The SF State University Housing program offers on-campus residential living to more than 5000 students, faculty and staff of San Francisco State University. Living within the campus community is the best way to experience our united passion for academic excellence, intellectual discovery, creative and critical inquiry, and educational equity.
First-Year Freshman Students
The Residence Halls, Mary Ward Hall and Mary Park Hall, are an ideal introduction to university life for first-year freshman students. Theme floors are available based on areas of interest. All of these double-occupancy rooms are furnished, with two community bathrooms per floor. Each bedroom is equipped with cable TV hookup and wired and wireless internet connections. On-site laundry is available in both buildings. A choice of both continuous and block meal plans is included in the fees.
The Towers at Centennial Square (TCS) offers double-occupancy Jr. Suites and one & two-bedroom apartments in double and triple occupancy, to first-year freshmen students who wish to live in designated Living Learning Communities. The Living Learning Communities bring together first-year freshman students who have similar academic interests. All units are fully furnished and include private bathrooms, cable TV hookup, and wired and wireless internet connections. All apartments include kitchenettes, living and dining room areas. The TCS has access to a 24-hour computer lab and on-site laundry. A choice of both continuous and block meal plans is included in the fees.
The Village at Centennial Square (VCS) offers two- and three-bedroom apartments in three buildings: A, B, and C. Double- and single-occupancy bedrooms are available. Each apartment is fully furnished and includes a kitchen, two bathrooms, cable TV hookup, landline telephone with voice mail, and both wired and wireless internet connections. A choice of both continuous and block meal plans is included in the fees.
Continuing Students, Transfer Students, and Graduate Students
University Park South (UPS), located across Holloway Avenue and Font Boulevard, is comprised of one, two, and three-bedroom townhomes. Single- and double-occupancy bedrooms are available in each shared apartment. Each apartment is fully furnished and includes a kitchen, bathroom, cable TV hookup, and both wired and wireless internet connections. Meal plans are not included in the cost but can be purchased through Residential Dining Services.
University Park North (UPN), located just north of campus and adjacent to the Stonestown Galleria, provides one, two and three-bedroom garden and tower apartments. Single- and double-occupancy bedrooms are available in each shared apartment. Furnished and unfurnished apartments include a kitchen, bathroom, cable TV hookup. Wired and wireless internet connections are only available in the furnished apartments. Meal plans are not included in the cost but can be purchased through Residential Dining Services.
Eligibility and Application Process
All SF State students enrolled in an academic program at the university and carrying a minimum of 12 units for undergraduates, nine units for graduate students, are eligible to live in the SF State University Housing Community.
The housing application process is separate from the university's academic admission process. Housing applications are accepted on a first come, first-served basis. San Francisco State does not guarantee housing to newly admitted students. Due to high demand for housing spaces in San Francisco, the residence community fills quickly. We strongly advise students to complete a housing application before being admitted to the university.
Applications are available online at housing.sfsu.edu.
Faculty and Staff Housing at University Park Apartments
Situated on 24 beautiful acres adjacent to the Stonestown Galleria shopping mall, University Park Apartments provides unfurnished apartments to SF State faculty and staff. The property boasts spectacular views of Lake Merced and the Pacific Ocean, and is only steps away from San Francisco State University's main campus.
Applications for University Park Apartments are available by contacting the University Park Office.
Mailing address: 800 Font Blvd. / Physical address: 796 State Drive
San Francisco, CA 94132
Telephone (415) 405–4000
Residential Dining Services
The SF State dining program is one of the best reasons to live on campus. Three dining facilities are available to students who have a residential meal plan. The main dining room, City Eats, offers eight formats of various menu selections. From grill station to toss made-to-order salad station to Asian stir-fried station to hot vegetarian and vegan entrees, residential dining services offer a wide depth of selections for all tastes and preferences. Café in the Park (in Mary Park Hall) offers smoothies, coffee drinks, and breakfast-style sandwiches and salads. The Bricks (in Mary Ward Hall) serves pizza, pasta, and other Italian cuisine. Voluntary meal plans are available for students, faculty, and staff who do not have a meal plan included in their housing fees. For more detailed information, please visit sfstate.sodexomyway.com.
Off-Campus Housing Resources
The University Housing website offers extensive links to rental and roommate listings, descriptions of neighborhoods, contact information for apartment complexes, home-stay opportunities, and housing information for people with disabilities. Students, staff, and faculty members can post and retrieve information at housing.sfsu.edu/content/campus-resources.