- LGBTQ+ Themed Housing are options specifically designated for LGBTQ+ students and their allies. Residential & Community Living staff work closely with the Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity on educational and social programming that promotes a welcoming and supportive environment for all members of the LGBTQ+ community.
- Gender Inclusive Housing is intended to provide trans and non-binary students with comfortable living options. Students who choose this option will work one-on-one with housing staff to find a living arrangement that is best for them. If interested in this option, please contact Mario Muñoz.
- Co-ed Housing allows for mixed gender roommate groups, by request, to share the same unit/room in Manzanita Village, San Rafael Residence Hall or any UCSB apartment. Students are able to create mixed gender roommate groups through the standard room selection process.
LGBTQ+ Housing Options
San Nicolas Residence Hall is a community primarily made up of first year students. The Gender Inclusive Floor in San Nicolas is for trans, non-binary and cisgender students that choose to live in a gender inclusive community. This floor includes communal restrooms that are shared by residents of all genders.
Manzanita Village is a residence hall community primarily made up of first and second year undergraduates. The Rainbow House has been a supportive environment for LGBTQ+ students since 2005, connecting students to LGBTQ+ organizations, hosting social and educational events, and facilitating a mentorship program.
Santa Ynez is a UCSB apartment complex for upper division continuing and transfer students. Lavender Living is a new LGBTQ+ housing option in the Gibraltar Village of Santa Ynez. Lavender Living will provide opportunities for students to engage in an apartment community that is supportive of LGBTQ+ identities.
Off Campus Options
Santa Barbara Student Housing Cooperative provides low rent housing for UC Santa Barbara students in six complexes furthering the principles of cooperation through mutual, self-help living. Newman House is LGBTQ+ themed.
UCSB Off-Campus Rental Listings gives you access to privately-owned housing in the community. Households may be designated LGBTQ+ friendly and students looking for housing may designate in their posting that they desire LGBTQ+ friendly housing. Contact person: Jenn Birchim