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. 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.

Important Dates

  • March 1 | Housing Application Opens

    The 2024-25 Graduate Student Housing Application will be available on March 1, 2024 at 10:00am. There is no application fee. If you are still waiting to 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 to avoid missing 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

    The deadline to complete the 2024-25 academic year housing application is May 15. There is no application fee.

  • May 15 | Roommate Process Deadline

    Students who have a 2024-25 contract can create a roommate group with other contract holders in San Clemente Villages by using the optional roommate process. This is optional and those who do not complete the process by the deadline will be matched based upon the answers to their roommate preference questions.

  • July 14 | Cancellation Deadline for $100

    There is a $100 cancellation fee from the time of signing the contract until July 14. Starting July 15 there is a $350 cancellation fee until August 31.

  • Mid-August | Room Assignments

    Assignment letters will be emailed along with instructions for signing up for a move-in time.

  • 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

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 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