Move-In

Fall 2022 Move-In Schedule

Students will receive move-in instructions in late August. You will need to select a Move-In time slot on one of your college/community Move-In days. Visit the Housing Portal to view your room assignment and roommate/housemate information.

  • Frosh: September 15–17 | 8am–4pm 
  • Transfer Students: September 17–18 | 8am–4pm
  • Continuing Students: September 19–21 | 9am–4pm
Students who meet the eligibility criteria to move into their fall housing assignment before the scheduled move-in date for their college or residential facility may request an early arrival. See Early Arrival Program for eligibility and request process.

COVID-19/MPX (Monkeypox) Guidelines

We work closely with campus health and wellness experts and create guidelines that support the health and well-being of our community members. Please see the UCSC Health Center website for up to date information about COVID-19 and MPX (Monkeypox).

College/Community Move-In Schedule

College Nine / John R. Lewis College / International Living Center

  • New frosh - Thursday, September 15
  • New transfer students - Thursday, September 15

Porter College / Kresge College / Redwood Grove

  • New frosh - Thursday, September 15
  • New frosh - Friday, September 16
  • New transfer students - Saturday, September 17
  • New transfer students - Sunday, September 18

Oakes College / Rachel Carson College

  • New frosh - Thursday, September 15
  • New frosh - Friday, September 16
  • New transfer students - Sunday, September 18

Cowell College / Stevenson College

  • New frosh - Friday, September 16
  • New frosh - Saturday, September 17
  • New transfer students - Sunday, September 18

Crown College / Merrill College

  • New frosh - Friday, September 16
  • New frosh - Saturday, September 17
  • New transfer students - Sunday, September 18

UTC / Camper Park / The Village

  • All students - Saturday, September 17
  • All students - Sunday, September 18

Please note, move-in is not by college affiliation, but by your housing assignment.

Continuing Students

  • All colleges/communities - September 19–21

What to Bring, and What NOT to Bring to College

As you prepare to come to UCSC, you may be wondering what you should pack. Our "What To Bring" page includes a handy list of items you may want to consider bringing. The list doesn't contain basics, like clothes, but does have things you might forget to pack. There's also a list of things you shouldn't bring, including fire hazards like candles and noisy items like drum sets. Be sure to check it out.

Important Technology Considerations

In order to make the most of your educational and personal entertainment needs when using the campus’s network, there are several important details to consider.

  • Important: If you plan to bring a desktop computer it must have a Wi-Fi adapter installed. The current recommended specs for your PCIe or USB Wi-Fi adapter are for it to support Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax).
  • Cable television is available to residents via Xfinity on Campus. If you plan to use a television set, a Roku or Fire TV is required. Chromecasts are not supported.
  • UCSC uses Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). MFA, also known as two-step or 2-factor authentication, adds a second layer of protection to your UCSC account in addition to your username and password. MFA requires a device in addition to your primary computer, laptop, or tablet.
  • Student rooms do not have access to the internet via Ethernet ports*. All internet access is wireless. More information about getting connected ». An Ethernet port may be present in some student rooms but these are not activated. *Merrill Residence Halls and lower quad Crown Residence Halls wired ResNet information.
  • Wireless routers are not allowed in upgraded ResWiFi locations.
  • If you plan to bring a printer to campus, you can print wirelessly using Wi-Fi Direct or by connecting a USB cable. Standard wireless printers are incompatible with campus wireless networks.
  • ResWiFi doesn’t guarantee support for certain smart devices such as Chromecasts or Sonos speakers. Gaming consoles and streaming devices can be self enrolled. Visit the Getting Connected page to learn more.

For more information regarding device compatibility as well as for instructions on how to get help, please call, email, or open a ticket with the ResNet office.

Contact Us

  • For general questions about move-in, sequestering, or COVID-19 testing, contact College Student Life Operations: csladmin@ucsc.edu.
  • For questions about your room assignment and your college/community, contact your Housing Coordinator.
  • For questions about your housing bill or your housing application, contact the Campus Housing Office.

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