Lior wrote:I'm glad someone else bumped this. Julia's wandering face alarmed me into silence.
Fairly certain I'll be at Davis in the fall. The campus is beautiful (I had no idea), and the students at the open house were impressive. I've been waitlisted at Hastings, but I get the sense that UCD would be a better fit so I'm not that bummed.
Where are people planning on living? Does anyone know long it (generally) takes to drive to the East Bay and SF? I live in LA now so anything under 1.5 hours is quick. And does Davis really reach 120 degrees in the summer?
Yeah, Julia and Man-Julia kind of freaked me out.
But, to answer your questions... I'm starting to look into housing and a lot of it has me really confused. Friends who went to undergrad at UC Davis say the best places to live are Central Davis or Downtown Davis (Immediately to the North or East of campus), especially considering that King Hall is on the Southeastern side of campus. However, I fear that large apartment complexes are loud and full of undergrads (and are renowned for awful management) while houses are too expensive for my financial aid budgeting. A few resources I've found are the Community Housing Listing (http://chl.ucdavis.edu
) and Davis Wiki (http://daviswiki.org
). I would really like to talk to current students about where they live specifically... they all seemed so chill about it at the open house, but I'm actually worried I won't find a quiet, clean place. Especially because most leases start Sept. 1st (because the rest of UC Davis is on the quarter system).
I live in Berkeley and it took me about an hour each way with moderate traffic while driving up to the open house (Friday rush hour) and back (Saturday ~6pm). When there's no traffic, people on 80 drive intensely fast.