CHP Continuing Student Guaranteed Housing App. 2018-19

November 10, 2017

Your membership in the Campuswide Honors Program makes you eligible for guaranteed on-campus housing as long as you are single, under age 25, follow the application process outlined below, and meet the deadlines stipulated. The deadlines include both the application filing deadline AND the deadlines that apply to the contract process. The housing guarantee facilitates an offer of on-campus housing and does NOT guarantee placement in a specific housing community, building, or room. While Student Housing makes an effort to accommodate student preferences, they cannot guarantee that students will be assigned to their first choice community (or AV house, if applicable).

Find information about the housing application process on the Housing web site.


  • 7:00 a.m. on Friday, November 17th is when the guaranteed application window opens. The online housing application can be accessed at
  • 12:00 p.m. (noon, server time) on Wednesday, November 22nd is when the guaranteed application window closes. We strongly encourage you to APPLY EARLY – DO NOT WAIT until the last minute.
  • Housing offers to high demand communities will be made on a first come, first served basis, using application date/time stamps.

NO exceptions will be made for those missing the absolute final deadline of 12:00 p.m., November 22nd. If you missed the Guarantee Window, you can apply for the housing waitlist in spring quarter.


  • The application is “one and done.” That means once your application is submitted, you cannot log in again to make changes. Research your options and know your preferences before you apply.
  • You MUST rank all 6 community preferences. Rank them in order of preference (with 1 indicating your strongest preference).
  • Roommate requests are NOT part of the housing application. You will be able to request a specific roommate later in the process, after you receive your community assignment.
  • CHP commuters (who meet eligibility criteria), regardless of year in school, are eligible for on-campus housing. You DO NOT have to be currently living on campus to apply.


View the 2018-19 Housing Options at a Glance to compare all six of your housing options.  You can also view the websites of the communities themselves as listed here.

The cost of living in the communities offered varies significantly. For cost information go to theHousing Rates page or to the applicable ACC Community website.  

  1. Arroyo Vista (AV) Housing 
    Arroyo Vista offers an academic year contract to continuing undergraduates. If selected for this community, term of contract will be September 2018-June 2019. Arroyo Vista is one of the two least expensive on-campus housing options for guarantee students according to currently listed rates. It is also the only option for guarantee students with a CHP theme.

    We currently plan to have 3 honors houses next year (1006, 1010, and 1012), totaling 76 spaces.CHP students who are not in good standing will NOT be eligible for AV CHP Housing. “Good standing” means students are NOT on probation with the CHP and are making progress towards completing their CHP requirements.

    CHP students who wish to live in one of the CHP houses in Arroyo Vista must complete theCHP Continuing Student Guaranteed Housing Application Information 2018-2019 survey IN ADDITION TO completing the guaranteed housing application by 12:00 p.m., November 22nd. Students who BOTH indicate their preference through completing the CHP’s housing survey AND the guaranteed housing application will be offered spaces in the CHP Arroyo Vista houses on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Students who receive a community offer for Arroyo Vista will be sent a link (January 9, 2018) to an EEE survey that asks for theme house preferences. For a complete list and descriptions of all available Academic Theme Housing and Greek Housing, go to the AV website.

    Selection into any non-honors Academic Theme House in AV is dependent upon (1) student preferences, (2) fit with the theme (e.g., related major), (3) and space availability.

    GREEK HOUSING. Those students applying solely for Greek housing will follow the same application process as all other guarantees. The housing application will ask about your Greek affiliation, but requests to live in the AV Chapter house should go through your Greek Chapter. Students applying for Greek housing can contact the current Resident Advisor of their chapter house for more information.

    AV will be offering contracts on a first-come, first-served basis, so make sure to apply early.

