UC Davis, University of California

Guide to Solano Park

2017-2018

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Table of Contents

Welcome To Solano Park

  1. Welcome
  2. Principles of Community
  3. Non-Discrimination Statement

Vision Statements

  1. Mission Statement
  2. Sustainability Commitment Statement

Directory and Business Hours

  1. Police & Fire Departments
  2. Solano Park Office
  3. Useful Phone Numbers
  4. Student Housing Numbers

Staff, Facilities, & Services

  1. Solano Park Staff
    1. Coordinators
    2. Resident Assistants
    3. Housekeeping
    4. Maintenance
    5. Grounds
  2. Solano Park Office Services
    1. Keys
    2. Community Center Reservations
    3. Lost & Found
    4. Maintenance/Service Requests
    5. Parking Permits
    6. Pest Control
    7. Recreation Equipment
  3. Solano Park Facilities & Services
    1. Community Centers
    2. Community Gardens
    3. Laundry Facilities
    4. Lockouts
    5. US Mail & Community Announcements
    6. Playgrounds
    7. Trash & Recycling Services
    8. Telephone Service
    9. Gas & Electric Service
    10. Computer Network & Cable Television
    11. Network Use Policy

Policies & Community Responsibilities

  1. Lease Agreement
    1. Eligibility
    2. Guest Policy & Exceptions
    3. Household Status Changes
    4. Subleases
    5. Apartment Transfers
    6. Right of Entry
    7. Rent Payment
    8. Renter's Insurance
    9. Lease Renewal
    10. Lease Termination
    11. Fees & Charges
  2. Standards of Behavior
    1. Alcohol
    2. Behavior
    3. Business Operation
    4. Child Supervision
    5. Damage
    6. Domestic Violence/Child Abuse
    7. Drugs
    8. Events
    9. Fire Equipment
    10. Firearms & Weapons
    11. Fireworks
    12. Mediation
    13. Musical Instruments
    14. Noise & Disturbances
    15. Personal Care
    16. Physical/Verbal Abuse & Harassment
    17. Postings & Solicitation
    18. Skateboarding/Rollerblading
    19. Smoking
    20. Theft/Misuse of Property
    21. Vacation Planning
  3. Accountability
    1. Administrative Action
    2. Administrative Warning
    3. Administrative Probation
    4. Administrative Relocation
    5. Notice to Vacate

Apartment Use & Care

  1. Alterations & Decorations
  2. Antennae & Satellite Dishes
  3. Apartment Inventory & Inspection
  4. Appliances
  5. Child Safety Fence
  6. Cleaning GUidelines
  7. Exterior Electrical Service
  8. Garbage Disposals
  9. Heating & Air Conditioning
  10. Household Waste
  11. Patio & Balcony Guidelines
  12. Pets
  13. Feeding Ducks
  14. Harassment of Animals
  15. Play Structures & Toys
  16. Repairs
  17. Storage Space
  18. Sunscreens
  19. Tax Credits
  20. Window Coverings

Vehicles & Parking Policies

  1. Bicycle Parking
  2. Motorcycle Parking
  3. Automobile Parking
  4. Visitor Parking
  5. Car Alarms
  6. Parking Citations
  7. Selling Your Vehicle
  8. Vehicle Repairs
  9. Washing Cars
  10. Solano Park Permits

Safety & Emergency Preparedness

  1. Household Safety
  2. Personal & Community Safety
  3. Fire Safety
  4. Emergency Procedures

Resources

  1. Campus Resources
  2. Community Resources

Welcome To Solano Park

The staff of UC Davis Student Housing welcomes you to your new home. We’re glad you have chosen to live in Solano Park at UC Davis. We look forward to having you in our community.

Our mission is to provide a safe and pleasant living environment that supports and enhances the academic purpose of the university. We think you will find Solano Park to be well maintained and staffed. We will also provide many social, educational and cultural programs, which we hope will enhance your experience at UC Davis.

We encourage you to become involved in your new community — the students and families living here represent a wide array of backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles and values. We hope you will challenge yourself to become acquainted with those who are different from you. Solano Park at UC Davis provide a rich and unique opportunity for you to learn more about yourself and others.

This guide is an important source of information for you. It describes and explains Park policies in conjunction with your lease agreement.

Principles of Community

"The University of California, Davis, is first and foremost an institution of learning and teaching, committed to serving the needs of society. Our campus community reflects and is a part of a society comprising all races, creeds and social circumstances. The successful conduct of the university's affairs requires that every member of the university community acknowledge and practice the following basic principles:

  • We affirm the inherent dignity in all of us, and we strive to maintain a climate of justice marked by respect for each other. We acknowledge that our society carries within it historical and deep-rooted misunderstandings and biases, and therefore we will endeavor to foster mutual understanding among the many parts of our whole.
  • We affirm the right of freedom of expression within our community and affirm our commitment to the highest standards of civility and decency towards all. We recognize the right of every individual to think and speak as dictated by personal belief, to express any idea, and to disagree with or counter another's point of view, limited only by university regulations governing time, place and manner. We promote open expression of our individuality and our diversity within the bounds of courtesy, sensitivity and respect.
  • We confront and reject all manifestations of discrimination, including those based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, status within or outside the university, or any of the other differences among people which have been excuses for misunderstanding, dissension or hatred. We recognize and cherish the richness contributed to our lives by our diversity. We take pride in our various achievements, and we celebrate our differences.
  • We recognize that each of us has an obligation to the community of which we have chosen to be a part. We will strive to build a true community of spirit and purpose based on mutual respect and caring."

20 April 1990

principles.ucdavis.edu

Non-Discrimination Statement

The University of California, Davis, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), physical or mental disability, age, medical condition (cancer related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or service in the uniformed services (includes membership, application for membership, performance of service, application for service, or obligation for service in the uniformed services) status as a Vietnam-era veteran or special disabled veteran, in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws, and with University policy. As required by Title IX, the University of California, Davis, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, admissions, employment, or other activities.

Inquiries related to Title IX and to Section 34 CFR § 106.9 may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator:

Wendi Delmendo
Mrak Hall, Fourth Floor
One Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616
530-752-9466
wjdelmendo@ucdavis.edu

Inquiries related to Title IX at the UC Davis Medical Center may also be referred to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the UC Davis Medical Center:

Yolanda Henderson
2730 Stockton Blvd.
Ticon III Rm 2200
Sacramento, CA 95817
916-734-8104
yehenderson@ucdavis.edu

Inquiries may also be directed to the:

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education
San Francisco Office
U.S. Department of Education
50 Beale Street, Suite 7200
San Francisco, CA 94105-1813
415-486-5555
OCR.SanFrancisco@ed.gov

Joaquin Feliciano, PhD
Response Team Coordinator
Compliance and Policy Unit
jbfeliciano@ucdavis.edu
530.752.9050


Vision Statements

Student Housing Mission Statement

Student Housing’s mission is to provide living, dining and academic support services that facilitate a successful transition to the UC Davis community and foster ongoing learning and life-skill development.

Sustainability Commitment Statement

The University of California’s “Policy on Sustainable Practices” provides a strong framework, leadership and empowerment for the continued development of sustainable practices. The definition of sustainability is: “to meet the current population’s needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs,”, Brundtland Commission (1987). Student Housing at UC Davis is dedicated to this effort and strives to be a model program for the integration of sustainable practices. We are committed to developing and maintaining healthful educational living and working environments while fully integrating sustainable practices. The guiding principles for this effort are:

  • Institutionalize sustainable practices such as: energy efficiencies, use of renewable resources, reduction of energy use, use of recycled and recyclable products, reduction of water use, waste reduction and more
  • Use the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) rating system as a guide for new construction projects, renovation projects and on-going maintenance of facilities
  • Educate residents and staff through presentations, work group involvement, focus groups and the development of living learning environments
  • Collaborate with campus organizations such as Utilities, Solid Waste, R4 and the Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
  • Integrate sustainability into departmental business practices and long term planning
  • Model sustainable practices to residents and staff

The Commitment Statement And You

As a resident in the Student Housing community, we hope that you will assist in UC Davis’ sustainability efforts. We encourage you to consider the social, economic and environmental impacts of your lifestyle and apply best practices wherever you live, learn or work. Improving sustainability is an achievable goal when you actively participate, lead by example and encourage others.

Recycling:
  • Recycling bins (glass, plastic, and paper) are present in all residence halls and dining facilities.
  • Cardboard recycling bins are located in each housing area.
  • Small bins are located within each room to assist with recycling efforts.
  • Recycling efforts are coordinated with R4 Recycling and Waste Management.
  • Recycling guide: http://r4.ucdavis.edu/publications/ucDavisRecyclingGuide.php
Ideas to help conserve:
  • Turn off faucets while shaving or brushing teeth.
  • Use paper on both sides. Use the double-sided option for both printing and copying.
  • If it is trash, put it in the trash can.
  • Keep showers to less than 5 minutes to save up to 1,000 gallons a month.
  • Turn power strips off when the attached items are not in use.
  • Turn off lights when you are not going to be in a room or when they are not needed. Natural and task lighting (i.e., desk lamps) are good alternatives to overhead lighting.
  • When possible, reduce consumption of materials, reuse, recycle and rebuy (purchase products made from recycled material).
  • Always turn television, video game, computer and other electronic equipment off when leaving your room, rather than leaving them on standby.
  • Try to do one thing each day to conserve energy or water. Every little bit helps.

Directory and Business Hours

EMERGENCIES: FIRE, POLICE, MEDICAL: DIAL 911

Police Non-Emergency

City of Davis Police Dept.

  • 530-747-5400

UC Davis Police Dept.

  • 530-752-1727

Fire Non-Emergency

City of Davis Fire Dept.

  • 530-757-5684

UC Davis Fire Dept.

  • 530-752-1234

Solano Park Apartments Offices

Solano Park Office

Phone Numbers
  • Voice: 530-752-3958
  • Fax: 530-752-0484
  • After Hours/Emergency: 530-681-0884
Location
  • 4400 Solano Park Circle
    University of CA, Davis, CA 95616-8752
Hours
  • Open Monday–Friday
  • 9:00 a.m. to 12pm and 1pm to 4:00 p.m.
  • Closed 12-1pm on weekdays, and all day on weekends and holidays

Complex Coordinator

TBD
  • 530-754-9769

Useful Phone Numbers

Pacific Gas & Electic (PG&E)

  • 800-743-5000

AT&T

  • 800.214-8433

All-Star Rents

  • 530.753-7368

Davis Waste Removal

  • 530.756-4646

Child Protective Services

  • 530.669-2345

Yolo Wildlife Rescue

  • 530.753-9453

Food Bank of Yolo County

  • 530.668-0690

Student Housing

Student Housing Main

  • 530-752-2033
  • 160 Student Housing, One Shields Avenue
    University of California, Davis, CA 95616-8712

Residential Services Manager

  • 530-752-2033

Residential Student Accounts

  • 530-752-2481

Solano Park Staff

Complex Coordinator

The Complex Coordinator is a full‑time professional staff member with extensive experience working with residents. Some of the position duties include helping residents with housing and personal problems; advising Solano Park activities; supervising and training Resident Assistants; and helping to develop positive communities in Solano Park.

