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Housing Guarantee

The housing guarantee for Fall of 2023 at UC San Diego is a commitment  made by the university to provide on-campus housing to all incoming first year students and first year transfer students who meet the housing guarantee eligibility.

The undergraduate class of Fall 2024 will receive a two-year housing guarantee. Students must reside in on-campus housing during the 2024-25 academic year or they will automatically forfeit their two-year housing guarantee.

Housing Guarantee Eligibility

To maintain eligibility* for the two-year housing guarantee, student must comply with the following:

  • Students must reside in on-campus housing for the entirety of their admit year.
  • Students must maintain their housing contract for the duration of the academic year or full 12-month contract (Pepper Canyon West only)
  • Compliance with all:
    • University-imposed deadlines
    • Incoming and Continuing student housing deadlines (including but not limited to: application, contract, payment, and enrollment to maintain housing eligibility)
    • Terms of the University housing contract
    • University policies

Students who do not have a housing guarantee can apply to the Housing Waitlist. Continuing students with a two-year guarantee are eligible to participate in Room Selection to apply for on-campus housing.

*Students who participate in Education Abroad Programs, UC Washington Center (UCDC), late admission, admission deferment, or military leave maintain eligibility for the housing guarantee provided their guarantee has not expired. For example, a new incoming student for Fall 2023 received a two-year housing guarantee, their guarantee expires Spring 2025. The student is participating in a study abroad program for Spring 2025. They would not be guaranteed housing upon their return for Fall 2025 as their guarantee expired the end of Spring Quarter 2025 (Year 1: Fall to Spring 2023-24; Year 2: Fall to Spring 2024-25).

To check your current eligibility for a future housing contract, you can contact Housing Administrative Services at, via email at or call 858.534.4010.