Summer Session Housing

Summer Session students live at College Nine and enjoy the opportunity to meet and interact with other college students from UC Santa Cruz and other campuses, cities, states, and countries.

The residence halls, which include both shared (triples and quads) and private (single) rooms, have shared bathroom facilities. The apartments, reserved primarily for upper-division students attending Session 2, offer single, double and triple rooms. 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.

Note: A meal plan is not included in the apartment housing contract or rate. Apartment residents have the option to purchase Flexi Dollars which provide a convenient way to pay for food using your student ID card and discounted entry to the dining halls.

Apply for Summer Session Housing

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

The Summer Session Housing Application is available ( beginning May 1. Housing is limited, and priority will be given to students who submit a housing application by May 31. Housing assignments are based on preference and availability.

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 16, 2020. To be allowed to stay in your spring assignment until that time you also need to request a contract extension (
  • 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 automatically signed up for the Early Arrival Program and will relocate to their fall residence at the conclusion of transitional housing. 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


  • For contract and billing questions, contact the Campus Housing Office at (831) 459-2394 or email

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