  2. Campus Village Apartments
  3. Camino Del Sol*
  4. Puerta Del Sol*
  5. Vista Del Campo (VDC)*
  6. Vista Del Campo Norte (VDC Norte)*

* If you really want one of the ACC communities as an option, rank it as your number 1 preference. The ACC communities ONLY offer year-round contracts. Summer or single quarter subletting options are permitted (which may be of particular interest to students planning to study abroad for a quarter). Contact individual ACC communities leasing offices for more details. Lease cancellation policies for these communities are more restrictive than the policy for AV & CV. Make sure you understand the terms of your lease (including cancellation policies) before you sign!

If you are offered a VDC, VDC Norte, Camino Del Sol, or Puerta Del Sol contract, and decline the offer, you will forfeit your guarantee. No switching to other communities at that point. If you choose to, you may apply to the housing waitlist when it opens in spring quarter.


  • Roommate requests are not made at the time of the guaranteed housing application.
  • You are more likely to be offered the same community as a friend if you both apply early and rank your community preferences in the same order.
  • If you and a friend are both offered housing in the same community, you may request to room with that person during the room/roommate assignment process. More information on that process will be provided in winter quarter.
  • The CHP themed AV houses are the only spaces where the CHP can assist with roommate pairings. Each community conducts their roommate matching process at different times. VDC, VDC Norte, Camino Del Sol, and Puerta Del Sol are at the end of Fall Quarter (and beginning of Winter quarter) and Arroyo Vista and Campus Village are during Spring Quarter.
  • If you are offered a space in AV, the January EEE survey that asks for theme preferences will also give you the option of providing the UCInetID of one person who you would like to be placed with in that community (pending available space). Both parties must rank their housing preferences in the same order and must request one another for the request to be considered. PLEASE NOTE: If you indicate your preference for the CHP houses in AV through the CHP’s housing survey, then any theme preference changes made on the January EEE AV survey will be invalidated.
  • If your desired roommate is not part of the CHP or another guarantee group, they can still apply and be placed on the Arroyo Vista or Campus Village waitlist, or apply directly with VDC, VDC Norte, Camino Del Sol, or Puerta Del Sol for their waitlists.
  • We cannot determine at this time how many, if any, spaces will be available for non-guarantee students wanting on-campus housing, so please do not ask us.

Students who plan to apply for an RA position and want to live on-campus next year, should also submit a guaranteed housing application so that in the event they are not selected for the position, they will have on-campus housing next year.  If you’re planning to apply, keep an eye out for information on the honors RA position later this quarter.

Undergraduates over 25 years of age as of the beginning of Fall 2018, married, or with children 
Students in these groups are NOT guaranteed, but may apply for Fall 2018 housing in Verano Place orPalo Verde. Single or married students over age 25 without children may also apply to live in Vista del Campo, Vista del Campo Norte, or Puerta Del Sol. Please note that all of these communities maintain their own waitlists, so check with them when applications open.

If you have specific questions/concerns not addressed above, contact or a Student Housing Advisor at or (949) 824-6811.

Scholarship Opportunities Program – F’17, Wk. 6

November 6, 2017

Fall 2017 Walk-In Hours:

  • Julissa: Tuesday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.
  • An: Wednesdays, 12:00 – 1:00 PM.
  • Location: Ayala Science Library, 1st Floor in the Writing Center. Please check in at the front desk.

Advising Appointments: If you are interested in one-on-one advising for any scholarships, you can schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor. Please view Advising Appointments for more information on how to set up an appointment. Our office is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 – 4:00 pm at the Writing Center of Ayala Science Library.

Q&A’s with Scholarship Winners: CHP alumnus and Fulbright recipient Kenneth Lai ’14

Faculty Coffee Hour

November 6, 2017

Looking for an easy way to interact with faculty? Want a free breakfast while you’re at it? Come out to Faculty Coffee Hour the Friday of week 7, from 9-11 AM in The Locus. This is the perfect opportunity for you to have a conversation with a professor over some donuts and coffee. We are still looking for volunteers, so if you’re able to help out, please fill out this form*. We hope to see you there!

*If you already signed up to volunteer, you don’t need to fill out the form.