Solano Park Office Coordinator

The Solano Park Office Coordinator provides general information to residents and performs daily administrative tasks such as check in of new residents, issuance of parking permits, and processing of vacate notices.

Resident Assistants

After Hours/Emergency Cell Phone:

  • SolanoPark 681‑0884

Resident Assistants (RAs) are community members who have knowledge and experience working with residents. They receive many hours of training and are available to help you with problems or questions. One of their roles is to help you and your neighbors create a healthy community. RAs organize social and educational programs throughout the year. They also communicate and interpret Student Housing policy and respond to situations which are contrary to policy. A Resident Assistant (RA) is available 4:30pm‑8am, Monday‑Friday, and 24 hours on weekends and holidays. The Resident Assistant is available to assist you with questions, problems, or emergencies when the Solano Park office is closed. If your own Resident Assistant is not available, you can call the Resident Assistant on‑call for housing related emergencies. Some services provided by Resident Assistants are listed below.

  • Information when the office is closed
  • Programs and social activities
  • Conflict resolution with neighbor disputes
  • Delivery of notices to your door
  • Evening and weekend emergency help
  • Access to community center, carts and barbecues
  • Assistance with lockouts
  • Parking lot patrols
  • Monthly inspections of patio/balconies

Housekeeping Staff

Housekeeping staff are responsible for helping you keep the common areas clean (community centers, laundry rooms, playgrounds, offices, etc.). These staff members have visible identification badges and most work for a contracted custodial service company.

Maintenance Staff

Maintenance staff perform all basic maintenance at Solano Park. Your prompt reporting of damages or items needing repair to the Solano Park office will help to keep your apartment in good shape.

Grounds Staff

Grounds staff take care of all outdoor areas, with the exception of patio/balcony areas, which are maintained by leaseholders. If you notice broken sprinklers or fallen tree limbs, please make a report at the Solano Park office. Grounds staff will do a general cleanup of areas in front of the apartments, but residents are expected to sweep their own front door stoop.


Solano Park Office Services

Solano Park office staff can answer questions you may have regarding keys, maintenance or custodial services, mail, and general information. In addition, you may check out duplicate keys, request apartment repairs, and reserve the community center through the Solano Park office. Each complex has an office staffed to assist you with any of the following needs.

Apartment/Mailbox Keys

Lost Apartment Key

If you are locked out of your apartment, you may check out a key from the Solano Park office. When the Solano Park office is closed, a Resident Assistant can issue you another key; these keys must be returned when the office reopens. If a key has been lost, the lock to the apartment will be changed to ensure the security of residents and for liability reasons. A fee of $50 will be assessed to the leaseholder's student account for the lock change.

Lost Mailbox Key

Refer to the Lease Agreement, under "Fees and Charges", for the current rate for a mailbox lock change.

Duplicate Keys

If you wish to have an additional key to your apartment, a formal written request must be submitted to Student Housing for approval. It is a misdemeanor to duplicate or possess an illegally duplicated university apartment key.

Vacating

All keys must be returned upon vacating the apartment; a $50 fee will be assessed for a missing apartment key and a $50 fee will be assessed for a mail key.

Community Center Reservations

Community centers are available for reservation by any Solano Park residents. Reservations can be made in the Solano Park office during business hours and must be requested in person. Please review our community center reservation and use policies published within this guide.

Lost & Found

Missing something? Contact the Solano Park office as well as the UC Davis Police Department (530-752‑3272). If you are unsuccessful in locating missing items, consider placing classified ads in The Park Messenger and The Aggie as well.

Maintenance/Service Requests

Maintenance requests can be made at any time through the Student Housing tile on MyUCDavis as published in this booklet. Permission to Enter the apartment is granted when submitting an online service request. 24 hour notice will not be given, however service requests will be performed during weekday work hours unless deemed an emergency (water, fire, smoke, personal safety).

Parking Permits

All parking permits must be purchased by the leaseholder through the Solano Park office. A payment coupon is then submitted to the Cashiers Office along with your payment. Please note that only leaseholders may purchase parking permits.

Pest Control

If pest control is needed inside or outside your apartment, submit a Service Request online, or call 530-752-8200.

Keep your patio/balcony free of upholstered furniture, rolled up rugs, cardboard boxes and newspapers to deter pests.

Recreation Equipment

Equipment is available for checkout; see your Resident Assistant for details.


Park Facilities and Services

Community Centers

Solano Park has a community center with comfortable furniture, a television, DVD/VCR, and a community kitchen. Many of the social and educational programs planned to enrich community life take place in the community center. The community center is available seven days a week, from 8am to midnight, and can be reserved any time after the tenth of the previous month, i.e. reservations can be made as early as September 11 for an event occurring October 25. Reservations must be made either 24 hours prior to the event or ten working days prior if alcohol is to be served. Alcohol permits will be issued at the discretion of the university in accordance with university policy and state law. To ensure that the community center remains a pleasant space for all our residents, please take a few minutes to read these important reminders.

  • Clean the community center thoroughly after your event. When turning in your keys, the cleaning should have been completed and the floors dry.
  • Advise your guests of proper parking procedures to avoid citations. Please review parking regulations for your area to obtain the most current information for visitors/guests.
  • Be prompt in keeping your key pick up and return appointments with the Resident Assistant. Call the Resident Assistant 24 hours in advance of your appointment to confirm the key pick up and return time. If you are going to be late or must cancel your function, be sure to call the Resident Assistant and notify him/her. If you are late for your appointment and have not contacted the Resident Assistant, your reservation will be canceled.
  • Be aware of the noise level. In consideration of neighbors, we encourage you to keep doors and windows closed and keep participants inside the community center after dark.

Community Gardens

The Solano Park Garden Associationwould like to welcome all prospective gardeners to the Solano Park garden. Association members are residents of Solano Park who pay a small yearly fee for individual garden plots. The association provides gardening equipment such as shovels, rakes, hoes and wheelbarrows for member use; power equipment such as tillers and weed trimmers are available for hourly rental. Organic fertilizer and mulch are often provided by the university.

Garden plots are assigned on a first come first serve basis and leased annually at $25 per plot (10'x60').  Individual plots are cleared and cultivated by the leaseholder, though the association clears unassigned plots on clean up days which help keep gardens free of weeds and overgrowth. Garden leases require members to participate in community clean up days, typically two four‑hour work days scheduled on weekends; leaseholders not participating in clean up days will be assessed a fee by the Garden Association.

The Solano Park Garden Association encourages any resident with an interest in gardening to visit our gardens. Please contact the Solano Park Garden Association at solanoparkgardens@gmail.com for more information.

Laundry Facilities

Laundry rooms and drying courts are provided for your convenience; clothes dryers are not permitted inside or outside apartments. If your apartment key has 4 digits, it will open the laundry room; if your key has 5 digits, you will need to request a laundry key from the office. Laundry rooms are available 24 hours a day for residents use only — please keep laundry room doors closed for security. Due to high volume usage, residents are asked to extend the following courtesies:

  • Accurately time wash/dry cycles so that clothes may be removed promptly.
  • Throw away trash such as softener sheets and clean up spills. If there is an equipment problem, please contact CSC Service Works at (877) 264-6622 with the machine number and nature of the problem.

Laundry may be dried on balconies or patios in accordance with patio/balcony guidelines outlined within this guide; you may use a clothesline installed by Student Housing or a drying rack. When not in use, racks must be stored to provide safe egress — please do not place the racks in exit paths. No laundry may be dried in breezeways or areas adjacent to buildings.

Lockouts

Lockouts can be avoided by always carrying your key. If you are locked out of your apartment, you may check out a key from the Solano Park office. When the Solano Park office is closed, a Resident Assistant can issue you another key; these keys must be returned when the Solano Park office reopens. Should you request temporary keys repeatedly, you will be charged an administration fee after the sixth request.

US Mail & Community Announcements

Addresses

Solano Park

For buildings 1100, 1200, 1400, 1500, 1600, 4100, 4200, 4300, the mailing address is:

  • 4400 Solano Park Circle, Apt. #
    Davis, CA 95616‑8752

For buildings 1700, 1800, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2400, 3500, 3600, 3700, 3900, 4000, the mailing address is:

  • 3800 Solano Park Circle, Apt. #
    Davis, CA 95616‑8752

For buildings 2600, 2700, 2800, 3000, 3100, 3200 & 3400, the mailing address is:

  • 2900 Solano Park Circle, Apt. #
    Davis, CA 95616‑8752

* The Solano Park office does not accept packages for residents.

Community Newsletter

The Park Messenger newsletter and critical administrative notices such as notices of apartment entry will be delivered to your door. Residents are notified additionally via their UC Davis email account; we encourage everyone to consistently check this account.

Playgrounds

Children live to play, and our children enjoy playgrounds located within the complex. The large play areas have lawns and are equipped with benches for residents to use and enjoy while watching their children play. Parents are responsible for the safety and behavior of their children at all times; a responsible caregiver must provide active supervision to children. Limited sports equipment is available for check out through your Resident Assistant.

Trash & Recycling Services

Please empty trash into the large dumpsters outside. Garbage may not be left in or on hallways, walkways, patios, or balconies for health and safety reasons. Aluminum, glass, plastic, and paper can be recycled in community recycling bins. Pitch in! Remember however, that only designated items should be placed in recycling bins to avoid contamination.

Telephone Service

Telephone service is provided at your own expense; service information will be included in your check‑in packet when you pick up your key at the Solano Park office. You must first contact a service provider such as AT&T (att.com; 800.214‑8433) to establish local service. Please note that telephone problems must first be reported to the Solano Park office before contracting repair work.

Gas & Electric Service

Please remember to call Pacific Gas & Electric (800.743‑5000) to have electricity and gas service put into your name; assistance is also available in Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese and other languages — these are listed in the telephone book, in the business section (pink edged pages) under Pacific Gas &Electric. PG&E may not bill residents immediately, but tenants are responsible for charges accrued from the date they pick up their keys.

Computer Network, Cable Television, Streaming Movies

Students living in Solano Park have access to high speed Internet and basic cable television service.

Computer Network

Your computer needs to be “network ready” to access the network data connection. Please contact the Solano Park office or visit the Residential Computing section of the Student Housing website (housing.ucdavis.edu/computers) for more information. The Residential Computing webpages offer information about registering your computer and setting it up to access the network; computer recommendations and minimum requirements; UC Davis Stores computer promotions; important announcements; links to campus networking resources; and more.

Each apartment has one active computer data connection which will be identified by your park office. If you choose to have a different data port activated, or if you would like additional ports installed in your apartment, a one-time charge will be assessed by Communications Resources. The leaseholder must contact the Solano Park office to initiate a request. Computer hubs and routers are allowed within Solano Park.

Cable Television

Residents have access to basic cable television. The channel guide is available online.

There is one cable hookup in each apartment. Cable connections will only work if you have a cable ready television. Note: Service may be interrupted occasionally if there are problems or if maintenance work is performed on the system.

Streaming Movies

In addition to the many cable channels available, Student Housing provides an online streaming movie service which plays a wide range of films.

Note: many films may have content inappropriate for children (ratings R, NC17, and PG13). Programming cannot be blocked by area, and parents are cautioned to provide supervision.

