Living and Working in Davis
Where can I live during summer sessions?
Short-term summer rentals are available in our residence halls. For information regarding on-campus housing, please contact Conference Housing.
Sub-leasing or renting an apartment off-campus is another option. Many students go home for the summer and offer their space/room for subleasing. Commuting is convenient, with all of Davis within biking distance. UC Davis also offers a bus system to take you to and from most Davis locations.
Can I Work During Summer Sessions?
Definitely! Jobs and internships are available both on and off campus during the summer.
The Aggie Job Link lists employment opportunities for summer and throughout the year.
Keep in mind that 6-week summer courses are intense, so build in time to study.
What is there to do during the summer? (besides study)
Even during the quieter summer months, downtown Davis offers plenty to do. Cafes, restaurants, galleries and shops are all in easy walking distance from campus (and trivia buffs can find a pub quiz almost every night of the week). Our nationally known farmer's market takes place twice weekly, with Picnic in the Park bringing music and delicious food every Wednesday evening.
The City of Davis' 4th of July celebration runs all day long, with a parade, bike race, and festival featuring barbeque, bands, skydivers, and fireworks.
On campus, the Rec Pool is one of the largest free form pools west of the Mississippi and features a sunbathing island, two large lap lanes (40 yards at the longest point) and two diving boards. The ARC features indoor exercise facilities and a climbing wall, while Outdoor Adventures offers classes in backpacking, rafting, rock climbing, kayaking, and other adventures, including excursions to the Sierra and further afield.