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Housing and Conference Non-University Differential Rates

Housing and Conference Non-University Differential (NUD) Rates for Fiscal Year 2021-2022

Please note that there is a 3% increase in housing and conference rates beginning 10/1/21, not yet reflected in the rate chart below.

All BML recharge rates are subject to a 33.7% Non-University Differential (NUD) assessment for non-University clients.

  • Per UC policy, University-approved recharge rates include a Non-University Differential (NUD) for all non-University users for the use of facilities, resources and/or services that operate as self-supporting activities.
  • The NUD is a component of the University’s federally negotiated indirect cost rate and is applied to recover indirect costs incurred by BML when providing services to non-University users. The NUD is derived from the Total Facilities and Administration Cost Rate (F&A) charged to sponsors of contracts and grants.
  • Components that are not typically utilized by outside clients, including Library, Sponsored Project Administration, and Equipment, are deducted from the F&A to arrive at the NUD.

The Budget & Institutional Analysis (BIA) division of UC Davis has determined that Non-UC affiliate researchers who hold a Research Associate (WOS) courtesy appointment at BML are not exempted from the NUD assessment.

Class Rates (includes meal plan)

Bed +3 Meals, per person

All groups of 10 or more and all long-term (1 week or more) summer season undergrads must be on meal plan


  • Dorms $142.00
  • Bunks $111.00


  • Dorms $747.00
  • Bunks $623.00

Overnight Rates w/Self-Service Kitchen Access

Bed only, per person


  • Dorms $78.00
  • Bunks $45.00


  • Dorms $310.00
  • Bunks $186.00

Long Term Lodging

Duplex - 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, living room, kitchen, 4 people maximum occupancy

  • Nightly $388.00
  • Weekly $1543.00
  • Monthly $3487.00

Lodge Rooms (private bath, shared kitchen) 2 people maximum occupancy per room

  • Nightly $199.00
  • Weekly $802.00
  • Monthly $1801.00

BML Meeting Rooms, Daily Rates 

  • Lecture Hall $562.00
  • Lounge $448.00
  • Conference Room $299.00
  • Other Break Out Rooms $195.00

Other Rates

Conference Extra Help Administrative Fee

  • $104.00/Hr

Conference Cancellation Fee

  • 21-15 days prior to event: $234.00
  • 14-7 days prior to event: $468.00
  • Less than 7 days prior to event: $936.00

Group Meal Waiting per ½ hr. - $104.00

Third and All Subsequent Lock Outs - $132.00


Class Style Meals Served in Dining Hall (advance notice required for individual meal purchase)

  • Breakfast - $20.00
  • Bag Lunch - $20.00
  • Dinner - $29.00
  • Monthly Meals - $1372.00

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