Community Rentals (Off-Campus Housing)

The UCSC Community Rentals Office (CRO) maintains listings of available rentals in the Santa Cruz community to assist students in locating rental housing off campus. Listings include rooms in shared housing, apartments, studios, condos, houses, and summer sublets. Summer Session students who plan to live off-campus should look for housing in April and May before student sub-letters leave the local area.

To use the rental listings program, apply for a temporary password on the Search for Rentals page (scroll all the way to the bottom for the "Temporary Password Request Page" link). Summer Session students who are not enrolled at UCSC in FWS quarters pay a $10 fee to access the rental listings for 30 days.

In addition to the rental listings program, there is also a wealth of resource information available on CRO's web pages, including: average housing costs, house hunting tips, and a sample rental application packet. CRO recommends you complete the online Renter's Workshop and prepare your rental application packet before you start your housing search.


Visit, call (831) 459-4435, or e-mail CRO is located at 104 Hahn Student Services, North Entrance. Click here for office hours.