University Student Living Awarded UC Davis Housing Projects

Courtyard at West Village

Proposed projects represent over 2,775 beds and are part of the most ambitious student housing program in UC Davis' history

University Student Living, LLC, the student housing company of The Michaels Organization, has been selected by UC Davis to enter exclusive negotiations to develop two major housing projects on campus, at Orchard Park and at West Village. University Student Living was selected from among six developers previously vetted through the UC Student Housing Initiative.

“We are honored to have been selected as UC Davis’ partner for this important initiative,” states Ned Williams, Senior Vice President of Development. ”Now the hard work begins to deliver affordable, quality on-campus housing for UC Davis undergraduate and graduate students, as well as students with families.”

We are honored to be UC Davis' partner for this important housing initiative.

Ned Williams, Senior Vice President, Development

Redevelopment of the Orchard Park site will provide at least 200 affordable, two-bedroom apartment units to serve UC Davis students with families and accommodation for more than 700 single graduate students. Overall, the new Orchard Park will serve more than 900 students (plus family members), four times the number previously accommodated.

At West Village, UC Davis aims to provide at least an additional 1,875 beds in apartment-style housing, primarily for transfer and continuing students. 

“We are excited to see both of these projects move forward to provide more on-campus housing options for our student population,” said Emily Galindo, associate vice chancellor and executive director of Student Housing and Dining Services.


University Student Living is the comprehensive student housing company of The Michaels Organization, a family of companies dedicated to excellence in affordable, student, mixed-finance, military and conventional multifamily housing. Serving more than 135,000 residents in 376 communities across 35 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, The Michaels Organization is a national leader in the residential real estate industry, with full-service capabilities in development, property and asset management, construction, mortgage finance and tax credit syndication.

Source: The Michaels Organization