Santa Rosa


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

Santa Rosa is a two-story undergraduate student residence hall built around a courtyard, and is similar to Santa Cruz and Anacapa in construction and location. It is the hall closest to the center of campus, and is adjacent to the College of Creative Studies and a short distance from the University Center and the University Library. Many rooms have views of the patio, spacious lawns, and basketball and volleyball courts. Santa Rosa was remodeled in 2012 and received a LEED Gold certification

  • Located at Main Campus East
  • Similar to Anacapa and Santa Cruz in construction and location
  • Two-story building connected by stairs (there is no elevator access to the second floor) 
  • Men and women occupy adjacent Unit Halls on each floor
  • Large, single-gender bathroom on each wing with multiple sinks, toilet stalls, and private showers
  • 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 a Fitness Center, a Steinway piano, an outdoor courtyard with a BBQ grill and benches, a large community lounge for events and studying, a classroom with a smart board, access to the Carrillo swimming pool, and a sand volleyball court and basketball court
  • Living Learning Communities: Black/African-American 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) 893-2772

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.