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Frequently Asked Questions from Incoming AAU Campus Housing Students

Below you will find some frequently asked questions:

QUESTION:

Does my Health Insurance have to cover my medical needs in California or do I just simply need insurance?

ANSWER:

Yes! Your health insurance must cover your unexpected as well as your expected health needs during the time you are residing in San Francisco, CA.

QUESTION:

I am using financial aid to pay for my campus housing but I have been informed that the aid will not be dispersed until a few weeks after school begins. Can I still move into campus housing?

ANSWER:

As long as the Financial Aid Office has deemed that you will have enough financial aid to cover your housing rent, and this information has been confirmed with the Housing Department, you will be able to move into campus housing next week. However, if your financial aid allocation will only cover a partial amount of your housing rent, then you must pay the balance in full prior to moving into your room.

QUESTION:

What is the address we can ship packages to if we are moving in from out of state?

ANSWER:

The address to ship your packages depends on what building you're moving into (please see below)! Make sure to use the following format when sending mail to your residence hall or apartment:

The following is only an example…
Your Name (First Name & Last Name) 1916 Octavia (use your building address), Room #410 (use your specific room number)
San Francisco, CA (city and state) 94109 (use your specific zip code)

Below are the addresses and zip codes for the various buildings:

Residence Hall Street Address Zip Code
Leonardo DaVinci 1080 Bush 94109
Frank Lloyd Wright 1153 Bush 94109
Bluxome Lofts 168 Bluxome 94107
Star 1727 Lombard 94123
John Singer Sargent 1900 Jackson 94109
Johannes Vermeer 736 Jones 94109
Coco Chanel 1916 Octavia 94109
Auguste Rodin  1055 Pine 94109
Fritz Lang 560 Powell 94108
Half Moon Lofts 575 Harrison 94105
Howard Brodie 655 Sutter 94102
Edgar Degas 680 Sutter 94102
International House 860 Sutter 94102
Clara Gil Stephens 620 Sutter 94102
Commodore 825 Sutter 94109
Mary Cassatt 2209 Van Ness 94109
Ansel Adams 2211 Van Ness 94109
DaVinci Villa Hotel 2550 Van Ness 94109

Packages will not be accepted in the buildings prior to August 29, 2012 for domestic students.

If you are a NEW international student arriving the week of August 14, please make sure to send the packages to arrive AFTER you have moved into your new community.

QUESTION:

Will I need my student ID cards before we move into our residential buildings?

ANSWER:

You will want to make obtaining your photo student ID card a top priority on the day that you arrive to move on-campus. However, you can go directly to your residential building first to move in but afterwards, please head to 79 New Montgomery where you will be able to obtain your student ID. Most residential buildings and all academic buildings require a student ID for entry, so it is imperative to have your ID card with you at all times!

QUESTION:

Do the on-campus housing buildings allow pets?

ANSWER:

No. Not at any time are pets permitted within the residence halls.

QUESTION:

Will my room in on-campus housing be cable ready?

ANSWER:

Most of rooms within campus housing are cable ready but this is a service that you will have to order and pay for on your own. On the day that you move into your building there will be available information regarding the San Francisco cable provider Comcast. We suggest that you have a conversation with your roommate(s) regarding cable service and television use within your room prior to signing up for cable service.

QUESTION:

I just found out that I am assigned to bed space A. What does this mean? And are the desks assigned as well?

ANSWER:

The A bed space is the lower bunk. Additionally, here is more information about assigned bed spaces: A = Bottom Bunk B = Top Bunk C = 3rd bed if room is a triple room or the bottom bunk of a 2nd set of bunk beds within a quad room. D = Top Bunk of a 2nd set of bunk beds within a quad room The desks are not assigned, so you will need to work that out with your roommate(s).

QUESTION:

When I move into my residential building on move in day, will there be handcarts or furniture dollies to help me move my belongings into my room? Like for big boxes and what not?

ANSWER:

There will not be carts for move-in. With a little patience...you should be able to get moved into your room in no time. If someone is driving you to campus, and you do have a handcart that you can use during the move...it wouldn't be a bad idea to bring it...but, even without it, you should be just fine. It is also advisable that since so many residents are moving in at the same time, that you try to schedule your arrival for later in the morning or afternoon as most residents make a big push to arrive early which causing the morning hours to be the busiest and most hectic during move-in day.

We’re absolutely excited and looking forward to welcoming you all in the Fall!