Housing Resources for New Students

All students coming to the US to study on an I-20 or DS-2019 can enter the United States up to 30 days before their start date for their program listed on these documents.  We strongly recommend that students take advantage of this early arrival option so that they have enough time to recover from jetlag, become familiar with the campus and community, and finalize their housing before completing the mandatory Immigration Check-In and SISS Orientation.

General Information on Housing

Students who are unfamiliar with the types of renting options and terminology will find our webpage on Housing--General Information helpful.

When You First Arrive

Many students stay in a hotel or find temporary housing while searching for permanent housing or waiting for a move-in date.

Davis Short-Term/Temporary Housing Options:

On-Campus Housing

Contact the  Student Housing office (530) 752-2033 or studenthousing@ucdavis.edu) to learn more about on-campus housing.  First-year undergraduates have priority for the on-campus residence halls and student families with children have first priority in family apartments. Space is limited and assigned in the order that applications are received.

For More Information About On-Campus Housing:

Off-campus Student Housing

SISS has a Weekly E-mail Bulletin that includes information about available housing in the Davis area. SISS does not endorse the below web sites, but many International Students and Scholars have found them useful for finding off-campus housing. Please also review the Legal Resources guide, which includes information about Tenant Rights/Responsibilities and Legal Agreements.