Academic Advising & Student Services

To help you get the most from your education, UC Davis offers many different types of academic advising. College advisors assist you in meeting degree requirements and taking maximum advantage of available university resources. A conference at least once a quarter with your faculty or staff advisor is especially desirable during your first year and during your final quarters preceding graduation. A meeting with a faculty or staff advisor is required each year for students in the College of:

College of Biological Sciences matriculating students in their first-year at UC Davis are required to meet with a BASC advisor in the Biology Academic Success Center (BASC).

For complete information on academic advising, see the College of:

Academic Advising Services

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), 530-752-9366, offers an array of services to support students both academically and socially. EOP provides a caring and supportive environment for students to meet with peer and staff advisors for help with course selection, registration procedures, campus processes and resources, choosing a major, social challenges and other general advising questions.

Student Disability Center, 530-752-3184, is committed to ensuring equal educational access and opportunities for students with disabilities. An integral part of that commitment is the coordination of specialized academic accommodations and support services. Additionally, the center advises students on their rights and responsibilities, as well as strategies and tools for managing their disabilities. Current and prospective students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to contact the center for information regarding available services, resources, and the accommodation process.

Student Housing

The First-Year Experience Program, 530-752-5566, is one component of the New Student Academic Services unit in Student Housing & Dining Services, which includes the new student Orientation program and the academic year First-Year Experience Peer Advising program. The Residence Hall Advising Team (RHAT) is a collaboration between NSAS, the four colleges and Study Skills Assistance to provide drop-in academic peer advising and tutoring within the residence halls.

New Student Orientation, 530-752-4443, assists new students and their families with the transition to UC Davis. Orientation includes assistance with academic advising, course registration, information for campus resources and social integration.

Student Conduct and Grievances

Office of Student Support and Judicial Affairs, 530-752-1128

The Office of Student Support and Judicial Affairs (OSSJA) upholds campus standards of academic honesty and student conduct by resolving alleged violations of university policies or campus regulations. OSSJA Case Managers serve students in distress by coordinating campus resources for assistance and care. OSSJA also provides conflict resolution services and general problem solving for students.

Code of Academic Conduct

A long tradition at UC Davis, students are expected to uphold high standards of honesty and fairness in their academic work. The Code and additional information may be found at the Office of Student Support & Judicial Affairs.

Student Responsibilities

Students are responsible for complying with the announcements and regulations in this catalog and with all policies, rules and regulations of the university and this campus. Students will not be able to register or receive transcripts of record or diplomas until they have met all university obligations.

Discrimination & Sexual Harassment/Sexual Violence

Discrimination | Sexual Harassment/Sexual Violence

If students believe that they have been subjected to prohibited discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, and/or sexual violence, they may contact the Harassment and Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program (HDAPP) at 530-747-3864. HDAPP also offers an Anonymous Call Line at 530-747-3865. Concerns related to sexual harassment and/or sexual violence can also be filed at http://sexualviolence.ucdavis.edu/report/report-form.cfm. Concerns related to Hate and Bias incidents on campus can be reported at http://reporthateandbias.ucdavis.edu/. For more information about resources available on campus, including confidential resources, for students experiencing prohibited discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, and/or sexual violence, please see https://hdapp.ucdavis.edu/resources/index.html.

Resolving Academic Problems

Grade Changes

Students who believe they received an incorrect grade due to a clerical or procedural error should ask their instructor to file a Request for Grade Change form with the Office of the University Registrar; for complete information, see Grade Changes and the guidelines for the Committee on Grade Changes.

Associated Students, University of California at Davis (ASUCD)

The Associated Students, University of California, Davis (ASUCD), 530-752-1990, is constituted to represent its membership in the University of California and in the greater community and to increase the role and impact of its members on those decisions affecting their lives.

ASUCD is run by a three-branch, federal model government with some city council-style modifications. It consists of an executive branch, a legislative branch, and a judicial branch, as well as administrative support units. ASUCD is one of the largest student employers on campus and offers a variety of services that provide resources for UC Davis students and create a great environment for academics as well as for entertainment.

The Association aims to create and provide services and activities which its membership shall consider important to fulfilling the experience of being a student attending the University of California, Davis.

Student Academic Success Center

The Student Academic Success Center, 530-752-3000, is a large, multi-program Student Affairs department providing essential services, programs, and information for UC Davis students. Programs include: academic support services in math, science, and writing,Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Guardian Scholars Program (GSP), Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project, Reentry and Transfer Student Services, Veterans Success Center, TRiO Scholars Program, MURALS, Study Skills and Success Coaching, and Pre-Professional and Pre-Graduate Advising. For complete information, see Student Academic Success Center.

