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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Kenmore 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.
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.
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.
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)