Graduate Student

Single Student Apartments

San Clemente Villages opened in Fall 2008 and houses single graduate students in two and four bedroom apartments. To be guaranteed a space, graduate students must apply online during the set application period and adhere to all application procedures and deadlines.

  • New single graduate students are guaranteed housing for their first year as long as they adhere to application procedures and deadlines.
  • San Clemente offers a 9 month academic year, 10 month (September 1-July 1), or 11.5 month (September 1- August 15) contract.
  • All apartments are furnished and have on-site laundry facilities, study lounges, and community meeting space.
  • Please visit our Contracts page for more information.
  • To sign a contract, you will need to use the same Username and Password that you set up with the Graduate Division when you applied for graduate school. If you have forgotten your password, you can request it from the Graduate Division.
  • Read what a graduate student had to say about living in San Clemente Villages: Elizabeth Rahilly Shares Her UCSB Housing Experience.
  • Questions? Call 805-893-4371 or email:

Family Student Housing

  • Family Student Housing is available to full-time registered students with families.
  • Contracts are allocated through a wait list process. Average wait for families without children is 12 months and 6 months or less for families with children. Non-traditional and extended families are welcome. Priority is given to family students with children.
  • You need not be an enrolled student at the time of application.
  • Questions? Call 805-893-4371 or email
  • Please visit our Contracts page for more information.

Community Housing Options

If you are not interested in University-owned housing, Community Housing Services helps students find private accommodations in the community as well.

The UCSB Student Hotel

The Student Hotel provides UCSB students with temporary housing while they seek permanent housing in the area.

Santa Barbara Student Housing Co-op

The Santa Barbara Student Housing Co-op is owned and controlled by the students who live there. Housing options include single and double rooms in group houses as well as studios and two-bedroom apartments. SBSHC is a non-profit operation, thus rents are low. Contracts are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.