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Fall 2018 Connections

Your transition to life as a UC Davis student might seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. There’s an easy way to connect with other first-year students and peer mentors. It’s called First-Year Aggie Connections (FYAC), and it’s just for you! Each Connection has a limit of 25 students, so don't forget to register for a First-Year Aggie Connection. Connections are grouped into categories based on shared interest or theme. Check out the categories below!

Note: Click on a Connection name to see details.

 

#aggie101: Your Guide to UC Davis

Are you ready to connect but not sure where to start? These Connections are perfect for you!
  • A Whole New World: UC Davis Through the Disney Eye - Open to all new students
  • Ahhh, Salam and Welcome to Agri(culture)bah! Legend says, if you rub the lamp, you may find your way around campus! Join us as we learn the ways of the streetrat, confidently and cleverly understanding the resources available to you, no guards to run from either! The road to the palace of college success is not a far one, just one jump ahead, and that’s no joke! Genie may not be there to have your back, but this connection will certainly show you how to ride your carpet into a whole new world on campus!

    Time and Location: Tuesdays, 7:10-8:00; 121 Olson
    First Meeting: 10/02

    This Connection is not for credit. To register, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=41388

  • AB540; Undocuhacks: Finding Community and Success - Open to all new students
  • Navigating a new college campus can be intimidating for many of us. Our ultimate goal is to help facilitate this new transition by building a strong community for new undocumented students on campus. Additionally, we will work on creating a sense of pride in our own individual and collective identities as successful undocuscholars! Begin your college experience on the right foot. Together we can thrive!

    Time and Location: Thursdays, 10:00-10:50AM; 127 South Hall
    First Meeting: 09/27

    This Connection is not for credit. To register, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=39168

  • Aggies In Motion – FULL
  • Exercise is an effective way to release stress and improve one's overall health. The goal of this FYAC is to connect students who enjoy running or jogging outdoors. In our meetings, students will have the opportunity to discuss critical and practical issues about life at UC Davis. Then we will explore some of the many beautiful areas in and around campus. Each meeting we may try a new walking path or trail, and students can jog or run at their own pace. No previous running experience is necessary, just a love of nature and a desire to move.

    Time & Location: Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm; 127 South Hall
    First meeting: 09/26
    This connection is not for credit.
    Registration for this Connection is for a spot on the wait list only. Your position on the wait list is queued based on the date and time you submit your wait list registration. Students will be added from the wait list in this order. If a space becomes available you will be contacted by First-Year Aggie Connections to confirm your official registration. Questions? Email: Aggieconnect@ucdavis.edu
    To be added to the waitlist, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=41630

  • Finding Balance - Open to transfer students only
  • One of the keys to success in academics and life is finding balance between school, work and play. The topic is of particular importance to transfer students. Over the past 10 years I have worked with over 20 transfer students in my neuroscience research laboratory and have come to appreciate their challenges. All of my students have been either pre-medical or pre-graduate and it has been critical for them to maintain their grades and balance their extracurricular activities to develop competitive applications. At the same time they have needed to establish and maintain a life outside of school and work. In fact networking with their peers has been particularly difficult for many of them, yet a key aspect to their success. As transfer students you are moving into a new environment, with new people and a new pace of school with the quarter system. Many of you will also be holding down part-time jobs. Understanding the challenges and developing a routine is critical to your achievement here at UC Davis.Over the course of the quarter we will focus on topics related to finding and establishing balance in daily life to enhance and enrich the UC Davis experience.

    Time and Location: Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00PM; 121 Olson Hall
    First Meeting: 09/26

    This Connection is not for credit. To register, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=39227

  • International Davis! - FULL
  • Do you want to make friends with people from all over the globe? Do you want experience the food, music, and films of other countries? Would you like to study abroad? Learn about ways to prepare for a career in International Affairs? You may have come to a university in a small town but it has a big international community! Come learn more about it! We’ll introduce you to campus resources like Study Abroad, Internship and Career Center for international internships or domestic internships that give you relevant experience if you have a professional interest in international affairs. We’ll learn about student organizations that are internationally and culturally centered and discover how to best network with international students through Global Ambassadors and the PAL program. Whether your interest in international affairs is professionally or personally driven we will explore resources to get you started in internationalizing your UC Davis!

    Time and Location: Tuesdays, 10:00-10:50AM; 693 Kerr Hall
    First Meeting: 10/2

    This Connection is not for credit.
    Registration for this Connection is for a spot on the wait list only. Your position on the wait list is queued based on the date and time you submit your wait list registration. Students will be added from the wait list in this order. If a space becomes available you will be contacted by First-Year Aggie Connections to confirm your official registration. Questions? Email: Aggieconnect@ucdavis.edu
    To be added to the waitlist, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=40370

  • Mindfulness and Meditation with Koru Mindfulness - FULL
  • Is starting college stressing you out? Do you think stress might prevent you from making the most out of your time at UC Davis? If so, join the Mindful Aggie Connection!
    Together, we will explore mindfulness-based stress management skills tailored to your needs. Over the course of 6 weeks, 75-minute sessions will offer you a safe space to 1) bond with like-minded peers over your day-to-day challenges 2) practice daily mindfulness exercises and meditation 3) learn tips on how to make the most out of your college life... and beyond.
    Designed at Duke University in 2013, the evidence-based Koru Mindfulness curriculum is currently taught both nationally and internationally. For more information, please visit: http://korumindfulness.org/
    Time and Location:
    Section 1: Mondays, 12:00-1:30PM; 121 Olson Hall
    Section 2: Fridays, 12:00-1:30PM; 121 Olson Hall
    First Meeting:
    Section 1: 10/1
    Section 2: 09/28
    These Connections are not for credit.
    Registration for this Connection (both sections) is for a spot on the wait list only. Your position on the wait list is queued based on the date and time you submit your wait list registration. Students will be added from the wait list in this order. If a space becomes available you will be contacted by First-Year Aggie Connections to confirm your official registration. Questions? Email:Aggieconnect@ucdavis.edu
    To be added to the waitlist, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=40373
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=40374

  • The Course Awakens: Star Wars and Choice - Open to all new students
  • Listen up you scruffy looking nerf-herders- This Connection is about the choices made by the Star Wars characters, choices you make, and the impact on your academic life. Did you choose to get a high grade by working for it …or was it your destiny? The path to success in college is not always the easy one and it always begins with training. (You must be a Padawan before you can be Master). Just as Yoda trained Luke, you too must find the pathway.

