By El Gaucho, May 8, 1959
Over 1,000 new students can be added to the present UCSB quota next year because of housing facilities both on-campus and off-campus which are scheduled to be completed by the opening of the fall semester.
On campus the new Anacapa Hall will open its doors to 420 new men students. For the spring semester, Santa Cruz Hall will provide additional housing for 420 women. This will bring the total to 1,700 students living on campus.
Recently ground was broken in Isla Vista for a $1,000,000 studio apartment project designed to house 334 students. The apartments will be named Villa del Sur and are located on Camino del Sur Road.
Isla Vista’s Largest
This will be the largest project of its kind in the Isla Vista area, containing almost as many students as a residence hall. Approved by the housing office, the apartments will be staffed by a resident manager and his wife and will have accommodations for junior and senior women in one area and for men students in another.
The two-story construction will have in each unit two bedrooms on the second floor above the kitchen and dining units. Each apartment will have one and a half baths.
Private Patios Offered
Every unit will have its own walled private patio. Four large areas have been reserved for lawn which the residents can use for recreation areas or sunbathing.
All walls between apartments have been soundproofed. There will be a laundry room and enclosed yards for drying clothes. Rates in the new apartments will be $212.50 per semester per student. Four students will share an apartment.
A privately operated women’s residence hall located within walking distance of the campus will also open next fall. It will accommodate 120 women. Freshmen and sophomore women are eligible to live in this supervised hall.
Many other apartment houses are being built much small in size and will be ready by fall for occupancy by students.