Finding affordable housing close to campus may be a challenging task for new postdoctoral scholars at UC Irvine. Although some on-campus housing may be available, it is not guaranteed; therefore, we strongly advise that you consider a broad range of options. If you need tips, connecting with other postdocs – both current and new – can be a valuable resource. The Graduate Resource Center staff may be able to provide advice as well. Here are some options to explore:
- Staff and Faculty Housing in University Hills: Although opportunities are very limited, we encourage all interested postdoctoral scholars to add their name to the waiting list.
- Puerta del Sol: UCI’s newest on-campus apartment community. This apartment complex offers fully furnished apartments with private bedrooms and convenient access to campus. Apartment offers are usually given to postdocs in October if there is availability. For questions please contact Student: 949-824-6811.
- Apartments: Apartment communities in areas surrounding UCI cost on average $1,500/month for a large one-bedroom apartment and $2,400/month for a 3-bedroom apartment. Rentals sometimes require 2 months’ rent in advance plus security deposits ranging from $600 to $1000. For more information visit Student Housing. This site offers links to information on how to find a home and other valuable resources.
- Housing Outreach Services: Located in the Student Center - G465 the Housing Outreach Services provides additional information and resources regarding UCI and off-campus housing.
- The Irvine Company offers UCI employees a rent discount and reduced deposit for its apartments. They also offer a free apartment locator service. For more information about UCI employee discount and locator service please contact the Irvine Company at 866-371-1063.
- Websites to search for apartments in the areas: ApartmentGuide.com, Zillow.com, ForRent.com
Other sites that can help you plan your move to Irvine include:
- Irvine Public Schools (if you have children)
- City of Irvine
- County of Orange
- Orange County Register
- Los Angeles Times
If you have further questions, contact Housing Administrative Services or call at 949-824-7247.