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Important Messages Log

July 20, 2021

Fall β€˜21 Undergraduate Student Housing Update

Dear UCI Students,

I am writing to provide you with information on the status of on-campus undergraduate housing for the 2021 Fall Quarter. As a sign that students are looking forward to the start of the academic year, we face an overwhelming number of requests for on-campus housing. We believe this is due to a combination of last year’s and this year’s new undergraduate students wanting to live on campus.

At this time, housing spaces in UCI Housing (Mesa Court, Middle Earth, Arroyo Vista) are filled and we will only be able to make additional housing offers as we receive cancellations. The American Campus Communities (Vista del Campo, Vista del Campo Norte, Camino del Sol, Puerta del Sol, and Plaza Verde) are still leasing apartment spaces, and if you have applied to one or more of those communities, check with them for updates on your waitlist status. Given the scale of the housing demand this year, first year and second year undergraduate students living further than 30 miles from the campus are given priority for on-campus housing in order of the date and time the application was submitted. The housing offers and guarantee processes for graduate students will remain intact.

For students who are still seeking housing or on a waiting list for UCI Housing or American Campus Communities, here are some resources that may assist you with securing off-campus housing and finding transportation to campus:

  • Anteater Housing Network – Housing and roommate listings in the areas surrounding the campus.

  • The Irvine Company – Owns and manages many apartment complexes local to the campus, including in University Town Center which is within easy walking distance of the campus.

  • OCTA – Offers a number of bus routes that offer direct access to the campus. UCI has also negotiated a substantially discounted rate for students who purchase an annual pass.

Students who have concerns regarding basic needs such as housing and food security should visit the UCI Fresh Basic Needs Hub to learn more about resources they may be eligible for. International students who have concerns regarding their transition to the campus can contact the UCI International Center at

We continue to feel the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and we are doing all that we can to make the most of your student experience. If we could offer on campus housing to all students seeking housing, we would certainly do so. Thank you for all of your continued efforts in working with us as we continue to navigate this new and trying environment.


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Willie L. Banks Jr., Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
University of California, Irvine