    Time and Location: Wednesdays, 4:10-5:00PM; 273 Social Science & Humanities Building (Death Star)
    First Meeting: 09/26

    This Connection will meet the following days: 09/26, 10/03, 10/31, 11/07, 11/28, & 12/5
    This Connection is not for credit. To register, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=39169

  • Wellness Matters: The 8 Dimensions of Wellness - FULL
  • The guise of our section would be 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.

    Time and Location: Tuesdays, 3:10-4:00PM; Activities & Recreation Center (ARC)
    First Meeting: 10/02

    This Connection is not for credit.
    Registration for this Connection is for a spot on the wait list only. Your position on the wait list is queued based on the date and time you submit your wait list registration. Students will be added from the wait list in this order. If a space becomes available you will be contacted by First-Year Aggie Connections to confirm your official registration. Questions? Email: Aggieconnect@ucdavis.edu
    To be added to the waitlist, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=41212

 

#ArtMusicCulture: Your Artistic and Cultural Interests


Art is your aesthetic, and music is your muse. Now is the time to express yourself.
  • Spoken World Storytelling - Open to all new students
  • Got a story to tell? Have you traveled and met people? Do you have an ear for other people’s stories? We will seek connection within our diverse university community through the art of storytelling. This First Year Aggie Connection will teach you how to tell a personal story in front of a live audience. We will cover storytelling basics and not-so-basics, including how to hook an audience, building interest and suspense, techniques for adding color, humor, and pathos, and delivering a powerful ending. We’ll also talk about what it’s like to perform in front of a live audience, and provide tools and advice for storytelling like a champ while having fun. We expect that you will feel energized by your connection with the audience, and supported by fellow storytellers. We will work towards the goal of telling our UC Davis stories at a Spoken World Story Jam event during International Week.

    Time and Location: Thursdays, 3:10-4:00PM; International Center 2119
    First Meeting: 09/27

    This Connection is not for credit. To register, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=39166

  • Telling your Story Through Photography - FULL
  • Are you looking for a way to express yourself and do you enjoy taking pictures? Come meet other Aggies who are also interested in photography, whether on a phone or with a DSLR, as we tell our UC Davis story each week. No experience needed; all are welcome!

    Time and Location: Wednesdays, 3:10-4:00PM; Olive Main
    First Meeting: 09/26

    This Connection is not for credit.
    Registration for this Connection is for a spot on the wait list only. Your position on the wait list is queued based on the date and time you submit your wait list registration. Students will be added from the wait list in this order. If a space becomes available you will be contacted by First-Year Aggie Connections to confirm your official registration. Questions? Email: Aggieconnect@ucdavis.edu
    To be added to the waitlist, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=41211

  • What's Your Story? Creative Writing Connection - FULL
  • 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!

    Time and Location: Fridays, 2:00-3:00PM; Writing Studio
    First Meeting: 09/28

    This Connection is not for credit.
    Registration for this Connection is for a spot on the wait list only. Your position on the wait list is queued based on the date and time you submit your wait list registration. Students will be added from the wait list in this order. If a space becomes available you will be contacted by First-Year Aggie Connections to confirm your official registration. Questions? Email: Aggieconnect@ucdavis.edu
    To be added to the waitlist, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=41680


 

 

 

#braingains: Your Academics

To you, UC Davis isn’t merely a school. It’s a gym for your brain, and you’re ready to get swole.
  • Academic Assistance & Tutoring: Math Support (MATB & MATD)
  • All UC Davis students can be successful in math, regardless of previous experience. No matter what the math placement score or previous math course work, there is a place to start on the path to thrive in calculus, stats, and STEM+. These classes are for motivated students to create or build on a solid foundation.

    These Connections are for credit. For more information on how to join, follow the link below:
    http://success.ucdavis.edu/services/mathematics.html#pre-classes
  • Aggies Gone Wild(life): Opportunities in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology - Open to all new students
  • 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 new first year and current students in the WFCB major, while also connecting with department faculty and staff.
    Time and Location: Tuesdays, 2:10-3pm; 4206 Meyer Hall
    First Meeting: 10/2

    This Connection is not for credit. To register, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=41595
  • College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences First Year Students: It’s more than just farming - FULL
  • A way to bring together students in the College of Ag yet continuing to keep the curriculum general and related to transitioning.

    Time and Location: Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00PM; 121 Olson Hall
    First Meeting: 09/26

    This Connection is not for credit.
    Registration for this Connection is for a spot on the wait list only. Your position on the wait list is queued based on the date and time you submit your wait list registration. Students will be added from the wait list in this order. If a space becomes available you will be contacted by First-Year Aggie Connections to confirm your official registration. Questions? Email: Aggieconnect@ucdavis.edu
    To be added to the waitlist, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=40400

  • Exploring Careers in the Medical Field – FULL
  • This seminar will allow students on the pre-health path to come together and explore the many options in healthcare. We will host guest speakers from different medical fields, advisors and more. This will be a safe place to bring all of your questions!

    Time and Location: Tuesdays at 11:00-11:50AM; 119 Orchard House (1090 Orchard Road)
    First Meeting: 10/02
    This Connection is not for credit.
    Registration for this Connection is for a spot on the wait list only. Your position on the wait list is queued based on the date and time you submit your wait list registration. Students will be added from the wait list in this order. If a space becomes available you will be contacted by First-Year Aggie Connections to confirm your official registration. Questions? Email: Aggieconnect@ucdavis.edu
    To be added to the waitlist, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=41625

  • Foundations of University Success for International Students – open to all new students
  • Foundations of University Success for International Students is a three part series offered by the School of Education and designed specifically to identify and address the tools international undergraduate students will need to succeed at UC Davis. Fall quarter (EDU 198): "Introduction to the University System" is an introduction to resources supporting first year student academic success and transition to a tier one research university.

    Time & Location: Multiple sections offered
    For more information and instructions on how to register visit the link below:
    https://siss.ucdavis.edu/students/newly-admitted-students/success.html
    Questions? Please contact the Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) at sissconnect@ucdavis.edu.

