Your Guide to UC Davis

Are you ready to connect but not sure where to start? These Connections are perfect for you! These Connections focus on how to transition well at UC Davis and serve as a guide to campus life.

  • Middle Eastern and South Asian (ME/SA) Identity and Academic Success

    Middle Eastern and South Asian (ME/SA) Identity and Academic Success is a First Year Aggie Connection seminar that supports the success of first-year students of Middle Eastern and South Asian backgrounds at UC Davis. Students will critically explore what their ME/SA identity means to them, both on campus and off-campus, and how their identity connects to how they envision academic and personal success. Through the course we will envision and create a plan of action on how to advocate for our respective ME/SA identities and what our collective future could look like, while we simultaneously build community with each other through creative avenues.

    Open to ME/SA LLC Students Only 

    • Time and Location: Tuesdays, 11:10 a.m.-12 p.m., Olive Main
    • RegisterThis Connection is for credit (CRN: 43688). Registration for this Connection is now closed.

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  • Student Orgs Community Involvement and Leadership

    Are you still looking for your community on campus? SOCIaL is all about finding community, joining student orgs, and growing as a leader! Join us to explore all the ways you can get involved on campus outside of the classroom.

    Open to All New Students

    • Time and Location: Wednesdays, 3:10-4 p.m., Segundo Recreation Room
    • Register: Registration for this Connection is now closed.

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  • Retro Video Games from Atari to Zelda

    In this connection, you can meet up with fellow student gamers who want to see how playing video games at home got their start. We will meet weekly and play some classic games from the Atari age like Asteroids and Centipede; games from the Sega consoles like Sonic the Hedgehog; and some greats from the Nintendo Entertainment System like the legend of Zelda. In our meetings, we will also discuss transitional topics related to life at UC Davis.

    Open To All New Students

    • Time and Location: Thursdays, 11 a.m.–12 p.m., University House Annex
    • Register: Registration for this Connection is now closed.

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  • Winter is Here: GOT Fans Unite

    Whether you once belonged to House Stark, Targaryen, or Baratheon, you’re not in Westeros anymore. You’re part of House Aggie now. As the long night descends on Davis, we’ll take a lesson from Winterfell to learn how to navigate winter quarter at UCD. Come connect over all things GOT as we prepare for the much anticipated TV series finale and anxiously await the release of book 6 in the Song of Ice and Fire. Interested in being a part of this Connection? No need to send a raven, just register online.

    Open To All New Students

    • Time and Location: Thursdays, 4:10–5 p.m., 114 South Hall
    • Register: Registration for this Connection is now closed.

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  • PodClub: Listeners Connect

    With earbuds in, listening to podcasts is a solitary experience. How many times has a podcast made you stop in your tracks, laugh out loud, or even cry, making you wish you had someone to share the experience with? The PodClub Connection is bringing podcast listeners together to talk about that great thing you just heard. Join us in a space for podcast enthusiasts to unplug, connect with one another around the best podcasts in our feeds, and discover new ones. Each week we will focus on a new theme and we’ll announce a different podcast or episode for our IRL discussion. Come with recommendations of what we should listen to and discuss next based on upcoming weekly themes.

    Open To All New Students

    • Time and Location: Thursdays, 10–10:50 a.m., 114 South Hall
    • Register: Registration for this Connection is now closed.

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