Timeline: UCSF Housing generally makes housing offers 30 to 90 days in advance. We do sometimes book apartments with shorter notice if we have an immediate vacancy that matches your housing preferences and preferred move-in months. We offer apartments as soon as we know they are available, year-round.
Students, trainees, and faculty receive priority for housing placements. Staff employees and other eligible groups will be offered units pending space availability.
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.
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 are applying for housing in the same term in which your program starts. 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 priorities do not apply to Faculty applicants.
Priority 1: New applicants who submit proof of a dependent child (under 18).
Priority 2: New applicants who are living with another adult who is either a documented UCSF housing-eligible affiliate -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 -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.