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Frequently Asked Questions


Missed Application Deadline

Please email the ERC Reslife office ercreslife@ucsd.edu regarding a waitlist if you have missed the I-House Application deadline. If you have missed all the on-campus application deadlines, Housing and Dining has an online waitlist. Considering the limited number of spaces on campus, students without a housing guarantee are encouraged to seek housing off campus in addition to signing up for the waitlist. 

Move-In and Early Move-In

Please check your UCSD email and/or contract for move-in dates. 

For early move-in dates, please contact the ERC Residential Life Office for details and rates at ercreslife@ucsd.edu

If you require accommodation before your move in date, the International Center has information on homestay or short term accommodations in San Diego available here

EAP Orientation

All new international students in F-1/J-1 status (including transfer students from other U.S. schools) are required to complete an online Digital Orientation course and attend a mandatory international student orientation session. The International Student Orientation is your first chance to experience all that UC San Diego has to offer you. Orientation provides valuable information to ease your transition to campus and life in the USA. Students are expected to attend the international orientation. Latecomers will be asked to attend another session. Failure to attend orientation may prevent you from registering for courses at UC San Diego.


Arrival on Campus

Unfortunately, we do not offer transportation to or from the university. You will need to arrange for a ride to the campus. Taxis can be quite expensive, but shuttles are very reasonable.

SuperShuttle is a reliable service you can use. When booking your reservation online, click "hotel/popular landmark" and enter "UCSD Roosevelt College". They will drop you off right on our doorstep.

Return Flights

Since you may be planning your travel both to and from UCSD, please be aware that the term of your housing contract runs from move-in until the end of your final academic term hereFor the full academic year, this means move-out is 24 hours after your last final exams of the Spring Quarter or no later than the following Saturday of finals week, so please arrange your return flight plans accordingly.  Any exceptions will require re-location to another facility and will incur additional per day charges for extra days stayed.  If you are departing at the end of Fall Quarter or Winter Quarter, please consult the academic calendar for those move-out dates to make your flight plans. Please plan accordingly.

Moving In

There are no elevators in any of the International House apartment buildings.  We strongly encourage you to use rolling luggage and pack small boxes that are easy to carry.  We also recommend investing in a portable luggage cart or hand dolly to make your move easier.

For liability and storage purposes Residence Life will not be accepting or delivering any resident mail until the first week after move-in. If you will be shipping any belongings to the campus, make sure they arrive accordingly or they will be sent back. Please do not send any packages addressed to the I-House or ERC Residence Life Offices. You will receive a unique mailing address and PO box. You can find your mailing address (PO box) with your room assignment information online by mid-August.

Contact Information for Housing Related Matters

Undergraduates & EAP