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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.

  • 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

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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

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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 Christina Halliwell (halliwell@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: Fridays (12-1 PM); 119 Orchard House
    • Register: This Connection is for credit. To join, this course can be added in ScheduleBuilder during your registration time using the course registration number (CRN). The CRN will be released by the end of July, so please check back often and contact aggieconnect@ucdavis.edu to be added to the interest list.

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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: This Connection is for credit. For more information and to obtain the CRN please contact Manisha Lakhotia (mlakh@ucdavis.edu).

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  • Woke Data

    Let's mash data and social justice together while eating cupcakes & other yummy stuff! We'll discuss some examples of people or organizations that meld social justice with data analytics to uncover ways in which we can change our community and the world for the better. Some examples include: data and #metoo, satellite data and human rights, #blacklivesmatter, and cycling advocacy and data. We can also talk about some actions we can take to move social change forward. No data analytics experience needed but staying woke most definitely is needed!

    Open to all new students

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  • Aggies Gone Wild(Life): Opportunities in WFCB

    Join the Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology advising team to learn about opportunities for research, fieldwork, courses within the department, and pathways to vet school. Students will have the opportunity to meet other new first-year and current students in the WFCB major, while also connecting with department faculty and staff.

    Open to all new students

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  • You 'n Research

    This connection helps students in the GDB major find research opportunities. We also do an overview of the program expectations and create networking opportunities for projects.

    Open to GDB practicum majors only

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  • Future Law Students

    The Future Law Students Connection supports students currently exploring or preparing to enter law school. We will discuss campus opportunities and resources that can help UC Davis students be competitive in the application process. Students will craft an action plan as part of the seminar that outlines their path to law school. Open to students of all disciplines interested in a JD degree.

    Open to transfer students only

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