New Freshmen Housing Contract

Through the 2&2 program, students who live in the residence halls for two years are guaranteed housing in the UCSB apartments for their third and fourth years provided that all deadlines are met. Here are the deadlines for incoming freshman in 2020-21: 

important info

March 17, 2020 - May 15, 2020

  • Submit UCSB Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) by the deadline to be eligible to complete a residence hall contract (below).
    • Students should register for a UCSBNet ID, but while they are waiting for this to activate they can access the Freshmen Housing process using the Pre-UCSBNet ID link below the UCSBNet ID login on the login page for housing.  
  • Deadline to complete the residence hall preferences and contract to guarantee housing. The process closes on May 15, 2020 at 4:00pm. 
  • University housing is guaranteed as long as you complete your contract by May 15, 2020. 
  • UCSB does not require a housing deposit when you sign the contract. Fees for freshmen will be due in September. However, there is a cancellation fee. If you cancel prior to September 1, 2020, the cancellation fee is $350. For cancellations beginning September 1, 2020, contract holders are held rent responsible until a replacement is found in addition to the $350 cancellation fee.
  • To If you have elected to live in University Housing, you can confirm that University & Community Housing Services has received your completed preferences and contract, by referencing the Steps to Enrollment checklist on the Admissions website, and you should receive an email at the conclusion of the process.
  • Please check your email account directly and frequently so that you don’t miss any important messages from UCSB. It may not be reliable to forward your U-Mail to an alternate e-mail (gmail, yahoo, hotmail, etc.). If you don’t receive a confirmation email from us within a few minutes of submitting your reservation, check your spam and trash folders. 
  • If you're participating in the Freshman Summer Start Program (FSSP), please visit our FSSP page for more information. 

May 9, 2020-July 23, 2020

  • Freshmen roommate process begins and takes place between these dates. Those who have completed a contract will be able to select specific roommates with whom they'd like to live. 
  • Finding a specific roommate is not required to get housing at UCSB. 
  • You must SIR before completing your housing contract. 
  • Please set up your UCSBNet ID and password at the earliest opportunity as after this is set up that will become the default email address for communications from our office.  
  • If you don't need UCSB housing, you should indicate this on the first page of the contract process in order to complete the housing portion of the Steps to Enrollment checklist on the Admissions website. 

If you have any questions about the housing contract process, please contact our office:

(805) 893-4371 or 

The 2020-21 Freshmen Housing Process for new freshmen opens on March 17, 2020 at 10am and closes on May 15, 2020 at 4pm. New freshmen in need of housing should select the link below.

2020-21 Housing Contract

The roommate process for new freshmen begins on May 6, 2020 at 10am and lasts until July 23, 2020 at 4pm. All roommates must have completed a housing contract to be eligible for the roommate process.

2020-21 Roommate Process 

For those current resident Freshmen interested in cancelling their housing contract, please select the button below.  Please note fees may apply:

2019-20 Contract Cancellation  

If you have missed your housing deadline, you can still sign up on the waitlist for UCSB housing in case spaces become available. This link will not be active for New Freshmen until the housing guarantee closes on May 15, 2020.

2020-21 Housing Waitlist 


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