  • Future Grad Students - Open to transfer students only
  • The Future Grad Students Connection supports students currently exploring or preparing to enter graduate 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 graduate school. Open to students of all disciplines interested in a Masters or Ph.D.

    Time and Location: Thursdays, 10:00-11:50AM; 121 Olson Hall
    First Meeting: 09/27

    This Connection is for credit. To join, add this course in ScheduleBuilder during your registration time using CRN: 20528.

  • Opportunities in East Asian Studies - Open to all new students
  • 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.

    Time and Location: Thursdays, 12:10-1:00PM; 273 Social Science & Humanities Building
    First Meeting: 10/01

    This Connection is for credit. To join, add this course in ScheduleBuilder during your registration time using CRN: 24299.

  • The One Where You Learn About History - Open to all new students
  • 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.

    Time and Location: Mondays, 3:10-4:00PM; 4217 Social Science & Humanities Building
    First Meeting: 10/01

    This Connection is not for credit. To register, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=39165

  • Pathway to Medicine – FULL
  • The Pathway to Medicine seminar allows students on the pre-medical path to join forces to discuss important topics in healthcare. We will host guest speakers from the medical field, third year pre-med students, advisors and more. Tips on time management, study strategies, creating application timelines, and finding experiences will be shared. This will be a safe place to bring all of your questions!

    Time and Location: Mondays, 11:00AM-12:00PM; 119 Orchard House (1090 Orchard Road)
    First Meeting: 10/01
    This Connection is not for credit.
    Registration for this Connection is for a spot on the wait list only. Your position on the wait list is queued based on the date and time you submit your wait list registration. Students will be added from the wait list in this order. If a space becomes available you will be contacted by First-Year Aggie Connections to confirm your official registration. Questions? Email: Aggieconnect@ucdavis.edu
    To be added to the waitlist, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=40371

  • We Search Research: Connecting to Research in BioSci - FULL
  • As a leading research university, UC Davis has a myriad of faculty engaged in research which is a great opportunity for undergraduates! If you are interested in joining in their research pursuits, it will be up to you to get the ball rolling. This can be a daunting task for those who do not know where to begin. This connection is designed to give you the tools and resources necessary in jump starting your research journey in the biological sciences and prepare you for what to expect!

    Time and Location: Tuesdays, 3:00-3:50PM; 121 Olson Hall
    First Meeting: 10/02
    This connection is not for credit.
    Registration for this Connection is for a spot on the wait list only. Your position on the wait list is queued based on the date and time you submit your wait list registration. Students will be added from the wait list in this order. If a space becomes available you will be contacted by First-Year Aggie Connections to confirm your official registration. Questions? Email: Aggieconnect@ucdavis.edu
    To be added to the waitlist, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=41626

 

#identity: Your Personal Identity

You are uniquely you, but that doesn’t mean you’re alone. Community matters. Find yours here.
  • Academic Success Strategies for Reentry Students – Open to reentry students by invitation only
  • Strategies for Academic Success for Reentry Students is a 2-unit PASS/NO PASS class. This seminar is designed specifically for our non-traditional students and is meant to help them transition and connect to the UC Davis campus and community. The transition from community college to a research university can seem daunting. This seminar is designed to help students manage that transition.

    This seminar is for credit and by invitation only. For more information contact Victor Garcia at vmgarcia@ucdavis.edu
  • Being a Muslim Aggie: Find Your Community
  • This Connection is a 1-unit PASS/NO Pass class and is intended to bring together newly admitted Muslim freshman and transfer students at UC Davis, as well as connecting students with staff and faculty who self-identify as Muslim themselves. It explores how to be a successful Muslim Aggie and provides students with the space and opportunity to discuss, in a safe and nurturing environment, how your Muslim identity shapes the college experience. It will connect students to people across campus, along with helping students gain knowledge about university resources to assist with any academic challenges. The goal is to leave the connection prepared to be strong role models in the community and to succeed both academically and socially at a research university.

    Time and Location: Wednesdays, 4:10-5:00PM; 2234 Social Science & Humanities Building
    First Meeting: 09/26

    This Connection is for credit. To join, add this course in ScheduleBuilder during your registration time using CRN: 31486.

  • Black Girls Rock – Open to all new students
  • Black Girls Rock will provide women who identify with the African Diaspora, with academic, social, personal, and spiritual support. Facilitators will guide the students through transitional topics with creativity and thoughtfulness. Students will leave the connection prepared to be strong role models in the community and be prepared to succeed both academically and social.

    Time and Location: Fridays, 10:00-10:50AM; 114 South Hall
    First Meeting: 09/28

    This Connection is not for credit. To register, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=40345

  • Center for African Diaspora Student Success Seminar - Open to all new students
  • This course blends retention data in higher education with academic strategies to assist first-year African diaspora students in the transition to UC Davis. The course will explore campus culture at a predominantly white research university, racial identity development, academic readiness and skill assessment, and personal responsibility and accountability. In addition, students will learn about campus resources for career and major decision making, internship opportunities, research programs, and leadership development.

    Time and Location: Wednesdays, 10:00-11:50AM; 270 South Silo
    First Meeting: 09/26

    This Connection is for credit. To join, add this course in ScheduleBuilder during your registration time using CRN: 20462.

  • Don't Be THAT Transfer Student - Open to transfer students only
  • 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.

    Time and Location: Wednesdays, 10:00-11:50AM; 121 Olson Hall
    First Meeting: 09/26

    This Connection is for credit. To join, add this course in ScheduleBuilder during your registration time using CRN: 20616.

  • LGBTQIA+ - Open to all new students
  • This Connection is coming together of its own free will, an intentional community, and a family to celebrate and share our lived experiences as college students who identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual community.

    Time and Location: Tuesdays, 3:10-4:00PM; Segundo Service Center Recreation Room
    First Meeting: 10/02

    This Connection is not for credit. To register, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=39147

  • Strategies for Academic Success for Student Veterans - Open to all new student veterans
  • The course is both didactic and experiential. It is designed to provide a deeper understanding of the role of a research university and academic culture. Students will sharpen critical thinking, reading and writing skills, as well as strategies to cultivate relationship with faculty and other students. Students will refine their strategies for goal setting, time management, and academic planning, while being introduced to campus resources and opportunities beyond the classroom. Students will also prepare themselves for post graduation in job placement prep or graduate school prep. Information will be shared through lectures, reading, discussion and group exercises.

