Coronavirus Information and Resources for UC Davis International Students and Scholars

We continue to follow the developments of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and monitor situations on campus and around the world. Your wellbeing and educational experience are our prioritiesSee the updates and resourcesThe UC Davis International Center is currently closed, but we are still here to help: please email your SISS advisor directly with questions or to set up a remote appointment. Find your advisor listed on our Contact Us page.


Off-Campus Housing

Housing 101: Off-Campus Housing Resources

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.

UC Davis Housing

Housing 101: Living On-Campus

For students, the best place to start is the Student Housing office (530-752-2033 or 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 a lot of different terms to refer to the necessary steps in obtaining a rental apartment of 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: