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

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/Location: Thursdays (2:10-3:00pm); Student Community Center Meeting Room E
  • Format: in-person, on-campus
  • Registration (AandPI LLC priority): This Connection is non-credit and open to all new students (first-year freshman, transfer, and international students). Priority is given to AandPIA LLC residents. Register for "AandPI Aggies" in AggieLife. 
  • Questions? Email Christopher Pangelina (cvpangelina@ucdavis.edu)


Bring Your A Game: 7 Habits of the Highly Effective Transfer Student

Bring Your A Game: 7 Habits of the Highly Effective 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 personal goals, and avoid being that transfer student who dreams big but spends valuable time setting vague expectations for their life with no real vision of success. In this seven week connection we will focus on the elements that lead to practical and actionable habits that can be be applied to reaching your goals. 

  • Day/Time/Location: Tuesdays (10:00-10:50AM); 121 Olson Hall
  • Format: in-person, on-campus
  • Registration (transfer only): This Connection is non-credit and exclusive for TRANSFER students. Register for "Bring Your "A" Game" in AggieLife. 


Equipped & Empowered Aggies!

This group is a great first step toward creating a supportive circle of friends and mentors within the larger UC Davis Christian community. Together we'll focus on topics that are important for new college students:
-Successfully using campus resources
-Managing stress
-Cultivating your purpose, motivation, and inspiration
This is a Christian based Aggie Connection where we will watch short videos, engage in discussions, learn from one another and uplift each other. This group will help equip you with tools and a biblical framework to navigate academic and personal challenges and reach your goals with purpose. Most importantly, this experience will add to your amazing and memorable first year at UC Davis. 

  • Day/Time/Location: Thursdays (12:10-1:00PM); 114 South Hall
  • Format: in-person, on-campus
  • Registration: This Connection is non-credit and open to all new students (first-year freshman, transfer, and international students). Register for "Equipped & Empowered Aggies" in AggieLife. 


First-Gen & First to Know: CAES First-Years

If you're a new student and the first in your family to attend college, join this group to connect with fellow first-gen students like yourself. This is an exclusive opportunity for new students in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES). Join the CAES Academic Advisors as we build community and develop strategies for becoming a successful Aggie from the start! We'll cover topics like adjusting to the quarter system, time management, and using resources on campus (both academic and others). 

  • Day/Time/Location: Wednesdays (11:00-11:50AM); 121 Olson Hall
  • Format: in-person, on-campus
  • Registration: This Connection is non-credit and open to all new students (first-year freshman, transfer, and international students). Register for "First-Gen CAES" in AggieLife. 


First-Gen & First to Know: COE First-Years

If you're a new first-year student and the first in your family to attend college, join this group to connect with fellow first-gen students like yourself. This is an exclusive opportunity for new students in the College of Engineering (COE). Join the COE Academic Advisors as we build community, learn how to navigate campus resources (both academic and non-academic), and develop strategies for becoming a successful Aggie from the start! 

  • Day/Time/Location: Wednesdays (12:00-12:50PM); Kemper 1003
  • Format: in-person, on-campus
  • Registration (freshmen only): This Connection is non-credit and exclusive for first-year FRESHMEN. Register for "First-Gen COE" in AggieLife. 


First-Gen & First to Know: L&S Transfers

If you're a transfer student and the first in your family to attend college, join this group to connect with fellow first-gen students like yourself. This is an exclusive opportunity for new transfer students in the College of Letters and Science (L&S). Join the L&S Academic Advisors as we build community and develop strategies for becoming a successful Aggie from the start! We'll cover topics like adjusting to the quarter system, time management, and using resources on campus (both academic and others). 

  • Day/Time/Location: Fridays (11:00-11:50AM); 232 Social Sciences & Humanities
  • Format: in-person, on-campus
  • Registration (transfer only): This Connection is non-credit and exclusive for TRANSFER students. Register for "First-Gen L&S Transfers" in AggieLife. 


Future Black Professionals

Practicing your entrepreneurial skills improves your chances of career success, whether you choose to be an employee or entrepreneur. Over 60% of the Fortune 500 (the US's largest companies) indicated that the ability to think creatively is more important than intelligence. Over 70% of existing organizations cite innovation and "intrapreneurship" as a key factor in their future growth and success. Get these skills on lock, meet administrators and professors invested in your success, and prepare to enter an idea in the Ideas Competition and win $1,000! Entrepreneurship is for everyone. We are all capable. Join us on this journey! We'll walk you through step-by-step.

*This identity-based Connection is a focused experience for first-year undergraduate students of the African diaspora at UC Davis. This group will be hosted in partnership with the "Future Latinx Professionals" group. Throughout the quarter, each group will meet separately on alternating weeks. 

