Housing Themes and Options

In addition to room options, there are also a variety of housing themes and options for those who are interested. Based on academic pursuits, hobbies, individual backgrounds, and lifestyle preferences, these living/learning options serve to complement a student's experience in residence. Check out the options at each residential community:

Cowell College Stevenson College Redwood Grove
Crown College Merrill College Transfer Community
Porter College Kresge College University Town Center
Oakes College Rachel Carson College The Village
College Nine College Ten Graduate Housing

Cowell College

Creative Arts

Residence Hall. Students dedicated to visual, musical and theatrical arts. Programming focuses on creativity and fostering an imaginative expressive lifestyle.

Diversity & Social Justice

Residence Hall. Living with others who are interested in issues related to diversity, social justice, and equity. Students from a variety of backgrounds have the opportunity to learn from one another in a culturally rich and diverse living environment committed to fostering community that celebrates the diversity of cultures and identities of others.

International Living Center (located at College Nine)

Apartment A unique living environment composed of both international and domestic students in an apartment/flat style living arrangement. This thriving community of residents from around the world lives and learns together to foster international understanding and form intercultural friendship. Students will have the option to take a 2-unit Intercultural Understanding class in the Fall quarter. Explore your global perspectives! (Supplemental application required). Learn more »

LGBTQIA+

Residence Hall. This housing option allows those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and other identities within the LGBTQIA+ community as well as allies to live together in an open and supportive environment. (Only available in mixed-gender areas.)

Mixed-Gender

Residence Hall and Apartment. Students of any gender live on the same floor or apartment and share a commitment to cooperative living through respect and consideration for one another. Bedrooms are single-gender while bathrooms may be designated as mixed-gender with private toilet and shower stalls.

Outdoor Adventure & Sustainability

Residence Hall. Students interested in actively appreciating and being engaged with the natural environment. An intentional community focused on cooperation, justice, and sustainability. Students enjoy opportunities to participate in outdoor activities in addition to raising community awareness of issues that impact our environment.

R.PAATH: Rosa Parks African American Theme House (located at Stevenson College)

Residence hall and Apartment. R.PAATH: Rosa Parks African American Theme Housing provides a living-learning space for students whose interests span historical, present-day, and future experiences of predominantly African American, Black, and Caribbean peoples. Designed to intentionally create space for students to feel connected, safer, and supported in a community centered on the experiences of Black/African American/Caribbean peoples, R.PAATH is available to students of any college affiliation. Students develop cultural competency/cultural intelligence and ally development through organizing, living, studying, and socializing with peers passionate about political, cultural, popular, social, and economic issues of the African Diaspora (supplemental application required). Learn more »

Single-Gender

Residence Hall and Apartment. Students of a single gender live on the same floor or apartment (availability is based upon demand). Bathrooms are primarily used by individuals who identify with that gender.

Trans-inclusive Housing areas are located in the Merrill College residence halls (freshmen) and the Redwood Grove apartments (continuing & transfer students).

Residence Hall and Apartment. Trans-inclusive Housing areas are intended to create safer and supportive living spaces for transgender, genderqueer, gender nonconforming (GNC), and gender nonbinary (GNB) students, as well as questioning and ally-students. Students may room together regardless of gender. Please note that this room assignment is likely to be on a mixed-gender floor/apartment and all students share common areas (e.g. bathrooms). Students who do not request a roommate(s) on their housing application will be assigned a roommate(s) based on preferences expressed in the housing application and a follow-up correspondence with a housing staff member, if necessary. Only students who indicate an interest will be assigned to Trans-inclusive Housing (supplemental application required). Learn more »

Wellness / Health

Residence Hall. Students interested in maintaining and promoting good health (physical, mental, emotional, psychological, and spiritual) through various programs and workshops dedicated towards holistic wellness.


Stevenson College

Diversity & Social Justice

Residence Hall. Living with others who are interested in issues related to diversity, social justice, and equity. Students from a variety of backgrounds have the opportunity to learn from one another in a culturally rich and diverse living environment committed to fostering community that celebrates the diversity of cultures and identities of others.

International Living Center (located at College Nine)

Apartment. A unique living environment composed of both international and domestic students in an apartment/flat style living arrangement. This thriving community of residents from around the world lives and learns together to foster international understanding and form intercultural friendship. Students will have the option to take a 2-unit Intercultural Understanding class in the Fall quarter. Explore your global perspectives! (Supplemental application required). Learn more »

LGBTQIA+

Residence Hall. This housing option allows those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and other identities within the LGBTQIA+ community as well as allies to live together in an open and supportive environment. (Only available in mixed-gender areas.)

Mixed-Gender

Residence Hall and Apartment. Students of any gender live on the same floor or apartment and share a commitment to cooperative living through respect and consideration for one another. Bedrooms are single-gender while bathrooms may be designated as mixed-gender with private toilet and shower stalls.

Outdoor Adventure House

Residence Hall. Students interested in actively appreciating and being engaged with the natural environment. Students enjoy opportunities to participate in outdoor activities and interact with the natural environment, in addition to raising community awareness on issues that impact our environment.

R.PAATH: Rosa Parks African American Theme House (located at Stevenson College)

Residence hall and Apartment. R.PAATH: Rosa Parks African American Theme Housing provides a living-learning space for students whose interests span historical, present-day, and future experiences of predominantly African American, Black, and Caribbean peoples. Designed to intentionally create space for students to feel connected, safer, and supported in a community centered on the experiences of Black/African American/Caribbean peoples, R.PAATH is available to students of any college affiliation. Students develop cultural competency/cultural intelligence and ally development through organizing, living, studying, and socializing with peers passionate about political, cultural, popular, social, and economic issues of the African Diaspora (supplemental application required). Learn more »

Single-Gender

Residence Hall and Apartment. Students of a single gender live on the same floor or apartment (availability is based upon demand). Bathrooms are primarily used by individuals who identify with that gender.

