Winter 2023 registration now OPEN

Connections in this category serve as your guide to UC Davis campus life. Learn more about each below and follow the instructions under each Connection to register. 

First-Gen Guide: Exploring opportunities at UC Davis

In this Connection we will explore opportunities and resources for first-generation students at UC Davis. Join us as we enrich our UC Davis experience through discovering the Craft Center, the ARC, the Center for Chicanx and Latinx Academic Student Success, the Center for African Diaspora Student Success, the Asian American and Pacific Islander Retention Initiative, the Native American Academic Student Success Center, the Cross Cultural Center, and the Global Learning Hub - Study Abroad. Come ready to make social connections in a supportive group environment, demystify UC Davis terminology, and explore the large UC Davis campus.

Come join me, Fernando Gama, a first-gen, Hispanic, college graduate and past reentry student as I answer your questions about life as a first-gen college student and lessons learned along the way. Through this experience, I hope to instill the idea that you do not need to travel the world to find happiness; you need to explore the world around you to enrich your experience and your identity.

  • Day & Time: Tuesdays (10:00-10:50am); 125 Seminar room, Art Building. 
  • Format: This Connection will be hosted in-person, on-campus
  • Registration: This Connection is not for credit and open to all new students (first-year freshman, transfer, and international students). Register for "First-Gen Guide" in AggieLife.


Making Money Moves

Every student needs access to basic supports in order to be successful at UC Davis and in life. Come explore different supportive resources on and off campus to help you make the most of your finances. Learn how to maximize your budget, how to navigate different support programs like CalFresh, and about the no cost opportunities that you have as a student (free career assessments, the Well Being Fee Waiver, free legal services, bike tool stations, etc.). Build a community of knowledge and network with other students who may come from limited income backgrounds.

  • Day/Time/Location: Mondays (1:10-2:00pm); 121 Olson Hall
  • Format: This Connection will be hosted in-person, on-campus
  • Registration: This Connection is not for credit and open to all new students (first-year freshman, transfer, and international students). Register for "Making Money Moves" in AggieLife.


Wellness Matters

The 8 Dimensions of Wellness - This Connection aims to establish and maintain healthy behaviors for all participants. Specifically, we will be highlighting each of the eight different dimensions of wellness (emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual) in the hopes of adding context to each of them but also strategies to help develop lifelong wellness. This Connection is hosted by Campus Recreation staff who can help you explore opportunities for recreational/competitive sport leagues, online nutrition advice, ARC wellness programming, the craft center, equestrian center, and so much more. Continue to feel supported through all of our wellness resources!

  • Day & Time: Thursdays (10:00-10:50am); ARC Lobby 
  • Format: This Connection will be hosted in-person, on-campus
  • Registration: This Connection is not for credit and open to all new students (first-year freshman, transfer, and international students). Register for "Wellness Matters" in AggieLife.