Step 5: Apply For Housing

Apply for housing in USFrooms:

First year, full-time, undergraduate students interested in living on campus for the Spring 2019 term are encouraged to apply for housing as soon as possible to be eligible for first year housing.

  • Start a new application for the Spring 2019 term. The application will be available on October 1, 2018 for all new students entering Spring 2019 semester.
  • Please remember that students who live on campus are not allowed to bring cars to San Francisco. You will receive MUNI passes for public transportation and may enroll in Zipcar program with cars stationed throughout campus.

If you are looking for off campus housing, visit USF’s resources.

Housing for Transfer Students:

Transfer students can apply for on-campus housing, but only a limited number of rooms are assigned if space becomes available. Applicants are notified on a rolling basis, and are waitlisted if space isn’t available. You should be sure to start exploring off-campus options as soon you submit your enrollment deposit. Start by reaching out to the Off-Campus Student Services office, which offers apartment listings, roommate referrals, and tips on budgeting, renting, and the right neighborhoods for you. There are also special Transfer Summer Programs you can register for to stay on campus for a weekend while you look for your new housing.

Off-campus housing office website:
Room listings:
Talk directly with off-campus housing advisers:

Student Housing and Residential Education, UC Fifth Floor
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-6824, Fax: (415) 422-2480
Email:, Web: