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Living On Campus

Nothing beats On Campus Living — you’re next door to everything & everyone!

On-campus housing communities and dining facilities will remain open with enhanced precautionary measures to help protect the health and well-being of students, faculty and staff.

Roll out of bed. Walk to class. Lunch with friends. Quick nap. Afternoon lecture. Sunset surfing at the beach. Study session with suitemates. Movie night in the lounge.

This is everyday life when you call UC San Diego home. Students who live on campus generally report feeling more fulfilled by their college experience. Explore our website to learn more about living with us at UC San Diego!

On-Campus Housing Eligibility

The incoming undergraduate class entering in the fall of 2022 will be eligible for a two-year on-campus housing guarantee. Students who do not reside in on-campus housing during the 2022-2023 academic year will automatically lose eligibility. In addition, eligibility may be lost due to a student’s failure to comply with any and all applicable university-imposed deadlines, the terms of the university’s housing agreements, and/or university policies. The Housing Waitlist will open in the summer for continuing eligible students without a housing guarantee.

Will there be a priority system?

In order to receive priority consideration, students must meet the admissions and housing deadlines.

Housing will be offered using the following priority order:

  1. Scholars in UC San Diego programs that provide four years of housing guarantee or mandate living on campus as a condition of their offer.
  2. New incoming first-year and transfer students (class of 2023-2024) will receive a two-year housing guarantee.
  3. Returning second-year students, including second-year transfer students who resided in on-campus housing for at least two of three quarters during the 2022-23 academic year will receive a housing guarantee for the 2023-24 academic year.
  4. Remaining second-year students, including second-year transfer students. (These assignments will be made from a waitlist based on waitlist application date. Historically, we are able to accommodate only a very small group in late summer.)
  5. Remaining third- and fourth-year students. (These assignments will be made from a waitlist based on waitlist application date. Historically, we are able to accommodate only a very small group in late summer.)

We expect to be able to house Groups 1 and 2, and some students from Group 3.


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Room Assignment

Residence hall (suite) and apartment assignments will be at double occupancy and some limited triple occupancy rooms. There are also a limited number of single occupancy bedrooms throughout our undergraduate communities. 

Incoming first-year and transfer room assignments will be determined by a variety of factors including: room type preferences, roommate requests, Personal History Form (PHF) answers, available space in all housing areas, and other factors.

  • Incoming first-year student housing assignments begin in the residence halls and apartments in their college of registration, then continue into other on-campus housing areas.
  • Incoming transfer housing assignments begin in Pepper Canyon East apartments and the Rita Atkinson Residences, and continue into other on-campus housing areas as needed.

Fluctuations in undergraduate housing, high enrollments, or recommendations by public health officials may affect housing placements.  

Students will find out their room assignment in late August via the Housing Portal.