  • Day/Time/Location: Wednesdays (2:10-3:00PM); 1503 Bainer Hall
  • Format: in-person, on-campus, alternating weeks
  • Registration: This Connection is non-credit and open to all new students (first-year freshman, transfer, and international students). Register for "Future Black Professionals" in AggieLife. 
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Week 0 (9/25): No session
Week 1 (10/2): First session - we'll host a joint kick-off meeting between the "Future Black Professionals" and "Future Latinx Professionals" groups
Week 2 (10/9): Future Latinx Professionals
Week 3 (10/16): Future Black Professionals 
Week 4 (10/23): Future Latinx Professionals
Week 5 (10/30): Future Black Professionals
Week 6 (11/6): Future Latinx Professionals
Week 7 (11/13): Future Black Professionals
Week 8 (11/20): Future Latinx Professionals
Week 9 (11/27): Future Black Professionals
Week 10 (12/4): last session - we'll host a final combined meeting between the "Future Black Professionals" and "Future Latinx Professionals" groups


Future Educators: School of Education Network

Do you like helping others and having a positive impact in your community? Maybe you're an older sibling or have experience in childcare, tutoring, or student leadership? If so, a future career in Education may be for you! 

The UC Davis School of Education is preparing the best education leaders, researchers, and teachers in the country. As you begin your UC Davis journey, you can educate yourself about the School of Education community, the undergraduate minor, and their academic/professional development programs (teaching credential, PhD, EdD). Hear from School of Ed. faculty and graduate students about their research centers and projects, reflect on your own educational journey, and start scripting options for your major and career pathway. You'll also learn about high paying on campus jobs for undergraduate students, like tutoring, that will earn you money now and help prepare you for a future career in Education. Together we'll form a small community of new students just like yourself who understand the power of knowledge and the promise of education.

  • Day/Time/Location: Thursdays (4:10-5:00pm); 121 Olson Hall
  • Format: in-person, on-campus
  • Registration: This Connection is non-credit and open to all new students (first-year freshman, transfer, and international students). Register for "Future Educators" in AggieLife.


Future Latinx Professionals

Practicing your entrepreneurial skills improves your chances of career success, whether you choose to be an employee or entrepreneur. Over 60% of the Fortune 500 (the US's largest companies) indicated that the ability to think creatively is more important than intelligence. Over 70% of existing organizations cite innovation and "intrapreneurship" as a key factor in their future growth and success. Get these skills on lock, meet administrators and professors invested in your success, and prepare to enter an idea in the Ideas Competition and win $1,000! Entrepreneurship is for everyone. We are all capable. Join us on this journey! We'll walk you through step-by-step.

*This identity-based Connection is a focused experience for first-year undergraduate Latinx students at UC Davis. This group will be hosted in partnership with the "Future Black Professionals" group. Throughout the quarter, each group will meet separately on alternating weeks. 

  • Day/Time/Location: Wednesdays (2:10-3:00PM); 1503 Bainer Hall
  • Format: in-person, on-campus, alternating weeks
  • Registration: This Connection is non-credit and open to all new students (first-year freshman, transfer, and international students). Register for "Future Latinx Professionals" in AggieLife. 
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Week 0 (9/25): No session
Week 1 (10/2): First session - we'll host a joint kick-off meeting between the "Future Black Professionals" and "Future Latinx Professionals" groups
Week 2 (10/9): Future Latinx Professionals
Week 3 (10/16): Future Black Professionals 
Week 4 (10/23): Future Latinx Professionals
Week 5 (10/30): Future Black Professionals
Week 6 (11/6): Future Latinx Professionals
Week 7 (11/13): Future Black Professionals
Week 8 (11/20): Future Latinx Professionals
Week 9 (11/27): Future Black Professionals
Week 10 (12/4): last session - we'll host a final combined meeting between the "Future Black Professionals" and "Future Latinx Professionals" groups


Gals and Pals in Engineering

[Gender and Engineering Identity]

Become the engineer you imagined yourself to be! Build your social capital in engineering by finding your circle of friends, mentors, and allies in this first-year aggie connection. We will help you create a sense of belonging as a woman engineer while learning about and finding potential solutions to challenges facing women engineers along the way. Join our weekly study nights and work on your science and engineering courses together! We hope this Aggie Connection experience will help you become a better and more confident woman engineer.

  • Day/Time/Location: TBD
  • Format: in-person, on-campus
  • Registration (coming soon): This Connection is for-credit and open to all new students (first-year freshman, transfer, and international students). Registration coming soon (CRN TBD). To express interest and join the waitlist, email aggieconnect@ucdavis.edu.