Application Process

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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 first.

To apply, use one of the links below and follow instructions to send yourself a digital DocuSign application. The digital application (example) will ask you to upload required documents, summarized in a separate section below, before you can submit the application. Please review the required documents in advance of starting an application to ensure you are able to complete the process. If you have any questions, please email

Application Forms:

Required Documents:

All applicants must submit a copy of a current student photo ID card and/or a copy of their acceptance letter to the University. All family members over the age of 18 years must submit a copy of a current photo ID.

Applicants with children 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

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 Form (example) 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.

In addition, proof of relationship must be submitted for all other adult family members such as a parent or a sibling. This is typically a birth certificate.

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

When we receive your application and supporting documents, you will be sent confirmation that your name has been placed on the waiting list. Incomplete application materials will not be processed and will be returned.

In order to maintain an active waitlist application, you must promptly respond to 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.

Note: Postdoctoral Scholars, and their families, will be considered for any available space after requests/applications of registered UCSC students have been accommodated.

Contact Family Student Housing by email ( or by phone (831)459-4080 if you wish to change or update the information on your application.

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