Sustainability House

Residence Hall. Students live in a community that focuses on best practices for interacting with nature and reducing negative human impacts on the environment. Students live a “greener” lifestyle and promote sustainable civic responsibility by working together on campus-wide community gardens and site stewardship restoration projects. Staff work directly with students in planning activities and events.

Trans-inclusive Housing areas are located in the Merrill College residence halls (freshmen) and the Redwood Grove apartments (continuing & transfer students).

Residence Hall and Apartment. Trans-inclusive Housing areas are intended to create safer and supportive living spaces for transgender, genderqueer, gender nonconforming (GNC), and gender nonbinary (GNB) students, as well as questioning and ally-students. Students may room together regardless of gender. Please note that this room assignment is likely to be on a mixed-gender floor/apartment and all students share common areas (e.g. bathrooms). Students who do not request a roommate(s) on their housing application will be assigned a roommate(s) based on preferences expressed in the housing application and a follow-up correspondence with a housing staff member, if necessary. Only students who indicate an interest will be assigned to Trans-inclusive Housing (supplemental application required). Learn more »


Crown College

Gaming Community

Residence Hall. Dedicated students who are also enthusiasts of gaming/computer game design, video games, and virtual reality (supplemental application required).

International Living Center (located at College Nine)

Apartment. A unique living environment composed of both international and domestic students in an apartment/flat style living arrangement. This thriving community of residents from around the world lives and learns together to foster international understanding and form intercultural friendship. Students will have the option to take a 2-unit Intercultural Understanding class in the Fall quarter. Explore your global perspectives! (Supplemental application required). Learn more »

Mixed-Gender

Residence Hall and Apartment. Students of any gender live on the same floor or apartment and share a commitment to cooperative living through respect and consideration for one another. Bedrooms are single-gender while bathrooms may be designated as mixed-gender with private toilet and shower stalls.

Outdoor Pursuits and Sustainability Community

Residence Hall. Students interested in outdoor activities and sustainability, from sports to community service (supplemental application required).

Quiet

Residence Hall. Students agree to maintain a quiet environment to enhance study.

R.PAATH: Rosa Parks African American Theme House (located at Stevenson College)

Residence hall and Apartment. R.PAATH: Rosa Parks African American Theme Housing provides a living-learning space for students whose interests span historical, present-day, and future experiences of predominantly African American, Black, and Caribbean peoples. Designed to intentionally create space for students to feel connected, safer, and supported in a community centered on the experiences of Black/African American/Caribbean peoples, R.PAATH is available to students of any college affiliation. Students develop cultural competency/cultural intelligence and ally development through organizing, living, studying, and socializing with peers passionate about political, cultural, popular, social, and economic issues of the African Diaspora (supplemental application required). Learn more »

Science Learning Community

Residence Hall. Science Learning Community members are able to build community within a cohort collectively working towards academic excellence within the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math major pathways.

Single-Gender

Residence Hall and Apartment. Students of a single gender live on the same floor or apartment (availability is based upon demand). Bathrooms are primarily used by individuals who identify with that gender.

Trans-inclusive Housing areas are located in the Merrill College residence halls (freshmen) and the Redwood Grove apartments (continuing & transfer students).

Residence Hall and Apartment. Trans-inclusive Housing areas are intended to create safer and supportive living spaces for transgender, genderqueer, gender nonconforming (GNC), and gender nonbinary (GNB) students, as well as questioning and ally-students. Students may room together regardless of gender. Please note that this room assignment is likely to be on a mixed-gender floor/apartment and all students share common areas (e.g. bathrooms). Students who do not request a roommate(s) on their housing application will be assigned a roommate(s) based on preferences expressed in the housing application and a follow-up correspondence with a housing staff member, if necessary. Only students who indicate an interest will be assigned to Trans-inclusive Housing (supplemental application required). Learn more »


Merrill College

International Living Center (located at College Nine)

Apartment. A unique living environment composed of both international and domestic students in an apartment/flat style living arrangement. This thriving community of residents from around the world lives and learns together to foster international understanding and form intercultural friendship. Students will have the option to take a 2-unit Intercultural Understanding class in the Fall quarter. Explore your global perspectives! (Supplemental application required). Learn more »

LGBTQIA+

Residence Hall. This housing option allows those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and other identities within the LGBTQIA+ community as well as allies to live together in an open and supportive environment. (Only available in mixed-gender areas.)

Mixed-Gender

Residence Hall and Apartment. Students of any gender live on the same floor or apartment and share a commitment to cooperative living through respect and consideration for one another. Bedrooms are single-gender while bathrooms may be designated as mixed-gender with private toilet and shower stalls.

Quiet

Residence Hall. Students agree to maintain a quiet environment to enhance study.

R.PAATH: Rosa Parks African American Theme House (located at Stevenson College)

Residence hall and Apartment. R.PAATH: Rosa Parks African American Theme Housing provides a living-learning space for students whose interests span historical, present-day, and future experiences of predominantly African American, Black, and Caribbean peoples. Designed to intentionally create space for students to feel connected, safer, and supported in a community centered on the experiences of Black/African American/Caribbean peoples, R.PAATH is available to students of any college affiliation. Students develop cultural competency/cultural intelligence and ally development through organizing, living, studying, and socializing with peers passionate about political, cultural, popular, social, and economic issues of the African Diaspora (supplemental application required). Learn more »

Science Learning Community

Residence Hall. Science Learning Community members are able to build community within a cohort collectively working towards academic excellence within the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math major pathways.

