Housing Options

San Jose State University’s campus is located in the heart of downtown San Jose, the nation’s 10th largest city. Where you live as a student has a big impact on your educational experience.

San Jose State recognizes the connection between living and learning. The information below will help you find a living situation that best fits your learning experience.

University Housing Services

campus village student housingStudent residences are more than a place to eat and sleep. At San Jose State, the residence halls and apartments are living and learning communities. Visit the University Housing Services website for information about living on campus as well as programs and services designed to extend students’ learning and personal growth beyond the classroom.

Freshman On-Campus Housing Requirement

All admitted first-time freshmen from outside a 30-mile radius of SJSU are required to live on campus for their first year. University Housing and the International House qualify as on-campus housing to meet this requirement. Students required to live on campus will receive first priority. Freshmen not required to live on campus, transfer and graduate students will be placed on a space-available basis.

International House

students of international houseSan Jose State’s International House is a residence for 70 U.S. and international students attending San Jose State University. I-House is located within a five-minute walk of the campus and is a large comfortable home featuring friendly interaction among students of many cultures.

Fraternities and Sororities

Since 1898, fraternities and sororities at SJSU have offered a fun atmosphere filled with  friendship, community service and personal development that makes college life a memorable experience. Many of SJSU’s Greek organizations offer housing for their members. Find out more about Greek life from Student Involvement.

Downtown San Jose

downtown san joseSurrounding San Jose State’s campus is the growing city of the same name. It’s a city with a little bit of everything and that’s reflected in the diversity of its population. For more information about the city and what there is to do, check out SanJose.com.