Santa Catalina


Santa Catalina is UCSB’s largest residence hall, accommodating nearly 1300 primarily freshmen students. It is made up of two separate towers with North tower spanning 11 floors and South tower, 10 floors. Many rooms provide stunning views of the ocean, mountains, and surrounding community. Residents are a short 10-minute off-street bike ride from the middle of campus or a 5-minute bus ride to campus. Santa Catalina has its own swimming pool, fitness room, and dining commons. For information about parking, please visit our Parking & Transportation page. Please note: For the next two years, residents of Santa Catalina will experience the nearby construction of San Joaquin Apartments. Every step possible will be taken to minimize any distractions and to maximize the great learning experience that occurs in this facility.

  • Located at Storke Campus Housing Complex
  • Spacious four-person suites (two double rooms connected by a common bathroom complete with a shower, toilet and sink).
  • All floors have elevator access
  • Multiple study lounges and kitchenettes offered throughout the halls
  • Recreational room with pool tables, ping pong tables, a foosball table, air hockey tables, television, and vending machines
  • Centrally located at Santa Catalina are a ResNet office, a RHA office, a UCPD/CSO satellite office, a counseling center, a wellness center with massage chair, and multiple study rooms
  • All inclusive 9-month contract includes dining, high-speed wireless internet access, regular housekeeping, laundry rooms, and 24-hour on-call maintenance and emergency staff.
  • Living Learning Communities: First Generation, Outdoor Adventure, Scholars, Wellness, and Substance-Free.
  • Want to see how UCSB students have transformed their room into their new home? Check out our Real UCSB Rooms board on Pinterest!


meal plan options
single room
double room
triple room
unlimited entries/week
17 meals
14 meals
10 meals

UCSB residence hall triple rooms are considered temporary, whether or not a student requests one as their top preference. Our standard is a double room, so budget for a double. Students will receive a rate discount only for the time three students are booked in the room. If one (or both) of the roommates move out, the remaining student(s) will be billed the double room rate, prorated, from that date through the end of the contract period.