Funding for the streaming movies service comes solely from residence hall students, so movie programs will be suspended when residence halls are closed. Rent at Solano Park does not fund the movies service.

Network Use Policy

Residents are responsible for following the campus Computer & Network Use Policy. Computers and networks can provide access to resources on and off campus. Such open access is a privilege and requires that individual users act responsibly. Users must respect the rights of each other, respect the integrity of the systems and related physical resources, and observe all relevant laws, regulations, and contractual obligations. Since electronic information is volatile and easily reproduced, users must exercise care in acknowledging and respecting the work of others through strict adherence to software licensing agreements and copyright laws.

Unacceptable network use includes, but is not limited to the following examples: spam mail, hate mail, e‑commerce, copyright infringement, operating an unauthorized server, use or display of offensive material, and “hacking” (unauthorized access to another system). E‑mail and instant messages containing threats, harassing language, intimidation, or other offensive content are not tolerated and the sender will be subject to disciplinary action.


Lease Agreement

The Solano Park Lease Agreement is a legally binding document. Because of this, it is important to communicate any changes in your household or student status to Student Housing (phone: 530-752‑2033, email: studenthousing@ucdavis.edu, office: 160 Student Housing).

The apartment is to be used only as a single‑family residence. The priority for Solano Park is to house students and student families and only by exception from Student Housing can an unrelated non-student live with a student leaseholder.  Leaseholders are permitted to have up to two related adults (one related adult in a one-bedroom and two related adults in a two-bedroom) or one unrelated, eligible student adult living in the apartment. A maximum of three (3) related residents shall be allowed in a one‑bedroom unit and a maximum of five (5) related residents shall be allowed in a two‑bedroom unit. Leaseholders are permitted to have one related or unrelated adult living with them. Permission for more occupants than allowed under this section shall be approved, in advance, by the university. The leaseholder may have occasional overnight and weekend guests without notice to or consent of the university.

Apartment Size

Two-bedroom apartments are prioritized for Student families – students with children and married students as well as two student roommates with one student as the leaseholder.  Single graduate and undergraduate are restricted to 1 bedroom units unless they have an eligible student roommate (additional adult occupant).  If a student leaseholder leases a 2-bedroom apartment with an eligible student roommate and the roommate moves out during the lease year, the leaseholder will have to find an eligible student roommate or may transfer to a 1 bedroom apartment.  Only by Student Housing exception can a single graduate or undergraduate student rent a 2 bedroom apartment without an eligible student roommate and exceptions will be based on student need and waitlist demand.

Eligibility

Student Housing remains committed to giving students with children priority in Solano Park at UC Davis. All students are eligible to live in Solano Park with up to two related adults (see above for limitations) or one unrelated, eligible student. To request that any additional adults over eighteen live in Solano Park, a formal written request must be submitted to Student Housing by mail (160 Student Housing, University of California, Davis, California, 95616‑8712) or email studenthousing@ucdavis.edu. Justifications for dependent children over 18 must include full time registered student status at an educational institution within a 120 mile radius of UC Davis and dependent status on the student resident’s federal income tax. Documentation establishing legal guardianship and/or relating to medical conditions will be required as they relate to requests for policy exception.

Leaseholder Status

The leaseholder must be a full-time registered UC Davis student during fall, winter, and spring quarters/semesters. During the summer, you may remain in your apartment if you will be a registered student in the fall. Following at least one quarter/semester of occupancy, the student is permitted to have one quarter of nonregistered status (excluding summers). You must be registered for the quarter immediately following this period of nonregistered status.

Household Status

All occupants must be listed on the lease. All occupants listed on the lease must reside in the apartment on a full‑time basis; the exception being children whose parents have at least 50% legal custody.

Lease Name Changes

Lease name changes are approved for married students or students with domestic partners provided that the spouse or domestic partners are registered as full-time students. Students with roommates are not permitted to transfer the lease into the roommates' name.  Roommates should contact Student Housing or the Solano Park Office for available options.  All leaseholders are required to go through the application and waitlist process.

Guest Policy & Exceptions

Residents may have occasional overnight and weekend guests without notice to or consent of the university. However, the same overnight guest may not stay in Solano Park for more than seven (7) nights during any consecutive fifteen (15) day period without prior written consent of the university. (See §4 of the lease agreement.) For details, contact Student Housing (studenthousing@ucdavis.edu, 530.752‑2033).

Guests may not stay beyond the end date on the leaseholder’s lease agreement. If the resident’s lease agreement is renewed, they must reapply for an additional occupant exception to cover the new lease period. To request an exception to the lease agreement guest policy, leaseholders must submit a written request to Student Housing [160 Student Housing . University of California . Davis, California . 95616‑8712] including the following information.

  • Why an exception is being requested.
  • The name and birthdate of the additional occupant.
  • Beginning and end date of additional occupant’s stay. The following points are considered in assessing all exception requests.
  • The guest cannot have any negative impact on the community.
  • Maximum occupancy allowable in the lease agreement cannot be exceeded.
  • The leaseholder does not have any current lease violations. Lease exceptions will be granted for petitions on behalf of the following individuals
  • Biological or adoptive parent of leaseholder’s children (joint custody)
  • Partner
  • Any family member who has a primary responsibility to care for children of the leaseholder.
  • Any dependent of the leaseholder (for as long as they remain a dependent).

If the aforementioned criteria are met and the request approved, both the leaseholder and the additional adult occupant must meet with a lease representative within one week to complete an additional adult occupant form. If the aforementioned criteria is not satisfied, the Residential Services Manager will determine whether an exception to policy is warranted and may consult with the Associate Director, Administrative Services. Residents wishing to appeal a decision of the Residential Services Manager may do so in writing to the Associate Director, Administrative Services within three (3) days of receipt of the letter of denial; decisions by the Associate Director are final.

Household Status Changes

Student Housing must be notified of any change in household status, i.e. new child, separation, divorce, or marriage. A maximum of three (3) residents shall be allowed in a one‑bedroom unit and a maximum of five (5) residents shall be allowed in a two‑bedroom unit; the university must give advance approval to any exceptions.

Subleases

Residents wishing to sublet their apartments may do so for one quarter/semester or for the summer months. Leaseholders are unable to sublet their apartment at the start of their lease. Apartments may only be sublet to registered UC Davis students during the academic quarters/semesters and registered students, faculty members, or staff employees of UC Davis during the summer. You must first submit a Sublease Eligibility Statement [housing. ucdavis.edu/publications] requesting permission to sublet. If your request is approved an appointment will be scheduled for both you and your sublessee to meet with the Residential Services Assistant Manager to complete and sign a sublease agreement. Failure to follow assignment and sublease terms is a violation of your lease, and consequences vary from meeting with the Residential Services Assistant Manager, referral to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs and/or termination of your lease.

Apartment Transfers

Apartment transfers will be granted at the discretion of Student Housing and must comply with use and eligibility guidelines. They will be treated in a manner similar to a new application: the eligible resident’s name will be placed on a chronological waiting list with other applicants when the application is received. Residents can apply for a transfer from October 1 through March 31. Leaseholders must reside in their current apartment for at least 6 months until they can submit a transfer request. If there is a medical need for an exception, the request must be supported by documentation from a professional.

Right of Entry

The university may enter apartments as allowed by law for the following reasons: in case of emergency; to make repairs, alterations or improvements; to supply necessary or agreed upon services; to provide pest control as necessary; to show the apartment to prospective or actual workers and/or contractors; when the tenant has abandoned or surrendered the apartment either pursuant to court order or with the tenant’s consent. A 24 hour written notice of entry will be given except in cases of emergency, abandonment, apartment surrender, or by tenant consent at time of entry.

NOTE: Permission to Enter the apartment is granted when submitting an online service request. 24 hour notice will not be given, however service requests will be performed during weekday work hours unless deemed an emergency (water, fire, smoke, personal safety).

Rent Payment

All rent payments are made to the Cashier’s Office (Dutton Hall) either in person or by mail.

  • Cashier’s Office
    University of California
    One Shields Avenue Davis, CA 95616‑8549
  • Office hours are 9am‑4pm, Monday through Friday
  • Please write your name and student ID# on your check and include a Student Housing payment coupon with each payment

Rent payments are due the first business day of the month; postmark dates are not accepted in determining receipt of payment. Rent payments not received by the fifteenth of the month are delinquent and a late charge will be assessed. Other housing charges not paid by the dates indicated will also be considered delinquent and may accrue additional charges. Failure to pay rent by the fifteenth day following the due date will result in service of a “Three Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit.” In accordance with the law, this notice must be conspicuously posted on the front door of the apartment. Failure to respond to the Three Day Notice will initiate eviction proceedings.

If you are unable to make timely payment, request a deferment from Student Housing [Residential Student Accounts, 530-752-2481, 170 Student Housing] no later than the fifteenth of the month. Statements generated from UC Davis Student Accounting include housing charges such as damage assessments and additional parking decal fees — these are statements only. Failure to pay rent by the deadline three or more times within the lease year that result in service of delinquent notices, may result in students being ineligible for a lease renewal.

Renter's Insurance

It is important to remember that the university does not assume any responsibility for the loss, damage, or destruction of personal property, so think ahead about protecting your belongings. If you are a homeowner, your policy may cover property away from the home. We suggest that you check with your insurance agent to find out about renter’s insurance.

Lease Renewal

Evidence of continuing status as a regularly enrolled student for the forthcoming quarter/semester or UC Davis affiliation end dates are determining factors taken into consideration during the lease renewal process which begins in April. Student Housing remains committed to giving students with children priority in the leasing of apartments. At least forty-two (42) days prior to the expiration date of your lease, you will be required to give evidence of eligibility and to submit a written request indicating you wish to continue to occupy the premises. Failure to pay rent by the deadline three or more months within one lease year that result in service of delinquent notices, may result in students being ineligible for a lease renewal.

Lease Termination

The university may terminate the lease without cause upon giving a forty-two (42) day written notice. If any of the following occur, a three‑day notice to perform covenant or quit may be issued: 1) tenant fails to maintain eligibility; 2) tenant fails to pay rent promptly; 3) tenant unreasonably damages or endangers the apartment or disturbs other tenants; 4) tenant violates other provisions of the lease, including those of the Conditions & Regulations or within this booklet; 5) tenant sublets or assigns rights without receiving prior written consent from the university. Any individuals residing in an apartment the lease has been terminated by Student Housing may be unable to reapply to live at Solano Park.

When you move out of an apartment, you must follow the procedures outlined in the lease agreement. You must submit to the Solano Park office a forty-two (42) day written notice of your intention to terminate the lease agreement; the last month’s rent will be prorated according to the number of days you will be responsible for rent. Before vacating, all residents must also clean the apartment, turn in keys, complete a forwarding address form, and return any parking permit(s) to the Solano Park office. The Solano Park office will provide you with a guide to vacating, containing detailed instructions on moving out.

