Living Off Campus


SSU Housing Services has not inspected or approved any off campus listing, nor has it screened or approved prospective tenants. Before entering into a rental agreement and making or accepting payments, we strongly recommend that both parties, the landlord and tenant, meet each other, inspect the property, and exercise due diligence prior to entering into a rental agreement.

The majority of Sonoma State's sophomores, junior, seniors, and graduate students live in the local community. They live in a variety of locations; e.g., Rohnert Park, Petaluma, Santa Rosa. Even though a large percentage of the student body lives off-campus, students are very active with their campus life. While living off campus students get and stay connected in many ways, such as campus employment, participating in collegiate level athletics or intramural sports, joining a club or Greek sorority or fraternity, academic study groups and clubs, or pursuing leadership opportunities and student government. You will feel more connected to SSU and have a more fulfilling college experience if you get acquainted with the Center for Student Leadership, Involvement, and Service. Check out their website and see the endless opportunities available to SSU students.


Finding the right place or people to live with are equally important when trying to make your college experience positive. SSU Housing Services provides off-campus housing assistance in a variety of formats.

Off-Campus Housing 101Roommate Finder

Visit OCH101 to get started with creating your Roommate Finder profile.

We have a partnership with "Off-Campus Student Housing 101" to provide an extensive online rental listing and roommate matching service. This rental database allows you to tailor your search to find roommates with similar lifestyles.

During the Spring, we host an off-campus housing fair for students. This is an opportunity for property managers and landlords to provide information about their properties and makes it an easy way for students to gather off-campus housing materials. Information is also distributed through our resident newsletters, a resource booklet with local apartment complexes, and other informational sheets. We hope you will find our services useful and if you need any additional help please feel free to contact Housing Services at (707) 664-2541 or email us at