Housing + Residential Life

Fall 2018 Housing Priority Deadline | May 1


If you plan to live in SFAI housing, please submit the Tuition Deposit, which confirms your intent to enroll in SFAI, before completing the Housing Application. Applications will continue to be accepted after the Priority Deadline while space remains available.

SFAI Housing

Be immersed in a community of artists, connect with classmates, and participate in events organized by the Programming and Community Resource Connectors at our two residence halls: Abby Hall and Sutter Hall. As a supportive place to learn and grow your practice outside of the classroom, you’ll love the central location and the ease of access to our resources and services. Join a community that thrives to create a space where you can be your true authentic self as you continue on your academic journey.

Most incoming undergraduate students live in our residence halls, although housing is available for undergraduate and graduate students alike in Abby Hall, which caters specifically to transfer and graduate students.

Schedule a tour by contacting the Admissions Office at 415.749.4500 or admissions@sfai.edu.

For questions or concerns regarding housing, contact us at housing@sfai.edu.

New Student Residency

All new undergraduate students are required to live in campus housing during their first academic year.

Exceptions to the New Student Residency Requirement:

  • Student is 20 or older
  • Student is married and/or has dependents
  • Student has a documented medical reason why they cannot live in the residence halls (please contact accessibility@sfai.edu to submit required documentation)
  • Student lives with parents within 30-mile radius of SFAI
  • Student is a former member of the U.S. military

If you are a new undergraduate student who does not wish to live in campus housing, and you believe that you qualify for one of the above exceptions, please complete the Housing Appeal Form and upload all required documentation to the form.