Summer Housing


residence hall pictureSummer Edge students can live on campus in Session 2 alongside Peer Mentors and other early-start students. You will get to know UCSC and the unique local Santa Cruz culture.

Timeline for the Edge Residential Experience:

  • April 1 - June 15: Registration open for Summer Edge. 
  • May 2 - August 1 : Enroll in at least one Session 2 class.
  • May 1 - July 1: Apply for Summer Edge Housing
  • July 26*: Summer Edge Move In!
  • September 1: Summer Edge Move Out

edge quote imageOn Campus Benefits:

  • Dedicated Peer Mentors to support you.
  • Exclusive access to activities on and off campus.
  • Opportunities to make new friends before fall.
  • Academic workshops geared toward new students.
  • Learn your way around campus before fall.
  • Connect with staff, faculty and resources.

Stay Between Summer and Fall:

Students in Summer Edge, Session 2 or 10-week housing assignments who have an assignment in fall can apply for Transitional Housing to stay on campus after their program ends and move into their fall assignment early. 

September 1 - September 5*: Transitional Housing Summer - Fall

  • September 5*: Early Move In 

*TBD - Dates will be updated when finalized for 2024.

Need More Options?

  • If you are enrolled in classes in other sessions and want to live on campus without the benefits of the Edge Residential Experience, you can submit an application for Summer Session Housing for any session in which you are enrolled in classes. Find out more about Summer Session Housing.

Next Steps:

Campus Resources

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)