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UC Davis offers a variety of student housing options both on-campus and in the Davis community. UC Davis ranks among the top ten schools with:

  • the friendliest neighborhoods
  • some of the best and most affordable off-campus housing
  • a fantastic transit system.


Freshmen entering UC Davis are guaranteed two years of housing and transfer students are guaranteed one year of housing. Single freshmen will be offered a space in the residence halls and transfer students will be offered a space in a Student Housing apartments or the residence halls, if available. For guaranteed housing or assistance finding a place to live, you must meet all campus deadlines and Student Housing eligibility requirements.

After life in the residence halls, students typically live in one of our on-campus apartments or in the city of Davis. Most housing is within easy biking distance of campus, and our student-run Unitrans bus system serves the entire city, so most off-campus housing is within a few blocks of a bus stop!

Campus Housing

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UC Davis offers many Living-Learning Communities within the residence halls to help students quickly build relationships with other students with similar interests.

Living-Learning Examples

  • Business Innovation and Leadership Development
  • Engineering
  • Health Science Community
  • Multiethnic Program
  • Music, Arts and Performance

Whatever your preference, it's here for you! Go Ags!



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