Student Housing Services
Services parents and families may most want to keep in mind include the following:
Student Housing employs a professional maintenance staff who perform and manage all building maintenance, services and repairs. This includes repair or replacement of windows, troubleshooting power outages, water leaks, and even replacement of light bulbs for Student Housing-supplied lamps.
To submit a request for service, residents simply use the online Service Request application. After logging in (Service Requests are attached to student ID, so account authentication is required), the Service Request application is auto-populated with the resident's contact information. The resident then fills out a form describing the nature of the service request (e.g., "My window is broken", "My lamp needs a new light bulb", or "I need tools and parts to bunk my bed") and, if required, where the repair should take place (most residents submit service requests for their rooms, but occasionally there may be need to submit requests for various indoor and outdoor public spaces).
Each residence hall area has an Area Service Desk (ASD). Area Service Desks are in some ways similar to the main desk in a hotel: residents can come to the ASD to ask questions, borrow things, pick up packages, and in Segundo and Tercero, check mailboxes (Cuarto mailboxes are located in multiple places, depending on the residence hall). Along with Resident Advisors (RAs), ASDs are a great place to start for asking questions.
Student Housing operates its own robust academic program, which is designed to both compliment academic support found with academic departments and other campus support services, and to focus specifically on transitional challenges faced by any student who is new to the research university environment.
Student Housing operates an "Academic Advising Center" in each residence hall area. The focal point of most academic services, the centers host academic workshops and advising, and Student Housing Academic Coordinators offices are located in the centers. Peer-to-peer tutoring is facilitated in private spaces within the centers. And large workspaces, useful for large group projects and study sessions, are available to residents when the center is open.
Visit the Office of Student Development webpage to learn more about Student Housing academic services, and to get Hours of Operation or phone numbers.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
FERPA applies to UC Davis, including Student Housing. FERPA regulates the type and amount of information Student Housing may share with others, including families, regarding UC Davis students. Specifically,
- When students enroll at UC Davis, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) governs how UC Davis deals with student records. Except under certain circumstances, this federal law protects the privacy of all student records; it does not allow us to share any part of a student’s record with anyone without the student’s written consent. This includes conduct records, academic records and any records pertaining to student housing.
- These protections can be difficult to comprehend, particularly for parents, families and guardians who pay for their student’s education.
- It is important for your student to be the primary source of the information that you receive. Encourage them to communicate openly and honestly with you about issues involving their education. This is a critical skill to develop and helps build trust and respect between parents, family members and students.