Alder Hall

Alder Hall

Building Details

Alder Hall features the following:

  • Floors: 4 floors
  • Building Occupancy: about 200 students
  • Occupancy Type(s): double- and triple-occupancy rooms
  • Room Configuration(s): standard configuration: all rooms are located directly off a main interior hallway
  • Room Dimensions: approximately 10 feet x 20 feet
  • Bathrooms: bathrooms are located along main interior hallways at an interval of every 4-6 bedrooms; the majority of bathrooms are gender inclusive
  • Laundry Facilities: there is one laundry room, located on the first floor; it has 6 washing machines and 6 dryers
  • Flooring Type(s): all bedrooms are carpeted
  • Bed Type(s): all rooms have extra-long (80 inch) twin beds
  • Computer Network Connection(s): wired and wireless
  • Cable TV Connection: Coaxial and IPTV
  • Landline Telephone Availability: not available
  • Mailbox Location: Segundo Services Center
  • Utilities Provider: Read our Utilities Information to learn about Alder Hall's utilities.
  • Additional Notes: in lieu of traditional built-in closets, all rooms have wardrobes that measure approximately 6 feet x 2 feet, 8 inches x 2 feet and have two drawers and one shelf; triple-occupancy rooms have three wardrobes; in addition to the wardrobes, additional storage closets are located off the interior hallway

Maps, Plans and Models

Living-Learning Communities

There are no Living-Learning Communities in Alder Hall.

Mail, Mailboxes, and Care Packages

Use the following address to send mail and packages to Alder Hall residents.

There is one mailbox for each room. Alder Hall's mailboxes are located on the first floor of the Segundo Services Center, by the Area Service Desk.

Packages that do not fit in a mailbox are held at the Area Service Desk. The ASD staff will notify residents via email when they receive a package that needs to be picked up.

Mailing Address


Items in parenthesis should be customized with residents' specific information, including their names and room numbers.

Moving Into Alder Hall

Refer to the move-in webpage for information about moving in to Alder Hall. Move-in details vary based upon the time of year.

Building Namesake

Henry L. Alder

Henry L. Alder

Professor Emeritus of Mathematics

Born: 1922
Deceased: 2002

Professor Emeritus Henry Alder was a dedicated teacher at the University of California, Davis for more than 50 years. He was devoted to helping culturally disadvantaged students and served as chair of a minority undergraduate research program. He helped establish a national awards program for outstanding college mathematics instructors and endowed a fund to honor outstanding graduate student teaching in mathematics. Professor Alder was active in the Mathematical Association of America and held many leadership positions during his long career. He was known to always be fair to his students and colleagues and generous with his time. He was an outstanding teacher in the field of number theory and statistics. His interest in school mathematics resulted in his appointment to the California State Board of Education, the first mathematician and first UC faculty member to receive such an appointment. He demonstrated devotion to his students, his colleagues, and his profession.