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Healthier Campus Initiative and Jan Conroy Award Winners

May 26, 2020
UC Davis Completes Commitment With Healthier Campus Initiative

Ever notice the small, round arrow markers on footpaths around campus (pictured above)? Before the campus closure, you might have found your lunchtime walk overlapping with one of the four, one-mile marked walking paths and Stride for Aggie Pride 5K loop.

Mental Health Strategies and Help

May 05, 2020

 

Everyone in the UC Davis community is living with a high degree of uncertainty right now. Some of it centers on questions that affect almost all of us—when will on-campus instruction resume? When will the class of 2020 be able to attend its in-person Commencement? Other forms are individual and different for each of us.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and, where most years the timing might feel arbitrary, this year it is significant.

COVID-19 FAQ for Students

March 18, 2020

Last updated May 26, 2020

To help address specific questions you may have related to campus decisions and other announcements, we have developed a student-focused frequently asked questions (FAQ) for you to utilize as an informational resource as things progress throughout the remainder of the school year. As we receive questions and feedback from students, we will continue to update and add information. We encourage you to check this FAQ page frequently.

Joint Statement from the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Principles of Community in Action

February 27, 2020

Dr. Hendry Ton, Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, shared a “Leadership Message” below with the UC Davis Sacramento campus last week. We post it below to share with all of our campus sites and the community at-large. We ask you to put our Principles of Community into practice and actively denounce and discourage xenophobia (prejudicial actions against people from other countries), bigotry and racism and treat all with respect.

2019 Survey Results and Departmental Action Plans

February 18, 2020

Last year, the Division of Student Affairs carried out a campuswide survey to hear directly from students what was working well and where additional attention may be needed in the division’s service areas.

The confidential survey was distributed to 35,372 students at UC Davis, of which 4,138 (12 percent) responded. 

Based on survey takers’ feedback, each of the 26 participating administrative units has gained a better understanding of where their services are most successful from a student perspective and where to focus efforts and resources toward improvements.

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.

The ARC

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.

WarnMe

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.