Overview of ERC Living Areas
Most freshmen begin their stay at UC San Diego in on-campus housing where they have access to resources designed to assist in the transition from home to college and to support individual growth and development. On-campus living offers programs and unique opportunities to expand and enhance educational experiences, and provide exposure to the ideas and points of view of diverse populations of fellow students.
ERC first year students live in the ERC Residence Halls. Each suite has a common area lounge, community bathroom and 6-7 rooms.
ERC continuing students live in the ERC Apartments. Each apartment is fully furnished and has a kitchen, bathroom, living room, and 2-4 bedrooms.
The ERC area also offers a Student Activity Center, meeting rooms and laundry facilties. The Great Hall and Middle Earth Lounge are nearby, where many social, cultural and educational programs are offered. Check out our dining facility, Cafe Ventanas!
ERC first year students may be assigned to the Revelle Residence Halls, which are close to Plaza Cafe and CLICS library. Students living at Revelle may choose to become involved with Revelle and/or ERC programs.
Each residence hall building contains lounges and laundry facilities, and many include kitchenettes. In addition, mail boxes, a student activities center, and dining facilities are located conveniently nearby.
Affiliated with ERC, International House (fondly known as I-House) is a campus-wide living learning program, open to all residents of sophomore standing and above. Each apartment is a mix of International and American students who are not only willing to share their cultures and engage in intercultural exchange, but are also willing to support I-House programs through language tables, cultural nights, intramural sports, seminars and socials. Admission is by application and, dependent upon space, is conducted at the end of fall and winter quarter as well as for the academic year as a whole.
For full admission details and learn more visit the I-House website.
Residents in this community have indicated a commitment to developing and participating in educational and social opportunities both within their location of residence and campus-wide for the LGBT community and those interested in this community. This program is open to individuals or groups of guaranteed students (no more than 4 or 5 guaranteed students in apartments, depending on the facility). Placement into this community will be done through a pre-assignment process.
At ERC and I-House, we invite the residents of these communities to partner with our Residence Life staff and RAs to help plan and promote social and educational events such as Ellie 4 Life, Gender Bender, SMERC (Sex Matters at ERC), International Perspectives on LGBT Issues (IAG), World AIDS Day, the Intercultural Communication Workshop, movie screenings, and organizing groups to attend campus-wide events such as Q-Camp, Out and Proud Week, and the Non-Sexist Dances. We also look forward to planning and collaborating with the LGBT Resource Center on new programs and events to educate as well as build community at ERC, I-House and campus-wide.