A message from the Interim Vice Chancellor regarding the California wildfires

Dear UC Davis students,

As you know, California is currently facing its largest wildfires in state history—wildfires that have undoubtedly affected members of our campus community. It is my sincere hope that you and all of your loved ones are safe. Whether these fires have affected you directly or indirectly, events like this cause a tremendous amount of stress. I want you to know that the campus has support services for you.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid and Scholarships (FAS) is available to assist you with your transition to UC Davis this fall. If you are experiencing a hardship as a result of the California fires, please email FAS-ECRTeam@ou.ad3.ucdavis.edu. You can expect a response within 1-2 business days. Also, please visit the FAS Economic Crisis page for additional emergency resources.

Office of Student Support and Judicial Affairs

Case Managers at the Office of Student Support and Judicial Affairs help to connect students with helping resources on and off campus including course arrangements, academic advising and housing, among other support services. If you would like to explore how a case manager can help you, please visit ossja.ucdavis.edu and enter an online report under “Tell us you are concerned about a student” or call 530-752-1128, during normal hours of operation.

Student Health and Counseling Services

Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) offers both medical and mental health services, including mental health acute care services on the first floor of the Student Health and Wellness center, during normal hours of operation. If you have been impacted by these recent natural disasters and would like to speak to a counselor, please call 530-752-0871 to schedule an appointment. If you have health concerns, please call the SHCS appointment desk at 530-752-2349.

Student Housing and Dining Services

Incoming freshman and transfers students who have contracted for on-campus housing will receive their room assignment shortly, and move-in is scheduled for September 22 and 23. If the recent events have affected your plans, or if you have any other needs in regard to living on campus, please contact Student Housing and Dining Services at 530-752-2033 or studenthousing@ucdavis.edu.  

Undergraduate Admissions

Entering students affected by the wildfires are encouraged to contact Undergraduate Admissions at 530-752-2971 if delays are expected in submitting official documents and records, e.g., transcripts and test scores. The Undergraduate Admissions staff is here for you during this difficult time and is prepared to address any concerns you may have about your admission.

You are part of the Aggie family, with a broad network of support, and I urge you to reach out for assistance if you are in need. 


Emily Galindo
Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

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