Summer Session Housing

Summer Session students live at Porter College in the residence halls. To promote safe physical distancing, all students will be assigned to single-occupancy spaces. Residence halls have shared bathroom facilities. Additional amenities include internet access, cable television, computer/technical support, and laundry facilities.

Each residence hall 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.

Limited Offer for Summer and Fall Housing!
A limited number of Fall 2021 housing spaces are being reserved for students who entered UCSC in 2020-21, are enrolled in Summer Session 2021, and live in summer session housing for Session 2 or 10-week Session. If the number of students exceeds the number of Fall 2021 spaces available, spaces will be assigned based on the summer application received date. Summer applications accepted beginning May 1!


Additional Roommates/Housemates

We look forward to welcoming more students into university housing as public health circumstances allow. In some instances, students may be assigned to rooms that are configured to accommodate additional roommates (i.e. a triple room initially being assigned as a double). All furniture needs to remain in the room, and residents will be expected to welcome additional roommate(s)/housemate(s) when assigned by the university. The university reserves the right to assign or reassign students as necessary, and to adjust room rates based on the actual room accommodation.

Apply for Summer Session Housing

The Summer Session 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 31.

Students must be enrolled in the summer session term for which they are applying to live in university housing.

Transitional Housing

UCSC students who live on-campus and need continuous housing between the academic year and summer session (spring-summer transition and/or summer-fall transition) can apply for transitional housing (

  • Spring-Summer Transitional Housing students move from their spring housing assignments to summer session housing on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. To be allowed to stay in your spring assignment until that time you also need to request a late checkout (
    • BONUS! The spring-summer transitional housing fee ($246.50) will be waived for current spring 2021 residents who are enrolled in Summer Session 2021 (Session 1, 8-week, or 10-week).
  • Summer-Fall Transitional Housing is available to students who live in Session 2 or 10-week summer session housing and also have a fall housing assignment. Students in Summer-Fall Transitional Housing are eligible to relocate to their fall housing assignment at the conclusion of the summer housing contract. 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 (

Financial Aid: Any housing/dining balance not covered by financial aid awards is the responsibility of the student. Financial Aid recipients are advised to:

  1. Review and ensure all financial aid eligibility requirements have been met (
  2. Review a summary of financial aid award(s) with an adviser in the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office

Summer 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 contract and billing questions, contact the Campus 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 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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