New Applicants

We provide quality on-campus housing and related services to UC San Francisco students, postdocs, residents, clinical fellows, and faculty.

Our latest Housing Options brochure explains the basics of our on-campus housing program and provides an overview of each property’s amenities. 

Check our Eligibility Requirements to see if you qualify for on-campus housing.  To learn about the on-campus options we have to offer, please go to Our Communities.

How do I apply?
Please click here to follow the application steps.
Please Note: We are processing hundreds of offers between March and August.  Please be patient – we will email you if we have a space to offer you.  Email us with questions (do not call) at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Frequently Asked Questions

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. 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.

Is my first month of rent prorated?
If your Housing Agreement does not begin on the first day of the month, your first month’s rent is prorated. You pay rent only for the nights covered by your Housing Agreement. Your initial rent payment is applied to the beginning of your agreement. Any remaining balance will be credited to your account for the following month’s rent.

How long does my Housing Agreement last?
All non-faculty 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.
Faculty Housing Agreements are for six months and then go month-to-month thereafter.
All tenants are limited to 2 years in campus housing.  Click here to see a sample of the housing lease agreement.

Where can I find apartment rental rates?
Please see the Rate Sheet.

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. If you do not hear from us, we do not have a space to offer to you. 

When do I show up?
Housing Offices are open from 8:00 am-5:00 pm.
Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to closing for a brief orientation. Be sure to watch the Tenant Orientation Videos prior to your arrival.

View our on campus rental prices as of July 1, 2018.

Click here to download a comparison of UCSF Housing rents to San Francisco market rates.

Compare UCSF Housing rents to comparable institutions here.

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