Applying for Campus Housing for Fall 2017-Spring 2018

Important Notice

SSU does not guarantee campus housing to newly admitted students. We anticipate demand for campus housing exceeding availability for Fall 2017-Spring 2018. Offers for campus housing will be emailed to those who have made the Enrollment Reservation Deposit/Orientation and Housing down payment. Living areas fill quickly and assignments are made on a first come, first serve basis.

Living on campus can be a rewarding experience for new students. We hope you will choose to come live with us. At Sonoma State University, we offer a variety of living areas that will assist you with your transition, enhance your residential experience and promote a community atmosphere. Below is a brief description of how the application and contracting process works at Sonoma State University for the Fall 2017-Spring 2018 cycle. To improve your chances of getting your first preference, please complete the process early. Read more about our the type of living areas and acommodations SSU offers, go to our Living Options webpage.

Housing Process for New Incoming Students

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First, submit your admissions application to SSU. Then, once you are admitted to SSU, you will be emailed information about Campus Housing options and making a down payment. You should receive housing information about ten days after you get admitted.

Once you have been admitted, you will be eligible to make your Enrollment Reservation Deposit (secures your space for classes) and Housing Down Payment. Specific instructions will be available when you are admitted to the University. SSU does not guarantee campus housing to newly admitted students. We anticipate demand for campus housing exceeding availability for Fall 2017-Spring 2018 so purchase your package early.

Log into SSU Online Services and go to your “MySSU”. From there you will go to Self-Service >Admissions >Application Status. You will then click on the “Accept/Decline” button two times before reaching the green “Pay Deposit”. You will want to purchase Package 1 which is $755 (ERD $200; Orientation $255; and Housing $300). Housing Services does not offer space to admitted students unless they have paid the ERD and Orientation deposits as well.

By making the $300 Housing Down Payment, you are making yourself eligible for a housing offer. All students will pay the $300 regardless of your financial aid situation.

Cancellation Refund Policy: The Student Housing Down Payment is 50% refundable once the payment is made if requested in writing by June 15, 2017; non-refundable thereafter. Email your refund request to seawolf.servicecenter@sonoma.edu.

In order for you to be offered campus housing, both the Enrollment Reservation Deposit and Housing Down Payment need to be paid. You will then receive an offer agreement with a deadline date.

The offers are emailed starting early March for the Fall term and early October for the Spring semester. Weekly mailings are done thereafter.

Your offer will provide instructions on how to select your assignment preferences online. Prior to receiving this offer you can learn about our accommodations by reviewing the choices online. All first year residents are required to participate in the unlimited access meal plan. They will be able to visit the Kitchens in the Student Center an unlimited amount of times. Iinformation about the meal plan program, you can visit our Meal Plan webpage. Please keep in mind that room assignment priority is based on when student's select their living area and room type choices.

Room assignments are made and emailed to students mid-July for academic year and December for Spring.

Assignment Requests Are Not Guaranteed

Every effort will be made to honor the preference requests you indicate online, but these requests are not guaranteed.

Housing assignments are determined by the date of when you complete your online contract and select your living area.