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10 Ways to Take a Break this Quarter

Spring quarter can be overwhelming, with everything from midterms to finals to end-of-the-year responsibilities. Don’t forget to take care of yourself throughout all of your hard work! Relax in between study sessions or plan a day out with your friends with these fun, springtime activities. 

Picnic Day in Pictures: Then and Now


Did you know that the UC Davis Library houses Picnic Day history dating back to the very first one? Digitized programs and pictures have immortalized this student-run event for good, creating a treasure trove of campus history for Aggies to enjoy. We’ve picked out some of our favorite photos and put them alongside fond memories from recent Picnic Days, keep scrolling to enjoy and reminisce!

Farewell: Cory Vu's Move to UC Berkeley

Dear Colleagues,

Please join me in sending gratitude and congratulations to our very own Cory Vu, Associate Vice Chancellor of Health, Wellness and Divisional Resources as he embarks on a new professional journey at UC Berkeley. Cory will serve as their Associate Vice Chancellor of Health and Wellbeing effective July 1. 

9 Things to Check Out at the Library (Other Than Books)

When you’re spending time at the library prepping for finals, give yourself a much needed break and check out these lesser known benefits the library has to offer. From charging lockers to free streaming music and movies, Shields has you covered!

UC Davis Valentines to Download and Share

We heard the love last year, so celebrate this year's Valentine’s Day with even more shareable Valentine's cards! These UC Davis-themed pick-up lines will help you spread the love, whether it’s a special someone, your study group or your best friends.

The cards are optimized for Instagram stories, but share them anywhere:

Are You Ready to Vote?

Election Day is coming up—make sure you're ready to vote with this step-by-step guide!

Joint Message Addressing Extreme and Hateful Speech Among Our Community

Global events continue to cause direct or indirect trauma to our students, faculty and staff. In the midst of this conflict, while we’ve seen many members of our community express support, we’re also receiving reports of extreme and hateful speech made by members of our UC Davis student community. These statements are harmful and actively create an atmosphere of fear and intimidation.   

New CoHo Art Installation

You might have noticed a new art installation in the CoHo? As part of the Aggie Mental Health campaign (AMH), UC Davis launched a contest to find a student artist/designer to create a piece that helps to reduce the stigma of mental health, foster community conversation and encourage students to seek out resources.

There's a Map for That!

At UC Davis, did you know that there’s a map for that? On campus, almost everything you can think of has one! Whether it’s nap spots, water stations or menstrual products, you can find them with the help of an accessible, online campus map. Keep reading to see what you can find!

8 Steps to Quarter System Success

The beginning of a new school year can be a whirlwind, and the quarter system guarantees things move fast. Before you know it, it’s midterms—not long after that, finals. If this is how it’s feeling, here are some tips to help you thrive and enjoy student life, avoid burnout and get in tune with the pace of the UC Davis academic quarter.

Welcome Aggies! A Message From UC Davis Student Affairs

Dear Students,

I am happy to welcome you to the 2023-24 academic year. I hope you are full of excitement as you embark on a new year at UC Davis. The start of a new academic year is a time of beginnings, opportunities and growth. It's also a time to embrace new challenges, make new friends and discover your potential. As you settle into your classes and academic pursuits, I want to take a moment to introduce you to an integral part of your university experience—the Division of Student Affairs.

Biking Need-to-Knows and New Spin Rentables

If there’s one constant on the UC Davis campus, it’s bikes! With the start of every new school year comes the need to review the key rules, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your biking experience here at Davis.

New this year is the campus partnership with Spin, a San Francisco-based company that provides various cities and campuses with rentable electric bikes and scooters.

Equity and Access

Picture this: You just arrived at UC Davis as an undergraduate student, the first in your family to attend college. You’re at the campus bookstore with $100 in your pocket, which your mom saved up to help you pay for your textbooks. You look through the titles for your Aerospace Engineering major and realize you can’t even afford a single book. You decide to switch to a major with cheaper textbooks.