College Apartments and Residence Halls


College Apartments

Apartments generally accommodate 5 – 8 students and include a variety of room types (singles, doubles, and triples). Apartments are furnished and include a kitchen, a dining room/living room, and bathroom(s).

Res Hall

Residence Halls: sophomores (as well as juniors and seniors) should consider one of our residence hall areas focused on the needs of students above the freshman level. It’s a great opportunity to live close to your friends, and save money.

  • located in our most desirable buildings (some with great ocean views!)
  • single, double, and triple rooms
  • a more independent living community
  • create your own “neighborhood” by selecting a block of rooms with aRate Saver piggy bank group of friends
  • Rate Saver – select a residence hall space for 2017-18 and pay the 2016-17 rates!

Additional Housing Options


The Village

The Village
The Village is a community for students from all colleges, and features buildings with nine single bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a kitchenette (no meal plan required). Residents have access to a spacious community building with complete kitchen stations and a dining area, and an on-site laundry facility.

UTC downtown

University Town Center
The University Town Center has two- and three-person studio apartments with kitchenettes (no meal plan required) and private bathrooms, a community lounge with large screen TV and full kitchen for community events, and a study lounge. The Town Center is located on the corner of Pacific and Cathcart streets in downtown Santa Cruz, amidst all that downtown has to offer, including cafés, restaurants, shops, galleries, museum, movie theaters, library and more!

Redwood Grove

Redwood Grove 
Redwood Grove is a small, quiet community for continuing students from all UCSC colleges. There are 28 apartments, most of which are five-person apartments consisting of three singles and one small double. Each apartment has a living room, kitchen, dining room, and bathroom. Ground floor apartments have decks, while upper apartments have private balconies.

Graduate Student Housing

Graduate Student Housing
Graduate student apartments are set in a beautifully landscaped natural environment located adjacent to "Science Hill", home to many of UCSC's main academic facilities. Each apartment has four single bedrooms, living room, kitchen, dining room, and bathroom. Ground floor apartments have decks, while upper apartments have private balconies. Returning residents have priority for placement.  more »