Housing and Dining

  • Transfer students who would like to live on campus for the Transfer Academy program may begin applying for Summer Academy housing starting June 12. Priority will be given to students who submit their housing application by June 28.
  • Move-in and move-out dates for on-campus Transfer Academy students: Thursday, July 27 & Saturday, September 2.


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On-campus housing is optional for Transfer Academy students, but strongly recommended! All Summer Session and Summer Academy students are housed at one of UCSC’s ten beautiful collegesFor Summer 2017, students will live in Porter college, home of the iconic Porter Squiggle and UCSC’s transfer community.

While Academy students have the opportunity to connect with current UCSC students enrolled in Summer Session, separate housing is reserved especially for Transfer Academy students, Transfer 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, and participate in on-campus events and activities organized by their Peer Mentors and RA.

Summer Academy Move-in

  • Transfer Academy students who choose to live on campus will move into Porter College on Thursday, July 27.
  • 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.
  • 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

Once you have successfully completed all steps to register for the Summer Academy program please see UCSC’s Summer Academy Housing page for more information about Summer Academy housing and dining and how to apply. Transfer Academy students submit the Transfer Academy housing application.


Transfer Academy students who live on campus 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 during the summer.

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