Register for a Connection

Connections in this category are your introduction to campus groups for shared interests and backgrounds. Learn more about each below and follow the instructions under each Connection to register.

AandPI Aggies (AandPIA LLC & SAandPIRI FYAC)

This Connection is affiliated with the Asian and Pacific Islander Aggies (AandPIA) Living Learning Community and the Strategic Asian and Pacific Islander Retention Initiative (SAandPIRI). This LLC is a space for those interested in Asian American & Pacific Islander culture, history, and community to live and learn together. Participants in this FYAC will have the opportunity to learn about campus resources; meet AandPI community members including faculty and staff; and is designed to assist new Aggies with their transition to UC Davis. This FYAC is open to all students who identify with or who are interested in learning more about the Asian American & Pacific Islander community. First priority to register for this Connection is given to AandPIA LLC residents. All other interested first-year students will be considered if space remains during open registration.

  • Day & Time: Thursdays (4:10-5:00pm); SCC, Meeting Room E (pending)
  • Format: This Connection will be hosted in-person, on-campus
  • Registration (APACH LCC priority): This Connection is not for credit and first priority to register is given to APACH LLC residents. All other interested first-year students will be considered if space remains during open registration. Register for "AandPI Aggie" in AggieLife.
  • Questions? Email Kat Parpana (kjparpana@ucdavis.edu)


Declutter Your Space, Declutter Your Mind

A clean and organized space can help put your mind at ease. Set yourself up for success by learning the practice of setting up your physical and digital spaces in ways that work better for you. One of the greatest academic perks of being physically organized is better time management. We'll share stunning transformations (before & afters), practice our own transformations, and share useful tools and resources. This group is facilitated by an expert organizer and former employee of the Container Store, and 24/7 neat freak. Open to all levels - whether you need a boost or are currently in shambles. STEP students only.

  • Day & Time: Wednesdays (3:10-4:00pm), 121 Olson Hall
  • Format: This Connection will be hosted in-person, on-campus
  • Registration (STEP only): This Connection is not for credit and exclusively reserved for first-year STEP students. Register for "Declutter Your Space" in AggieLife.

     


MENASA Identity and Academic Success

"MENASA Identity and Academic Success" is a First Year Aggie Connection 1-unit PASS/NO PASS seminar that supports the success of first-year students of Middle Eastern, North African, and South Asian backgrounds at UC Davis. While this seminar is aimed at supporting students living in the MENASA Living Learning Community, all are welcome to participate. This course will help newly admitted students (first years and transfers) to transition to campus life by building connections with each other through the exploration of on-campus resources. Students will connect with staff, faculty, and student leaders to build their network of support, learn about the UC Davis community, and the specialized support resources available to them on campus. Through the course, we will also explore our personal stories, hear from guest speakers, and create a plan of action for finding community and identify how to be successful academically and socially.

  • Day & Time: Tuesdays (3:10-4:00pm); Student Community Center, Meeting Room E
  • Format: This Connection will be hosted in-person, on-campus
  • Registration (MENASA LCC priority): This Connection is for credit (1 unit P/NP) and first priority to register is given to MENASA LLC residents. All other interested first-year students will be considered if space remains during open registration. Register for "MENASA Identity & Academic Success" in ScheduleBuilder during your passtime (CRN 41562). 
  • Questions? Email Affaf Waseem (awaseem@ucdavis.edu)


Pasifika Footprint

This Connection is affiliated with the Strategic Asian and Pacific Islander Retention Initiative (SAandPIRI). SAandPIRI is dedicated to the academic, personal, and professional success of all UC Davis students who identify with the Asian and Pacific Islander community. This FYAC is open to all students who identify with or who are interested in learning more about the Pacific Islander Community. Participants will have the opportunity to create lifelong friendships, while partaking in community social activities, personal development workshops, and cultural events relevant to the Pacific Islander culture and identity. First priority to register for this Connection is given to UCD Pacific Islander Leaders of Tomorrow (PILOT) alumni. All other interested first-year students will be considered if space remains during open registration.

  • Day & Time: Lecture - Wednesdays (5:10-6:00pm) [optional discussion (6:00-6:30pm)]; SCC Meeting Room E
  • Format: This Connection will be hosted in-person, on-campus
  • Eligibility (PILOT priority): This Connection is not for credit and first priority to register is given to UCD Pacific Islander Leaders of Tomorrow (PILOT) alumni. All other interested first-year students will be considered if space remains during open registration.
  • Registration: To express interest and register for "Pasifika Footprint," please email Kat Parpana (kjparpana@ucdavis.edu)