COVID-19 Information
For Student Housing and Dining Services

Frequently-Asked Questions for Students Admitted for Fall 2021

What are the COVID-19 policies and processes in place during move-in?

Refer to the Fall 2021 Housing Move-In webpage for COVID-19 information for move-in, including testing at Aggie Extravaganza, and the Daily Symptoms Survey.

What is the status of the housing guarantee for incoming freshmen and transfer students and second-year returning students entering UC Davis in fall quarter 2021?

UC Davis guarantees on-campus housing to all incoming first-year freshman, transfer students, and second-year returning students. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UC Davis may withdraw or amend this guarantee in the case of public health guidance or other extenuating circumstances.

If I cancel my contract because of COVID-19, will I receive a refund of my reservation fee?

If campus receives public health guidance to reduce housing density for fall quarter due to COVID-19, we may ask for some student residents to volunteer to cancel their housing contracts. Students who then choose to cancel their contracts will have their reservation fee credited to their student account. If needed, additional details on the cancellation process will be provided. Contract cancelations, except when mandated by public health guidance related to COVID-19, are subject to the contract cancelation policy outlined in the housing contract.

What if I'm an international student and must cancel my Residence Hall Contract or contract for The Green at West Village because I am directly impacted by the changes in SEVP policy and cannot obtain a nonimmigrant visa, or are impacted by COVID19 travel restrictions?

Student Housing and Dining Services will cancel your housing contract with no cancellation fees and a full reversal of your reservation fee paid. Please note, it may take eight weeks or more to receive the reversal.

Will The Green at West Village be open for academic year 2021-2022?

The Green at West Village will be open during academic year 2021-2022. The Green is currently accepting applications. Once space is full, applicants will be placed on a wait-list for the next open space.

Incoming transfer students enrolling at UC Davis in fall 2021 may participate in our Transfer Students Housing Program. The housing application period for incoming transfer students begins when offers of admission are sent to prospective students in April.

The Green at West Village is owned by CHF-Davis I, LLC, a private non-profit housing enterprise. CHF-Davis I, LLC is neither owned nor controlled by the University of California. UC Davis Student Housing and Dining Services is acting as the agent of the owner.

What are my housing options if I defer enrollment for fall quarter 2021?

Given the uncertainty of COVID-19 impacts, students who choose to defer enrollment will be provided an update on housing availability in future quarters as we learn more about state mandates.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for me to pay my reservation fee. What should I do?

If you're unable to pay your reservation fee because of COVID-19, please email studenthousing@ucdavis.edu to request an alternative payment plan.

Is there a change to the Guest Policy for Fall Quarter 2021

There is a no-guest policy for at least the first 5 weeks of the fall quarter. At that point, we will re-evaluate the policy using the current COVID-19 rates at that time.

FAQs for Students Living in Privately-Owned Housing

What is the guidance for students who live in Sol at West Village, The Colleges at LaRue, 8th and Wake, Russell Park, LaRue Park, campus cooperatives, and fraternities and sororities?

While these properties are on campus land they are not owned or operated by UC Davis therefore, they have their own leasing standards and guidelines. Please contact the property manager for details. In the event your current housing will close down and you do not have other options or would prefer to stay in Davis, please email studenthousing@ucdavis.edu for assistance in securing a university housing contract.

If you live in a privately-owned and managed residence that is located within the City of Davis or elsewhere, you are responsible for paying rent for the remainder of the term of your lease unless your landlord has provided a written confirmation that the full rent is not due. We recommend you contact the person or company who manages your lease to understand your options. In addition, we have issued guidance regarding the City of Davis Eviction Ordinance and Governor's Executive Order to help address financial hardships and rent payments during this challenging time.

What is the guidance for students living in privately-owned rental housing?

If you live in a privately-owned and managed residence that is located within the City of Davis or elsewhere, you are responsible for paying rent for the remainder of the term of your lease unless your landlord has provided a written confirmation that the full rent is not due. We recommend you contact the person or company who manages your lease to understand your options. In addition, we have issued guidance regarding the City of Davis Eviction Ordinance and Governor's Executive Order to help address financial hardships and rent payments during this challenging time.

Students may also access the following resources for additional help:

Dining FAQs

What will our residential dining program look like for fall quarter 2021?

Our dining operation will be fully open at all locations for in-person dining.

Dining Services follows COVID-19 safety direction and guidance from the California Department of Public Health, Yolo County Public Health, and UC Davis Department of Environmental and Health Safety Services.

More COVID-19 Information

The following are campus resources that address COVID-19 beyond campus housing and dining.