opportunity to establish close-knit friendships.