All continuing UCSC students interested in fall 2021 university housing are encouraged to apply in the Housing Portal during the May 17-24 application period.
You can only have one application on file, so carefully consider where you plan to apply and coordinate with any group members — you all must apply to the same community in order to form a group.
Priority for fall 2021 housing will be given to newly admitted fall 2021 frosh and transfer students, as well as various continuing student populations who meet all housing application requirements and deadlines. More details on priority groups »
Any student – whether in a priority group or not – can apply for university housing. In addition to attempting to house students on the priority waitlist, we will also do our best to accommodate as many students as possible from the general waitlist but, regretfully, we likely will not be able to accommodate all interested students.
Students in one of the priority groups who apply during the application period will be eligible for Room Selection. A randomized lottery will be used to determine the order in which students are invited to select apartments/rooms at their applied-for-community. more »
Students who are not in a priority group cannot participate in room selection but they may be assigned housing by their Housing Coordinator if a space matching their preferences becomes available.