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To you, UC Davis isn’t merely a school. It’s a gym for your brain, and you’re ready to get swole.

  • Black Students in White Coats

    Are you feeling discouraged in pursuing medicine as a student of color? Join Health Professions Advising as we welcome current black medical students to share their individual journeys into medicine. Each week, we will bring in one black medical student that will share advice and strategies on how to navigate this path. You will have time to ask lots of questions, so come and get connected!

    Open to all new students

    • Time and Location: Mondays (6-7pm); Health Professions Advising Center-Room 119 (1090 Orchard Road)
    • Registration for this Connection is now closed

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  • Transfer Phenomena: Biochemical and Chemical Engineering

    Transfer Phenomena aims to incorporate technical knowledge and transitional resources to foster success in our biochemical and chemical engineering transfer students. Facilitators will holistically prepare students in their introductory Fall quarter by addressing key programming (MATLAB) skills in a “learn by doing” format, connecting students to University supports, and building community within the cohort.

    • Time and Location: Mondays (2:10-3pm); Academic Surge 1116
    • Registration: This Connection is for credit and by invitation only. For more information and to obtain the CRN, please contact ech-advising@ucdavis.edu.

     

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  • LGBTQIA+ in Science and Math

    This connection provides a supportive space to meet fellow LGBTQIA+ students interested in STEM, share our experiences, and start building a network of peers and resources to succeed in STEM. We will meet weekly to engage in activities and discussion that support various aspects of self-care and wellness for budding LGBTQIA+ science enthusiasts, and we will work together to develop strategies to be active and successful members of the scientific community. 

    • Time and Location: Mondays (4:10-5pm); 121 Olson
    • Registration for this Connection is now closed

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  • What's Your Story? Creative Writing Connection

    Curious about what kind of story you might tell? Got a story that’s tapping at you to get out? Join this connection and get that story on the page. Open to first year students (with special encouragement for EOP, first generation, undocumented, writers of color, LGBTQIA, and transfer students), this FYAC invites you to come write your story. We’ll meet weekly to discuss stories and figure out what makes us want to read on, then practice applying our findings to our own stories. We’ll draft and share our work, offering supportive feedback to one another. The quarter will culminate in a class reading, during which you will have an opportunity to read part of your story to an audience. You do not need to have any previous creative writing experience to participate in this FYAC, just enthusiasm for practicing creative writing and willingness to share your story!

    Open to all new students

    • Time and Location: Wednesdays (3:10-4:00 pm); 2258 Dutton Hall
    • Registration for this Connection is now closed

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  • Words for the Win

    Are you up for a game? Do you find learning grammar dull? Then Words for the Win is the connection for you! This FYAC is open to all first-year students but will be especially helpful for international students and English Language Learners. We’ll play twists on classic games to help you build your vocabulary, grammar, and communication skills. While we’re playing, we’ll also have conversations about campus and how you can find your place here at UC Davis. Come and join us!

    Open to all new students

    • Time and Location: Mondays (3-4pm); 121 Olson
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  • Healthy Balance

    This Connection will focus on how to fuel your brain and body for campus life through healthy food choices, staying physically active, and balancing academic and social obligations. Through activities and discussions we will explore topics such as Dining Commons Hacks for making healthy choices, how to stay active on and off campus, and tips for maximizing your study efficiency.

    Open to all new students

    • Time and Location: Wednesdays (12-1 PM); 121 Olson
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  • Opportunities in East Asian Studies

    A space for students of any major with a shared interest in East Asia. An opportunity to meet East Asian Studies faculty and hear about their research, courses and topics regarding East Asia.

    Open to all new students

    • Time and Location: Thursdays (12:10-1:00 PM); SocSci 273
    • Register: This Connection is for credit. To join, add this course in ScheduleBuilder during your registration time using CRN: 44464

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  • The One Where You Learn About History

    This FYAC is a space for people with a shared love of history, majors and non-majors alike. Open to all majors offering an opportunity to meet History faculty and grad students who will discuss their research and much more. Students will have an opportunity to hear a different speaker each week and ask questions regarding history, research, and the path that led the speaker to where they are today.

    Open to all new students

    • Time and Location: Mondays (3:10-4:00 PM); SocSci 4217
    • Register: This Connection is for credit. For more information and to obtain the CRN, please contact Chris Doseck (cedoseck@ucdavis.edu).

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  • Non-Science Major Pre-Meds Unite!

    Pre-meds who are also non-sciences majors are encouraged to register for this Connection where we will talk about all things pre-med, making sure you have the resources to navigate this complicated process and succeed at UCD!

    Open to all new students

    • Time and Location: Wednesdays (4:10-5PM); 119 Orchard House 
    • Register: This Connection is for credit. To join, add this course in ScheduleBuilder during your registration time using CRN: 63969

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  • Pre-Veterinary: Path to Success

    Are you interested in working with animals or becoming a veterinarian? Join our Pre-Vet FYAC to learn more about the pathway to veterinary school. You will learn about veterinary school requirements, experiences and resources available to you at UCD. There will be a combination of guest speakers and discussions.

    Open to all new students

    • Time and Location: Mondays (1-3 PM); 119 Health Professions Advising Center (HPAC)
    • Register: his Connection is for credit. To join, add this course in ScheduleBuilder during your registration time using CRN: 40625

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