Single-Gender

Residence Hall and Apartment. Students of a single gender live on the same floor or apartment (availability is based upon demand). Bathrooms are primarily used by individuals who identify with that gender.

Trans-inclusive Housing areas are located in the Merrill College residence halls (freshmen) and the Redwood Grove apartments (continuing & transfer students).

Residence Hall and Apartment. Trans-inclusive Housing areas are intended to create safer and supportive living spaces for transgender, genderqueer, gender nonconforming (GNC), and gender nonbinary (GNB) students, as well as questioning and ally-students. Students may room together regardless of gender. Please note that this room assignment is likely to be on a mixed-gender floor/apartment and all students share common areas (e.g. bathrooms). Students who do not request a roommate(s) on their housing application will be assigned a roommate(s) based on preferences expressed in the housing application and a follow-up correspondence with a housing staff member, if necessary. Only students who indicate an interest will be assigned to Trans-inclusive Housing (supplemental application required). Learn more »


Porter College

21+ Quiet

Residence Hall. Students who are 21 years of age or older at the time of move-in. Students agree to maintain a quiet environment to enhance study.

Gaming Community

Residence Hall. Dedicated students who are also enthusiasts of gaming/computer game design, video games, and virtual reality. Only available in mixed-gender areas.

International Living Center (located at College Nine)

Apartment. A unique living environment composed of both international and domestic students in an apartment/flat style living arrangement. This thriving community of residents from around the world lives and learns together to foster international understanding and form intercultural friendship. Students will have the option to take a 2-unit Intercultural Understanding class in the Fall quarter. Explore your global perspectives! (Supplemental application required). Learn more »

LGBTQIA+

Residence Hall. This housing option allows those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and other identities within the LGBTQIA+ community as well as allies to live together in an open and supportive environment. (Only available in mixed-gender areas.)

Mixed-Gender

Residence Hall and Apartment. Students of any gender live on the same floor or apartment and share a commitment to cooperative living through respect and consideration for one another. Bedrooms are single-gender while bathrooms may be designated as mixed-gender with private toilet and shower stalls.

R.PAATH: Rosa Parks African American Theme House (located at Stevenson College)

Residence hall and Apartment. R.PAATH: Rosa Parks African American Theme Housing provides a living-learning space for students whose interests span historical, present-day, and future experiences of predominantly African American, Black, and Caribbean peoples. Designed to intentionally create space for students to feel connected, safer, and supported in a community centered on the experiences of Black/African American/Caribbean peoples, R.PAATH is available to students of any college affiliation. Students develop cultural competency/cultural intelligence and ally development through organizing, living, studying, and socializing with peers passionate about political, cultural, popular, social, and economic issues of the African Diaspora (supplemental application required). Learn more »

Single-Gender

Residence Hall and Apartment. Students of a single gender live on the same floor or apartment (availability is based upon demand). Bathrooms are primarily used by individuals who identify with that gender.

Substance Free

Residence Hall. Students agree not to consume alcohol, marijuana, other drugs, or any tobacco products, or bring any of these substances into the residence.

Trans-inclusive Housing areas are located in the Merrill College residence halls (freshmen) and the Redwood Grove apartments (continuing & transfer students).

Residence Hall and Apartment. Trans-inclusive Housing areas are intended to create safer and supportive living spaces for transgender, genderqueer, gender nonconforming (GNC), and gender nonbinary (GNB) students, as well as questioning and ally-students. Students may room together regardless of gender. Please note that this room assignment is likely to be on a mixed-gender floor/apartment and all students share common areas (e.g. bathrooms). Students who do not request a roommate(s) on their housing application will be assigned a roommate(s) based on preferences expressed in the housing application and a follow-up correspondence with a housing staff member, if necessary. Only students who indicate an interest will be assigned to Trans-inclusive Housing (supplemental application required). Learn more »

Unthemed

Residence Hall. Students who prefer a residence hall without a theme. Available in mixed-gender and single-gender areas.


Kresge College

Ecovillage

Apartment. Students passionate about living in an intentional community focused on cooperation, social justice, and sustainability. Focus areas may include: personal empowerment, community living, civic engagement and ecological design. (Supplemental application required. Only available to first year students.)

International Living Center (located at College Nine)

Apartment. A unique living environment composed of both international and domestic students in an apartment/flat style living arrangement. This thriving community of residents from around the world lives and learns together to foster international understanding and form intercultural friendship. Students will have the option to take a 2-unit Intercultural Understanding class in the Fall quarter. Explore your global perspectives! (Supplemental application required). Learn more »

LGBTQIA+

Apartment. This housing option allows those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and other identities within the LGBTQIA+ community as well as allies to live together in an open and supportive environment. (Only available in mixed-gender areas.)

Mixed-Gender

Residence Hall and Apartment. Students of any gender live on the same floor or apartment and share a commitment to cooperative living through respect and consideration for one another. Bedrooms are single-gender while bathrooms may be designated as mixed-gender with private toilet and shower stalls.

Quiet

Apartment. Students agree to maintain a quiet environment to enhance study.

