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New Student Housing

New Student Housing


New Student Housing


The SDSU Sophomore Success Program is an immersive, full-service academic and student life support initiative, tailored to second year students who are from outside of the SDSU service area. To facilitate the Program and provide appropriate housing for these sophomores, SDSU is proposing to build new freshman student housing on campus, which will free up existing student housing elsewhere on campus that is more suitable for sophomores. 

As part of the process to develop the new housing, in December 2016, SDSU issued a Notice of Preparation for a draft environmental impact report that will analyze the potential environment impacts associated with the development of the new freshmen student housing.

The new state-of-the-art and environmentally sustainable student housing would be constructed on the west side of campus adjacent to the existing Chapultepec Hall (near the athletic fields and the Rec Center). Following the environmental review process, and consideration and approval by the CSU Board of Trustees, construction would begin in Fall 2017.

Notice of Preparation and draft Environmental Impact Report

The Notice of Preparation (NOP) informed the public and government agencies that a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) is being prepared to study the environmental impacts of the project, and provided an opportunity for the government agencies and members of the public to weigh in on the environmental topics that should be analyzed in the forthcoming DEIR.

The NOP comment period (Dec 8, 2016 – Jan 20, 2017) formally began the public input process of this project, which also included a project scoping meeting on January 18, and presentations at the February College Area Community Council (CACC) meeting, and the March College View Estates (CVEA) meeting.

View and download New Student Housing NOP documents

Draft Environmental Impact Report

The DEIR was released for public review on April 21, 2017. A 45-day public comment period closed on June 5, 2017. During this time, members of the public had the opportunity to submit written comments on the adequacy of the environmental analysis presented in the DEIR. Written comments may be submitted to:

Laura Shinn
Director, Facilities Planning, Design, and Construction

San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, California

Or via e-mail:

Additionally, a public meeting was held on Monday, May 8, at 6:30 PM at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center on the SDSU campus. Further opportunity to provide comments includes the CSU Board of Trustees meeting to consider approval of the project.  

View and download New Student Housing DEIR documents



NOP issuance

December 8, 2016

Scoping meeting

January 18 at 7 p.m.

NOP comment period closes

January 20, 2017

College Area Community Council (CACC) meeting

February 8, 2017

College View Estates Association (CVEA) meeting

March 28, 2017

Draft EIR released for public review (includes 45-day public review period and opportunity to provide written comments)

April 21, 2017

Draft EIR public meeting

May 8 at 6:30 p.m., Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center


Draft EIR comment period closes

June 5, 2017


 College Area Community Council
 (CACC) meeting

 June 14, 2017

Board of Trustees Meeting to Consider Project Approval

September 2017





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