UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Housing, Dining & Auxiliary Enterprises

Students at UC Santa Barbara have several choices of housing options, including residence halls and apartments. Detailed housing information is available on the housing web site at www.housing.ucsb.edu.

UCSB operates eight residence halls and eight apartment complexes, all located on or near the main campus, and a variety of meal plans are offered at our four Dining Commons. Many single students find university living an excellent opportunity to become involved with the campus community and meet other students.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our 2021-2022 housing capacity remains uncertain. Although we plan to accommodate as many new students as possible, UCSB housing guarantees for new freshmen and new transfer students, as well as the 2&2 program, have been placed on hold until such time that we are able to accommodate these guarantees. Information about the application and contract process for undergraduates will be released to all new students when it becomes available. Because the COVID-19 pandemic did not affect our graduate student capacity, new single graduate students are guaranteed apartment housing, provided deadlines are met.  Students with families are eligible for Family Student Housing. Families with children have priority. Please see www.housing.ucsb.edu for more information regarding contract processes and deadlines

Residential & Community Living promotes a self-regulated environment for the residents of University residence halls and apartments. 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 department oversees live-in staff, university and community housing services, community councils, and student leadership and conduct.

University & Community Housing Services serves as a one-stop resource for University-owned housing processes including applications, contracts, waiting lists, room assignments, roommate matching, billing, housing payment plans, as well as resources for community housing such as rental listings, conflict resolution, move-in/move-out videotaping services, and rental advice. The University & Community Housing Services Office is located on the 3rd floor of the University Center, upstairs across from the UCSB Campus Store. The office is open M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed from 12-1 p.m. for lunch), and can be reached at 805-893-4371.

Conference & Hospitality Services, located in the Santa Rosa Administrative Center, provides information about and promotes the use of Housing, Dining & Auxiliary Enterprises 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, The Club & Guest House, and the West Conference Center. www.conferences.ucsb.edu; 805-893-3072.