R.PAATH: Rosa Parks African American Theme House (located at Stevenson College)

Residence hall and Apartment. R.PAATH: Rosa Parks African American Theme Housing provides a living-learning space for students whose interests span historical, present-day, and future experiences of predominantly African American, Black, and Caribbean peoples. Designed to intentionally create space for students to feel connected, safer, and supported in a community centered on the experiences of Black/African American/Caribbean peoples, R.PAATH is available to students of any college affiliation. Students develop cultural competency/cultural intelligence and ally development through organizing, living, studying, and socializing with peers passionate about political, cultural, popular, social, and economic issues of the African Diaspora (supplemental application required). Learn more »

Single-Gender

Residence Hall and Apartment. Students of a single gender live on the same floor or apartment (availability is based upon demand). Bathrooms are primarily used by individuals who identify with that gender.

Substance Free

Apartment. Students agree not to consume alcohol, marijuana, other drugs, or any tobacco products, or bring any of these substances into the residence.

Trans-inclusive Housing areas are located in the Merrill College residence halls (freshmen) and the Redwood Grove apartments (continuing & transfer students).

Residence Hall and Apartment. Trans-inclusive Housing areas are intended to create safer and supportive living spaces for transgender, genderqueer, gender nonconforming (GNC), and gender nonbinary (GNB) students, as well as questioning and ally-students. Students may room together regardless of gender. Please note that this room assignment is likely to be on a mixed-gender floor/apartment and all students share common areas (e.g. bathrooms). Students who do not request a roommate(s) on their housing application will be assigned a roommate(s) based on preferences expressed in the housing application and a follow-up correspondence with a housing staff member, if necessary. Only students who indicate an interest will be assigned to Trans-inclusive Housing (supplemental application required). Learn more »

Unthemed

Apartment. Students who prefer an apartment without a theme. Available in mixed-gender and single-gender areas.

Writers House

Apartment. Students with an interest in journalism and/or creative writing, regardless of their prospective majors. Space is limited and a supplemental application is required. (Only available to first year students.)


Oakes College

21-and-Older/Quiet

Apartment. Students who are 21 years of age or older at the time of move-in. Students agree to maintain a quiet environment to enhance study.

Bayit Wiesel

Residence Hall. Named for Nobel Peace Prize-winning author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel

Biko House

Residence Hall. Memorializes the struggle of Stephen Biko in the South African anti-apartheid movement

Casa Huerta

Residence Hall. Celebrates the work of activist Dolores Huerta's struggle for justice for farm workers

Casa Kahlo

Apartment. Honors the legacy of the artist and feminist Frida Kahlo

Hong-Lim House

Residence Hall. Commemorates the work of prize-winning authors Maxine Hong Kingston and Genny Lim

International Living Center (located at College Nine)

Apartment. A unique living environment composed of both international and domestic students in an apartment/flat style living arrangement. This thriving community of residents from around the world lives and learns together to foster international understanding and form intercultural friendship. Students will have the option to take a 2-unit Intercultural Understanding class in the Fall quarter. Explore your global perspectives! (Supplemental application required). Learn more »

Liliuokalani-Minami Block

Apartment. Dedicated to Queen Lili'uokalani and Dale Minami, integral figures in Pacific Islander and Asian American freedom and civil rights movements (continuing students only)

Milk Block

Apartment. Celebrates the life of Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States (continuing students only)

Mixed-Gender

Residence Hall and Apartment. Students of any gender live on the same floor or apartment and share a commitment to cooperative living through respect and consideration for one another. Bedrooms are single-gender while bathrooms may be designated as mixed-gender with private toilet and shower stalls.

Quiet

Residence Hall and Apartment. Students agree to maintain a quiet environment to enhance study.

R.PAATH: Rosa Parks African American Theme House (located at Stevenson College)

Residence hall and Apartment. R.PAATH: Rosa Parks African American Theme Housing provides a living-learning space for students whose interests span historical, present-day, and future experiences of predominantly African American, Black, and Caribbean peoples. Designed to intentionally create space for students to feel connected, safer, and supported in a community centered on the experiences of Black/African American/Caribbean peoples, R.PAATH is available to students of any college affiliation. Students develop cultural competency/cultural intelligence and ally development through organizing, living, studying, and socializing with peers passionate about political, cultural, popular, social, and economic issues of the African Diaspora (supplemental application required). Learn more »

Science Community

Residence Hall. Located in Biko House (residence hall) and coordinated by a graduate student "scientist in residence", the community provides students who are interested in science majors and careers an opportunity to live and learn together.

Shabazz Block

Apartment. Highlights the struggle of civil rights activists El Hajj Malik and Betty Shabazz

Single-Gender

Residence Hall and Apartment. Students of a single gender live on the same floor or apartment (availability is based upon demand). Bathrooms are primarily used by individuals who identify with that gender.

Trans-inclusive Housing areas are located in the Merrill College residence halls (freshmen) and the Redwood Grove apartments (continuing & transfer students).

