Housing Information

Housing information

UC Washington Center

Students live at the UC Washington Center in DC. The building is home to students, 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 at 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

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 a 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. To petition for release from your housing contract, see the following form with its accompanying instructions: Petition for Release of Housing Contract