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) and private (single) rooms, 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 Hall and at PERK Coffee Bars. 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 through Student Housing Online (

  • First year and international students: applications accepted beginning May 14. Priority will be given to students who submit a housing application by May 29.
  • Transfer students: applications accepted beginning June 7. Priority will be given to students who submit a housing application by June 22.

Transitional Housing

Transitional Housing is available to Summer Academy students who will be continuing in university housing and need housing between the Summer Academy and the start of fall. Eligible students may apply for transitional housing through Student Housing Online (

Students approved for Transitional Housing will move to their fall housing assignment on Thursday, September 14.

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 must be received by the August 14th due date. Late fees are assessed if payment is not posted to your account by the August 14th 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


For contract and billing questions, contact the Campus Housing Office at (831) 459-2394 or email

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