Humans of CHP: Hamid Abuwarda

November 6, 2017

Hamid Abuwarda is a Biological Sciences major. He was recently awarded the Barnes and Noble Scholarship that supports the development of a health literary program for underprivileged children in Santa Ana. His goal is to educate children and their families about healthy alternatives to everyday foods so that they can take charge of their own wellbeing.

If you are interested in health literacy and community service, Hamid is looking for an assistant to develop and implement this program! Email Hamid today at

Dinner for Anteaters: CHP Edition

November 6, 2017

Dinner for Anteaters

Saturday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Taco Rosa, Newport Beach

You may have heard of Dinners for Anteaters, a UCI tradition where UCI alumni provide a meal for current UCI students and engage them in good conversation and mentorship.  This quarter CHP alumni Michael and Kimberly Ong are thrilled to host a dinner for CHP students.  Interested students should fill out the online interest form by 8 a.m. on Thursday, November 9.

Fresh Basic Needs Hub Tour

November 6, 2017

As of the 2015-2016 academic year, the Student Outreach and Retention (SOAR) Center has been looking to help students who struggle with food insecurity at UCI. Now with continued support from students and administration, SOAR is taking even bigger steps to take on food insecurity. This academic year has been the launch year of their newest facility, the Fresh Basic Needs Hub. As an expansion from the SOAR food pantry, the Fresh Basic Needs Hub provides food relief and security to those who need it. Come join your PAA, Fernando, for a tour of their location and see all they have to offer! The Hub has studying and eating spaces, chef resource hours, emergency supplies for students, and much more. The tour will take place on Tuesday Nov. 14 at 3pm. The group will meet in the Locus at 2:45pm to walk over to the location. If you are interested, come into the CHP office to secure your spot. Spots are limited, so sign up as soon as possible!!

NAR Deadline Fast-Approaching!

November 6, 2017

The deadline for NAR Submissions and NAR’s Food-ography Contest Submissions is this THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9th at midnight! Send your poems, short stories, paintings, photographs, sketches, etc. to for the chance to be published in NAR’s Fall issue! We look forward to seeing everyone’s talent and creativity!

Honors Chemistry Study Groups

November 6, 2017

Honors Chemistry Study Groups is a program held by the Academic Chairs of CHSC in which CHP Students in Honors Chemistry can get together in organized study groups with peers and peer leaders who have done well in the course. The peer leaders will be answering any questions about concepts that you’re going over in Honors Chem and helping to facilitate study groups for studying or tackling Tuffys.

The program is planned to start during Week 6 on either Wednesday or Thursday for a one hour session. 

Please fill out this Doodle with your availability so that we can best see which date is best for you. The program would be at an Honors Study Room in the library, the Locus, or an Honors Hall depending on size of the groups (TBA until Doodle is filled). Feel free to bring along friends.

Bio 94 Winter 2018 Enrollment Update

November 6, 2017

Attn: First-Year Bio Sci majors!

Bio H94 will not be offered in winter 2018; CHP first-year bio majors should enroll in Bio 94 this winter instead in order to remain on track with their major requirements.

The CHP PAAs are here for you!

November 6, 2017

It’s officially week 6!  We hope your midterms have been going well and we wish you good luck for any remaining midterms you have this quarter.  We know the end of the quarter can be stressful but we are here to help; we’ve got your back!  If you have any enrollment questions as the schedule of classes has now been released for winter quarter, feel free to email us (, give us a call (949-824-8409), or stop by our office.  We’d love to see all our fellow CHP students so come on by if you have questions, if you need someone to talk to, or just want to say hi! Please see our office hours below.  Good luck for the rest of the quarter! Thanksgiving and Winter Break are just around the corner!


Our Office Hours:


Monday 11:30-3:30 PM

Friday 12-2 PM


Tuesday 10-2 PM

Thursday 10-1 PM


Monday 9-11 AM

Tuesday 2-4 PM

Wednesday 1-3 PM


Wednesday 10-1 PM

Thursday 1-4 PM