Summer Housing

Summer Edge Residential Program

Summer Edge students live with their cohort of newly admitted students and Peer Mentors in the Merrill College residence halls for the duration of the program, regardless of college affiliation.

This is a unique opportunity to experience residential life on campus before the busy rush of fall and get to know the UCSC and local Santa Cruz culture. 

Join us on campus to:

  • Make new friends through social programs.
  • Get tips for academic success in workshops.
  • Learn your way around campus before fall.
  • Connect with staff, faculty and resources.
  • Visit iconic Santa Cruz landmarks.

Timeline for summer:

  • March 15 - July 10: Registration open for Summer Edge. 
  • May - August : Enroll in summer courses (see add deadlines by Session
  • May - July 1: Apply for Summer Edge Housing
  • July 28: Summer Edge Move In!
  • September 2: Summer Edge Move Out*
  • September 2 - September 6: Transitional Housing Summer - Fall
  • September 6: Early Move In 
*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. 

Want more options?

If you are enrolled in classes in other sessions and want to live on campus without the Edge Residential Program support, you can submit an application for Summer Session Housing that matches the sessions you are enrolled in (you must be enrolled in more than 1 credit in the session you wish to live on campus in order to be eligible for housing). Find out more about Summer Session Housing.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)