Aggies in the Arboretum

First Year Aggie Connections (FYAC) peer mentors work with a staff/faculty facilitator to mentor a group of around 25 first-year students in a “Connection.”

Each Connection is different—some are associated with for-credit seminars, others are affiliated with on-campus groups and others are based on a common academic or co-curricular interest.

As a peer mentor you:


The Fall 2024 Peer Mentor application is now closed


  • Are each assigned to one Connection (around 25 students) for one academic quarter
  • Provide information, advice, resources, and support to first-year students in your Connection
  • Collaborate with your assigned Connection’s Facilitator to provide support to mentees
  • Facilitate communication and social interaction within your Connection
  • Plan activities to engage students in UC Davis culture
  • Spend around 20 hours per quarter on Connection activities
  • Receive a stipend of up to $320 for the quarter

Peer mentors:

  • Are undergraduate students who have successfully completed their first year at UC Davis
  • Are students that enjoy being in leadership positions and creating community among peers
  • Believe in the Principles of Community and are committed to creating safe, comfortable environments for their Connection
  • Represent all colleges and majors
  • Go through training in order to understand their role in FYAC

Benefits of Peer Mentoring

  • Creating a relationship with a UC Davis staff/faculty member
  • Developing leadership and professional skills
  • Giving back to the UC Davis community by offering your time, knowledge, and advice to new students
  • Expanding campus social network
  • Gaining professional development training
  • Attending fun, free events

How do I apply to be a peer mentor?

  • The Fall 2024 Peer Mentor application is now closed
  • To express interest: email