Housing Assignment Information

Housing Assignment Information

July 1, 2013

Better understand how housing is offered to students.

Housing Assignment Priority

The Housing Assignment Office randomly offers housing to eligible applicants who apply by the stated deadline. Housing assignments are made according to the highest preference available (based on information the student provides on the housing application). Since current UCLA housing residents reserve their housing spaces in late April for the following academic year, some housing facilities and desired room types may not be available to new students. If the student's preferences are not available at the time the offer is made, the student will still receive a housing offer for a space that is available.  The majority of students live in triple rooms during their first two - three years on campus.

Roommate Matching

The Lifestyle Preferences Section on the Housing Application is extremely important as these preferences will be used during the roommate matching function in August. Students will be matched with the person(s) that best match the preferences lists. Students may update these preferences from the time their application is submitted until the housing offer is issued, by visiting the My Housing web site and clicking on the Application link.

Acceptance of Housing Offers

Once a housing offer is available online, there will be a deadline by which to accept the offer.  Once the offer has been accepted, the housing contract charge will be posted to the student's BruinBill account and there will be a subsequent deadline by which to make the initial payment. Payments must be made online by the deadline or the offer will be canceled and the space reoffered to another student. 

Housing offers will be sent through email.  All students who are offered housing — including those students who are eligible to receive financial aid — are required to accept the offer by the stated deadline and then make the initial payment on BruinBill by the subsequent deadline.  If a new student is not able to make the full initial payment by the deadline, the student may discuss the possibility of a payment agreement with the Accounts Receivable office by emailing using Ask Housing.

Department Allocation Students

All students, including department allocation students, who apply for university housing must submit a housing application with the appropriate fee and meet all subsequent deadlines to be eligible for a housing assignment.

Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities or other special housing needs can be accommodated in most, but not all, UCLA housing facilities. The Housing Assignment Office staff work closely with the Center for Accessible Education (CEA) to coordinate the offer process. The CAE acts as a liaison and assists in identifying the most appropriate facility and room type to meet the documented needs. For more information, visit the CAE Disabled Student Housing Appeals Board (DSHAB) Practices website, or call the Center for Accessible Education at (310) 825-1501 or (310) 206-6083 (TDD).

Current Address, Email & Phone Number

Housing Services' primary method of communication is email, so it is crucial that students keep their contact information up to date.  Updates to address, email, and phone number are made online at the My Housing web site.