Fees & Charges

Apartment lock change

  • $50

Mailbox lock change

  • $50

Lockout (applied upon seventh event)

  • $25

Cleaning upon vacating

  • $30/hr

Failure to set up utility

  • $25

Solano Parking Permits

First tenant permit
  • $180 annually
Add'l. tenant permit
  • $280 annually (prorated monthly)
Weekly visitor permit
  • $10
Replacement tenant permit
  • $10
Replacement visitor permit
  • $10

Standards of Behavior

Student Housing and university policies are designed to give a clear picture of what is expected of you as a resident. Living in a large community is not always easy, since people come from different backgrounds and may have different sets of expectations for living within Solano Park. Due to our close proximity, different lifestyles, and the pressure of juggling academics, work, and family, conflicts do arise on occasion. The policies and regulations that exist are intended to give you and your neighbors standards by which residents can live and learn together. The university is committed to the ideal that our community should complement and foster all residents’ academic and family development. Remember: If something is illegal off‑campus, it is illegal on‑campus. University property does not insulate you from being accountable for all your actions. Residents are expected to abide by the rules and regulations of the university and of their lease. Disciplinary action, outlined in the following pages, may result from such violations.

Alcohol

Residents and visitors must abide by state and university regulations relating to alcohol. No alcohol is permitted in public areas (i.e., grounds, parking lots, laundry rooms). Alcohol delivery by outside vendors is prohibited. Behavioral problems while under the influence of alcohol or any other substance will not be tolerated and may be subject to disciplinary action. Alcohol may be consumed in the community center only after an alcohol permit has been granted in accordance with guidelines published in this booklet.

Behavior

Students displaying inappropriate behavior or conduct, exhibiting inability to live within an apartment community, refusing intervention, and/or endangering themselves or others in any manner, are subject to administrative or judicial action that may result in relocation or eviction.

Guest Behavior

Residents are welcome to have occasional overnight and weekend guests, and assume responsibility for all actions and behavior of their guests. Should guests violate any rules or regulations outlined in the Student Housing lease or engage in behavior detrimental to the welfare of the community, they may be required to leave and disciplinary action taken against the resident.

Cooperation

Residents and their guests must cooperate with university staff at all times regarding university policy. Providing false information or failing to provide information, interfering with staff while they are performing their duties, or being uncooperative or verbally abusive to staff is strictly prohibited. It may also result in a referral to Student Judicial Affairs.

Business Operation

No business may be operated from within Student Housing. The sole exception is licensed home child care businesses.

Damage

Residents and their guests will be held liable for any damage or theft of university property both in the apartment and public areas of Solano Park Apartments facilities. Bills for the cost of repairs are charged to the individual(s) via the student’s account.

Domestic Violence/Child Abuse

Domestic abuse is a crime in California, a violation of the UC Davis Standards of Conduct for Students and Principles of Community clause. The Principles of Community clause states that the university affirms the dignity inherent in all of us and strives to maintain a climate of justice marked by respect for each other. Student Housing will not tolerate any form of domestic violence or child abuse. Any instance of domestic violence or child abuse may result in lease termination, referral to Student Judicial Affairs, and criminal prosecution.

Drugs

The possession, use, cultivation, distribution, manufacture or sale of illegal drugs/substances, or narcotics, is prohibited as defined by law and is prohibited on university property.

Events

No organized, loud, unruly, or alcohol‑related events/activities are permitted in Student Housing facilities. All major/large events in the community centers must have prior approval by the university/Student Housing.

Fire Equipment

It is a misdemeanor to tamper with or interfere with the fire alarm pull stations, smoke and heat detectors, fire extinguishers, hoses and “EXIT” signs and lights; residents will be charged by the UC Davis Fire Department for resetting or replacing units that have been tampered with. All residents are required to immediately leave their apartment when the fire alarm sounds. Violations of this policy may result in university and/or Student Housing action.

Firearms & Weapons

Weapons of any kind are prohibited, including, but not limited to, firearms, BB‑guns, air rifles, knives, switch blades, swords, brass knuckles, and nun‑chucks. It is a felony criminal offense to possess a firearm or other weapon on campus.

Fireworks

It is a misdemeanor to possess, store, or use any fireworks on university property or in Yolo/Solano County.

Mediation

As we all know, sometimes conflicts are difficult to resolve. In the event that you are unable to resolve a conflict on your own or with assistance from your RA, we encourage you to mediate. People mediate many types of issues: noise, kids, parking space issues with other residents, conflicts that arise over guests, etc. Most people who use mediation are able to create agreements that satisfy everyone involved.

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a process in which people who have a dispute can meet, and with the help of a trained mediator, communicate openly and create ways to resolve their conflict. One of the best things about the process is that people in the conflict control the outcome – no one else will make decisions for you.

Five Hallmarks of Mediation:

  • Voluntary
  • Informal
  • Confidential
  • Impartial
  • No Cost

Mediators Do Not:

  • Make decisions for people
  • Decide who is right or wrong
  • Determine guilt, innocence or require additional witnesses

What Mediators Do:

  • Listen to the viewpoints of all parties
  • Ask questions to clarify facts and perspectives
  • Help both parties communicate with each other in an effort to create solutions
  • Help parties write an agreement that specifically outlines the solutions the parties have created
  • Make sure all parties have an equal opportunity to talk and be heard

Mediators are Trained to Assist the People in the Mediation to:

  • Concentrate on what they have in common
  • Understand each other as individuals
  • Assess what is really important to each party
  • Work together to achieve a mutual win/win situation created by and agreed to by the people in dispute

Confidentiality

  • State law and professional ethics bind mediators to strict confidentiality – they do not discuss mediation with coworkers, friends, family, etc.
  • Mediators are also bound to confidentiality in that they cannot be called to testify about the mediation in any further actions.
  • As part of the mediation process, parties agree to confidentiality and are encouraged to be as specific as possible about what that means to them before, during, and after the process.

Musical Instruments

Playing musical instruments is a privilege; their use must consider other tenants and their right to sleep and study in their apartments. Playing musical instruments must always be conducted within the guidelines of the noise policy. Amplified sound is not allowed without securing a permit. Contact the Solano Park office for details if you need to obtain an amplified sound permit.

Noise & Disturbances

Noise is any sound, human or otherwise, which is disturbing to a tenant of another apartment. Noise levels should be kept to a minimum. Any resident may ask that any other resident or group cease any activity which is interfering with his/her ability to study, rest, or quietly enjoy the community. Radios, stereos, CD players, television, video games, or talking which can be heard in other apartments is considered too loud. Remember that the apartments are not soundproof and we ask that you be tolerant of basic “living noise.”

If a conflict occurs between neighbors, residents are expected to attempt resolution between themselves initially. By communicating in a calm manner, listening to each other and being specific regarding the nature and time of the disturbance, the problem can be resolved amicably in most cases. Often times, a simple exchange of phone numbers and timetables can resolve any conflict. However, if this is unsuccessful, the Resident Assistant should be contacted to help resolve the problem. Should the problem persist, mediation by an outside party may be recommended.

Quiet/Courtesy Hours The following quiet hours are recommended: Sunday to Thursday 10pm to 7am Friday and Saturday 11pm to 7am Noise from stereos, televisions, and loud discussions should not be audible in other people’s apartments. All residents share the responsibility for maintaining quiet hours.

Personal Care

Each student is responsible for his or her own self‑care, which is defined as appropriate personal hygiene, management of medical illnesses and/or disability‑related personal needs. If a student needs a personal assistant to assist with these tasks, it is the responsibility of the student to identify and pay for an attendant.

Physical/Verbal Abuse & Harassment

Physical harm or threats to any person will result in disciplinary action. This policy includes threats, assault, battery, physical fights, domestic violence, sexual abuse, child endangerment, racist/sexist/ ethnic harassment, malicious pranks, and abusive name‑calling. This policy also includes non‑verbal abuse/harassment communicated through e‑mail, regular mail, the Internet, telephone, fax, etc. Residents and their guests are expected to resolve conflicts in a mature, constructive manner.

Postings & Solicitation

All posting must be approved by the Solano Park office and will only be allowed on specific bulletin boards. No solicitation of any sort is permitted; solicitation is defined as any uninvited contact, generally involving a request or literature distribution — university handouts are exempt from this policy. Do not hesitate to confront solicitors and ask them to leave. Solicitors are to be referred to the Complex Coordinator.

Skateboarding/Rollerblading

Use of skateboards or rollerblades may not disturb community members or cause damage to facilities/ property.

Smoking

Smoking and tobacco use are not permitted on University property or in any Student Housing building or dining facility. Smoking is prohibited on apartment balconies regardless of the location of the apartment complex. Smoking means inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying of any lighted or heated tobacco product, as well as smoking substances that are not tobacco, and operating electronic smoking devices and other smoking instruments. Tobacco use includes inhaling, smoking, chewing, dipping, or any other assimilation of tobacco products. Smoking or tobacco use within 25 feet of any building entry, courtyard, stairway, passageway, pool area, patio, balcony, or operable window is considered a violation of Student Housing policy.

Theft/Misuse of Property

Theft, tampering or misuse of personal or university property e.g. coin machines, laundry machines is prohibited and unlawful.

Vacation Planning

Please notify the Solano Park office if you are planning an extended vacation (two weeks or longer).


Accountability

The vast majority of residents living in Solano Park maintain a high standard of maturity, responsibility and common sense regarding personal conduct. The small percentage exhibiting behavior that negatively impacts the whole community are held accountable either through administrative action or through campus Student Judicial Affairs. All residents, their children and/or guests are responsible for policies, rules, and regulations contained in this handbook as well as lease information.

Administrative Action

Residents will be assessed and/or action taken through one or more of the following ways by Student Housing staff following any incident reported for a violation of policy, rules, or regulations:

  • Student Housing Incident Report (documentation of the incident)
  • Verbal follow‑up from a staff member

Administrative Warning

A meeting with the Complex Coordinator and/or a referral to the Residential Services Manager

Administrative Probation

A meeting with the Residential Services Manager and the Student Judicial Affairs Officer and an official notice that future violations will result in a hearing or eviction — this may include disciplinary action from the university

Apartment Relocation

A requirement to relocate to a designated apartment or complex on a specific date and time

Notice to Vacate

A notice to vacate the apartment within a specified time may be issued to individuals who disrupt the community.


Apartment Use and Care

Residents are responsible for maintaining the interior and exterior of the apartment in a clean, safe condition. Residents will be held accountable for any apartment damage beyond normal wear. The university is not liable for any loss of or damage to a resident’s personal property. Apartments are subject to inspection upon 24‑hour notice by Student Housing staff.

Alterations & Decorations

As stated in Section 7 of the Lease Agreement, Conditions & Regulations, a resident “shall make no alterations, improvements or additions on the premises without the prior written consent of the university. If consent is obtained, the undersigned (resident) is responsible for removing any additions or improvements and returning the premises to their original condition. Failure to do so shall result in a charge for all costs associated with the required restoration. This charge shall be paid within ten (10) days after notification of charges. Screws, transparent tape and gummed picture hangers, or other items damaging to walls, woodwork, or other parts of the building are prohibited. Pictures and other decorations may be hung with hangers of the type approved by the Solano Park office. Floor glides on furniture legs are recommended to prevent damage to the floor covering.” Tenants may not install their own locks on any doors. Apartments may not be painted. If an apartment is painted, the tenant will be billed for returning the apartment to its original condition.

