Please check the freshmen housing application page for the most updated information regarding available room-types and the roommate process. Thank you.

Located on UCSB’s Main Campus near the beach and the University science buildings, Anacapa is home to undergraduate students. It is close to De La Guerra Dining Commons and the other four Main Campus residence halls: Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Nicolas, and San Miguel. Various rooms in Anacapa have beautiful views of the ocean, campus, mountains, and spacious lawns. Anacapa was remodeled in 2013 and received a LEED Gold certification.

  • Located at Main Campus East
  • Similar to Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa in construction and location
  • Two-story building connected by stairs (there is no elevator access to the second floor)
  • Men and women reside in adjacent wings on each floor
  • Large, single-gender bathroom on each wing with multiple sinks, toilet stalls, and private showers
  • Each floor offers a study lounge and kitchenette
  • Recreational room with a pool table, a ping pong table, a foosball table, an air hockey table, television, and vending machines
  • All inclusive 9-month contract includes a meal plan, high-speed wireless internet access, regular housekeeping, laundry rooms, and 24-hour on-call maintenance and emergency staff.
  • Other amenities include a sand volleyball court, an upright piano, outdoor patio furniture, a large community lounge for events and studying, a classroom, and access to the Carrillo swimming pool
  • Living Learning Communities: Scholars, Asian & Pacific Islander Scholars
  • For information about contracts, room assignments, billing, etc., please contact University & Community Housing Services.
  • Want to see how UCSB students have transformed their room into their new home? Check out our Real UCSB Rooms board on Pinterest!
  • Front Desk: (805) 893-2189

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

meal plan options
single room
double room
Platinum (19 meals) 
Gold (14 meals) 
Silver (10 meals) 
***There is also an activity fee for the Residential Housing Association which is $33/yr.