New Applicants

New Applicants

Welcome to San Francisco! On this page, you will find our rental prices, amenities included in each community, and answers to your frequently asked questions. If you want to take a deeper dive into our community locations, go to our communities page.


Apply to UCSF Housing! Please click here to follow the application steps.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to live in UCSF Housing?

Please review our Eligibility Requirements to see if you qualify for on-campus housing.

Do I have to pay a deposit?

When you sign your Housing Agreement, you will need to make an initial rent payment for one full month’s rent. This amount is applied to your pro-rated first month’s rent. Any remaining balance will be credited to your account for the following month’s rent. We do not hold a security deposit throughout your stay with us.

Do you run a credit check on prospective tenants?

No, we do not. Your affiliation with UCSF negates the need to run a credit check.

When does my contract begin?

All contracts, or “Housing Agreements,” begin on a weekday (Agreements cannot begin on University holidays or weekends). You can pick up your keys on the Occupancy Date listed on your Housing Agreement.

How long does my Housing Agreement last?

All Housing Agreements begin on the first date of occupancy and end on the following July 1st. If you wish to continue past July 1st, you will sign a Housing Agreement for a full year to the following July 1st.
All tenants are limited to 2 years in campus housing.  Click here to see a sample of the housing lease agreement.

I applied for housing, now what should I expect?

Once you have submitted your application and eligibility documents, you have done what you need to do.  Please pay attention to your email for updates, offers, and information about your application status. You can check in with us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

When do I move in?

Housing Offices are open from 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday - Friday. You can pick up your keys for your move in during these office hours.
Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to closing for a brief orientation. In addition, be sure to watch the Tenant Orientation Videos prior to your arrival.

We appreciated being able to live at Aldea during our child’s early, formative years.  He has been able to interact with all the wonderful people and also to take part in many activities here. Sadly, we can’t live here forever and plan on moving on—but we will never forget you or this place. - Avon Leekley, Aldea San Miguel Tenant