Village Community Application Process

The Village @ Torrey Pines, UC San Diego's premier transfer Housing community, is instituting a new and more selective application process for the 2015-16 school year! For students currently living at The Village, you’ve learned that to go to UC San Diego, you have to LIVE UC San Diego. And this is when your knowledge pays off…

Who can apply?

Only current residents living at The Village are able to apply for this process. If you meet one of the criteria below, you are able to submit an application:

  • Current Village Resident (no Housing guarantee for 2015) – if you currently live at the Village and do not have a Housing guarantee, you are eligible to apply. Please note that this is your ONLY opportunity to apply for the Village. You are not eligible for Room Selection 2015. If you want to live in on-campus Housing at The Village, this is your only opportunity to do so.
  • Current Village Resident (Housing guarantee for 2015) – if you currently live at the Village and you have a Housing guarantee (meaning you were a new incoming freshman for Fall 2012 or Fall 2013), you are able to apply now and reserve your space early at The Village. If not, you will be able to participate in Room Selection 2015 with the inventory available at that time which may or may not include The Village (details to be available in late February).


Program Incentives

Current residents at The Village who apply and are accepted will receive the following perks:

  • Be A Village Ambassador – During the application process, you have an opportunity to answer a question about how you might consider yourself as an “ambassador” of The Village. Students who are accepted as ambassadors receive the following perks:
    • Priority time-slot to select your space
    • Ability to choose your roommates before anyone else**
  • Additional Housing Options – Be able to apply early for the additional Housing options offered at The Village: Scholars Community Housing, Substance Free Housing and LGBT Interest Housing.
  • Space Allocation – Ability to select into ANY available space offered at the Village during the Room Reservation process on March 3, 2015!

**Roommates must also be accepted into The Village. Any questions or concerns should be directed to thevillage@ucsd.edu.

Village Ambassador Application Process & Details Additional Housing Options Deadlines & Details
Space Allocation Housing Contract & Prepayment Contacts  

Village Ambassador

Want to be a Village Ambassador? This is a NEW program at The Village aimed at giving students an opportunity to be a community leader. Students chosen as Ambassadors are asked to continue to participate in the wide variety of programs and activities at the Village. Ambassadors should also lead the way in being a good citizen and making a positive impact on the Village community.

Application Process & Details

Application is available beginning on Monday, January 19, 2015. Go to the Undergrad RMS Portal.

  • Click on the Village Community Application link and login with your PID/Username and PAC/Password.
  • The process will close at 11:59pm on Sunday, February 8, 2015.
  • You’ll need to complete the required two questions (150 words each)
  • For students interested in being a Village Ambassador, there is one additional question
  • After submitting your application, you can choose to apply for any of the Additional Housing Options:
    • Scholars Community Housing
    • Substance Free Housing
    • LGBT Housing
  • After the application deadline closes, all applications for the Village as well as any submitted for the Additional Housing Options will be reviewed.
    • The Village will extend offers to students in two parts:
      • Those accepted as Ambassadors will be notified on Friday, February 13 and will have until 11:59pm on Tuesday, February 17th to accept the offer.
      • Those accepted to The Village (not ambassadors) will be notified on Friday, February 20th and will have until 11:59pm on Tuesday, February 24th to accept the offer.
  • Students who accept the offer will then be able to receive a lottery time and access code to reserve their room for the 2015-16 academic year.
    • Room Reservation process will take place on Tuesday, March 3, 2015
      • Students who will be ambassadors will receive lottery times from 9:00am to 11:00am (randomly assigned)
      • General students living at the Village will receive lottery times from 12:00pm through the end of the day (randomly assigned).
  • Students that select a space will also need to complete the Room Selection Application (available April 28-30) which includes the Personal History Form, electronically signing the Housing contract and making the $650 prepayment. This ensures that you have an active Housing contract for the 2015-16 academic year. Details will be included in your Room Reservation email as well as directed communication to you prior to the Room Selection Application.
  • Upon FULL COMPLETION of the Room Selection Application, students that accepted The Village offer and selected space will be contracted for the 2015-16 academic year. Failure to complete the required Room Selection Application will result in the loss of the reserved Village space and remove any additional Housing guarantees.
  • IF you do not accept the offer for The Village, your current eligibility status determines your next steps:
    • Current Village Resident (no Housing guarantee for 2015) – if you do not accept your offer, you are not able to select space at The Village (you will not receive a lottery time or access code) and will need to look for off-campus Housing.
    • Current Village Resident (Housing guarantee for 2015) – if you do not accept your offer, your guarantee is still in effect and you have one last opportunity for on-campus Housing during Room Selection 2015 (details to follow in late February).

