Residential Life

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Residential Life at John R. Lewis College

John Lewis College is committed to educating leaders who are deeply committed to social justice and who will be equipped to engage fully in their communities. The college’s theme of “Social Justice and Community” provides exciting co-curricular opportunities for residents to explore while living in the community. 

John Lewis College is located in a central location on campus.  We are 5-10 minutes (walking distance) from campus recreational activities (OPERS), the UCSC bookstore, and Student Union.  John Lewis College is committed to the UCSC Zero Waste by 2020 initiative and encourages residents to decrease their carbon footprint through engaging in University sustainability initiatives.

John Lewis College has a variety of different living facilities including Residence Halls, Apartments, Rumi’s Field: A Nonviolent Living Learning Community, and the International Living Center. Please see the Housing Options section of the sidebar for more information. 

Our Residential Life and Housing Staff consist of committed professionals and student staff who can assist you throughout your time here. Our Associate Director (AD) oversees the Residential Life and Housing unit and is located in the Residential Life and Housing office. Our Coordinators for Residential Education (CREs) oversee a particular residential area and are live-in professional staff who supervise the Resident Assistants (RAs). Our Coordinator for Conduct and Education (CCE) primarily works to address and resolve student conduct issues impacting our communities. Their offices are within the Residential Life and Housing Office. The RAs are student leaders who live on your floor or building and help create a thriving living and learning community. The Housing Coordinator and Office Coordinator support your housing management needs, such as room assignments, lockouts and move in/move out. They are also located at the Residential Life and Housing Office

For all University and Housing related rules, please review the following: Housing Policies

College Nine and John R. Lewis College Residential Life and Housing Office:

The College Nine and John Lewis College Residential Life and Housing Office serves both College Nine an John Lewis College residents, assisting with a variety of housing-related issues.  Have a question about your housing?  Locked out of your room?  Call, email, or just come by and we can help you!

Operating Hours:

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(831) 459-3834


College Nine, Residential Hall Building 1 (R1) Hague House, first floor.  *For a college map click here.


  • After hours lockouts - Contact the RA on Call
  • Housing cancellations, room change requests, general housing questions
    • Call, email, or visit the housing office to speak to the Housing Coordinator.
  • Maintenance issues  
    • Please do your part to keep our community safe and clean. Keep our space litter-free and be sure to report any maintenance or grounds issues to CruzFix!
    • File a CruzFix ticket online at
  • Student Conduct Meetings
    • Call or visit the housing office to set up an appointment to meet with your conduct officer (as noted in your summons)
  • Community Safety Officers
    • Community Safety Officers (CSOs) provide safety and security assistance between 7pm-3am.
    • Call (831) 459-2100 for assistance. Please do your part in keeping our community safe and be sure to report any suspicious activity.

Check this website often to see important housing updates every quarter!

Browse the topics on the sidebar and make sure you are always aware of important quarterly housing dates and other housing information!

Note: Questions about your housing bill, payment plans, or meal plans should be directed to the main Campus Housing office at 831-459-2394 or Their website is: