Manzanita Village


Manzanita Village is UCSB’s newest residence hall. Built in 2001 on bluffs above the Pacific Ocean and campus lagoon, the views are stunning. Manzanita offers a 'family style' of living with separate buildings housing smaller undergraduate communities. Manzanita has a Faculty-in-Residence who advises residents, and provides opportunities for residents to meet other faculty members.  

  • Located at  Main Campus West
  • Provides residence hall accommodations to more than 900 students, including 150-250 freshman students
  • Features three- and four-story residential buildings with approximately 50-60 students each in single, double, small double, and triple occupancy rooms. 
  • Several double and single occupancy rooms meet ADA requirements, and all floors have elevator access
  • Multiple bathrooms are located on each floor off the hallways, and are shared by four or five students
  • Each building includes lobby area, laundry/vending room, lounge with view terrace, study room, and some have kitchenettes
  • All inclusive 9-month contract includes a meal plan, high-speed wireless internet access, regular housekeeping, and 24-hour on-call maintenance and emergency staff
  • Loma Pelona Center, next to Manzanita Village, has a fitness center with exercise machines
  • De Anza Center, the main office and study space for Manzanita Village, offers meeting rooms, classrooms, a kitchenette, RHA satellite office, and a ResNet center
  • Other amenities include BBQs, sand volleyball courts, and the Carrillo swimming pool
  • Living Learning Communities: Rainbow House, Women in STEM House, and College of Creative Studies House
  • 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) 893-6161

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
triple room
(small double)*
unlimited entries/week (Carte Blanche)
17 meals (Platinum)
14 meals (Gold)
10 meals (Silver)
7 meals** (Bronze)

*only Manzanita Village and San Miguel have a limited number of 'small doubles'

**7 meal plan option only for 2nd year students and higher

***There is also an activity fee for the Residential Housing Association which is $33/yr

UCSB residence hall triple rooms are considered temporary, whether or not a student requests one as their top preference. Our standard is a double room, so budget for a double. Students will receive a rate discount only for the time three students are booked in the room. If one (or both) of the roommates move out, the remaining student(s) will be billed the double room rate, prorated, from that date through the end of the contract period.