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Important Dates for Newly Admitted Students

When to apply for housing, move-in dates, etc.
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Move in 2016
Welcome New Fall 2016 UCSC Students!

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Triple Room Video Tour

Want to See My Triple Room?

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Charles and Adrienne Coleman

Bittersweet feelings...

Charles and Adrienne drop their son off for his freshman year at UC Santa Cruz
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Princeton Green Campus Review

UC Santa Cruz named in top 50 'greenest' colleges

Princeton Review ranks campus’s comprehensive approach to sustainability
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Quarter Breaks

Winter Break: The period between fall and winter quarters—winter break—is not covered by the academic year housing contract. In addition to the campus dining halls and most other dining locations being closed during the winter break, the residential facilities at the ten colleges, Transfer Community, Redwood Grove, The Village, and the University Town Center will close at 12 noon on Saturday, December 10, 2016 and will reopen on Friday, January 6, 2017.

Key Dates:
Friday, December 9, 2016 Finals and fall quarter end. Last meal served is dinner.
Saturday, December 10, 2016 Residences close at 12:00 noon.
Friday, January 6, 2017 Residences reopen at 10:00 a.m. First meal served is brunch. 
Monday, January 9, 2017 Instruction begins for winter quarter.


Students who have a valid need to stay in residence during the weekend following fall finals (Dec.10-12) may request a fall quarter housing contract extension. Requests will be limited to these specific dates and are subject to the review and approval of the student’s college/residential facility. Requests may be submitted through Student Housing Online from Monday, November 14 through Friday, December 2. Any student discovered in a closed residential facility without an approved contract extension will be assessed a $100.00 unauthorized stay over fee, escorted off the premises, and may face conduct action.

Spring Break The period of residence between winter and spring quarters is covered by this contract. Although there is no additional fee, Student may be required to submit a written request to remain in residence during any portion of the break period. Please note that dining service in the dining halls is not available during this time.

Family Student Housing, Graduate Student Housing and the Camper Park
The housing contracts for these communities are for the full year (through the end of June), and students may stay in residence during all academic breaks.