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Housing for Current Undergrad Residents

Housing Contracts

Housing • Dining • Hospitality (HDH), in collaboration with UC San Diego and the individual colleges and residential life programs, stand behind promoting and strengthening the Residential College System and the community as a whole.

We believe that living on campus greatly enhances the college experience. When you choose to live at UC San Diego, you grow and benefit from staff trained to create an environment that supports living and learning. It’s the best way to get involved in campus life and build strong friendships.

We truly believe that our high caliber program will play a vital role in your happiness and success at UC San Diego because your overall college experience is as important to us as it is to you.

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Contract Cancellations

Contract Cancellations will be accepted from students via the Housing Portal up until Tuesday, Sept 24th as long as the student did not check-in/move-in.

Contract Terminations

Once a student has checked-in/moved-in to their space, Contract Cancellations are no longer accepted.  If a student has an extenuating circumstance necessitating a contract termination, they will need to go to their Residential Life Office to submit a Contract Termination Request form.  The Contract Termination Request will be reviewed along with any accompanying documentation and a decision will be sent to the student within three (3) business days.  Contract Termination Requests are granted for only very extenuating circumstances.  Finding another apartment off-campus is not considered an extenuating circumstance and we advise students NOT to sign leases off-campus while they still hold an on-campus housing contract. 

If a Contract Termination Request is granted, the housing and dining dollars will be pro-rated based on when the student completes the move-out process which includes an approved Contract Termination, any residential housing move-out requirements and returning keys to the Residential Life Office. Any dining dollar over-usage will be charged to the student.  There is no proration for housing and dining in the first and last two weeks of each quarter. Approved Contract Terminations will result in the loss of any current or future housing guarantee.

Housing Access During Academic Breaks

If you are assigned to a Residence Hall style unit, you will be required to leave the premises during winter break (see dates below); student belongings may remain. The Residence Halls will be open during Spring Break and students will have full access to their space. Students assigned to Apartment units will have full access during both breaks; student belongings may remain. Contact your Residence Life office for questions about access during breaks.

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