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Housing for the new undergrad student and COVID-19

intyel1994intyel1994 12 replies5 threads Junior Member
Hello All,
My daughter has finally selected SDSU and we've accepted the offer (fees paid)
Now, she is looking for the roommate(s).

It says on the SDSU Portal that Stage II application for housing must be completed by May 31, 2020.

Does this mean - she has to find roommate by that date?
What should I do after - the quarantine will probably be extended til the Fall 2020
(couldnt find this info on their website).
In case if it'll be extended even further - I have concerns - about paying for on-campus living, knowing that my daughter will study online...

Should I contact them directly? What do you do if you have a "newbee" student?

Sorry, I have never studied in US
This whole process is a complete puzzle to me, even w/o COVID-19

Thank you for the info!
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  • cstp28cstp28 47 replies0 threads Junior Member
    The university my daughter will be attending has given the students the option of deferring their payment until August. Has your student received any emails from the housing department with that kind of offer? I would hold off paying that fee for as long as possible.
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  • happymomof1happymomof1 30756 replies197 threads Senior Member
    It really, truly, is OK for her to email the housing office and ask for clarification. Ask her to do that.
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  • sushirittosushiritto 5349 replies20 threads Senior Member
  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 30527 replies420 threads Forum Champion
    @intyel1994: I would email housing to confirm about the roommate selection but based on my experience, the students usually have until the final room assignment in August to list a roommate. My son found his roommate during Freshman orientation in July so they both requested the same LLC, double and exchanged Red ID#’s so they were assured of getting the same room.
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  • intyel1994intyel1994 12 replies5 threads Junior Member
    Thank you, I'll ask my daughter
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  • intyel1994intyel1994 12 replies5 threads Junior Member
    edited April 15
    dup
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  • intyel1994intyel1994 12 replies5 threads Junior Member
    Got it! Thx !!!
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  • Hopefulmom1Hopefulmom1 22 replies0 threads Junior Member
    intyel1994 wrote: »
    Hello All,
    My daughter has finally selected SDSU and we've accepted the offer (fees paid)
    Now, she is looking for the roommate(s).

    It says on the SDSU Portal that Stage II application for housing must be completed by May 31, 2020.

    Does this mean - she has to find roommate by that date?
    What should I do after - the quarantine will probably be extended til the Fall 2020
    (couldnt find this info on their website).
    In case if it'll be extended even further - I have concerns - about paying for on-campus living, knowing that my daughter will study online...

    Should I contact them directly? What do you do if you have a "newbee" student?

    Sorry, I have never studied in US
    This whole process is a complete puzzle to me, even w/o COVID-19

    Thank you for the info!

    My son also accepted admission to SDSU and when we committed the first step of housing and paid the 350 fee it said to come back after May 4th to complete step 2 -which was where you should pick which dorm you prefer - how many roommates you prefer - which learning community (if any) you want - which meal plan you want, ect., and then I believe the roommate search begins. However, when he logged in yesterday - it states this step is being delayed (Guessing it's due to them not even knowing if people will be on campus in the fall) so he could not enter his choices for all those things. He has not begun a search at all for a roommate - is completely cool to be randomly assigned with one if he gets the Engineering group housing. However, he is honestly still holding on to hope to get off the waitlist at Cal or Cal Poly anyway.
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