Housing Accommodation Requests

You are strongly encouraged to visit the colleges to personally view the housing facilities, and to discuss any concerns with college Housing Coordinators.

Once you accept the offer of admission to UC Santa Cruz and become affiliated with one of our ten colleges, you will be sent instructions for completing the online housing application/contract process.  

College afilliation re-assignment for first-year students is not a housing accommodation that can be provided by the DRC. To appeal your college assignment, follow the directions on the housing appeal page. 

In order to request a Housing Accommodation please do the following:

1) Fill out a DRC Housing Accommodation Request form and return to the DRC along with supporting documentation. The DRC will not be able to process your accommodation request unless you have met our criteria for medical documentation and established contact with our office. 
 2) Submit your Housing Application Online during the Priority Housing Application Period. Please refer to the posted deadlines on the housing webpage for important information.

The DRC will process housing requests within 10 business days provided the form is complete and accurate. Housing request forms and supporting documentation will both be reviewed before making any accommodation recommendation to college housing staff. 

The DRC does not guarantee on campus housing. Be sure to follow up with the Housing Coordinator at your college after submitting your housing accommodation request to the DRC.

UC Santa Cruz offers a housing guarantee to new undergraduate students who accept their offer of admission and indicate a preference for university housing. Please see the housing webpage for information about students eligible for housing guarantees.

Returning/continuing students should also check the links on the housing webpage for important messages about housing.

If you have a disability that requires the use of a Service or Support Animal and you plan to live in University Housing, you will need to read the UC Santa Cruz Service Animal Policy and follow the UC Santa Cruz Service Animal Procedures to obtain permission to have a Service or Support Animal in residence.


*Please note that a DRC housing accommodation request form will need to be completed every academic year that you are considering living on campus. This is a separate process from the regular housing application.