First Year/Transfer Students

Undergraduate Students


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 2021-2022 academic year as long as you:

  • Submit an enrollment deposit by May 1
  • Submit a completed housing application by May 7. 

If you miss the deadlines, you'll be placed on a waitlist and assigned a space based on housing availability. In spring 2022, you will apply for housing for the 2022-2023 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, 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 2021-2022 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.