Housing & Meals

We recognize that our students come from a variety of circumstances, strengthening the vibrant diversity of our living and learning community. You can participate in Transfer Edge remotely from wherever you may be, or you can opt to live in a community of Edge students in Sierra Madre Villages

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, campus housing is limited and contracts will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who opt to live in Sierra Madre Villages will be required to adhere to the following rules. We will update this information as conditions change.

  • Each student must have their own room.

  • All students must quarantine in their rooms for the first 10 days after they move in.

  • All students must be tested for COVID-19 once per week and complete a daily online screening. (COVID testing is provided without charge for all UCSB students.)

  • Indoor common spaces are closed or restricted.

  • When in public, all students must wear face coverings, maintain appropriate physical distance from others, and observe all current Public Health orders.

  • More information is available at https://www.housing.ucsb.edu/covid-19-information.

Whether you’re planning to live in campus housing or a local residence, do you anticipate being too busy exploring UC Santa Barbara to cook? The Tenaya Market & Eatery is conveniently located just across the street from the Sierra Madre Villages apartment complex, and offers a variety of local and sustainable food options for purchase. A range of summer meal plans are also available to students who wish to eat in the UCSB dining commons in between studying and enjoying social activities. Please note that some dining commons on campus may be closed due to COVID-19. We will update this information as conditions change. 


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Friday, April 16, 2021 to Wednesday, May 19, 2021