The Sierra Madre Villages opened in Fall 2015. Sierra Madre is home to 506 3rd and 4th year students in 109 units and is only a 10-minute bike ride from the middle of campus. Sierra Madre has five resident assistants who are available for after-hours assistance and community building. In December 2015, Sierra Madre was awarded a LEED* Platinum certification, under ‘LEED for Homes,’ by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This is the highest rating attainable and the first apartment complex at UCSB to have this distinction.
- Location: 555 Storke Road
- All inclusive 9-month contract includes high-speed wireless internet access, regular landscaping and housekeeping in community spaces, on-site laundry rooms, gas, electricity, water, garbage pick-up, and 24-hour on-call maintenance and emergency staff.
- 35 3-bedroom units and 74 2-bedroom units, all double occupancy with 2 students per bedroom.
- All apartments are fully furnished.
- 3-story buildings with elevator access.
- On-site parking is limited, however, additional parking is available 3 blocks away.
- Amenities include two Community Centers to support study, lounge, and dining activities, a recreation game room, and a fitness center.
- Don't feel like cooking? UCSB Residential Dining offers students who don't live in the residence halls the option to eat in the UCSB dining commons during the academic year (also see our Summer Meal Plans). The UCSB-owned and operated Tenaya Market & Eatery is conveniently located across the street at the San Joaquin Villages apartment complex, and offers local and sustainable food options as well.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design. LEED is a program administered by the U.S. Green Building Council in an effort to encourage energy and water efficiency; improve indoor environmental quality; use recycled, renewable, and locally available materials; and optimize the way the building and its site interact with the surrounding area. Within each category, points are assigned for the use of different design measures, material choices, or construction practices, the accumulation of which leads to one of four levels of certification.