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How to Request University Housing

Students accepting the offer of admission to UC Santa Cruz must complete the online acceptance process at During this multi-step acceptance process you will be asked to:

Once you have completed the acceptance process, and after the acceptance deadline (May 1 for freshmen; June 1 for transfers), the Admissions Office will assign you to a college. The assignment takes into account available space at each college and the preferences you have indicated.

In mid-May for new freshmen, and mid-June for new transfer students, the Campus Housing Office will send you information about your college affiliation and instructions for completing the online housing application at A space in university housing is guaranteed to all new undergraduate students entering in the fall quarter who submit all forms and required fees by stated deadlines. A specific college assignment or housing option is not guaranteed.

The housing options available to you will differ, depending on which college you are affiliated with and whether you are a new freshman or a new transfer student. These residential settings provide academically and socially supportive environments to help new students transition to campus life and get the most out of their UCSC experience. Freshmen are generally assigned to live at their colleges. Incoming transfer students (regardless of college affiliation) are eligible to live at the Transfer Community or the University Town Center.

Note: If you have indicated a preference for finding your own off-campus housing, you will be mailed information about the Community Rentals Office.

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