Renters Workshop

The Renters Workshop is a free, self-paced online course created for UCSC students seeking off-campus housing. After finishing the workshop, you will receive a Certificate of Completion to show landlords you are a knowledgeable prospective tenant.

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The Renters Workshop is available in Canvas, the UCSC learning management system. You must be a UCSC student and have an "" email address (CruzID) to access the workshop.


Don’t have a CruzID? The information from the workshop is also available in the Resources for Renters on this website.



Why take the Renters Workshop?

Some Santa Cruz landlords require UCSC students to provide a Certificate of Completion from the Renters Workshop! 


After taking the workshop, you will also be able to:

  • Detect and avoid fraudulent listings, rental scams, and illegal units
  • Know your rights and responsibilities as a tenant
  • Make a great first impression when inquiring about a rental


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