Eligibility and Room Selection

To be eligible for housing, you must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 3 units on campus or online per term (this applies to both Undergraduate & Graduate students)
  • Complete the housing application
  • Sign the Housing License Agreement (electronically, online)
  • Pay the $500 deposit online through the Housing Portal or through Accounts Receivable at 415-618-6190
  • Have health insurance coverage

Important Housing Dates

Spring 2024*

Wednesday, January 31, 2024New Student Move In, 9 AM – 5 PM PT
Friday, February 2, 2024Continuing Student Move In, 9 AM – 5 PM PT
Monday, February 5, 2024Spring 2024 Semester Classes begin
Saturday, May 25, 2024Residence Halls Close for Spring 2024, 12 PM PT

Summer 2024*

Thursday, June 13, 2024New Student Move-In, 10 AM - 3 PM PT
Friday, June 14, 2024Continuing Student Move-in, 10 AM - 3 PM PT
Monday, June 17, 2024Summer 2024 Classes Begin
Wednesday, August 7, 2024Residence Halls Close for Summer 2024, 12 PM PT

*All students with a housing assignment will be required to sign up for a check-in appointment prior to moving in. Additional information regarding the move-in reservation process will be provided in advance.


Room Selection

If you are seeking Spring or Summer housing, you will be emailed information on how to list your housing choices after you have completed the online application and paid your deposit. All applicants for the Spring and Summer semester will have their rooms assigned by the Department of Housing and Residence Life.

If you are looking for Fall Housing, complete the online application and check your email inbox for detailed information on the housing selection process and how to participate. Please make sure to check both your inbox and spam folder frequently. Student participation in Room Selection is only available when entering Housing in the Fall semester.

Housing Costs

The housing rate is based on the type of room you select and the number of roommates you have. Paying for housing out of pocket? Your housing payment is due in full for the semester before you move into campus housing. Paying for housing with financial aid? Please work directly with the Financial Aid department to ensure the cost of housing will be covered. They need to verify your coverage with the Housing Department before you can move into campus housing.

Housing Deposit

An initial deposit of $500 is due with your application. This deposit carries over all semesters you remain in campus housing. Per the Housing License Agreement, $75 is taken out of your housing deposit each semester for general building maintenance. You are responsible for replenishing you housing deposit each semester so that the balance is always $500. Additional cleaning, damages, and conduct-related fines are also deducted from the housing deposit. You do not need to pay a new deposit as long as you continue living in campus housing; you just need to maintain a balance of $500.

Frequently Asked Questions

Guide to Campus Housing

Download our Guide to Campus Housing for important information

Follow us online!

Twitter: @ARTUHousing   |   Facebook: ArtU Housing Department   |   Instagram: @artuhousing

To get your housing questions answered, email: Housing@academyart.edu or call 1-415 618-6335 M-F 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM PST

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