Transfer students: The deadline to submit your SIR is June 1st. Already committed? Congrats on making the decision to attend UCSB! Here’s some more information about how the 2016-2017 Transfer Housing Application process works, which opens today, May 1st through June 10th.
Transfer students are guaranteed a space in the University apartments as long as you submit an application by June 10. Once you've submitted your SIR and established your UCSB Net ID, you’ll be able to log in to complete the housing application.
On the application, these are the choices in the drop-down menu for 1st, 2nd and 3rd preferences: (The residence names are not listed on the drop-down menu.)
- 2 bedroom / 4 or 5 person apartment (<-- Santa Ynez, Westwinds, El Dorado, Sierra Madre)
- 1 bedroom / 2 or 3 person apartment (<-- Westgate, Westwinds, El Dorado)
- 2 bedroom / 2 person apartment (<-- San Clemente, space limited)
- 4 bedroom / 4 person apartment (<-- San Clemente, space limited)
- 3 bedroom / 6 person apartment (<-- Sierra Madre, San Joaquin)
- Studio Single apartment (<-- Westgate, space limited )
- Any Apartment
At this point, the preferences are merely for analytical purposes. By June 17th, you'll be assigned a specific “pass time” based on a random lottery number that will reflect when the self-assignment process will open for you. This is the process by which you will complete an online contract and select your apartment from the remaining available spaces. The pass times will begin as early as June 20th and the self-assignment process will be open through June 30th. The pass time reflects the earliest time you can log on to the self-assign process. If you have roommates, you should coordinate so the person with the earliest pass time does the booking for all of you. We will send information via email after June 10 that explains how the process works and we'll give you a link to the roommate PIN creation tool that you will need to use to utilize roommate pull-in. If you don't have a preferred roommate, during the self-assignment process you'll complete the roommate preference questionnaire. Potential roommates will be able to see your answers to determine if they're compatible with you. Likewise, you'll be able to see other peoples' answers as well.
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