Academic Assistance and Tutoring (AAT)

Academic Assistance and Tutoring (AAT), 530-752-2013, provides academic support to undergraduate students enrolled in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, and Writing Across the Disciplines. Our instructional professional staff offers classes, workshops, and office hours. To support our professional staff and our services, AAT undergraduate tutors provide drop-in tutoring for students enrolled in math and science courses and in writing across the disciplines. For complete information, Academic Assistance and Tutoring.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Services

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), 530-752-9366, offers an array of services to help students adapt both academically and socially to the University setting and successfully achieve their educational goals. EOP provides a caring and supportive environment for students to meet with peer and staff advisors and network with other students. For complete information, see Educational Opportunity Program (EOP).

Guardian Scholars Program (GSP)

The mission of the Guardian Scholars Program (GSP), 530-752-1211, is to empower foster youth at UC Davis to reach their potential by providing a community network that supports their academic progress and personal growth. For complete information, see Guardian Scholars Program (GSP).

Mentorships for Undergraduate Research in Agriculture, Letters and Science (MURALS)

Mentorships for Undergraduate Research in Agriculture, Letters and Science (MURALS), 530-752-9931, is designed to enrich the research experience of students situationally disadvantaged in their access to graduate school. For complete information, see MURALS.

Transfer and Reentry Center

If you transferred to UC Davis, are a reentry student, the Transfer and Reentry Center, 530-752-2200, is here to serve you. Reentry refers to undergraduate students who are 25 years-old or older, graduate students who are 30 years-old or older, married students or student parents. If you or your parent(s) served in the U.S. military and you are unsure of what benefits you may be eligible for, the Transfer and Reentry Center can help. For complete information, see Transfer and Reentry Center.

Pre-Graduate/Pre-Professional Services

Pre-Professional/Pre-Graduate School Advising, 530-752-4475, offers individualized advice and information to students interested in admission to professional and graduate schools (law, Masters and Ph.D. programs, etc.) including prerequisite course planning, exam preparation, evaluation of competitiveness and assistance with all aspects of the application process such as writing the personal statement, getting good letters of recommendation, selecting schools/programs and strategies for becoming the most competitive applicant possible. In addition, the program offers small group advising and informative workshops, and hosts visits from admissions officers from various professional schools. For complete information, see Pre-Professional/Pre-Graduate School Advising.

Special Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP)

Freshman EOP students are invited to participate in the Special Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP), 530-752-2013. The program begins in summer and continues through the first two academic years. STEP offers preparatory course work, academic assistance and advising to help students adjust academically and socially to the campus by strengthening their learning skills and study habits, and by providing an extensive orientation to campus life. For complete information, see Special Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP).

Study Skills Assistance

Advising and workshops are offered to help students strengthen skills that have significant impact on college achievement and academic success. Students may attend a scheduled workshop or meet with an advisor to get help with time management, test preparation, success strategies, note taking and other study skills. For complete information, see Study Skills Assistance, 530-752-4475.

Success Coaching

The Success Coaching Program is designed to help undergraduate students at UC Davis take control of their academic, personal, and professional success. Coaches use a strengths-based approach to support the student's exploration of the habits, priorities, values, and challenges that may be imp acting their college experience. Coaching incorporates elements of self-assessment, reflection, skill-building, goal-setting, and accountability. Through one-on-one meetings with a coach, students will gain an increased sense of self-awareness in order to develop practical strategies for solving problems and eliminating barriers to maximum performance. For complete information, see Success Coaching Program.

Veterans Success Center

The Veterans Success Center provides students a welcoming space, professional and peer advising, guidance with educational benefits and engagement opportunities that span the university and the larger Davis community. For complete information, see Veterans Success Center.

Internship and Career Services

Internship Programs

Gain practical skills that will transfer to the workplace. Apply your coursework. Launch your career. Take advantage of hundreds of internships organized through the Internship and Career Center (ICC) or initiate your own. There is literally something for everyone. An internship may be full time or part time, credit or non-credit, voluntary or paid, depending on your skills, needs and interests and the availability of openings. Internship experiences must emphasize learning and be supervised by a professional. Academic credit is awarded for experiences planned and approved in advance by a sponsoring faculty member.

The Internship and Career Center (ICC)

The Internship and Career Center (ICC) works with undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D students, postdoctoral scholars and recent alumni. The ICC can help you identify your abilities and interests and relate them to career options; gain access to practical experience to increase your competitiveness in the job market; and find out how and where to look for employment. Attend ICC workshops on finding an internship or part time job, beginning a job search, developing a resume, networking and preparing for an interview.

