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2023- 2024 New Student Application Process - STARTS MAY 4! 

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 in May. 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 starting at noon on May 4.
    • TRANSFER STUDENT housing applications are accepted on a rolling basis in May. 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.

New Student Housing Timeline

May 4, 2023: 2023-2024 housing application opens by 12 PM PST

June 1, 2023: 2023-2024 housing application priority deadline

June 1, 2023: Optional roommate search process begins

June 15, 2023: Transfer housing assignments released, and on a rolling basis after this date

July 13, 2023: Roommate search process closes on the Housing Portal

July 27, 2023: Housing Assignments released to new, first-year students on the Housing Portal and via student email accounts

August 3, 2023: Move-in information sent to students via student email accounts

September 1, 2023: Room change request form closes on the Housing Portal

September 16, 2023: Move-in day for new, first-year students