Summer Edge Housing

The Summer Edge programs are designed to give new admits an early start on success and guidance toward graduation from UC Santa Cruz. Edge students live in the Merrill College residence halls, which include a variety of shared (double, large triple, triple, quint, and hextuple) and a limited number of private (single) rooms, and have shared bathroom facilities. Additional amenities include Internet access, Cable TV via Xfinity On Campus, 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. 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.

Application Process

Note: There is a limited number of single rooms, rank as many additional room types as you are willing to accept.

The Summer Edge 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.

Students must be enrolled in the Summer Edge program to live in university housing.

Transitional Housing

Summer-Fall Transitional Housing provides continuous housing to students living in Summer Edge Housing who also have a fall housing assignment. Students apply for Transitional Housing as part of the Summer Edge housing application process ( Students in Transitional Housing are eligible to move to their fall housing assignment at the conclusion of the summer housing contract as part of the early arrival program. A $520.80 Early Arrival fee will be billed to the student's university account.

2024 Transitional Housing Rates – Residence Halls

Contract Dates: 8/31/24-9/4/24

Room Types Rate




Large Triple









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.

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.


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

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.

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