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. The rental rates vary by community and are posted on each community’s page.
Offers are made in the following priority:
Housing offers are made via telephone. The apartment that you are offered will have a move-in date that is on or after your need housing by date. It will also be an apartment type that matches one of your selected apartment preferences.
Need housing date and apartment type: It is best to list your need housing by date as the earliest date that you can begin paying the rent. Please note that if your housing need by 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.
If you have been waiting the estimated time for your preferred apartment, and are going out of town, please notify the Residential Services Office in advance so that you do not miss a housing offer. We are happy to call you at a temporary number or call an individual that you designate to accept or refuse a housing offer on your behalf. An applicant will also receive an email with their offer to the email listed in the waitlist application.
Our Market Comparison Report (pdf) provides information regarding off-campus apartment complexes in the UTC area of La Jolla.
For additional information regarding off-campus housing, please visit http://offcampushousing.ucsd.edu/
Yes. A single student living in a two-bedroom apartment at the Rita Atkinson Residences, Mesa Residential, One Miramar Street, or Coast Apartments is required to share the apartment with at least one other eligible student.
The Residential Services Office will assign an applicant, who applied on the waitlist on or after October 1, 2008, to the second bedroom in the apartment and will fill any future vacancies in this bedroom, if desired. The new roommate will have primary status and will receive a two year fixed term agreement. Residents who signed rental agreements on or after October 1, 2008, will be assigned a roommate.
If a student’s partner/spouse plans to reside away from the apartment for more than one quarter, then the student will be required to sublet one bedroom in a two bedroom apartment to an eligible student during the partner’s/spouse’s absence
For questions/concerns, please contact the Centralized Leasing Office at 858.534.ARCH (2724).
Residents or Applicants with a current waitlist application can visit the ARCH website and fill out an application on the Preferred Roommate Portal to select a friend to live with or to be matched with someone who has similar preferences. A full list of common questions and answers are listed on our Waitlist Application page.
If students and/or their partners or minor children are requesting accommodations due to a medical diagnosis or disability, students are strongly encouraged to plan well in advance by obtaining an Authorization for Accommodation letter (AFA) from the Office for Students with Disabilities. Students are responsible for submitting the AFA to the Housing Liaison on behalf of themselves and/or their family members. The AFA will state what accommodations a student and/or their family members are eligible for. Every effort to provide eligible accommodations will be made. Offers will be made based on availability of the space needed and the date the AFA is received by the Housing Liaison.
Information regarding this process in Housing • Dining • Hospitality at UC San Diego can be obtained from the Housing Liaison at 858.534.8567 (V); 858.534.7674 (Fax); http://hdh.ucsd.edu/ or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information about accommodations due to disability at UC San Diego, contact the Office for Students with Disabilities at 858.534.4382 (V); 858.534.9709 (TTY); 858.534.4650 (Fax); http://osd.ucsd.edu; or via e-mail at email@example.com.
As are all our residents, transgender students are valued members of the housing living community at UC San Diego. When completing your application please self-identify when asked about gender. Additionally, in order to support the needs of transgender students, we strongly encourage students to contact the Housing Liaison to discuss individual and specific needs. The contact information is firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-534-8567. More information on transgender living and the transgender community at UCSD is available at the LGBT Resource Center website lgbt.ucsd.edu.
There is an appeal process in place within ARCH to review disputes. Any resident or wait list applicant who is unsatisfied with a policy, practice, or decision may submit an online written request for review to the Associated Residential Community Housing Advisory Committee (ARCHAC). You can submit your request online. ARCHAC is comprised of 12 voting members; 5 graduate program staff members and 7 graduate students. Appeals are generally reviewed on a weekly basis, so depending on the number of appeals being reviewed it could take several weeks or longer to receive a decision. Once a decision is made by the ARCHAC committee it is final and you will receive notice of their decision.
If you have a two year agreement and plan on moving out on the date your agreement ends, you do not need to provide a 30 day advance notice of your intent to vacate your apartment on the end date. The office will send you a courtesy reminder email approximately 60 days in advance of your rental agreement end date. You must vacate your apartment on the end date of your rental agreement. If you want to move out prior to your rental agreement end date a 30 day notice will be required. Notices of Intent to Vacate can be found on our Resident Resources page. If a current resident is looking to relocate to another ARCH Community, they will need to submit a 30 Day Notice to Vacate after receiving an offer for a new apartment within ARCH and prior to signing their new rental agreement for another ARCH apartment.
All applicants, with the exception of students with children and students with approved priority programs will be offered a two year fixed term rental agreement.
Yes. You may submit a new housing application, if you have not already received two years of housing. Your housing offer will be for the time remaining (i.e. if you have lived in housing for 1 year, your new rental agreement will be for another year only.)
Renters Insurance is not required buy highly suggested. Here is a link to follow that is specifically designed for UC San Diego renters: https://www.gradguard.com/uc