Housing Information

Housing information

UC Washington Center

Students who are accepted into the Washington Program are required to live at the UC Washington Center. Prior to move-in, students will need to sign and submit a housing contract, a legally binding document, which will secure their spot in the program. Students that need to appeal their housing contract, for emergency purposes only, may refer to our petition process. 

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

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

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

Petition for Housing Contract Release

A petition for housing contract release will be considered only when a condition exists that originated after the online UCDC Contract was signed, and over which the participant has little or no control. Please note that financial hardship, a different opportunity, or a change of mind does not warrant release from the contract.


Before submitting a formal written statement to the Washington Program, participants should communicate or meet with the Washington Program Director to discuss concerns.

Administrative Review

  1. The participant must submit a formal written statement requesting a contract release to cpurifoy@ucdavis.edu.
  2. 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.
  3. The decision is final. An appeal will be considered only if the participant has additional information that has not been provided.
  4. The letter must include the following:
    1. A statement with 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.
    2. Supporting documentation.
    3. Student's full name and student ID.
    4. Participating Quarter (ex. Winter 2015).

Appeal Process

A formal written appeal with any new additional information must be submitted to the Program Director, Washington Program, 1363 Surge III, One Shields Avenue, University of California, Davis, 95616, within three working days of receiving a petition decision.