Antennae & Satellite Dishes

Requesting A Dish

Residents must request if installation of a satellite dish is possible. This should be submitted online or at the Solano Park Office.

Equipment

Residents may not install their own dish or cabling system. The dish, mounting device, hardware, cable connectors, etc. are supplied by the tenant. Student Housing reserves the right to require mounting hardware that we certify as safe.

Placement

Dishes will be installed only in outdoor areas that are part of the tenant's rented space and are under the exclusive use of the tenant. Typically this is on the balcony or railing. No dish will be installed on the roof, balcony gate, exterior wall, stairway, stair railing, stair landing or any area that is shared public space or part of the rented space of another tenant. Cabling may not pass through the rented space of another tenant or through shared public space.

Installation

The satellite company will install the dish and cabling per Student Housing specifications.

  • Arrangements must be made at the Solano Park office to have Maintenance meet with the installer to make sure he/she follows guidelines for installation.
  • The cable will run from the dish, through the wall at the air conditioner and into the living room. Residents must provide a cable long enough for this routing, including enough length to reach the television wherever the tenant places it.
  • No holes will be drilled through walls or window screens to accommodate cable.
  • Cable will not enter the apartment through the front door, sliding glass door, windows or around screens, since this will compromise safety and security.

Removal

Residents are required to remove the dish and cabling system six weeks prior to vacating. Student Housing reserves the right to remove the dish and cabling system at any time should it be determined that a hazardous or unsafe condition exists. The tenant assumes all costs associated with removal.

Liability

Student Housing assumes no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any damage to or problems with the television, dish, hardware, and/or cabling system that may result from installation either while the system is installed or during removal. The above regulations comply with the Federal Communications Commission Order FCC 98‑273, Section 7 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, to promote consumer choice and competition in the video programming distribution market.

Apartment Inventory & Inspection

You are responsible for the condition of your apartment at all times. When checking into your apartment, you will receive an Apartment Inventory & Inspection sheet. You must complete this form outlining the condition of your apartment and return it to the Solano Park office within 72 hours. Upon vacating your apartment, this form will be used to help determine charges for damages or cleaning beyond normal use and wear. If you do not turn in an Apartment Inventory & Inspection sheet, you are accepting the apartment "as is." Prompt reporting to the Solano Park office of damages or required maintenance will hasten repairs; you will not be charged for repairing something that breaks due to normal wear and tear.

Appliances

A refrigerator/freezer and a stove/oven are provided in each apartment. Additional major appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, washing machines, clothes dryers, air‑conditioning units, and other such appliances are not permitted inside or outside the apartment units because of safety issues and the damage they can cause to plumbing and building structure.

Bedbugs

UC Davis takes a proactive approach in addressing the issue of all types of household pests, including bedbugs. It is our goal to maintain the highest quality living environment for our residents. Student Housing has no prior knowledge of a bedbug infestation or has professionally treated the room for bedbugs.

Any student who suspects they may have bedbugs in their room is required to immediately notify their Area Service Desk to report the problem. An inspection will be scheduled and treatment will be done if bedbugs are present. Students may be temporarily transferred to another space while their room is being treated and re-inspected. Students will be asked to leave all belongings in the room for treatment while they are relocated.

Students are advised to avoid buying or receiving used furniture, mattress pads or covers due to possible “hitch hiking” of bedbugs into the room. Bedbugs may also be carried into a room in luggage, backpacks, clothing and packages. Resident owned belongings that are found to have bedbugs must be permanently removed or treated and re-inspected before being returned to the room.

Child Safety Fence

Please submit a Service Request online or call 530-752-8200 if you would like a “child safety fence” installed around your first floor patio. Installing your own locks on patio fences are prohibited.

Cleaning Guidelines

The following cleaning guidelines address some of the areas that need attention throughout the time period that you occupy a Solano Park apartment. Regular cleaning of your apartment while you are living here will save you a lot of time and work at the end of your lease when you are doing the final cleaning. There are many brands and types of cleaning products available to you at grocery, department and drug stores. Every cleaner typically has instructions for usage, safety precautions, and a list of specific uses on the label. Some harsh cleaners and scrubbing tools can cause serious damage to surfaces of bathtubs, sinks, fixtures, etc. You may be held responsible for costs associated with damage caused while cleaning.

Following is a list of Student Housing’s recommendation of products that are relatively safe to use if you follow the instructions. We also included items we do not recommend because they can damage the surfaces you are cleaning.

Mold and mildew can become a problem due to wet, warm, and stagnant air in the apartments. It is best to let sunlight and fresh air into your apartments. There are special cleaners on the market with a pH of 10 or higher that are designed to help remove mold and mildew. These kinds of cleaners should be used immediately when the first signs of mold or mildew occur in bathrooms, around windows, and doors, and on walls. We recommend using Tilex Mildew Remover or X‑14 Mildew Remover for this type of cleaning. Be sure to follow all of the instructions on the product label.

Floors must be swept before wet mopping. Using a sponge mop with a pail of warm water, pour the recommended amount of nonabrasive or neutral cleaner into the pail. Before applying the wet mop to the floor, make sure the mop is rung out almost dry. Wait for the clean floor to dry before walking on it.

Scrubbers

Recommend: Blue sponges, SOS pads®, Tuffy®, steel sponges

Do NOT Use: Brillo® pads, Chore Boy®, green pads

All Purpose Cleaners

Recommend: Ajax® liquid, Fantastik®, Mr. Clean®, Parson's®, Spic & Span®

Do NOT Use: Ajax® powder, Comet® powder, abrasive powder

Bathroom Cleaners

Recommend: Lysol®, Pine Sol®, Tilex®, X-14®

Do NOT Use: CLR®

Degreasers

Recommend: 409®

Do NOT Use: Abrasive cleaners

Glass Cleaners

Recomend: Windex®

Do NOT Use: Abrasive cleaners

Oven Cleaners:

Recommend: Easy Off®

Do NOT Use: Abrasive cleaners

Exterior Electrical Service

Residents may not extend electrical power outside the apartment by extension cord or any other means. Decorative lights may only be installed indoors.

Garbage Disposals

Garbage disposal systems are not permitted as our pipeline system cannot accommodate them.

Heating & Air Conditioning

All apartments in Solano Park have independent controls for both heating and air conditioning units. You are billed directly by PG&E for costs associated with operating these units. Before the onset of winter, maintenance staff will enter each apartment to light wall heater pilots and check apartment security hardware; in spring, maintenance staff will enter each apartment to check the air conditioner. Notice is given to each apartment before entry for these two annual checks.

Household Waste

You may be held responsible for the costs associated with clearing out drain lines that have been obstructed or blocked due to improper disposal of household waste.

To avoid such situations in the kitchen, please do not pour any oil, fat or grease into your sink drain. Please collect cooled oil, fat and grease in glass or metal containers with lids. Once full, these containers can be put in the regular trash.

To avoid such situations in the bathroom, please do not flush anything down the toilet other than human waste and toilet tissue. Do not flush feminine hygiene products, paper towels, facial tissue, dental floss, baby wipes, children's toys, etc. down the toilet. Removing such items from the plumbing drain system can be very expensive and you may be held responsible for such charges

Patio & Balcony Guidelines

Balcony gates must be unobstructed from both sides at all times. Reasonable passage must be possible the full length of the balcony and breezeway for entering and exiting in case of emergency. Reasonable passage is defined as a width of 24 or more inches. All balcony privacy gates must be operable (not nailed or wired closed) and must be marked “Fire Exit. Keep Clear.” Residents are responsible for requesting repairs to keep the gates operable.

In addition to items mentioned both here and in Section 12 of your lease agreement, the following guidelines will be enforced: 1) Furniture designed for interior use may not be placed or used anywhere outside of the leased premises 2) Cardboard boxes, wood, newspaper or books, plastic bags or anything that would attract pests or rodents may not be stored on patios or balconies; 3) Potting soil, garden tools, or other small items may be stored in sealed containers on the patio or balcony; 4) Railings should not be used to dry clothes or display small items and potted plants; 5) Fire code prohibits storage under stairwells.

Retractable clotheslines can be furnished and installed by Student Housing for your use; request one through the Solano Park office or online. As a general guideline, patios and balconies may contain items that would normally belong in a backyard; items normally stored in a garage will generally not be permitted on patios or balconies. Enforcement of these policies occurs regularly with notice given verbally and in writing by Student Housing staff. Noncompliance with these guidelines is grounds for termination of your lease agreement.

Pets

Cats and dogs are not permitted at Solano Park unless they have received an exception through Student Housing as an approved service or support animal. Please contact Student Housing for more information about this approval process. Other small caged animals (lizards, fish, hamsters, etc.) of good health and which must remain within a small cage or aquarium inside the apartment are permissible. If any permitted pet becomes a nuisance or health hazard to neighbors or the university, or becomes neglected, this exception may be rescinded. The resident is liable for any damage caused by the pet or the container holding the pet.

Please - No Feeding Ducks

Often there are wild ducks around the grounds in Solano Park. For health and safety reasons related to the ducks as well as our community, feeding of the ducks (or any animals) is not permitted on Solano Park grounds.

Harassment of Animals

While ducks are often a source of frustration for our community members, we ask that residents be mindful of children’s behavior toward the ducks. At times the Student housing office will take steps to “herd” the ducks to the Arboretum; however, section 251.1 of the Waterfowl Regulations states the following: “Except as otherwise authorized in these regulations or in the Fish and Game Code, no person shall harass, herd or drive any game or nongame bird or mammal or furbearing mammal. For the purposes of this section, harass is defined as an intentional act which disrupts an animal's normal behavior patterns, which includes, but is not limited to, breeding, feeding or sheltering. This section does not apply to a landowner or tenant who drives or herds birds or mammals for the purpose of preventing damage to private or public property, including aquaculture and agriculture crops.”

Play Structures & Toys

Outdoor toys i.e. play structures and bicycles must be marked with your apartment number. Children’s toys must be stored when not in use, out of respect for neighbors. On mowing days, it is imperative that you place your play structures on your patio area. Tot pools must be supervised by an adult at all times and emptied immediately after use for safety reasons.

Repairs

Under the terms of the lease agreement, you are not allowed to make any repairs or alterations to your apartment. To request repairs, submit a Service Request online, or call 530-752-8200. If you have an emergency repair on the weekend or in the evening, please contact your Resident Assistant (phone numbers are posted on the Solano Park office door). Maintenance staff provide service between 8am and 4:30pm except in emergencies. When a service request is placed, it is understood that university staff has been given permission to enter the apartment to make needed repairs.

You may also submit a service request at myucdavis. The Service Request link is located on the myHousing "tile". To learn more about myucdavis and the myHousing tile, check out the Student Housing myucdavis webpage.

Storage Space

Limited storage is available. See your Solano Park office for information. Please remember that designated storage rooms are the only places you can store extra belongings. Student Housing will not assume responsibility for items left in storage.

