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2018-2019 Residence Hall Contract Information

Please read the following sections before and/or while completing the online residence hall application process.

Letter from the Director

Photograph of Student Housing Director Emily Galindo

Dear Student,

Congratulations on your decision to attend the University of California, Davis and to live in Student Housing!

Living on campus in the residence halls is an experience that will greatly enhance your academic success and provide you with the resources that will ensure a smooth transition to your college experience. One of our goals is to provide a positive and supportive community environment where students can live, study and thrive. This is accomplished by providing both student and professional staff that work and provide interactive opportunities in the residence halls where you will be living. These staff members maintain direct working relationships with each Dean’s office and key academic support staff on campus. There are simply too many opportunities to list but be assured that you will have a positive experience and academic success if you take advantage of all we have to offer.

One of the biggest transitions you face may be moving away from home for the first time. You may find that you will be living with someone you have just met and who may come from a different background. This can be rewarding, and at times, possibly challenging. To establish good communication between roommates, all students are expected to participate in a Roommate Workshop during the first week of classes. These sessions typically result in the establishment of guidelines that facilitate a process for addressing any roommate disagreements or conflicts. Although our Student Housing staff are trained and prepared to mediate any issues that may arise, it also requires a commitment from everyone involved to work together to achieve positive outcomes.

During the year, if you have any questions or concerns regarding any Student Housing information, please do not hesitate to contact our office at or 530-752-2033. Please visit our website,, and click on the various links to learn more about our services, staff, policies, and other important information.

Again, congratulations on your achievement and your decision to come to Davis. I look forward to welcoming you in September.

Emily Galindo
Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs & Executive Director, Student Housing

About The Housing Contract Offer and The Housing Application

Housing contracts will be offered to all incoming freshmen and first-year transfer students as soon as they submit their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). The contract is for room and board for the entire year. Students under 18 years of age must have their parent or guardian accept the contract online as a guarantor.

The Housing Application walks the student through the application process and includes the information necessary to complete the application, including deadlines, terms and conditions, reservation fees, and policies. It also includes links to information about the residence halls to help students decide what their residence hall preferences are. Lastly, the application includes access to a tool to help students who wish to find and select their own rommates.

The Housing Application provides status updates throughout the summer, and it includes a correspondence tool, so return to it regularly. Students are encouraged to check their UC Davis email account daily for important information from the university.

In late August, room assignments will be completed and announced through the student’s UCD email account.

Application Checklist

Use the following checklist when completing the residence hall application process.

  • Receive your Housing Offer and Application Materials
    • Housing applications are available on MyAdmissions (Housing Application Request) to students who submitted their SIR by the SIR deadline
    • Offers are sent electronically to your UC Davis email address
  • Read and Understand Your Contract
    • Ensure that the information you provide is complete and accurate
    • If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian must electronically sign the contract
    • Don’t forget to print a copy of the completed (signed) contract for your records
  • Complete & Review the Housing Application
    • Double check your preferences; if you are interested in a Living-Learning Community, did you indicate that?
    • Changes may be made to the application until August 5, 2018
  • Review the Guide to Residence Hall Life that corresponds to the academic year for which you are applying
  • Submit the reservation fee & complete the online application
    • Please submit the reservation fee when you complete the online application process, either through our secure website or by mail to the Student Housing office address provided in the application
    • Your contract application must be completed before the stated deadline
  • See the Student Housing Calendar for holidays, closures, and deadlines
  • Return to the Housing Application for Updates & Notices
    • Please visit your online assignment page throughout the summer to check your assignment status
  • Check your UC Davis email account daily for important information
  • Questions? Email or call us: or 530-752-2033


Personal Contact Information

The permanent home address and phone numbers you provide in SISWEB will be listed on your housing application and assignment page along with the email address(es) & phone numbers of your roommate/ suitemates. The information is included so you and your roommate/suitemates may contact each other prior to your arrival on campus. Personal information may be shared with the UC Davis Police Department for emergency purposes.

Special Note to Parents and Families

We acknowledge the investment families have made in preparing for their child’s educational needs and actively encourage your participation in helping your daughter or son create a successful university experience. We would like you to be aware, however, that the Family Education Rights & Privacy Act, also known as the Buckley Amendment, limits the information about a student’s records that may be disclosed without the student’s written permission.

In addition to information on our website, our Housing staff will conduct a question and answer session during Summer Orientation. We encourage you to attend. We look forward to a great year!

Special Accommodations

Students who need to request special accommodations may do so in the Housing Application. They will be required to submit written documentation demonstrating their needs. For more information, see the Special Accommodations webpage or call Student Housing at 530-752-2033.

UC Davis Is A Tobacco-Free Environment

Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, & the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) is strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors & outdoors, including parking lots & residential space. View specific policy information at

Two factors, one financial and one personal, will be helpful when setting up living preferences

  • Financially: consider budget (double room vs. single room, triple room vs. double room) as well as choice of meal plan
  • Personally: decide which accommodations best suit your lifestyle