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Freshman Edge

Begin college this summer!

August 3 - September 12, 2019

Begin college this summer!

August 3 - September 12, 2019


Living on campus during Freshman Edge is an optional, though highly recommended aspect of the program.

Freshman Edge housing is a 15-20 minute walk from campus and is located in the on-campus undergraduate community of Arroyo Vista. Houses feature 12-32 beds, a full kitchen, and access to laundry.

By choosing to live on campus during the program, you will be grouped with other Freshman Edge students and will be able to best take advantage of the many student life opportunities organized exclusively for Freshman Edge students. You will also have the unique opportunity to learn from experienced UCI students who will be living with you as Resident Assistants (RA’s).

Program Housing is offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply early!

How to Apply for Summer Housing

Please follow the following steps to obtain and submit a Summer Housing Contract:

  1. Indicate in your Freshman Edge enrollment information that you are interested in housing for summer, and submit your enrollment by June 2020.
  2. Once Summer Session has finished processing your enrollment, you will receive a welcome email from the Freshman Edge team with directions on how to apply for housing. You should expect this e-mail with 7-10 business days after you are enrolled.
  3. Follow the instructions in the welcome e-mail to sign and submit a housing contract. Contracts are independent and separate from your academic year housing contract.
  4. Once your contract is received and processed, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from UCI's Housing department.

Apply for Freshman Edge as soon as possible! Spaces are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Students interested in housing that submit their Freshman Edge enrollment after June 2020 will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Please review the Freshman Edge Housing Cancellation policies below.

Please Note: Freshman Edge housing is completely separate from your Fall quarter housing and requires a separate contract.


The last date to submit your Freshman Edge Enrollment in order to be considered for housing will be in June 2020. Note that this date is prior to the final Freshman Edge Enrollment Form deadline, July 2020. If you are interested in living in Freshman Edge Housing, we recommend you submit your Enrollment Form well ahead of the deadline. Our team can only send you a Summer Housing Contract once we have received and processed your Enrollment Form.

Cost and Submission Deadline

Program Dates Residential Freshman Edge Enrollment Deadline Estimated Cost*
August 1 – September 9 June 2020 $1,043

The contract and payment should be submitted together, unless you are using financial aid to pay for fees.

*Proposed Housing Rate is subject to final approval. Housing Rate is for a double occupancy, furnished room. Residential contracts do not include linens or kitchen supplies. Plan to bring your own bedding, towels, and kitchen supplies. Total fee does not include a meal plan. Meal plan options will be communicated in your program welcome information. Alternatively, residential students should also budget approximately $600 for food during the program.


Students are responsible for cancelling their program housing contract should they decide not to attend the program. Your housing contract is a legally binding agreement, and a late cancellation charge will be assessed should you decide to cancel your housing contract.  The amount of the late cancellation charge is assessed on a sliding scale (see housing contract).  Prior to the start date of your housing contract, you may submit a contract cancellation form, which must include your signature, your UCI Student ID# and contract type.  If you were under 18 years old at the time you signed your contract, the cancellation form must include the signatures of both you (the student) and the guarantor (parent or legal guardian) named on your contract.  After the start date of your housing contract, you must contact Arroyo Vista directly as cancellation requests submitted will be subject to administrative review.


By Phone or E-mail
Housing Accounts Receivable
(949) 824-6811
*Be sure to let the staff know you are calling regarding Accounts Receivable for Freshman Edge

By Mail
Housing Accounts Receivable
G458 Student Center
Irvine, CA 92697-3250

Housing Administrative Services (HAS) is located on the 4th floor of the Student Center. (bldg. #113 on the campus map)