Storm Drains

For many years, it was common practice to wash down sidewalks and driveways, rinse out various containers, or wash down equipment and vehicles directly into storm drain inlets. On the UC Davis campus, storm water drains directly into our local waterway. Storm drains in the core campus drain directly into the Arboretum Waterway, and excess water from the Arboretum Water-way discharges to Putah Creek. Campus EH & S would like to encourage members of the campus community to take an active role in helping eliminate non-storm water pollutants from entering the campus storm water conveyance system. This will help ensure the campus stays in compliance with both federal and state regulations, but will also help to protect the environment for both wildlife and us.

The storm water information is located on the Safety Services website, located at: safetyservices.ucdavis.edu, under Environmental Compliance/Water Quality Programs.

The campus community can also report illicit discharges on-line at: http://safetyservices.ucdavis.edu/programs-and-services/environmental-compliance/water-1/report-of-an-illicit-discharge.

Sunscreens

Residents may request written permission to install a sunscreen on balconies and patios to conserve electrical energy and reduce heat buildup in the summer. Residents must consult the Solano Park office before purchasing materials since both the placement and selection of materials must be approved by Student Housing.

The following criteria are required for sunscreens.

  • Materials must be safe for passersby e.g. no sharp edges.
  • Construction and placement may not interfere with emergency entrance or egress as defined in the fire safety regulations.
  • Hooks or other means of supporting sunscreens are to be installed only by Housing staff.
  • Sunscreens are to be removed by the resident upon vacating and hooks left in place.

Tax Credits

Apartments on university‑owned land are exempt from California State Property Tax. Therefore, students living in these facilities are not eligible for renter’s credit.

Window Coverings

Window coverings are provided only on sliding glass doors. These coverings are to be maintained by the resident, and failure to do so will result in damage charges billed to the residents university account.


Vehicle and Parking Policies

Vehicle Policies

All vehicles on university property are subject to applicable state and university laws, ordinances, regulations, and posted signs. All vehicles must be currently registered and in a condition to be driven. Abandoned vehicles may be impounded. It is the leaseholder’s responsibility to know and follow all parking regulations. Failure to abide by all parking regulations may result in parking citations, fines, revocation of parking permits, a referral to Student Judicial Affairs, and/or termination of your lease.

  • Driving motorized vehicles within the complex is strictly prohibited due to the numerous small children in the community.
  • Major car repairs are not permitted on Student Housing property. Oil changes are permitted as long as Solano Park guidelines are followed; these guidelines are available at the Solano Park office.
  • Car washing is not allowed.
  • Bicyclists are asked to maintain a 5 mph speed limit within the Solano Park complex because small children are often playing outdoors in the complex. All bicycles must be licensed or they may be impounded; bicycles can be registered at the Transportation & Parking Services department. (752‑TAPS) Bicycle repairs and maintenance may not be performed within apartments or public spaces since grease, oil and solvents can damage surfaces — you are financially responsible for damage caused by your bike in your apartment. We recommend doing bicycle repairs at The Bike Barn on campus.

Parking Policies

Bicycle Parking

Located around each building are bike racks/wells for bicycle parking. Bicycles must be stored safely in designated bike racks, inside your apartment, or on your balcony/patio; they must not obstruct passageways, walkways, stairwells, or landings. At no time are bicycles to be parked in walkways, stairwells, or other public spaces. Bikes must maintain a 5 mph speed limit at all times upon the sidewalks inside the complex. We highly recommend locking your bicycles and trailers with a U‑lock. Bikes and bike trailers should be parked in bike racks whenever possible, but may also be parked on patios or balconies as long as they do not block access or egress.

Motorcycle Parking

Motorcycles do not require a permit to park within Solano Park. In Solano Park, motorcycles may be parked only in designated bicycle parking areas and bike wells. Motorcycles may not be parked on patios, breezeways or under stairwells and may not be operated anywhere except on the streets surrounding Solano Park.

Automobile Parking

Residents can purchase one parking permit for their primary vehicle. One secondary permit may be purchased at the Solano Park office, and both vehicles must park according to park guidelines. Parking decals must be returned when you move out of your apartment, and replacement decals can be purchased for $10. Recreational vehicles, boats, trailers, and jet skis are not permitted on the property. All vehicles must be parked in marked parking spaces only; parking in the dirt or landscaped areas may result in citations. Vehicles should be used regularly and adhere to California laws for operation. Solano Park residents are not eligible to purchase campus parking permits (A, C, L, etc.).

Car Alarms

In the interest of a peaceful community, audible car alarms that are frequently falsely triggered are not allowed in Solano Park. If an alarm frequently activates during quiet hours, even if it's triggered by a train, that car's parking privilege may be revoked.

Decal Placement

Decals must be affixed to the exterior of the rear window on the driver’s side or to the rear bumper of the vehicle. Interior application is not acceptable. Please follow instructions on the back of the decal to ensure proper application.

Visitor Parking

Visitor vehicles are permitted in Visitor spaces for a maximum of two days within a one week period (a “day” is considered any length of time within a 24‑hour period). Vehicles must clearly display from the rear view mirror a valid Visitor parking permit issued to each resident upon move in. If your visitor needs to park for more than two days, you may purchase a temporary parking permit at the Solano Park office. You are responsible for informing your visitors about the parking regulations. You and your guests are responsible for all regulations and information contained in the Parking Operations brochure

Solano Park visitor vehicles are permitted only in areas designated Visitor or S‑2. A “visitor” may not conduct university business, e.g. attending class, working or visiting a department while using your visitor parking permit. You are responsible for your visitors’ observance of the parking regulations. Please contact the Solano Park office if your visitor parking permit is lost or stolen, or you need additional visitor parking permits.

Parking Citations

Resident Assistants patrol the parking lots and issue warning notices of illegal parking to vehicles in violation of these regulations. Once a warning notice is issued, UC Davis TAPS or the UC Davis Police Department will be called immediately to issue a parking citation. If you receive a parking citation and wish to contest the ticket, please follow the appeals process described on the back of the citation.

Selling Your Vehicle or Terminating Residency

When you sell your vehicle or move out of Solano Park, you must notify the Solano Park office to request a refund.

If you replace your primary vehicle, you must notify the Solano Park office before we can issue you a new decal (a replacement fee will be charged). If you sell your secondary vehicle, bring the decal to the park office — you may be eligible for a partial refund as late as August 31.

Vehicle Repairs

If your vehicle needs repairs that can be completed within one week, you may repair it in the parking lot provided it does not create a safety hazard. Please do not leave the vehicle unattended while up on a jack, blocks, or other supports.

Dumping oil into the soil, garbage dumpster, concrete, street or drain is prohibited under California Health & Safety Code section 25191. You must discard used oil at the Davis Waste Removal facility [2727 Second St., 756‑4646]; waste oil disposal is available 24 hours a day without charge.

Solano Park Permits

The following parking regulations are intended to preserve parking spaces for Solano Park residents and their visitors. Solano Park decals (S 1, S 1 Reserved , S 2) and visitor parking permits are valid only in the Solano Park area, as designated on the decal/permit. Solano parking decals and visitor permits are not valid for use in any other UC Davis campus parking lots.

One S-1 decal per apartment is issued annually for a fee for your primary vehicle. Decals are not transferable to another vehicle or individual. Residents with a second vehicle are required to purchase an S 2 permit from the Solano Park office; the permit is for the period extending 1 October through 30 September, and may be prorated according to the month of purchase until 31 August.

“S1 Reserved” spots are only for vehicles with “S1 Reserved” permits. “S1 Reserved” are the only marked parking spaces. Every other parking spot is unmarked and allows S1, S2, and Visitors Permits to park in any open spot that is not marked “S1 Reserved”.

The 15‑Minute Zone

The 15‑minute zone in front of the Solano Park office is needed for people with business at the office, repair vehicles and university personnel. Please do not park in these spaces for extended periods of time, or you will be subject to citations.


Safety and Emergency Preparedness

While the university community and the City of Davis are relatively small and considered friendly and safe, neither is immune to the realities of the world. You will need to take precautions to secure your personal property, e.g. locking your door when not in your apartment, engraving your possessions, locking and registering your bike. You must also consider your personal security and be aware of vulnerable situations. Keep neighbors informed of your whereabouts and when you will be returning home. When possible, travel with a friend and check campus maps for the well‑lit paths. Report any suspicious activity immediately to your Resident Assistant, Solano Park office, Complex Coordinator, or the police, and never leave outside doors unlocked, open, or ajar.

With so many people living together, apartment areas are prime targets for thefts. Your careful attention to security is in everyone’s best interest. The university expects all on‑campus residents to report crimes immediately by contacting the UC Davis Police. Fire, police or medical emergencies can be reported in person or by dialing 911 from any telephone on campus. Non‑emergency calls for help can be reported by dialing the UC Davis Police Department (530-752‑1230).

Household Safety

Carbon Monoxide

Recently increased attention has been given to indoor air quality around the country. Some of this focus has been on carbon monoxide which is a natural and unavoidable consequence of the combustion of various fuels. We are all exposed to carbon monoxide each and every day as a result of the use of internal combustion engine vehicles along with anything that uses other fossil fuels, natural gas, propane, butane, etc. Even barbecues give off carbon monoxide. As a result, carbon monoxide detectors are available in hardware stores along with smoke detectors, heat detectors, and other detectors of various sorts.

Three appliances in Solano Park generate carbon monoxide as they consume natural gas: gas kitchen range/stove/oven, wall furnace heater, and water heater. UC Davis Environmental Health & Safety department has conducted tests of kitchen carbon monoxide levels in two apartments. These tests, conducted with the hallway “pocket” door closed and all living room and kitchen doors and windows closed, clearly established that the only carbon monoxide source of potential concern is from the kitchen oven and only when the oven is on more than thirty minutes. With the window open half way and the oven on at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, carbon monoxide levels remain at an acceptable level. It is our recommendation that you leave your kitchen window open while you use your oven. Our tests indicate that if you open your kitchen window at least half way while your oven is on and leave it open for thirty minutes after you turn your oven off, that enough fresh air is provided to eliminate any potential concerns regarding carbon monoxide levels.

Student Housing is investigating other options for addressing this situation. We are also contracting with an independent environmental engineering firm which will utilize a certified industrial hygienist to facilitate more extensive testing. In the meantime, please rest assured that there are no known problems related to carbon monoxide exposure. However, with more and more focus on indoor air quality, we in Student Housing wanted to bring this information to your attention and request your cooperation by making sure there is adequate ventilation in the kitchen when you use your oven. If you would like additional information about carbon monoxide, please visit the National Clearinghouse for Carbon Monoxide website.

Asbestos & Lead Paint

Asbestos‑containing building materials and lead paint are present in most apartments. However, these materials do not pose a health threat to residents unless the materials become damaged. Should there be a need for a removal of the asbestos; trained and certified contractors will do the work with the utmost precautions taken.

Oil & Household Hazardous Waste

Yolo County offers periodic opportunities for disposal of other household hazardous waste materials. Check with the county dump for disposal dates. Any household cleaners, paints, etc. may be taken to the Yolo County Landfill, north of the city on Pole Line Road. If you want more information about recycling cardboard, glass, plastic and cans, contact the Solano Park office or call Davis Waste Removal for more specific information.

