First Year/Transfer Students

Undergraduate Students

spring 2020 semester first-year and transfer admitted students

The Spring 2020 Housing application is currently available through USFRooms.

Incoming, first-year, full-time, undergraduate students at the University of San Francisco who will be starting in the Spring semester are only guaranteed housing for the one spring semester if they submit the spring housing application by December 1, 2019. This guarantee does not carry over to the following Fall semester of the next academic year. 

Transfer students are not guaranteed housing, but they will be offered spaces based on availability. Spring housing assignments will be emailed to students on December 2, 2019. Therefore, it's strongly suggested that transfer students who are interested in living on-campus during the spring semester apply by December 1, 2019. Students who apply after December 2 may still receive housing depending on availability, 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. 

2019-2020 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:

  1. Submit enrollment deposit for the Fall semester to University of San Francisco by May 1.

  2. Submit a completed housing application by May 10.

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.

spring 2020 semester first-year and transfer admitted students

The Spring 2020 Housing application is currently available through USFRooms.

Incoming, first-year, full-time, undergraduate students at the University of San Francisco who will be starting in the Spring semester are only guaranteed housing for the one spring semester if they submit the spring housing application by December 1, 2019. This guarantee does not carry over to the following Fall semester of the next academic year. 

Transfer students are not guaranteed housing, but they will be offered spaces based on availability. Spring housing assignments will be emailed to students on December 2, 2019. Therefore, it's strongly suggested that transfer students who are interested in living on-campus during the spring semester apply by December 1, 2019. Students who apply after December 2 may still receive housing depending on availability, 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. 

Incoming Transfer 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: 

  1. Submit enrollment deposit for the Fall semester to University of San Francisco by June 1, 2019.

  2. Submit a completed housing application by June 10, 2019.

Priority housing spaces for transfer students are extremely limited. We strongly recommend all incoming transfer students to seek support from Off Campus Student Services, 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 OCSS 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 2019-20 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.