Housing Information

Housing information

UC Washington Center

Students live at the UC Washington Center in DC. The building is home to student, faculty, and staff, with all Washington Program courses currently being taught inside the Center. Students from all UC campuses live in the center, along with students from other universities not included in the UC system.

The center currently offers the following amenities:

  • Fully furnished apartments:
    • 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Living room with TV
  • Housekeeping and maintenance services
  • High-speed internet
  • Fitness center with elliptical, treadmills and weights.
  • Computer lab
  • Laundry rooms
  • Check out items such as: baking supplies, DVDs, a DVD player, shopping carts, etc.
  • Recreation room

Prior to move-in, students will sign and submit a housing contract, a legally binding document, which will secure their spot in the program. 

Life at the UC Washington Center

Review the UCDC Residential Life Handbook to learn more about the following:


1608 Rhode Island Ave., NW
Washington, D.C.,20036
Phone: (202) 974-6200

Mailing/Shipping Information

You can only have items shipped to the Center three days before you arrive. Your address is: Your Name, 1608 Rhode Island Ave NW Apt #New Resident, Washington, DC 20036

You will have to provide your own bedding, so you may want to have these items shipped early to arrive to the center for the day you get there. 

Nearby Locations and Services

Monuments and Sites: National Mall, White House, DuPont Circle, National Geographic Museum

Metro Stations: Farragut North, Farragut West, DuPont Circle

Gym: For additional fitness services, you can visit the nearby Washington Sports Club location. Washington Sports Clubs is a local chain of gyms that offer personal training, weight rooms, various fitness classes, and convenient locations in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas. You can find more information on their website.

The nearest location is: 1211 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20036

Payment Options:

To make payment for housing, please use our housing coupon.

If you are planning on deferring your payments, please ensure that you inform us through an email to the washingtonprogram@ucdavis.edu

Petition for Housing Contract Release

Below you will find information pertaining to the process to be released from your UCDC housing contract. The contract you signed, and are currently entered into, is a legally binding contract. All UC Davis Washington Program participants’ housing contracts are for a full quarter unless you previously opted to extend your contract for a longer period.  Under extreme circumstances, we do allow for a release from your contract. To be eligible for housing contract release, there must have been an unforeseen and significant change in your life since your contract was signed that prevents you from upholding your obligation under the contract.
Please note that financial hardship, a different opportunity, or a change of mind does not warrant release from the contract.
Administrative Review Process
Before submitting a formal written statement to the Washington Program, participants should communicate or meet with the Washington Program Director to discuss concerns.   

1. The participant must submit a formal written statement requesting a contract release to cpurifoy@ucdavis.edu.

2. The written statement must include the following:

  • A description of the participant’s reasons for making the request and enumerate steps the participant has made to improve the situation in order to meet contractual obligations.
  • All supporting documentation.
  • Participant’s full name and student ID.
  • Participating Quarter (ex. Spring 2018).                                                 

3. When complete, submit all materials by email to cpurifoy@ucdavis.edu or by US mail to: 
University of California, Davis
Washington Program
ATTN: Cheryl Purifoy
The Grove, Room 1350 
Davis, California 95616  

The Washington Program Director will make a decision as to whether or not the participant is to be released from the contract after carefully reviewing submitted information. The terms and conditions of the Washington DC housing contract will also be taken into consideration. Please note that approval is NOT guaranteed. The decision will be sent to your UC Davis email account within a week. All decisions regarding the petition for housing contract release are final.

If your petition is denied, you may have the option to submit an appeal. Appeals for petition denials will only be considered if the participant is able to provide additional information that was not been provided in the original petition. If you have any further questions, please contact Washington Program Director Cheryl Purifoy at cpurifoy@ucdavis.edu.