Ryerson Hall

A Segundo Area Complex

  • Ryerson Hall
  • Ryerson Hall entrance
  • Ryerson Hall lounge area
  • Ryerson Hall lounge area
  • Ryerson Hall north exit
  • Ryerson Hall bedroom
  • Ryerson Hall bedroom
  • Ryerson Hall bedroom

Building Details

Ryerson Hall features the following:

  • Floors: 5 - 1 main floor and 4 residential floors
  • Building Occupancy: about 200 students
  • Occupancy Type(s): double-occupancy rooms
  • Room Configuration(s): standard configuration: all rooms are located directly off a main interior hallway
  • Room Dimensions:
    • double-occupancy: approximately 10 feet, 6 inches x 13 feet, 6 inches
  • Bathrooms: there are 2 bathrooms on each floor: one male bathroom and one female bathroom
  • Laundry Facilities: there is 1 laundry room on each floor; each laundry room has 2 washing machines and 2 dryers
  • Flooring Type(s): all bedrooms are carpeted
  • Bed Type(s): all rooms have extra-long (80 inch) twin beds
  • Computer Network Connection(s): wired and wireless
  • Landline Telephone Availability: not available
  • Mailbox Location: Segundo Services Center

LEED / Environmental Impact

Student Housing recently renovated Bixby, Gilmore, Malcolm and Ryerson Halls. Primarily a seismic, fire sprinkler and maintenance project, the renovation added many life safety improvements to the residence halls, as well as several interior upgrades and sustainable features. Student Housing is currently reviewing the buildings as potential LEED projects, using the Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance rating system. The LEED green building certification program promotes a whole building sustainability approach by recognizing performance in five areas: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Sustainable features in Ryerson include:

  • Energy efficiency improvements – lighting
  • UV light reflective window film on south-facing windows
  • Filtered water bottle filling stations
  • Asbestos abatement
  • Replace roofing - reflective roofs
  • Use of sustainable building materials
  • Ability to add solar panels (separate project)

Mail, Mailboxes, and Care Packages

Use the following address to send mail and packages to Ryerson Hall residents.

There is one mailbox for each room. Ryerson Hall's mailboxes are located on the first floor of the Segundo Services Center.

Packages that do not fit in a mailbox are held at the Area Service Desk until residents can pick them up. The ASD notifies residents via email when they receive packages.

Mailing Address

(student name)
(room #) Ryerson Hall
1063 La Rue Road
Davis, CA 95616

Items in parenthesis should be customized with residents' specific information, including their names and room numbers.

Maps, Plans and Models

Illustration: projection of a Bixby Hall double-occupancy room

Double Occupancy

Aggie Abodes

Watch the following video to see what living in Ryerson Hall is like.

Move-In Information

Building Namesake

Knowles A. RyersonKnowles A. Ryerson
Born: 1882
Deceased: 1990

Ryerson hall was completed in 1963, and named in honor of Knowles A. Ryerson. Dr. Ryerson received a B.S. in horticulture from UC Berkeley and later earned a masters degree, and its highest academic honor, the LL.D degree from UC Berkeley in 1961. A professor of Horticulture and the director of the College of Agriculture at Davis from 1917 to 1952, Dr. Ryerson was named Dean of the College of Agriculture at Berkeley in 1952 and held that post until his retirement in 1960. UC Davis Chancellor Hullar said of Dr. Ryerson after his death: "Knowles was at the center of the magnificent growth and stature of the Davis campus. As Assistant Dean of Agriculture at Davis for 15 years, from 1937 to 1952, he was so instrumental in setting the College of Agriculture on the course that has given rise to its strength and impressive quality and to the comprehensive Davis campus of today. All of us at Davis have a keen debt to the Ryerson era."