UCI LGBT Resource Center

LGBTQ+ Housing

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Student Housing offers several on-campus housing options that are specifically LGBTQ and/or gender-neutral.

Click here to access Housing's page on Gender-Inclusive Housing FAQ


Arroyo Vista housing provides academically themed houses for undergraduate students. Spectrum House is the LGBTQ+ house in AV. The Spectrum House is a unique community that celebrates and affirm the cultural experiences for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and questioning students and their allies through programming, community development, an increased visibility of LGBT students & issues, and providing a safe space for LGBTQ+ students and their allies. Focusing on creating an inclusive and welcoming campus environment for students of all sexual orientations and gender identities, the Spectrum House promotes the understanding about sexual orientation, gender, and other aspects of diversity to enhance students' leadership skills, personal development, and multicultural awareness. Residents who choose to live in the house will be asked to complete Safe Zone training, attend at least one LGBTRC/Spectrum program each quarter, and be an active, positive member of the house.

For more info:

Click here to access Arroyo Vista's website

Click here to learn more about Spectrum


Open House in the Mesa Court and Middle Earth communities offer gender-inclusive housing for first-year students.  The Isengard hall in Middle Earth offers double rooms, while Cascada hall in Mesa Court has single, double and triple rooms.  These two halls strive to be an inclusive and non-judgmental communities where diversity and the exploration of identity are celebrated. While all residents are welcome, Open House is intended as an affirming environment that recognizes unique needs and challenges to the LGBTQ+ community. Residents of any sexual orientation or gender identity (including, but not limited to, lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, transgender, non-binary, agender and queer) are encouraged to apply, as are allies and supporters of the LGBTQ+ community. In conjunction with Student Housing and the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center, collaborative programs will foster community, encourage self-expression and create an atmosphere of openness and learning.