Continuing  Undergraduates

Continuing Students: Undergraduate

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  • All undergraduate students are eligible to live in the residence halls. Through the 2&2 Program, when you live in the residence halls for two years you are guaranteed a spot in the UCSB apartments for your third and fourth years (as long as you meet the deadlines!) University apartments (Santa Ynez, Westgate, El Dorado, San Joaquin Villages, and Sierra Madre Villages) are highly desirable and very competitive to get into.
  • Self-assignment is available for all residence halls, as well as the ability to retain your current space. As a current resident, you’ll have the unique privilege to pick and secure exactly where you’ll be living in 2020-21. You will not sign a contract until you book a space, so you'll know exactly where you'll be living for 2020-21 by this winter!
  • Continuing students can live in any of the residence halls. In years past, most of our continuing students have lived in singles, doubles, small doubles, and triples in Manzanita Village and 4-, 6-, and 8-person suites or single rooms in San Rafael Hall, but continuing students are not limited to these buildings for 2020-21. You may choose from any of our residence halls.
  • We keep it simple—our nine month contracts include your room, meals, utilities, wireless internet access, housekeeping, and furnishings, with no figuring out bills with various roommates, no first and last month deposits, and no co-signing leases! We have 800+ student jobs and student leadership positions within Housing, Dining & Auxiliary Enterprises, most of which go to our residents. 
  • The halls are ideal environments academically, with study spaces, classrooms, Living Learning Communities, quiet hours, and layers of student and professional on-call staff, all within steps of classes and campus resources. Social programs through your RAs and RHA are designed for continuing students. It’s not just a repeat of your freshman year!
  • And don't forget that a meal plan for our Dining Commons is included when you live in the residence halls. All-you-care-to-eat fresh, healthy, and high quality food! Local, organic and sustainable food whenever possible. No shopping for or cooking food, and no washing dishes.    
  • Please check your U-Mail account directly and frequently so that you don’t miss any important messages from UCSB. It is not reliable to forward your U-Mail to an alternate email (gmail, yahoo, hotmail, etc.). If you don’t receive a confirmation email from us within a few minutes of signing your contract, check your spam folder. You're always welcome to call our office at 805-893-4371 to make sure your contract was received.
  • Cancellation Policy:  There is a cancellation fee, and a replacement is needed if we no longer have an active waiting list. Cancellation fees are as follows:
    • Prior to April 15, 2020: $100
    • April 15, 2020 - September 1, 2020: $350
    • After September 1, 2020: contract holder is rent responsible until a replacement is found
  • Please visit our Billing & Contracts page to help you navigate through the payment process.
  • 2020 Spring Housing Applicants should apply here
  • Rental rates increase annually and will likely go up 3-4% for 2020-21.
As of July 20, 2015, the only spaces available are in university-affiliated Tropicana. The information below only applies to students who applied by the deadline. - See more at: http://www.housing.ucsb.edu/applications/transfer-students#sthash.mJMSMn...
As of July 20, 2015, the only spaces available are in university-affiliated Tropicana. The information below only applies to students who applied by the deadline. - See more at: http://www.housing.ucsb.edu/applications/transfer-students#sthash.StGNWI...
  • University undergraduate apartments are available for continuing students that will be in their third year or higher (of attendance at UCSB, not units). First and second year students are not currently eligible for the apartment communities.
  • Self-assignment is available for all undergraduate apartments, as well as the ability to retain your current space. As a current resident, you’ll have the unique privilege to pick and secure exactly where you’ll be living in 2020-21. You will not sign a contract until you book a space, so you'll know exactly where you'll be living for 2020-21 by this winter!
  • 1- and 2-bedroom apartments, shared bedroom, in El Dorado, Santa Ynez, and Westgate Apartments.
  • 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments, shared bedroom, in Sierra Madre Villages.
  • 3-bedroom apartments, shared bedroom, in San Joaquin Apartments.
  • Single occupancy studio apartments in Westgate Apartments. (Limited availability)
  • Students who are currently in their second year living in the residence halls are eligible to choose between a residence hall contract or a university apartment contract for 2019-20 (2&2 Program).
  • Please check your U-Mail account directly and frequently so that you don’t miss any important messages from UCSB. It is not reliable to forward your U-Mail to an alternate email (gmail, yahoo, hotmail, etc.). If you don’t receive a confirmation email from us within a few minutes of submitting your contract, check your spam folder. You're always welcome to call our office at 805-893-4371 to make sure your contract was received.
  • Cancellation Policy: There is a cancellation fee, and a replacement is needed if we no longer have an active waiting list. Cancellation fees are as follows:
    • Prior to April 15, 2020: $100
    • April 15, 2020 - September 1, 2020: $350
    • After September 1, 2020: contract holder is rent responsible until a replacement is found
  • Please visit our Billing & Contracts page to help you navigate through the payment process.
  • 2020 Spring Housing Applicants should apply here
  • Rental rates increase annually and will likely go up 3-4% for 2020-21. 

