Incoming Fall Quarter
Student Housing residence hall applicants may submit a request to live with roommate(s) of their choice. Student Housing will attempt to honor roommate requests based upon available space and the amount of roommate requests received. However, applicants may not submit requests for suitemates.
Applicants may submit their roommate requests through the online application when they apply for Student Housing; select the "Roommate Request" button in the application.
Be sure to adhere to the following:
- Requests must be mutual: each potential roommate must list other potential roommates in their application
- Applicants who wish to be roommates must both submit a roommate request indicating proposed roommate's name and city of residence
- Potential roommates must indicate identical living preferences on their applications
- Meal plans do NOT need to match in order to be roommates
Students who wish to submit a roommate request after submitting their online application but before the application process has closed may log back into their online application to add their roommate request information. Requests received after the application process has closed (generally in late July or early August; refer to the Calendar for the specific date) cannot be honored.
Students who choose not submit a roommate request will be randomly assigned roommates based upon the housing preferences submitted in the residence hall application. NOTE: Student Housing does not use information about lifestyle, personal habits or culture to assign roommates. Applicants are not eligible to request suitemates.
Incoming mid-Fall, Winter or Spring Quarter
Students who intend to move into the residence halls after the academic year has begun (mid-fall, winter, or spring quarter) and desire to live with a particular roommate should contact Student Housing to determine availability and the appropriate process. Student Housing will attempt to honor roommate requests based upon available space and the amount of roommate requests received.
Orchard Park and Solano Park
Students who apply for an apartment at Orchard Park or Solano Park are responsible for determining their own roommates; there is not a roommate assignment process for them. Students who do not have a roommate but wish to live in an Orchard Park or Solano Park apartment may opt to rent the entire apartment on their own. The Orchard and Solano Parks Offices do not maintain a list of students who are looking for roommates.
Student Housing Apartments (Transfer Students)
Students who participate in the Transfer Student program and select the Student Housing Apartment option may not determine their own roommate; roommates are randomly assigned by Student Housing during the assignment process. Note: Student Housing Apartments are not located at Orchard Park and Solano Park.
Non-UC Davis On-Campus Apartments
For non-Student Housing managed campus properties - The Colleges at La Rue, The Atriums at La Rue Park, Russell Park, and West Village, students should contact the properties directly to learn about their roommate assignment processes.
Cooperatives applicants apply individually; due to limited space and the cooperatives' autonomy regarding lease offers, applicants are unable to submit formal roommate requests. Refer to the application process or contact Student Housing or the cooperatives for more information.