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Living On Campus

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

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 2023 will be eligible for a two-year on-campus housing guarantee. Students who do not reside in on-campus housing during the 2023-2024 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 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.