Used crankcase oil from your vehicle is considered a hazardous waste material and therefore may not be disposed of into street drains, dumpsters or grounds. A local private company, Davis Waste Removal (DWR), operates a facility where you may dispose of the used crankcase oil from your vehicle. They are located at 2727 2nd Street in Davis and are open for oil disposal 24 hours a day. Just use the container to the right of the driveway as you enter. You may then dispose of your container in the dumpster provided, next to the tank. Any question, call Davis Waste Removal at 756‑4646. There is no charge to use the Davis Waste Removal facility for disposal of your used crankcase oil.

We ask for your attention and cooperation in preventing the risk of environmental contamination caused by improperly handled oil and hazardous household materials. Remember that illegal disposal of used or waste oil may make you liable for fines and/or imprisonment under state law. Please call the Solano Park office if you have questions about disposal of hazardous materials or if you are aware of unsafe conditions or handling of hazardous materials in Solano Park. Please also immediately report anyone seen dumping oil or other waste to the campus police at 530-752‑1727.

Personal & Community Safety

Police Service

UC Davis is served by its own police department with over forty officers. The department is located on Kleiber Hall Drive, southeast of the Pavilion at the ARC and across the street from Briggs Hall. Residents are encouraged to tour the department and ride along with an on‑duty officer. Police officers patrol campus around the clock. They enforce the law, investigate crimes, make arrests and provide a full range of police‑related services. The crime prevention unit gives presentations and provides information on personal safety; brochures and literature are available through the Crime Prevention Office.

Escort Service

Call 752‑1727 if you would like a safety escort while walking alone on campus at night. After you call, a Cal Aggie Host will meet you and escort you to your destination on campus.

Child Safety

Parents of small children are strongly encouraged to safeguard against circumstances that might result in a child falling out of a window. Your apartment is equipped with window security pins that, if used properly, are designed to allow windows to open wide enough for improved ventilation, but not enough for a child to fall out. Please be certain that these devices are in good working order and are used. It is also important to keep furniture, step stools, and other items which children might climb on, away from windows. Help us keep our buildings safe and accident free.

Property Security

The UC Davis Police Department has a program called “Operation ID.” You may check out an electric etcher from either the Solano Park office or the police department to engrave your driver’s license or social security number on your valuables. These numbers may help police identify and return stolen belongings to you. Contact the Solano Park office or the police department (530.752‑1727) for more information.

Neighborhood Watch

The Neighborhood Watch Program is a community‑sponsored program whereby residents help protect themselves and their community by being alert and informing the police when a crime or suspicious activity is observed. This program has had a very positive impact when residents join together to make it work.

Following are a few guidelines to follow to keep the community a safe and crime‑free place to live.

  • Keep all bikes locked to racks when not in use. U‑locks or case‑hardened chains are preferred. University regulations require that all bikes ridden or stored on the campus need to be licensed by TAPS (530-752‑2453).
  • When leaving your apartment, even if for just a short time, lock your doors and windows. All windows in Solano Park are equipped with locks that allow secure ventilation of apartments.
  • Use an engraver to label personal property such as computers, stereos, electronic equipment, tools, etc. — police recommend identifying property with your name and drivers license number. Don’t forget to keep records of model and serial numbers. If your property is stolen, these efforts will help police return your property if recovered.
  • Get to know your neighbors, organize and attend neighborhood potluck gatherings, and participate in community activities. This helps build a strong sense of community and helps everyone to be aware of strange or unfamiliar faces in Solano Park.
  • Be involved! If you see suspicious persons or behavior anywhere in Solano Park, especially at night, please call the UC Davis Police immediately. Only unwelcome visitors will be offended by having to explain their presence – the rest of us will be glad you cared enough to call.
  • Teach your children to be wary of strangers. Make sure they know never to let anyone know if they are alone at home, and make sure they know that there are certain people in your neighborhood that they may contact in case of emergency. Keep a set of your children’s fingerprints and a current photograph in a safe place.

Fire Safety

Fire safety is taken very seriously in Solano Park, and residents are expected to adhere to the following regulations. For reasons of safety, the fire department has imposed restrictions on furnishings and some electrical equipment. All large wall hangings (such as tapestry and large posters) must be treated with a flame retardant. Tenants are not permitted to use anything that produces an open flame, such as candles in their apartments (university‑provided gas stoves are exempt from this policy). Christmas trees must be treated with flame retardant.

Alarms & Detection Systems

Apartment Fire Detectors

When an alarm rings, a small light flashes on the unit, and depending upon the triggering mechanism, one of two systems is activated: if triggered by particles in the air, the fire detector rings an alarm only in your apartment — it does not call the fire department; if triggered by heat, the fire detector rings an alarm in your apartment and calls the UC Davis Fire Department, giving the apartment location.

Apartment Smoke Detectors:

Smoke detectors are installed either in bedrooms or in hallways between bedrooms. Smoke, steam, carbon dioxide, or physical shock may activate these fixtures. Residents should use the bathroom fan and keep the door tightly shut while bathing to avoid setting off the alarm. When broiling, steaming, or frying food, alarms can be avoided by closing the sliding door between the kitchen and bedrooms and setting the air conditioner to “exhaust.” Under no circumstances may a resident deactivate the ceiling smoke detector, since this may cause the system to malfunction and could jeopardize other tenants. Damages caused by tampering with fire equipment are billed to the tenant.

Fire Extinguishers

These are located on or near the stairways of all apartments, and on the wall of utility buildings. Learn their locations and instructions. If you notice that an extinguisher has been used or is missing, please notify the Solano Park office. Do not allow children to play with fire extinguishers.

Alarm Boxes

Familiarize yourself and others in your apartment with the location and operation of fire alarm boxes around Solano Park. The red and white boxes are mounted on posts labeled “FIRE” and are located at intervals on the road circling Solano Park. At night, a blue light on top of the box identifies its location. If a fire cannot be seen from the box, have someone wait there to direct fire trucks.

Barbecues

Barbecues may not be used on patios, balconies, under trees, or within building courtyards, and must be located at least ten (10) feet from any structure. A barbecue grill can be reserved in advance by calling your Resident Assistant. The following are rules for barbecue use: 1) Barbecue must be attended at all times while hot, 2) Extra care must be taken to protect children from the barbecue, 3) Barbecue must be at least 10 feet from any part of any building while it is hot (never to be used on any patio/balcony), 4) Barbecue should be kept overnight and returned the following morning to allow ample time for cool‑down and cleaning, 5) Return the barbecue to your Resident Assistant in clean condition. Wipe down outside and inside, use wire brush to clean the grill. Remove coals after they have cooled completely and discard by placing them in a plastic bag with a tie and then dumping them in the garbage containers.

Candles

Misuse of candles has caused fires in campus buildings; therefore, candles are not permitted except for birthday cakes. Use of candles for religious ceremonies or other special circumstances is subject to approval by the University Fire Marshal on a case‑by‑case basis.

Combustible Liquids

Flammable or combustible liquids may not be stored in apartments. Exception: a single one‑pint can of barbecue starter fluid may be stored inside each apartment.

Exits & Entrances

Nothing may be stored in front of the main door to an apartment, or on or under any stairs or stairway landing. Blocked gates are the major cause of fire violations and can lead to non‑renewal or termination of the lease. Balcony gates must be operable, open at least 24 inches in each direction, and be marked “Fire Exit. Keep Clear.” Frequent violations include child safety gates at stairs, plants on stairway landings, and motorcycles & barbecues stored beneath stairs. The campus fire department may require removal of items believed to be hazardous, such as electrical appliances and cords.

Fire

Reporting a Fire [911]
  1. Pull nearest fire alarm, then dial 911 (from a phone outside of the building) and give building name and apartment number.
  2. Evacuate the building immediately when the fire alarm sounds.
  3. Give assistance to any persons with disabilities.
  4. Do not return to the building until a firefighter gives the “all clear.”
When an alarm rings in your apartment…
  1. Quickly check to see what caused it to ring. If steam or cooking smoke caused it, moving the air below the alarm will dissipate the particles and turn off the alarm. (Be careful not to touch the alarm unit!)
  2. If you do not know why the alarm is ringing, dial 911 immediately and describe the emergency.
  3. If the fire is small, have a second person attempt to control it, using a fire extinguisher. These are mounted outside each building stairway area.
  4. Evacuate all persons and pets from the apartment, unless you are certain the alarm was triggered by a false condition. As you leave, turn off lights and appliances. Remember to close all doors and windows to help prevent the spread of fire and smoke damage. Unlock your front door.
When an alarm rings in another apartment…
  1. Call 911 immediately.
  2. Evacuating your apartment is required in case of trouble. As you leave, turn off all appliances and lights. Unlock your front door. University personnel will let you know when it is safe to reenter.

Earthquakes

Before an Earthquake:
  • Plan your evacuation routes
  • Examine your apartment and ask yourself what will happen to various items and furniture during a quake.
  • Learn the location of the closest safe places in your apartment where you can go and wait out the shaking.
  • Learn basic first aid procedures.
  • Prepare an emergency disaster kit: Portable radio/extra batteries Flashlight/extra batteries First aid kit Blanket Bottled water/canned food Extra clothing/jacket
  • Prepare to be without services for a minimum of 3‑5 days
During an Earthquake:
  • Do not rush outdoors — most injuries occur from falling debris and electrical lines as people are leaving buildings. Stay put!
  • Sit or stand against an inside wall or take cover under a table or bench in case of falling wall, ceilings, or loose objects.
  • Stay away from all glass surfaces e.g. windows & mirrors.
  • Do not restrain falling objects unless they pose a danger.
  • If you are outdoors, remain there and move into the open. Do not stand near buildings — move away from all structures.
After an Earthquake:
  • Remember, aftershocks may occur at any moment with nearly the same force as the original quake. Be prepared.
  • Move cautiously and observe surroundings for hazards.
  • Provide first aid where necessary.
  • Seek help by phone or by sending an able‑bodied person to the nearest emergency station. Expect a long delay if a serious quake has occurred.
  • If you detect gas or any foreign odors, do not use any matches or candles. Open windows, shut off power, leave the building immediately, and report to authorities.
  • If you are qualified, inspect water, gas, and electrical lines for leaking or damage. If damage is observed or suspected, shut off that utility at the main valve or switch.
  • If you are in a building with an elevator, do not use it, even if the power is on.

Campus and Community Resources

Campus Resources

Activities & Recreation Center

  • 530-752‑0674

The ARC is a multiuse facility for intramural and informal recreation play, intercollegiate athletic basketball and women’s gymnastics, physical education classes and sports clubs. The tri‑level facility has locker rooms, a flat running track; an equipment room; racquetball, wallyball and squash courts; two weight rooms, court areas for basketball, volleyball and badminton; areas for martial arts; as well as an artificial rock climbing wall. Undergraduate and graduate students can use ARC facilities by showing their current valid UC Davis identification card.

Art Galleries

MU Art Gallery
  • Memorial Union, second floor
  • 530-752‑2885

The MU Art Gallery features contemporary and historical exhibits on a six week rotation.

Design Gallery
  • Walker Hall, first floor
  • 530-752‑6150

The Design Gallery explores topics surrounding ethnographic arts and consumer culture.

Richard L. Nelson Gallery
  • Art Building, first floor
  • 530-752‑8500

This gallery complements the teaching program of the Department of Art and organizes regularly changing exhibitions of historical and contemporary works of art.

