College Apartments and Residence Halls

College Apartments

Apartments generally accommodate 5 – 8 students and include a variety of room types (singles, doubles, and triples). Apartments are furnished and include a kitchen, a dining room/living room, and bathroom(s).

*NEW* - Meal Plans
Beginning fall 2018, a meal plan will no longer be included in the housing contract or residence rate for students living in campus apartments. Apartment residents wanting a dining plan can purchase Slug Club meals, Flexi Dollars, or a meal plan through a separate application process (

Res Hall

Residence Halls: sophomores (as well as juniors and seniors) should consider one of our residence hall areas focused on the needs of students above the freshman level. It’s a great opportunity to live close to your friends, and save money.

  • located in our most desirable buildings (some with great ocean views!)
  • single, double, and triple rooms
  • a more independent living community
  • create your own “neighborhood” by selecting a block of rooms with a Rate Saver piggy bank group of friends
  • Rate Saver – select a residence hall space for 2018-19 and pay the 2017-18 rates!

Additional Housing Options

The Village

The Village
The Village is a community for students from all colleges, and features buildings with nine single bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a kitchenette (no meal plan required). Residents have access to a spacious community building with complete kitchen stations and a dining area, and an on-site laundry facility.

UTC downtown

University Town Center
The University Town Center has two- and three-person studio apartments with kitchenettes (no meal plan required) and 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, museum, movie theaters, library and more!

Graduate Student Housing

Graduate Student Housing
Graduate student apartments are set in a beautifully landscaped natural environment located adjacent to "Science Hill", home to many of UCSC's main academic facilities. Each apartment has four single bedrooms, living room, kitchen, dining room, and bathroom. Ground floor apartments have decks, while upper apartments have private balconies. Returning residents have priority for placement.   more »

Redwood Grove

*NEW* - Redwood Grove Apartments
Beginning Fall 2018, the Redwood Grove apartments will be reserved exclusively for incoming transfer students (regardless of college affiliation), in addition to being the home to Trans-inclusive Housing for continuing and transfer students. To better support the growing population of new transfer students, Redwood Grove will provide an apartment option and will be an extension of the Transfer Community at Porter College. Continuing students interested in living with students from other colleges can apply to the University Town Center or The Village.