San Nicolas


San Nicolas has beautiful views of the campus, lagoon, and ocean. It is adjacent to San Miguel Residence Hall and is similarly an eight story residence hall for undergraduate students. It is close to Ortega Dining Commons and across the street from De La Guerra Dining Commons. Campus Point beach is only a 5-minute walk.

  • Located at Main Campus East
  • Co-ed floors with men and women housed on separate wings
  • All floors have elevator access
  • Two large, single-gender bathrooms on each floor with multiple sinks, toilet stalls, and private showers
  • Mixture of double- and triple-occupancy rooms with limited single rooms available
  • Recreational room with a pool table, a ping pong table, a foosball table, an air hockey table, television, and vending machines
  • Each floor offers a study lounge and kitchenette
  • 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 ResNet center, RHA office, outdoor patio furniture, access to the Carrillo swimming pool, a classroom, an upright piano, a sand volleyball court, and a community lounge for studying and events
  • Primarily houses students participating in the Freshman Summer Start Program
  • Living-Learning Communities: Scholars Floor
  • For information about contracts, room assignments, billing, etc., please contact University & Community Housing Services.
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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.