A place to call home


Live on-campus with award-winning facilities and your fellow Anteaters.

Living on campus and in the moment


More than 14,000 students typically choose to live on campus to take advantage of award-winning facilities, access to convenient campus resources, and form new friendships.

Your transition to college life is made simple by the welcoming feel of UCI’s campus. Interacting with fellow students from diverse backgrounds is one of the most valuable components of your education, and the friendships you make in campus housing could last a lifetime.

Our two first-year residence halls, Middle Earth and Mesa Court, offer the latest comforts and amenities. Middle Earth includes our newest housing expansion, Middle Earth Towers, featuring two new residential towers, a dining facility, study lounge, fitness center, and recreational space.

In addition to traditional residence halls, there are a variety of other housing options available, including academic-sponsored housing, fraternity and sorority housing, and undergraduate apartments.

Housing Administrative Services offers information and advising for students looking for off-campus housing. The Anteater Housing Network (AHN) provides off-campus housing and roommate listings for UCI students. Students can post an ad for a housing or a roommate or create a roommate profile from the My Account page on the AHN website.

Learn More About Housing at UCI

Calling all foodies


There are plenty of places to eat on campus or across the street. Whether you’re craving Starbucks, In-N-Out Burger, or an all-you-can-eat dining hall, you’ll never be far from a snack or a full meal.

Our on-campus Dining Services is known for its high satisfaction rating among students and for being a leader in food sustainability.

Dining on campus isn’t one size fits all. Our meal plans were designed to meet your unique needs. If you are looking to enjoy a meal with friends or just a snack on the go – we’ve got a plan to fit every appetite.

Learn More About Meal Plans

First-Year Housing


First-Years at UCI live in Mesa Court or Middle Earth. Each community has a common space, small kitchen, and laundry.

Housing Application Deadline



The online housing application opens March 1 and ends May 1 for first-years and June 1 for transfers.