Faculty & Staff Housing

LJDS FAQ

Who is eligible to reside at La Jolla del Sol?

This apartment community is specifically designated for UC San Diego Faculty, Fellows, Post-Doctoral Scholars, Visiting Scholars, and Staff.

Residents agree to maintain their eligibility, as defined by the University of California, in the following requirements:

  1. Faculty must provide:
    • Verification of Employment (available on Blink’s “At Your Service” website); or
    • Appointment Distribution Summary verifying indefinite end dates; or
    • An official department appointment letter stating begin and end dates; or
    • A post doctoral appointment study form; or
    • If applicable, H1 Visa status form.
  2. Staff must provide:
    • Verification of Employment (available on Blink’s “At Your Service” website); or
    • Appointment Distribution Summary verifying indefinite end dates; or
    • If applicable, H1 Visa status form.

Are there priority programs for Housing at La Jolla del Sol?

Yes, the Faculty Housing Priority Program (FHPP) is offered at La Jolla del Sol. This program provides priority access at the La Jolla del Sol Apartments to newly recruited UC San Diego faculty members, who have formally accepted an offer of employment in units of Academic Affairs. For more information and to view the eligibility requirements for this program, please go to the FHPP webpage.

Where can I find renter’s insurance information?

You may contact GradGuard to receive a negotiated UC San Diego discount. UC San Diego also provides a list of preferred vendors on the UC Benefit Providers page.

Why do I need to submit proof of my renter’s insurance annually?

Rental Insurance policies are typically issued for a one year term. In order to comply with the two year Housing limit, proof of renter’s insurance will be required annually.

Why is HDH offering a two-year Housing limit?

Due to the high demand for Housing at La Jolla Del Sol (LJDS), we have historically seen wait times averaging around one year, with a waitlist of up to 400 applicants. While the average length of stay is 2.4 years with 61% of residents staying for up to two years, 39% of residents stay over two years. With the implementation of the two-year policy, we hope to reduce the wait time for applicants in an effort to extend the benefit of University Housing to as many new incoming faculty and staff as possible.

How does the two-year Housing limit affect my current application?

Beginning on or after July 1, 2015, Housing will be offered to all applicants for a maximum of a two year term.

Can I move out prior to the end of my two-year rental agreement?

Yes. You can move out at any time by submitting a Thirty Day Notice of Intent to Vacate 30 days in advance of your desired move out date to the La Jolla del Sol office.

How long is the wait for housing?

For specific waiting periods by apartment type, click here.

Are the rental rates subsidized?

UC San Diego Housing operates as a self-funded organization. We do not receive Federal, State, or other funds from which to subsidize rates. All operation costs are covered by the rents collected from residents.

How do I apply?

Submit a new On-Line Application. Upon submitting your application you will receive an e-mail confirmation. Please remember that Housing offers are made by telephone and email, therefore it is important to ensure your contact information is always up to date. Once your application is submitted, you may review and update your online application at any time while maintaining your original application date.

How do I confirm my name is still on the waitlist?

At your convenience, you may review and update your online application.

In order to ensure that the waitlist represents interested applicants, you are required to update your application twice a year, in March and October. If you do not complete the update process your application will be removed from the waitlist. If you contact the office prior to the start of the next update process to express your continued interest in Housing, then we will reinstate your application with your original application date. If you do not contact the office prior to the start of the next update process, then you must submit a new on-line application.

How are Housing offers made?

Housing offers are first extended to Faculty Housing Priority Program (FHPP) applicants. Then Housing offers are extended based on the applicant’s application date, apartment preference, and your requested move-in date. Please note that if your requested move-in date is January 1st, then you will not be offered an apartment that becomes available prior to January 1st (i.e. You will not be offered an apartment that is available on December 31st.). Also, be sure that your apartment preferences only include the apartments that you are willing to accept. You will have the opportunity to refuse one offer. If a second offer is made and refused, your application will be removed from the waiting list. If you do not respond to an offer, your application will also be removed from the waitlist.

