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Video Library

Video Library for International Students and Scholars

Plan ahead and adjust to life at UC Davis with informative videos and recorded webinars from SISS. Use the video directory below to jump to the topic you are looking for, or scroll down to browse the videos. 

Video Directory:

Off-Campus Housing

Housing 101: Off-Campus Housing Resources

There are many off-campus housing options in the city of Davis and surrounding areas, including apartments, rental houses, and rooms to rent. Options vary in price and proximity to campus, so be sure you consider transportation to and from campus.

UC Davis Housing

Housing 101: Living On-Campus

For students, the best place to start is the Student Housing office (530-752-2033 or studenthousing@ucdavis.edu). First-year undergraduates have priority for the on-campus residence halls. Student families with children have first priority in family apartments. Space is limited and assigned in the order that applications are received. 


Housing 101: Tips on Renting

When looking for housing, you may be asked for financial information. Since you will have no financial history in the United States, you should bring a current bank statement and a letter from your sponsor, showing funds that cover about three months of rent. SISS can verify your status and financial documents with a potential landlord if they call or fax a request for the information, but only if you email us permission to do so ahead of time, in writing

Types of Housing

Housing 101: What Should I Look for?

Depending on your budget and preferences, there are many housing options in and around Davis that may suit your needs. When you're looking for housing, it's important to be familiar with the different types that are most commonly listed in housing ads.

Common Housing Terms

Housing 101: What does that mean?

You're going to hear many different terms to refer to the necessary steps in obtaining a rental apartment of a house in Davis. Below are some of the most commonly used terms that you should be familiar with before looking for a place to live.


Housing 101: Where to Get Furniture

When you're renting a house or apartment, it's important to be aware that different types of housing offer different levels of furnishing: