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Moving Into a Student Housing Apartment (SHA)

Instructions for the 2018-19 Academic Year

Road construction on Southbound La Rue Road during move-in weekend, September 22 and 23

Southbound lanes of La Rue Road (between Hutchison Drive and Garrod Drive) will have reduced lanes on Saturday and Sunday due to the paving project. There will be two lanes open, one for each way. Please be prepared for a high volume of traffic and plan your travel accordingly. For more information, please see the UC Davis News Release.

Frequently Asked Move-In Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions on the Moving In FAQ webpage.

Scheduled Move-In: Fall Quarter

Check-in will be located at each of the following SHA locations. Please make sure to have your Aggie Card or Picture ID with you for check-in.

The links correspond to maps for traveling to each of the Student Housing Apartment complexes. Each map includes directions for driving to Davis and locating parking nearest the check-in locations.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

NOTE: You may not check in after 4 p.m. Contact Student Housing and Dining Services if you have questions about check-in.

UC Davis Aggies Football Saturday Afternoon

The UC Davis Aggies host the University of Idaho Vandals in their 1st conference football game of the season at Aggie Stadium on Saturday, September 22.
(Schedule | Tickets | Listen Online) UC Davis students get free admission!

Road Closure and Detours

Beginning shortly after 1 p.m., La Rue Road will be closed in between Hutchison Road south to Dairy Road. Detours will be in place and Aggie Hosts will be on site to help direct traffic; it will continue to be possible to drive about campus in order to move into Student Housing Apartments.

  • Students unable to check-in on September 22 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. may check-in at the Student Housing and Dining Services office on the following days and times:
    • Sunday, September 23, 2018, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
    • Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Do not contact the apartment complex directly. Student Housing and Dining Services is facilitating the move-in process and has possession of the contract materials and keys
  • The Student Housing and Dining Services office is located off La Rue Road and Orchard Park Drive. We are located on the east side of Parking Lot 25, in the Student Housing and Dining Services Administration Building. Enter the building through the south entry doors. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the check-in day to help you take care of any last-minute problems, so please stop by our office if you need assistance.
  • If you cannot move in by Thursday, September 27, please call the Student Housing and Dining Services office.

Winter and Spring Quarter

Students moving into SHA for winter or spring quarter should contact Student Housing and Dining Services directly (530-752-2033 or to obtain specific information for moving in.

Special Accommodations and Religious Holiday Conflicts

Students who need special accommodations and those whose check-in day conflicts with the observance of religious holidays: Please do not hesitate to contact the Student Housing and Dining Services office at 530-752-2033.

Note: the UC policy regarding religious holidays that conflict with residence hall move-in days is available on the publications webpage, under "Additional Information."

Housing Assignments

  • Housing assignments become available through the Student Housing and Dining Services portal in late August
  • Housing assignments information includes:
    • Student Housing Apartment assignment (complex name and address)
    • Contact information for your roommate(s)
    • Current account/cost information
    • Meal plan details, if applicable
    • Your contact and emergency information


Student Housing and Dining Services provides these checklists to help students (and their families) prepare for moving into Student Housing Apartments.

Activities Following Move-In

Fall Welcome and Welcome Week

UC Davis hosts a variety of Fall Welcome and "Welcome Week" events. To learn more, visit the Fall Welcome website and view the calendar events details.