 

CONTRACT DATES

  • Room Retention for Current Residents: January 30 - January 31, 2020
    • Residence Hall contracts open for room retention at 10:00am on January 30 and end at 4:00pm on January 31 for most current UCSB residence hall residents. 
    • The room retention process is not available for current participants in the FYRE or CCS Living Learning Communities (LLCs).  
  • Roommate Group Process: February 3 at 10:00am (click here
    • Roommates in your group must be eligible for the same processes.  Current residents cannot bring in non-current residents as roommates and must seek to match via self assign should a contract be offered to the current non-resident.  Creating or joining roommate groups is completely optional.  For more details and complete instructions look here.
    • Students who have already completed room retention are not eligible for the roommate group process.    
  • General Room Selection & Roommate Pull-in for Current Residents: February 5 - 18, 2020
    • Residence Hall contracts open for general room selection and roommate pull-in for current residents in any university housing. Eligible residents wil receive sign in times before this date.
  • Applications for Non-Residents: January 30 at 10:00am - Until filled
    • Applications open January 30 for non-residents (students who do not currently live in university housing).
    • Non-residents can sign a contract and complete general room selection for a residence hall space, as space permits, starting February 20, 2020.

 

2020-21 Housing Process

CONTRACT DATES

  • Room Retention for Current residents: January 30 - January 31, 2020 
    • Apartment contracts open for individual room retention at 10:00am on January 30 and end at 4:00pm on January 31 for most current UCSB undergraduate apartment residents. 
  • Roommate Group Process: February 3 at 10:00am (click here to access)
    • Roommates in your group must be eligible for the same processes.  Current residents cannot bring in non-current residents as roommates and must seek to match via self assign should a contract be offered to the current non-resident.  Creating or joining roommate groups is completely optional.  For more details and complete instructions look here.  
    • Students who have already completed room retention are not eligible for the roommate group process.    
  • General Room Selection & Roommate Pull-in for Current Residents: February 5 - 18, 2020 
    • Apartment contracts open for general room selection and roommate pull-in for current UCSB undergraduate apartment residents, and for current UCSB residence hall residents currently in their 2nd year or higher (of attendance, not units). Eligible residents will receive sign in times before this date.
  • Applications for Non-Residents: January 30 at 10:00am - Until filled
    • Applications open January 30 for non-residents (students who do not currently live in university housing).
    • Non-residents currently in their 2nd year or higher (of attendance, not units), can sign a contract and complete general room selection for an undergraduate apartment space, as space permits, starting February 20, 2020.

 

2020-21 Housing Process

You can use the link below to request to cancel your 2019-20 housing contract. If approved, there is a cancellation fee and contract holders may be held rent responsible until a replacement is found. 

2019-20 Contract Cancellation

If you have signed a contract for the 2020-21 academic year you can also use the link below to request to cancel your 2020-21 housing contract. If approved, there is a cancellation fee and contract holders may be held rent responsible until a replacement is found. 

 2020-21 Contract Cancellation

You can use the link below to request to cancel your 2019-20 housing contract. If approved, there is a cancellation fee and contract holders may be held rent responsible until a replacement is found.

 2019-20 Contract Cancellation

If you have signed a contract for the 2020-21 academic year you can also use the link below to request to cancel your 2020-21 housing contract. If approved, there is a cancellation fee and contract holders may be held rent responsible until a replacement is found. 

 2020-21 Contract Cancellation

Students who have already booked as space for the 2020-21 academic year are eligible to access the room change process at the button below.  Please note that students can only move themselves and not their entire roommate group with this process.  

2020-21 Room Changes

 

To access the roommate process for 2020-21 academic year please select the button below.

2020-21 Roommate Process

Students who have already booked as space for the 2020-21 academic year are eligible to access the room change process at the button below.  Please note that students can only move themselves and not their entire roommate group with this process.  

2020-21 Room Changes

 

To access the roommate process for 2020-21 academic year please select the button below.

2020-21 Roommate Process

Continuing students in need of housing beginning Spring 2020 should apply using the Spring Application below: 

Spring Application

Continuing students in need of housing beginning Spring 2020, should apply using the Spring Application below: 

You can use the link below to increase or decrease your 2019-20 meal plan

2019-20 Meal Plan Change

 

For more information, please contact University & Community Housing Services, housinginfo@housing.ucsb.edu or 805-893-4371.

To inquire about gender inclusive housing options available for students that identify as trans* or non-binary, please contact Mario Muñoz, University & Community Housing Services, at mmunoz@housing.ucsb.edu.