First Year/Transfer Students

Undergraduate Students


Incoming, first-year, full-time, undergraduate students are guaranteed on-campus housing for their first four (4) semesters at the university. After your first year, you'll need to reapply for housing for the following two semesters, and your housing will be guaranteed for those two semesters.

Your housing is guaranteed for the fall 2024 term as long as you:

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students who submit a housing application by May 15th will be included in our initial assignment process and will receive their housing assignment on June 14th. Those who apply after May 15th will still receive housing but will not receive an assignment until after our initial round of housing placements. 

In spring 2025, you will apply for housing for the 2025-2026 academic year (if you'd like to make use of our housing guarantee).


Exceptions to the housing guarantee:

  • Students who reach 21 years of age at any time before or within the academic year.

  • Students who are 16 years of age or younger at the start of fall semester.

  • Students whose permanent address on file is within the boundaries of the city and county of San Francisco.

  • Students who defer enrollment to Spring semester of the same academic year. 

Where exceptions exist, we strongly encourage students to apply for housing! Students will be assigned to a bed space, based upon availability, after the passing of the housing guarantee deadline.



FALL 2024 Incoming Transfer admitted Students

Incoming, transfer, full-time, undergraduate students at the University of San Francisco during the 2024-2025 academic year are guaranteed on-campus housing for their first year at the university. After your first year, you are welcome to apply for on-campus housing but are not guaranteed. 

Your housing is guaranteed for the 2024-2025 school year as long as you:

  1. Submit enrollment deposit for the fall semester to University of San Francisco by June 1, 2024.

  2. Submit a completed housing application by June 10, 2024.

Students who miss the posted deadlines will be placed on a waitlist and assigned a space based on housing availability. 



Housing Contract, Cancellation, and Room Rates

Students applying for on-campus housing must submit a signed Housing Contract

Residents who have signed a Housing Contract and would like to cancel that contract must submit a Housing Contract Cancellation Form. To learn more about the cancellation policy please visit our website. To access the Housing Contract Cancellation form, log into USFRooms

Reminder: Cancellation fee may apply based on cancellation policy. Cancellation requests are not automatic after the start of the housing contract or occupancy.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: The only exception to the cancellation fee is that any student that chooses not to attend USF will not be charged a cancellation fee.
  • REMINDER: Contract Cancellations will not be granted during the last 4 weeks of residency.

Visit the Room Rates webpage to find out the most current USF room rates.



Fogcutter Policies for Student Residents

No Parking Available for Student Residents 

Students who live on campus may NOT bring their cars to USF as they will not be eligible for the USF parking permit nor will they be able to utilize street parking. All undergraduate students have access to a USF Muni Pass via MuniMobile

Update your Gender Identity

Student housing assignments are made based on your provided gender identity. Learn more about the gender identity policy or update your gender identity information.

USF is a Smoke and Tobacco Free Campus 

Effective August 1, 2017, smoking and tobacco use are not allowed on campus. Students who live on campus must be aware of this policy. 

Use of Preferred First Name Option

As of March 2015, USF students have been able to identify themselves using preferred names rather than their legal first names if they choose to do so. Students may use their preferred names when applying for on campus housing. 

More detailed information on each of these policies can be found on the Fogcutter webpage.