Priority Housing
Application Period

April 11-18, 2016

Continuing UCSC students interested in 2016-17 university housing are encouraged to apply.

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A brief look at the housing application and selection process

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Housing communities for continuing students

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Room and Apartment Selection

After the application period, students select or are assigned spaces

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Wait List

Information on guaranteed and non-guaranteed student wait list

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Housing Information Sessions

Attend an information session at your college/community to learn more about housing options for 2016-17. See schedule »


Application Process

Apply online during the Priority Housing Application Period (April 11-18, 2016).


Guaranteed Students

Apply during the Priority Housing Application Period to retain your housing guarantee and become eligible to participate in room selection activities.

All deadlines and guarantee conditions will be strictly enforced. Late applicants will forfeit any existing housing guarantee and will be placed on the non-guaranteed wait list.


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Non-Guaranteed Students

Students without a housing guarantee who apply during the Priority Period will be placed on the housing wait list at their applied-for-community.

Non-guaranteed wait list applications will not be considered until all housing guarantees at all communities have been honored. 

Housing Selection Processes

Once the Priority Period ends, students with housing guarantees who applied will be invited to select their own housing. A point system is used to determine the order in which applicants will be invited to select housing, either individually or as part of a group.

Early Group Selection – Monday, May 16 – reserve a space early with a group of friends (apartments or residence halls) more»

Community Room Selection – Tuesday, May 17 – Wednesday, May 18 – log in to Student Housing Online to select a space as an individual or with a group of friends more »

Staff Assign Wait List Students – beginning Thursday, May 19 and continuing throughout the summer) – once the student room selection process ends, the Housing Coordinator for each community assigns students as spaces become available . . . more »

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Two students at Kresge College