The Housing Office can be contacted by phone and email during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.
More than 500 early-career scientists and engineers work at Caltech to advance their research and training. The Housing Office has 55 apartments available to them for short-term leasing during the first year of their appointment.
You will be notified about possible opportunities by email; please respond by the deadline stated in the email.
Priority is based on the date of your application.
Applicants will not have a choice of units unless more than one is available. In order to house people more quickly, everyone on the waitlist will be offered simultaneously and have approximately three business days to respond to the initial offer.
If you express interest in the unit, but it is awarded to an applicant ahead of you, or if you decline the unit, you will be given another opportunity at our next availability.
If you would like your name to be removed from the waiting list, please notify us immediately.
If you have the option to extend our office will reach out to your 90 days prior to end of your lease via email offering you this option to extend at the new rate. If you wish to accept your option to extend we will then send you an Adobe e-signature document that you can sign online.