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Housing Updates

Last updated: August 19, 2021

North Village Housing Updates

Q. Will I be required to be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 to live on campus?

Yes, Sacramento State, Office of the President, announced on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for “all members of the campus community.” To view the official announcement please visit our Presidential Communications Presidential Communications page.

For those of you who still need the COVID-19 vaccine, we strongly encourage you to do so now. Remember to meet the Sept. 13 deadline for self-certification of vaccination status, you must have received your first dose of the Pfizer vaccine by August 9 or receive the single-dose J&J vaccine by Aug. 30. Also, if you are choosing the Moderna vaccine please consult with medical professionals as to when will be the best time to get the vaccination so that you meet the Sept. 13 deadline.

To get vaccinated, please book your appointment on our COVID-19 Student Information website or email

Q. I will be living in North Village, what must I do in relation to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement prior to move-in?

North Village residents who are fully vaccinated, having received an approved COVID-19 vaccination with the final dose administered, must complete the self-certification form prior to their move-in date, declaring to having received their vaccination and providing all of the requested information. If you do not self-certify you will be treated as a resident who is not fully vaccinated and undergo required testing.

North Village residents who are not fully vaccinated will be permitted to move-in even though they have a pending vaccination appointment or have only received one shot of Pfizer or Moderna. Residents must participate in a self-administered COVID-19 test upon check-in. Once fully vaccinated students must complete the self-certification form declaring their vaccination status, no later than September 13th.

North Village residents who wish to request a medical or religious exemption must complete the self-certification form declaring that they intend to submit a request for an exemption prior to their official move-in date. North Village residents applying for an exemption will be permitted to move-in although they are pending vaccination exemption approval. Those seeking an exemption or have an approved exemption must adhere to campus protocols for unvaccinated students. Unvaccinated resident students must participate in a self-administered COVID-19 test upon check-in. Residents must clear exemption no later than September 13 to remain in on-campus housing.

Q. I am unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and I test positive for COVID-19 at move-in? What happens?

University Housing Services will accommodate North Village residents who test positive for COVID-19, in our isolation units either at North Village, Hornet Commons, or a local hotel off-campus. UHS will notify Student Health and Counseling, who will contact students to discuss the result and what they will need to do, in addition to self-isolation.

Q. I will be living at Hornet Commons, will I be required to be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19?

No, students assigned to reside at Hornet Commons for the upcoming term are not currently required to adhere to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. Please note, if you are a Sacramento State student residing at Hornet Commons and intend to access campus you must adhere to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement and complete the self-certification process no later than September 13.

Q. Will I be required to participate in COVID-19 testing?

University Housing Services requires COVID-19 testing for North Village students who are arriving to campus for move-in unvaccinated or partially vaccinated. Students will receive updates via their official Sac State email account regarding testing protocols and procedures closer to their arrival to campus. There will be no direct cost to students participating in the testing at this time. If this changes, students will be notified via Sac State email account.

Q. I am an international student living in North Village, am I required to quarantine and test upon arrival?

Vaccinated and unvaccinated international students will be required to self-test during check-in. International students are also required to conduct a second test within 3-5 days of their arrival to campus. The second test is administered by International Programs and Global Engagement. Students are required to contact the IPGE office to make an appointment for their second test.

International students that are unvaccinated, whether they test positive or negative for COVID-19 at check-in will be required to quarantine. UHS will offer accommodations for students to quarantine or isolate and assist with their transition into their Fall assignment, post quarantine or isolation.

Q. Will I be able to have guests visit me when living in North Village?

Within the North Village community inter-building visitation will be allowed in the residence halls. North Village residents will be permitted to visit each other within the building and across building communities. At this time, the guest policy limits visitation to North Village residents only.

Q. Can I cancel my North Village contract and receive a refund?

Students can request to cancel the license agreement at any time. If approved, there is a non-refundable $250 cancellation fee and may include a 30 noticed fee assessed for each request. Students should refer to the 2021-2022 License Agreement Terms and Conditions. The cancellation process (before and after the deadline), as well as cancellation fees, are outlined in that document.

Q. How do I cancel my North Village contract?

You must go online to HornetHousing in order to request to cancel your License Agreement. For students who wished to cancel their License Agreement for any reason had until Friday, June 11, 2021, to officially submit their request. If approved, there is a $250 cancellation fee and 30-day notice fees assessed to the student’s account if cancellation is approved. After Friday, June 11, 2021, all cancellation requests are subject to UHS approval. The cancellation request process and fees are outlined in the 2021-2022 License Agreement Terms and Conditions.