You’ve committed to UCSB and submitted your SIR, now you’re hearing all this talk about roommates and buildings and room types. Confused? No worries, we’re here to help!
From now until May 15, you are able to turn in your housing contract to secure your place in the residence halls*. You are digitally signing a contract (if under 18, you must provide a guardian's email so that they can digitally co-sign), not an application, so make sure you read the full document. You’ll need to establish your UCSB Net ID before you can log in to start the contract process. It may take a few days for the housing contract system to recognize your new ID, so be patient. The process is not first-come, first-served so there is no priority in turning it in sooner. After a few days, if you keep getting an error when trying to log in/submit the housing contract, try these 2 solutions: (1) Your net ID does not include @umail.ucsb.edu. Leave out that last part, to log in; and (2) Do not put the hyphen in your perm number. If you do this 123456-7 our system will not recognize the dash and will see it as incorrect. Input your perm like this: 1234567.
As part of the contract, you fill out your personal preferences where you rank 7 building/room types (for example: Santa Cruz Triple, Anacapa Triple, Santa Catalina Double, etc.), choose a meal plan (10, 14, 17, unlimited), answer roommate living questions (Messy or tidy? Quiet study room or social hangout? Late sleeper or early riser? ), and list any Living Learning communities if you choose to request one of them.
Once you submit your contract, you’re good to go, no deposit is required! You can continue editing your personal preferences until June 15th, and our office will take the months of July and August to complete the room assignment process. Letters will be mailed out in early September and you’ll receive a move-in date of either Saturday, September 17 or Sunday, September 18, depending on what building you’re assigned to. Please note: If you’re trying to make travel plans/reservations, plan to arrive on Sunday, September 18. You’ll be able to move in on or after your assigned move-in time but not before. Have any further questions? Let us know in the comments or ask us on our Facebook Page! Check back soon for information on the Transfer Housing process!
*You are guaranteed a space but not a particular building or room type. Be prepared to be assigned to a building or room type you may not have requested.