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Transfer Students

The following information is for NEW UNDERGRADUATE TRANSFER students who will enter UCSB in Fall 2016 and would like to be guaranteed housing for 2016-2017 in the UCSB undergraduate apartments.

Housing Guaranteed for Newly Admitted Students (Fall 2016):

UCSB guarantees 2 years of housing accommodations for newly admitted TRANSFER students in university undergraduate apartments for students who apply on time. Students who are New Transfers for the Winter or Spring Quarter, and seek housing for the remainder of the academic year should apply for housing through the Winter/Spring Housing Application.  
  • Return your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) by June 1, 2016
  • Establish your UCSB Net ID
  • Submit the Housing Application between May 1 and June 10, 2016 (Please note: You must return your SIR and establish your Net ID before you can complete a housing application, so be sure to allow time for processing.)

By June 17th, applicants will be notified of their offer for a UCSB housing contract. More instructions will be available at that time regarding the self-assign / contract process.

As a current resident, you’ll have the unique privilege to pick and secure exactly where you’ll be living in 2016-17. You will not sign a contract until you book a space, so you'll know exactly where you'll be living for 2016-17 by this winter! - See more at:

*Note: There are no single occupancy spaces available for incoming Transfer students, and roughly half of our apartment spaces available will be triple occupancy rooms.  

  • Complete and digitally sign the on-line contract by the due date.
  • Students who wish to live with us for a second year (2017-18) should apply with the Continuing Student Application process in January.  
  • There is a cancellation fee if you wish to cancel your contract. If you cancel prior to July 1, 2016, the cancellation fee is $250. If you request cancellation of this contract on or after July 1, 2016, it will be cancelled only if we have a replacement for you, or if you have also cancelled your registration with UCSB for Fall 2016. The cancellation on July 1, 2016 or later is $350.
  • 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 application, check your spam folder.
  • If you have any questions about the online application process, please call Resident Placement & Assignment Services at 805-893-4021 between 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday, or e-mail your questions to

The 2016-17 process opened on May 1, 2016. 

2016-17 Transfer Application

*Note: Although you may see it as a preference on the application, there will be no 2-bedroom/2-person and 4-bedroom/4-person apartments (single occupancy rooms) available for incoming Transfer students.

The New Transfer Contract is now closed.  

Please click the button below if you are in need of housing for Winter / Spring. 

Winter / Spring Housing Application

Request to Cancel 2016-2017 Contract

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.