First Year/Transfer Students

Undergraduate Students

Spring 2021 Application Process for Incoming First-Year and Transfer Students 

The Spring 2021 Housing application will be available through USFRooms beginning October 27, 2020. 

All new first-year and transfer 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 new first-year and transfer 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. 

2021-2022 FIRST-YEAR STUDENT HOUSING GUARANTEE POLICY

Incoming, first-year, full-time, undergraduate students are now guaranteed on-campus housing for their first four semesters of enrollment at the university. Please review the steps below to secure housing for the 2021-2022 academic year. 

Housing sign-ups for the 2022-2023 academic year will occur during Spring 2022 and more information will be provided about the second-year guarantee at that time. 

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

  • Submit enrollment deposit for the fall semester to University of San Francisco by May 1, 2021. 
  • Submit a completed housing application by May 7, 2021. 

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

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.

2021-2022 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, 2021.

  2. Submit a completed housing application by June 7, 2021.

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

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 students are not required to select a roommate. 

1. Log into USFRooms.

2. Select the "Apply for Housing" tab.

3. Continue past the Housing Application Main Page

4. Select "Continue" on the Academic Year 2020-21 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.

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. 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. 

*Students living in Loyola Village are eligible for entering the parking lottery for spaces in the Loyola Village parking garage only

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.