New Freshmen Housing Contract

Through the 2&2 Program, students are guaranteed housing for all four years of their UCSB experience, either in the residence halls or the apartments, as long as all deadlines are met. These are the deadlines for your freshman year, 2017-18.

  • Submit your UCSB Statement of Intent to Register by the May 1, 2017 deadline to be eligible to complete the Residence Hall Contract (below).
  • You must establish your UCSB NetID before you can complete the Residence Hall Contract.
  • After you submit your SIR and establish your UCSBNetID, it may take 1-5 business days before you will be able to log in to the housing Personal Preference page.   
  • Deadline to complete housing contracts is May 15, 2017.
  • Housing is guaranteed as long as we receive your contract by May 15, 2017. It is not a first come, first served process.
  • UCSB does not require a housing deposit when you sign the contract. Fees for freshmen will be due in September. However, there is a cancellation fee. If you cancel your contract prior to July 1, 2017, the cancellation fee is $250. If you request cancellation of your contract on or after July 1, 2017, it will be cancelled only if we have a replacement for you, or if you have also cancelled your registration with UCSB. The cancellation on July 1, 2017 or later is $350. If you cancel your contract, fees are assessed even if you decide not to attend UCSB.
  • To confirm that Resident Placement & Assignment Services has received your completed Residence Hall contract, please refer to the Steps to Enrollment checklist on the Admissions website.
  • Once your contract has been received and processed, it will be indicated as “Complete” (green check mark) on the Steps to Enrollment page.
  • Please check your Umail account directly and frequently so that you don’t miss any important messages from UCSB. It may not be reliable to forward your Umail to an alternate email (gmail, yahoo, hotmail, etc.) If you don’t receive a confirmation email from us within a few minutes of submitting your contract, check your spam folder.
  • If you have questions contact Resident Placement & Assignment Services at or 805-893-5513 during regular business hours, Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm.


Fall 2016 Instructions and Sample Contract

Fall 2016 sample contract is linked here for your viewing before you establish your UCSB Net ID. Subject to change.


We will e-mail room assignments in early September to students who have completed the housing contract.  

Welcome to UCSB Housing, Dining & Auxiliary Enterprises, Home of the Gauchos!

The Freshman Housing Contract is now closed.  You may apply for 2017 Winter / Spring Housing below.

Winter / Spring Housing Application

*Freshmen admitted off the Admissions waitlist should apply for Winter / Spring Housing.  

Gender inclusive housing options are available for students that are transgender, transsexual, intersex, and other diverse gender identities and expressions. To inquire about gender inclusive housing options, please contact Mario Munoz in Resident Placement & Assignment Services at 805-893-7391, or the Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity 805-893-5846.