Basic Needs and Employment

Basic Needs Resources

Food+Shelter+Success is committed to supporting student basic needs during the University's COVID-19 precautions. A list of modified programming and basic needs and economic support resources are available at basicneeds.sfsu.edu (To view PDF files, please download Adobe Reader). Students with questions may also email basicneeds@sfsu.edu.

Students may also find the resource Income Benefits for College Students (To view PDF files, please download Adobe Reader) helpful to guide those who are dealing with emergency needs resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. This two-page document covers a number of items, including: unemployment benefits, healthcare, CalFresh, and utility assistancem and was put together by the John Burton Advocates for Youth (JBAY).

On-Campus Housing

On campus housing for students remains open for students who have no alternative housing. However, services will be sharply curtailed and students who remain can expect that they will be moved to another building as the University continues to respond to this evolving situation. For the most recent updates, check the Advisories section of the University’s COVID-19 page.

Students who have alternative housing should make plans to leave as soon as possible. While there is no need to take all your belongings, students should take essential items with them. We will arrange later this semester to ensure that you get your belongings when circumstances allow.

When the campus social distancing recommendations and the shelter-in-place orders conclude, we hope and expect to see you return to your on-campus home. For more information, please contact University Housing at housing@sfsu.edu or (415) 338-1067.

Student Employees

Students may continue to work with their supervisor's approval and if their work can be done remotely. Students who cannot work remotely may be eligible for Temporary Paid Administrative Leave. For more information regarding student employment during the COVID-19 event, visit: https://hr.sfsu.edu/coronavirus-covid-19-student-employees-faqs.