Potter Hall

Potter Hall

Building Details

Potter Hall features the following:

  • Floors: 4 floors
  • Building Occupancy: about 200 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 165 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 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 Potter Hall's utilities.

Maps, Plans and Models

Aggie Abodes

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Living-Learning Communities

There are no Living-Learning Communities in Potter Hall.

Mail, Mailboxes, and Care Packages

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

There is one mailbox for each room. Potter 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 Potter Hall

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

Building Namesake

Wendell H. Potter

Wendell H. Potter

Professor Emeritus — Department of Physics

Hired: 1970
Retired: 2005

Wendell Potter served the Davis campus for more than 30 years, with the last half if his career focusing on improving the educational life of undergraduate students with a particular emphasis on science teaching. His contributions included writing physics activities in such a way that inspired students to think about the connections between classroom physics and its relations to their world, which ultimately resulted in nationally recognized substantial reform in physics instruction. He also pioneered measuring the results if this type of education by examining how well students perform in their later undergraduate careers. In addition to his service to the Davis campus, during his career Professor Potter was involved with California K-12 science reform efforts, the Sacramento Area Science Project, and twice served as the chair of the UC systemwide Committee on Preparatory Education. In 1995 he was awarded the Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award, and in 2005 he was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award