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Off Campus Housing

Through the Off-Campus Housing Office, you can get connected to various Off-Campus Housing options and resources. The Off-Campus Housing Website can help you find housing, roommates, moving information/documents, and off-campus living resources. 

The Off-Campus Housing Office assists students in all stages of the housing security spectrum. “Housing insecurity” is an umbrella term, used to describe the degree of housing issues a person may face. Houselessness (homelessness) is often associated with housing insecurity, but that is only one end of the spectrum--housing affordability, housing instability (moving often), and housing quality are examples of issues that fall on the housing security spectrum. UCSD offers a variety of services through the Off-Campus Housing Office and other departments to assist students in achieving housing stability.

The Off-Campus Housing Office also offers resources to aid students in the transition from on-campus living to off-campus living. Students can schedule a housing consultation to review housing options, receive general first-time lease signing information, as well as move-in and move-out resources. The Off-Campus Housing Office can also connect students to appropriate housing-related departments on campus. Transitional housing support can vary depending on student situations. 

Emergency Housing

Students in emergency situations may be eligible for Emergency Housing through UCSD. However, UCSD’s emergency housing services are not transitional housing services. Emergency housing situations are often those consisting of safety concerns, unforeseen housing displacements, and other crisis situations. This resource exists to support students in emergency situations only.

Off Campus Housing Coordinator

Damian Ruiz is the Off Campus Housing Services Coordinator


Helpful Links

House Hunting Tips

Finding the right place can take some effort. Here are a few tips and ideas to help you as you search for off-campus housing.

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Tenants, Landlord, & Roommate Responsibilities

Learn about your responsibilities as a tenant and the responsibilities of your landlord and any roommate(s).

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Off Campus Rental Forms

Access forms that will help you when renting an off-campus property.

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