Continuing Student Housing Application Information
Housing for continuing students is available in the form of a random lottery process followed by a self-selection process during the middle of the spring semester. The continuing student housing application will open on February 1, 2018. All students who would like to be eligible for a lottery date and time for room selection MUST apply by February 28, 2018 at 5 pm. All applications received after this date will automatically be placed on a wait list.
Please be aware of these important dates:
February 1: Housing application opens for continuing students
February 28: Housing application priority deadline; Students must apply by 5 pm to be considered for the lottery
March 7: Housing lottery time slots announced (via USF Dons email)
March 26 to April 6: Housing selection for the 2018-2019 academic year on USFRooms
April 11: Housing waitlist is published
Apply for Housing
To apply for housing please visit USFrooms.
Below are the housing contracts for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years. Please review the contract before submitting a housing application.
Room Selection Process FAQ
Can I secure a spot for myself and my roommate during the selection process if I have an earlier time slot than my roommate?
Yes. Students can secure a spot for themselves and their requested roommates if they have an earlier time and there is still space available. Housing selection is live, however, so taking too much time to secure a space during your time slot could jeopardize your spot as well as your roommate's. Make sure to have everything planned and ready to go before you log on to select a bed space.
I am graduating in December and want to live on campus for the fall semester, but I only see a "spring only" option aside from the full academic year option. Is there a "fall only" option?
If you are graduating in December and want to select a bed space for the fall semester only, you may select the entire academic year option. During mid-fall semester, you will need to cancel your housing application. More information will be provided to students regarding how to cancel. The cancellation fee will not be applied to those graduating in December.
Will I be charged the cancellation fee if I cancel my room assignment later on?
If, after selecting a bed space, you cancel your application after April 11, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., you will be charged the cancellation fee. Please note that room selection ends on April 6, 2018, so this gives students some time to decide if they want to keep their room selections or not. Please also note that students do not have to pay the fee if they take a leave of absence or withdraw from the university.
Do I have to pay a deposit fee?
No. Continuing students who are returning to on-campus housing do not need to pay a deposit fee for housing.
Can I change my room after I select one?
No. After room selection ends on April 6, you will have to wait until Census Date during the fall 2018 semester to request a room change.
Housing Stats for Continuing Students
On-campus housing for students is very limited at the University of San Francisco, which is especially true for students after their freshman year. It is important for students to take housing limitations into account when planning their college experience. SHaRE is committed to helping students transition to life off-campus by offering a number of resources to help students and families with the housing search. Included below are some facts about housing for second-year students, which aim to assist students with making informed decisions about the college experience and securing housing that works best for each individual.
Percentages of Returning Students Housed
In terms of concrete numbers, the most important thing to recognize is that the majority of our students live off-campus. Broken down by academic class, the percentages of students who live on-campus look like this:
- 2/3 of first-year students apply to live on-campus for their second year.
- 1/3 of students who apply are housed.
Juniors and Seniors
- 1/4 of eligible students apply to live on campus their junior or senior year.
- 1/3 of students who apply are housed.
It is important for students to recognize that they are likely to begin living off-campus as early as their second year.
Graduate students are not guaranteed housing. Limited space is available for continuing graduate students in the St. Anne's Community, the priority being first year Law School students. On campus housing space for continuing graduate students is very limited, however, graduate students are still welcome to apply.
Off Campus Student Services Resources
We understand that the prospect of finding an apartment in San Francisco can be challenging, particularly for students who have never rented an apartment before. To support students with the transition to living off campus, we have established some helpful resources found on the Off Campus Student Services website to help students navigate the search process and assist with finding safe and affordable housing.