PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to offer undergraduate housing guarantees for the 2021-22 academic year. 

First Year and Transfer Undergraduate Students

Students interested in living on-campus are encouraged to submit a housing application as soon as possible (after March 1, 2021). Housing offers for Freshmen will begin in May and continue for as long as space remains available.  Housing offers for Transfer students will begin in June (or in July for students applying to Graduate and Family Housing) and will continue throughout the summer based on space availability.

Continuing Undergraduate Students 

Continuing students may submit a 2021-22 housing application for the Residence Halls and Arroyo Vista Theme Houses via the Housing Gateway. A limited number of housing offers will be made starting in late-April. Applications for ACC Communities (Vista del Campo, Vista del Campo Norte, Camino del Sol, Puerta del Sol, and Plaza Verde) are available on each of their websites. Lease offers in ACC will begin in March. Campuswide Honors Collegium students, and students holding Regents or Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarships who apply for on-campus housing by February 15th are eligible for priority housing offers. The first round of fall 2021 housing offers are expected to go out in late-April or early-May.

Graduate Students

Ph.D., M.F.A., J.D., and Prime-LC, LEAD-ABC, and MSTP M.D./PH.D. Students

The University of California, Irvine guarantees an offer of on-campus housing to every newly-admitted, full-time Ph.D., M.F.A., J.D., and Prime-LC, LEAD-ABC, and MSTP M.D./PH.D. student. Guaranteed housing offers will be made for enrollment in Fall only and cannot be deferred. Ph.D. and Prime-LC, LEAD-ABC, and MSTP M.D./PH.D. students who accept this housing offer will be guaranteed placement in on-campus housing for one year less than normal time to degree (NTTD-1) for their academic program, and M.F.A. and J.D. students will be provided with housing for their academic programs’ normal times to degree, up to three years (NTTD). Students must maintain good academic standing to continue to qualify for the guarantee. Find information on Graduate Guaranteed Housing offer Terms & Conditions here.

Eligible service members, reservists, and veterans

These students are guaranteed on-campus housing for four (4) years or Normative Time To Degree (whichever is greater). Register with UCI Veteran Services in order to learn more about available campus resources.

Housing Waitlists

Students who do not qualify for a housing guarantee or who miss application or contract return deadlines may apply to be on the housing waitlist. Housing offers are made to the waitlist as space allows once all guaranteed students have been served.

The Graduate and Family Housing waitlist is divided into two categories, and students in Category 1 are served before those in Category 2:

Category 1

Ph.D., M.F.A., J.D., and Prime LC, LEAD-ABC, and MSTP M.D./PH.D. students who missed the application deadline; Medical students; Students whose children live with them

Category 2

Masters students; Undergraduate students who are 25 years or older, married, or in a domestic partnership (no children)

Find information on Graduate & Family Housing Waitlist offer Terms & Conditions here.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the Graduate Guaranteed Housing Program.