Housing

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. Please email celglobal@sfsu.edu if you have any questions.


 

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.

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.

 

Summer 2022 On-Campus Housing

Summer 2022 on-campus housing is available for students enrolling in Center for Global Engagement programs. Please contact celglobal@sfsu.edu for instructions on how to apply.

University Park South (UPS)( Furnished Apartment) is the only building available in summer.

Summer Housing information (PDF)
Housing Costs
Weeks SF Discover A
2 weeks
SF Discover A
3 weeks
SF Discover A
4 weeks
ALI-EAP /
Summer in SF R1 or R3
6 weeks
ALI-EAP /
Summer in SF R4 or R1 + R3
11 weeks
Housing Single Rates* $1,006 $1,463 $1,922 $2,838 $5,128
Housing Double Rates* $910 $1,320 $1,730 $2,550 $4,600

Notes

  • Summer Housing is available weekly.
  • Summer Housing Period: Sunday, May 29, 2022 - Saturday, August 6, 2022
  • Housing rate includes one $40 linen package (sheets, pillow case, pillow, mattress pad, bedspread, blanket and bath towel). The $40 linen package fee must be paid directly to CEL and will be listed with your tuition and fees.
  • No meal plans included but summer residents can purchase a 10 meals / week voluntary meal plan ($125 per week) at sfstate.sodexomyway.com.
  • Student must purchase their own cookware, dishes and any other household goods needed.

Move-in Dates by programs:

ALI-English for Academic Preparation: May 29, 2022 (Early move in on May 25 may be available upon request)*
ALI-English for Academic Preparation B: anytime between June 26 and June 29, 2022
Summer in SF R1 & R4: May 29, 2022 (Early move in on May 25 or 26th may be available upon request)*
Summer in SF R3: anytime between June 26 and June 30, 2022
SF Discover A: July 10, 2022
*Please notify celglobal@sfsu.edu if you would like to request an early move in.

How to Apply

Once accepted to an SF State program, you will get an SF State ID number. You will need the SF State ID to apply.
Note: It is recommended that you use Google Chrome or Firefox as your internet browser, as they are more compatible with the Housing portal.

  1. Go to SF State Password Reset page to set up your SF State Password and Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
  2. Click the Apply Now" button and log in to the online housing portal using your SF State ID number and password.
  3. Complete the License Agreement and pay the administration fee $200 initial fee at the time of application. The initial fee includes:
    • A $150 credit applied to your first installment
    • A $30 non-refundable application fee
    • A $20 activity fee
  4. Email celglobal@sfsu.edu to notify us that you applied for housing including your name, SF State ID#, Program name and move-in date.

 

Fall 2022 - Spring 2023 On-Campus Housing

 

The Fall 2022 - Spring 2023 On-Campus Housing Application opened on March 1, 2022. Students are strongly encouraged to apply by May 13, 2022 as room assignments will begin. The final application deadline is May 27, 2022. Spaces are limited. Please apply by May 13, 2022 to increase your chance to get your preferred room type. Please contact celglobal@sfsu.edu if you missed the housing application deadline.

5 Housing Types Are Available

1. Towers at Centennial Square (TCS)

  • Recommended for students 18-year-old and older
  • 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom furnished apartments with kitchenettes, living areas, bathrooms and storage areas. Double and triple occupancy rooms available.
  • Mandatory meal plan
  • 2022/2023 Academic Year Fee Schedule

Fees are per installment | 9 installments total | 9-month license agreement

  • $1,220 for a triple (2 BA/1 BA) room + mandatory meal plan ($497 - $526)
  • $1,404 for a double (2 BD/1 BA) room + mandatory meal plan ($497 - $526)
  • $1,612 for a double (1 BD/1 BA) room + mandatory meal plan ($497 - $526)

Price depends on room type and meal plan selected (see under Meal Plans for details)

 

