Laben Hall

Laben Hall

Building Details

Laben 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 7 washing machines and 8 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: Coaxial and IPTV
  • Landline Telephone Availability: not available
  • Mailbox Location: Tercero Services Center
  • Utilities Provider: Read our Utilities Information to learn about Laben 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

Aggie Abodes

Watch the following videos to see what living in Laben Hall is like.

Living-Learning Communities

There are no Living-Learning Communities in Laben Hall.

Mail, Mailboxes, and Care Packages

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

There is one mailbox for each room. Laben 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 Laben Hall

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

Building Namesake

Robert Laben

Robert Laben

Professor Emeritus of Animal Science

Hired: 1950
Retired: 1986
Deceased: 2005

During his 36 years as an active member of the faculty, Professor Laben was a highly regarded teacher and one of the most respected undergraduate advisers on campus. In addition to an excellent teaching record, Professor Laben made truly outstanding contributions to undergraduate students as an adviser. For 17 years he was Master Adviser in Animal Science. His open door policy and genuine concern for students were widely known and appreciated. His department continues to hear from alumni who speak of the very positive influence Professor Laben had on the quality of their education at Davis. After retirement, he continued his interest in and support for undergraduate students. He served as a member of the Animal Science Department's Memorial Fund committee, which supports undergraduate student activities. In recognition of his contributions, the department named an undergraduate scholarship in his honor. He was a caring and accomplished professional and a generous contributor to funds supporting students.