UC IRVINE ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Sec. 501: UCI Housing Services Guidelines
Responsible Office: Student Housing
Revised: October 2018
Contact: Housing Administrative Services at (949) 824-6811
A. Purpose and Scope
Student Housing is responsible for the management and operation of all on-campus housing for undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to the day-to-day operation and maintenance of six on-campus communities, Student Housing provides housing information (via web site, brochures and flyers), conducts housing tours, processes applications and contracts, maintains wait-lists, and manages accounts receivable.
Two years of on-campus housing are guaranteed to all incoming freshmen, and one year of on-campus housing is guaranteed to all transfer students, who meet all SIR, housing application, and contract deadlines. Housing rates and complete housing information are available online from Student Housing. Rates are subject to change on an annual basis. Information can be requested from email@example.com or by calling (949) 824-6811. All housing applications require a $20 nonrefundable processing fee.
B. Residence Halls
UCI's two residence hall communities, Mesa Court and Middle Earth, house approximately 4,900 undergraduates, mostly incoming freshmen between the ages of 17 and 20. Both communities are within walking distance from the center of campus. All residence hall contracts include a meal plan, and students choose either 7-Day All Access, 5-Day All Access, or 100 Block Meal Plan.
Most residence halls house 50 to 118 students in suites of 8 to 12 residents. Both single gender and coed suites are available. Most rooms are double-occupancy and all are single gender. Single-, triple-, and quad-occupancy rooms are also available. All rooms are furnished with beds, desks, chairs, and closets. Each room is equipped with cable TV access and ethernet connections to the campus computer network, allowing access to email and the Internet. Each hall has its own living room, study room, kitchen, and coin-operated laundry facilities for shared use by hall residents. All halls sponsor social, recreational, educational, and cultural activities, and some halls offer special interest programs in the arts, health and fitness, and cultural diversity.
C. Campus Village Apartments
Campus Village houses 588 continuing undergraduate students in two-bedroom, one-bath apartments, each shared by four students. Apartments are furnished, and most are contracted for a 12-month period, beginning in June. All apartments include a gas range, refrigerator, carpeting, and window coverings, and all bedrooms provide cable TV access and ethernet connections to the campus computer network, allowing access to email and the Internet. Utility costs (except telephone) are included in the rental rate. Community facilities in Campus Village include study rooms, a computer lab, fitness center, and community center, with games and a big-screen television.
D. Arroyo Vista Theme Houses
The Arroyo Vista community is home to approximately 1,050 transfer and continuing students housed in 42 academic theme and sorority and fraternity chapter houses. Each house accommodates 16, 24, or 32 students and features large common living and dining rooms and a fully-functional kitchen. Residents prepare their own meals but may opt to eat in dining commons in the residence halls if they purchase a meal plan. Each room is equipped with cable TV access and ethernet connections to the campus computer network, allowing access to email and the Internet. Theme houses are sponsored by a variety of academic departments and programs. The Arroyo Vista Community Center houses a recreation room and meeting rooms.
Arroyo Vista offers academic year housing contracts.
E. Verano Place Apartments
Verano Place is a community of 862 apartments providing year-round housing for graduate students, medical students, families, and undergraduates aged 25 years or older. One, two and three-bedroom unfurnished apartments are available. All apartments include a stove, refrigerator, carpeting, and window coverings. Each bedroom has cable TV access and ethernet connections to the campus computer network, allowing access to email and the Internet. Utility costs (except telephone) are included in the rental rate for most units. All rentals are on an annual lease that may be renewed within eligibility guidelines.
Verano Place has a community center, a Wellness Center, coin-operated laundry facilities, a community garden, and recreational areas for both adults and children.
F. Palo Verde Apartments
Palo Verde is a year-round community of 652 apartments, occupied by graduate students, medical students, and families. Studios, one, two, and three-bedroom apartments are available. Palo Verde has a limited number of garages available. Each bedroom has cable TV access and ethernet connections to the campus computer network, allowing access to email and the Internet. All other utilities are not included in the monthly rent. All rentals are on an annual lease that may be renewed within eligibility guidelines.
Palo Verde has community facilities that include a computer lab, meeting space and kitchen facilities. Coin-operated laundry facilities, a community garden, and outdoor recreational facilities for adults and children are also available.
G. Off-Campus Housing Services
Housing Administrative Services, located in G458 Student Center offers assistance to students looking for off-campus housing. Student housing advisors provide helpful direction on how to search the Anteater Housing Network.
For more information visit the Housing web site or call Housing Administrative Services at (949) 824-6811.
H. Apartment Communities for Faculty and Staff
Las Lomas, Gabrielino, Santiago, and Alturas complexes offer housing for UCI faculty and staff. Some apartments are furnished and are reserved for visiting faculty. Apartments range in size from 560 - 1200 square feet with one, two, and three-bedroom models. Applications are available from a Faculty Housing Advisor at 824-6254.
I. Guest Facilities (Short-term Visitor Housing)
Ten guest facilities are located in the University Hills Gabrielino Apartments housing development. The apartments are either studios or one-bedroom, accommodate one or two persons, and are completely furnished, including linens and utensils.
Twelve guest facilities are located in the Las Lomas Apartments complex. The two-bedroom apartments accommodate one to four people and are completely furnished, including linens and utensils.
Guest facilities are available to visiting faculty, academic staff, and University visitors for periods ranging from one week to one year. Reservations can be made with a Faculty Housing Advisor at 824-6254.