Students at UC Santa Barbara have several choices of housing style
and location, including residence halls, apartments, sorority and
fraternity houses, and a housing cooperative, all of which are located
on or within a mile of the campus. Detailed housing information is
available on the housing Web site at www.housing.ucsb.edu.
UCSB operates eight residence halls located on campus, and space is available to accommodate all incoming freshmen.
Various meal plans for “all you can eat” meals are offered in dining
facilities close to each residence hall. Many single students find
residence hall living an excellent opportunity to become involved with
the campus community and meet other students. The contract process for
the residence halls is handled at Housing & Residential Services on
Channel Islands Road. Telephone: (805) 893-5513. Email: email@example.com.
UCSB guarantees incoming freshmen two years in the residence halls. Incoming UCSB freshmen admitted for fall quarter may download
residence hall information by mid-May as long as their Statement of
Intent to Register (SIR) is submitted by the campus deadline.
The Community Housing Office (CHO) serves as a one-stop resource for
rental housing information for students living in the community.
Students interested in finding off-campus, non-university-owned housing
can log onto www.housing.ucsb.edu
and click on “Rental Listings” to see what’s available. For information
about CHO’s other services, such as their 24/7 Rental Advice and
Information site, Rental Success Guide, mediation, or videotaping
service, click on “Where Can I Live?” and select “Community Housing
Office.” The CHO is located on the 3rd floor (Room 3151) of the
University Center, upstairs across from the UCSB Bookstore. The office
is open M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed from 12-1 p.m. for lunch), and can be reached at 805-893-4371.
The Office of Apartment Living, located in the Santa Ynez
Apartment complex on El Colegio Road, provides information on university-owned,
undergraduate, graduate and family student apartments. New single graduate
students are guaranteed apartment housing, provided deadlines are met. New
transfer students are guaranteed an offer of university-owned housing (either
apartments or residence halls) through a lottery process. Upper-division students (juniors and seniors) will continue to be housed
through a lottery process (priority for the University-owned Apartments goes to students who complete two years in the Residence Halls.) Students with
families are eligible for Family Student Housing. Families with children have
priority. Apartment Assignment Services can be reached at (805) 893-4021.
Please see www.housing.ucsb.edu
for application processes and deadlines.
Campus Conference Services, located in the Santa Rosa Administrative Center, provides information about and
promotes the use of Housing & Residential Services’ conference facilities in
the summer for organizations with educational objectives. The unit supports and
enhances the educational, research and public service mission of the University
by providing services and facilities in the planning, coordination, and
execution of summer conference programs and year-round activities in the Loma
Pelona Center. Telephone: (805) 893-3072.
The Office of Residential Life promotes a self-regulated environment
for the residents of University-owned residence halls. Their services
foster the residents’ ability to live together respectfully and
responsibly in a learning community and promote the academic success of
all residents. The residential education program provides a quality
living experience as well as opportunities to interact with other
residents, faculty and staff. The components of this office include
Residential Life administration, Residential Life live-in staff,
Assignment Services, Judicial Affairs (including the Residence Hall
Review Board), and Student Leadership (including the Residence Halls
Association). The central office is located in a beige trailer, TB
335, which is west of Santa Rosa Residence Hall (805-893-3281). There
are regional offices in the De Anza Center at Manzanita Village
(805-893-6161) and at Santa Catalina (805-893-7473).