    Time and Location: Mondays, 10:00-11:50AM; 121 Olson Hall
    First Meeting: 10/1

    This Connection is by invitation only, for more information please email Earl Raehsler at elraehsler@ucdavis.edu.

  • Women’s Wellness: Finding your way at UC Davis - FULL
  • This connection is intended to be a space for individuals who identify as women to focus on self-care and wellness during their transition to the University. Weekly we will engage in different activities that support various aspects of wellness and explore ways to stay balanced during the transition to UC Davis.

    Time and Location: Fridays, 10:00-10:50AM; Olive Main
    First Meeting: 09/28

    This Connection is not for credit.
    Registration for this Connection is for a spot on the wait list only. Your position on the wait list is queued based on the date and time you submit your wait list registration. Students will be added from the wait list in this order. If a space becomes available you will be contacted by First-Year Aggie Connections to confirm your official registration. Questions? Email: Aggieconnect@ucdavis.edu
    To be added to the waitlist, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=40368

 

#staywoke: Your Social Justice Interests

Social justice isn’t just a concept, it’s your passion. Be a changemaker, and be the difference.
  • Art as Activism - Open to all new students
  • Participants in this connection will be able to explore issues of social justice education and inclusion through creative arts.

    Time and Location: Tuesdays 2:10-3:00pm; SSC Rec Room
    First Meeting: 10/02

    This connection is not for credit. To register, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=39255

  • Stab the Patriarchy: Dismantling Oppression through Needle Crafts - FULL
  • Meet other Aggies who are interested in manifesting social justice and exploring knitting/crochet/cross-stitch/embroidery. We will practice subversive needlepoint and craftivism each week while learning more about social justice concepts along the way. No experience necessary! Come join the movement.

    Time and Location: Mondays, 3:10-4:00PM; Olive Main
    First Meeting: 10/01

    This Connection is not for credit.
    Registration for this Connection is for a spot on the wait list only. Your position on the wait list is queued based on the date and time you submit your wait list registration. Students will be added from the wait list in this order. If a space becomes available you will be contacted by First-Year Aggie Connections to confirm your official registration. Questions? Email: Aggieconnect@ucdavis.edu
    To be added to the waitlist, follow the link below: https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=41793

  • Woke Data - FULL
  • 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!

    Time and Location: Mondays, 3:00-4:00PM; Data Science Initiative, Shields Library Room 360
    First Meeting: 10/01

    This Connection is not for credit.
    Registration for this Connection is for a spot on the wait list only. Your position on the wait list is queued based on the date and time you submit your wait list registration. Students will be added from the wait list in this order. If a space becomes available you will be contacted by First-Year Aggie Connections to confirm your official registration. Questions? Email: Aggieconnect@ucdavis.edu
    To be added to the waitlist, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=41627


 

 

 

#thrive: Your Personal and Professional Development

You’re not here just to survive college. You’re here to thrive! It’s time to make your mark at UC Davis.
  • Adulting: all day everyday - FULL
  • Adulting is hard - especially when so much is changing around you! Come learn a variety of adulting skills to ensure your success at UC Davis and beyond. We will focus on growth in areas of time management, money management, sending well-written and appropriate emails, developing resumes and cover letters, establishing boundaries, and much more. This connection will offer a well-rounded experience as you continue adulting at Davis.

    Time and Location: Thursdays, 10:00-10:50AM; Olive Main
    First Meeting: 09/27

    This Connection is not for credit.
    Registration for this Connection is for a spot on the wait list only. Your position on the wait list is queued based on the date and time you submit your wait list registration. Students will be added from the wait list in this order. If a space becomes available you will be contacted by First-Year Aggie Connections to confirm your official registration. Questions? Email: Aggieconnect@ucdavis.edu
    To be added to the waitlist, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=40353

  • Aggie Advocates – FULL
  • Interested in a helping profession such as psychology? Want to hone your helping skills as a mentor and advocate for fellow students? Peer Advocates belong to a mentorship circle of about 8 students interested in helping peers and acquiring a better understanding of campus resources, including mental health resources. Training includes QPR certification to help reduce the risk of suicide among peers. Peer Advocates are a select group of students interested in applying mentorship skills beyond the first year in order to help subsequent first-year students connect to the best resources. Enrollment is capped at 10 students this fall.

    Time and Location: Tuesdays, 4:10-5:00PM; 132 North Hall
    First Meeting: 10/02

    This Connection is not for credit.
    Registration for this Connection is for a spot on the wait list only. Your position on the wait list is queued based on the date and time you submit your wait list registration. Students will be added from the wait list in this order. If a space becomes available you will be contacted by First-Year Aggie Connections to confirm your official registration. Questions? Email: Aggieconnect@ucdavis.edu
    To be added to the waitlist, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=40363

  • Aggie Police Community Academy - Open to all new students
  • Our purpose is to reach out to our Aggie community. This connection helps build a bridge between students and police, and serves as an introduction to UC Davis Police Department Services. Topics will include Community Based Policing, evidence collection, K-9, Impact Teen Driving, and more. Come meet K-9 Officer Charlie, be introduced to the UC Davis Police Department team, and even take a tour of the Coroner’s Office.

    Time and Location: Wednesdays 2:00-3:30PM; UC Police Station - Training Room
    First Meeting: 10/03

    This Connection is for credit. To join, add this course in ScheduleBuilder during your registration time using CRN: 40338.

  • Aggie Traditions - FULL
  • 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 could earn a medal? Aggie Traditions, one of Davis’ best-kept secrets, is a compilation of 50 fun and unique 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 and work towards earning their medal!

