Living at PICA

Zoe Manoguerra and Chloe Merrifield enjoying the sunshine. Photo by Andrew Blackwelder.

PICA residents live in our on-campus themed housing option at the Village at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors from disciplines across the Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Arts and Humanities live, study, grow and prepare food together in the Village housing modules dedicated to PICA. The living/learning experience that the PICA residential program allows students a way to link healthy communities with healthy food systems.
Our residential program offers:
  • 9 single rooms, three bathrooms, and a kitchenette in each building
  • Large shared community kitchen and laundry/community room with extensive facilities
  • Housing rate includes all utilities, high-speed Internet, and cable TV
  • Paid leadership positions within the community are available to offset university housing costs
  • Residential staff provide community programming and activities
  • An optional community meals program, featuring produce from our garden

Want to live in the PICA themed housing at the Village? The steps on how to sign up to live at PICA can be found here.

If you would like more information, please visit the Village housing webpage. Or contact us.

student with bike and trailer filled with squash