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Dorms

simpsonmansimpsonman Posts: 253Registered User Junior Member
Decisions just came out, so if there are any questions about dorms let's ask them here. Here's a quick rundown of each dorm

Segundo/Tercero (basically the same):

- Both are on campus
- Both have large dining commons
- Both are traditional dorms with a double/triple room, bathrooms down the hall, ID cards swipe you in, etc
- generally regarded as more social

Cuarto (Emerson, Webster, Thoreau):

- Off campus (5-10 minute bike ride to campus), so it's more secluded, which can be a plus or minus
- On main road with shops and bus stop right in front with easy access to almost all of Davis
- Suite style configuration, with 4-6 people living in a room (I think there can be 8 in Thoreau), which can be good because you have more people and if you dislike a roommate, you have multiple others
- Own bathrooms inside your room or in your hallway (like not literally in your room, one room usually does, or its just outside your bedroom door) which is really nice
- Own living room in each room for a TV or whatever
- Smaller dining commons
- Regarded as less social than a normal dorm, just because there's more people in your own room to talk to and the way the rooms are set up

Any specific questions I can try to answer or maybe other people can as well
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  • questionstoryquestionstory Posts: 19Registered User New Member
    I know you said there's not much difference but, PERSONALLY do you think freshman should house in Segundo or Tercero?

    Hope you don't mind answering an off topic question but what tips do you have for starting a strong social life in Davis for freshman?

    Thanks in advance~
  • Acuraman93Acuraman93 Posts: 306Registered User Junior Member
    Do you prefer traditional or suite style dorms? Also, how do you go about selecting dorms? Do you say that you want to live in X hall, or do they decide for you?
  • ericf1993ericf1993 Posts: 49Registered User Junior Member
    are the dorms based on a first come first serve basis?
  • simpsonmansimpsonman Posts: 253Registered User Junior Member
    I know you said there's not much difference but, PERSONALLY do you think freshman should house in Segundo or Tercero?

    I guess if I had to choose, I would choose Segundo. But there really isn't much of a difference.
    what tips do you have for starting a strong social life in Davis for freshman?
    Same as any other college... get to know your roommate(s), people on your floor, in classes, clubs, sports teams, etc. Sorry it's a generic answer, but that's really all you can do.
    Do you prefer traditional or suite style dorms? Also, how do you go about selecting dorms? Do you say that you want to live in X hall, or do they decide for you?
    I personally would have preferred the traditional dorm due to the social aspect, but the suites are nice in their own right. On your application you put in your rank of most wanted to least wanted dorms and they fill you based on availability I guess, and maybe if you're in a theme program.
    are the dorms based on a first come first serve basis?
    Not sure. Probably first come.
  • aimingxhigh2011aimingxhigh2011 Posts: 7Registered User New Member
    Dont segundo and tercero has bathrooms taht are shared by 4 rooms and not all jsut hallways ones?

    Community bathrooms, which are arranged in clusters of one bathroom for every four rooms, are utilized in the following halls:

    • Segundo Area: Alder Hall, Miller Hall, and Thompson Hall
    • Tercero Area: Kearney Hall and Laben Hall

    that's from their website :p
  • newaggienewaggie Posts: 1Registered User New Member
    hey so im going to be a freshman next year and i am going to be an exercise biology major and i will be doing a sport, what dorm should i apply for if i want to meet alot of new people and have fun?
  • holyschmidtholyschmidt Posts: 70Registered User Junior Member
    I transferred to Davis this year, definitely go for Segundo. You are right next to the ARC and DC, and it's much easier to meet people than at Cuarto.

    Tercero is also easy, but being right next to the ARC is a definite plus which puts Segundo on top. Plus, it's closer to the university mall.
  • Rice1961Rice1961 Posts: 522Registered User Member
    I've heard they are rennovating Segundo and Tercero had three new buildings built as part of its cluster.

    Also, I don't think that you can register for a dorm until you accept UCD's offer.
  • bookworm522bookworm522 Posts: 472Registered User Member
    I'm on the waitlist, though i'm still looking into all the information and everything, hopefully i get accepted from the waitlist i will FOR SURE go to Davis if I do. ANYWHO my question is that since i'm on the waitlist will i end up getting my last choice of housing because i'll be sending it in late? Or when does Davis start reviewing who's going to get what housing? My order would be Tercero, Segundo, Cuatro
  • calimamicalimami Posts: 877Registered User Member
    bookworm, look at this link (the fourth bullet-point in particular). i really don't think you need to worry about housing--it'll be fine.

    University of California - UC Newsroom | Second consecutive year for waitlists
  • bookworm522bookworm522 Posts: 472Registered User Member
    thanks for the link :) eeeee im so nervous =/
  • simpsonmansimpsonman Posts: 253Registered User Junior Member
  • spikeisfatspikeisfat Posts: 31Registered User Junior Member
    i read somewhere that some freshmen who go to cuarto can park their cars on the side streets around there. this would be awesome for me to bring a car with me my freshmen year... but i think i prefer tercero. is this rumor true about being able to bring cars?
  • possiblepossible Posts: 49Registered User Junior Member
    I read somewhere on the site that if you're living on-campus (Tercero and Segundo, then?), you're not allowed to get a parking permit, which means you can't keep a car around. anyone want to double check this?
  • spikeisfatspikeisfat Posts: 31Registered User Junior Member
    i know that freshmen arent allowed to get parking permits, but are there any places around or nearby i could park my car at? i guess that is my question
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