Timeline: Housing Services generally books apartments up to 90 days in advance. We offer apartments as soon as we know they are available, year-round.
Housing spaces are offered through a randomized selection process based on the applicant’s move-in month and the type of apartment they are interested in. Applicants may specify one move-in month and up to three unit types on their application. For example, those who need a 1-bedroom apartment on July 15 will be placed in an applicant pool with all other applicants who are interested in 1-bedroom apartments in July. We generally book apartments 30 to 60 days in advance of occupancy and sometimes up to 90 days in advance during the summer.
Applicants who are “New” to UCSF have priority over continuing UCSF affiliates. “New” means you have never been a student or worked at UCSF in the past, and that you have a letter of admission or employment that proves you are starting your program at UCSF at a time that corresponds to housing move-in date. Every applicant’s “New” status expires each May 31 (Example: If your program began March 1, 2019, you will be considered new through May 31, 2019. If your program starts July 1, 2019, you will be considered “New” through May 31, 2020.)
SELECTION PRIORITY FOR 2 & 3 BEDROOM UNITS
The following priority does not apply to Faculty applicants. All other applicants will be grouped according to their corresponding priority, and a randomized selection process will be held among those applicants. When the priority group applicant pool has been exhausted, a random selection will be held for the next priority group in the following order:
Priority 1: New applicants who submit proof of a dependent child (under 18) will be prioritized over all other applicants for 2 and 3 bedroom units.
Priority 2: New applicants who are living with another adult who is either a documented UCSF housing-eligible affiliate (student, postdoc, resident, clinical fellow, faculty) -OR- New applicants who have a documented disabled third adult for whom the applicant is the primary caregiver.
Priority 3: Applicants who are not new, but submit proof of a dependent child (under 18).
Priority 4: Applicants who are not new, but are living with another adult who is either a documented UCSF housing-eligible affiliate (student, postdoc, resident, clinical fellow, faculty) -OR- who have a documented disabled third adult for whom the applicant is the primary caregiver.
Priority 5: All other applicants who are new to the University.
Priority 6: All other applicants who are not new to the University.