Renters Workshop

The Renters Workshop is a free online training. Taking the workshop makes your off-campus housing search easier.

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You learn your rights and responsibilities as a tenant and receive a Certificate of Completion to show landlords you are a knowledgeable prospective tenant.

The intended audience is the first time renter and those new to California. An "" email address (CruzID) is required to access the workshop; if you don't have a CruzID, the information from the workshop is available in the Resources for Renters on this website.

Take the Renters Workshop and pass the quiz to be entered into a weekly raffle to win a $50.00 gift certificate to Bay Tree Bookstore!

February 12, 2017 - May 30, 2017

It’s is too early to find a rental for fall, but it’s not too early to prepare!

Here are the rules:

Only currently enrolled students with a valid UCSC e-mail who take Community Rentals Office’s online Renters Workshop by midnight, Tuesday, May 30, 2017 are eligible to win. One entry per student. A valid and current student ID is required to pick up prize. One $50.00 gift certificate to Bay Tree Bookstore will be given every week from Wednesday, February 22 until Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

Prize is not exchangeable for cash. Winners are contacted via their UCSC e-mail. Prize must be claimed within five days of notification or it will be forfeited and a new winner drawn.

Meet the recent winners and read why they found the workshop valuable.