New Freshmen Housing Contract

Through the 2&2 Program, UCSB students are guaranteed housing in either the residence halls or the university apartments for all four years of their undergraduate experience provided that all deadlines are met. Here are the deadlines for incoming freshman in 2018-19: 

important info
 May 1, 2018
  • Submit UCSB Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) to be eligible to complete the Residence Hall Contract (below).
    • You must establish your UCSBnetID before you can complete the Residence Hall Contract. 
    • After you submit your SIR and establish your UCSBnetID, it may take up to five business days before you will be able to log in to access the housing contract process, including the Personal Preference page. 
May 8, 2018
  • Deadline to complete the Residence Hall Contract. 
  • University housing is guaranteed as long as we receive your contract by May 8, 2018. 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, 2018, the cancellation fee is $250. The cancellation fee from July 1- September 1, 2018 is $350. For cancellations after September 1, 2018, the contract holder is held rent responsible until a replacement is found.
  • 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 or if you decline the option for university housing, it will be indicated as “Complete” (green check mark) on the Steps to Enrollment page. 
  • Please check your U-Mail account directly and frequently so that you don’t miss any important messages from UCSB. It may not be reliable to forward your U-Mail to an alternate e-mail (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 and trash folders. 
  • If you're participating in the Freshman Summer Start Program (FSSP), please visit our FSSP page for more information. 
  • Contact Resident Placement & Assignment Services at or 805-893-5513 during regular business hours, Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm (excluding 12-1pm). 
  • You must SIR and establish your UCSBnetID and password before completing your housing contract. 
  • You must also activate your UMail account before you will be able to enter the housing process.
    • Allow 1-3 business days from the time of activation before the link for the process will work.
  • We will send an e-mail to your U-Mail address once you having completed necessary steps and are able to access the housing contract process.
  • On the first page of the contract process please indicate whether or not you plan to live in UCSB housing before moving on. 

If you have any questions about the housing contract process, please contact our office:

(805) 893-5513 or

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, Resident Placement & Assignment Services, at