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Campus Housing

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I didn't live on campus, but there are no single room dorms and some of my friends that did live on campus ran out of meal swipes before the quarter was over. The cost, like all dorms, is pricey, but it does include meals, utilities, and the location is just a short walk from your classes. The social atmosphere is fun and the application process doesn't seem complicated.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I lived in the dorms my first year and loved it!! Was in a triple loft so space and pricing was my main complaint, but other than that it was a great experience and would recommend for every incoming freshman. Definitely a great way to meet people and get comfortable adjusting to college living.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's not the best, and not the worst. The people are very outgoing and do their best to make you feel at home.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I loved my freshman experience in the dorms

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: We have AI, Lothian, Glenmor, and Pentland and each housing option has different social atmosphere and ranking. Glenmor is the most expensive since you are living in an apartment to yourself with your own gym, pool, etc. The cheapest would be AI and it's believe to be the most social. However, AI is the oldest and smallest option you have. Every one of them has their own dining hall and are located in different areas on campus. They are all within walking distance from each other and the classrooms aren't as far.

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Living on campus is highly encouraged for freshmen because it is an excellent way to meet fellow students and to become integrated into campus culture. Unlike off-campus lodgings, all residence halls feature group, individual, and private study rooms for students to use. Commuting is obviously not an issue for residents, but it can be a lengthy walk to class, and most students ride bicycles or scooters in order to be on time. The resident advisers (RAs) tend to be on the more lenient side, which can result in the liberty to conduct fun social events, but also distraction for those trying to study.

The Aberdeen-Inverness (A-I) and Lothian residence halls are known for being the most social dorms. Positively, the quantity of students in both places suggests countless opportunities to make new friends and build connections. However, this also means there is less privacy and a great deal of activity and disturbances. Pentland Hills provides the most solitude and contains a smaller group of people. The cost for these luxuries among others is considerably higher, though. Most students recommend steering clear of Bannockburn, if at all possible. Despite its cheapness and proximity to classes, it's unkempt, rundown, and cramped. Unofficially, Bannockburn is the most unsafe of all on-campus housing, due to the lack of lighting, security gates, and outside entrances. Stonehaven is relatively newer, better maintained, and has moderate pricing. International Village has the enviable reputation of being the best resident option, often compared to that of a hotel. Ultimately, a standard plan for noncommuting UCR students is to spend their freshman year in a dorm in order to establish friendships and create academic networks, and then move off campus for more lenient and overall better housing.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
6,100
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for married students
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Special housing for disabled students
Undergrads Living On Campus
32%
Freshmen Living On Campus
72%
Number of Dormitories
3
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
5
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Aberdeen-Inverness Residence Hall
  • East Lothian
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Glen Mor Student Apartments
  • International Village Apartments
Worst Freshman Dorms
  • Pentland Hills
  • West Lothian
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Bannockburn Village & Plaza Apartments
  • Pentland Hills
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bookshelf
  • Bulletin board
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling lights
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet access
  • Lighted mirrors
  • Local telephone service
  • Microfridge
  • Smoke detector
  • Towel bar
  • Window coverings
Also Available
  • CHASS Connect Hall (housing for humanities majors)
  • Enginuity Hall (first-year students enrolled in the Bourns College of Engineering)
  • Gender-neutral housing
  • Honors Hall
  • InSTEP Hall (housing for science majors)
  • Pan-African Theme Hall (PATH)
  • Pre-Business Hall
  • Stonewall Hall (section for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning students and their allies)
  • Transfer Hall
  • Unete a Mundo Hall
Available for Rent
Privacy compartments with lock
Did You Know?
  • Aberdeen-Inverness was UCR's first residence hall, completed in 1959.
  • Bear Facts Orientation check-ins take place in the Pentland Hills Residence Halls.
  • Aberdeen-Inverness got its moniker from two Scottish port cities; this naming started the tradition of future buildings being named for places in Scotland-like Lothian Residence Hall being named for the Lothian Borders in the south of Scotland, Bannockburn named after a stream, and Glen Mor named after that which bisects the Scottish Highlands.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Aberdeen-Inverness Residence Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 750-999
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Computer labs, convenience stores, dining services, emergency assistance, equipment checkout (e.g., sports, cooking, and cleaning equipment), game rooms, housekeeping, laundry facilities, mail delivery, music practice rooms, message services, recreational lawn space, secure bike storage, social lounges, study lounges, TV lounges, vending machines
East and West Lothian
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 1000+
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Computer labs, convenience stores, dining services, emergency assistance, equipment checkout (e.g., sports, cooking, and cleaning equipment), game rooms, housekeeping, laundry facilities, mail delivery, music practice rooms, message services, recreational lawn space, secure bike storage, social lounges, study lounges, TV lounges, vending machines
Pentland Hills
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 1000+
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Computer labs, convenience stores, dining services, emergency assistance, equipment checkout (e.g., sports, cooking, and cleaning equipment), full refrigerator and microwave in each suite, game rooms, housekeeping, laundry facilities, mail delivery, music practice rooms, message services, recreational lawn space, secure bike storage, social lounges, study lounges, TV lounges, vending machines

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Bannockburn Village & Plaza Apartments
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 10-24
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Units include air conditioning, carpeting, full kitchen, window blinds; complex features 24-hour emergency assistance, barbecues, bike storage, computer labs, equipment checkout (recreational gear, tools, vacuum cleaners), faxing and copying, fitness room, jacuzzi, laundry facilities, mail delivery, picnic areas, sport courts, study lounges, swimming pools, TV lounges, vending machines
Falkirk Student Apartments
Number of Units: <10
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Units include carpeting, closets, full kitchen, patio or balcony, vaulted ceilings, window coverings; complex features 24-hour on-site RA and management staff, card key system, fitness room, laundry facilities, multipurpose room with big-screen TV, multi-sport fields, outdoor barbecue area with grills, parking, study lounge, swimming pool and spa, video arcade
Glen Mor Student Apartments
Floors: 2
Number of Units: <10
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two- and four-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Units include full kitchen; complex features bike storage, computer lab, declining balance meal plan, laundry facilities, on-site market and grill, recreation fields, study lounges, weekly housekeeping services
International Village Apartments
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Studios and two-, three-, and five-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Units include air conditioning, furnished living areas, high-speed Ethernet access, premium DirecTV service, telephone with basic service, utilities included; complex features 24-hour on-site RA and management staff, card key system, fitness room, grass multisport fields, laundry facilities, multipurpose room with big-screen TV, outdoor barbecue, parking, study lounge, video arcade
Students living here have the opportunity to earn up to six units of academic credit by enrolling in Ling. 192 (prerequisite Ling. 020).
Stonehaven Student Apartments
Floors: 2
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One- and two-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Units include carpeting, expanded basic cable TV, full kitchen, high-speed Ethernet, independent connections for individual phone line use, utilities (water, trash, gas, and electric) included; complex features 24-hour on-site management, bike storage, controlled parking access, designated car wash area, equipment checkout (recreational gear, tools, vacuums), laundry facilities, mail and faxing services, perimeter fencing, pool and expansive sundeck, sand volleyball and basketball courts, security cameras, TV lounge, vending machines
Residents can rent on a "per bed or per apartment" basis.

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