Continuing Student
Housing Application Period

April 11-18

 All continuing UCSC students interested in fall 2022 university housing are encouraged to apply in the Housing Portal during the April 11-18 application period.

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Room and Apartment Selection

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Housing Information Sessions

Attend an information session at your college/community to learn more about housing options for next year. See schedule »


Application Process

Select the college/community you wish to apply to, and rank your room and theme preferences. You can only have one application on file, so carefully consider where you plan to apply and coordinate with any friends you hope to live with — you all must apply to the same community.


Housing Priority

Priority for fall 2022 housing will be given to newly admitted fall 2022 students, as well as various continuing student populations who meet all housing application requirements and deadlines. More details on priority groups » 


Housing Assignment Processes

Students with priority status will be eligible to participate in Room Selection. Students can participate either as an individual or as a member of a group with other students who applied to the same community and have priority status. 

A randomized lottery will be used to determine the order in which students are invited to select apartments/rooms at their applied-for-community. If you are a member of a group, designate the person in your group with the earliest appointment time as your group leader. By agreeing to join a group you are authorizing the group leader to select housing on your behalf, and to accept that person's decision as final. more » 

Students who do not have priority status cannot participate in room selection.

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Roommate Groups

In preparation for Room Selection, students with priority status can only form roommate groups with other priority students who applied for the same community. You will not be able to request your intended roommate(s) until they have completed their housing application.

Creating a roommate group does not ensure there will be a space available to accommodate your group size or gender(s). Talk to your group! Be specific with your roommate group about the kinds of housing you do/don’t want. 

After Room Selection, the roommate request process will be open for all students – with and without priority – to specify their requested roommates. We cannot guarantee that you will be housed together, but we will do our best to accommodate!