5 Campus Hot Spots to Beat the Winter Chill

January 06, 2020

While your friends out east may not believe it, Davis in winter can be tough. Between the rain, wind and chill, it can be downright gloomy, and biking during winter quarter … well, hats off (and helmets on!) to those brave souls. 

Here are five warm, dry places on campus where you can study, socialize, game and chase gains during this gray time of the year.


Follow the example of Icelandic strongmen and use the winter to put in the hours at the gym, or, you know, take a spin class. 

Orientation Leader Hiring

January 04, 2020

Be a part of the all-new, one-week Aggie Orientation 2020, keep your summer and get paid $1,200+ for a one-and-a-half-week commitment!

600 Orientation Leaders are being recruited to welcome, guide and serve as a resource for new UC Davis students and family members in the week before fall quarter 2020. On top of creating lifelong friendships, Orientation Leaders develop resume-boosting leadership and communication skills and make a lasting impact on how a new crop of Aggies will experience UC Davis.

Where to Get Academic Help on Campus

October 30, 2019

How were midterms?

Ace them?

Or "room for improvement?" It’s not too late to take advantage of the free academic tutoring options that literally surround us at UC Davis. Wherever you are on campus, Academic Assistance and Tutoring Centers (AATC) offers a tutoring option near you. You might even have already used their services without realizing it—but it's worth taking a minute to familiarize yourself with what's available. 

Be Prepared for Weather-Related Events

October 27, 2019

Dear Students,

As we enter peak wildfire season, we want to share some important resources to help you be prepared and stay informed. Since weather-related events or the recent planned outages can be unpredictable, it is critical to make a plan while it’s calm.


3 Simple Cyber Security Hacks

October 11, 2019

Taking steps to stay secure in your online life. Boring? Sometimes... Important? Most definitely! Anyone can fall victim to breaches, cyber-attacks and scams in the Wild West that is the internet, and there’s no reason to feel bad if this has ever been you. Sixty percent of Americans say they or a close family member have been victims of a security scam or breach.

So, here are three easy, student-schedule-friendly things you can do right now—today—to help keep yourself protected.  

Postvention: A New Roadmap Through Difficult Events on Campus

September 30, 2019

It’s a campus worst-case scenario—the sudden death of a student. The university is introducing new guidelines for how it will respond to this type of event. Whether from suicide, an accident or other cause, providing support and care after a campus death is a huge undertaking that calls for rapid and intensive coordination between many units and individuals. But beyond the requisite administrative arrangements, “a student is a part of the campus family,” said Associate Vice Chancellor for Health, Wellness and Divisional Resources Cory Vu.

SHCS Earns LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader Status

September 26, 2019

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation this year designated Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) an “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” for the first time. Earning a score of 100 on the foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), SHCS are one of only three student health centers in the country so recognized, and the only one in the UC system.

Emphasis on Access to Mental Health Resources

September 18, 2019

In response to rising rates of anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns on college campuses nationwide, Chancellor May last year created a task force dedicated to mental health, with an emphasis on augmenting students' access to care. Here are a few of the new and enhanced services that are worth knowing about as we head into the new academic year.