Summer Academy Housing

The Summer Academy programs are designed to give new admits an early start on success and guidance toward graduation from UC Santa Cruz. Academy students live in the Porter College residence halls, which include both shared (double, triple, quad, quint) and private (single) rooms, and have shared bathroom facilities. Additional amenities include Internet access, cable television, computer/technical support, and laundry facilities.

Each student receives an allocation of dining Slug Points based on the length of residency. Slug Points is a declining balance plan accepted at any open UC Santa Cruz Dining location. You choose how many points to spend at any time – purchase a meal, a snack, or just a cup of coffee. Each Slug Point has a dining value of $1 and the amount spent is simply deducted from the dining plan on your student ID card.

Apply for Summer Academy Housing

Students must use a registered CruzID (UCSC email address) and blue password (email password) in order to apply (

  • First year and international students: applications accepted beginning May 13. Priority will be given to students who submit a housing application by May 28.
  • Transfer students: applications accepted beginning June 10. Priority will be given to students who submit a housing application by June 25.

Transitional Housing

UCSC summer academy students who need continuous housing between the end of the academy program and fall quarter can apply for transitional housing (

2019 Transitional Housing Rates – Residence Halls

Contract Dates: 8/31/2019-9/12/2019

Room Types Summer-Fall Transitional Housing
Single $420
Double $360
Large Triple $288
Triple $276
Quad $276
Quint $276

Students approved for Transitional Housing will move to their fall housing assignment on Thursday, September 12. Additional early arrival fees apply.

Billing and Payment

Once assigned to housing, room and board charges will be posted to your university billing account and an electronic billing statement will be generated. You can view your billing statement and account activity online through the Student Portal ( Full payment is due by August 14. Late fees are assessed if payment is not posted to your account by the due date. Failure to make full payment may also result in action being taken, including a hold on financial aid, enrollment and/or transcript holds, and termination of the right of occupancy.

Financial Aid: Any housing/dining balance not covered by financial aid awards is the responsibility of the student. Financial Aid recipients are advised to:

  • Review and ensure all financial aid eligibility requirements have been met (
  • Review a summary of financial aid award(s) with an adviser in the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office


If you have questions about contracts and billing, contact the Campus Housing Office at (831) 459-2394 or e-mail

For other housing or residential life questions, contact the Porter Student Residential and Housing Office at (831) 459-5282 or e-mail

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