UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

About Davis

The third largest of the ten campuses of the University of California system, UC Davis presents a congenial atmosphere for living and study on its beautiful 5,300 acre campus. Over 30,000 students are enrolled; about 7,000 of these are in graduate or professional programs.

The University and the city of Davis are located in the Sacramento Valley about 15 miles west of Sacramento. Flat terrain has enabled Davis to become the "City of Bicycles" with 50 miles of bike paths. Nonetheless, Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains and are less than 100 miles to the east, offering skiing, hiking, and other outdoor sports,. The cultural attractions of the San Francisco Bay area are 70 miles to the southwest, and the beautiful Napa Valley wine region sits just 50 miles to the west. The campus and the community of Davis also have frequent concerts, art exhibits, lectures, films and theatrical performances, including many at the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts.

The city of Davis has a wide range of rental accommodation—houses, apartments, condos, etc. On-campus housing is available for single and married students, and single parents.

Information and applications for on- and off-campus housing may be obtained by contacting the Student Housing Office, University of California, Davis. The Associated Students of the Davis Campus publish the Housing Viewpoint, available from the Student Housing Office. A free housing information bulletin on apartments may be obtained from the Davis Chamber of Commerce, 228 B Street, Davis, California 95616.

Additional information about University services, fees, facilities, housing, the community, and the University can be found in the following sources:

  • The General Catalog of the University of California, Davis is available from the Registrar's Office ($5.00).
    (Cost by mail: Domestic $10.00; Overseas: Air Mail $25.00; Surface Mail is approximately $14.00)
  • General information about graduate study at UC Davis is available on the Davis Graduate Studies Home Page. You will find information about all aspects of graduate education at UC Davis on this Web site.
  • The Class Schedule and Room Directory, published quarterly, is only available at the UCD Bookstore (Cost: $1.25).

Contact Us

2116 Social Sciences and Humanities
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Main Office: 530-752-1515

Student Advising Services: 530-754-9536