Residence Hall and Apartment. Trans-inclusive Housing areas are intended to create safer and supportive living spaces for transgender, genderqueer, gender nonconforming (GNC), and gender nonbinary (GNB) students, as well as questioning and ally-students. Students may room together regardless of gender. Please note that this room assignment is likely to be on a mixed-gender floor/apartment and all students share common areas (e.g. bathrooms). Students who do not request a roommate(s) on their housing application will be assigned a roommate(s) based on preferences expressed in the housing application and a follow-up correspondence with a housing staff member, if necessary. Only students who indicate an interest will be assigned to Trans-inclusive Housing (supplemental application required). Learn more »


Rachel Carson College

ABC-Themed Housing

Apartments. A living-learning space for students whose interests span historical, present-day, and future experiences of predominantly African American, Black, and Caribbean peoples. (continuing students only)

Continuing Student Community

Residence Hall. These spaces are occupied by returning students only

International Living Center (located at College Nine)

Apartment. A unique living environment composed of both international and domestic students in an apartment/flat style living arrangement. This thriving community of residents from around the world lives and learns together to foster international understanding and form intercultural friendship. Students will have the option to take a 2-unit Intercultural Understanding class in the Fall quarter. Explore your global perspectives! (Supplemental application required). Learn more »

LGBTQIA+

Residence Hall. This housing option allows those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and other identities within the LGBTQIA+ community as well as allies to live together in an open and supportive environment. (Only available in mixed-gender areas.)

Men Promoting Positive Masculinity

Residence Hall. This community is meant to provide a space for those interested in exploring and challenging harmful aspects of traditional masculinity and/or wish to embrace their role as allies with women in fostering healthy relationships and gender equality. Members of this community will be encouraged to further their involvement within Rachel Carson College and the UCSC community in order to develop their leadership skills and create spaces that promote positive masculinity, healthy relationships, and gender equality.

Mixed-Gender

Residence Hall and Apartment. Students of any gender live on the same floor or apartment and share a commitment to cooperative living through respect and consideration for one another. Bedrooms are single-gender while bathrooms may be designated as mixed-gender with private toilet and shower stalls.

Multicultural Sustainability

Residence Hall. Students with diverse experiences and perspectives explore the intersections between social justice and sustainability. Through creative programming and group discussions offered by the residential staff, students engage in dialogue around the intersections between social and environmental justice to gain a holistic understanding of the relationship between the environment and society.

R.PAATH: Rosa Parks African American Theme House (located at Stevenson College)

Residence hall and Apartment. R.PAATH: Rosa Parks African American Theme Housing provides a living-learning space for students whose interests span historical, present-day, and future experiences of predominantly African American, Black, and Caribbean peoples. Designed to intentionally create space for students to feel connected, safer, and supported in a community centered on the experiences of Black/African American/Caribbean peoples, R.PAATH is available to students of any college affiliation. Students develop cultural competency/cultural intelligence and ally development through organizing, living, studying, and socializing with peers passionate about political, cultural, popular, social, and economic issues of the African Diaspora (supplemental application required). Learn more »

Service Learning

Residence Hall. The Service Learning community provides residents with exciting opportunities to explore the value of civic engagement while contributing locally and more globally through volunteer and service activities. Students will receive guidance and encouragement to become more aware and engaged citizens while forging strong bonds with each other and the larger community.

Single-Gender

Residence Hall and Apartment. Students of a single gender live on the same floor or apartment (availability is based upon demand). Bathrooms are primarily used by individuals who identify with that gender.

Social Justice: Exploring your Role

Residence Hall. Students interested in beginning or furthering their self-exploration around identity to better understand how they show up within a community and their role in furthering social justice movements both at UCSC and more globally. Living closely with others who share this interest, students will be able to engage in dialogue and self-exploration in order to strengthen their capacity to create an inclusive and equitable society.

Trans-inclusive Housing areas are located in the Merrill College residence halls (freshmen) and the Redwood Grove apartments (continuing & transfer students).

Residence Hall and Apartment. Trans-inclusive Housing areas are intended to create safer and supportive living spaces for transgender, genderqueer, gender nonconforming (GNC), and gender nonbinary (GNB) students, as well as questioning and ally-students. Students may room together regardless of gender. Please note that this room assignment is likely to be on a mixed-gender floor/apartment and all students share common areas (e.g. bathrooms). Students who do not request a roommate(s) on their housing application will be assigned a roommate(s) based on preferences expressed in the housing application and a follow-up correspondence with a housing staff member, if necessary. Only students who indicate an interest will be assigned to Trans-inclusive Housing (supplemental application required). Learn more »

Women in Science, Engineering & Math

Residence Hall. The WISE community fosters success for women in the sciences, engineering, and math. This is a great opportunity to be surrounded by students who share your interests, accomplishments, and challenges. WISE offers themed programming, guest speakers, peer support, and partners with the Biko Science Community at our sister college, Oakes College, to provide events designed for WISE students. Available only to female identified students.

Women's Hall

Residence Hall. Women explore issues of gender and engage in dialogue around their specific needs through programming offered by the residential staff. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in campus events including Sister Solidarity, which is sponsored by the UCSC Women’s Center. Available only to female identified students.


College Nine

iFloor

Residence Hall. A residence hall of first year US students and first year International students. This unique intercultural community offers the opportunity to make meaningful, lifelong friendships and connections that extend beyond borders. Residents are required to participate in at least 1-2 theme programs per quarter. (Available to domestic and international new frosh affiliated with College Nine or College Ten; supplemental application required.) Learn more »

International Living Center (located at College Nine)

Apartment. A unique living environment composed of both international and domestic students in an apartment/flat style living arrangement. This thriving community of residents from around the world lives and learns together to foster international understanding and form intercultural friendship. Students will have the option to take a 2-unit Intercultural Understanding class in the Fall quarter. Explore your global perspectives! (Supplemental application required). Learn more »

Mixed-Gender

Residence Hall and Apartment. Students of any gender live on the same floor or apartment and share a commitment to cooperative living through respect and consideration for one another. Bedrooms are single-gender while bathrooms may be designated as mixed-gender with private toilet and shower stalls.

Quiet

Residence Hall. Students agree to maintain a quiet environment to enhance study.

R.PAATH: Rosa Parks African American Theme House (located at Stevenson College)

Residence hall and Apartment. R.PAATH: Rosa Parks African American Theme Housing provides a living-learning space for students whose interests span historical, present-day, and future experiences of predominantly African American, Black, and Caribbean peoples. Designed to intentionally create space for students to feel connected, safer, and supported in a community centered on the experiences of Black/African American/Caribbean peoples, R.PAATH is available to students of any college affiliation. Students develop cultural competency/cultural intelligence and ally development through organizing, living, studying, and socializing with peers passionate about political, cultural, popular, social, and economic issues of the African Diaspora (supplemental application required). Learn more »

Single-Gender

Residence Hall and Apartment. Students of a single gender live on the same floor or apartment (availability is based upon demand). Bathrooms are primarily used by individuals who identify with that gender.

Trans-inclusive Housing areas are located in the Merrill College residence halls (freshmen) and the Redwood Grove apartments (continuing & transfer students).

Residence Hall and Apartment. Trans-inclusive Housing areas are intended to create safer and supportive living spaces for transgender, genderqueer, gender nonconforming (GNC), and gender nonbinary (GNB) students, as well as questioning and ally-students. Students may room together regardless of gender. Please note that this room assignment is likely to be on a mixed-gender floor/apartment and all students share common areas (e.g. bathrooms). Students who do not request a roommate(s) on their housing application will be assigned a roommate(s) based on preferences expressed in the housing application and a follow-up correspondence with a housing staff member, if necessary. Only students who indicate an interest will be assigned to Trans-inclusive Housing (supplemental application required). Learn more »


College Ten

iFloor

Residence Hall. A residence hall of first year US students and first year International students. This unique intercultural community offers the opportunity to make meaningful, lifelong friendships and connections that extend beyond borders. Residents are required to participate in at least 1-2 theme programs per quarter. (Available to domestic and international new frosh affiliated with College Nine or College Ten; supplemental application required.) Learn more »

International Living Center (located at College Nine)

Apartment. A unique living environment composed of both international and domestic students in an apartment/flat style living arrangement. This thriving community of residents from around the world lives and learns together to foster international understanding and form intercultural friendship. Students will have the option to take a 2-unit Intercultural Understanding class in the Fall quarter. Explore your global perspectives! (Supplemental application required). Learn more »

Mixed-Gender

Residence Hall and Apartment. Students of any gender live on the same floor or apartment and share a commitment to cooperative living through respect and consideration for one another. Bedrooms are single-gender while bathrooms may be designated as mixed-gender with private toilet and shower stalls.

Quiet

Residence Hall. Students agree to maintain a quiet environment to enhance study.

R.PAATH: Rosa Parks African American Theme House (located at Stevenson College)

Residence hall and Apartment. R.PAATH: Rosa Parks African American Theme Housing provides a living-learning space for students whose interests span historical, present-day, and future experiences of predominantly African American, Black, and Caribbean peoples. Designed to intentionally create space for students to feel connected, safer, and supported in a community centered on the experiences of Black/African American/Caribbean peoples, R.PAATH is available to students of any college affiliation. Students develop cultural competency/cultural intelligence and ally development through organizing, living, studying, and socializing with peers passionate about political, cultural, popular, social, and economic issues of the African Diaspora (supplemental application required). Learn more »

Rumi's Field - Nonviolent Communication

Residence Hall. Named after a renowned peace seeking Sufi poet, Rumi's Field offers a space for students who wish to learn about and practice the principles of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). Taught and practiced around the globe, NVC strengthens one's ability to inspire compassion from others and respond compassionately even under difficult circumstances. This mixed community of College Ten first-year and continuing students from all different parts of campus will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue and resolve conflict using NVC consciousness as a tool for personal and societal transformation. Residents of Rumi's Field will take a REQUIRED 1-credit course Fall Quarter. (supplemental application required). Learn more »

Single-Gender

Residence Hall and Apartment. Students of a single gender live on the same floor or apartment (availability is based upon demand). Bathrooms are primarily used by individuals who identify with that gender..

Trans-inclusive Housing areas are located in the Merrill College residence halls (freshmen) and the Redwood Grove apartments (continuing & transfer students).

Residence Hall and Apartment. Trans-inclusive Housing areas are intended to create safer and supportive living spaces for transgender, genderqueer, gender nonconforming (GNC), and gender nonbinary (GNB) students, as well as questioning and ally-students. Students may room together regardless of gender. Please note that this room assignment is likely to be on a mixed-gender floor/apartment and all students share common areas (e.g. bathrooms). Students who do not request a roommate(s) on their housing application will be assigned a roommate(s) based on preferences expressed in the housing application and a follow-up correspondence with a housing staff member, if necessary. Only students who indicate an interest will be assigned to Trans-inclusive Housing (supplemental application required). Learn more »


Redwood Grove

International Living Center (located at College Nine)

Apartment. A unique living environment composed of both international and domestic students in an apartment/flat style living arrangement. This thriving community of residents from around the world lives and learns together to foster international understanding and form intercultural friendship. Students will have the option to take a 2-unit Intercultural Understanding class in the Fall quarter. Explore your global perspectives! (Supplemental application required). Learn more »

LGBTQIA+

Apartment. This housing option allows those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and other identities within the LGBTQIA+ community as well as allies to live together in an open and supportive environment. (Only available in mixed-gender areas.)

