Spring 2021 Application Process for Continuing Students
The Spring 2021 Housing application will be available through USFRooms beginning October 27, 2020.
All continuing students are eligible to apply for spring essential housing, but only those who meet the following criteria are eligible to live on campus. Students will be notified of approval for spring essential housing on a rolling basis.
A student who faces housing insecurity (homelessness or a precarious living situation);
A student who faces financial insecurity;
A student with existing health conditions that would be impacted by travel;
A student whose home is in an area with extremely limited internet connectivity;
An international student who has immigration, travel, and/or visa restrictions;
A student who is in an approved, on-the-ground, program;
A student with any other extenuating circumstance that warrants review.
Spring housing assignments will be emailed to students the first week of December. Therefore, it's strongly suggested that continuing students who are interested in living on-campus during the Spring semester apply by the priority deadline of December 1, 2020. Students who apply after December 1 may still receive on-campus housing depending on availability/approval, but they would be notified at a later date. Please note that students will not be able to submit roommate requests for the Spring semester.
Continuing Student Housing Application Information for the 2021-2022 academic year
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. All students who would like to be eligible for a lottery date and time for room selection will need to apply between February 1, 2021 and March 1, 2021 at 11:59PM PST. Please note that if you are a continuing student that signs up past the deadline on March 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST that you will be able to participate at the end of room selection. Make sure to submit your application by April 5th in order to receive a timeslot.
Please note that we will guarantee housing for the class of 2024 since they were not able to live on-campus as part of the first-year guarantee during the 2020-2021 academic year.
Apply for Housing
To apply for housing please visit USFrooms.
How Do I Apply?
Before applying, please read the following information to ensure you apply using the correct housing application. Here are the options:
Academic Year 2021-2022: Undergraduate students who will be under 21 years of age during the 2021-2022 academic year should only fill out this application.
Academic Year 2021-2022, Loyola Village (LV), Fulton House (FH), 1563 Fulton: Undergraduate students who will be 21 years of age or older during the 2021-2022 academic year should only fill out this application. General graduate students can also fill this application out for possible placement in the Fulton House, although space is limited.
Academic Year 2021-2022, St Anne's: This application may be filled out only by law school students. No other students should out fill this application.
Please visit the Contracts and Documents webpage for all current housing contracts.
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 will have to 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 May 7, 2021 at 12:00 p.m., you will be charged the cancellation fee. Please note that room selection is scheduled to end on April 30, 2021, so this gives students some time to decide if they want to keep their room selections or not (students will be given a grace period to cancel their housing selection after the room selection process ends). 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?
During the summer we will open the room change module on USFRooms in which you will be able to request a room change. If we are able to process your request we will do so and email you a confirmation. Once the summer room change period ends on August 1, you will then have to wait until the Fall 2021 Census Date 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.
Off Campus Living 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 Living website to help students navigate the search process and assist with finding safe and affordable housing.