COVID-19 Information
For Student Housing and Dining Services

Frequently-Asked Questions for Students Living in the Residence Halls and The Green at West Village

What are the current COVID-19 testing requirements?

Residents living in the residence halls and The Green at West Village Apartments must test regularly for COVID-19. Effective January 10, 2022, students living in the residence halls and who are fully vaccinated must test at leat once a week (at least every 7 days). Students living in The Green at West Village and who are fully vaccinated must test at least once every two weeks (at least every 14 days). Students living in the residence halls and The Green at West Village who are not fully vaccinated must test every 4 days.

Refer to COVID-19 Testing on the Campus Ready website for more information.

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 any refund?

If campus receives public health guidance to reduce housing density 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 be provided details about the cancellation process and any refunds.

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.

Is The Green at West Village open for academic year 2021-22?

The Green at West Village is open for academic year 2021-22.

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 academic year 2021-22?

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.

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 does our residential dining program look like for academic year 2021-22?

Our goal is to fully open our dining operation. We anticipate some dining locations may temporarily reduce operating hours or close to adjust to changing circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic and/or in response to public health guidance.

May I eat in the dining commons or are meals only available to-go?

The dining commons are open and guests may eat inside. As of January 2022, to-go meals are temporarily available to meal-plan holders, until further notice, who may take one to-go meal with them per visit. If interested in a DC to-go option, please ask the cashier about to-go containers.

More COVID-19 Information

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