    Time and Location: Fridays, 1:10-2:00PM; Olive Main
    First Meeting: 09/28

    This Connection is not for credit.
    Registration for this Connection is for a spot on the wait list only. Your position on the wait list is queued based on the date and time you submit your wait list registration. Students will be added from the wait list in this order. If a space becomes available you will be contacted by First-Year Aggie Connections to confirm your official registration. Questions? Email: Aggieconnect@ucdavis.edu
    To be added to the waitlist, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=40352

  • Backing Out Before Blacking Out: How to Safely Navigate the Social Scene -  Open to all new students
  • Are you curious about what the social scene is like at UC Davis and how to have fun without drinking? In this Connection we'll talk about what "partying" means to you, and how to have fun without getting "blacked out." Come learn everything you ever wanted to know about the impacts of alcohol, weed, and other drugs but were too afraid to ask. Gain knowledge to help friends who you’re worried may have a problem. This Connection is a partnership hosted by Student Health & Counseling Services and the Aggie RISE collegiate recovery program. 
    Time and Location: Fridays, 3-4PM;
    Student Health & Counseling Services Admin Conference Room C (3rd floor)
    First Meeting: 09/28

    This Connection is for credit. To join, add this course in ScheduleBuilder during your registration time using
    CRN:
    40370
  • Beginner’s Yoga: Yoga-na love it - FULL
  • This connection will be an introductory experience to yoga for new practitioners. All interested individuals are encouraged to join if they have an interest in exploring yoga practice, regardless of whether they have never done it before, or think that for whatever reason yoga is not for them. We will cover the basics of a yoga class with opportunities for more experienced students to challenge themselves at their own pace.

    -Come dressed in comfortable, reasonably loose or stretchy clothing (something that will allow you to move around easily)
    -We have some yoga mats available for use. If you have your own you are welcome to bring it.
    -We do not have blocks, straps, bolsters, etc at this time. These items are not required but if you like to use them & have them you should bring your own.
    -You are encouraged to bring a water bottle, Olive Main lounge does not have a hydration station (though the buildings nearby do).
    -Some people like to bring a towel to lay over their mat for added padding, grip, or personal comfort, you are welcome to do so.
    -You may get somewhat sweaty during class. Generally not drenched in sweat but building up heat in the body is part of the process. Some people like to bring a hand towel to dry hands during poses, or to wipe their faces, etc.
    Time and Location: Thursdays, 11:00-11:50AM; Olive Main
    First Meeting: 09/27
    This Connection is not for credit.
    Registration for this Connection is for a spot on the wait list only. Your position on the wait list is queued based on the date and time you submit your wait list registration. Students will be added from the wait list in this order. If a space becomes available you will be contacted by First-Year Aggie Connections to confirm your official registration. Questions? Email: Aggieconnect@ucdavis.edu
    To be added to the waitlist, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=40354

  • Bring Your A Game: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective College Students – FULL
  • The 7 habits of highly effective college students - Through this connection, students will develop and enhance the skills and strategies needed to succeed in college and that are critical for personal and professional development. This connection creates opportunities for students to examine skills and areas for potential growth, understand and access resources, develop and refine strategies, and self-advocate and promote their own success.

    Time and Location: Wednesdays, 11:00-11:50AM; Kemper 1127
    First Meeting: 09/26

    This Connection is not for credit.
    Registration for this Connection is for a spot on the wait list only. Your position on the wait list is queued based on the date and time you submit your wait list registration. Students will be added from the wait list in this order. If a space becomes available you will be contacted by First-Year Aggie Connections to confirm your official registration. Questions? Email: Aggieconnect@ucdavis.edu
    To be added to the waitlist, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=41210

  • Career Talk Over Tea & Tacos - Open to freshmen students only
  • Join us to connect and create career possibilities while we enjoy some tea and mini tacos! This group is intended for “Undeclared” incoming freshmen interested in proactively taking next steps to explore career interests. In this Connection, you will convene as a group to connect the dots of your individual stories and uncover your values, interests, and skills and the relevance of these to various career and major options. You will also find and create opportunities to explore and expand your interests as it pertains to career. Through a series of workshops, group activities, and discussions, you will learn about resources and develop skills and strategies for goal setting, the job search, professional development, and career exploration.

    Time and Location: Thursdays, 4:00-4:50PM; 121 Olson Hall
    First Meeting: 09/27

    This Connection is not for credit. To register, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=39167

  • Designing Your Davis: Maximizing Your First-Year Experience - FULL
  • You are the designer and driver of your college success! What do you want out of UC Davis? Modeled on the Life Design Lab at Stanford University, this connection helps you design your time at Davis, to help you maximize your experience and potential. Using design thinking and tools, each week you will be designing an aspect of your college experience and answering BIG questions around your purpose and your plan. Our seminar will include a combination of individual work, group discussion, and in-class activities. You will also receive personal coaching sessions, as a complement to the seminar.

    Time and Location: Wednesdays, 3:10-4:00PM; 114 South Hall
    First Meeting: 09/26

    This Connection is not for credit.
    Registration for this Connection is for a spot on the wait list only. Your position on the wait list is queued based on the date and time you submit your wait list registration. Students will be added from the wait list in this order. If a space becomes available you will be contacted by First-Year Aggie Connections to confirm your official registration. Questions? Email: Aggieconnect@ucdavis.edu
    To be added to the waitlist, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=40372

  • Designing Your Davis: Maximizing Your Transfer Experience - FULL
  • You are the driver and designer of your college success! What do you want out of UC Davis? Modeled on the Life Design Lab at Stanford University, this connection helps you design your time at Davis, to help you maximize your experience and potential. Using design thinking and tools, each week you will be designing an aspect of your college experience and answering BIG questions around your purpose and your plan. Our seminar will include a combination of individual work, group discussion, and in-class activities. You will also receive personal coaching sessions, as a complement to the seminar.

    Time and Location: Thursdays, 3:10-4:00PM; 114 South Hall
    First Meeting: 09/27

    This Connection is not for credit.
    Registration for this Connection is for a spot on the wait list only. Your position on the wait list is queued based on the date and time you submit your wait list registration. Students will be added from the wait list in this order. If a space becomes available you will be contacted by First-Year Aggie Connections to confirm your official registration. Questions? Email: Aggieconnect@ucdavis.edu
    To be added to the waitlist, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=41624

  • Fantastic Outdoor Adventures & Where to Find Them - FULL
  • Connect with the great outdoors, on campus! Learn more about how outdoor spaces and educational opportunities can benefit you as a student. Connect with other students who share your passion for the outdoors as you start your UC Davis adventure.

