Next Steps


Now that you have learned about the different housing options available, take these next steps to complete your online housing application/contract.

You must use a registered CruzID (UCSC email address) and Blue password (email password) to log into the housing application. To activate your CruzID and Blue password, please visit

Log in to to apply for housing and rank your preferred housing and meal plan options.

Once your housing application is confirmed by the university, the application becomes a legally binding contract that is valid for the entire academic year. If your plans change and you are no longer interested or able to live in university housing, you must login to to cancel your housing application/contract.


The Campus Housing Office is responsible for your application/contract records and room-and-board billing. Contact us if you have questions about your housing contract, meal plans, payment plans or billing.
Phone: (831) 459-2394

The housing office at each community is in charge of roommate assignments, contract changes, and the management of the community's housing office. We will help you with needs or questions related to housing or student life.
Transfer Community
Phone: (831) 459-2746

University Town Center
Phone: (831) 421-0695


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Students inside the res halls.