Coronavirus Information

Student Housing and Dining Services wants to help students understand their options so we created and will be updating a webpage with frequently-asked questions for students who live and eat on campus.

Please also read the chancellor's message about transitioning to remote learning during spring quarter and the Student Affairs frequently-asked questions for students to understand more about remote learning and the campus support and services available to you.

Frequently-Asked Questions
Student Housing and Dining Services and COVID-19

Housing FAQs

Do I need to move out of my residence?

In order to reduce campus density, students are encouraged to go home (permanent residence) and continue their studies remotely. The Residence Halls, Student Housing Apartments and Solano Park Apartments remain open at this time for students who chose to stay. Students may choose to permanently move out for Spring quarter and they will receive a prorated refund for their room and board/housing if they choose to do so. All personal belongings must be removed from the space for students who are terminating their contract or lease; storage will not be provided.

I am moving off-campus for the spring quarter. What are my options with my current housing contract/lease?

Residence Hall and Student Housing Apartments residents need to visit the myHousingPortal to cancel their spring quarter contract. In order to receive the full Spring Quarter refund, residents must complete the online process and remove all belongings before March 25th, 2020 by 4:00pm. After that date, the refund will be prorated based upon a daily rate. Solano Park Apartment residents can simply e-mail the Student Housing and Dining Services Office with the date they would like to vacate for Spring Quarter; the 42-day notice will not apply to this situation.

I am currently at home, canceling my spring quarter contract and want to return to move out my belongings. Am I able to do so with the “shelter-in-place” directive from Yolo County?

The shelter-in-place directive from Yolo County allows for “Essential Travel." The county has indicated that travel to and from educational institutions for the purpose of receiving material for distance learning and other services is designated as essential travel. Therefore, you may return to completely move out of your residence hall room or apartment if you are planning to cancel your housing contract for spring quarter.

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

These properties are not owned by the campus and have their own housing policies. Please contact your building/house 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 for assistance in securing a university housing contract.

What is the guidance for students who live off campus in private homes or apartments?

If you live off campus in a private residence, you may be responsible for paying rent for the remainder of the term of your lease. We recommend you contact the person or company who manages your lease.

For more information about Student Housing and Dining Services specifically, please visit

Dining FAQs

Will dining services be available through spring quarter?

We expect that dining services will be available to students who are staying on campus, although there may be modifications to services or hours of operations. Please visit the Dining Services website for the current available locations and hours.

What if I am sick, staying in my room and need food?

We do offer sick tray service. Provide your Student ID to a fellow resident who can visit the appropriate Dining Commons to request a sick tray for you.

Additional FAQs

I feel ill, what should I do?

Please contact the Student Health and Counseling Services Office to consult with a nurse. There will be an initial assessment completed to determine the next step.

My roommate seems to be ill. What should I do?

Please refer to the Student Health and Counseling Services section for guidance.

What are my responsibilities as a resident living on-campus?

  • Wash your hands with soap and water.
  • Keep your room and apartment clean. Basic supplies and vacuums are available to residence hall student at their respective Area Service Desks.
  • Practice good "social distancing" from others and avoid sick individuals.
  • Remember that this is unusual time and you and/or others may feel anxious about what is going on. Be kind to each other and remember we are all in this together.

What SHDS events/programs are cancelled/closed?

  • All three area Residential Academic Centers
  • Residential Academic Center Tutoring
  • RA Programs (Social, Transitional, Educational)
  • Recreation Rooms
  • Residence Hall IM Sports
  • Living-Learning Community events and trips
  • Hall Activity Council Programs
  • Decision Day
  • Picnic Day
  • Block Party
  • Late Night Dining Programs/Events
  • End of year t-shirts

What SHDS events/programs are still continuing?

Where can I get more information?

What else? Please review the March 17, 2020 email Student Housing and Dining Services sent to all residents.