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Application Process: Student Housing Apartments (SHA)

The application process for Student Housing Apartments (SHA) varies based on if the applicant is an incoming transfer students or a current residence hall student, and whether the application is for fall quarter or for winter or spring quarter. Refer to the appropriate section below for specific application information.

Refer to the Cancellation Process for information about canceling a residence hall application

Entering in Fall Quarter

Incoming Transfer Students

Transfer students who are admitted for fall quarter will receive a housing contract offer after submitting their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). Immediately after submitting their SIR, students may begin the online housing application process. An email invitation will also be sent to students following their SIR. Application instructions are summarized below. The deadline to complete the housing contract is included within the application and the email invitation, and is usually within 1-2 days of the SIR deadline. The transfer student application process typically is open from mid-April through May.

Fall Quarter Application Instructions

  1. Go to
    1. Log in and click on the Housing Application Request link to begin the application
    2. On the subsequent pages, verify the supplied information
    3. Read Contract Information (also accessible in the left column of the application page "Terms of Use")
      • NOTE: although Contract Information is written primarily for the residence halls, much of the information also applies to Student Housing Apartments residents, including the Application Checklist and the Notes; certain policies may be superceded by the Guide to Student Housing Apartments and/or Apartment-specific regulations
  2. Read all information and agree to the Terms of Use
    1. Complete the application by the application deadline (the deadline is listed within the application)
    2. Review and accept the Student Housing Apartments Contract and Conditions of Contract
  3. Pay the reservation fee and sign the contract
    1. The reservation fee may be paid and the contract electronically signed in the online application
    2. Students under age 18 must have a parent or guardian electronically sign the application
    3. The reservation fee is part of the first quarter housing fees and will be deducted from the total amount due
    4. Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) students are eligible for the EOP Reservation Fee installment payment plan

NOTE: Students who complete the application after the deadline will be offered housing on a space available basis.

To cancel an application, refer to the Application Cancellation Process for SHA.

Application Help

Reservation Fee

  • The reservation fee is due by the application deadline, and can be paid online when the application is submitted; click on “Pay my reservation fee” to submit a payment
  • The reservation fee can also be sent by mail
  • Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) students are eligible for the EOP Reservation Fee installment payment plan
  • Important: submission of the reservation fee is considered part of the application completion process; the reservation fee is part of the first quarter housing fees and will be deducted from the total amount due

Guaranteed Housing Requirements

  • Be sure to complete the application by the deadline in order to qualify for guaranteed housing
  • Applicants who file their SIR after the campus deadline or submit their housing application after the application deadline will be offered housing based upon available space; contact Student Housing to be placed on a waiting list

Room Assignment Information

  • Incoming residents will be advised that their room information is available in late August via their UC Davis email account
  • Assignment information includes: housing location including building name and room number, roommates’ names, email addresses and phone numbers
  • To retrieve assignment information, log back into MyAdmissions and return to the “Housing Application Request” page
  • Important: future residents should continue to monitor their Housing Application page for new notices and updates

Room Self-Selection Process

SHA applicants may select a bedroom at the complex of their choice. Read the SHA room selection instructions and watch the SHA room selection video to learn how.

Note: rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

2017 Schedule:

  • The room preview opportunity begins on July 18 at 10 a.m. and ends on August 1 at 10 a.m.*
  • The room selection process begins on August 1 at 10 a.m. and ends on August 4 at 11:59 p.m.

*Note: the room preview will be unavailable from July 25 at 10 a.m. through July 27 at 10 a.m.

Entering in Winter or Spring Quarter

Incoming Transfer Students

Incoming transfer students who are admitted for winter or spring quarter are eligible to live in Student Housing Apartments, but because contracts extend the entire year (and subsequently the vacancy rate is low), applicants will be offered housing only as space becomes available.

Applicants should contact Student Housing and request to be placed on a waiting list. Additional instructions will be included if a contract is offered.

All Other Students

Any other students who are interested in SHA should contact Student Housing to learn more. SHA spaces will be offered only as space becomes available.

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