Analysis: What Triple Occupancy Rooms Look Like on Campus

It is not the biggest part of the Long Range Development Plan to add on-campus housing, but it does accommodate an additional few thousand first-year students to the residence halls.

On Friday, I got a chance to tour the facility at Tercero, one of  which along with Segundo and Cuarto will add additional students.

According to the Campus Tomorrow website: “The Plan provides capacity for an additional 700 students in the Tercero neighborhood. The Tercero 4 project will accommodate an additional 500 students. Tercero 5 will accommodate another 200.”

I was wondering what this looked like, and three students were kind enough to allow the university and me to view and photograph their dormitory.

Talking to the students – they are each paying about $950 a month for the triple room, which has less space than probably half my conference room.  That does not even include the cost of a meal plan.

—David M. Greenwald reporting

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David Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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  1. Tia Will

    Wow! That is an eye opener. My daughter’s dorm room in Berkeley, shared with one other, was slightly larger and cost significantly less ( although I don’t remember the exact amount) ten years ago.

      1. Howard P

        @ $950 each, w/o meal plan?

        Cost is a major issue here

        Strong contender for understatement of the year!

        @ $2850/mo, 1 Br, a shared bath down the hall, no kitchen, no meal plan…

  2. Sean Raycraft

    This is why the “build all the housing on campus” narrative needs to be re thought. Where does all that money go? 2850 a month for what amounts to a studio apartment without a bathroom is ridiculous.

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