    Time and Location: Wednesdays, 2:10-3:00PM; Segundo Service Center Recreation Room
    First Meeting: 09/26

    This Connection is not for credit.
    Registration for this Connection is for a spot on the wait list only. Your position on the wait list is queued based on the date and time you submit your wait list registration. Students will be added from the wait list in this order. If a space becomes available you will be contacted by First-Year Aggie Connections to confirm your official registration. Questions? Email: Aggieconnect@ucdavis.edu
    To be added to the waitlist, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=40357

  • Future Educators: Let’s Start with Tutoring - Open to all new students
  • Are you interested in becoming a future tutor? Do you like helping others learn and become engaged with what they are studying? Then this First-Year Aggie Connection is for you! In this connection, we will be meeting once every other week to talk about what it is like to be a tutor at UC Davis from the hiring and training process through the methods used in our tutoring sessions. If you choose to become a tutor and get hired at UC Davis, adding experience as a UC Davis tutor to your resume will highlight transferrable skills such as problem solving, client/customer service, and time management. Being a tutor is a competitive and high paying job for students on campus, and this connection will help you learn more about the field of tutoring as well as the resources available to you to help you be successful as an Aggie.

    Time and Location: Every other Friday, 10:00-11:00AM; Writing Studio (University House Annex)
    First Meeting: 09/28

    This Connection is not for credit. To register, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=41229

  • Get Psyched about Careers in Psychology & Cognitive Science – open to transfer students only
  • Explore possible career outcomes in the fields of Psychology and Cognitive Science. Go beyond therapy and consider what else is out there for you! Through actively participating in this connection, you will have the tools to prepare for your next steps toward careers and grad school.

    Time & Location: Mondays, 10-10:50am; Young 166
    First Meeting: 10/01
    This Connection is for credit. To join, add this course in ScheduleBuilder during your registration time using CRN: 38722.

  • Get Your Board Game On! - FULL
  • Ready for this new step in the Game of Life? This connection is for anyone who has a love for table top games (card games, board games, and more!) Along with playing some favorite and classic games, we also will have group discussions about important topics to get you settled at Davis. Worried life might become a teetering Jenga tower? We’ll discuss wellness and academic success skills. Don’t want to “Draw 2” more years in college? We’ll cover academic advising resources too. We want to help you navigate the Chutes and Ladders of UC Davis, so join this connection and get your game on!

    Time and Location: Wednesdays, 4:10-5:00PM; Olive Main
    First Meeting: 09/27

    This Connection is not for credit.
    Registration for this Connection is for a spot on the wait list only. Your position on the wait list is queued based on the date and time you submit your wait list registration. Students will be added from the wait list in this order. If a space becomes available you will be contacted by First-Year Aggie Connections to confirm your official registration. Questions? Email: Aggieconnect@ucdavis.edu
    To be added to the waitlist, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=40359

  • Mind On My Money - FULL
  • If you have heard the cliché, “People don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan” but have no idea where to start thinking about and working on your financial future, this is the Aggie Connection for you. Find out about creating a budget, setting priorities, dealing with credit, planning for retirement, managing college debt and more.

    Time and Location: Wednesdays, 11:00-11:50AM; Segundo Service Center Recreation Room
    First Meeting: 09/26

    This Connection is not for credit.
    Registration for this Connection is for a spot on the wait list only. Your position on the wait list is queued based on the date and time you submit your wait list registration. Students will be added from the wait list in this order. If a space becomes available you will be contacted by First-Year Aggie Connections to confirm your official registration. Questions? Email: Aggieconnect@ucdavis.edu
    To be added to the waitlist, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=40358

  • Pre-Health Transfer Pathway: Creating Your Story at UCD - Open to transfer students only
  • There are many opportunities available at UC Davis, but how will you use these to tell your story? During this series, we'll talk about creating application timelines, test preparation, finding experiences, and how to thrive at UC Davis as a transfer student. This will be a safe place to bring all of your questions.
    Time and Location: Thursdays, 11:00AM-12:00PM, 119 Orchard House (1090 Orchard  Road)
    First Meeting: 10/04

    This Connection is not for credit. To register, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=41584

  • Preparing for a Career in Nursing – Open to all new students
  • Want to be a nurse? Not sure how to get there? Join a group of pre-nursing students to better understand how to navigate the path to nursing school as a UCD student. Hear from nurses, talk to nursing schools and learn from upper classmen what it takes to be successful while making new friends!

    Time and Location: Mondays, 4:10-5:00 pm (119 Orchard House, 1090 Orchard Rd.)
    First Meeting: 10/01

    This Connection is not for credit. To register, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=41305

  • Rise and Shine in the Arboretum - FULL
  • Grab a warm mug of coffee or tea and meet us for a walk in the Arboretum! Come get your blood flowing in the morning as we kick start the day and explore one of the best places on campus. Rain or shine!

    Time and Location: Wednesdays, 10:00-10:50AM; Arboretum (various locations)
    First Meeting: 09/26; First Meeting Location: King Hall Coffee Cart

    This Connection is not for credit.
    Registration for this Connection is for a spot on the wait list only. Your position on the wait list is queued based on the date and time you submit your wait list registration. Students will be added from the wait list in this order. If a space becomes available you will be contacted by First-Year Aggie Connections to confirm your official registration. Questions? Email: Aggieconnect@ucdavis.edu
    To be added to the waitlist, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=40360

  • You 'n Research - Open to all new students
  • 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.

    Time and Location: Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00PM; Hutchinson Hall
    First Meeting: 09/26

 

#squad: On-Campus Programs

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Find your squad through one of these Connections.
  • Aggie Explorers - Multiple sections – Open to freshmen students only
  • This 1-unit seminar provides an introduction to the wide variety of majors offered in the College of Letters & Science. The class is specially designed for students who have not yet declared a major and those who would like to explore their options. Students will use self-assessments and learn about other tools to explore majors that are a good fit. Representatives from the three divisions of the College of Letters & Science (Humanities, Arts & Cultural Studies; Social Sciences; and Math & Physical Sciences) will share their insights with students in this seminar. Students will have the opportunity to get to know other first-year students and connect with academic advisors and faculty members from across campus. Participants will receive personalized academic planning based on their interests to help guide their undergraduate path at UC Davis.

