New Graduates

San Clemente Villages

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. New single graduate students entering fall quarter 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.

Important Dates

  • April 1 | Housing Application Opens

    The 2021-22 Graduate Student Housing Application will be available on April 1, 2021 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.)

  • Logging into Housing Application

    New graduate students must first apply for Graduate school and have completed the Graduate Division Online Application Form. Use the same email and password that you used through the Graduate Division process to log into the housing application.

  • Complete Personal Preferences

    Within a few days of returning your application, after you have established your UCSB NetID and activated your U-Mail, you will be sent an email with a link to our online 'Personal Preferences' form.

  • 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 5 | Roommate Process Open

    For graduate students, there is an optional process to select fellow graduates with a San Clemente housing contract as your roommate starting May 5 at 10am. This is entirely optional, and students who choose not to exercise this option will be matched with available roommate(s) that matches their preferences as closely as possible.

  • May 14 | Housing Application Deadline

    The 2021-22 New Single Graduate Student Housing Application will close for priority consideration on May 14, 2021 at 4:00pm. Your housing application is only valid if you have submitted your Statement of Intent to Register to the Graduate Division by your deadline, and you have submitted a housing application by the deadline noted above.


  • June 30 | Roommate Process Deadline

    This optional process closes on June 30 at 4pm. Students who choose not to exercise this option will be matched with roommate(s) that match their preferences as closely as possible.


  • July 15 | Cancellation Deadline for $100

    There is a $100 cancellation fee from the time of signing the contract until July 15. After July 15 there is a $350 cancellation fee until September 1.

  • September 1 | Cancellation Deadline for $350

    The deadline to cancel your housing contract for a $350 cancellation fee is September 1. 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

The University of California strongly recommends renters insurance for all students. 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 between 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday, or email your questions to Please visit our Rates page for apartment fees, 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 Mario Muñoz, University & Community Housing Services, at