College Residence Halls and Apartments

With optimism for a return to a more robust campus life, university housing staff will help provide residents a rich and rewarding experience within the constraints of this unusual time we are living through. Housing operations are being modified to offer:

Res Hall

Residence hall rooms configured primarily as singles, doubles, and triples. We don’t yet know if quad or quints will be offered.

Continuing students should consider one of our residence hall areas focused on the needs of students above the freshman level. Located in our most desirable buildings (some with great ocean views!), these areas offer a more independent living community.

College Apartments

Apartments are furnished and include a kitchen, a dining room/living room, a bathroom(s), and a variety of single, double, and triple bedrooms.


Additional resources:

We look forward to welcoming more students into university housing as public health circumstances allow. In some instances, students may be assigned to rooms that are configured to accommodate additional roommates (i.e. a triple room initially being assigned as a double). All furniture needs to remain in the room, and residents will be expected to welcome additional roommate(s)/housemate(s) when assigned by the university. The university reserves the right to assign or reassign students as necessary, and to initiate room rate adjustments based on the actual room accommodation.

Additional Housing Options

UTC downtown

University Town Center
The University Town Center has two- and three-person studio apartments with kitchenettes (no meal plan required), private bathrooms, a community lounge with large screen TV and full kitchen for community events, and a study lounge. The Town Center is located on the corner of Pacific and Cathcart streets in downtown Santa Cruz, amidst all that downtown has to offer, including cafés, restaurants, shops, galleries, a museum, movie theaters, the public library and more!