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 then guaranteed a space in the highly desirable and competitive university apartments for your third and fourth years (as long as you meet deadlines). 
  • Self-assignment is available for all residence halls, as well as the ability to retain your current space in most cases. As a current resident, you’ll have the unique privilege to select and secure your space. You will sign a contract after 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 doubles, singles, 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 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 is onsite laundry facilaities. 
  • 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. 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 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:
    • 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 for help navigating the payment process. 
  • Spring 2020 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 unless by special exception. 
  • Self-assignment is available for all undergraduate apartments, as well as the ability to retain your current space in most cases. As a current resident, you’ll have the unique privilege to select and secure your space. You will sign a contract after 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 (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. 
  • 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 2020-21 (2&2 Program). 
  • 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! Additionally, there is onsite laundry facilities. 
  • 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. 
  • And, while a meal plan is not inclued or required when you live in university apartments, you have the option to purchase a plan for our Dining Commons
  • 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:
    • 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 for help navigating the payment process. 
  • Spring 2020 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 eligible room retention at 10:00am on January 30 and end at 4:00pm on January 31 for 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 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
    • 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 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 at UCSB, 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 at UCSB, 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 a space for the 2020-21 academic year are eligible to access the room change process using the button below. Please note that students can only move themselves and not their entire roommate group through this process. 

2020-21 Room Changes

 

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

2020-21 Roommate Process

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

2020-21 Room Changes

 

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

2020-21 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.