San Clemente Villages houses full-time regularly enrolled single graduate students in two- and four-bedroom apartments with each bedroom occupied by one person only. Parking, utilities, and wireless internet are included. Single graduate students entering fall quarter and new to UCSB are given priority consideration for housing for their first year as long as they adhere to application procedures and deadlines. New single graduate students entering winter or spring quarter are accommodated when possible. Please contact University & Community Housing Services for details.
Family Student Housing in Storke and West Campus apartments is available to full-time registered students with families.
March 1 | Housing Application Opens
The 2023-24 Graduate Student Housing Application will be available on March 1, 2023 at 10:00am. If you don't receive a confirmation email from us within a few minutes of submitting your application, check your spam folder. Please check your U-Mail account directly and frequently so that you don't miss any important messages from UCSB. It may not be reliable to forward your U-Mail to an alternate email (gmail, yahoo, etc.)
Applying for Housing
New graduate students must first be accepted to UCSB before they can apply for UCSB Housing and complete their personal preferences. Right after completing their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR), students can apply for housing here. After establishing a UCSB NetID and activating a U-Mail account students should apply using the button at the top of this web page.
Early Move-in Requests
Graduate students who need to request an early move-in due to an early start date for their program must contact our office after completing Personal Preferences. Early move-ins must be requested at least four weeks prior to the move-in date you are requesting and are approved as space allows.
May 15 | Housing Application Deadline
Deadline to complete the application with priority consideration is May 15. There is no application fee.
July 17 | Cancellation Deadline for $100
There is a $100 cancellation fee from the time of signing the contract until July 17. After July 17 there is a $350 cancellation fee until August 31.
Early August | Room Assignments
Assignment letters will be sent along with instructions for signing up for a move-in time.
August 31 | Cancellation Deadline for $350
The deadline to cancel your housing contract for a $350 cancellation fee is August 31. If you've already moved in or it's after September 1, you may cancel by submitting a 30-day notice of termination and will be responsible for rent through the end of that 30 days.
Late September | Off Campus Meal Plan
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 through the Off Campus Meal Plan. The UCSB-owned and operated Tenaya Market & Eatery is conveniently located at the San Joaquin Villages apartment complex at the corner of El Colegio and Storke Roads, and offers local and sustainable food options as well.
Personal Property Insurance
UC Santa Barbara requires renters insurance for all residents of campus housing. Renters insurance provides valuable protection if your personal belongings are stolen or damaged, including laptop computers, smartphones, bicycles, game consoles, textbooks, clothing, and other personal items. If your laptop or other valuables are stolen or damaged, you are responsible for replacing them - not the school. Renter’s insurance may also protect you financially for unintentional damage to the apartment and/ or bodily injury for which you are liable. The GradGuard insurance policy was designed for University of California students. Alternatively, you can check with your private homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy about coverage. If you don't have your housing assignment when you sign up, please use the following address:
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93107
If you have questions about the online application process, please contact University & Community Housing Services at 805-893-4371 or email your questions to email@example.com. Please visit our Rates page for fee information, and our Billing page for help navigating the payment process.
To inquire about gender-inclusive housing options available for students that identify as trans* or non-binary, please contact University & Community Housing Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.