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Important Housing Dates

Ever wonder what important dates you should keep in mind? Our housing calendar will allow you to keep track of important dates.

February 2020

Hello Parents, Families, and Friends,

As your student nears the end of winter quarter, it is important to update you and provide some essential information to get you thinking about next year.

IMPORTANT 2020-2021 Financial Aid Priority Deadline: March 2

Students should submit the FAFSA online at

Students who are not eligible to submit a FAFSA but who are AB540 eligible, can submit the California Dream Act Application at

File only ONE application. UCSD School Code: 001317

Room Selection 2020

At this point all students have been sent out information regarding their eligibility for Room Selection for next academic year. For those students who are eligible, please keep in mind that the housing contract and $450 prepayment will need to be submitted on February 19-25, 2020.

All four steps (verifying the emergency contact, filling out personal history form, electronically signing the 2020-21 housing contract, and submitting the $450 housing prepayment) must be completed by February 25.

Please note: The $450 housing prepayment cannot be submitted via TritonLink.  You will not be able to use any of your currently saved TritonLink E-Check payment profiles, nor will you will be able to use your authorized parent payer login.  The Room Selection housing contract process is a completely separate system from the TritonLink billing system (where you currently pay your monthly university billing statement). Your student, as the housing contract signee, is the only one with access (via their single sign-on) to the Room Selection contracting process. Submission of the $450 housing prepayment is the fourth and final step of the Room Selection contracting process and must be done via the Room Selection portal located on the Room Selection Website. Since the deadline is February 25, we strongly suggest that you pay via E-Check, Credit Card, or by having your student walk in a paper check/money order/cashier’s check. Please do not mail a check, as it will not arrive by the deadline date. All deadlines and requirements will be strictly enforced.  

The following link is where you will be able to find information regarding Room Selection 2020 

*** Due to high demand, all deadlines and requirements will be strictly enforced. Deadlines and requirements are not appealable. The application is available beginning on Feb 19 (afternoon) and closes at midnight on Feb 25.

Upcoming Observed Holidays

In observance of Cesar Chavez, the campus will be closed Friday, March 27. Most dining locations are open with limited hours; students should plan their meals ahead of time.

Spring Break

Spring Break will take place from March 23 -29, with classes resuming March 30. The Res Halls and Apartments will remain open during spring break. Reduced hours and closures at select dining locations; be sure to check the dining website for dining and market hours.

Warn Your Students Against Scams:

We encourage you to speak with your student regarding potential scams and how to avoid them. We recommend that you only use University approved payment options when paying your student’s university bill. Be wary of third party companies claiming to make a payment to the university for you. For more information regarding approved payment options, please visit

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Housing Contract: The Fine Print

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