Masters, Ph.D.s, and Postdoc Services

The Internship and Career Center, located in South Hall, provides comprehensive career services for UC Davis Master's and Ph.D. students, and Postdoctoral scholars (MPP). Career advisors can assist you with all aspects of your career search either within or beyond academia, or both. Our career services include confidential one-to-one advising with individualized review of curriculum vitae (CV), resumes, and cover letters; workshops and panel discussions; recruiting and networking events; and employer information sessions, all specifically designed for advanced degree holders.

Community Service Resource Center

If you are interested in providing community service, visit the Community Service Resource Center (CSRC) coordinated through the ICC. Volunteering can be a rewarding and satisfying experience that may also improve your qualifications for the job market. The CSRC has a database with information about non-profit agencies and volunteer opportunities locally, nationally and world-wide.

Academic Resources

UC Davis Study Abroad

UC Davis Study Abroad, 530-752-5763, is one of the richest educational experiences a student can have. When students return from study abroad in places like Italy or Hong Kong, they describe their time abroad as an experience that changed their lives and prepared them to learn, work, and engage in a globally interconnected world. UC Davis Study Abroad is home to UC Davis Quarter Abroad, UC Davis Summer Abroad, UC Davis Internships Abroad, UC Davis Seminars Abroad, UC Davis Exchanges, and the University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP). For complete information, see UC Davis Study Abroad.

First-Year Seminar Program

The UC Davis First-Year Seminar Program gives first-year students the opportunity to study with faculty members in small groups, meeting in settings more informal than the ordinary classroom. For complete information, see UC Davis First-Year Seminar Program.

CalTeach/Mathematics and Science Teaching Program (MAST)

The UC Davis CalTeach/Mathematics and Science Teaching Program (MAST), 530-754-1056, provides students with opportunities to explore careers in mathematics and science education. For complete information, see Mathematics and Science Teaching Program (CalTeach/MAST).

Undergraduate Research Center

The Undergraduate Research Center, 530-752-3390, serves as central hub to inspire and facilitate UC Davis undergraduates to engage in faculty-sponsored undergraduate research, scholarship, design and creative activities. For complete information, see Undergraduate Research Center.

UC Washington Program

The University of California hosts a system-wide academic internship and residential program for undergraduate students attending from each of the UC campuses. The programs provide undergraduates an opportunity to enrich their education while in residence for one quarter in the nation's capital. Students also have unparalleled access to a wide range of internship opportunities. For complete information, see UC Washington Program, 530-752-6652.

Student Resource and Information Centers

Center for Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE)

The UC Davis Center of Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE) is committed to reducing the incidence and the impact of sexual harassment and all forms of sexual violence, including sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking, within the UC Davis and UC Davis Health communities. CARE staff work to broaden public awareness about the nature of sexual violence and its impact on people of all genders, to reinforce the necessity of healthy communication, including healthy sexual communication and consent, and to mitigate the trauma of the survivor. For complete information, see Center for Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE), 530-752-3299 or 916-734-3799.

Center for Leadership Learning

The Center for Leadership Learning (CLL), 530-752-6908, offers a unique space for undergraduates to engage in the study of leadership through a variety of interactive, experiential learning environments, including quarterly workshops, certificate programs, a speaker series, and annual conference. CLL programs are open to the undergraduate community and welcome students from all majors, class levels, and degrees of leadership experience. For complete information, see Center for Leadership Learning.

Cross-Cultural Center

Born out of student activism and political struggle, the Cross Cultural Center (CCC) provides a culturally relevant community space where student voices can be expressed and respected. The CCC cultivates critical consciousness and cultural competency by providing learning opportunities at the crossroads of the many aspects of our identities and experiences. By embracing our cultural and intellectual heritage, the CCC supports student leadership in advancing our collective vision for community empowerment and social justice. For complete information, see Cross Cultural Center or call 530-752-4287.

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Intersex Asexual Resource Center

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center (LGBTQIARC), 530-752-2452, provides an open and inclusive space and community that is committed to challenging sexism, cis-sexism, genderism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and heterosexism. For complete information, see Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center.

Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS)

Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS), 530-752-0864, assists international students, faculty and researchers in gaining and maintaining an appropriate immigration status while at UC Davis. SISS provides orientation and other information and assistance as part of its mission to build a campus community that is fully inclusive of international students and scholars. For complete information, see Services for International Students and Scholars.

Women's Resources and Research Center (WRRC)

The Women's Resources and Research Center (WRRC), 530-752-3372, promotes gender equity and aspires for a campus where students, faculty, and staff of all genders can thrive. All are welcome to visit the WRRC and learn about gender equity, connect with community, and find resources and support. For complete information, see Women's Resources and Research Center.