Primero Grove

A Student Housing Apartments Community

  • Primero Grove viewed from the south bike path
  • Primero Grove
  • Primero Grove courtyard and bike racks
  • Primero Grove interior courtyard
  • Primero Grove courtyard and laundry facilities (right)

Primero Grove's Buildings

Primero Grove is an apartment complex. It is comprised of four apartment buildings and a services building. The four buildings are Laurel, Magnolia, Manzanita, and Spruce. The services building has a large central room with seating and tables, the complex laundry room, and the complex office.

Building Details

Primero Grove features the following:

  • Floors: 3 floors
  • Building Occupancy: about 125 students per building; about 500 students total
  • Occupancy Type(s): single- and double-occupancy rooms
  • Room Configuration(s): apartment-style configuration: multiple bedrooms located off a shared living room
  • Room Size: Ranges from about 83 to 132 square feet
  • Bathrooms: 1 or 2 bathroom(s) in each apartment
  • Laundry Facilities: there is a centrally located laundry room for the complex; it has 10 washing machines and 10 dryers; the machines require cash to operate
  • Flooring Type(s): all bedrooms are carpeted; kitchens and bathrooms have linoleum tile
  • Bed Type(s): all rooms have extra-long (80 inch) twin beds
  • Computer Network Connection(s): mooblenetx wireless
  • Landline Telephone Availability: optional
  • Mailbox Location: Exterior breezeway of Laurel near the Community Center
  • Additional Notes: all units have a stove, oven, dishwasher, and refrigerator; units do not have a microwave
  • SHA Population: 325-350 students
  • Amenities: Community room with TV, study room, and BBQ area

Mail, Mailboxes, and Care Packages

Use the following addresses to send mail and packages to Primero Grove residents.

Mailing Addresses

Laurel Building

(student name)
506 Primero Grove Circle
Apartment (#)
Davis, CA 95616

Magnolia Building

(student name)
512 Primero Grove Circle
Apartment (#)
Davis, CA 95616

Manzanita Building

(student name)
518 Primero Grove Circle
Apartment (#)
Davis, CA 95616

Spruce Building

(student name)
500 Primero Grove Circle
Apartment (#)
Davis, CA 95616

Items in parenthesis (above) should be customized with residents' specific information, including their names and apartment numbers.

There is one mailbox for each room. All of Primero Grove's mailboxes are located in the exterior breezeway of Laurel near the community center.

Packages that do not fit in a mailbox are held at the Primero Grove office until residents can pick them up. The Primero Grove office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Maps, Plans and Models

Graphic: Primero Grove studio floor plan

Studio

Graphic: Primero Grove 1 bedroom floor plan

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom

Graphic: Primero Grove 2 bedroom floor plan

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom

Graphic: Primero Grove 3 bedroom floor plan

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom

Graphic: Primero Grove 4 bedroom floor plan

4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom

Select a floorplan to see the room configuration.

Move-In Information

Refer to the move-in webpage for information about moving in to Primero Grove. Move-in details vary based upon the time of year.

Namesake

Primero Complex student dormitories circa 1959 This c. 1959 aerial view shows the Primero Complex of student dormitories formerly located southwest of Russell Blvd and California Ave. Built between 1951 and 1959, they were the first University-built, on-campus dormitories in the entire UC System. When completed, they were named for four long-time faculty members (Charles M. Titus, Louise C. Struve, Elmer H. Hughes, and Samuel H. Beckett) who took special interest in students. In 1997, these dorms were removed and replaced in 1999 by a new complex of four, three-story apartment buildings, which housed married students and transfers. Today, the four buildings are being used by UC Davis Student Housing as part of their Student Housing Apartments (SHA) program.