There is a waitlist for Academic Senate faculty (Professor series and Lecturer SOE series) who wish to purchase campus housing at West Campus Point or Ocean Walk. When the Ocean Road project is close to completion, the wait list will include for-sale units there as well. Faculty are placed on the waitlist when their initial appointment is approved (or in some cases at the time of a formal retention action). Placement on the waitlist is determined according to the date that the offer (or retention commitment) is extended. There is no preferential or exceptional placement on the waitlist.

Although faculty are placed on the waitlist based on the date of their appointment or retention, the timing of an opportunity to purchase a home will vary, depending on their housing preferences and their decision to purchase at a given time. Faculty on the waitlist may indicate an exclusive preference for either Ocean Walk at North Campus or West Campus Point, the type of home (townhouse, single family home, new construction, etc.), the number of bedrooms, and/or other criteria. If they choose to specify a preference, they will be offered an opportunity to purchase only units that are consistent with their chosen preferences. They will not be offered available units that are not consistent with their preferences.

Although the waitlist is sequential, one’s numerical place on the list does not necessarily indicate how long it will take to be offered an opportunity to purchase a home. Because faculty on the list will not be offered an opportunity to purchase an available home that is not consistent with their preferences, and because some faculty will pass on the opportunity to purchase, it is difficult to predict when someone will be offered a chance to purchase based solely on their number on the waitlist. Someone towards the bottom of the waitlist could be offered an opportunity to purchase much sooner than their number would suggest.

For more information about the sales process, please contact Rose Peterson at rosemary.peterson@ucsb.edu or Blake Cardoza at blakescardoza@ucsb.edu in the Community Housing Authority office. 

For questions about UC loan options, please contact Sheila Lombardo at sheilalombardo@ucsb.edu.

For more information about the waitlist process, please contact Lia Cabello at lia.cabello@ucsb.edu or Mira Lázaro at mslaza@ucsb.edu in the Academic Personnel office. 

Sierra Madre Rental Housing

All non-tenured Academic Senate faculty hires (Assistant Professor, Lecturer PSOE) are eligible to be placed on the waitlist for faculty rental housing at the time of their hire. Availability is currently very limited.

Individuals will be offered a unit based on their spot on the waitlist and the availability of units. Priority is given to Assistant Professors and Lecturer PSOE.