For each step of the process, you will receive email confirmations sent to your UCSD email account. Please be sure to continue checking your UCSD email account for further information and instructions.

Additional Housing Options

Scholars Community Housing: The Village and Academic divisions at UC San Diego will collaborate to create a continuing Live and Learn student community with a focus towards a specific academic program among self-selected groups of students who are drawn together by shared goals and common intellectual interests.

Please carefully read the Community Curriculum for the Scholars Housing Community of your choice. Any questions should be directed to The Village Residential Services Office at 858.534.9380.

Substance Free Housing: The Village is home to students of all ages, many of whom are above the legal drinking age. As such, The Village recognizes the appeal of a substance-free community. If you are interested, please make sure to complete the additional application available in the Village Community Application process. For specific information, please contact The Village Residential Services Office at 858.534.9380.

LGBT Interest Housing: While it is the goal that every area on the UC San Diego campus is a safe and supportive home for all members of our community, UCSD recognizes the unique needs and challenges facing the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community. In order to better support this community, each College/Residential area is making available Housing options to create opportunities for support, identity exploration, and community building for the LGBT community and those interested in this community. For specific information about this program, please contact the Village Residential Services Office at 858.534.9380.

Deadlines & Details

January 19 Village Community Application is available

January 27 Village Info Session – Building 2 Conference Rooms @ 5:00PM

February 4 Village Info Session – Building 2 Conference Rooms @ 6:30PM

February 8 Village Community Application closes at 11:59pm

February 13 Offers emailed to students accepted as Village Ambassadors

February 17 Offer for Village Ambassador must be accepted by 11:59pm

February 18 Offers emailed to students accepted to The Village

February 24 Offer for Village student must be accepted by 11:59pm

February 25 Access Code & Lottery Time available; Preview of available space

March 3 Village Room Reservation (selecting a space for the 2015-16 academic year)

April 28-30 Room Selection Application (complete personal history form, electronically sign Housing contract and make $650 prepayment)

Lottery times will be randomly assigned and are unique to each individual in the process. Additional information on how to access your lottery time will be available in mid-February.

Students that can select space will be able to add roommates during the Room Reservation process:

  • If you want to live with a specific person (who also accepted the offer for the Village), you will need their Access Code. Check back for instructions available in mid-February.
  • Roommates must be of the same gender.
  • You can add roommates during the Room Reservation process based on the size of the available apartment (i.e. if you select a 5-person apartment, you could add 4 roommates).
  • All roommates must be added during the Room Reservation process before you confirm the selected space!

Failure to select a space during the Room Reservation process will result in the loss of your offer and remove any additional Housing guarantees.**

Space Allocation

Based on the level of demand at The Village, we have adjusted our available space by keeping our current triple rooms and they will be available during the Village Room Reservation process.

During the Room Reservation sign-up process, you can select into any available space and bring in roommates who also accepted the offer to live at The Village. You can view current Floor Plans/Maps.

Apartments are gendered ahead of time. You will be able to see what current spaces will be available on February 25, 2015. Reserving your space for the 2015-16 academic year will take place on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

Housing Contract & Prepayment

For students going through the Village Community Application process, you’ll notice you won’t electronically sign your Housing contract or make your $650 prepayment until after you have selected (reserved) a space.

Students that select (reserve) a room during this process will then have to complete the Room Selection Application (personal history form, electronically sign the Housing contract and make the $650 prepayment in order to have a COMPLETE Housing contract. Failure to complete the required Room Selection Application will result in the loss of the reserved Village space and remove any additional Housing guarantees.

Please note that a room reservation does not fully secure your space. A signed and paid contract is still required and your only opportunity to do so will be during the Room Selection Application, April 28-30.

Contacts

Questions about the Village Community Application and process:

Village Residential Services Office
thevillage@ucsd.edu
858.534.9380

Questions about selecting (reserving a space) and the Room Selection Application:

Residential Services & Housing Allocations
roomselection@ucsd.edu

Questions about the Housing contract & prepayment:

Housing Administrative Services
housinginfo@ucsd.edu
858.534.1110