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Living at Eighth

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Welcome to Eighth College's Residential Life Community!

Our team would like to acknowledge that UCSD sits on the unceded territory of the Kumeyaay Nation. Eighth College's community holds great respect for the land and the original people of the area where our campus is located. This land was and continues to be of great importance to the Kumeyaay people who continue to maintain their political sovereignty and cultural traditions as vital members of the San Diego Community. 
Eighth's residential neighborhood is on the southernmost part of campus near the theatre district  - across from the world famous La Jolla Playhouse. Eighth College will be fully opening up all our residential buildings in Fall 2024 as we welcome our second class of incoming Eighth students.

Residential Halls

At Eighth, we have five residential halls that have been carefully curated to reflect our mission and values. Our five residential buildings are Podemos, Sankofa, Pulse, Survivance, and Azad Hall. 
Please use the following link to view a Virtual Tour of Eighth College:
Eighth College Tour
For more information on each building and additional layout plans, please reference below.

Azad

Azad

An expression of freedom, choice, voice, and liberation.
Azad means free in Persian, Hindi, Bengali, and Kurdish. In Farsi and Urdu the word for free is Azadi and takes root in many forms. In Turkish, Azat.
Azad Hall is a nine-story building with both apartment and residential hall style living spaces, housing around 200 residents. This building will be adjacent to Eighth's Zen Garden. Amenities include wireless internet, community kitchens, study spaces, and laundry facilities.
The Apartment layout plans for Azad can be found here:
Azad Layouts

Podemos

Podemos

We can. We are able.
Podemos Hall is a sixteen-story building which accommodates approximately 350 residents. Each apartment is designed to house anywhere between 9 -12  residents. The first two floors of the buildings hold our Academic offices and classrooms. Amenities include wireless internet, study lounges and laundry facilities on every odd numbered floor.
Layouts coming soon!

Pulse

Pulse

A Heartbeat.
The intersection of multiple stories.
The rhythm, of music that connects to the body.
A place to dance and find community. A memorial
Pulse brings ideas of heart, love, dance, and music. It's an inclusive rhythms that connects groups that don't speak the same language through rhythm built into the body. Among it's stories is an honoring of LGBTIA+ and intersectional communities.
Pulse Hall is a ten-story building with both apartment and residential hall style living spaces that houses around 400 residents. Pulse Hall will be home to a fitness center and a rooftop Deck available for residents use. Amenities include wireless internet, community kitchens, study spaces and laundry facilities.
The Apartment layout plans for Pulse can be found here:
Pulse Layouts

Sankofa

Sankofa

A Twi word from the Akan Tribe of Ghana that encourages learning from the past to inform the future, reaching back to move forward, and lifting as we climb. 
Sankofa Hall is a twenty-one story building which accommodates approximately 700 students. The building holds both apartment and residential hall style living spaces. A large central laundry room that services the residents of the first nine floors may be found on the first floor of the building. Starting on the tenth floor, there will be a laundry room found on every other floor. Amenities include wireless internet, study lounges, community kitchens, central laundry facilities, and Bike Racks in Residential Hall Units.
The Apartment layout plans for Sankofa can be found here:
Sankofa Layouts

Survivance

Survivance

A term originating from Native American Studies. A combination of Survival and Resistance.
Surviance is a powerful name and act of recognition for Native communities. Survivance connects with Eighth College's mission and culture as an invitation to a conversation. 
Survivance is a eleven-story building with both apartment and residential hall style living spaces that houses around 400 residents. The first floor of this building will have a lobby and offices. The residential spaces in this building will be found between the third and tenth floor. The eleventh floor will house a conference center for Eighth College. Amenities include wireless internet, community kitchens, study spaces and laundry facilities. 
The Apartment layout plans for Survivace can be found here:
Survivance Layouts

Amenities

Amenities

  • Fitness Center
  • Zen Garden/Meditation Pavilion
  • Game Room
  • Commuter Lounge
  • Community Demonstration Kitchen
  • Mail Room
  • Amazon Hub
  • Hospitality Information Desk