Welcome to the Anteater Family! This webpage provides families with resources to help you stay informed about housing options, the housing process, and campus resources that support student well-being and success. If your student is just beginning their UCI career, check out the two videos below for important information on applying and paying for housing.

Move-In Information 

Students holding housing contracts will receive their housing assignments in early-September. Some move-in information is already available, including tips on what to bring.

Check out the Family Guide for your student's housing community in the column on the right.

Information for Fall 2020 Applicants

Do you have an incoming Freshman? Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about the guaranteed housing process, in English and Spanish.

Frequently Asked Questions for Transfers are also available.

Stay informed about on-campus housing via the Housing web site and the UCI Housing Facebook page. Contact Housing with your questions at housing@uci.edu or by calling 949-824-6811.

Must-Watch Videos:

Applying For Housing

Walk through how to apply for Housing in this brief video.

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Paying For Housing

View some important reminders about Paying for Housing in this 2-minute video.

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A NOTE ABOUT CONTRACTS: Your housing contract is a legally binding agreement. Prior to the contract’s start date, you may cancel for any reason and cancellation charges will apply. After the start date of the contract, any requests to terminate your contract are subject to approval from Student Housing. For more information, see the Contract Cancellation page

If you have questions about your student's housing, you can always contact us for assistance at housing@uci.edu or by calling 949-824-6811.

Mailing Addresses

Arroyo VistaCampus Village

(MAILBOX #) Arroyo Dr.
Irvine, CA 92617


(BLDG #) W. Peltason Dr.
Irvine, CA 92617


Mesa CourtMiddle Earth

(BLDG #) Mesa Rd.
(ROOM #)
Irvine, CA 92617

 For Mesa Court Towers:

4001 Mesa Rd.
Irvine, CA 92617

Middle Earth Housing
(BLDG #) E. Peltason Dr.
(ROOM #)
Irvine, CA 92617


Apply for Housing

Look under the How to Apply tab above for information on the application process and Important Dates. Details about our housing communities can be found under the Housing Options tab. And we are available to answer your questions, which you can email to housing@uci.edu. Or call us at 949-824-6811.

Freshman Housing Application Deadline: May 1st (11:59 p.m.)

Transfer Housing Application Deadline: June 1st (11:59 p.m.)

Housing Contracts and Assignments

Freshmen who applied before the application deadline have received their housing contract offer. Housing offers to waitlist applicants will be made throughout the summer as spaces become available. Transfer students who apply before the application deadline will receive housing contract offers by July 31. Housing Assignments will be emailed to students in early September.

Students may cancel their housing contract at any time up until move-in day by completing a Housing Cancellation Form. A cancellation fee will be applied.

Housing Photo Gallery on Facebook

See for yourself what it's like to live in our housing communities! Check out the Housing Photo Galleries on Facebook!

FERPA -Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The disclosure of information from student records is governed in large measure by the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), by the State of California Education Code, and by University policy and procedures implementing these laws which protect the student's right of privacy, provide safeguards for the confidentiality of student records, and permit students access to their own records. More information about FERPA can be found here http://www.reg.uci.edu/privacy/

Stay Connected with UCI Parent Programs

UC Irvine offers a number of ways to help parents stay connected and be part of the UCI community. For information, visit the UCI Parents web site.