Freshman Housing Guarantee
All incoming freshman students are guaranteed UC Davis housing for their first two years at UC Davis.
The First Year Guarantee
Incoming freshmen are guaranteed housing in the residence halls for their first year, provided they are single, under the age of 24, and meet all Student Housing and university deadlines.
Although first-year students are not required to live on campus, over 90% choose to live in the residence halls. Studies show that students who opt to live in the residence halls their first year are more likely to graduate than students who do not.
The Second Year Guarantee
For their second year, students are guaranteed a space in UC Davis Student Housing, provided they are single, under the age of 24, meet all Student Housing and university deadlines, and lived in Student Housing for their freshmen year.
Although some second-year students want to take advantage of another year of living in UC Davis Student Housing, the UC Davis tradition is that most students choose to live off campus for their second year. To assist with the transition to community housing, Student Housing hosts programs during fall and winter quarter to help residence hall students prepare to seek housing in the Davis community. Programs discuss how, where, and when to search for housing, and teach students how to understand rental agreements.