While enrolled in a Center for Global Engagement program, you are eligible to live in campus housing. Campus housing is available on a first-come first-served basis. If you are interested in campus housing, please be sure to apply as soon as you are admitted to SF State.


On-Campus Housing

You can live on campus while studying at the Center for Global Engagement. Many students want to live on campus so you must complete an on-campus housing application early.

Residence Halls

Residence Halls

These are traditional residence halls. Students will be in double rooms equipped with 2 twin beds and desks. There are shared gender-specific showers and bathrooms located in each wing of every floor.

Campus Apartments

Campus Apartments

These are 2-bedroom or 3-bedroom apartments with a bathroom, living/dining room, and kitchenette (equipped with refrigerators, sink, stovetop). Students will be in double bedrooms with 2 twin beds and desks.


Spring 2020 On-Campus Housing


Buildings & Cost

SF State has a variety of housing types as indicated here: 2019 - 2020 Campus Housing Rates (PDF). You are welcome to select the housing type you prefer. Many Center for Global Engagement student choose to live in the two buildings listed below.

University Park North

  • $12,450 for a double room/$13,858 for a single for the academic year
  • Only for students 19+
  • Meal plan not required, voluntary meal plans can be purchased at an additional fee. See University Housing > Dining for details.
  • Furnished units in high-rise apartments with a full kitchen, living/dining room and 1 or 2 bathrooms. 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms may be available for single or double occupancy.

Village at Centennial Square

  • $16,106 - $19,122 per academic year. Price depends on room type (single, double, or double+) and meal plan selected
  • Recommended for 19 years old or under but anyone can apply to live there
  • Meal plan required
  • Two and three bedroom apartments with two bathrooms, kitchen, and a living/dining room. Double+, Double and single occupancy rooms may be available.

How to Apply for SF State Housing:

  1. Once accepted to an SF State program you will get an SF State ID. You will need the SF State ID to apply.
  2. Go to SF State Password Reset page to set up your SF State Password.
  3. Click the "Apply Now" button and log in to the online housing portal using your SF State ID and Password.
  4. Complete the License Agreement and pay the spring initial $370 housing payment (includes application fee (non-refundable) security deposit, activity fee and installment fee) to request spring 2020 semester housing. Please note: only the $30 application fee is non-refundable.


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Off-Campus Housing

You may choose to rent an apartment by yourself, or to share an apartment with other people. When you share an apartment with one or more people, you have a roommate(s). Another kind of off-campus housing is a Homestay, which allows you to live with a host family and stay in a room in the family’s home.


Residence Clubs

These residence clubs are located in the center of the city with a number of diverse neighborhoods within walking distance. Close to public transportation (approximately 10 minutes to downtown San Francisco, 40 minutes to main campus).

Type: Fully furnished single and double occupancy studios with private or shared bathroom. Linens and maid service are provided. Breakfast and dinner Monday - Saturday, Sunday brunch included in room rate.

Kenmore Residence Club
1570 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 776-5815

The Monroe Residence Club
1870 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 474-6200


Kapi Residences
Kapi Residences off-campus apartments are located in Parkmerced neighborhood walking distance to main campus.

Type: Fully furnished apartments, all-inclusive (water, electricity allowance, renter insurance, cleaning/Apple TV & Netflix), individual-leasing-per-bed, roommate matching, flexible term, early move-in option.



Spring 2020 Residence Club & Apartment Rates


Residence Clubs

  • Kenmore Residence Club
    Shared studio, private bath:
    $1,280/month, $640 (2 weeks), $320/week
    Shared studio, hall bath:
    $1,180/month, $590 (2 weeks), $295/week
    Subject to change
  • Monroe Residence Club
    Shared studio, shared bath:
    $1,230/month, $615 (2 weeks), $400/week
    Shared studio, hall bath:
    $1,180/month, $590 (2 weeks), $375/week
    Subject to change


  • Kapi Residences

    Monthly Rate (January 5 - February 1, 2020)

    4 students in a 2-bedroom apartment:
    Shared room/shared bath - $1,525/month

    5 students in a 2-bedroom apartment:
    Shared room/shared bath - $1,375/month
    Shared room/shared bath - $1,175/month

    $500 deposit and $250 placement fee required. (Discount available for a group reservation.)

    Subject to change


Temporary Short-Term Housing

You may need temporary, short-term housing when you first arrive in San Francisco, while you are looking for a permanent place to live. It is important to have temporary housing before you come to San Francisco. The Center for Global Engagement is not able to find housing for you.


Hostels (youth hostels) are cheaper than hotels, but you must share a room with several people. Residence hotels usually require a stay of one week or more and give a furnished room, meals, bed sheets and bath towels. Residence hotels may require that you pay a money deposit in advance in order to save a room.

Hotels & Motels

The hotels and motels listed here are close to SF State main campus and are good for a short stay of one week or less because they can be expensive:
Hotels & Motels near SF State (PDF)



Homestay Providers