UC Irvine guarantees an offer of on-campus housing to every full-time Ph.D. student. Students will be guaranteed housing for a term of one year less than normal time to degree for their academic program. This guarantee is the best offered among all UC campuses and is a distinct program nationally.

Housing offers will be made in four on-campus graduate communities:  Verano Place, Palo Verde, Vista del Campo, and Vista del Campo Norte. These housing communities are convenient locations that are close to shopping facilities, child care, and schools!

Rates for any of the below graduate housing units can be found by visiting the UC Irvine Housing rates sites. You will find that the on-campus rental rates are lower than they would be if you were to rent outside of the university, thus making it easier to manage a budget.   


Verano Place Apartments

Verano Place is a graduate and family community with 862 apartments, housing approximately 2,300 residents and is located on the eastside of Campus, near the Anteater Recreation Center.

The Verano Housing community is enhanced by the diverse cultural backgrounds of the people who live here.  Families with children and singles live amongst each other, along with people from all over the world who represent different religions, ethnicities, cultures and sexual orientation.  Respect and civility are essential cornerstones of successful communities and promote greater understanding and appreciation for one another.  This mix of diversity adds to the richness of the experience of living in Verano.

Apartments range in size from one- to three-bedroom units, with either a patio or balcony. All apartments include a stove, refrigerator, ethernet connections, and floor and window coverings. Utilities (with the exception of telephone) are included in the rent.


Palo Verde Apartments

Palo Verde is a graduate and family community with 652 unfurnished apartments in three- and four-story buildings. Each apartment comes with a stove, refrigerator, window and floor coverings. All apartments have ethernet connection and cable TV connections.  The community offers coin-operated laundry, children’s playground, barbecues, an organic garden and a clubhouse featuring a big screen television, digital satellite service, a DVD player, fireplace and full kitchen.  The new Community Center includes a computer lab, conference rooms, and student lounges.


Vista del Campo

Vista del Campo is more than a student housing community. Combining many modern amenities with a beautiful setting on the UC Irvine campus, Vista del Campo is a student community like no other! Located on the eastern edge of the University of California, Irvine campus, Vista del Campo offers the independence of apartment living, high quality accommodations, and convenient access to all the benefits that UC Irvine has to offer. Vista del Campo is owned by EAH, a non-profit housing corporation, and is professionally managed by American Campus Communities.


Vista del Campo Norte

Vista del Campo Norte is the next phase in student living at the University of California, Irvine. Opening in fall 2006, you can have the privacy and lifestyle you deserve in a student community that is conducive to achieving academic success. With a great location, private bedroom and bathroom accommodations, specialized graduate amenities, fully furnished units, individual leases and extensive amenities, there is no reason to look elsewhere.

Vista del Campo Norte is professionally managed by American Campus Communities. American Campus is the nation’s premier manager of luxurious, academically oriented student communities. Our professional on-site staff is dedicated to serving your needs. Your comfort, well-being and academic success is our first priority.

You also have the option of living off campus and the Off-Campus Housing Web page provides a directory of nearby apartment communities, current rental rates (likely to be higher rates than the on-campus options), and much more.  We encourage you to visit the UC Irvine’s Graduate and Family Housing website for general information.