Step 5: Apply for Housing

First, be sure to visit the Student Housing and Residential Education (SHaRE) website to learn about the benefits of living on campus and the different housing options. Check out the virtual tours for each residence hall room (click on each residence hall name to see the virtual tour).

You can also learn more about gender-inclusive housing options and see what's included in a dorm room.

On-Campus Housing Guarantee

First Year Students

You are guaranteed on-campus housing for your first four semesters as long as you submit a non-refundable enrollment deposit by May 1* and a completed housing application by May 7*. Students who miss the May 7 housing application deadline will be placed on a waitlist and assigned space as it becomes available.

In some cases, you may not be eligible for guaranteed housing. Please review the Student Housing and Residential Education (SHaRE) for First Year/Transfer Students page for more information.

*If you were granted a deposit deadline extension, you'll be guaranteed on-campus housing as long as you apply by May 17.

Transfer Students

You are guaranteed on-campus housing for your first two semesters as long as you submit a non-refundable enrollment deposit by June 1 (or within 2 weeks of your admission) and a completed housing application by June 7. Students who miss the June 7 housing application deadline will be placed on a waitlist and assigned space as it becomes available.

Apply for Housing

When you're ready to apply for housing, submit the fall 2021 housing application at USF Rooms. Meal plans are required for all students who live in a residence hall and will be automatically added to your student account unless you are assigned to Pedro Arrupe.

If you receive a housing assignment and then later find out that you cannot travel to the United States due to visa/immigration issues as a result of the pandemic, you will not be charged for housing and you will not be charged a cancellation fee.

Living Off Campus

If you wish to live off campus, or if you did not receive an on-campus housing assignment, we strongly recommend that you connect with our Off Campus Living team. They can help you with apartment listings, finding a roommate, talking with landlords, and everything else that will ease your transition to city life.

Deadline: May 7 (first-year students) or June 7 (transfer students, or within two weeks after you are admitted).*

*If you were granted a deposit deadline extension, you'll be guaranteed on-campus housing as long as you apply by May 17.

Questions?
Student Housing and Residential Education, UC Fifth Floor
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-6824, Fax: (415) 422-2480
Email: share@usfca.eduWeb: myusf.usfca.edu/housing