Housing offers are made via telephone. Two phone calls will be placed on two different days at different times providing you with a total of 48 hours to respond to the offer. An e-mail will also be sent to you at the address listed on your application. The apartment that you are offered will have a move-in date that is on or after your requested move-in date. It will also be an apartment type that matches one of your selected apartment preferences.

If you accept the Housing offer; you will receive an e-mail that describes the process for signing an electronic rental agreement; please follow the instructions included in the e-mail. After signing your rental agreement, your application will be removed from the waitlist, as your Housing needs have been fulfilled. If, however, you are interested in relocating to a different apartment, you may submit a new on-line application to the waitlist to relocate for the time you have remaining in the two-year Housing program.

If you refuse your first Housing offer; your application will remain on the waitlist. Please verify that your apartment preferences and your requested move-in date reflect the apartment types that you are willing to accept and the date that you are willing to begin rent responsibility. Please review and update your online application within 48 hours if your Housing needs have changed. If you refuse the second offer, your application is removed from the waitlist. You may later submit a new on-line application. Your new application date will be the day you submit your new application.

What if I am on the waitlist but will be out of town?

Please notify the La Jolla del Sol office of a temporary number or an individual that you designate to accept or refuse a housing offer on your behalf.

What’s the difference between a Standard and Renovated apartment?

Standard apartments feature laminate countertops in kitchen and bath, new cabinet doors, a dishwasher, range, and refrigerator, a full size washer and dryer, dining room ceiling fan, vinyl flooring, and carpet.

Renovated apartments feature stone countertops in kitchen and bath, new cabinets, new stainless steel appliances (dishwasher, range, and refrigerator), new full size washer and dryer, new dining room ceiling fan, luxury vinyl planks, and carpet. Renovations will begin April 2015.

All apartments are pre-wired for cable and feature private patios or balconies. Second and third floor apartments have wood burning fireplaces.

Explain how selecting a Standard apartment, a Renovated apartment or both as my preference will affect my Housing offer.

The Housing application provides you the option to select a Standard apartment, a Renovated apartment, or both.
If you select to only be offered a Standard apartment, you will be added to the Standard apartment waitlist and will be offered a standard apartment that fulfills your preferences, need Housing date and other unique choices you included in your application.

If you select to only be offered a Renovated apartment you will be added to the Renovated apartment waitlist and will be offered a renovated apartment that fulfills your preferences, need housing date and other unique choices you included in your application. Because of the small inventory of renovated units, by selecting to only be offered a renovated unit, it may extend your wait to receive a housing offer.

If you select both as an option (Standard or Renovated), you will be added to both the Standard and Renovated apartment waitlists and will be offered whichever apartment type becomes available first that fulfills your preferences, need Housing date and other unique choices you included in your application.

Do I have to have a roommate?

No. At La Jolla del Sol Apartments you are not required to have a roommate.

If I am a roommate can I take over the apartment from the current resident if they decide to move out?

No. Roommates (of a resident) may not take an apartment over from a current LJDS resident. In order to lease an apartment at LJDS, you will need to complete an application and meet all eligibility requirements in order to be extended a Housing offer.

If I am an additional resident can my roommate request that I move out of the apartment?

Yes. Your roommate, the primary resident, reserves the right to ask you to move out of the apartment with 30 days’ notice. You also reserve the right to notify your roommate that you will be moving out in 30 days.

What if I am an eligible faculty or staff person with a disability or have a dependent with a disability and I need Housing accommodations?

As a UC San Diego member with a dependent disability, you may be eligible to receive accommodations in your Housing assignment. You will be required to initially complete and refer to a certifying professional the Housing Services Clinical Documentation For Accommodation Form. Once completed and returned, the accommodation documentation will be reviewed. Please contact Ivonne Montano, Housing Liaison at 858.534.8567 to receive more information about this process.

Contact Us