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Where You Will Live

Great places to live and make friends: That’s the UC Davis housing experience for undergraduates, and graduate and professional students. Here is where you find the support to establish your college community.

Learn about the types of housing UC Davis offers, including residence halls, Student Housing apartments, campus apartments and cooperatives.

For undergraduates, living on campus for the first year helps ease the transition between home and college. Our residence halls and transfer student apartments offer support resources. They're also where to find  campus dining commons.

Incoming freshmen housing options

Freshmen live in a variety of residence halls that include Tercero 3, our first to earn the top national rating for being sustainable. If you are concerned about liking your potential roommate, did you know you can request a roommate at UC Davis? Learn more about your housing options here.

Transfer students live in Student Housing apartments on and off campus. Learn more about where you might live as a transfer student.

Returning and transfer student housing

Some students opt to move off campus for their second year into student-centered housing available around the city of Davis. To help you explore your options, the Associated Students of UC Davis runs the Community Housing Listing that shows information about available rental units near campus. Student Housing and Dining Services can also help you explore off-campus housing options.

Will I need a car?

Most students either bicycle or walk to and from campus, and we have a great student-operated Unitrans bus service free for UC Davis undergraduate students that serves the entire city of Davis. By the way, freshmen living on campus aren’t allowed to bring their cars or purchase a campus parking permit. Check out the campus parking program for residents or parking information for those living off campus.