For the full UC Davis story, see About UC Davis.
Visiting the Campus
UC Davis Welcome Center; 530-752-8111
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (PT) | Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (PT) | Closed Sundays except for Apr 1-Apr 30.
Campus tours. Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. & 1 p.m. (PT) | Saturdays 11:00 a.m. & Sundays April 1-Apr 30 11:00 a.m. (PT). Register at http://visit.ucdavis.edu or 530-752-8111.
The University of California, Davis is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
UC Davis is also accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, American Bar Association, American Chemical Society, American Dietetic Association, American Psychological Association, American Society of Crime Lab Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB); American Society of Landscape Architects, Association of American Law Schools, Association of American Medical Colleges, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Computer Science Accreditation Commission, Council on Education and Public Health, the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL), and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.
UC Davis Principles of Community
The University of California, Davis, is first and foremost an institution of learning and teaching, committed to serving the needs of society. Our campus community reflects and is a part of a society comprising all races, creeds, and social circumstances. The successful conduct of the University's affairs requires that every member of the University community acknowledge and practice the following basic principles:
We affirm the dignity inherent in all of us, and we strive to maintain a climate of justice marked by respect for each other. We acknowledge that our society carries within it historical and deep-rooted misunderstandings and biases, and therefore we will endeavor to foster mutual understanding among the many parts of our whole.
We affirm the right of freedom of expression within our community and also affirm our commitment to the highest standards of civility and decency towards all. We recognize the right of every individual to think and speak as dictated by personal belief, to express any idea, and to disagree with or counter another's point of view, limited only by University regulations governing time, place, and manner. We promote open expression of our individuality and our diversity within the bounds of courtesy, sensitivity, and respect.
We confront and reject all manifestations of discrimination, including those based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, status within or outside the University, or any of the other differences among people which have been excuses for misunderstanding, dissension, or hatred. We recognize and cherish the richness contributed to our lives by our diversity. We take pride in our various achievements, and we celebrate our differences.
We recognize that each of us has an obligation to the community of which we have chosen to be a part. We will strive to build a true community of spirit and purpose based on mutual respect and caring.
The "Principles of Community" were prepared and adopted after extensive discussion within the campus community about the need for a statement that reflects UC Davis' commitment to a learning environment characterized by diversity, understanding and the acceptance of all people. This statement of common principles was published on April 20, 1990, carrying the endorsement of Chancellor Theodore L. Hullar and the leadership of the Davis Division of the Academic Senate, the Academic Staff Organization, the UCD Staff Assembly, the UCDMC Staff Assembly, the Associated Students of UC Davis (ASUCD), and the Graduate Student Association.
Educational Objectives for Students
The Educational Objectives for Students were adopted by the Academic Senate in April 2002. They articulate our aspirations for student learning; help to establish campus priorities and guide decision making related to student development; and guide academic programs in the review of how their classes and course requirements interact with the goals to demonstrate educational effectiveness.
Develop effective communication skills:
- Written, oral, interpersonal, group
Develop higher cognitive skills:
- Critical thinking, creativity, analytical ability
Cultivate the virtues:
- Ethics, responsibility, honor, tolerance, respect for others, empathy
Develop focus and depth in one or more disciplines.
Develop leadership skills:
- Ability to stimulate and direct collaborative learning and collaborative action
Develop a global perspective:
- Broad intellectual and cultural experience through active engagement, an understanding of the interactions among the individual, society, and the natural world
Prepare for lifelong learning:
- Independent thinking and learning, learning to find information, asking the right questions
Mission Statement | Philosophy of Purpose
UC Davis is dedicated to academic excellence and serving the public good. As a major research institution, UC Davis takes a holistic approach in addressing the most critical issues faced by the region, state and the world. The university embraces the principles of diversity, inclusion and equity to sustain a culture of mutual respect.
Colleges & Schools
- Graduate Study
- Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
- Graduate School of Management
- School of Education
- School of Law
- School of Medicine
- School of Veterinary Medicine
University Library; 530-752-8792
Information & Educational Technology; 530-754-HELP (4357)
UC Davis Arboretum & Public Garden; 530-752-4880
Research Programs & Resources
Organized Research Units
Additional Research Centers & Resources
Health Sciences Research Laboratory—Animal Surgery; 530-752-7756
Mann Laboratory; 530-754-8313
Administrative Officers of UC Davis
- Cal Aggie Alumni Association
- Financial Aid
- Intercollegiate Athletics
- Internal Audit Services
- Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
- News & Media Relation
- Enterprise Student Applications
- Student Health & Wellness Center
- Student Housing
- World Food Center