Housing & Dining

  • Students may begin applying for Summer Academy housing starting May 10. Priority will be given to students who submit their housing application by May 31.dorm room
  • International Academy move-in and move-out dates: Sunday, July 23 & Saturday, September 2

On-campus housing is required for First Year and International Academy students. All Summer Session and Summer Academy students are housed at one of UCSC’s ten beautiful colleges. For Summer 2017, students will live in Porter college, home to the iconic Porter Squiggle!

While Academy students have the opportunity to connect with current UCSC students enrolled in Summer Session, separate housing is reserved especially for International students, their International Academy Peer Mentors, and Residence Assistants (RA).

Summer Academy housing gives Academy students the opportunity to dorm together, get to know one another, experience residential life at UCSC, build a community of International students before the fall, and explore Santa Cruz with new friends from around the world! International Academy students will also be able to participate in on-campus events and activities organized by their Peer Mentors and RA.

Summer Academy Move-in

  • First Year and International Academy students will move into Porter College on Sunday, July 23 followed by a week of Summer Academy orientation and welcome activities before classes begin on Monday, July 31.
  • Please plan to arrive between 9am-3pm on move-in day. If you plan to arrive outside of the move-in time frame, please contact the Summer Housing Coordinator at summerhousing@ucsc.edu to make arrangements. The Porter College housing office will be contacting Academy students with more details on move-in procedures. This first week on campus includes events and activities such as the Summer Academy Meet & Greet, important residence halls meetings, Frosh Orientation, hikes, scavenger hunts, campus tours, BBQ and bonfire at Seabright Beach and other fun times in and around Santa Cruz!
  • Airport pickup is available on move-in day from Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) or San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Please note that SJC is about 45 minutes away from UCSC, and SFO is about 1.5-2 hours away from UCSC. Submit your flight itinerary to summeracademy@ucsc.edu by Monday, July 3 and include the following:
    • Name
    • Phone number
    • Airline
    • Flight number
    • Date of arrival
    • Time of Arrival  
    • Airport you will be flying into

Apply for Summer Academy Housing

Please see UCSC’s Summer Academy Housing page for more information about Summer Academy housing and dining. After Summer Academy classes end, you can return home or travel until fall begins. If you would like to remain living on campus between the time that the Summer Academy program ends and when your first fall quarter begins you will have the option of applying for transitional housing. Information about transitional housing can also be found on the Summer Academy Housing website.

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Academy students are given access to open dining halls, coffee bars, cafes, and other eateries on-campus for the duration of the program.

  • Housing and dining are a combined plan/application and students are allocated a balance of ‘Slug Points’ which can be used at any campus dining hall, or PERK Coffee Bar with a student ID Card. Please see the UCSC dining page for more information on dining options.

Please see UCSC’s Summer Academy Housing page for more information about Summer Academy housing and to apply. International Academy students submit the Frosh and International Academy application.

After the Summer Academy program ends on September 1, you can return home or travel until fall begins. If you would like to remain living on campus between the time that the Summer Academy program ends and when the fall quarter begins you will have the option of applying for transitional housing. Information about transitional housing can also be found on the Summer Academy Housing website above.

Questions about Summer Academy housing? Contact summerhousing@ucsc.edu.