Welcome, Aggies!!!

Fall quarter is here! 

There's no better way to kick off the new academic year than Fall Welcome: a celebration of YOU and your arrival at UC Davis. 

So whether you are a new or returning Aggie, please join us at these Fall Welcome events and activities that begin with Move-in Weekend in September and last through Homecoming weekend in mid-October. 

Move-In Weekend

Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22
At the beginning of every school year, thousands of students—just like you—make their way to their new home of UC Davis. Unpack your bags, hug loved ones goodbye, meet your roommate(s), check out your new digs and explore your new home! Watch a video about some first-year students’ move-in weekend experience.

The Xperience

Sunday, September 22, Hutchison Field, 6-8pm

This is THE event if you are interested in going Greek. Co-sponsored by the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life and UC Davis Athletics, The Xperience hosts a ton of friendly competitions and gives students the chance to learn more about Greek life at UC Davis.

Aggie Welcome Rally

Sunday, September 22, 8-9 PM
You’re an Aggie now! Join a few thousand of your new friends for fun, free stuff and lots and LOTS of Aggie Pride. Watch a video of the Aggie Welcome Rally.

Movie Night - Toy Story 4

Sunday, September 22, 9-11 PM
Pass the popcorn, dim the lights and settle in to watch a movie on the Pavilion’s big screen.

Fall Welcome Event - Aggie Heroes: For the Better

Monday, September 23, Pavilion at the ARC, 3:30-5 PM
Join Chancellor May and the Aggie Heroes in a celebration to kick off the new academic school year for all of our Aggie community including staff, faculty, students, new students and Davis community members. Get a free T-shirt and a free meal, and have a chance to win some Aggie swag items!

Tickets are required for everyone except students (who should bring ID to the event), and can be reserved online.

Doors open at 3:30 p.m. The event runs from 4 to 5, and the New Student Resource Fair lasts until 8 on Hutchison Field.

New Student Resource Fair

Monday, September 23, Hutchison Field, 5-8 PM
Get to know your new home, enjoy live music and food, and score free T-shirts and prizes. Sponsored by Student Housing and Dining Services, this fair gives students the chance to learn about campus services, resources and departments.

First Day of Class

Wednesday, September 25

Transfer Fall Welcome

Thursday, September 26, ARC Ballroom, 4-6 PM
Meet other transfer students, access key resources and enter raffles and giveaways as you begin your transition to UC Davis.

Sunset Fest

Friday, September 27, UC Davis Health Stadium , 6PM
Welcome back Aggies!! ASUCD is excited to bring you Sunset Fest, a free concert to welcome all new and returning UC Davis students to our bustling campus. Get ready for a student talent showcase followed by a live set by our very special headliner (which will be announced soon) to close out Welcome Week. Students will also get a chance to grab freebies and learn more about ASUCD units tabling at the event.

Running of the First Years

Saturday, September 28, UC Davis Health Stadium, TBD
Join the Aggies and help us pack UC Davis Health Stadium! Running of the First Years will be our first event of the day, arrive early and run across the field on your way to your seat!

Student Involvement Fair

Tuesday, October 8, Quad, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Want to get involved? Learn about 200-plus student organizations and campus departments and all they have to offer, including activities, service projects and programs.

Homecoming Pep Rally

Friday, October 11, A Street Intramural Field , 4:30-5 PM

Get your head in the game and rally around our UC Davis Football team at the Homecoming Pep Rally as they get pumped to takedown rival CalPoly in the battle of the Golden Horseshoe! Don’t miss the chance to take a selfie with Gunrock, watch our cheer and dance team, play games and dance to the UC Davis Marching Band. Special guest speakers include the Chancellor and Coach Hawkins! Be sure to get to the Pep Rally at 4pm sharp to snag your free Woodstock’s Pizza and Davis Creamery (while supplies last)!

Discover Davis

Friday, October 11, G Street Downtown, between 2nd and 3rd , 5:00-7 PM

The party doesn’t stop when the Pep Rally ends. Join Gunrock and UC Davis Cheer and Dance team at Discover Davis where Gunrock looks to defend his Mascot Dance Off Crown.  Discover Davis is great opportunity to experience Davis and find out all that the community has to offer! Discover Davis is a short 7 block walk from the Pep Rally on G Street between 2nd and 3rd street.


Saturday, October 12, Aggie Stadium, TBD
Wear your Aggie blue and gold and get ready to cheer on the UC Davis men’s football team at the Homecoming game.

Aggie pride starts here!

Need help or have a question? Email us at fallwelcome@ucdavis.edu.