    This Connection is hosted in conjunction with Student Housing and Dining Services’ and Aggie Explorers Living-Learning Community. Want to participate in the Connection but are not associated with the Living-Learning Community? No problem! These Connections are open to all residents (students living on campus through Student Housing) regardless of which residence hall they are placed in. Email: Ermross@ucdavis.edu for registration information.

    What are LLCs? Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) are special interest communities in the residence halls that are affiliated with a variety of identity, academic, career, and subject matter based themes. Students participating in a living-learning community often find their transition to the university to be more fulfilling, supportive and successful both academically and socially, which can lead to retention and increased persistence to graduation.

    How do I join an LLC? Students interested in choosing a living-learning community should indicate their preference when filling out the online housing application and can make edits to their preference for a living-learning community until August 5th. Students are not guaranteed housing in a living-learning community, and are given consideration based upon the priority they assign to the community in their application relative to other living preferences (gender and occupancy) as well as random lottery number. If you are requesting a roommate, make sure you both/all preference the living-learning community in your application. You can find the full list of current communities at: housing.ucdavis.edu/education/communities.

  • Asian American Connections - Resources for Students – Open to freshmen students only
  • This Connection is hosted in conjunction with Student Housing and Dining Services’ Asian American Living-Learning Community. Want to participate in the Connection but are not associated with the Living-Learning Community? No problem! These Connections are open to all residents (students living on campus through Student Housing) regardless of which residence hall they are placed in. Email: Ermross@ucdavis.edu for registration information.

    What are LLCs? Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) are special interest communities in the residence halls that are affiliated with a variety of identity, academic, career, and subject matter based themes. Students participating in a living-learning community often find their transition to the university to be more fulfilling, supportive and successful both academically and socially, which can lead to retention and increased persistence to graduation.

    How do I join an LLC? Students interested in choosing a living-learning community should indicate their preference when filling out the online housing application and can make edits to their preference for a living-learning community until August 5th. Students are not guaranteed housing in a living-learning community, and are given consideration based upon the priority they assign to the community in their application relative to other living preferences (gender and occupancy) as well as random lottery number. If you are requesting a roommate, make sure you both/all preference the living-learning community in your application. You can find the full list of current communities at: housing.ucdavis.edu/education/communities.

  • Casa Cuauhtemoc Academic Theme Program Seminar- Open to CASA Residents Only
  • Course Objectives:
    →To develop a greater understanding of self-identity and a sense of empowerment when addressing questions of health and wellness, community membership and social responsibility.
    →To develop a greater comfort and security with faculty, staff and/or mentors by introducing them in an intimate space so that they are more approachable
    →To assist students in exploring areas of transformations as they relate to the Chican(x) and Latin(x) populations


    This Connection is hosted in conjunction with Student Housing and Dining Services’ CASA Living-Learning Community. Want to participate in the Connection but are not associated with the Living-Learning Community? No problem! These Connections are open to all residents (students living on campus through Student Housing) regardless of which residence hall they are placed in. Email: Ermross@ucdavis.edu for registration information.

    What are LLCs? Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) are special interest communities in the residence halls that are affiliated with a variety of identity, academic, career, and subject matter based themes. Students participating in a living-learning community often find their transition to the university to be more fulfilling, supportive and successful both academically and socially, which can lead to retention and increased persistence to graduation.

    How do I join an LLC? Students interested in choosing a living-learning community should indicate their preference when filling out the online housing application and can make edits to their preference for a living-learning community until August 5th. Students are not guaranteed housing in a living-learning community, and are given consideration based upon the priority they assign to the community in their application relative to other living preferences (gender and occupancy) as well as random lottery number. If you are requesting a roommate, make sure you both/all preference the living-learning community in your application. You can find the full list of current communities at: housing.ucdavis.edu/education/communities.

  • College of Biological Sciences COHORT Program
  • The College of Biological Science's Cohort Program is an opportunity for first-year students to develop community and orient themselves within the College of Biological Sciences as soon as they arrive at UC Davis. The program aims to allow students the opportunity to engage more closely with faculty; to introduce the students to the full range of research and majors in CBS; to create a greater sense of community and place for students within the college; to encourage students to use the advising resources within and outside the college.

    This Connection is for Cohort Program students only. To learn about the program, please visit: http://basc.ucdavis.edu/students/incoming-freshmen/freshman-cohort.html
  • Environmental & Agricultural Sustainability Education (EASE) – Open to freshmen students only
  • UC Davis and the surrounding community are known as innovators in promoting positive social change through agriculture and food. Whether you’re passionate about social justice, sustainability, agriculture, food, the environment, or simply giving back, this community will connect you with ways to get involved in groups who are ‘growing good’ on campus. Come prepared to think critically as we explore guerrilla gardens, edible landscapes, and farms. Learn how faculty or researchers, students and community members are tackling a broad range of injustices – from homelessness, to food insecurity, and climate change – right here in the backyard of “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital.” As a group, we’ll analyze local, regional, and global issues related to agriculture and the environment while getting our hands dirty uprooting injustice (and weeds!). You’ll even learn where you can forage for food right here on campus: make a fresh salad straight from the ground on your way to meet with faculty or an academic advisor, or grab some fruit on your way to class!

    This Connection is hosted in conjunction with Student Housing and Dining Services’ EASE Living-Learning Community. Want to participate in the Connection but are not associated with the Living-Learning Community? No problem! These Connections are open to all residents (students living on campus through Student Housing) regardless of which residence hall they are placed in. Email: Ermross@ucdavis.edu for registration information.

    What are LLCs? Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) are special interest communities in the residence halls that are affiliated with a variety of identity, academic, career, and subject matter based themes. Students participating in a living-learning community often find their transition to the university to be more fulfilling, supportive and successful both academically and socially, which can lead to retention and increased persistence to graduation.