2. Village at Centennial Square (VCS)

  • Recommended for students 19-year-old and under but anyone can apply
  • 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom furnished apartments with two bathrooms, kitchen and a living/dining room. Double Junior, Double Standard and Single occupancy rooms may be available.
  • Mandatory meal plan
  • 2022/2023 Academic Year Fee Schedule

Fees are per installment | 9 installments total | 9-month license agreement

  • $1,319 for a double junior room + mandatory meal plan ($497 - $526)
  • $1,517 for a double standard room + mandatory meal plan ($497 - $526)
  • $1,716 for a single room + mandatory meal plan ($497 - $526)

Price depends on room type and meal plan selected (see under Meal Plans for details)

 

3. University Park North (UPN)

  • Only for students age 19+.
  • 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.
  • Meal plan not required, voluntary meal plans can be purchased at an additional fee. See dining website for details.
  • 2022/2023 Academic Year Fee Schedule

Fees are per installment | 9 installments total | 9-month license agreement

  • $1,448 for a double furnished room
  • $1,617 for a single furnished room

 

4. University Park South (UPS)

  • Only for students age 19+.
  • Furnished apartments with a full kitchen, living/dining room, bathroom and semi-private patio. 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms may be available for single or double occupancy.
  • Meal plan not required, voluntary meal plans can be purchased at an additional fee. See dining website for details.
  • 2022/2023 Academic Year Fee Schedule

Fees are per installment | 9 installments total | 9-month license agreement

  • $1,448 for a double furnished room
  • $1,617 for a single furnished room

 

5. Manzanita Square (MSQ)

  • Only for students age 19+.
  • The newest furnished Studio, 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom apartments with kitchen, living/dining and bathrooms may be available for single or double occupancy.
  • Meal plan not required, voluntary meal plans can be purchased at an additional fee. See dining website for details.
  • 2022/2023 Academic Year Fee Schedule

Fees are per installment |12 installments total |11.5-month license agreement

  • $1,272 for a double standard furnished bunk (2-4 BD) - $1,920 for a single furnished room (3 or 4BD/2BA) per installment (Price depends on room type)

 

Meal Plans

Options & Fees (per installment)

Meal Plan Costs
19 Meals / Week
+ $37.50 Flex Dollars
15 Meals / Week
+ $50 Flex Dollars  
12 Meals / Week
+ $125 Flex Dollars  
$530 $497 $526

Available meal plan options and dining facilities are subject to change. For more information about meal plans and flex dollars, visit Housing > Dining.

 

How to Apply

Spaces are limited. Apply as soon as possible to secure your space.

  1. Once accepted to an SF State program you will get an SF State ID number. You will need the SF State ID to apply.
  2. Go to SF State Password Reset page to set up your SF State Password and Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
  3. Click the 'Apply Now' button and log in to the online housing portal using your SF State ID number and password.
  4. Before May 13, 2022, complete the License Agreement and pay the administration fee $400 initial fee at the time of application. The initial fee includes:
  • A $370 credit applied to your first installment
  • A $30 non-refundable application fee
  • The following activity fees will be charged at the beginning of each semester:
    Fall $25 | Spring $25 | Summer $20
  1. Email celglobal@sfsu.edu to notify us that you applied for housing.

 

Fall 2022 - Spring 2022 Important Dates

Please check University Housing for updates.

 

Note: Housing license agreements period for TCS, VCS, UPN and UPS apartments is for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023. Manzanita Square (MSQ) is for Fall 2022, Spring 2023 and Summer 2023. If you will study at SF State for Fall 2022 only and vacate your unit before the end of the academic year, you will need to submit an ‘Intent to Vacate.’ Please contact celglobal@sfsu.edu for assistance.

 

 

 

Spring 2023 On-Campus Housing

 

The Spring 2023 On-Campus Housing information will be available in late September.

 

 

 


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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

The residence club is 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

 


Apartments

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.

 


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

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.
Hostels in San Francisco (PDF)

Hotels and 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 and Motels near SF State (PDF)

 

 

Homestay Providers