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Movies

Student Housing provides a movie service to students who live in the residence halls and in Solano Park Apartments. The movie service is available during the academic year (fall, winter and spring quarters); it is not available during the summer.

Resident Select – Movies on Demand (Streaming)

Student Housing offers the Resident Select online movie streaming service providing on-demand access to any of our currently available titles.

To see the list of movies available, click on the "Watch a Movie Now" button above.

Using Resident Select requires the installation of Microsoft Silverlight media player software. Users will be prompted to install Silverlight the first time they launch the service. Resident Select is compatible with both Windows and Mac platforms. Resident Select is not yet available for mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets.

Movie Requests

Students are invited to request movies for the Student Housing movie program. Movies are scheduled with the vendor on a quarterly basis, and are generally finalized a month before the quarter begins, so requests must be submitted at least a month before each quarter to be considered. To submit a movie request for a future schedule, please send an email to studenthousing@ucdavis.edu. Student Housing tries to honor all movie requests, as long as the movies are available from our vendor.

Copyright Restrictions: Showing Movies in Public Spaces

Copyright law prohibits public performance of intellectual property, including feature films, either rented or purchased. Specifically, and as stated in the Guide to Residence Hall Life under "Lounge Space", "Copyright law prohibits public showings of rented or purchased videos in residence hall lounges and other public spaces."

In practical terms, this means (but is not limited to) movies rented from locations such as Blockbuster Video, rented or streamed from Netflix, downloaded from Amazon or iTunes, and purchased from retailers such as Target, WalMart or Best Buy, may NOT be played in a public space for anyone and everyone to see. With the exception of personal video players, such as a Smart Phone or iPod, videos may only be watched in students' bedrooms.

For a brief summary of copyright law, please refer to the Residence Life Cinema Understanding Copyright webpage.