Mixed-Gender

Residence Hall and Apartment. Students of any gender live on the same floor or apartment and share a commitment to cooperative living through respect and consideration for one another. Bedrooms are single-gender while bathrooms may be designated as mixed-gender with private toilet and shower stalls.

Quiet

Apartment. Students agree to maintain a quiet environment to enhance study.

R.PAATH: Rosa Parks African American Theme House (located at Stevenson College)

Residence hall and Apartment. R.PAATH: Rosa Parks African American Theme Housing provides a living-learning space for students whose interests span historical, present-day, and future experiences of predominantly African American, Black, and Caribbean peoples. Designed to intentionally create space for students to feel connected, safer, and supported in a community centered on the experiences of Black/African American/Caribbean peoples, R.PAATH is available to students of any college affiliation. Students develop cultural competency/cultural intelligence and ally development through organizing, living, studying, and socializing with peers passionate about political, cultural, popular, social, and economic issues of the African Diaspora (supplemental application required). Learn more »

Single-Gender

Residence Hall and Apartment. Students of a single gender live on the same floor or apartment (availability is based upon demand). Bathrooms are primarily used by individuals who identify with that gender.

Trans-inclusive Housing areas are located in the Merrill College residence halls (freshmen) and the Redwood Grove apartments (continuing & transfer students).

Residence Hall and Apartment. Trans-inclusive Housing areas are intended to create safer and supportive spaces to live for transgender, genderqueer, gender nonconforming (GNC), and gender nonbinary (GNB) students, and their allies. Students may room together regardless of gender or legal gender. Please note that this room assignment is likely to be on a mixed-gender floor/apartment and all students share common areas (e.g. bathrooms). Students who do not request a roommate(s) on their housing application will be assigned a roommate(s) based on preferences expressed in the housing application and a follow-up conversation with a housing staff member, if necessary. Only students who indicate an interest will be assigned to Trans-inclusive Housing (supplemental application required). Learn more »

Unthemed

Apartment. Students who prefer an apartment without a theme. Available in mixed-gender and single-gender areas.


Transfer Community

Gaming Community

Transfer Community. Dedicated students who are also enthusiasts of gaming/computer game design, video games, and virtual reality. Only available in mixed-gender areas.

International Living Center (located at College Nine)

Apartment. A unique living environment composed of both international and domestic students in an apartment/flat style living arrangement. This thriving community of residents from around the world lives and learns together to foster international understanding and form intercultural friendship. Students will have the option to take a 2-unit Intercultural Understanding class in the Fall quarter. Explore your global perspectives! (Supplemental application required). Learn more ».

LGBTQIA+

Transfer Community. This housing option allows those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and other identities within the LGBTQIA+ community as well as allies to live together in an open and supportive environment. (Only available in mixed-gender areas.)

Mixed-Gender

Residence Hall and Apartment. Students of any gender live on the same floor or apartment and share a commitment to cooperative living through respect and consideration for one another. Bedrooms are single-gender while bathrooms may be designated as mixed-gender with private toilet and shower stalls.

Quiet

Transfer Community. Students agree to maintain a quiet environment to enhance study.

R.PAATH: Rosa Parks African American Theme House (located at Stevenson College)

Residence hall and Apartment. R.PAATH: Rosa Parks African American Theme Housing provides a living-learning space for students whose interests span historical, present-day, and future experiences of predominantly African American, Black, and Caribbean peoples. Designed to intentionally create space for students to feel connected, safer, and supported in a community centered on the experiences of Black/African American/Caribbean peoples, R.PAATH is available to students of any college affiliation. Students develop cultural competency/cultural intelligence and ally development through organizing, living, studying, and socializing with peers passionate about political, cultural, popular, social, and economic issues of the African Diaspora (supplemental application required). Learn more »

Single-Gender

Residence Hall and Apartment. Students of a single gender live on the same floor or apartment (availability is based upon demand). Bathrooms are primarily used by individuals who identify with that gender.

STEM Community

Transfer Community. Students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and who want an opportunity to live with students with a similar interest. Only available in mixed-gender areas.

Substance Free

Transfer Community. Students agree not to consume alcohol, marijuana, other drugs, or any tobacco products, or bring any of these substances into the residence.

Trans-inclusive Housing areas are located in the Merrill College residence halls (freshmen) and the Redwood Grove apartments (continuing & transfer students).

Residence Hall and Apartment. Trans-inclusive Housing areas are intended to create safer and supportive living spaces for transgender, genderqueer, gender nonconforming (GNC), and gender nonbinary (GNB) students, as well as questioning and ally-students. Students may room together regardless of gender. Please note that this room assignment is likely to be on a mixed-gender floor/apartment and all students share common areas (e.g. bathrooms). Students who do not request a roommate(s) on their housing application will be assigned a roommate(s) based on preferences expressed in the housing application and a follow-up correspondence with a housing staff member, if necessary. Only students who indicate an interest will be assigned to Trans-inclusive Housing (supplemental application required). Learn more »

Unthemed

Transfer Community. Students who prefer a residence hall without a theme. Available in mixed-gender and single-gender areas.


UTC

International Living Center (located at College Nine)

Apartment. A unique living environment composed of both international and domestic students in an apartment/flat style living arrangement. This thriving community of residents from around the world lives and learns together to foster international understanding and form intercultural friendship. Students will have the option to take a 2-unit Intercultural Understanding class in the Fall quarter. Explore your global perspectives! (Supplemental application required).

