First Year/Transfer Students

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Undergraduate Students

2022-2023 FIRST-YEAR STUDENT HOUSING GUARANTEE POLICY

Incoming, first-year, full-time, undergraduate students are guaranteed on-campus housing for their first four 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 2022-2023 academic year as long as you:

If you miss the deadlines, you'll be placed on a waitlist and assigned a space based on housing availability. In spring 2023, you will apply for housing for the 2023-2024 academic year (if you'd like to make use of our housing guarantee).

Make sure to complete your housing application on USFRooms no later than May 10th.

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, students can still apply for housing and will be assigned to housing, based upon availability, after the passing of the housing guarantee deadline.

2022-2023 Incoming Transfer admitted Students

Incoming, transfer, full-time, undergraduate students at the University of San Francisco during the fall semester are guaranteed on-campus housing for their first two semesters of enrollment if the following deadlines are met: 

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

  2. Submit a completed housing application by June 10. 

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

Make sure to complete your housing application on USFRooms no later than June 10th.

Roommate Selection Process 

After completing your housing application, you may search for a roommate, message with potential roommates, and view suggested roommates based on your compatibility. Please follow the below steps to view the roommate section of the application. Please note that this is optional, and that first-year freshman students are not required to select a roommate. Additionally, roommate requests are not guaranteed.

Note: At this time, new transfer students are not eligible to participate in the roommate selection process. 

1. Log into USFRooms.

2. Select the "Apply for Housing" tab.

3. Continue past the Housing Application Main Page

4. Select "Continue" on the 2022-2023 application term you already completed. 

5. Then you will select "Update application" from the drop down menu and select "Save & Continue."

6. Continue selecting "Save & Continue" until you reach the first page of the application then refer to the timeline of application pages on the top of the page and click the Application Complete Confirmation page to move to the roommate selection part of the application.

The deadline to submit a roommate request is May 13, 2022.

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 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.

Note: Contract Cancellations will not be granted during the last 30 days 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. 

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.