Summer Alternative Housing and Employee Housing


Alternative Housing
UCSC students, not enrolled in Summer Session, who have an academic need to be on campus during the summer. Requires verification by your academic adviser or supervising professor.

Employee Housing
UCSC students, not enrolled in Summer Session, and working a minimum of 15 hours per week for any campus unit during the summer. Requires verification by your employer.


Crown/Merrill Apartments: offer a combination of double and triple bedrooms, and a limited number of single bedrooms. Each apartment includes a shared living room, kitchen, dining room, and bathroom. No meal plan required.

Housing contracts are from Tuesday, June 18 to Wednesday, September 4, 2024.

Students with a space in university housing for fall 2024 are eligible to move to their fall housing assignment at the conclusion of the summer housing contract as part of the early arrival program at an additional cost. Interested students must sign up for an early arrival via the Housing Portal. A $520.80 Early Arrival fee will be billed to the student's university account.


Contract Dates: 6/18 - 9/4

Room Types Rate






Rates are per person. A meal plan is not included in the housing contract or residence rate.

Some or all instruction for all or part of the Academic Year may be delivered remotely. Tuition and fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year. Figures for tuition and fees represent currently approved or proposed amounts and may not be final. Actual tuition and fees are subject to change by the University of California as determined to be necessary or appropriate. Final approved tuition and fee levels may differ from the amounts presented.

Application Process:

The summer housing application is available beginning May 1 at Housing is limited, and priority will be given to students who submit a housing application by May 10.

Cancellation Process:

  • Prior to taking residence, if your plans change and you are unable to live in university housing, you must login to and cancel your application/contract.
  • After taking residence, requests for housing contract cancellation must be initiated through The housing office at your residential community will contact you regarding your request. Moving out or turning in keys without official approval will not release you from your contractual obligation, and you will continue to be billed accordingly.

Billing and Payment

Once assigned to housing, 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 MyUCSC Portal (

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

It is your responsibility to keep the Campus Housing Office informed of any payment delays—no matter what the source of funds (financial aid, outside scholarship, personal funds, etc.). A deferment of the due date may be approved if you contact us prior to the payment deadline.

  • Delinquency in payment may result in a hold on your enrollment, preventing registration in classes. Once the hold has been placed on your account, all past due charges must be paid in order to release this hold.
  • Prolonged delinquency in payment may also result in the University taking action to terminate the housing contract.

Contact Information:

  • For billing questions, contact the Campus Housing Office at
  • For other housing or residential life questions, contact the Residential Life and Housing Office at