At this point, the campus has not made definitive plans for summer housing. We are cautiously optimistic that conditions will allow us to welcome more students back to campus by the summer. The specifics of how many spaces, and the allocation process have yet to be determined. We continue to follow national, state, UC and local directions closely. We will share information on our Summer Session Housing web page as it becomes available. We encourage you to take a look at the programs UCSB Summer Sessions is offering that provide the option of living in our communities:
- Freshmen Summer Start Program in Santa Cruz Residence Hall
- Second Year Summer in Anacapa Residence Hall
- Transfer Edge in Sierra Madre Villages
Spring 2021 Housing
The campus decided not to open any additional housing for Spring Quarter. We are at capacity in our university apartments, and will not be opening residence halls this academic year. We understand how disappointing this may be for you. However, we want to let you know that Tropicana Gardens, which is a privately operated suite-style residence hall, has a few openings. This may be an option for you if you still intend to come to campus this academic year.
- Campus leadership decided that all undergraduate residence halls would remain closed but we have accommodated up to 1000 residents in the undergraduate apartments beginning Winter Quarter 2021. First priority offers went to students that already completed apartment contracts and had not cancelled. Any remaining spaces were allocated to students that had already completed residence hall contracts and had not cancelled. Newly opened spaces were in San Joaquin, Sierra Madre, and Santa Ynez. All rooms are single occupancy. New apartment contracts beginning Winter Quarter 2021 include a mandatory meal plan with a choice of either 7 meals per week ($1040/month) or 10 meals per week ($1142/month).
- Meal service is take-out provided at Portola Dining Commons. We encourage students not to travel during Spring Break. Portola Dining Commons will be open for regular to-go meal service from Monday 3/22 to Friday 3/26 to residents of Sierra Madre, San Joaquin, and Santa Ynez.
- Before Arrival:
- Daily symptom monitoring through the Student Health Daily COVID-19 Symptom Screening survey required beginning 10 days prior to arrival and every day thereafter. (This was emailed to all students moving in.)
- Please consider enrolling in the UCSB confidential COVID-19 exposure app through your cell phone; see information at https://canotify.uchealth.edu/ucsb/
- Flu shots are required by order of the UC Office of the President for all persons on campus. Please attest that you have received your influenza vaccination on the SHS website at https://studenthealthoc.sa.ucsb.edu/login_dualauthentication.aspx. More information is at https://studenthealth.sa.ucsb.edu/medical-services/immunization-informat....
- No student who has symptoms of COVID-19 should travel to campus; you should seek medical care at home and ensure you do not have COVID-19 before departure.
- Upon Arrival:
- Obtain a COVID-19 test on campus immediately, available at no charge to students living on campus.
- Getting tested should be one of the first things you do.
- Further information on how to schedule this appointment at our campus testing sites will be emailed to you.
- After Arrival:
- Sequester in your room (leaving only for essential activities) for at least 7 days. In person social interactions should be minimal to none.
- Obtain a second COVID-19 test on campus after 7 days, available at no charge to students living on campus.
- Follow our campus COVID-19 mitigation measures:
- Always wear face coverings in public
- Maintain appropriate physical distance from others
- Wash hands frequently
- Observe all public health orders, including the prohibition of social gatherings beyond those in your immediate household
- Regular testing thereafter: Minimally, weekly testing after arrival or on a schedule to be determined by campus. (COVID testing is provided for students living on campus, funded by the University.)
- UCSB COVID-19 Call Center (805) 893-3113 or email@example.com
- Campus COVID-19 Information: https://www.ucsb.edu/COVID-19-information
- Student Health COVID-19: https://studenthealth.sa.ucsb.edu/home/coronavirus
- Santa Barbara County Public Health Department: https://www.countyofsb.org/phd