Welcome to UC Davis

From the Chancellor

I’m delighted that you’ve chosen to be part of our thriving UC Davis community. All of us — faculty, staff and alumni — are committed to helping you achieve academic success and make the most of your college experience.

You have an incredible opportunity to learn from some of the best and brightest professors and students from around the globe and earn a degree that commands respect in graduate schools and the workplace worldwide.

My hope is that your own world opens up like never before.

You are surrounded by go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who all want to make the world a better place. Our research and innovations help feed a growing population, sustain our resources and advance health worldwide. Our alumni have provided leadership in government, the arts, technology, business, education and much more.

You are building on our legacy. The personal touch, social engagement and passion for learning you bring to UC Davis elevates the university as a whole.

I wish you much success in your studies and the best of times in your college life.

Gary S. May, Chancellor