Continuing Undergraduates

Continuing Students: Undergraduate

Please visit our COVID-19 information page for periodic updates about housing.

It is not possible to know at this time whether the COVID-19 pandemic will result in changes to operations in student housing and residential life in Academic Year 2021-2022. Consequently, we are not offering housing guarantees. 

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  • All undergraduate students are eligible to live in any of the residence halls
  • We keep it simple. Our nine month contract includes your room, meals, utilities, wireless internet access, housekeeping, and furnishings, so no figuring out bills with various roommates, no deposit or first and last month rent, and no co-signing leases. Additionally, there are onsite laundry facilities. 
  • We have student employment opportunities and leadership positions within Housing, Dining & Auxiliary Enterprises, most of which go to our residents. 
  • The halls are ideal learning-centered living environments with classrooms, study spaces, quiet hours, Living Learning Communities, and layers of peer and professional on-call staff, all within walking distance from other campus resources. Social programs through your RAs and RHA are designed for continuing students. 
  • 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 offerings 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 required if we no longer have an active waiting list. Cancellation fees are as follows:
    • There is a $100 cancellation fee from the time of signing the contract until July 15;
    • After July 15 there is a $350 cancellation fee until September 1;
    • After September 1, contract holders are rent responsible until a replacement is found, or unless otherwise notified. 
  • Please visit our Billing & Contracts page for help navigating the payment process. 
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 attending UCSB or higher (Transfer students are eligible their first year)
  • 1- and 2-bedroom apartments (double occupancy bedrooms) in El Dorado, Santa Ynez, and Westgate Apartments. 
  • 2- and 3-bedroom apartments (double occupancy bedrooms) in Sierra Madre Villages
  • 3-bedroom apartments (double occupancy bedrooms) in San Joaquin Apartments
  • Single occupancy studio apartments (limited availability) in Westgate Apartments.
  • We keep it simple. Our nine month contract includes your apartment with kitchen, utilities, wireless internet access, and furnishings, so no figuring out bills with various roommates, no deposit or first and last month rent, and no co-signing leases. 
  • We have student employment opportunities and leadership positions within Housing, Dining, & Auxiliary Enterprises, most of which go to our residents. 
  • The apartments are equipped with community centers that can be used as study or social gathering spaces as well as Living Learning Communities and layers of of peer and professional on-call staff, all withing biking distance from other campus resources. 
  • 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 required if we no longer have an active waiting list. Cancellation fees are as follows:
    • There is a $100 cancellation fee from the time of signing the contract until July 15; 
    • After July 15 there is a $350 cancellation fee until September 1;
    • After September 1, contract holders are rent responsible until a replacement is found, or unless otherwise notified. 
  • Please visit our Billing & Contracts page for help navigating the payment process. 

CONTRACT DATES

  • March 16  June 15, 2021: Applications for Primary consideration for Housing. We are still awaiting guidance from campus and health authorities to determine how many spaces we can offer to student residents. Once we have this guidance, we will offer contracts using a weighted lottery for available spaces.
  • July 1  August 15, 2021: Contract offers are made and roommate preferences are taken. Students with contracts may exercise the option to choose preferred roommates. 

  • Early September 2021: Assignment letters will be sent along with instructions for signing up for a time to arrive on campus.

 2021-22 Housing Application

CONTRACT DATES

  • March 16  June 15, 2021: Applications for Primary consideration for Housing. We are still awaiting guidance from campus and health authorities to determine how many spaces we can offer to student residents. Once we have this guidance, we will offer contracts using a weighted lottery for available spaces.
  • July 1  August 15, 2021: Contract offers are made and roommate preferences are taken. Students with contracts may exercise the option to choose preferred roommates. 

  • Early September, 2021: Assignment letters will be sent along with instructions for signing up for a time to arrive on campus

 2021-22 Housing Application

If you have signed a contract for the 2021-22 academic year you can use the link below to request to cancel your 2021-22 housing contract. 

 2021-22 Contract Cancellation

If you have signed a contract for the 2021-22 academic year you can use the link below to request to cancel your 2021-22 housing contract. 

 2021-22 Contract Cancellation

For those continuing students who currently have a 2021-22 contract you can create a roommate group with other contract holders in the Residence Halls by using the optional roommate process below.  The deadline to set up roommate groups is July 20th at 4pm.  This is an optional process and those who do not complete it will be matched based upon the answers to their roommate preference questions.

2021-22 Roommate Process

For those continuing students who currently have a 2021-22 contract you can create a roommate group with other contract holders in the apartments by using the optional roommate process below.  The deadline to set up roommate groups is July 20th at 4pm.  This is an optional process and those who do not complete it will be matched based upon the answers to their roommate preference questions.

2021-22 Roommate Process

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.