Welcome Class of 2021!

Learn about out Transfer Students Program: Live in our Student Housing Apartments and eat in our dining halls next year! After you Submit Your Intent to Register (SIR), you can apply to live in our Student Housing Apartments!

Gender-Inclusive Housing

Student Housing recognizes that finding appropriate housing accommodations can be of great concern to transgender, non-binary and gender-nonconforming students. There are processes to make finding comfortable housing as easy as possible.

Student Housing offers a variety of options for LGBTQIA students, who are welcome to request any option as long as they meet housing deadlines and requirements. First-year students are welcome in any of our Residence Hall communities, including an LGBTQIA theme community known as The Rainbow Community. LGBTQIA families are welcome in our family housing areas, and transfer students are welcome in all of our transfer student apartments. UC Davis Student Housing is committed to accommodating the needs of transgender, non-binary and gender-nonconforming students; as such, gender-inclusive rooms and bathrooms are located throughout our facilities. Student Housing welcomes discussion with students so that we can meet individual and specific needs if any assistance is required.

Gender-Inclusive Housing for First-Year Students

Student Housing is committed to helping all students find a comfortable living environment. In support of transgender, non-binary and gender-nonconforming students, Residence Halls have gender-inclusive bathrooms as well as gender-inclusive rooms. All students are welcome to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity. Likewise, students are welcome to live in a room that matches their gender identity.

Gender-inclusive housing is available to anyone who wants to live with people with whom they feel comfortable, regardless of gender identity. Incoming freshmen who believe that gender-inclusive housing will best support their personal needs may contact Student Housing's accommodation specialist at SpecialAccom@ad3.ucdavis.edu.

While UC Davis strives to make the campus a safe and supportive home for every person in our community, we recognize that there are unique needs and challenges facing the LGBTQIA community. To provide intentional support, The Rainbow Community was established many years ago; it is currently housed in the Cuarto area.

Gender-Inclusive Housing for Transfer Students

Typically, our transfer-student population is offered housing within our Student Housing Apartments communities. Many are single-room options, but there are also double-room options available. Bathrooms within the apartments accommodate one student at a time and are thus gender inclusive by design. Students are welcome to live in a room that matches their gender identity.

Gender-inclusive housing is available to anyone who wants to live with people with whom they feel comfortable, regardless of gender identity. Incoming transfer students who believe that gender-inclusive housing will best support their personal needs may contact Student Housing's accommodation specialist at SpecialAccom@ad3.ucdavis.edu.

Housing Accommodations Through the Accommodations Specialist

Transgender, non-binary and gender-nonconforming students are valued members of the on-campus living community at UC Davis. UC Davis offers a variety of housing options for students, including room configurations that are designated as male, female and gender inclusive. Additionally, the Student Housing office has an interactive process in place to assist, if needed; students may contact the accommodations specialist during the housing application period. In meeting the needs of the incoming student, UC Davis will recognize and respect the gender identity the student has established with Student Housing. Staff will not ask for any more information than is required to meet the student's housing needs, and all disclosed information will be kept private.

Gender-inclusive housing is not intended for romantic couples. Student Housing strongly advises against requesting to live with a romantic partner.

All Residential Education professional staff, including assistant directors, residential education coordinators, conduct coordinators and resident directors, have received extensive training regarding transgender, non-binary and gender-nonconforming issues. Resident advisors (RAs) and resident directors ( RDs) also receive training from both the LGBTQIA Resource Center and through the Residential Education office.

UC Davis continues to evolve and grow, and we welcome discussions based on individual needs. Please feel free to send any suggestions on how we can improve to better meet the needs of transgender, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming students. Our goal is to provide many opportunities to meet the needs of all UC Davis students living on campus.