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.

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 2021 On-Campus Housing Information


SF State on-campus housing is available for students who are currently in the US and will be enrolled in SF State programs including online classes in spring. (Manzanita Square residents are required to enroll in a program in spring and summer.)

Due to COVID-19, housing will be operating with only one person per bedroom for the Spring 2021 semester. Depending on the apartment layout, you will have an apartment to yourself or you might have apartment-mates, but no roommates. Students are still able to pay the lower double occupancy rate.

Important Dates

Move in:
Late January (TBA) for Tower and UPN residents
January 23 for Manzanita residents.

Move out:
May 21, 2021 for Tower and UPN residents
July 31, 2021 for Manzanita residents

When to Apply:
October 26 - December 4, 2020

How to Apply:
Follow the Student Housing Application Process

Available Apartment Buildings - Click the links for details

Tower at Centennial Square

Tower @ Centennial Square:
These are furnished 1- and 2-bedroom apartments with kitchen, living/dining room and bathrooms. Meal plans are required, and the contract is from late January to May 21, 2021. Rates start at $1,184/month + $408 (10 meals/week). Check the Fee Schedule for details


University Park North

University Park North (UPN):
These are unfurnished or furnished apartments with kitchen, living/dining room and bathrooms. Meal plans are required, and the contract is from late January to May 21, 2021. Rates start at $1,080/month (unfurnished) or $1,405/month (furnished) + $408 (10 meals/week). Check the Fee Schedule for details.


University Park North

Manzanita Square:
These are the newest furnished Studio, 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom apartments with kitchen, living/dining and bathrooms. The contract is from 01/23/2021 - 07/31/2021. (You must be enrolled in the spring and summer program.) Rates start at $1,199, no meal plan required. Check the Fee Schedule for details.

If you have any questions, please contact us at celglobal@sfsu.edu.




Summer 2021 On-Campus Housing


The rate is $475/week plus a one-time $50 amenities fee.
*Rates include dinner, linens and travel amenities (shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, body wash and facial soap bar) which are exchanged weekly. Cookware, utensils, plates, cups, etc. will also be provided.

Description of rooms:
Campus Apartments – Village at Centennial Square - These are 2-bedroom or 3-bedroom apartments with 2 bathrooms, living/dining room and full kitchen (equipped with refrigerator, sink, stovetop, stove and dishwasher).

How to Apply:
Contact celglobal@sfsu.edu for summer 2021 on-campus housing.




Fall 2021 On-Campus Housing


The fall housing application information will be available in late February 2021.




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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.


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