Cottonwood Hall

Cottonwood Hall

Building Details

Cottonwood Hall features the following:

  • Floors: 4 floors
  • Building Occupancy: about 150 Students
  • Occupancy Type(s): single-, double-, and triple-occupancy rooms
  • Room Configuration(s): standard configuration: all rooms are located directly off a main interior hallway
  • Room Dimensions: about 220 square 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; shared areas are a mixture of carpeted and tiled
  • Bed Type(s): all rooms have extra-long (80 inch) twin beds
  • Computer Network Connection(s): wired and wireless
  • Cable TV Connection: IPTV (no coaxial)
  • Landline Telephone Availability: not available
  • Mailbox Location: Tercero Services Center
  • Utilities Provider: Read our Utilities Information to learn about Cottonwood Hall's utilities.
  • Additional Notes: Cottonwood Hall features a recreation room, music room, wellness room and study room, all on the first floor

Maps, Plans and Models

Living-Learning Communities

2023-24: Global Engagement Opportunity (GEO) and Arts, Music, & Performance (AMP)

2024-25: Global Engagement Opportunity (GEO) and Arts, Music, & Performance (AMP)

Mail, Mailboxes, and Care Packages

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

There is one mailbox for each room. Cottonwood Hall's mailboxes are located on the first floor of the Tercero 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 Cottonwood Hall

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

Building Namesake

Freemont cottonwood


Populus fremontii, Fremont's cottonwood

There are a few different species of cottonwood tree, but the common California native on campus is the Populus fremontii or Fremont's cottonwood. Part of the native riparian vegetation, natural stands of these trees are found along the Arboretum Waterway and Putah Creek in our campus's aptly labeled Putah Creek Riparian Reserve—a stream, riparian and grassland ecosystem managed for teaching, research, and wildlife habitat protection. Extremely tolerant of flooding and erosion, cottonwoods are large, deciduous trees with deeply-fissured bark can withstand water pooling around their trunks for months at a time. Their triangular leaves are green on both sides and in spring you may see their seeds blowing about in small, cottony puffs—hence the name.

Information about the Fremont's cottonwood is provided by the UC Davis Arboretum. Please stay in touch! Like the UC Davis Arboretum on Facebook and sign-up for the Arboretum e-newsletter to stay informed of student learning opportunities.