UC Davis

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, Apr 1-30 11:00 a.m. (PT). Register at or 530-752-8111.


The University of California, Davis is accredited by WASC Senior College & University Commission (WSCUC).

UC Davis is also accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering & 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 & 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 UC Davis 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

College of:


Academic Resources

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

Air Quality Research Center (AQRC)

Bodega Marine Laboratory & Reserve

California National Primate Research Center

Center for Health & the Environment

Crocker Nuclear Laboratory

Institute for Data Analysis & Visualization

Institute of Governmental Affairs

Institute of Transportation Studies

John Muir Institute of the Environment

Nanomaterials in the Environment, Agriculture & Technology (NEAT)

Program in International & Community Nutrition

Additional Research Centers & Resources

Adult Fitness Program

Advanced Highway Maintenance & Construction Technology (AHMCT) Research Center

Advanced Materials Characterization & Testing Laboratory (AMCaT)

Advanced Transportation Infrastructure Research Center Facility (ATIRC)

Agricultural Sustainability Institute

California Agricultural Experiment Station

Center for Advanced Laboratory Fusion Science & Engineering (CALFUSE)

Center for Biophotonics (C4B)

Center for Child & Family Studies

Center for Geotechnical Modeling

Center for Information Technology in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)

Center for Mind & Brain

Center for Molecular Genomic Imaging (CMGI)

Center for Nano & Micromanufacturing

Center for Neuroscience

Center for Population Biology

Center for Science & Innovation Studies

Coastal & Marine Sciences Institute

Computer Security Laboratory

Genome Center

Health Sciences Research Laboratory—Animal Surgery; 530-752-7756

Human Performance Laboratory

Humanities Institute

Mann Laboratory; 530-754-8313

Natural Reserve System

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility

Social Science Data Service

Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways (STEPS)

Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC)

UC Agricultural Issues Center

UC Davis Center for Plant Diversity

UC Davis Energy Institute

UC Davis J. Amorocho Hydraulics Laboratory (JAHL)

UC Pavement Research Center

X-Ray Crystallographic Laboratory

Administrative Officers of UC Davis


Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor

Vice Chancellors

Vice Provosts

Associate/Assistant Vice Chancellors

Chief Campus Counsel

Chief Executive Officer—Medical Center


University Librarian



Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, College of

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Biological Sciences, College of

Education, School of

Engineering, College of

Graduate Studies

Letters & Science, College of

Management, Graduate School of

Medical Center, School of Medicine

Medicine, School of

Nursing, Betty Irene Moore School of

Veterinary Medicine, School of

UC Davis Extension

Governance of the University of California

Board of Regents | Administrative Officers