Mixed-Gender

Residence Hall and Apartment. Students of any gender live on the same floor or apartment and share a commitment to cooperative living through respect and consideration for one another. Bedrooms are single-gender while bathrooms may be designated as mixed-gender with private toilet and shower stalls.

R.PAATH: Rosa Parks African American Theme House (located at Stevenson College)

Residence hall and Apartment. R.PAATH: Rosa Parks African American Theme Housing provides a living-learning space for students whose interests span historical, present-day, and future experiences of predominantly African American, Black, and Caribbean peoples. Designed to intentionally create space for students to feel connected, safer, and supported in a community centered on the experiences of Black/African American/Caribbean peoples, R.PAATH is available to students of any college affiliation. Students develop cultural competency/cultural intelligence and ally development through organizing, living, studying, and socializing with peers passionate about political, cultural, popular, social, and economic issues of the African Diaspora (supplemental application required). Learn more »

Single-Gender

Residence Hall and Apartment. Students of a single gender live on the same floor or apartment (availability is based upon demand). Bathrooms are primarily used by individuals who identify with that gender.

Trans-inclusive Housing areas are located in the Merrill College residence halls (freshmen) and the Redwood Grove apartments (continuing & transfer students).

Residence Hall and Apartment. Trans-inclusive Housing areas are intended to create safer and supportive living spaces for transgender, genderqueer, gender nonconforming (GNC), and gender nonbinary (GNB) students, as well as questioning and ally-students. Students may room together regardless of gender. Please note that this room assignment is likely to be on a mixed-gender floor/apartment and all students share common areas (e.g. bathrooms). Students who do not request a roommate(s) on their housing application will be assigned a roommate(s) based on preferences expressed in the housing application and a follow-up correspondence with a housing staff member, if necessary. Only students who indicate an interest will be assigned to Trans-inclusive Housing (supplemental application required). Learn more »


The Village

International Living Center (located at College Nine)

Apartment. A unique living environment composed of both international and domestic students in an apartment/flat style living arrangement. This thriving community of residents from around the world lives and learns together to foster international understanding and form intercultural friendship. Students will have the option to take a 2-unit Intercultural Understanding class in the Fall quarter. Explore your global perspectives! (Supplemental application required). Learn more »

Mixed-Gender

Residence Hall and Apartment. Students of any gender live on the same floor or apartment and share a commitment to cooperative living through respect and consideration for one another. Bedrooms are single-gender while bathrooms may be designated as mixed-gender with private toilet and shower stalls.

PICA

The Village. PICA (Program in Community and Agroecology) is a student program associated with CASFS (Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems). Students who wish to live in the PICA at the Village should have a strong interest in food systems as it relates to marginalized communities and food insecurity. Residents are expected to participate in community meals and garden work days as well as enroll in at least one 2 or 5 unit PICA or CASFS internship during the academic year of residence. (Supplemental application required).

R.PAATH: Rosa Parks African American Theme House (located at Stevenson College)

Residence hall and Apartment. R.PAATH: Rosa Parks African American Theme Housing provides a living-learning space for students whose interests span historical, present-day, and future experiences of predominantly African American, Black, and Caribbean peoples. Designed to intentionally create space for students to feel connected, safer, and supported in a community centered on the experiences of Black/African American/Caribbean peoples, R.PAATH is available to students of any college affiliation. Students develop cultural competency/cultural intelligence and ally development through organizing, living, studying, and socializing with peers passionate about political, cultural, popular, social, and economic issues of the African Diaspora (supplemental application required). Learn more »

Single-Gender

Residence Hall and Apartment. Students of a single gender live on the same floor or apartment (availability is based upon demand). Bathrooms are primarily used by individuals who identify with that gender.

Trans-inclusive Housing areas are located in the Merrill College residence halls (freshmen) and the Redwood Grove apartments (continuing & transfer students).

Residence Hall and Apartment. Trans-inclusive Housing areas are intended to create safer and supportive living spaces for transgender, genderqueer, gender nonconforming (GNC), and gender nonbinary (GNB) students, as well as questioning and ally-students. Students may room together regardless of gender. Please note that this room assignment is likely to be on a mixed-gender floor/apartment and all students share common areas (e.g. bathrooms). Students who do not request a roommate(s) on their housing application will be assigned a roommate(s) based on preferences expressed in the housing application and a follow-up correspondence with a housing staff member, if necessary. Only students who indicate an interest will be assigned to Trans-inclusive Housing (supplemental application required). Learn more »


Graduate Housing

Mixed-Gender

All. Students of any gender live on the same floor or apartment and share a commitment to cooperative living through respect and consideration for one another. Bedrooms are single-gender while bathrooms may be designated as mixed-gender with private toilet and shower stalls.

Single-Gender

All. Students of a single gender live on the same floor or apartment (availability is based upon demand). Bathrooms are primarily used by individuals who identify with that gender.

Trans-inclusive Housing areas are located in the Merrill College residence halls (freshmen) and the Redwood Grove apartments (continuing & transfer students).

All. Trans-inclusive Housing areas are intended to create safer and supportive spaces to live for transgender, genderqueer, gender nonconforming (GNC), and gender nonbinary (GNB) students, and their allies. Students may room together regardless of gender or legal gender. Please note that this room assignment is likely to be on a mixed-gender floor/apartment and all students share common areas (e.g. bathrooms). Students who do not request a roommate(s) on their housing application will be assigned a roommate(s) based on preferences expressed in the housing application and a follow-up conversation with a housing staff member, if necessary. Only students who indicate an interest will be assigned to Trans-inclusive Housing (supplemental application required). Learn more »