Housing and Theme Options

Housing and Theme Options:

 In addition to room options, there are also a variety of housing themes and options for those who are interested. Based on academic pursuits, hobbies, individual backgrounds, and lifestyle preferences, these living/learning options serve to complement a student's experience in residence.

ABC Themed Housing

A living-learning space for students whose interests span historical, present-day, and future experiences of predominantly African American, Black, and Caribbean peoples. (Not available to frosh.)

Women in Science, Engineering and Math 

The WISE community fosters success for women in the sciences, engineering, and math. This is a great opportunity to be surrounded by students who share your interests, accomplishments, and challenges. WISE offers themed programming, guest speakers, peer support. Available only to female identified students. (Residence Hall only.)


This housing option allows those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and other identities within the LGBTQIA+ community as well as allies to live together in an open and supportive environment. (Only available in mixed-gender areas.)


Students of any gender live on the same floor or apartment and share a commitment to cooperative living through respect and consideration for one another. Bedrooms are single-gender while bathrooms may be designated as mixed-gender with private toilet and shower stalls.


Students of a single gender live on the same floor or apartment (availability is based upon demand). Bathrooms are primarily used by individuals who identify with that gender.

Continuing Student Community

These spaces are occupied by returning students only. 

Eco House

Rachel Carson Eco House is an excellent choice for students interested in learning more about environmental justice. This living learning community is an opportunity to live with other individuals dedicated to sustainability and its intertwining relationship with our various identities.


For questions please contact carsonhousing@ucsc.edu.