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New Student Application Process - STARTS MAY 5!

The housing application process for incoming freshmen is different from the process for returning and transfer students.

Please go to the Admitted Students page to navigate the steps to finalizing your acceptance and enrollment.

Students are required to live on campus and purchase the Residential Meal Plan (at minimum) if they fall into any of the following categories:

  • Freshmen or sophomore and under the age of 21 by the time the academic year starts.
  • First or second year SU student and under the age of 21 by the time the academic year starts.
  • Within two years of high school graduation date as of first day of fall quarter classes, and under the age of 21 by the time the academic year starts.

If students fall into any of the above categories (as of the first day of class for the academic year), they are required to live on campus for the full academic year. If student status (class year, age etc.) changes during the academic year, they will not be released from this housing requirement until the following academic year. The summer quarter is not included in the residential requirement.

Incoming Fall Quarter freshmen housing applications will become available May 5. For all other quarters (Winter, Spring, and Summer) please fill out the appropriate Housing Application on the Housing Portal. Housing application opening dates will be posted on the main page of the Housing Portal, so please check back periodically.

Getting Ready to Apply for Housing

Housing Application Process


  • Go to the Housing Portal to access the application.
    • Applications for New Students opens on the Housing Portal on May 5, 2022 at noon, Pacific Time
    • TRANSFER STUDENT housing applications are accepted on a rolling basis after May 5. Transfer students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Please note that sophomore transfer students fall under the 2-year housing requirement.
  • Optional roommate search opens June 1
    • Students have the option of searching for a roommate through the Housing Portal.
    • Roommate searching will only be available after completing the housing application.
    • Roommate search will close on July 13, 2022 at 1159PM.

New Student Housing Timeline

May 5: Applications for New Students opens on the Housing Portal at noon, Pacific Time. 

June 1: New Student Housing Applications or Exemptions are due via the Housing Portal.

June 1-July 13: Roommate searching available via the Housing Portal. 

July 13: Roommate searching deadline at 11:59 PM Pacific time. 

July 29: Room Assignments released to new students; information will be available on the Housing Portal by 4PM Pacific time. 

August 9: Move-in appointments and scheduling are available on the Housing Portal starting at noon, Pacific Time. 

August 10: Deadline for New Students to cancel their housing without a penalty.   

August 17: Request for early arrival due via the Housing Portal. (Please note that early arrival requests are approved on a need basis and not automatically approved for everyone.)

September 17: Move-in for new students. 

September 18: Move-in for continuing students.