Step 3: Apply for On-Campus Housing

Student Housing and Residential Education (SHaRE)
Please visit the Student Housing and Residential Education (SHaRE) website to learn about the benefits of living on campus and the special housing options available to you.

Apply for On-Campus Housing Through USFrooms
You may apply for on-campus housing through USFrooms, an online application service. Be sure to visit the Apply for Housing web page to view the USFrooms User Guide and a list of Frequently Asked Questions. The housing application will open October 1, 2018. 

View the USFrooms Video
The USFrooms Video provides detailed instructions on how to apply for on-campus housing. Visit the USFrooms Video page to view the video.

Submit Your Housing Application
To submit your housing application, Go To the Apply for Housing web page and:

Click On Apply for USF Housing at USFrooms button
Log In With Your myUSF Username and Password
Select 2018-2019 Academic Year link

Follow the instructions to create your Personal Profile, indicate your residence hall preference, complete the housing contract, search for a roommate, and submit your housing application.

Your Enrollment Deposit Includes Your Housing Deposit
Your Enrollment Deposit of $750 includes your Housing Deposit of $375. If you are assigned housing, this Deposit will serve as a Pre-Payment for your room charges. If you are not assigned housing, your Housing Deposit will serve as a Pre-Payment for your tuition charges.

International Student Move-In Day: January 15, 2019
New international students may move into their campus residence hall rooms beginning on International Student Move-In Day: Tuesday, January 15.

Please Note that you will not be able to move into on-campus housing before January 15. If you arrive in San Francisco early, you must make temporary housing arrangements. Visit the San Francisco Travel Association website for suggestions.

Deadline: December 14, 2018. If you are admitted after December 15, you should complete this Step as soon as possible.

Please Note that on-campus housing is limited, that we receive more applications than we have rooms available, and that we assign rooms in priority order based on application date.

Please Note also that SHaRE staff will send all housing-related correspondence to your myUSF e-mail address only, and will begin issuing room and roommate assignment notifications in December 2017.

Student Housing and Residential Education

Tel: +1 (415) 422-6824, Fax: +1 (415) 422-2480
Email:, Web:

For Log-In or Technical Difficulties
Tel: +1 (415) 422-6668, Option 5

Off-Campus Housing

If you wish to live off campus, or do not receive an on-campus housing assignment, be sure to visit the SHaRE Off-Campus Housing web page. Here you will find descriptions of San Francisco neighborhoods, suggestions on how to start a housing search, a set of USF housing search tools, and many other resources.