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
Platinum (19 meals) 
$15,956* $17,656
Gold (14 meals) 
$15,466* $17,166
Silver (10 meals) 
$15,072* $16,772
*Small doubles only available in Manzanita Village.
***There is also an activity fee for the 
Residential Housing Association which is $33/yr.