Family Student Housing Application Process

  • Be sure you meet Family Student Housing eligibility requirements.
  • During the application process you will be prompted to upload required documents, summarized below.
  • Review the required documents in advance of starting an application to ensure you are able to complete the process.
  • To apply, log in to the Housing Portal and navigate to the Family Student Housing application.
  • If you have any questions, please email
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Family Student Housing is a year round housing facility. Applications are accepted year round, and move-in dates are assigned in order of date of application and according to the length of notice you require (from 24 hours to 30 days). Applications are prioritized by family status, with offers made to families with children below the age of 18 first.

Note: If you are applying with adult immediate family members such as a parent, sibling, or child 18 years or over, please apply as a "family without children."

Required Documents:

Current photos are required for all family members over the age of 18 years.

Applicants with immediate family members must submit a copy of all applicable documents:

  1. each child's birth certificate or adoption papers, if you are claiming parenthood
  2. proof of custody, if you are claiming single parent status
  3. doctor's verification of pregnancy with due date, if you are claiming an expected child
  4. birth certificate for all other immediate adult family members such as a parent, sibling, or child 18 years or older

For couples without children, one partner must be a registered UCSC student. Couples can provide a valid marriage certificate, a domestic partner certificate, or an Affidavit of Adult Partnership along with any two of the following that demonstrates a long-term, mutually-dependent relationship (supporting documentation must pre-date application date by minimum of six months):

  1. joint ownership of property;
  2. joint checking or savings account;
  3. joint responsibility for loans/debts,
  4. a will on behalf of one partner that names the other a beneficiary;
  5. an insurance policy held by one partner that names the other as a beneficiary;
  6. executor or durable power of attorney granted by one partner to the other;
  7. co-parent of minor child(ren) and evidence of a least half-time custody by one of the partners;
  8. Other documentation may be submitted for consideration.

Note: All documents must be accompanied by a certified English translation if the original is in a foreign language.

Once submitted, your application and supporting documents will be reviewed to ensure they meet the requirements for being added to the waiting list. If your materials are complete you will be sent an acknowledgment that your application has been placed on the waiting list. Incomplete application materials will not be processed and will be cancelled.

In order to maintain an active waitlist application, you must promptly respond to periodic waitlist update requests from the Family Student Housing Office. Students who we are unable to contact regarding an available apartment will be removed from the waitlist.

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