Participants will be housed in the University’s suite-style residences. The cost for single-room occupancy for the four weeks is approximately $2000, and includes basic linens and three meals a day in the University’s award-winning dining facilities. (I have dined in the campus facilities and can attest to their excellence!) The dorm buildings have Internet capacity in common areas, a laundry, a tiny kitchen (used by the entire dorm), and other amenities. There is also a group room available for informal gatherings.
I chose UC-Davis’s housing option because it facilitates collegiality. Although the dorm rooms are quite modest (think back to your own college days!), they are adequate. I cannot stress too much how much living near one another adds to the seminar’s success. As previous years’ groups have discovered, late night conversations, informal meetings, shared meals—all these facilitate dialogue. You will be asked to indicate special needs or requests if and when you are selected.
One further note on the campus location: the campus is located in a semi-rural area. If you are driving, parking is available on campus for an additional charge. If you will not be bringing a car, the campus is walking/biking distance to the town of Davis, where you will find restaurants and other stores. But the campus itself is spread out over a large area. There are LOTS of bikes and bike paths. Local bike rental is also possible and will enable you to get around the campus and town more easily, even if you have a car, since parking in the town is often restricted.