Applying for Campus Housing for Fall 2014-Spring 2015

Important Notice

Room assignment priority is based on the date you submit your Housing Down Payment. To improve your chances of getting your first preference, please complete the process early.

Living on campus can be a rewarding experience for new students. We hope you will choose to come live with us. Below is a brief description of how the application and contracting process works at Sonoma State University for the Fall 2014-Spring 2015 cycle.


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.

By making the $400 Housing Down Payment, you are making yourself eligible for a housing offer. The down payment is $400. All students will pay the $400 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 May 1st, 2014; 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 November 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.

Room assignments are made and emailed to students mid-July.

Assignment Requests Are Not Guaranteed

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

Your actual assignment depends on your Housing priority date and the number of students with earlier priority dates who have requested the same accommodations.