Parents and Families

Make the Holidays Happier Across Campus

As part of the Aggie family, you have an opportunity during the holidays to make a difference in people’s lives across campus. From helping stock the Student Pantry to donating to a toy drive for young patients at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, we have some gratifying giving suggestions for you.

Keeping in communication with your student: encouraging dialogue around academic support

The New Student Academic Services unit housed within Student Housing and Dining Services is comprised of Orientation and Residential Academics.  Our team is dedicated to supporting your students transition into and through UC Davis.  We know this isn’t only a MONUMENTAL transition for your student but for you too! It can be hard to adjust to this new “normal” as you go through this transition.   

Don't Be Afraid to Change Career Trajectories

Choosing a major can be difficult, but the Internship and Career Center at UC Davis wants to remind students that the process doesn't have to be so intimidating. Take a look at the three steps the ICC recommends for navigating majors and major changes.

New Parent Reception Offers Essential Information

Our New Parent Virtual Reception last month drew nearly 500 participants and featured appearances by Chancellor Gary S. May and leaders from across campus who provided useful information for families. In case you missed it, we provide a recording of the event at the link above—and I’m pleased to offer a recap here.

Parents' guide to Aggie Spirit Week 2022

Aggie Spirit Week is the opportunity for UC Davis to celebrate Homecoming, Parent & Family Weekend, and campus-wide events for Aggies across the globe. There are tons of fun-filled events happening the week of October 10-16, 2022. Our Aggie Parent and Family Council shares some of the events that they are most looking forward to during Aggie Spirit Week. 

You can view and register for the full list of events on our Aggie Spirit Week webpage

3 Steps for Career Fair Success

Internship and Career Fairs are a great way for students of all class levels to explore career options while learning about opportunities and employers they may have not considered.  The Internship and Career Center (ICC) suggests 3 steps students should take to make the most of the upcoming career fair on October 12 between 10am-2pm.

Part-time Work as Career Exploration

The UC Davis Internship and Career Center (ICC) states that part-time jobs are a great way for students to gain work experience to be more competitive in their career and job search. Here are a few reasons on why they say this is the case: Gain and Develop Transferable Skills, Explore Different Working Environments and Industries, and Meet and Network with Professionals