Summer Alternative Housing, Employee Housing, Renaissance Scholars


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 sponsor.

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 employer.

Renaissance Scholars
UCSC students affiliated with the Renaissance Scholars Program are eligible for summer housing on campus. Requires verification by Renaissance Scholars Program.


UPDATE: Due to the high level of interest in summer housing, the Oakes Apartments will be the primary housing community for students applying for Alternative or Employee Housing. Students applying for Renaissance Scholar Housing will be placed at Redwood Grove. All students will be assigned to single and small double apartment spaces at the rates shown below.

The Redwood Grove apartments offer a combination of single and small double bedrooms, with a shared living room, kitchen, dining room, and bathroom. No meal plan required.

Housing contracts are from Tuesday, June 14 to Thursday, September 1, 2022.

Students with a space in university housing for fall 2022 are eligible to move to their fall housing assignment at the conclusion of the summer housing contract as part of the early arrival program. Interested students must sign up for an early arrival via the Housing Portal. A $461.02 Early Arrival fee will be billed to the student's university account.


Contract Dates: 6/14 - 9/1

Room Types Rate


Small Double


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 20.

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 ( Late fees are assessed if full payment is not posted to your account by the due date on your billing statement. For information regarding your housing billing and payment options, including how to request a personalized payment plan, please visit Housing Billing and Payment. For information regarding how to make your payment, please visit Student Business Services Payments and Billing.

Contact Information:

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