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Winter Break Fall Closing 2021

Hall Closure:  Washburn Hall, Joe West, CV2, and CVC will close at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, December 15th and all residents must leave the building. The last meal at The Commons is lunch on this day. 

Returning to the Same Space:  Please note that if you are returning to the same room for the spring semester, you do not have to remove all your belongings from your room. Be sure to take everything you will need over the winter break with you, as there will be no access to the building over the break.

Mail:  Your mail will not be forwarded to you over winter break. Your mail and packages will be held until you return for the spring semester.

Checking Out of Your Space:  If you are checking out of your current room assignment because you were approved by University Housing Services to cancel your housing contract, be sure to complete the official Room Check-out Process. For this, you must move ALL belongings out of your room, clean your room, then turn in your keys and access card to the building front desk. They will have an envelope for you to put the keys in. Then fill out the Express check-out form for your building, at

Extensions for staying past December 15th at 2 pm may only be made for extenuating circumstances and will only be approved through December 16th at 10 am. If you need an extension, please email Jaclyn Gordienko at

24-hour quiet hours begin at 10:00 pm on Monday, December 6th. These hours extend through the remainder of the semester. If you are having problems with noise in your community, we encourage you to speak with your neighbor(s) first. If you need further assistance, please contact a Resident Advisor On-Duty or a Residential Life Coordinator.

Final Room Check:  Residence Life staff will make a final check of your room after you depart. You are responsible for attending to the items on the Residence Hall Closing Checklist before you leave. If you do not, you will be charged a $50.00 Improper Check-Out fee. Improper Check-Out fees may also be assessed for failure to vacate by 2:00 pm on Wednesday, December 15th.

NO ACCESS to the halls during the break. Please don’t forget your phone & charger, wallet, plane tickets, passport, plants, medications, keys, etc.; take one last look around your room before leaving!

Halls Re-Open: The Residence Halls officially re-open at Noon on Sunday, January 23rdh for the Spring Semester. The first meal at The Commons for Spring Semester is lunch on that day.

On Campus Housing for Spring 2022

The Spring 2022 Housing application will be available starting 9:00am on Tuesday, November 9, 2021  A limited number of spaces will be available. We encourage those interested to complete the application process as soon as possible.

To be considered for an on campus housing space, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Complete and submit the Housing application at our New Portal Site. Please clear your cache and restart your browser if you have previously visited our former portal.. 
  2. Review and sign the Housing COVID-19 Addendum as you’re completing the Housing application 
  3. Sign the License Agreement at the end of the Housing application
  4. Comply with the SJSU COVID Vaccine Requirement by completing the attestation and uploading your documents for verification

Students will not be assigned a housing space or billed until they have completed the SJSU COVID Vaccine Requirement and been verified. 

Verification of your vaccination documents can take from 2 to 10 business days.  You can check your Student Health Center Patient Portal to see if your documents have been verified.

The deadline for incoming Spring 2022 students to submit their COVID-19 two-step vaccine requirements is January 10, 2022.

For more information visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements FAQ .

At this time, we are not requiring applicants to pay the application fee or submit an initial housing payment.  The $50 non-refundable application fee will be deferred and applied to your housing charges.  You will not be assigned or billed until you have completed the SJSU COVID Vaccine Requirement and your documents have been verified. 

Campus housing is also available at The International House

If you are in need of quickly securing housing in the San Jose area, we encourage you to review our list of off campus housing resources

Should you have questions, please contact us at 408.795.5600 or

Housing COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

For 2021-2022 academic year, all housing students are required to have received the full COVID-19 vaccination prior to moving in.  Learn more about the Housing COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement.

2021-2022 Academic Year Housing Application!

Due to the demand for on campus student housing and our current waitlist, we are no longer accepting applications for our residence hall and apartment communities.   

If you're interested in housing in the area, please review our list of off campus housing resources.

On-Campus Housing at the International House!

Have you considered living in on-campus housing at the International House? The International House is open to U.S. and international students.  Any SJSU student can apply!  Visit the International House for more information about the International House and their application process.

Should you accept a space at the International House and want to cancel your space with University Housing Services, upon receipt of your cancellation request and verification of your assignment at the International House, your contract with University Housing Services will be canceled and you will receive a credit for the initial payment and any additional housing charges ($50 non refundable application fee excluded) paid to University Housing Services.

Updates to Residence Community Policies for 2021-2022

Masks Policy

All persons entering the residence halls and apartments need to wear a mask while in the buildings until they enter their assigned room. 

Face coverings or masks must be worn by all students, faculty, and staff in the residence halls and apartments at all times when indoors, except when in their personal room/suite.. Face coverings or masks should be worn when difficult to maintain at least six feet of physical distance from others. 

Face coverings or masks should be worn correctly when wearing a mask is required.

Prior to having guests over, roommates should discuss what their comfort level is with having guests not wearing masks. If roommates cannot reach a compromise, guests will be required to wear masks while visiting residents. Residents and guests may utilize common spaces and lounges. All persons utilizing the common spaces and lounge areas must have a mask on at all times.


Residents will be permitted to bring one (1) guest into the building beyond lobbies and common areas. Guests must adhere to our policies and procedures. Guests must be with their host resident at all times. Residents are responsible for their guest and the guest's actions. Guests are considered anyone who currently lives in the SJSU residence halls or apartments. Students not living in SJSU residence halls or apartments, nonstudents, and family are not permitted beyond lobby areas without prior permission of UHS staff. Residents may have up to two visitors to assist them with moving in. Visitors are only permitted in the building for the duration of the move in process. 

Residents and guests may utilize common spaces and lounges. All persons utilizing the common spaces and lounge areas must have a mask on at all times. 


The residence halls and apartments have lounge spaces.  These spaces can be accessed by SJSU residents. Masks must be worn while utilizing lounge spaces. Each lounge space has a maximum number of residents or guests who may use these spaces at any given time. Residents using the space will ensure that they do not exceed the maximum number of people allowed in the space.