Winter & Spring

The following information is for single graduate, undergraduate, EAP or UCSB Extension students seeking UCSB housing for winter and spring quarters, or spring quarter only. Students applying for housing must have a valid email address and a UCSB perm number or UCSB Extension Student ID Number.


  • Winter Quarter Application Process
    • October 1 - January 5 
    • Housing will be offered to eligible applicants based on a first-come, first-served basis.  The first round of contract offers will be made by early November.
    • Available space is based on anticipated vacancies. Housing is very full for the 2019-20 academic year so it may be hard to anticipate if we will have space for Winter Quarter applicants until we get to the end of fall quarter. 
    • Students offered contracts must complete and return the contract by the deadline sent with their contract offer.
    • The watilist for winter is now closed, please contact the UCHS offices if you still need winter housing.  
  • Spring Quarter Application Process
    • January 15 - May 15
    • Available space is based on anticipated vacancies. Spring Quarter applicants have a fairly good chance of obtaining UCSB housing accommodations for the quarter. Contract offers will be made by mid-February.
    • Students offered contracts must complete and return the contract by the deadline sent with their contract offer.
  • UCSB Housing Rates for apartments and residence halls. Please visit our Billing & Contracts page to help you navigate through the payment process.
  • If you receive an undergraduate student contract, your contract will be valid through the end of Spring Quarter only. Housing applications for Summer Sessions or the next academic year must be submitted according to the timelines set for those application processes. Graduate students have the option to extend their contracts through August 15.
  • If you want to cancel your contract after signing it, you'll need approval from University & Community Housing Services and if approved, you will be charged a cancellation fee.
  • Please check your U-Mail 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 email (gmail, yahoo, hotmail, etc.) If you don’t receive a confirmation email from us within a few minutes of submitting your application, check your spam folder, and then contact our office: 805-893-4371.



If you have any questions about the online application process please contact University & Community Housing Services at 805-893-4371 or


We have removed our Spring 2020 application process because this quarter's classes will be entirely online. 

If you need housing accommodations for Spring 2020, please contact our office at the phone number or email above.  


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