Graduate and Professional Student Housing
Graduate, postdoctoral and professional students can utilize UC Davis Student Housing as their initial resource for locating housing near their program's campus. Student Housing and its public-private partnerships (P3) have housing specifically for graduate and professional students. Student Housing also maintains community housing listings and, through its relationsihps with the community, can help students find housing in the greater community.
Campus Housing in Davis
There are four apartment communities on the UC Davis campus: Solano Park, West Village, Russell Park, and The Atriums at La Rue. Solano Park and Russell Park are family-friendly and students with families receive priority over other applicants.
Apartments are unfurnished. Kitchens are full size and include a refrigerator, stove, and oven.
To learn more about each community, visit the Student Housing community webpages:
- Solano Park Apartments
- 8th and Wake
- UC Davis West Village Apartments
- Russell Park
- The Atriums at La Rue
Cooperative Housing communities are small, tightly-integrated communities that emphasize environmental stewardship and community involvement. There are two cooperative housing properties at UC Davis: The Tri-Cooperatives and The Baggins End Domes. There are approximately 30 spaces in the Tri-Coops and 28 in Baggins End. Communities are a mix of undergraduate and graduate students.
To learn more about each community, visit:
City Housing in Davis
There are a variety of housing options in the city of Davis, including apartments, studios, rooms-for-rent in houses, and cooperatives. Generally, leases in Davis run from September 1 through August 31, and the renewal season begins in January. Vacancy rates in Davis are typically very low so it’s important to begin a search for housing early in the calendar year when housing is still available.
Community Housing Listing
The Associated Students of UC Davis (ASUCD) maintain the Community Housing Listing (CHL), an online collection of available housing opportunties for UC Davis students. The website is a meet-up place where students who have housing but need roommates can connect with students who are seeking housing.
Local Housing Listing
Many students travel from apartment office to apartment office to see a variety of communities before picking one, but for those who can’t visit apartments, there are a variety of privately-operated websites, including Craigslist, and two local Davis newspapers, that provide housing listings.
In addition to Davis, the nearby cities of Woodland, Dixon, Winters, and West Sacramento offer housing, and Sacramento itself is a large metropolitan area with a variety of neighborhoods and housing options. These cities are, generally, more affordable that Davis, but they are several miles out, likely limiting transportation to automobile or public transit.
UC Davis Medical Center does not have onsite housing. However, a variety of reasonably-priced apartments, condos/townhomes, and single family houses are available for rent in the community around the Stockton Boulevard campus.
The Office of Graduate Medical Education maintains a list of housing resources on their website: ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/gme/residents/housing_info.html.
Occasionally housing availability notices are sent to the GME office. Please contact Jennifer Cano to inquire about any current housing opportunities.
The Bishop Ranch campus does not have any onsite housing. However, it is conveniently located in San Ramon, immediately off of Interstate 680 and near several cities.
San Ramon and the surrounding communities of Danville, Pleasanton, Dublin, and Walnut Creek are mostly urban, offering a variety of apartment, studio, and condominium options. Room-for-rent opportunities are occasionally available.
There are a variety of local newspapers who may have housing information, including The Contra Costa Times, and online websites such as Craigslist likely have the broadest offerings and most current information.