Fall 2020 Housing Move-In

Our staff here at Student Housing and Dining Services looks forward to welcoming each of our residents for the 2020-21 academic year. As we've shared in our communications with you this summer, we recognize that things will look different this fall quarter, and that includes our move-in process. The health and wellness of all campus affiliates, including you, your families and your guests, as well as our dedicated staff and volunteers, is of the utmost importance. Therefore, we will be instituting several additional health-driven requirements for move-in this fall, as introduced in our email communications this summer and further detailed below.

Information on this webpage may be updated again before fall quarter move-in so please check it frequently.

Last Updated September 20, 2020, 4:54 p.m.

Check-In Dates

Residence Halls

Tercero Area: September 21-24, 2020

Segundo Area: September 22-24, 2020

The Green at West Village

September 15-17, 2020

Student Housing Apartments

September 24, 2020

Move-In Appointments

Each student will sign up for a 60 minute move-in appointment on one of the check-in days listed above.

Appointments will be staggered among all students so that no two roommates or apartment-mates move in at the same time, as well as to limit the number of people on each floor and at check-in stations.

Please Note: Students must check in during their move-in appointment. There is no after-hours or weekend check-in.

What to Expect on Move-In Day

Arriving on Campus

Please be aware that FACE COVERINGS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES on the UC Davis campus, with the following exceptions: when students are in their rooms and when eating. Please wear your face covering to protect yourself and the people around you. Also, please remember to keep at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others on campus. When this is not possible, such as in a hallway, please proceed by the other person and do not linger

Testing Before Checking In

Students are required to participate in COVID-19 screening as part of the move-in process. The screening must be completed BEFORE move-in appointments.

COVID-19 testing will take place on the ground level of the Pavilion Parking Structure. Go to the entrance on the corner of Hutchison Drive and Kleiber Hall Drive.

COVID-19 testing location for fall quarter 2020

There is no cost associated with testing. Students who have already been tested should bring their test results to the testing location.

  • The testing process consists of providing a saliva sample and then taking a nasal swab test. It is expected that the process will not take more than 10-15 minutes.
  • Results will be communicated to you within 24-48 hours.
  • The confidentiality of individuals with positive results will be protected, and their name and COVID-19 status will not be shared with close contacts.
  • If a student tests positive, they will be contacted by SHCS and provided with information about next steps.
  • If you choose to be tested as part of the UC Davis project, you will need to continue to be tested weekly at a testing kiosk on campus.
  • If you have previously tested COVID-19 positive, please go to the testing kiosk at your assigned time and speak with a nurse.

You will need to arrive at the COVID Screening Site at the Pavilion Parking Structure one-hour before your move-in time. Please do not eat or drink anything 30 minutes before your appointment. Due to the overall scheduling, and need to keep social distancing in place, you will not be able to test any earlier than the one hour window. Also note that you will not be able to access your residence hall until you have completed the screening test or provided the on-site Pavilion medical team with documentation of a previous test (completed within the last 72 hours of your move-in day).

Please Note: The Pavilion Parking Structure Screening Site will be closed from 12:00pm-12:45pm each day for sanitization and resetting supplies. If your scheduled residence hall move-in appointment time is between 1:00pm-1:45pm, please arrive at the testing site at or after 12:45pm.

Once testing is completed or verified, you can then proceed to the check in location. You are expected to arrive promptly for your move-in appointment. Interim housing arrangements for students that miss their check-in time is the sole responsibility of the student.


Students will need to show their check-in appointment time to parking attendants – displaying a printed copy or using your phone is acceptable – to get a parking permit for access to special unloading zones. Parking in unloading zones is limited to 30 minutes at the residence halls and 60 minutes at The Green to minimize the amount of people at a given time; afterward, ample parking will be available nearby

Check-In Stations

Remember to complete your COVID-19 screening before going to your check-in station.

Students need to check in at one of our check-in stations. FACE COVERINGS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES. Check-in lines will be physically-distanced and those in line will be required to keep a minimum of 6-foot distance from others. Only students may wait in line; family members and guests may wait nearby while their students check in (please remember to wear face coverings and physically distance from others). Check-in tables will feature Plexi-glass as necessary. All interactions between students and staff will be touchless, and regular cleaning of high-traffic zones will be performed.

Please bring your AggieCard with you: your AggieCard will be encoded with your door access information. Check-in will be touchless; students will handle their own AggieCards when encoding the data. Special UC Davis move-in kits will be available for pick-up in sanitized bins. Sanitized temporary-access cards will be available for students who do not have their AggieCards (but students still need to present an ID to check in).

Please refer to your specific move-in map for your check-in station location.

Moving Into Your Residence Hall or Apartment

Students must move into their residence hall or apartment during their move-in appointment time slots.

To limit the amount of people on campus and in our residences during move-in, each resident will be limited to one guest to assist them with moving into the building. Elevators are limited to no more than 2 occupants at a time. Please be mindful not to linger when using hallways and stairwells.

Hand trucks and carts will be available in each area. Hand trucks and carts will be sanitized after each usage.

Webpages for Residence Area-Specific Information

Student Housing and Dining Services prepares extensive information to help students and their families plan for and execute a successful move into a Student Housing residence space. Select a link below to access move-in dates and times, travel and parking maps, planning lists, and links to other UC Davis departments that students will need to contact.

Residence Halls The Green at West Village Student Housing Apartments