Fine Arts Collection
  • Art Building
  • 530-752‑8500

The Fine Arts Collection is the Davis campus’ major collection of art. Basement Gallery Art Building basement The Basement Gallery is a student directed gallery that exhibits the artwork of advanced UC Davis art majors biweekly.

Carl Gorman Museum
  • Hart Hall, first floor
  • 530-752‑6567

The Gorman museum features artwork of by Native American and diverse artists.

ASUCD

The Associated Students of UC Davis provides activities and services to all undergraduate students. Consisting of twelve senators, a president, a vice‑president and supreme court, ASUCD provides over forty services and organizations including undergraduate legal services, Unitrans bus service, The California Aggie newspaper and the Coffee House. It also sponsors the Experimental College and student-run KDVS Radio 90.3 FM.

ASUCD Unitrans Bus Service

The student operated Unitrans bus service is free to all undergraduates and charges a small fee to all others. Bus schedules for either service may be obtained at the Memorial Union Information desk. For additional transportation information contact UC Davis Transportation & Parking Services.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation recognizes that it is important to spend some time pursuing personal interests and offers healthy alternatives for your free time. Take a break, have fun, and enjoy the pleasures of engaging in a craft, horseback riding or getting into the great outdoors. A catalog of activities is published quarterly, and is distributed throughout campus and to all Davis residents.

Campus Violence Prevention Program

The CVPP provides education, intervention and support services for rape, relationship violence, stalking and hate and violence related activities. Support is provided to victims as the program collaborates with other community services to provide the best support for survivors.

Child Care Services

UC Davis Child Care Services is the principal campus resource for child care information and referrals, and cosponsors the Breastfeeding Support Program. Find out about children’s programs, day care, financial assistance, and family support

  • Publications, advising & counseling
  • Campus liaison for campus child care programs, City of Davis Child Care Services, & Davis Joint Unified School District
  • Support for Child Care Administrative Advisory Committee
  • Coordination of campus Child Care Information & Referral Network
  • Breastfeeding support
    • Lactation sites with hospital‑grade, electric pumps to enable lactating mothers to express milk
    • Registration and orientation sessions that address participant responsibilities, pump operation, and advice regarding expression, storage, and feeding of breast milk
    • Access to a board certified lactation consultant from the UC Davis Medical Center Prenatal Unit
    • Sale of breastfeeding supplies through the UC Davis Bookstore Corral

Community Housing Listing Service

CHL is a service offered to UC Davis students and community members as part of ASUCD Student Services. For a nominal fee, anyone can add a listing to the CHL database, and everyone is free to view these listings online or at ASUCD Student Services.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center offers free, confidential psychological, psychiatric and peer counseling services to all registered students having problems that affect their academic progress and sense of well‑being. Staff members offer assistance with personal and interpersonal issues such as relationships, family, stress, cultural differences, assertiveness, self esteem and intimacy.

Cowell Student Health Center

The Cowell Student Health Center provides students with wellness, illness and injury care. Services are available to all registered students whether they have health insurance or not. Students pay small co‑payments for most services. Graduate, professional, and international students must purchase a mandatory insurance plan as part of registration. Undergraduates may purchase a voluntary plan. Appointments can be scheduled for routine primary care and exams. The Advice Nurse (752‑9649) can be called for acute medical illness and injury care. The Cowell Student Health Center is open 8am‑7:30pm, Monday through Friday, except Wednesdays when it is open 9am‑7:30pm. On weekends and holidays, the center is open from 9am‑1pm. Summer hours are 8am‑5pm, Monday through Friday. After‑hours and weekend service is available.

Cross‑Cultural Center

The Cross‑Cultural Center fosters a multi‑ethnic and multi-cultural community through leadership development opportunities, educational and cultural programs. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate in the many programs, special events and activities sponsored by the center.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

The Educational Opportunity Program assists students from economically, socially, and/or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. EOP can help with the admission process and offers academic, social and cultural support.

Graduate Student Association

The GSA is the officially recognized student government of graduate students. Services include new student orientation, legal services, fax service, travel awards, newsletters and assorted social events. General Assembly meetings are held monthly and are open to all graduate and professional students. Each year the General Assembly elects the Executive Council, who serve in a variety of positions to carry out the policies and functions of the organization.

Human Corps Program

Human Corps is the student community services program at UC Davis. The Human Corps is a referral center for students who want to perform community service and as a resource for agencies and campus units with service opportunities. The office has a database and directories with information about nonprofit agencies in California, community service opportunities throughout the world and employment in the nonprofit or public sectors after graduation.

Intramural Sports/Sports Clubs

  • 140 Recreation Hall
  • 530-752‑3500

Intramural Sports is a structured, competitive program involving men’s, women’s, and coed activities. Complementing this highly popular activity is the sports club program. Twenty‑six recreational and competitive offerings for men and women attract roughly 1,000 athletes in activities ranging from archery, crew and water/snow skiing to the traditional volleyball, rugby and equestrian events.

Learning Skills Center

At the Learning Skills Center, you can receive free help with such things as general study skills, math/science study skills, writing essays and term papers, reading efficiently, English as a second language, time management skills, testing skills and test anxiety reduction.

LGBT Resource Center

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Resource Center has information and resources about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in a safe, supportive environment. Students studying or researching these issues are encouraged to use the center’s resources. The center also serves as a meeting place for local organizations or support groups. The LGBT Resource Center is open Monday through Friday.

Meal Options

Sodexo Dining Services offers a variety of meal options for students living off‑campus who prefer the convenience and variety provided by on‑campus dining facilities. After dealing with the stress and aggravation of classes, work and outside activities, the kitchen is no place to relax. Avoid the hassles of shopping, cooking and clean up by selecting one of the dining plans offered at UC Davis residence hall dining rooms.

Memorial Union

  • 530-752‑2222

The MU serves as the campus community center. The MU Campus Information Center can refer students to people, places, programs and services on and off campus. The MU complex houses the UC Davis Bookstore, Corral gift shop, Coffee House, MU II Conference Center, Campus Box Office, Campus Events & Visitors Services, and the MU Business Office. King Lounge provides a place to study and listen to music. The Music & Periodicals Center contains current magazines and music. Freeborn Hall is used for performing arts, dances, banquets, lectures and conferences. The MU also operates the Rec Pool Lodge and the Putah Creek Lodge which can be rented for group gatherings.

Services for International Students & Scholars (S.I.S.S)

  • 530-752‑0864

Services for International Students and Scholars assists international students, faculty and researchers throughout their programs of study, teaching and research at UC Davis, offering orientation, personal and cultural advising and information and assistance with US Immigration & Naturalization Services (INS) regulations.

Student Judicial Affairs

The SJA oversees students obligations to act honestly, ethically and responsibly in a manner compatible with the university’s function as an educational institution. Standards for student conduct can be found in the SJA office and include the UC Davis Code of Academic Conduct, the Student Activities Handbook, the Guide to Resident Hall Life and the University of California Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations and Students.

Student Special Services

  • South Silo
  • 530-752‑2007

Student Special Services coordinates a variety of programs and services to meet the special needs of students.

Disability Resource Center

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) provides services to students with disabilities who are eligible for reasonable accommodation under either Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act or the Americans with Disabilities Act. The staff of Disability Specialists assist students with disabilities in identifying accommodations that will ensure the student has equal access to educational opportunities at UC Davis. For information about DRC services, please call or visit the DRC web site.

Reentry Student Services
  • 530-752‑2005

Reentry Student Services helps students who have returned to the university after several years of life and work experience. The office provides admissions assistance, information, orientation and peer support, and provides referral assistance the Reentry Resource Network.

Transfer Student Services
  • 530-752‑2200

Transfer Student Services helps students who have transferred from other institutions of higher education, coordinating transfer student matters among existing student services units to aid in an easy and smooth transfer to the university. IT also sponsors special receptions and workshops for new transfers and publishes an annual Transfer Guide of available campus services.

Veterans Affairs
  • 530-752‑2020

Veterans Affairs assists veterans, dependents and reservists with a number of services, including certifying course attendance to the Department of Veterans Affairs, coordinating a tutorial assistance program, providing advice and support, and helping with educational fee waivers, work study and financial aid concerns. To initiate a benefit claim, write or drop by with your letter of admission.

Transportation & Parking Services

All bicycles ridden or parked on campus must have a current California state bicycle license — you may get a license or renewal tag at TAPS. Bicycle riding and parking regulations are strictly enforced. If you park a vehicle on a campus, you must have a valid parking permit or pay at a meter. Unitrans, a system of 13 bus lines operated by ASUCD serves both the campus and city year round. Unitrans is free to undergraduate students with a valid registration card. Schedules are available at the MU Campus Information Center, bus terminals, Davis City Hall and the Unitrans office.

Women’s Resource & Research Center

The WRRC educates the campus community about women’s issues and concerns. The staff can answer questions, locate resources, and help with personal, academic or work‑related concerns. Resources include lectures, workshops, a library, and listings of other campus and community resources.

Community Resources

Alcohol, Drug & Mental Health Services

  • Woodland: 530-666‑8650
  • Davis: 530-757‑5530
  • West Sacramento: 916.375‑6350
  • 24 Hour Crisis Line: 888-965‑6647

Child Care & Parenting

  • Child Care Services: 530-757‑5695]
  • 24 Hour Parenting Hotline: 888-281‑3000

Family Violence/Child Abuse

Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence 24 Hour Crisis
  • Woodland: 530-662‑1133
  • West Sacramento: 916-371‑1907
  • Child Abuse: 800-400‑0022 or 530-669‑2345

Food & Clothing

Wayfarer Center
  • 530-661‑1218
Pierce Food Closet, W. Sacramento
  • 916-371‑6343

Housing

Wayfarer Center Transitional Housing
  • 530-661‑1218
United Christian Services
  • West Sacramento: 916-372‑0200 ext. 114

Job Training/Employment

Department of Employment & Social Services
  • Woodland: 530-661‑2750
  • West Sacramento: 916-375‑6200

Learn To Read

Woodland Library
  • 530-661‑5987 or 530-661‑5986

Medical & Dental Care

  • Health Hotline (MCAH): 800-794‑6517
  • CommuniCare Dental Clinics: 530-757‑4667

Suicide/Crisis 24 Hour Hotline

  • Woodland: 530-666‑7778
  • Davis: 530-756‑5000
  • West Sacramento: 916-372‑6565

Teen Help

Allied Services for Kids (ASK)
  • Woodland: 530-668‑8445
  • Davis: 530-753‑0797
  • West Sacramento: 916-371‑3779

Transportation

Yolo Bus
  • 800-371‑2877 or 530-666‑2877

Yolo County Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center

  • 24‑Hour Crisis Line: 916-662‑1133 or 916-371‑1907
  • sadvc.org

The Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center offers assistance after an assault, and trained counselors provide ongoing support to victims. In case of assault, they advise the following; after you call the center, a police officer will respond to obtain information and assist you in seeking medical attention.

  1. Be alert. Remember what you see and hear.
  2. Call the center immediately.
  3. Do not destroy any evidence (by bathing, brushing teeth, washing clothes, etc.).

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