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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.

  • Don't be THAT Transfer Student

    Don’t Be THAT Transfer Student is intended for new transfer students who know what it means to be successful and don't want to be tripped up in their transition to UC Davis. This course is for students who want to maximize their time while at UC Davis, develop success strategies to achieve educational and career goals, and avoid being THAT transfer student who spends valuable time letting life happen to them instead of owning their education and future. Through lecture, discussion and group activities, students will develop skills to help ease the transition to UC Davis. The class will emphasize holistic approach to achieving academic success. Class objectives include teaching personal responsibility and college expectations, academic success skills, campus resources and the importance of developing a social network.

    Open to transfer students only.

    • Time and Location: Wednesday (10:00-11:50AM); 121 Olson
    • Register: This Connection is for credit. To join, add this course in ScheduleBuilder during your registration time using CRN: 40777

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  • 1st Year Snapshot

    You’ve made it through summer STEP and now you’re wondering, “what do I do?” The answer is, get connected with our aggie connection. In this connection you will be the expert of your own experiences. You will have the opportunity to photograph and showcase the first of many experiences during your first year in college. This FYAC will celebrate your transition into your first quarter and will provide the opportunity to stay connected with fellow STEPpers.

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  • Foundations for University Success: Introduction to the University System

    This course is part one of a series offered by the School of Education designed to give you the tools you need to succeed at UC Davis!

    You will learn about American culture with members of the campus community. Plus, you can practice important student skills, including how to:

    • manage your time on the quarter system
    • develop critical thinking and study skills
    • understand and adjust to life in America
    • understand your rights and responsibilities as a student
    • participate in classes, use office hours
    • find resources and answers for all kinds of questions

    Course details:

    • Previously known as “Edu 098”
    • The course is P/NP
    • Small class sizes, limited to 20

    Edu 065A - Foundations for University Success – Introduction to the University System

    Introduction to resources supporting first year students’ academic success at UCD and transition to a Tier 1 Research University.

    **Limited Seats Available, Register Early! **

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    Course #

    Days

    begin time

    end time

    Building

    40615

    065A

    TR

    10:00 AM

    10:50 AM

    Temporary Classroom 1

    40616

    065A

    TR

    11:00 AM

    11:50 AM

    Temporary Classroom 1

    40617

    065A

    MW

    8:00 AM

    8:50 AM

    Temporary Classroom 1

    40618

    065A

    MW

    9:00 AM

    9:50 AM

    Temporary Classroom 1

     

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  • Aggie Traditions

    Looking forward to attending the Davis Farmer’s Market or taking a photo with the adorable cows? Most UC Davis students do these two things during their time here, but did you know that if you keep track of essential and quintessential UC experiences, you can earn a medal? Aggie Traditions, one of Davis’ best-kept secrets, is a compilation of 50 fun and unique "must experience" activities that every Aggie should know about and do during their time at UCD. Upon completion of the 50 traditions, students can earn a medal to wear during commencement (which is also one of the traditions)! This Connection is open to anyone looking to learn about UC Davis, emerse yourself in campus culture, and work towards earning your medal!

     

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  • #Sobasic (needs)

    This Connection will focus on the four pillars of basic needs: access to healthy food options; affordable housing; mental wellness; and financial stability. Participants in this Connection will take a cooking class, learn how to budget financial aid, find affordable housing options, and learn about renter's rights!

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  • All the Firsts: Finding Your Place at UC Davis

    How will you remember your first year at UC Davis? There are over 250,000 alumni of UC Davis, and each had their own “first” experiences in our beloved cow town. From first river otter sightings in the Arboretum to first dusty tomes in the library or a downtown Davis study session, these memories connect us to campus and to each other. Join two alumni-turned-staff members to physically explore the gems of campus, discover your own favorite place, and share the best ways to document these memories.

    Open to all new students

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  • First-Year Aggie Afrofuturism

    Janelle Monae's Dirty Computer (music), T'Challa and Shuri of Black Panther (movies), and N.K. Jemisin's Broken Earth Trilogy (literature) are all recent examples of Afrofuturism. We can think of Afrofuturism as visions of the future driven by technology and centering the joys, trials, and triumphs of Black people. We can also think of Afrofuturism as a way of imagining, speculating, and visualizing the individual futures of Black people. This First Year Aggie Connection (FYAC) will do both. You will read, watch, listen to, and create examples of Afrofuturism related to pop culture. You will also dream, visualize, and strategize your own futures. This might look like setting goals, learning about Davis, and building community, all to set a foundation for moving toward the future you want during your time at UC Davis. Just like Afrofuturism as a genre, this FYAC will center the experiences and challenges of Black undergrads, but all are welcome.

    Open to all new students

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  • Surviving to Thriving: Stress Management

    A college student's first quarter will be filled with lots of new experiences. However, even exciting changes and challenges can be overwhelming. This connection will help students identify and manage the sources of stress that they might encounter as they begin to navigate life at UC Davis. Students will learn practical strategies for tackling academic overload, maintaining health and wellness, and addressing interpersonal conflict. We'll also review the many campus resources that are in place to help students thrive academically, mentally, and even professionally.

    Open to all new students

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  • Horsin' Around

    Calling all horse enthusiasts! Join us to learn about the ways you can become involved in the Aggie equine community! Highlights will include tours of campus horse facilities, learning about internship and career opportunities with horses, gaining insights into veterinary research, and meeting faculty, staff and students with diverse backgrounds, experiences and jobs with horses!

    Open to all new students

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  • 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.

    Open to all new students

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