Returning Students Program

There are many housing options for your second year at UC Davis, including renting an apartment (or house) in the Davis community.

Events to Learn About Housing Options

ASUCD Housing Day

ASUCD hosts "Housing Day", an informational presentation that informs students about housing options and how to obtain housing in Davis. Over 50 apartment complexes will be in attendance. Come for prizes, giveaways and free food!

  • Date: February 6, 2020
  • Location: ARC Pavilion
  • Time: 10 AM-3 PM

"Living Off Campus" Residence Hall Programs

Student Housing staff and property managers from the city of Davis host workshops that teach students how to look for and secure housing for next year. Workshop topics include finding an apartment, living with a roommate, the importance of credit and finance, and information about leases.

Winter Quarter – Dates and Locations

  • Monday, January 6, 2020
  • 7–8 PM
  • Scrub Oak Hall
  • Tuesday, January 7, 2020
  • 7–8 PM
  • Regan Main
  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • 6–7 PM
  • Cuarto DC, 2nd Floor
  • Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • 7–8 PM
  • Scrub Oak Hall

Housing Options

UC Davis Student Housing Official Second Year Program

Students currently living in the residence halls or the Student Housing Apartments (SHA) program who wish to return for a second year may log into their myHousing portal to sign up on the wait list to live in the residence halls or SHA for the 2020-2021 academic year housing.

UC Davis Student Housing Partners

Sol at West Village

Sol at West Village combines sophisticated comforts with environmentally thoughtful design, allowing residents to reduce their reliance on cars, limit energy consumption and enjoy the benefits of the local climate in a healthy environment.

The Lexington

Lexington is a community that specializes in resident relations. Management and maintenance are willing to help you with just about anything from leaky faucets to signing up for classes. Find out more at or call us at (530) 758-1541.

Arlington Farm Apartments

Arlington Farm Apartments offers several unique floor plans that will fit your lifestyle and budget, including 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apartments. Visit Arlington today and one of our friendly team members can help you find not just an apartment, but a place to call home!

Adobe at Evergreen Apartments

Live a convenient & stress-free lifestyle at Adobe Apartments. Experience spacious 2,3, and 4 bedroom floor plans, thoughtful amenities, unsurpassed customer service, housemate selection help, and more. Hop on the Q Line; walk-in tours welcome.

Community Apartments and Houses

The Davis community offers thousands of rental options every year, including apartments, rooms-for-rent, houses, and studios. Most students look for online listings, visit community apartments (either online or in person), use Facebook, and—mostly—network with each other to decide where to live.

Community Housing Resources

Meal Plan Options

Aggie Block Meal Plans

Students don't have to live in the residence halls again to have a campus meal plan! UC Davis Dining Services offers Aggie Block Meal Plans for UC Davis students who do not live in the residence halls or SHA.

Residential Meal Plans

Students who live in Student Housing their second year will receive a Residential Meal Plan, just like their first year.

Renters Insurance Option

Any renter should consider acquiring renters insurance, whether they live in a residence hall, an apartment, or a house. UC Davis recommends GradGuardTM Renters Insurance for all students.

Why Renters Insurance Is Valuable

If your laptop or other valuables are stolen or damaged, you are responsible for replacing them, not the university. Renters Insurance provides valuable protection if your personal belongings are stolen or damaged as a result of a covered event, including* laptop computers, smart phones, bicycles, game consoles, textbooks, clothing and other personal items. Renters Insurance also protects you financially for unintentional damage to your university housing or apartment or bodily injury for which you are liable.

*Coverage varies by plan; refer to your renters insurance policy for coverage specifics; the above list reflects the coverage provided by the GradGuardTM Renters Insurance plan.

Students who live in Student Housing (residence halls or SHA) are automatically enrolled to receive more information about the GradGuardTM Renters Insurance plan. They may accept or decline coverage during the Student Housing Application Process.