    How do I join an LLC? Students interested in choosing a living-learning community should indicate their preference when filling out the online housing application and can make edits to their preference for a living-learning community until August 5th. Students are not guaranteed housing in a living-learning community, and are given consideration based upon the priority they assign to the community in their application relative to other living preferences (gender and occupancy) as well as random lottery number. If you are requesting a roommate, make sure you both/all preference the living-learning community in your application. You can find the full list of current communities at: housing.ucdavis.edu/education/communities.
    Time: Fridays, 9:00-10:50AM
    First Meeting: 09/28

  • Find Your Brand: I am (_______) – FULL
  • The “Find Your Brand: I am (______)” connection will assist first-generation college students in exploring their brand through meaningful discussions, reflection activities, utilizing campus resources, and network with first-generation faculty and staff. The goal is for EOP students to craft their brand and see themselves through a strength-based lens.

    Time and Location: Wednesdays 2:10-3:00 PM; 121 Olson Hall
    First Meeting: 09/26

    This connection is not for credit and open to EOP students only. If you are not sure of your EOP status please contact Valeri Garcia (vqgarcia@ucdavis.edu).
    Registration for this Connection is for a spot on the wait list only. Your position on the wait list is queued based on the date and time you submit your wait list registration. Students will be added from the wait list in this order. If a space becomes available you will be contacted by First-Year Aggie Connections to confirm your official registration. Questions? Email: Aggieconnect@ucdavis.edu
    To be added to the waitlist, follow the link below: https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=41762 

  • Guardian Scholars Program: Becoming the 3% - Open to GSP students only
  • Approximately 3% of foster youth obtain a four-year degree. The Guardian Scholars Program (GSP) is committed to improving educational outcomes by providing comprehensive support for UC Davis students that have experienced foster care in order to help them achieve their academic and personal goals. In this connection, new GSP students will continue receiving transition support and engage in social, academic, and personal activities with current GSP students and led by a FYAC Peer Mentor.

    Time and Location: Fridays, 3:10-4:00PM; 127 South Hall
    First Meeting: 09/26

    This Connection is not for credit. To register, follow the link below:
    https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=39228

  • Music Arts and Performance – Open to freshmen students only
  • Get ready for the red carpet this fall during the Music, Arts, & Performance First-Year Aggie Connection. As part of your association with the Music, Arts, and Performance Living Learning Community, will be able to RSVP for special events hosted by the Mondavi Center, the world-renowned performing arts venue at UC Davis. Attend free shows, go backstage during an exclusive tour, and best of all, connect with your fellow art-loving, theatrical, musical aggies.

    This Connection is hosted in conjunction with Student Housing and Dining Services’ Music Arts and Performance Living-Learning Community. Want to participate in the Connection but are not associated with the Living-Learning Community? No problem! These Connections are open to all residents (students living on campus through Student Housing) regardless of which residence hall they are placed in. Email: Ermross@ucdavis.edu for registration information.

    What are LLCs? Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) are special interest communities in the residence halls that are affiliated with a variety of identity, academic, career, and subject matter based themes. Students participating in a living-learning community often find their transition to the university to be more fulfilling, supportive and successful both academically and socially, which can lead to retention and increased persistence to graduation.

    How do I join an LLC? Students interested in choosing a living-learning community should indicate their preference when filling out the online housing application and can make edits to their preference for a living-learning community until August 5th. Students are not guaranteed housing in a living-learning community, and are given consideration based upon the priority they assign to the community in their application relative to other living preferences (gender and occupancy) as well as random lottery number. If you are requesting a roommate, make sure you both/all preference the living-learning community in your application. You can find the full list of current communities at: housing.ucdavis.edu/education/communities.
  • Once EAOP, Always EAOP – Open to EAOP Alum (first-year and transfer)
  • This connection is for all students who were enrolled in a UC campus EAOP program.

    Time & Location: Tuesdays, 10:00-11:50am; 114 South Hall
    First Meeting: 10/02
    This Connection is for credit. To join, add this course in ScheduleBuilder during your registration time using CRN: 161518.

  • Rainbow House QT Quonnection! – Open to freshmen students only
  • Join this Connection to bond with LGBTQIA community, explore your intersecting identities, and connect with affirming resources and supports for your time at UC Davis! This Connection is formed on the basis of a co-curricular theme of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, and Two Spirit communities and a common interest in creating an affirming space for historically marginalized communities. We will explore weekly topics from a lens that acknowledges how our multiple identities impact our experiences in the world.
     

    This Connection is hosted in conjunction with Student Housing and Dining Services’ Rainbow House Living-Learning Community. Want to participate in the Connection but are not associated with the Living-Learning Community? No problem! These Connections are open to all residents (students living on campus through Student Housing) regardless of which residence hall they are placed in. Email: Ermross@ucdavis.edu for registration information.

    What are LLCs? Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) are special interest communities in the residence halls that are affiliated with a variety of identity, academic, career, and subject matter based themes. Students participating in a living-learning community often find their transition to the university to be more fulfilling, supportive and successful both academically and socially, which can lead to retention and increased persistence to graduation.

    How do I join an LLC? Students interested in choosing a living-learning community should indicate their preference when filling out the online housing application and can make edits to their preference for a living-learning community until August 5th. Students are not guaranteed housing in a living-learning community, and are given consideration based upon the priority they assign to the community in their application relative to other living preferences (gender and occupancy) as well as random lottery number. If you are requesting a roommate, make sure you both/all preference the living-learning community in your application. You can find the full list of current communities at: housing.ucdavis.edu/education/communities.

  • TRiO: Navigating the University – Open to TRiO students only
  • This course studies the academic, social/cultural, personal and career challenges and resources associated with college going. This Connection is for TRiO scholars only.

    This connection is by invitation only. For more information contact The TRIO Scholars Program at (trioscholarsprogram@ucdavis.edu).
  • We Write Wednesdays – Open to EOP students only
  • We Write Wednesday (WWW) is a social justice focused creative writing connection designed to encourage EOP students to write spoken poetry, prose and short stories to bring awareness to social issues on campus and in our community. WWW meets the first 6 Wednesdays of the fall quarter. The last connection we will host an Open Mic to showcase our work.

    Time and Location: Wednesdays, 11:00AM-12:00PM; 114 South Hall
    First Meeting: 09/26

    This connection is not for credit and open to EOP students only. If you are not sure of your EOP status please contact Christina Jackson (cljackson@ucdavis.edu). To register, follow the link below: https://myrecreation.ucdavis.edu/index.aspx?view=item&item=40356