Graduate Living

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On-Campus Housing

The Department of Housing and Dining Services operates several housing complexes in an effort to provide the greatest degree of flexibility for students selecting their residence. Housing is limited. The housing communities you may choose from are One Miramar Street, Single Graduate Apartments, Mesa Residential Apartments or Coast Apartments. Descriptions of each community are available by visiting the housing home page: http://hdh.ucsd.edu/arch/pages.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a housing agreement, you must be regularly enrolled in a University-recognized degree granting program and carry at least twelve (12) units per quarter. Please refer to specific eligibility statements for each community. Additionally, you must have a zero balance due in your University account.

Application Process:

Applications will only be accepted online and from students who have been formally admitted to UCSD. To apply online for on-campus housing: https://hdh.ucsd.edu/ARCHWaitList/ARCHMainMenu.aspx. When you apply for housing you must submit proof of acceptance for admission (or a copy of your current I.D. card). If claiming couple with children status, copies of certified birth certificates and/or applicable custody documents of any children are required at move in.

Off-Campus Housing

UC San Diego community member can log in to offcampushousing.ucsd.edu to search property listings, find roommates, or post available rentals. If you are an incoming grad student and you do not yet have your UC San Diego User ID/PID, you can register for a temporary guest account to search our Off-Campus Housing website.  Guest accounts will expire after 60 days.

Graduate Housing Opportunities Listserv

The housing listserv is especially for UCSD graduate students who have off-campus or on-campus housing needs or housing opportunities to share. Students post their own messages regarding housing needs. To subscribe or unsubscribe from the listserv, visit http://mailman.ucsd.edu/mailman/listinfo/grad-housing-op-l . Current subscribers can also access an archive of past list postings. If you have questions or trouble subscribing to the grad housing listserv, contact the GradLife Intern at gradlife@ucsd.edu. Once you are on the listserv send your messages by email to grad-housing-op-l@mailman.ucsd.edu.

Extended Stay/Short Term Housing Options*

Vantaggio Suites – www.vantaggiosuites.com
Downtown San Diego
$460 – $890/month for shared, single, or double occupancy.

Oakwood – www.oakwood.com
La Jolla Colony
30 day minimum stay, approx. $2820 – 3510/month

The Pidgeon Company – www.pidgeon.com
15 day minimum stay, approx. $69 – 199/day

Hostelling International – sandiegohostels.org
local phone: (619) 525-1531
$17/night

Del Mar Inn – http://www.delmarinn.com/
720 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 755-9765
September through May is $50.00 per night @ 31+ consecutive days.  June, July and August rate is $65.00 per night @ 31+ consecutive days.
Included: wireless internet, shuttle service, free parking, complimentary continental breakfast. Must call sales office for special UCSD rate.

*Rental estimates subject to change. Note that these services are recommended but not endorsed by UCSD.

Additional Resources
Union Tribune Classified – http://realestate.signonsandiego.com/
San Diego Reader – http://sandiego.backpage.com/online/classifieds/
Apartment Search – http://www.apartmentsearch.com

Quick Links:

  • Associated Residential Community Housing (ARCH) offers housing to eligible graduate and professional students in four residential communities: Mesa Residential Apartments, One Miramar Street, Coast Apartments, and Single Graduate Apartments.
  • Commuter Student Services offers information on finding off-campus housing, roommates, and more.
  • The Student Legal Services handbook [PDF] provides guidance on Landlord-Tenant issues.
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