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Second Year Housing Options

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There are many housing options for your second year at UC Davis, including renting an apartment (or house) in the Davis community.

Events to Learn About Housing Options

ASUCD Housing Day

ASUCD hosts "Housing Day", an informational presentation that informs students about housing options and how to obtain housing in Davis. Over 50 apartment complexes will be in attendance. Come for prizes, giveaways and free food!

Living Off Campus Residence Hall Programs

Student Housing coordinators and property managers from the city of Davis host housing workshops in late fall quarter and early winter quarter. The workshops help students prepare for looking for and securing housing for the next year and cover the topics of finding an apartment, living with a roommate, the importance of credit and finance, and information about leases.

  • The 2017 programs are being planned; please check back later for the date, time and location.

Housing Options

Student Housing Official Second Year Program

Student Housing guarantees second-year housing to students who lived in the residence halls for their first year (see the Freshman Housing Guarantee for full requirements). Students who elect to take advantage of the Freshman Housing Guarantee for the 2016-2017 academic year will be placed within Student Housing Apartments (SHA) at Arlington Farm. Eligible students will be prompted via email of the application process and deadlines.

West Village

West Village combines sophisticated comforts with environmentally thoughtful design, allowing residents to reduce their reliance on cars, limit energy consumption and enjoy the benefits of the local climate in a healthy environment. The West Village neighborhood offers three apartment locations:

Community Apartments and Houses

The Davis community offers thousands of rental options every year, including apartments, rooms-for-rent, houses, and studios. Most students look for online listings, visit community apartments (either online or in person), use Facebook, and—mostly—network with each other to decide where to live.

Dining Plan Options

Voluntary Dining Plans

Students don't have to live in the residence halls again to have a campus meal plan! UC Davis Dining Services offers a meal plan, called "Join The Club", for UC Davis students who live "off campus" (specifically, all students who do not live in the residence halls or SHA locations). Learn more about the voluntary meal plan on the Dining Services website:

Residential Dining Plans

Students who live in Student Housing their second year will receive a residential meal plan, just like their first year. Read about residential meal plans:

Renters Insurance Option

Any renter should consider acquiring renters insurance, whether they live in a residence hall, an apartment, or a house. UC Davis recommends GradGuardTM Renters Insurance for all students.

Why Renters Insurance Is Valuable

If your laptop or other valuables are stolen or damaged, you are responsible for replacing them, not the university. Renters Insurance provides valuable protection if your personal belongings are stolen or damaged as a result of a covered event, including* laptop computers, smart phones, bicycles, game consoles, textbooks, clothing and other personal items. Renters Insurance also protects you financially for unintentional damage to your university housing or apartment or bodily injury for which you are liable.

*Coverage varies by plan; refer to your renters insurance policy for coverage specifics; the above list reflects the coverage provided by the GradGuardTM Renters Insurance plan.

Students who live in Student Housing (residence halls or SHA) automatically receive protection under GradGuardTM Renters Insurance program unless they decline coverage during the Student Housing Application Process or miss any application deadlines.