Current Undergraduate Student Housing Contracts for 2020-21 Available Starting January 30, 2020
Would you rather focus on studying and not have to worry about co-signing leases, figuring out utility bills with your roommates, buying furniture, etc? If so, live in UCSB Housing! As part of the University, we are here for you for your entire UCSB experience. We have the 2&2 plan to maximize your housing experience at a great value. Students who live in the residence halls for 2 years are guaranteed housing in UCSB apartments for their 3rd and 4th years.
The 2020-21 UCSB Undergraduate Housing Contract will be available in various phases starting January 30. If you like where you currently live, you can stay there! You’ll have January 30 and 31 to claim the same space for next year, after which your space will become available for general room selection for other students. This means that any undergraduate student can live in any residence hall. For example, if you want to stay in your ocean view room in Santa Cruz for your second year, you can. Or, if you never got to experience resort-style living at Santa Catalina during your first year, you can live there as a sophomore, junior or senior! Freshmen-only residence halls are a thing of the past. Learn more about each of our residences on our website.
Starting February 5 is the self-assignment and roommate pull-in process for the residence halls and apartments for students currently living in UCSB Housing. You can start forming roommate groups in advance on February 3, but this is completely optional. Once self-assignment starts, you’ll be able to pick your building and room online, book the space, pull-in roommate(s) if applicable, and sign your housing contract. This means that you’ll know in February exactly where you’ll be living for Fall 2020 and you will not have to wait for a room assignment to arrive in the summer. Students who do not currently live in UCSB Housing will be able to apply starting January 30 until filled, and select a space starting February 20.
Keep your eye on DigiKnow, our social media channels, and especially your umail for more information throughout the 2020-21 housing contract process. There's also a lot of information on the Continuing Undergraduate Student contract page, and University & Community Housing Services will be offering educational programs about all of your housing options. If you decide to explore privately-owned accommodations, we encourage you to take your time, get educated, minimize pressure to make any decisions, and attend our Rental Fairs. And remember, even if you don’t live in our communities, you can still eat in the UCSB Dining Commons through the Off Campus Meal Plan.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. We’re here to help!