First Year/Transfer Students
2020-2021 FIRST-YEAR STUDENT HOUSING GUARANTEE POLICY
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.
- Submit a completed housing application by May 8.
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 transferring from another institution of higher education.
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.
2020-2021 Incoming Transfer admitted Students
Incoming, transfer students at the University of San Francisco are not guaranteed housing. To be eligible for priority housing, transfer students must do the following:
Submit enrollment deposit for the fall semester to University of San Francisco by June 1, 2020.
Submit a completed housing application by June 8, 2020.
Priority housing spaces for transfer students are extremely limited. We strongly recommend all incoming transfer students to seek support from Off Campus Living, which offers Transfer Summer Programs to new, incoming transfer students starting in the fall semester on a limited basis. Through these programs, students receive help from OCL with their off campus housing search and so much more!
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.