International House at UCSD is a wonderfully vibrant on-campus community dedicated to the promotion of international awareness and intercultural understanding at UCSD and around the world! All UCSD students, faculty, staff and community friends are welcome to participate in our programs.
About 350 people from over 30 countries choose to make I-House their home each year. Residents, approximately half American and half international, include undergraduates from all six colleges, graduate students, and visiting scholars.
Did you know that there are International Houses all over the world? See the official IHWW website here: http://ihousesworldwide.org/
There are two models of apartments in I-House - a four-person flat with four single bedrooms, and two-story town houses which house 5 (all singles) or 6 people (four singles, one double room). I-House offers a limited number of double rooms (two people sharing a bedroom) for a lower cost.
PLEASE NOTE: The majority of rooms in I-House are single bedrooms; there are only a limited number of double bedrooms. Placement in these double rooms will be based on the receipt date of your original I-House application, and any extenuating circumstances.
You will be able to access your room assignment, including room/apartment number, and apartment mates names and contact info after housing contracts are accepted and finalized. A notification will be sent to your @ucsd.edu email address. To login to the room assignment site you will need your PID and password.
Prices vary from year to year and depending on the room type. To see the latest prices please see the prices for Apartment housing on the HDH (Housing, Dining and Hospitality) website.
Yes, all UCSD on-campus residents are required to purchase the dining plan. For more information, visit http://hdh.ucsd.edu/diningservices/faq.asp.
All apartments in I-House are furnished with a couch, coffee table, refrigerator, and stove. Rooms are furnished with one Twin XL mattress and bed, closet, desk, chair, and dresser. Communal laundry facilities are located between Kathmandu and Geneva.
Please note that I-House does not provide any pillows, bedding, linens, towels, or kitchen plates or utensils. I-Center usually organizes a shopping trip a couple of days after students arrive. If you plan to shop on your own, the nearest stores that sell these items are Marshalls and Ross located in the La Jolla Village Square. We recommend bringing a set of linens and towels with you to use the first few days until you are able to purchase a full set. The mattress size is Twin XL, which can be purchased in the college section of most retailers (Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, etc.).
The first step is to speak with your roommate or apartment mate about the problem (e.g. cleaning, noise, etc.) If you haven't, talk to them about a possible solution. If you feel uncomfortable approaching them, you can go to your Resident Advisor (RA) for assistance, or to talk about possible approaches. The Resident Advisor has been trained to assist you in working out roommate conflicts. If the problem persists after the RA has been involved, the Resident Dean’s professional staff can assist in a resolution.
Students can have guests stay overnight for up to three days with prior discussion and approval of their roommates. Guests may not sleep in public areas (e.g. residence hall suite lounges). You must notify your RA when you will have a guest staying overnight for security and emergency reasons.
You will receive your mailbox combination when you have turned in your room inventory form/move-in checklist to the Residence Life Office after moving in and speaking with your roommates.