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. Click here to view the UCI interactive map to see the location of housing near campus. Contact the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (email@example.com) if you have questions. Here are some options to explore:
Housing in University Hills
Irvine Campus Housing Authority- Although opportunities are very limited, interested postdoctoral scholars may contact the office to inquire about on-campus housing in University Hills. Applications are available on the ICHA website. You may fax or email your application.
If renting, start on this page and review the apartment options. You will need to fill out an application for each option of interest and will be put on a waiting list.
UCI Off-Campus Housing Service
UCI hosts an Off-campus Housing Service called the Anteater Housing Network. If you do not yet have a UCInetID, sign up as a Guest. Enter the name of the departmental contact who can most quickly confirm your incoming status. A user must be affiliated with the campus in order to receive Guest Access to the website.
Once registered, the Postdoc will receive an email from the UCI Housing office requesting additional information in order to be granted Guest Access. The Postdoc must respond to this email and include contact information in order to be given Guest Access. Once approved by the UCI Housing Office, the postdoc will have complete access to all listings. If there is a delay, ask the staff member to call the UCI Housing office.
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. Contact the UCI Housing office atif you have problems accessing the Anteater Housing Network.
Puerto Del Sol, Camino Del Sol, Vista Del Campo, Vista Del Campo-Norte
The following on-campus campus housing options are managed by American Campus Communities and may be available, although this is primarily student housing. Submit your application as early as possible as housing is limited.
The American Campus Communities landing page describing the four communities listed below.
Irvine Company Housing
The Irvine Company offers several apartment options and offers UCI employees a rent discount and reduced deposit for its apartments. They also offer a free apartment locator service. Contact the Irvine Company at for more information.
UCI Housing Outreach Services
Located in the UCI Student Center, room G465, the Housing Outreach Services provides additional information and resources regarding UCI and off-campus housing. Phone-949-824-7247
Additional Apartment Search Resources
Housing may be posted on the Postdoctoral Association Facebook page.
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
- Orange County Public Libraries