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Gender and UCLA Housing

The official campus record of each student’s gender identity is maintained through MyUCLA. The gender values in the housing application are Female (F), Male (M), Non-Binary (X), Other (O) and Unknown (U).  

Students may view and update their gender information through MyUCLA. Any updates are automatically reflected with Housing within one business day. 

Below are the gender identity fields in MyUCLA and correspondingly how they will be assigned rooms and roommates within UCLA Housing. 

Gender identity via myucla gender of room and roommates (Room assignment gender)
Woman, Transgender Woman/Trans Woman Female
Man, Transgender Man/Trans Man Male
Nonbinary Nonbinary
Different Identity Other
Decline to State Unknown

UCLA is committed to providing a healthy, safe, and positive living environment for all students. Because gender identity, sex assigned at birth, and outness are unique to each student, Housing can work with students individually to figure out the best housing environment for them within gender inclusive housing. 

If a student would like to be assigned within gender inclusive housing, they should indicate their preference within the online housing application.

If you have any questions or would like to connect directly with someone from Housing Services about gender inclusive housing, please contact Melissa Faybik at

A student’s gender plays a role in determining their room and roommate(s) assignment. Please review the Gender Identity and Room Assignment Gender chart above to determine how gender is factored in.

This general practice is followed whether the student is assigned to housing by the Housing Services Office or whether the student is among those who are eligible to select their own housing during the online Room Sign Up (RSU) process (guaranteed returning students only). 

Housing Services has the ability to assign students of different genders to the same room, in gender inclusive housing, upon request. Students interested in gender inclusive housing should indicate their interest within the housing application.

Additionally, most floors of university housing are mixed-gender, meaning students of any gender live on the same floor. Bedrooms are designated a single Room Assignment Gender. Bathrooms are primarily used by individuals who identify with that gender. Most buildings with communal restrooms have all gender restrooms available. More information on all gender restrooms and requesting access can be found here.​​​​​​

The Gender, Sexuality, & Society (GSS) community provides a living and learning environment to raise awareness and educate students around topics of gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual health, and social justice. This community creates a safe and supportive space that welcomes and celebrates every intersection of a student’s identity.

All students, regardless of identity or major, are invited to participate on the floor as topics of gender identity and sexual orientation are discussed in a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment. 

More about the GSS community

Returning students who are selected to be a part of the GSS community will be assigned manually by Housing Services. They will not participate in Room Sign Up.

All students eligible for Room Sign Up (RSU) will be sent instructions via email on how to form roommate groups and select their spaces. All rooms during RSU have a gender designation and are only available to students and roommate groups that match that Room Assignment Gender. Students who select gender inclusive housing are able to select from available gender inclusive rooms during RSU.

Non-Binary Students who have Not selected Gender Inclusive Housing: RSU Process
Non-binary students who do not select gender inclusive housing may select their room via the online RSU process. If there are only a few non-binary students who have not opted into gender inclusive housing, these students may need to work directly with a housing representative to select their room so as to make sure they have as many room options as possible when making their selection.


Assignments for new freshmen and transfer students are managed by Housing Services.


  • Students who have not selected gender inclusive housing are assigned to rooms that match their Room Assignment Gender listed within the housing application. 
  • Students who opt into gender inclusive housing will be assigned to gender inclusive rooms and the gender of their roommates will not be factored into their placement. This means they may be assigned with students whose gender identity does not match their own.