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:

Student Disability Center

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.

Office of Educational Opportunity & Enrichment Services (OEOES)

The Office of Educational Opportunity and Enrichment Services (OEOES) is a family of services, programs and centers designed to support student learning, enhance the student experience and foster strong communities where students are empowered to achieve their goals. Transition assistance, support services and co-curricular opportunities are offered to all students along with specialized support geared toward various diverse student communities.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Services

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), 530-752-9366, offers an array of services to help first generation students and students from disadvantaged backgrounds 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).

First-Year Aggie Connections (FYAC)

First-Year Aggie Connections (FYAC) groups first-year students (freshmen and transfers, including international students) into 25-person “Connections” based on a shared purpose, interest, or theme. Connections meet regularly for one academic quarter and are led by staff or faculty facilitators who engage students in discussions surrounding crucial topics related to transitioning to life at UC Davis. The First-Year Aggie Connections program aims to foster opportunities that will empower students as they navigate their first-year at UC Davis.

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 & Science (MURALS)

Mentorships for Undergraduate Research in Agriculture, Letters & 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 & 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 and succeed academically and socially. For complete information, see Special Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP).

Success Coaching & Learning Strategies

Services offered by Success Coaching & Learning Strategies, 530-752-4475, are designed to help undergraduate students become the designer and driver of their academic, personal, and professional success. Through workshops and one-on-one appointments, students learn new strategies, build skills, and reflect on their experiences to develop practical strategies for solving problems and achieving goals.  

Veterans Success Center

The Veterans Success Center provides veterans, service members and dependents a welcoming space, a community network, guidance with educational benefits and engagement opportunities that span the university and the larger Davis community. For complete information, see Veterans Success Center.

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 & Assistance

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

The Office of Student Support & 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.

Nondiscrimination & Sexual Harassment/Sexual Violence Prevention

Nondiscrimination | 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 & Discrimination Assistance & Prevention Program (HDAPP) at 530-747-3864 or hdapp@ucdavis.edu. We also offer an anonymous call-in line at 530-747-3865.

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.

Academic Assistance & Tutoring Centers

Academic Assistance & Tutoring Centers (AATC)

Academic Assistance & Tutoring Centers (AATC), 530-752-2013, exist to help undergraduate students thrive at UC Davis and beyond. We provide an inclusive and interactive environment where students participate in reinforcing and retaining knowledge in multi-disciplinary writing, math and science through co-curricular academic services provided by both professional staff and peer tutors. We strive to support students in developing the academic competence and confidence that will empower them to succeed at UC Davis.  AATC provides academic support to undergraduate students enrolled in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, and Writing Across the Disciplines. Our instructional professional staff offer classes, workshops, office hours, individual writing appointments, and a Writing Studio. To support our professional staff and our services, AATC hires 300 undergraduate tutors to provide drop-in tutoring for students enrolled in math and science courses and in writing across the disciplines. For complete information on our academic support services, see https://tutoring.ucdavis.edu/.

Internship & Career Services

Located in South Hall.

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 & 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, as well as the availability of openings. Internship experiences must emphasize learning and be supervised by a professional. Get your approved internship documented on your UC Davis transcript by completing Transcript Notation (TN). Academic credit is awarded for experiences planned and approved in advance by a sponsoring faculty member.

The Internship & Career Center (ICC)

The Internship & 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 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. Each academic year, the ICC hosts four to six large internship and career fairs, fiving UC Davis students and alumni the opportunity to connect with employers.

Masters, Ph.D.s, & Postdoc Services

The Internship & Career Center (ICC), 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  whether it be 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.

Student Employment

Located in South Hall, Student Employment is a resource within the Internship & Career Center (ICC) that connects students to paid opportunities (on and off campus) that help fund their educational expenses, while gaining professional skills and a professional network. With support from the Internship & Career Center, students have easy access to student employment as well as internship and career opportunities.

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 Seminars Program

The UC Davis First-Year Seminars 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 Seminars Program.

CalTeach/Mathematics & Science Teaching Program (MAST)

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

Undergraduate Research Center

The Undergraduate Research Center, 530-752-3390, serves as the campus hub to inspire and facilitate all UC Davis undergraduates to engage in faculty-sponsored research, scholarship, design and creative activities, and also coordinates various awards, programs and funding opportunities. 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, 530-754-5718.

Student Resource & Information Centers

Center for Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE)

The UC Davis Center of Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE) is committed to reducing sexual violence and its impact using a multifaceted approach including primary prevention, education and awareness, trauma-informed survivor services, and advocacy for victim rights at the campus, University of California, and state level. We work to broaden public awareness about the nature of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual harassment, and their impact on people of all identities. We foster a culture intolerant of sexual violence by promoting healthy sexual communication, safe relationships, and respect.

All survivor advocacy and support services are confidential, free, and available to any UC Davis affiliate who has experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, or stalking. For complete information, see Center for Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE), 530-752-3299 (Davis Campus) or 916-734-3799 (Sacramento Campus).

Center for Chicanx/Latinx Academic Student Success (CCLASS)

The Center for Chicanx/Latinx Academic Student Success is dedicated to welcoming, supporting, retaining, and informing students as they navigate the university. It is a space for students to find community and familia on campus. The unit contributes to the university’s commitment to campus diversity and inclusion. At its core, the unit acts as an academic support space for students to thrive as scholars and unique individuals. We are dedicated to retaining, empowering, and graduating Chicanx and Latinx students at UC Davis. By offering and providing authentic and culturally relevant opportunities for academic and personal growth, El Centro seeks to support Chicanx and Latinx students as they navigate the university from first year students to graduating seniors. For complete information, see Center for Chicanx/Latinx Academic Student Success or 530-752-8402.

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 (LGBTQIARC)

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, cissexism/trans oppression/ transmisogyny, heterosexism, monosexism, and allosexism. For complete information, see Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center.

Services for International Students & Scholars (SISS)

Services for International Students & 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 & Scholars.

Women's Resources & Research Center (WRRC)

The Women's Resources & 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 & Research Center.