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 College Ten residence halls, which include both shared (triples and quads) 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.

Application Process

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

Students apply at

  • First year and international students: applications accepted beginning May 15. Priority will be given to students who submit a housing application by May 29.
  • Transfer students: applications accepted beginning June 12. Priority will be given to students who submit a housing application by June 26.

Transitional Housing

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

2020 Transitional Housing Rates – Residence Halls

Contract Dates: 8/29/2020-9/17/2020

Room Types Summer-Fall Transitional Housing
Single $684
Large Triple $475
Triple $456
Quad $456

Students approved for Transitional Housing will move to their fall housing assignment on Thursday, September 17. Additional early arrival fees apply.

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 Student Portal ( Full payment is due by August 13. 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 and/or enrollment 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 College Ten Housing Office at (831) 459-3767 or e-mail

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