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Campus Housing

UCSB Housing, Dining and Auxiliary Enterprises offers guaranteed housing for freshman and transfer students. Whether you're interested in the convenience of residence halls or the independence of campus apartments, UCSB has something for everyone.

  • There are eight university-operated residence halls on campus.
  • Transfer students are also eligible for housing in several university apartment complexes on campus and in Isla Vista, including family apartments.
  • Students are not required to live on campus and may commute or rent from numerous private housing providers in the area.
  • A large majority of students live on campus or in the nearby student community of Isla Vista, creating a residential campus experience.


Freshman and transfer students are guaranteed UCSB housing if they submit their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) by the deadline and then submit their housing contract by the deadlines below.