Living Off-Campus

Many of Sonoma State's sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students live in the local community. They live in a variety of locations; e.g., Rohnert Park, Cotati, 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 Student Involvement. There are endless opportunities available to SSU students.

Informational Materials

Information about living off-campus is distributed through our resident newsletters and a resource booklet with local apartment complexes. You can email us for a PDF version of our Off-Campus Housing Brochure.  We hope you will find our services useful and if you need any additional help, please feel free to contact us at (707) 664-2541 or email us at


Residential Education & Campus Housing 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.