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Living On Campus

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

2024-25 Brochure

Everything you need to know about living on campus:

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 2024 will be eligible for a two-year on-campus housing guarantee.  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

The Housing Waitlist will open in the summer for incoming students without a housing guarantee or missed the housing deadlines.

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.